Once again the Control Freaks have been working hard to bring you wonderfully creative projects. This time they are focusing around Valentines Day! The Blog Tour officially begins tomorrow, January 20th. In the meantime there may be a glitch or two so be sure to check back again tomorrow for the complete run through.
If you arrived from the incredibly talented Wendy Weixler's blog, Wickedly Wonderful Creations, then you are in the right place. If you just hopped on, and I am your first stop, that's ok too. The Blog Tour always makes a complete circle so just follow the links. Enjoy!
Anyone like soup? How about some Love Soup?! Ok it's not real soup, it's really a yummy combination of Hot Cocoa mix, milk chocolate morsels, mini marshmallows, a stirring stick, and Love Poem, all packaged together for a special chocolaty gift.
The container is wrapped with a band of Play Date designer paper and Chocolate Chip cardstock that I punched with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch. For the label I used a variety of things: The new Red Glimmer Paper, a scallop circle stamped with the Valentine definition from the Valentine Defined stamp set, and a Basic Rhinestone for starters.
I just had to give you a close up of the Owl stirring stick! Mr Owl is attached to the stick, front and back with Sticky Strip, but not before I punched a hole in the stick with my Crop-a-dile and threaded some Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.
TIP: His eyes are Basic Rhinestones colored with a black Sharpie marker! Versatility baby!
I found this Love Soup poem on the internet but if you need help reading the poem, email me and I will send you a copy in larger print!
Stamps: Valentine Defined (Occasions Mini), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White, Peach Parfait cardstock, Play Date dsp, Red Glimmer Paper (Occasions Mini)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories: Owl Punch, Big Shot, 3" and 3 1/2" circle dies, Basic Rhinestones, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Small Heart and Full Heart Punches, Oval Punches, Large Scallop circle punch, Word Window Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Various SU Ribbon and Trim, Crop-a-dile ; Paint Can and Jumbo Craft Stick, Black Sharpie are non SU
My card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" which is a good size for the sweet, little stamp set, Blowing Kisses. I wanted to give it a soft look so I used markers and a blender pen to give it some subtle color.
Stamps: Blowing Kisses
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Watercolor paper
Ink: Black Stazon, SU markers
Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press tief, Blender Pen, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Vintage Flower Adornment (Occasions Mini), Pretty in Pink Striped Ribbon, dimensionals
And now here is one for the kiddos. When my girls were little we made Valentines similar to this one so I thought it would be fun to stamp an updated version. The original idea, if you are interested, can be found in one of Stampin' Up!'s, now retired Portfolio books.
Tips: I tucked under one end of the candy by using a mini glue dot. The candy is stuck to the cardstock and the Red Glimmer Paper is stuck to the candy with Sticky Strip.
Stamps: I (heart) Hearts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Play Date dsp, Early Espresso, Real Red, Whisper White cardstock, Red Glimmer Paper (Occasions Mini)
Ink: Real Red, Early Espresso marker
Accessories: Red Glimmer Brad, Modern Label Punch, Small Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dot
Don't to forget to follow the links to continue the tour! Super creative, Connie Babbert of Inkspired Treasures is next. Either click on her name, or on the icon below. Thanks for touring with us!
I hope you can stop back for a visit some time!