Friday, July 19, 2019

Control Freaks Blog Tour: Simple to Stepped Up with Sailing Home

Whether you are coming from the creative and talented Melissa Stout's or just joining us -- welcome to the July 2019 Control Freaks Blog Tour! I am super excited about our theme this month! It's Simple to Stepped Up! We are highlighting simple projects for any stamper and then showing how to step it up with additional stamping supplies. So whether you are a brand new stamper, a casual stamper with a small collection, or an avid crafter like me who has it all -- we've got you covered!

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home: Simple to Stepped Up ~ July 2019 Control Freaks Blog Tour ~ 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com

I am featuring the Come Sail Away Suite with three different cards. The first one is very, very simple. Stamps, ink, and paper! I love the Notecards & Envelopes for quick and easy cards like this one.
Stampin' Up! Sailing Home: Simple to Stepped Up ~ July 2019 Control Freaks Blog Tour ~ 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com

Using the same ink and stamps, I added some of the coordinating Come Sail Away Designer Paper, a punch, and some twine. This is still a pretty clean and simple card, but includes easy layering.
Stampin' Up! Sailing Home: Simple to Stepped Up ~ July 2019 Control Freaks Blog Tour ~ 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com

You could use a pair of scissors or the Triple Banner Punch to cut the banner tip in this 2" tag, but I love this tip that my friend Monica showed me. You can use the #145567 Tailored Tag Punch to punch a banner tip -- or a pointed tip -- in addition to punching a fun tag shape. This versatile punch is a must-have!
Stampin' Up! Tailored Tag Punch Tips ~ www.juliedavison.com

For my last "stepped up" card, I added the Smooth Sailing dies to cut out the stamped image and add embellishment. I also used one of the Sail Away trinkets, tied with a piece of twine.
Stampin' Up! Sailing Home: Simple to Stepped Up ~ July 2019 Control Freaks Blog Tour ~ 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com


Which of these three cards is YOUR style? Leave me a comment and let me know and then keep hopping along our blog tour! Your next stop is my talented friend Cindy Elam! Check out what she has created for you!

https://www.heartsdelightcards.com/2019/07/controlfreaksjuly2019.html

Stampin' Up! Shopping List: Sailing Home Stamp Set, Balmy Blue ink & cardstock, Night of Navy ink & cardstock, Sahara Sand cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Smooth Sailing Dies, Night Of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine, Sail Away Trinkets, Tailored Tag Punch

3 comments:

Mary Cavalier said...

I’m more of the middle style. Ribbons and layers.
Love the tip for the punch.

Beth said...

Love Love Love these ideas!!!
Thanks for sharing.
BETH

Kathy Bolam said...

My favorite is the last one but I do like the second card, too. Thank you for the tip on making the banner since I have that punch. These cards are perfect masculine cards which can be challenging. Thank you for sharing your talent!