Friday, July 26, 2013

Control Freaks Blog Tour: Halloween Bash Ensemble

Whether you're coming from the fabulous Mary Brown's Stamper Camper's Corner blog or just arriving, welcome!! I have been a Control Freaks Groupie for a long while, but this is my first time being an official tour stop and I am so excited!!

Instead of a theme this month, we are sharing our Convention or Holiday Catalog Swaps with you. I decided to showcase a brand new stamp set, Halloween Bash, from the upcoming Holiday Catalog. The catalog launches on August 1st and there are so many fun Halloween-themed products, including new Washi Tape! You're gonna love it!

Here is the card I made, using this set, for the Control Freaks Fall Swap.
I love the look of this "Faux Iris Twist" technique. Come back tomorrow to see my video tutorial so you can learn how to do this technique! It's a great way to use up scraps of Designer Series Paper!
(Edited, 8-12-13: Link to Video Tutorial)

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Halloween Bash stamp set, Express Yourself stamp set ("happy" from "happy birthday"), Basic Black marker & cardstock, Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Witches Brew Designer Series Paper, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestone Jewel accents, 1/4" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Here's another great way to use up those skinny designer paper scraps...the "Herringbone Technique"! It's next in line for new video tutorials to share with you, so make sure to come back and check that out later!
(Edited, 8-12-13: Links to Video Tutorial | PDF Tutorial

I used a black Sharpie marker to color in the rhinestones and make them black! It was so easy; and a fun way to add spooky pizazz to your project!

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Halloween Bash stamp set, Jet Black Staz-On Ink, Basic Black cardstock, Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Summer Starfruit ink & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Witches Brew Designer Series Paper, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Basic Rhinestone Jewel accents, Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheets, Stampin' Dimensionals

Finally, I stole my hubby's last Reese's Peanut Butter Cup to make up this cute little treat! The Chalk Talk framelits make it super easy to dress up a cello bag with candy inside.
"Eat if You Dare"? Oh, I dared!! The chocolate survived long enough for the photo shoot and then I opened and ate it while I uploaded photos! Oops! It was supposed to be for my hubby...guess I'll have to go out and buy some more!

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Halloween Bash stamp set, Basic Black marker & cardstock, Pumpkin Pie marker & cardstock, Summer Starfruit marker, Whisper White cardstock, Chalk Talk Framelits (Big Shot), Labels Collection Framelits (Big Shot), Rhinestone Jewel Accents (colored with a Sharpie again!), Medium Cello Bag, Summer Starfruit Stitched Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Well, that's it for today! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll come back and see me again soon! In the meantime, keep hopping to the next tour stop: Judy DiScipio's Judy Stamps blog!


Anonymous said...

What fun projects! Puts me in the mood for some trick-or-treating! :-)

Deb said...

Great projects! Saw you speak at Convention-- you were awesome and so inspiring! Thanks from CA!

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful Halloween projects!

Connie Babbert said...

So cool to meet you at Convention...loved seeing the green sparkly hats all over the place! Great Fall ideas...can't wait to get my Fall swap in the mail now.

Carol Carriveau said...

Julie, your projects are all fabulous...looking forward to your videos...thank you for sharing wonderful inspiration!

scrapfancy said...

Your cards are wonderful. The Halloween came out so great. Thank you for sharing. Stephanie S.