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Control Freaks Blog Tour: Featuring the Color Theory Suite

Control Freaks Welcome

Welcome to the Control Freaks monthly blog tour! This month’s theme is New Catalog.

My blog is sandwiched nicely in the middle of this blog hop, so you may have just visited the blog of the extremely talented, Debbie Henderson.  She’s always got such wonderful ideas and I love her work.  Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to follow along to your next stop.

Color Theory Suite Cards with Custom Holder

It’s been many years since I have had a Monthly Stamping Club, but this month marks its return.  I wanted to create a project that would delight my newly committed club members, most of whom are card makers.  I’ve been working on this project for the last month and it has finally come together just the way I envisioned it.  The project begins with a simple card holder tied together with some beautiful Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon.

Color Theory Suite Cards with Custom Holder

When you untie the ribbon, the holder opens to expose two inserts holding 2 cards and 2 envelopes each.  All of the cards feature the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Color Theory Designer Series Paper, and the Glitter Enamel Dots.

Color Theory Suite Cards with Custom Holder

I created a card for each season by choosing a different color scheme for each one.  The colors in the Color Theory Suite are Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, and Berry Burst.  As you can see, there is a lot of variety in this product line.

Color Theory Suite Cards with Custom Holder

If you’d like to get a closer look at the individual cards, I’ll be sharing them all this week on my Instagram account, thestampdoc.  I’ll also be sharing information in my weekly newsletter on how you can get the tutorial and card supplies as a gift with purchase through July 31st.  You will also be able to purchase just the tutorial if you would like to use it for personal use.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter to learn more about this project.


Your next stop on this blog tour is to the other Melissa……Melissa Davies!  I’m sure she’ll be blowing us away with another amazing project this month.

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EOS Lip Balm Valentines

I’m not trying to freak you out, but did you know that Valentine’s Day is next week?

The designers at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration have you covered.  Hop on over to the blog to see some great Valentines Day ideas.

My youngest is still in grade school, so that means there will be a Valentines party and card exchange.  There are only 7 kids in her class and most of the parents agree on limiting sugar/candy.  We (my daughter and I) are always on the lookout for creative non-candy treats and I think we’ve got a winner this year.


Are these not the cutest things ever?

The centers are those EOS lip balms that you can pick up at many stores.  We created the treats with the Silhouette Cameo, some Lori Whitlock files, and Stampin’ Up! card stock.  I was able to put them together in a very short amount of time.

Lipbalmcollage2Each design has a hole in the middle.  You just unscrew the lip balm, place it through the hole, and then screw the top back on.  So simple!


My favorite is the bear!


Bella’s favorite is the butterfly.  We’ll probably add a little bling to this one.

Which one is your favorite?  Comment below and I’ll be selecting one person to receive a Valentine from us.  I’ll announce the winner on Saturday.

If you like what you’ve seen here today, make sure to follow me on your favorite social media.  All the buttons are in the right-hand column.

 Thanks for stopping by!


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Naughty Shirt Tutorial

You deserve something NICE….how about a step-by-step tutorial on making this shirt with the Silhouette Cameo and HTV(heat transfer vinyl)?

First things first, you'll need to "purchase" this free digital download in my online store.  You will have to go through a check-out process, but you won't be charged.


Make sure you write down the location on your computer where you download this image.  You'll need to find it later.

You will also need to purchase some heat transfer vinyl.  I purchased mine here (not an affiliate link).  Shipping was fast and there was plenty for me to try before I decided if I would want more (I do!).

And of course, you need a shirt.  And an iron.

READY?  Open your Silhouette Designer Edition software.






***This step is not really necessary, but is helpful for planning your design and colors.












ShirtfinalI hope this tutorial is helpful in getting you started with using an MDS image.  This is such a fun project and I hope you have success with it!


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Monday Montage 34


Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  There are 10 stops and you don't want to miss any of them.

I've been doing a lot of holiday crafting, but most of it hasn't involved paper.  My Silhouette Cameo has been dusted off and I've been trying out some new things.  The great thing is that I've been able to use some of the downloads from My Digital Studio in a different way.

CookieplateI created this cookie plate with the Waiting for Santa digital download.  It was so quick & easy to make!  I found an inexpensive plate at Target, then added the vinyl design.


One of my favorite projects so far has been this shirt for my daughter.  The saying fits her perfectly (let's just say it's been a rough year at school). 

I could not believe how easy it was to do and I'll be sharing more about it in a future blog post.  If you want to stay updated, subscribe to my blog or LIKE my page on Facebook.  You can also get this download for FREE to create your own masterpiece.Freedownload

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to click the NEXT button to see what Wendy has in store for you OR you can go BACK to view Kaitlyn's marvelous creations.


 Happy Stampin'


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Monday Montage 33


It's the most wonderful time of the week…….Monday Montage time!  We've got some great projects to inspire you so be sure to stop by all 10 stops.

In Indiana, our first snow has already come and gone.  It's kind of early for it to snow in our area and we really didn't get enough of the white stuff to build a snowman.  But I've got a great little guy that you can create in minutes using the Gift Box Punch Board.


The head is a Medium Box (2.5" x 2.5") made with Whisper White cardstock.  The hat is a Small Box (1.75" x 1.75") made with Basic Black card stock.  I cut a circle with the Circle Framelits for the hat brim.  The eyes (and buttons) were punched with the 3/4" circle punch and the nose is the triangle punch cut in half.  I added accents to the eyes with the white gel pen and the mouth was drawn with the Journaling pens.

You can see how easy it is to create a gift box in the video below.

 In a recent class, we made a full snowman with 2 larger boxes for the lower body.  I added buttons to the middle section.  These would be perfect for gift giving…..load it with hot chocolate mix and candy canes OR a matching set of mittens and a hat.


MONDAY is THE DAY to get the Gift Box Punch Board for only $13.96 during our Online Extravaganza sale.   Contact your demonstrator to purchase it at this special price or visit my Online Store to get yours today!

But first, be sure to click NEXT to visit the Wonderful Wendy's blog or click BACK to visit Krafty Kaitlyn.

 Happy Stampin'


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