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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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Bold Happy Birthday TGIF Challenges Sketch #108

Daisy Delight Happy Birthday #TGIFC108

It’s Friday and you know what that means:  time for a fabulous TGIF Challenge!  This week is a sketch challenge.  The sketch is very simple, so you can keep it very clean or really step it up.  If you’d like to see what the other talented designers created, be sure to click on the challenge image below.  Add the hastag #tgifc108 to your projects so that we may find them easily and show you some comment love.

I used some of the sneak peek items that you’ve already seen for this card, but I also added a few new elements that you are definitely going to want.  The black and white background paper is from the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  Of course, the daisy is from the Daisy Delight stamp set and was punched with the Daisy punch.  You can see more with these products here and here.

Daisy Delight Happy Birthday #TGIFC108

Don’t you find something eye-catching about using black and white with a pop of color?

For this card, I popped it with a Crushed Curry Happy Birthday greeting.  The greeting was die-cut with the Big Shot and Happy Birthday Thinlit, which you can purchase on June 1.  I’ve also added a bit of Crushed Curry Mini Chevron 3/8″ riboon.


Close Up of Daisy Delight Happy Birthday #TGIFC108


Local customers:  I’ll be having 2 Open House events for the new catalog launch and I hope that you’ll be able to attend!

Saturday, May 27th from 9am–11am

Wednesday, May 31st from 6pm–8pm

WHERE:  Stout Chiropractic, 1781 E Lincoln Road, Kokomo, IN

You’ll be able to pick up a complimentary catalog, enjoy some light refreshments and complete a quick make & take project.   To receive an additional FREE gift from me, simply RSVP by email to  and/or bring a new friend that I haven’t met.

Hope to see you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I am swooning over this new stamp set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

I just know you are going to love it.  It’s a 2-step stamping set with a wide variety of images and greetings that will be available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog beginning June 1st.  I created a very simple card today using this layout from CAS(E) this Sketch.



Lately, I’ve been using the Thick Whisper White card stock for all of my clean & simple cards.  It gives the card a little extra “oomph” and makes it seem more substantial.  I started by stamping the greeting in the lower right corner with Basic Black archival ink.  Then, I went on to build the floral background around it.


Happy Birthday Gorgeous CTS220

I stamped the stems & leaves with Lemon-Lime Twist ink, a new In Color for 2017.  The larger flower stamp is created with 2 stamps.  First, I stamped the more solid image by stamping off the ink first before stamping the card to create a lighter shade.  Then, I stamped the detailed stamp full-strength over it.  The larger flowers were stamped with Berry Burst and Crushed Curry inks.  I filled in with some Bermuda Bay, Powder Pink, and stamped-off Lemon-Lime twist flowers and swirls.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Close Up


The final touch was a few of the new Glitter Enamel Dots.  These come in a package of 160, and feature ombre shades of Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, and Old Olive.  I can see that these will become a new favorite of mine!

This card reminds me of a more masculine birthday card that I created last year.  You can view it HERE on Pinterest.  It has become one of my most popular Pins.  Be sure to follow me while you’re there!

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#TGIFC106 – Color Challenge! Crushed Curry – Flirty Flamingo – Emerald Envy

We’ve got a bright and cheerful color challenge at TGIF Challenges this week.  Be sure to check out what the other designers created and play along with us here.  My first shipment of new catalog items arrived this week and I’m very excited to share with you a project featuring some amazing new products.  As I perused my new papers, the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper jumped out at me.  I was happy to see that I could easily incorporate it into this week’s color challenge.

It has been Teacher Appreciation Week at our school.  Bella’s school is an integrative arts school, which means that during the school day, the children also learn dance, art, violin, and piano.  It’s really an awesome curriculum and my daughter has been so blessed this year with a wonderful teacher.  I’m not sure we could ever thank her enough for all that she has done for us.  When I saw the new Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Pieces and Patterns stamp set, I knew it would be perfect for thank you cards.

These items will be available in the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  I used one of the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Papers for the background, as well as a couple of accent strips.  A few pencils were stamped as a border along the edge of the inset piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped and embossed the greeting from the Pieces and Patterns stamp set and cut it out with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  The swirly Crushed Curry card stock was cut with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Die and the Big Shot.  I love using it as an accent piece.   The flower image is also from the Pieces and Patterns stamp set.  I added a few White Perfect Accents to the card and also to the center of the flower.

Looking for another easy Teacher Appreciation card idea?  Check out this card.

And if you’re looking for more color combo suggestions, be sure to sign up for my email newsletters.  I’m giving away a free color chart this month that features the upcoming 2017-2019 In Colors.

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