Thursday, January 19, 2012

Don't Go Freakin' My Heart ...


... you couldn't if you tried!! Welcome to this month's Control Freak's Blog Tour!! If you have been traveling around the tour already, then you should've just arrived from the blog of my BFF, JanTink! She is really making me want that Sweet Cake stamp set!! (and I swore I wasn't gonna get it!!) Our theme this month is "Love Is In the Air" ... and it most certainly is with the Freaks!! Smiley from millan.net

I am SOOOO in love with this wreath (is it bad to love something you make??)!! I used the Scallop Circle #2 die and cut about a GAZILLION of them out of red felt. Then I folded each circle into quarters and put a straight pin through the bottom of the folded piece and stuck it into the wreath form. It was really easy and didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would!!

Stamps: NONE!!
Paper: NONE!!
Ink: NONE!!
Accessories: Styrofoam Wreath Form, 1 yd. Red Felt, Scallop Circles #2 Bigz Die, Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Straight Pins

I used the Designer Cuts Card Set to make this clean and simple kinda card (which, I have to say, is NOT easy for me!). I cut the front of the card off of itself and trimmed it down to fit on the front of the Basic Black cardstock here. There's really not a lot going on with this, but I like it all the same (the little bit of glittery red coming through the laser cut heart looks really pretty in real life, I must say!).

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Designer Cuts Card Set, Basic Black, Real Red Glitter Paper,
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, 5/8" Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

And here is a bit of a non-traditional color combo for a Valentine (trying to step outta the box a bit!). This is one of those cards that starts off looking MUCH MO' DIFFERENT in your head! Too bad we can't just send the image in our heads to our wireless printers, eh?

Stamps: Tiny Tags
Paper: Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper, Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Heart to Heart Punch, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die, Rhinestone Basics, Everyday Enchantment Calypso Coral Ribbon (from the upcoming SAB catalog), Dimensionals

Now go check out what Yvette Ashe has to show you (and let me tell ya, the heart-shaped potholders she created are suh-WEET!!)


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18 comments:

Deb said...

Super cute cards! Love the glimmer paper! And your heart wreath is fantabulous!!! It looks like it would take hours! Glad to know it was easy!

Robin said...

I love that card with all the hearts, so cute!

yvettespapergarden said...

Wendy! Your projects are FAB-U-LOUS! I LOVE the wreath -- it's gorgeous!

KOstvig said...

Oh I "heart" everything!

Carol Carriveau said...

Hearts galore...love that wreath!

stampwithsandy said...

Wendy, all your projects are just gorgeous, but that wreath... Wowza! Wish I had one hanging on my front door!

Susan B said...

Your projects have the WOW factor! Susan B.

Mary Brown said...

Oh my Wendy...that is wreath is FABULOUS! I love the brilliant idea of putting the red glimmer behind the heart and absolutely ADORE the non-tradition color Valentine. I am so all over non-traditional!

Lisa Young said...

I love that wreath, Wendy. Beautiful cards too!

Jan Castle said...

Your heart wreath is simply beautiful Wendy!!!!
Jan

Jeanne Nielsen said...

I'm giving you total permission to be in love with your heart wreath! It's so gorgeous! Love the other cards too! Thanks for sharing!

Katherine said...

I love the little tag with the oval punch - so cute!

Mary Director said...

Love the heart wreath ... WOW. What size is the wreath Styrofoam base? I would love to make one, but wasn't sure what size to purchase. Thanks.

Stephanie said...

Of course I am so in love with your heart wreath! What a brilliant idea!!!! And those cards are so yummy...thank you so much for sharing such wonderful inspriation each month!

Colorado Crafter said...

I just came upon your blog from looking at a card on Pinterest. Can you tell me the size of the scalloped circles you used and also the size of the styrofoam wreath? I've only seen a few of your cards, etc. so far, but I'm anxious to explore your blog further! Your work is beautiful!

Lulu/cy said...

Jeepers creepers what a beautiful wreth, say nothing of that set of cards you surly have an eye for LOVE,tee hee<(^O*)>

Lisa said...

Such a lot of work went into your wreath! It's beautiful! My address is...LOL! Your cards a wonderful, too! Love all the sparkle with the red glimmer paper and the little hearts out of the Domestic Goddess paper are DARLING! Great work as always, Wendy!

Nasir said...

The white ribbon is so elegant... this is design is adorable.




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