Saturday, April 19, 2014

Something for Freakin' EVERYone!

Hey-HOWDY, friends!! Welcome to this month's Control Freaks Blog Tour!! Did ya SEE what LeeAnn Greff did?? DID-YA-DID-YA??? She is FANTASTICAL!!!

This month we were a little torn on the theme ... it started out as "DUDE!" ... and as we ALL struggle with "DUDE" cards, some of us were feeling a bit stumped ... SOOOOOooo, we changed the theme to "Something for EVERYone" - which basically translates into making cards/projects that are "gender neutral" ... can be used for ANYone (so y'all are getting a mishmash of "Dude" and "stuff for everyone")!! Get it??? Good!! Let's get started!!

I went a little cray-cray-crazy with this one!! I started and just couldn't STOP myself!!! I used the "Happy" sentiment for the "Greatest Moments II" MDS download (and yeah ... it's TRUE-TRUE ... I seem to be addicted to using MDS and my eCutter - aka my Silhouette - while making things lately!)!

I also have been trying to keep some of my projects simple ... I seem to NEVER know when to stop. Because all my stuffs are so LOVELY and FUN to play with!! But I DO try!

I stamped the same image from Gorgeous Grunge multiple times behind the "holes" created by the letters ... kinda a "rainbow" effect. Super fun!

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Remembering Your Birthday
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Banners Framelits, Gold Sequin Trim, eCutter (Silhouette)
MDS Downloads:  Greatest Moments II

This is just another version of the same thing, flipped vertically. I made the top layer with Crumb Cake and embossed it to change the look. Once again, I used an image from Gorgeous Grunge to add color behind the letters ... I seem to be addicted to that "little-black-dress"-of-a-stamp-set!

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Remembering Your Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Oval Punch, Natural Chevron Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

And ONE MORE!!! I used the star punch out of MDS (once again!). I laid out a 4"x 5.25" rectangle and put a bunch of stars in it ... resize a few of them even ... then just layered 'em up!! YAY for polka dots, too!!

Stamps: Banner Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Polka Dot Parade, Soft Subtles Patterned DSP
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Banners Framelits Dies, Gold Sequin Trim, Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Bold Brights Candy Dots
MDS Downloads:  Star Punch

Check out the UBER-AMAZING Mary Brown up next!! She inspires me ALL THE TIME!

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Mary Brown said...

Oh my work Wendy...these are absolutely FABULOUS!!! LOVE each and every one!

LeeAnn Greff said...

Wow - I love these die-cut birthday cards! You might get me on the e-cutter bandwagon yet!

Debbie Henderson Debbie's Designs said...

Your are getting so super good with your cutting machine. I'm still learning with mine. Love all the colors you used with all the white!

Elizabeth said...

You rock, Wendy! Your cards are fabulous, and who knew I needed an e-cutter!

Connie Babbert said...

Very cute cards...especially love the cut out Happy on them!

Judy DiScipio said...

Your Happy cards look so happy. :) The cutting machine looks like a good idea. Since SU retired the star punches, MDS seems to be the answer. :)

Carol Carriveau said...

The first Happy is my most favorite...great job on the other cards!