March Control Freaks Blog Hop


Welcome to the Control Freak's March blog hop featuring Spring-Easter designs! You might have started with my blog or you might be arriving here from Debbie Hendersen's blog – she always creates something magnificent! However you got here – I have some fun cards to share with you using the FREE HONEYCOMB HAPPINESS stamp set – this is one of the sets available during Sale-a-Bration….which, I'm sad to say, ends on March 31st…oh my!


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I had so much fun making these cards. I wanted something colorful and something for Easter so I chose an unconventional pack of paper - BOHEMIAN DESIGNER SERIES PAPER. One of the things I love about Stampin' Up's designer series paper packs is the fact that while they may have a certain theme going, they are almost always neutral on one side…and in this pack that certainly proved true for my Easter cards. They don't look Bohemian do they?


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I used a sponge to add Blackberry Bliss ink to the doily and tucked it under my banner – cool right? The string tied in my button is from the Burlap ribbon – I just cut the seam off the side and unraveled one strand.

Ingredients:  Honey Comb Happiness (141288-W, 141291-C), Suite Sayings (140709-W, 140712-C), Black Archival Ink (140931), Hello Honey Ink (133643), Tangerine Tango Ink (126946), Basic Gray Ink (140932), Blackberry Bliss Ink (133642), Bohemian Designer Series Paper (138446), 2-1/2" Circle Punch (120906), Triple Banner Punch (138292), Petite Petals Punch (133322), 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon (132140), Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555), Tree Builder Punch (138295), Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399), Aqua Painter (103954), Rhinestones (119246), Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Blackberry Bliss (133675) 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"

Bohemian Designer Series Paper (138446) 2 @ 4" x 5-1/4" & 3/4" x 3-1/4"

Very Vanilla (101650) 3-3/4" x 5"

Isn't the little peeking chick below cute on the inside too?


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Here's another cutie-patootie card I made with the FREE Honeycomb Happiness stamp set. I combined it with the FRIENDS & FLOWERS set that creates the cute little bunnies I've had so much fun with! My little chick is stamped on Watercolor Paper, colored with the Aqua Painter and ink and I cut it out so I could tuck the bunny ears behind it. A little tip…I stamped the chick on my Very Vanilla layer so I wouldn't have to cut out the feet (hateful little things) and layered the cut-out chick over the top…genius right?


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Ingredients:  Honey Comb Happiness (141288-W, 141291-C), Suite Sayings (140709-W, 140712-C), Pictogram Punches (134261-W, 134264-C), Black Archival Ink (140931), Hello Honey Ink (133643), Tangerine Tango Ink (126946), Basic Gray Ink (140932), Pink Pirouette Ink (126956), Island Indigo (126986), Bohemian Designer Series Paper (138446), Festive Flower Builder Punch (139682) Gold Sequin Trim (132983), Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309), Itty Bitty Punch Pack (133787), Word Window Punch (119857), 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon (132140), Aqua Painter (103954), Rhinestones (119246), Dimensionals (104430), 

Bermuda Bay (131197) 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"

Bohemian Designer Series Paper (138446) 2 @ 4-1/4" x 1/2" & 4" x 5-1/4"

Very Vanilla (101650) 4-3/4" x 4-1/4" (front) & 3-3/4" x 5" (inside)

The PICTOGRAM PUNCHES stamp set added the perfect little accent flowers on the inside:


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Thanks so much for hopping with me today! Make sure you click on the NEXT button below to continue on your blog hopping journey and check out what the talented Melissa Davies has created for the tour:





8 thoughts on “March Control Freaks Blog Hop”

  1. Okay, seriously, I laughed so hard that I actually pulled something in my side when I saw the chickie with the ears. Too, too adorable!

  2. Cute cards! The chick with the ears makes me think of the cadbury egg commercials (I know it was a clucking bunny…this is the opposite of that)! Very fun!

  3. Ahhhh—-*thud*
    That bunny/chick! I die!!! Cutest thing EVER! Love your very creative use of the Bohemian DSP. Never would have occurred to me to use it for Easter, but it totally works!


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