Saturday, January 19, 2013

Control Freaks Sale-a-Bration!!!

Freak Tour
Welcome to the first Tour de Freaks of 2013!! We are are Sale-a-brating the arrival of Stampin’ Up’s biggest event of the year. Sale-a-Bration begins Tuesday, January 22 and goes through March 22. If you aren’t aware of what Sale-a-Bration is, contact me and I’d be happy to discuss it with you.

You’ve most likely arrived here from the blog of Sandy Mathis at stampwithsandy. Follow the tour through my blog and I’ll lead you onto the next fabulous freak with beautiful projects to share. There’s a handy list at the bottom of my post of all the Freaks in today’s tour.

Sale-a-bration is certainly one of my favorite times of the Stampin’ Up year. I love to see all the fabulous products that Stampin Up gives us just for spending money we would already be spending anyway. I love that they do this!

Let’s get started with the reason you’re here.

Hexagons are a very popular shape in the world of design right now. You’ll see them in fashion, interior design, graphic design, and of course artistic design. Stampin’ Up even released a hexagon (honeycomb) embossing folder in our Spring Catalog. I wanted some hexagons a little bolder and bigger than we get with the embossing folder so I used my electronic cutter and cut some out of our Sycamore Street paper from Sale-a-bration!


STAMPS: Pretty Petites (SAB)
PAPER: Sycamore Street DSP (SAB), Whisper White, Pool Party
Tangerine Tango
INK: Island Indigo
ACCESSORIES: Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (SAB),
Ovals Collection Framelits, Curly Label Punch, Petite Curly Label Punch (SAB),
Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Dimensionals

I used some of the same hexagons on this busy little beauty. This card again focuses on the Sycamore Street DSP, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack, Pretty Petites stamp set, and the Petite Curly Label punch.


STAMPS: Pretty Petites (SAB)
PAPER: Sycamore Street DSP (SAB), Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Whisper White
INK: Tangerine Tango
ACCESSORIES: Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (SAB),
1 1/4” Scallop Cirlce Punch, 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch, Petite Curly Label Punch,
Delicate Doilies Sizzlit Die, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

For this last card I wanted to feature one of my favorite products from Sale-a-Bration. One of the coolest things they’ve done the past two years is include a My Digital Studio collection disc that includes all of the items in the Sale-a-Bration brochure in a digital format. That is always the first item I make sure to get during Sale-a-Bration. I love having all of those wonderful products on one collection disc!

This card is a hybrid card featuring the ferris wheel stamp from the Feeling Sentimental stamp set. In My Digital Studio I was able to size it up to be a powerful focal image here as well as create the background that it is set against. After I printed it off, I put it on a card base and added some traditional elements for a fun and trendy masculine card.


STAMPS: That’s the Ticket, You’re Amazing, Fabulous Phrases
Feeling Sentimental in My Digital Studio (SAB)
INK: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Island Indigo
PAPER: Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Island Indigo, Fan Fair DSP
Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: My Digital Studio, Ticket Builder Punch,
Pennant Builder Punch, Linen Thread, Staples

Well, there you have it. I hope you’ve enjoyed my stop along the fabulous Freak Tour! I hope you’re planning to take advantage of Sale-a-Bration over the next two months!

Continue along the tour now by visiting Barb Mullikin’s blog at Don’t forget to leave me a comment and let me know you were here.


  1. Beautiful! I know that first card is so bright and cheerful IRL (loving that Sycamore Street suite). The layers on the second card are fabulous, and love the vintage feel of the third card.

  2. Great cards, Jason! I like the mix of patterns and shapes in the first two cards and the ferris wheel looks great on that background.

  3. Jason, your cards are all awesome! I especially love the ferris wheel card -- love the colors, the layout and the banner!

  4. I am loving your Ferris Wheel Card, AWESOME. The hexagon card is fun!

  5. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Your cards are so great! The ferris wheel card is amazing! Adding you to my favorites!!

  7. Ferris wheel card is amazing LOVe, Love, LOve it!!!

  8. All of your cards are wonderful but the last one tugs at my heart! TFS!

  9. I love the hexagons! What a fun way to use them! My favorite card was your hybrid card. Guess I will have to get the SAB disk with my next order:D