Tour de Freaks – Nov

Welcome everyone to the November Tour de Freaks where that very special group of Control Freak Swaps share with everyone some unique ideas!  This month our theme is Chirstmas…HELLO…how can you resist that!  If you are going forward through the hop, you arrived here from my friend Connie Babbert’s blog – Inkspired Treasures.  Weren’t her project just ADORABLE?   And just so ‘Christmasy’!

And now for my projects.  I decided to share two small 3D projects with you.  The first is a fun little treat bag (filled with Candy Canes) that I made awhile back but decided to wait until the Christmas Freak hop to share with everyone.

I LOVED the glassine bags that came in the Ghoulish Ghouls kit…LOVED them!  So I took one and ran it through Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.  I CAREFULLY opened the bag and filled with little candy canes.  But Mary…you say….are some of those items RETIRED???  What are you doing using RETIRED stuff on a Tour de Freaks post.  Well, it’s like this…none of it is retired!  ALL the decorations on this bag are found in the Snowflake Season Simply Scrappin’ Layout Kit!  Yep…the red scrolling thingy, the tags, the pretty silver glimmer snowflake, the ivory satin ribbon and yep…the little clothespin!  WOOO HOOOO…nothing retired!  I just love how these items look on a little bag!

And now for my second little 3D item.  I was out looking around that big box M store and saw these CUTE little heart shaped ornaments and I said to myself “wouldn’t those be just DANG CUTE with the bottom embossed and a snowflake one them?”  So I came home and embossed the bottom of the ornament with white embossing powder (it sort of looks like snow in real life!).  Next I did the medium snowflake from the Snow Flurry Die in Silver Glimmer, the small snowflake in Whisper White, put them together with a Silver brad and added to the ornament using Glue Dots.  I tied a bow in the White Organza Ribbon, attached to the top of the ornament using Whisper White Baker’s Twine and then tied that into a hanger.  This is definitely one where the picture just does NOT do it justice…AT ALL!!!!

So that’s my little Christmas projects that i have to share with all of you!  Hope you enjoyed them!  Now it’s time to move on to Judy DiScipio’s – Judy Stamps site and be AMAZED by her delightful projects!


Set(s): None
Paper: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Snowflake Season Simply Scrappin’ Layout Kit, Ghoulish Ghouls Designer Kit
Ink: Versamark
Other: Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Snow Flurry Die, Silver Brad, White Embossing Folder, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

21 responses to “Tour de Freaks – Nov

  1. SO gorgeous!! I love, LOVE that beautiful bag.I have been resisting the page kit (as it is one of the rare items from the seasonal catalogue I don’t already own!!) and I think this might take me over the edge! Just beautiful – and so is that delicate ornament!

    Thanks for sharing!! 😀

  2. Just when i was going to ask you about the “scrolly thing”… 🙂 SO CUTE!! love it!

  3. Love your projects, Mary! The glassine bag is gorgeous the way you have it decorated, and I’d love to hear more about how you embossed the ornament. Adorable!

  4. I bet your ornament really sparkles in real life. Very nice. 🙂

  5. Such great projects! I really like the bag and all the embellishments! The ornament is super clever too!

  6. Mary, my dear … you do it every.stinkin’.TIME!! Blow me AWAY with your awesomeness!! I LOVE BOTH projects!! You are a creative genius, my friend!!

  7. WOW! Loving that ornament and would love to know how you embossed it! I would never have imagined the little glassine bags for Christmas but you rocked it totally!

  8. Just stunning and so elegant, love the gift bag, did I say it was stunning?

  9. Your projects are really wonderful — that bag is amazing!

  10. Love both projects, Mary!!! Wonderful use for the “extras” from that kit on the bag!

  11. So pretty! Clever use of the scrapping kit for the gift bag. The ornament would be fun with artificial snow inside if you didn’t want to emboss. Love your creativity!

  12. Adorable bag! Love the ornament, just never seem to think of doing that when I am creating. TFS

  13. Love that ornament Mary it is so cute and the embossing really does look like snow!

  14. Awesome projects! Love the snowflake ornament and the bag of candy! They look so elegant embossed!

  15. Mary these are GORGEOUS! Love the embossing on the glassine bag and the ornament turned out great!

  16. Ooooo, fun goodies in that kit! Love it!

  17. Cathy from Illinois

    Just Love your ornament!! A definitely a must do!!! Thanks for great ideas!!

  18. Both of these projects are absolutely gorgeous. Like Carol, I’d like to know how you embossed the ornament.

  19. Again, you inspire and amaze. Thanks for sharing all your secrets, I mean tips.

  20. WOW…love them all & your blog, too…….do you ever sleep??!!

  21. Mary…I LOVE both of these projects!! They’re both absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for sharing all the details and the video because I think I might need to make them both!!! Great job Mary!!

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