Tour de Freaks – July

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Welcome everyone to the July Tour de Freaks!  Because of the Stampin’ Up! Convention we are hopping a week later than usual but we are worth the wait!  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Patty Bennett’s wonderful site – Patty’s Stamping Spot!  Weren’t those just wonderful?

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I had already shared my convention Control Freak swaps so I have something else in store for you!  Oh…I just love the new Modern Medley dsp and wanted to showcase that this month.  I also spent A LOT of time playing with the hexagon punch (as you will see in my NEXT item) and thought I’d do a card to match my 3D.  This is a 6 1/2 x 3 1/4 card.  The base is Bermuda Bay.  I took a piece of Very Vanilla, layered on Basic Black and stamped my friend using Basic Black.  I took a piece of Real Red, cut into a banner and added to the panel. I added a Basic Black strip then wrapped a piece of Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta ribbon around it.  I added the panel to the card base.  Next I punched out three hexagons and added to the card using dimensionals.  Finally I made 3 flowers using the Boho Blossom Punch, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Real Red and a Basic Black Candy dot.  I added these to the hexagons using glue dots.

MaryOkay…now for my VERY favorite!  I made letters for my roommate and some special friends at convention (see my post tomorrow – Sunday – for these).  I loved them soooo much I decided to make one for myself.    For mine I decided to go with the Modern Medley.  I bought the wood letter at the big box store and spray painted it white.  I punched out a BUNCH of the hexagons and adhered to the letter using Modge Podge.  Once it was dry I added a layer of Modge Podge on top and then when THAT was dry I sprayed with Clear Acrylic sealer.  I made my BIG flower using the Fun Flowers die, Bermuda Bay, Modern Medley dsp, Real Red cardstock adhered to coaster board.  These were layered using dimensionals and I added a Basic Black button tied with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  Then I made a bunch of little flowers using the Boho Blossom punch and the same as the flowers on my card.  I added these to the M using glue dots.  This is one of those items that is just sooo hard to get a good photo of and is MUCH cooler in real life!

Set(s): Six-Sided Sampler
Paper: Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Basic Black, Modern Medley dsp
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Boho Blossom Punch, Fun Flowers Die, Coaster Board, Neutral Candy Dots, Neutral Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Hexagon Punch, Dimensionals

 

So now it’s time to head on to the next stop on the hop.  Next up is Julie Davison at Julie’s Stamping Spot.  She has such wonderful projects in store for you.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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5 responses to “Tour de Freaks – July

  1. Love the card with it’s cool color combo! That letter is so much fun! Great projects! 🙂

  2. WOW!! Love, Love, Love that M!! The B&W hexagons are to die for! Beautifully done, Mary!

  3. Oh Mary…how I love these!! That monogram….words escape me!! So fantastic!! I had such fun seeing you at Convention. Every time I chatted with you my smile got bigger!!

  4. I love my C you made…but the Monogram looks cool in Black & White! Great ideas! Thanks so much!

  5. Carol Carriveau

    Your card is wonderful, but your monogram is really wonderful…how wonderfully creative…guessing some of our local craft and/or big box stores are gonna have a run on wood letters….Thank you Mary – great inspiration!

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