December Tour de Freaks

freakwelcome2013Welcome to the December Tour de Freaks blog hop where we are giving you a sneak peek of the fun new stuff that is available in the NEW Occasions Mini.  If you are going forward through the blog hop you arrived here from Patty Bennett’s blog…weren’t her project such FUN!!!!

For my project I decided to use one set from the new Occasions Mini.  When I participate in the hop I like all my projects to ‘coordinate’ so today I’m sharing with you a simple box and set of 5 different notecards.

WatercolorBoxFirst…my box.  I know that you have seen TONS of boxes out there made with the envelope punch boards and yep…this is another one.  I had designed this for my Hostess Appreciation event where each person made a set of 5 monogrammed notecards then this box (well…different colors and such) to hold them.  Since i was doing notecards for this I decided to share the box.  It’s so simple – 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock then 3 1/8 and 4 1/8 punch/score.  Yeppers…that is it!  The black strip is 3/4 x 10 1/2.  The tag using the new scallop tag topper oh…hmmm…the twine is from SAB!!!  I bet you can guess what set I decided to use?  Happy Watercolor!!!

WatercolorThankYouWhen designing my cards for this project i didn’t want to use the Happy Watercolor set for the flowers but instead for the ‘watercolor’ images that are in there.  I think this gives it a very contemporary look to these little cards!  The card on the left using another tag (like I did for the front of the box) and more of the SAB twine and for the card on the right, just an extra panel and a strip.  Oh…I decided that my colors were Whisper White, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe and Black.  All my projects use just these colors.  So these are my two ‘thank you’ cards.  The envelope liners are Crisp Cantaloupe and again…wanted to keep things nice and modern.

WatercolorHappyThis is my set of 3 “you make me HAPPY” cards.  I used the Scallop Tag Topper again…this time to make a thin tag and added a Boutique Details embellishment on it and the other two are just an additional panel (the one layered onto Crisp Cantaloupe).  The envelope liners on these are Pool Party.

So here’s a listing of all my supplies…

Set(s): Happy Watercolor
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Subtles dsp paper pack, Incolor dsp paper pack
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Basic Black
Other: Envelope Punch Board, Scallop Tag Topper, Hexagon Punch (for banners), Envelope Liners Framelits, Boutique Details, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (SAB), Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Julie Davison’s blog to check out her fun projects!

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Thanks for stopping by and until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

6 responses to “December Tour de Freaks

  1. Love the color combo, Mary! Fresh and fun, and classic. I’ll bet your hostesses loved making them, too!

  2. I love the cards you made focusing just on the watercolor splash. The colors you chose are so cheery and yet soft like watercolors often are.
    Sue Erickson
    http://www.soggystamper.com

  3. Beautiful cards! I just did the whole tour, and I am finally inspired by the occasions catalogue.

  4. Just beautiful – I’m inspired to use the envelope liners and need to get the stamp set.

  5. These note cards are adorable!

  6. Absolutely stunning! Will be CASE’ing for sure! Thanks.

    Kathy

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