Daily Archives: February 19, 2015

Tour de Freaks – February

freakwelcome2013Welcome everyone to the February Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  This month we are all ‘Sale-a-brating’ in style!  With only a little more than a month left to get what you want from the SAB brochure – here’s a create way to get some super ideas from the amazing Control Freak stampers!

If you are going forward through the hop, you arrived here from Heidi Boos and her Stuck On Stampin’ Blog!  She has just such a fun style!  LOVE it!

I can’t decide what I like the most about SAB so here’s two fun projects I did…

TriangleBoxThese fun ‘triangle’ favors were shown at Leadership this year.  I didn’t get a chance to go but I thought this would be so much fun for my group that met Tuesday night.  They really did enjoy it!  Here’s a picture of how I cut it and the cutting/scoring directions.

TriangleBox2I made mine a little smaller than what was shown but you can get 8 (size 2 1/2 x 6) out of a sheet of dsp which is wonderful!  I used the Best Year Ever SAB dsp, Simply Wonderful Stamp Set for the greeting, the Bouquet Bigz Die, and the Best Year Ever SAB buttons (LOVE THESE!!!).  Super fun and easy to make!


The Bokeh technique is all the rage right now and the other day I wanted to sit down and play with it!  (I had a little break from school work!).  I decided to base my colors on the SAB colors in the accessory pack – Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Coastal Cabana.  I used these colors to create the background panel (on Whisper White), then cut out some circles from a window sheet to create my ‘lights’ using White CRAFT ink.  Such a fun technique and if you don’t know how to do it you can find a TON of tutorials – just ‘Google it’.  Besides featuring the colors, my card uses the Best Day Ever SAB set and the Best Year Ever Accessory pack for the ribbon and button.

Here’s a picture of my projects together…


Now it’s time to head over to Dawn Olchefske’s Do Stamping with Dawn blog.  I alwasy just love her projects!


Until next time – HAPPY STAMPIN’!



And Many More

CCMC343Oh my…we need a little warmth and sunshine here in Ohio today!  IT…IS…FREEZING…OUT…THERE!  No seriously!  I hate winter…I really and truly HATE winter!

So I have a wonderfully happy card for you today (and tomorrow…it’s Tour de Freaks time!)  I decided to use this fun print as my inspiration for the card.  It is such a cool sketch this week.  My card is a little ‘thinner’ so my butterfly can hang over the edge and still fit in a regular sized envelope!

Here’s the details –

  • Soft Sky – 3 3/4 x 11 folded
  • Tulip print (Painted Blooms dsp) –  3 3/4 x 4 3/4.  The right side is 3 3/4.  Cut on the diagonal and add to card front.
  • Add piece of Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon to the card.
  • Stamp greeting using Momento Black
  •  Cut medium butterfly from Rose Red cardstock and add to card front – hanging over the left side edge some.
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to the body of the butterfly and some on the dsp.
Set(s): And Many More
Paper: Soft Sky, Rose Red, Painted Blooms dsp
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!