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’!



7 responses to “Tour de Freaks – February

  1. Hi Mary,

    I love your cute card & box!!! 🙂 What are the dimensions of the dsp to decorate the box? Are the ends open (just a display) or do they close to enclose goodies?

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  2. Love your bokeh card! Those colors are great together! Reminds me of rainbow sherbet. 🙂

  3. Love your projects Mary! Isn’t the Bokeh technique fun?

  4. Ooooo, Mary, I’m lovin’ your Bokeh card! The colors are fab!!!!

  5. What fun colors for your bokeh card!

  6. Love the box. Can you tell us where are the scoring lines for the smaller size? I like that size much better!!

    • I just used the sizes on the gift bag score board. This was medium because I needed a larger bag for the tag but you can follow the sizes given on the board for a smaller size.

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