Daily Archives: July 29, 2015

Tour de Freaks July Hop

freakwelcome2013Welcome to the July Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  Although we usually have our hop on the 20th of the month, since many of our participants were in Salt Lake City enjoying the Stampin’ Up! convention so we delayed out hop just a little bit!

But we are here now and ready to share our ideas with you!  This month is a ‘free for all’ so you’ll be getting a little bit of this an a little bit of that!

If you are going forward through the hop, you arrived here from Melissa Davies Rubberfunatics blog!  What GREAT projects!

I am just absolutely wild about the Wild about Flowers set so I decided to use it for my projects.  I have a cute little card and matching mini gift bag for you!

CFJUL15-1I remember seeing a very cool card made by our very own, very talented Wendy Weixler using some ‘frames’ as the background so I used that idea as a ‘theme’ for my cards.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, run through the Butterflies Embossing Folder and add using dimensionals
  • Cut out frames from Watermelon Wonder and Basic Black…I layered I think 5 different square framelits so I’d have different size frames to play with.  Add frames to card front.
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 2 1/2.  Stamp stem using Mint Macaron, flowers using Watermelon Wonder and greeting using Memento Black.
  • Mint Macaron – 1 x 3 5/8, cut into banner on both sides, add behind stamp panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut out Itty Bitty Butterfly from Incolor Envelope dsp add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Black Candy Dots to finish it up.

CFJUL15-2So next up I made a cute little gift bag using the Gift Bag Punch board.

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 6 x 10 piece, punch and score.  I folded along the score lines then ran through the Butterfly Embossing Folder.  Put together.
  • Add a Watermelon Wonder and Basic Black frame.  I used the smaller ones that I had cut out.
  • Whisper White – 1 5/8 x 2 1/8.  Stamp stem using Mint Macaron, flowers using Watermelon Wonder and greeting using Memento Black.
  • Incolor Envelope dsp – Watermelon Wonder piece – 3/4 x 2 3/4, cut into banner on both ends, add behind stamp panel and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Watermelon Wonder – punch out Itty Bitty Butterfly, add Basic Black Candy Dot and add to stamp panel.
  • Tie top of bag using Watermelon Wonder 1″ Lace Ribbon.

Here’s the two projects together…


Set(s): Wild about Flowers, Tin of Cards
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Butterflies Embossing Folder, Square Framelits, Gift Card Punch Board, Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch, Neutral Candy Dots, Dimensionals

And now it’s time to head over to LeeAnn Greff Flowerbug’s Inkspot blog.  You are going to LOVE her projects!


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!



ThanksTHANKS!  Okay…well there is a bit of a story behind this card…sort of a long story so just hang in there with me.  Have you ever bought something you just HAD to HAVE then well…it just sat there?  Yep…that was me and the Striped Scallop Thinlit.  Okay…maybe I did use it once before.  Anyway, I needed to make a thank you card for a person I work with.  She is the back end administrator for our learning management system and without her things would be a royal MESS!!!  Not many people at my college know who she is or what an important job she has.  I do!  She has pulled me out of more than one mess and I am one of the fortunate people who can call her directly instead of ‘going through the chain of command’.  It’s been an interesting summer and at least 5 messes she has gotten me out of with our new system.  So I want to send her a thank you card.

So I sit down to stamp and NO IDEA what I want to do but I found this sketch from CASE this Sketch and then this FABULOUS color combo from colourq and I just KNEW I could combine them into something COOL for Kathy!  Anyway, I’m staring at the sketch trying to figure out how to create the background and the Striped Scallop Thinlit pops into my mind and all I can say is after that…the card sort of just made itself!  LOL…don’t you LOVE when that happens?  I do!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK cardstock – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White THICK cardstock – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, cut out with the Striped Scallop thinlet.  I played with this piece until I figured out what part I wanted to use because I knew I was going to cut some of it off.  Once I did figure this out, I cut off the excess and attached it to my card front.
  • To make the scallops, just use the Striped Scallop Thinlet again in each of the colors.  Instead of the whole sheet you can run through side by side half sheets because the most I used for a color was 8. Add scallops in Calypso Coral, So Saffron (had to substitute this for Apricot Appeal), and Delightful Dijon (a sub for More Mustard).
  • Whisper White – 1 1/4 x 3 3/4.  Stamp greeting in Night of Navy, cut end using the Lots of Labels Framelit, punch 1/8 hole in end, and add Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine.  Fray the edges.
  • Add tag to card front using dimensionals and there you have it!  A wonderful thank you card for a special person who has helped me out of MANY jams I managed to get myself in!  (I just KNOW she CRINGES when she sees my name come up in an email – she KNOWS I have broken the system…AGAIN!)

JulyCreateGrpIf you are looking for some great ideas for products from the NEW Stampin’ Up! catalog then the Create with Connie and Mary July 15 mini session is for you!

A mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials for THREE card sets and TWO 3D items.

All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips

AND we are showing ‘snippets’ of the projects and letting you know what sets we used!  Here’s what we did for July!

All this for only $8.95!  Projects will be available July 26th and you will get ALL 5 ideas right away…no waiting!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Set(s): Fabulous Four
Paper: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Delightful Dijon, So Saffron
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Striped Scallop Thinlet, 1/8″ Hole Punch, Calypso Coral Thick Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!