Daily Archives: December 19, 2015

Tour de Freaks – December 2015


Welcome to the December Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  Can you believe it…Christmas is less than a week away…WOW!!!  As a demonstrator we are always excited about ‘new stuff’ and that is what this hop is all about – the NEW Occasions Mini and SAB Brochure!

If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Melissa Davies Rubberfunatics blog.  LOVE her stuff!

There is SOOOO MUCH fun NEW stuff I had a difficult time deciding what I wanted to do.  My friends Jo and Jackie (or as my DH says…the “J’s” were over and as we were playing I decided to use the GORGEOUS Rose Garden thinlits as the focus of my projects.  This was one of those things that took on a couple different starts until I ended up with these projects.  First my card…


I just LOVE the simple look of this card and it is sooo easy to do.  Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4
  • Crumb Cake/White Heart print – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to Whisper White layer and add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out Rose Wonder framelit 3 times, stack together and adhere to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 7/8, stamp greeting using Soft Suede, cut into a banner, add using dimensionals.

Now how simple is THAT?  And I think it looks so elegant!

Set(s): Rose Wonder
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Love Blossoms dsp paper Stack
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Rose Garden Thinlits, Dimensionals


I just LOVE making project that ‘match’ and LOVE doin’ inserts for 8 x 8 frames so that is what I did for my 3D project.  I used some of the same basic ‘stuff’ for this.  Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 8 x 8
  • White/Crumb Cake print (Love Blossoms dsp) – 2 x 6, cut in half and add to Blushing Bride base
  • Add Blushing Bride Sequin Trim around base securing in the back
  • Whisper White – 6 1/8 x 6 1/8
  • Crumb Cake/White Heart print (Love Blossoms dsp – 6 x 6, layer onto Whisper White piece then add to base using dimensionals
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out Rose Wonder framelit 3 times, stack together and adhere to base
  • Soft Suede – 1/2 x 8, add to base using dimensionals
  • Blushing Bride – stamp frame and sentiment using Soft Suede, cut out with framelit, add using dimensionals
  • Blushing Bride Glimmer paper – punch out little hearts using the 2-step owl punch (PERFECT size!) add to dsp to mini off
Set(s): Rose Wonder
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Love Blossoms dsp paper Stack, Blushing Bride Glimmer
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Rose Garden Thinlits, Blushing Bride Sequin Trim, 2-step Owl Punch, Dimensionals

And here are the two projects together…


I really do LOVE the Rose Garden thinlit!

It’s time to move on to Julie Davidson’s Julie’s Stampin’ Spot Blog.  You’re in for a treat!


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Perfect Pines


Can you BELIEVE IT… Christmas is NEXT WEEK!  WOW!!!  In keeping with the quickly approaching holiday AND people now in gift wrapping mode, the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team is going to feature a Christmas Tag!


I decided to go really simple and use ‘stuff on top of my desk’…my favorite way to make things!  Here’s the details…

  • Basic Black – cut out largest Lots of Labels.
  • Whisper White – cut out 2nd to largest Lots of Labels – run through the Softly Falling embossing folder and add to card front
  • Cut out largest Perfect Pines tree from the kraft corrugated paper, add to tag
  • Punch out some 1/8″ Whisper White and Black Glimmer circles and add to tree.
  • Basic Black – cut out merry (Christmas Greetings thinlits) and add to label
  • Use star framelit (Perfect Pines) to cut out Black Glimmer Star – add to tag
  • Punch 1/8″ hole in top of tag and add Crumb Cake Stitched Satin Ribbon and tie knot at top.

We have ‘gone live’ with the Create with Connie and Mary December Mini Session but LOTS of great ideas for the upcoming month!

December 2015 collage* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the December session, great for your upcoming January, Valentine and Occasions classes:

  • Bloomin Love Bundle 3D Project
  • Going Global Card Set
  • Timeless Love Card Set
  • Wonderland 3D Project
  • No Bones About It Card Set
  • BONUS:  Bloomin Love
Set(s): NONE
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Corrugated, Black Glimmer
Other: Lots of Labels, Perfect Pines Framelits, 1/8″ Hole Punch, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Crumb Cake Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to my friend Connie Babbert or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.






Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!