Daily Archives: January 19, 2016

Tour de Freaks – January 2016

freakwelcome2013Welcome to the January Tour de Freaks!  Do you feel the ‘love’ in the air?  Yep…the Freaks are all about love this month.  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Dawn Olchefske’s DO Stamping with Dawn blog.  LOVE her work!

There are soooo many options in the wonderful occasions mini!

I tend to be a clean and simple kind of gal and decided to go with clean and simple with my projects today!


Do you ever have an idea for a card and you just HAVE to make it?  Well…yep…that was THIS card!  Ever since I saw the awesome little steam heart in the Cups and Kettle framelits, I just HAD to do this!  And that heart print in the Have a Cuppa dsp is PERFECT…and I mean absolutely PERFECT for Valentine’s Day!

Here’s the detail…

  • Melon Mambo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Heart Print – 3/4 by 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Basic Grey Archival.
  • Cut out steam heart from Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay, interlock them and add to card front.
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Bermuda Bay print – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to Whisper White panel
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off
Set(s): Bloomin’ Love
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Have a Cuppa dsp
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Cups and Kettle Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Okay…so not for a cute little treat to go with the card…


And here’s the details for this…

  • Bermuda Bay – start with a piece 2 7/8 x 5 1/2, use the largest Lots of Labels  framelet and cut out both end.  Score at 2 3/4 then 3 then score again a little done from the end
  • Heart print – 1 x 2 7/8, add to front and trim end, fold down top flap.
  • Add Ghirardelli chocolate and tie piece of Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around it to hold the chocolate in place
  • Punch out 1 1/4″ Silver Glimmer Scallop Circle and add 1″ Whisper White Circle, add Melon Mambo steam heart to the center and add to favor front using dimensionals
  • Fold piece of Silver Satin Ribbon and staple to favor top.
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Grey on Melon Mambo and cut using small Bitty Banner Framelit and add to top of favor
Set(s): Bloomin’ Love
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Have a Cuppa dsp, Silver glimmer
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Cups and Kettle Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelit, Bitty Banner Framelit, Silver 1/8″ Taffetta Ribbon, Silver Sating Ribbon, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Here’s my two pieces together…


Fun and super simple!

Now it’s time to head on over to the wonderful Wendy Weixler and her Wickedly Wonderful Creations.  You are in for a TREAT as always!


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!




Bloomin’ Love

SUO140It’s time for another SUO Challenge and this time the theme is Valentine Cards or Gifts.

I had this idea that I wanted to use for a Valentine type card and so this was just the perfect challenge for me to use the idea for!

I LOVE the stem/leaves from the Number of Years set and instead of ‘flowers’ I wanted to add some hearts.  My friend Jo gave me some of her Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and I decided that would be PERFECT for my hearts to give it that ‘little extra’.  So…put everything together and this is what you got!

Here’s the details…

  • Rose Red – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Heart/flower print (Love Blossoms dsp), 3 1/4 x 4 1/4
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, add printed piece on it and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Wild Wasabi – 1/8 x 3 1/4, cut two and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 x 3 3/4, punch top using scallop tag topper punch, corner round bottom corners, stamp greeting using Real Red and stem/leaves using Wild Wasabi, punch out hearts using Itty Bitty Accents punch from Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and add to tag.
  • Add piece of Wild Wasabi Seam Binding to the top, tie using Whisper White Baker’s Twine, add tag to card front using dimensionals

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Bloomin Love, Number of Years
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Love Blossoms dsp, Blushing Bride Glimmer paper
Ink: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Other: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Corner Rounder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Wild Wasabi Seam Binding, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!