Tour de Freaks – Feb 16

freakwelcome2013It’s that time again!  What time?  Time for another Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!

With Sale-a-bration in full swing, the Freaks decided to celebration Sale-a-bration!  Are you ever in for a treat!  The freaks REALLY know how to Sale-a-brate!  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Mindy Backes’ blog and her EXCELLENT projects!

I had REALLY wanted to use the Hello set but since that is now retired and I don’t have any of the ‘new’ items I decided to go with the Botanicals for You set.  This is a fun set and I decided to keep the look simple but use a lot of cutting things out (my VERY FAVORITE thing to do) to give it that little extra!


This is such a FUN color challenge – Pear Pizzazz, Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay.  I added in the Smoky slate and this was easy as can be!

Here’s the details –

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, run through Butterfly Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Smoky Slate
  • Blackberry Bliss dotted (Farmers Market dsp) – 5/8 x 5 1/2, add behind Whisper White Panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp large flower/Bermuda Bay, medium flower/ Blackberry Bliss, leaves/Pear Pizzazz, cut everything out, layer ’em up and add to card front.
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to center of each flower to finish
Set(s): Botanicals for You
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Farmers Market dap
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Butterfly Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones  Dimensionals

Okay…so I made a little bag to go with my card…


Here’s the details –

  • Pear Pizzazz – 7 1/2 x 11, use Gift Bag Punch Board to score and make bag, put together
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 5 1/2, cut out bottom using Banner Framelit, stamp greeting using Smoky Slate
  • Stamp flowers/leaves as describe above, cut out and add to tag
  • Blackberry Dotted – 1 1/2 x 2, cut out with smaller Banner Framelit, add behind Whisper White banner, add to front of bag
  • Punch holes in top and tie using Bermuda Bay Thick Twine.
  • I didn’t on this but you could add Basic Rhinestones to match card
Set(s): Botanicals for You
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Farmers Market dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Bermuda Bay Thick Twine,  Dimensionals

Here’s my two project together…


Thanks for stopping by!  Now it’s time to head over to Heidi Baks Running with Scissors blog to see how she ‘sale-a-brates’!


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


7 responses to “Tour de Freaks – Feb 16

  1. Mary Alice Bellis

    I love the soft colors. The Pear Pizazz is my favorite, and I hardly see it used anymore. Your color choices are lovely.

  2. Love your project ensemble! Pretty colors – I need to use that Blackberry more often!

  3. All that fussy cutting makes for a beautiful card! I love the little flowers! Great color combo too!

  4. Love the matching set Mary and the colors you used too!

  5. I really love that color combination! Beautiful projects!

  6. Beautiful, love your colour choice.

  7. Fun ensemble! I love the butterfly embossing on your card – perfect compliment.

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