Daily Archives: December 19, 2016

Tour de Freak December 2016

freakwelcome2013Hello everyone and welcome to the December Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  As demonstrators we just LOVE NEW STUFF and that is what this month’s hop is all about…NEW STUFF!!!!  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Amy Koenders Blog.

There are so many things in the occasions mini that I just LOVE and trying to pick something was difficult.  My DH’s birthday was on the 16th and I needed to make him a card and decided to use that (since I used NEW STUFF) and add a little treat box.

Here’s the card (and my DH thought it was COOL…especially the new hexagon embossing folder)


This is really a pretty easy card.  Here’s the details..

  • Delightful Dijon – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic Black – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Very Vanillia – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder and add to card front (Look MUCH cooler in real life!)
  • Dijon print – 1 3/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Urban Underground Washi Tape – add two strips to card front
  • Cut our larger stars from the Urban Underground Black/Silver dsp and Silver Folder, smaller star from the Vanilla/Black tiny dot and Delightful Dijon, layer and add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp banner in Memento Black and greeting in Delightful Dijon, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals
 Set(s): Balloon Adventure
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Urban Underground dsp, Silver Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Delightful Dijon
Other: Urban Dynamics Embossing Folder, Urban Underground Washi Tape, Stars Framelits, Dimensionals

Then I decided to make a little treat box.  This is the snap close treat box but I made mine smaller.




This is the front and the back so you can see what I did with it.

  • Delightful Dijon – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 (you can find videos online on how to make these), run through the Hexagon Dynamics Emboss Folder and put together, round corners on top
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/2 x 2 1/2, add to top
  • Add strip of the Vanilla/Black diagonal strip – 1/2 x 3
  • Stamp Balloon and strings using Memento Black on Very Vanilla, color with Smoky Slate and Delightful Dijon markers, punch out out layer onto diagonal strip, add to box front using double dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 3/8 x 2, stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss, cut into banner on both end an add to box.
 Set(s): Balloon Adventure
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Urban Underground dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Urban Dynamics Embossing Folder, Urban Balloon Duo Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Here’s my two project together…


Next up on the hop is Heidi Baks…I always LOVE her stuff!


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Hang Your Stocking

stocking1Here’s another card that I did for one of my Holiday Card Classes.

I just LOVE this pretty color combination – it is so soft and non-traditional and I LOVE non-traditional colors on my Christmas cards!

This really is a pretty simple card to do although there are a couple of little tiny pieces in there with the holly, berry and stocking hanger!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sweet Sugarplum – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Sweet Sugarplum print – 1 1/2 x 4, add to panel
  • Stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss
  • Stamp some of the snowflakes using Sweet Sugarplum
  • Stamp snowflake stocking using Pool Party and cut out using matching framelit, cut out stocking top from Whisper White, cut out stocking hanger from Silver Foil, add hanger and stocking top to  stamped stocking, tread piece of Silver 1/8″ Tafetta Ribbon through Stocking hanger and add to panel wrapping ends of ribbon behind back of panel, add panel to card front
  • Stamp holly using Versamark and silver emboss, stamp berries using Sweet Sugarplum, cut out holly and berries with matching framelits, layer and add to stocking to finish off.
 Set(s): Hang Your Stocking
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, Incolor Envelope dsp, Silver Foil
Ink: Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark
Other: Christmas Stocking Framelits, Silver Embossing Powder, Silver 1/8″ Tafetta Ribbon

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!