Tour de Freaks – Jan 17

freakwelcome2013Happy January Control Freak Blog Hop everyone!

We are once again having fun with all of our new stuff in the Occasions Mini and the Sale-a-bration brochure.  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Amy Koenders’s blog – weren’t her projects fun!

One of the things that first caught my eye in the Occasions Mini (well besides the dragonflies of course) was the Timeless Tags Thinlits…how cool these are!  Today I’m going to share three cards I made.  I decided to pair it with the cool piece of specialty paper in the Affectionately Yours Specialty dsp.


Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Basic Black 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, stamp the image using Crumb Cake, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake/Copper dsp – 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 add to card front
  • Copper Foil and Crumb Cake – 1/2 x 3 3/4, cut into banners, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 3/8 x 3 3/4, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Basic Back – cut out the solid frame
  • Very Vanilla – cut out the solid frame and the butterfly at the same time
  • Copper Foil – cut out the butterflies and insert into the Vanilla tag, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add using dimensionals
  • Linen thread – fold over 3 times, tie into a bow and add to top of tag


Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add Crumb Cake/Copper dsp strip – 1 x 4 3/4 then Copper Foil -1/8 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting and copper emboss
  • Very Vanilla – solid over tag
  • Crumb Cake and Copper Foil – cut out flower overlay, add the the copper outline to the Very Vanilla tag and add the leaves, stem and center in Crumb Cake
  • Linen Thread – fold over three times, tie into a bow and add using glue dot

And the last one…


Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp the little 3 star image using Crumb Cake, later onto Basic Black 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front using dimensionls
  • Crumb Cake/Copper dsp – 1 1/2 x 3 1/2, cut into a banner add to card front using dimensionals,
  • Basic Black – cut out solid tag
  • Copper Foil, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla – cut out the tag from each, add the Crumb Cake outline to the Basic Black tag, then ad the copper and black pieces back in, stamp the Very Vanilla piece using Memento Black and the greeting with Versamark and copper emboss – don’t add this yet
  • Copper foil – 1/2 x 3 1/2 cut into banner and add
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 3 1/4, cut end on slant and add to copper piece, add the stamped Very Vanilla piece to finish off

Here’s the three cards together…


Time to head on in the hop.  You are in for a real treat as you head on over to Wendy Weixler’s blog.

clickhere2013Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!



18 responses to “Tour de Freaks – Jan 17

  1. Pingback: Stampin’ Up! Custom Tee and Everyday Tags for the Control Freaks Blog Hop – Stamp With Amy K

  2. Wow ! These are so lovely with the copper foil !

  3. Wow, beautiful projects Mary! The die cuts look amazing in the neutral tones. Perfectly designed, love them all! 🙂

  4. Hmmm…very cute. Will have to go give those tags another look!

  5. These are so cute, I love them, you need to have a class on the‼

  6. All of these are stunning! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing. You’ve inspired me to offer a class with this set.

  7. Absolute perfection, from the design to the color combo! So clean and classic-looking! ❤️

  8. Wow! I love the copper combo with this set! GORGEOUS! Now I want that set! Great job.

  9. What a wonderful set of cards Mary!!

  10. So I had completely overlooked those tags in the catalog, but you’ve sold me. They are all gorgeous and pair perfectly with the foil dsp.

  11. All of these are so beautiful. You’ve showcased this bundle so perfectly! Love the copper so much!

  12. Debbie Henderson

    Your trio of cards are all gorgeous Mary!

  13. Mary Alice Bellis

    The problem with these blog hops is I find so many projects with products I don’t have, and then my wish list gets so long, and I have to place another order and I have already made 2 orders in 2 weeks! I love these tags so much, and have to have them NOW!

  14. Gorgeous projects! Excellent choice of colors!

  15. These die-cuts are beautiful in copper ~ really elegant! Super cards, Mary!

  16. What a lovely trio of cards! I hadn’t even considered these dies, but they really make a great set!

  17. I’m with you, Mary …. the Timeless Tags bundle really excited my imagination (after I got over the impact of the Dragonfly bundle, that is)! LOL Your middle card with the sunflower-type image is ESPECIALLY beautiful and paired with the copper is oh la la beautiful!!

  18. lovely, lovely set of cards, Mary! you’ve done it again!!!

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