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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.

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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

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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…

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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…

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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’!

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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)

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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.

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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…

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

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Tour de Freaks Aug 16

freakwelcome2013Welcome everyone to the Tour de Freaks Blog Hop for August!  This month we are celebrating the NEW Holiday Catalog (which is filled with such goodness!).

If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Debbie Henderson’s Debbie’s Designs blog.  LOVE her ideas!.

One of the first sets to catch my eye in the new Holiday Mini was Totally Trees.  I LOVE ANYTHING with TREES so this was a no brainer for me!  I’ve just started playing with this set and I just love how colorful you can make these.

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Now isn’t this just happy?  I LOVE these colors together!  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, stamp the solid image in Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz and the ‘tree’ in Basic Grey Archival; add to card front
  • Sweet Sugarplum Envelope dsp print 4 1/4 x 1 1/8, layer piece of Pear Pizzazz – 1/2 x 4 1/4 behind it then add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 5/8, cut end on angle and add to card front
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Versamark and Silver Emboss, cut into banner and add to card front
  • Add some Fancy Frosted Sequins to finish off
Set(s): Totally Trees, Greatest Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Incolor Envelope dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Fancy Frosted Sequin,  Dimensionals

 

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This is a super quick and easy treat box using the Popcorn Box framelit.  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – cut out two of the Popcorn Box framelit.
  • On one side stamp solid image using Pear Pizzazz, Sweet Sugarplum and Pool Party and tree using Basic Grey Archival; stamp ‘ground’ using Pear Pizzazz
  • Put box together, pinch in sides
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1/2 x 1 5/8, stamp greeting using Basic Grey Archival, cut into banner, layer piece of Sweet Sugarplum Glitter Ribbon behind it and piece of Pool Party/White Diagonal stripe (A Little Foxy) 1/2 x 2 5/8, add to top of box using a Gold Binder Clip
  • Add some Fancy Frost Sequins to trees to finish off.
Set(s): Totally Trees, Perfectly Wrapped
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, A Little Foxy dsp,
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark
Other: Sweet Sugarplum Glitter Ribbon, Fancy Frosted Sequin, Gold Binder Clip, Popcorn Box Framelits  Dimensionals

Here’s a picture of the two together…

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How cool is this!  Now it is time to head over to Dawn Olchefske’s DO Stamping with Dawn blog.  You are in for a treat!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

 

Tour de Freaks – July 16

freakwelcome2013Welcome to the July Tour de Freaks where this month – ANYTHING GOES!

How’s that for a fun theme!  Can’t wait to see what all the freaks have in store for us this month!

If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Debbie Hendersson – Debbie’s Designs blog.  She always has such FUN ideas!

Oh what to do…what to do for this month?  I have been having such fun with the Foxy Friends set so I decided to have a little fun with that.

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Isn’t this gang just the CUTEST???  They are just so much fun to make.  Here’s the details…

  • Tangerine Tango – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 5 1/2, Smoky Slate bark print – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to bottom, Basic Black 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to top, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Make the little critters – Fox – Tangerine Tango/Momento Black, Skunk – Momento Black/Whisper White, Racoon – Smoky Slate, Basic Grey Archival, Moment Black, cut them out and add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 5, add to card front
  • Tangerine Tango – 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Momento Black, cut into a pbanner, add to card front using dimensionals.
Set(s): Foxy Friends, Greatest Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, A Little Foxy dsp, Silver Blimmer
Ink: Momento Black, Basic Grey Archival, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango
Other: Fox Builder Punch,  Dimensionals

Since I was having so much fun with this I decided to make some little treats to go with it…

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I’m not going to go into a lot of detail but I want to show how I made the holder part…

  • Whisper White – 4 x 1 1/8, score at 1 1/2 and 2 1/2
  • Stamp as follows, trim, fold and staple at top
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  • Add head using a dimensional
  • Fox – Tangerine Tango, Momento Black
  • Skunk – Momento Black, Whisper White
  • Racoon – Smoky Slate, Basic Grey Archival, Momento Black
  • Reindeer – Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Momento Black, Real Red (bow tie from the Snow Place set)

Here’s my project together…

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Oh…just fun!  Now it is time to head over to Melissa’s Rubberfunatics Blog.  You are in for a treat!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Tour de Freaks May

freakwelcome2013Welcome everyone to the May Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  We are a small but mighty group this month (many of our members are Grand Vacation Achievers and are on their way!)

If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Melissa Davies – Rubberfunatics.  She always has such delightful ideas!

This month our theme is Something Old and/or Something New.  Well…I just HAD to go with the Something New part of the theme.  I’m having so much fun playing with my NEW STUFF (okay that and I’ve already cleared off my desk of retiring stuff so I would have ad to dig to get to those Something Old things!)

I decided I wanted to share with you thing made with Swirly Bird/Swirly Scribble bundle (with a little Thoughtful Banners thrown in!).  First up I wanted to use the cur little bird…

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Here’s the details…

  • Tempting Turquoise – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Tempting Turquoise – 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, run through the butterfly embossing folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/4, stamp ‘sun’ using Daffodil Delight and greeting using Basic Black Archival.  The ‘branch’ is from the long ‘wave’ thinlit cut out of Chocolate Chip, add to card front
  • Real Red – 3 1/8 x 4 3/8, layer white panel on the add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp both the large and small leave on Whisper White using Gumball Green, cut out (by hand or thinlit) add to ‘branch’.
  • Stamp ‘nest’ in Crumb Cake and bird in Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, and Real Red, cut out (all by hand…any option) and add to branch.

Next up is a super simple card…

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Here’s the details…

  • Kraft – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Real Red – 3/4 x 5 1/2, Daffodil Delight – 1/2 x 5 1/2, Tempting Turquoise 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card base
  • Kraft – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, cut out the small swirl scribble in Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise, add to panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp banner using Basic Black Archival on Whisper White, stamp greeting using Real Red, punch out using Duet Banner punch, add using dimensionals

And finally a little picture.  I got this cute little frame at Michael’s and thought it would be just right for adding little stamped creations to it!

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Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 3 x 3 5/8
  • Whisper White – 2 7/8 x 3 1/2, cut out ‘wave’ from Tempting Turquoise and add to Whisper White Panel, stamp ‘sun’ using Daffodil Delight, add to Daffodil Delight panel.
  • Boats – base/Night of Navy, small sail/ Daffodil Delight, striped sail/ Real Red, little flag/Tempting Turquoise, do two boats, cut out and add, one is added using dimenionals.
  • Add panel to frame

Are these all just fun and easy!  And here they are all together…

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Set(s): Swirly Bird, Thoughtful Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Night of Navy, Real Read, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Other: Butterfly Embossing Folder, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Duet Banners Punch,  Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head on over to Cindy Elam – Heart’s Delight Cards…you are in for a TREAT!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Tour de Freaks – March

freakwelcome2013Well it’s time for ANOTHER Tour de Freaks blog hop and this month our theme is spring/Easter.  I decided to have some fun with the spring theme!  It is really beginning to feel like spring around here in Ohio.

If you are going forward through the hop, you arrived here from Melissa Stout – Stampin’ Doc blog…LOVE her stuff!

I decided for the spring theme to go with Chicks…I just LOVE this little guy for the Honeycomb Happiness SAB set!

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Isn’t this little chick just DANG CUTE?  Since I’m not much one for coloring, I decided to stamp him on some dsp and just cut him out…SOOOO much nicer (well…at least for me!)

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer on Basic Black then to card front using dimensionals
  • Soft Sky – punch 2 1/2″ Circle, add to card front
  • Melon Mambo/white star print – It’s My Party dsp – 1/8 x 4, add to card front
  • Mint Macaron Triangle Print – 1/2 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • Multi-color star print – 1 x 3 1/4, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Stamp chick on Crushed Curry print using Basic Black Archival, cut out, color beak and feet using Tangelo Twist marker, add using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 3/8 x 1 1/4, stamp using Versamark, white emboss, cut into a banner, add using dimensionals
Set(s): Honeycomb Happiness (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, It’s My Party dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Versamark
Other: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Well..since I had a check on my card, I needed to make a chick for y 3D project…

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Is he just THE CUTEST too?  This is so quick and easy!  Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – cut out two of the Curvy Keepsake box pieces, sponge edges using Crushed Curry
  • Festive Flower Builder Punch – cut out 2 of the ‘x’s from Tangelo Twist for the ‘feet’.  Put between the two layers when putting the bottom together.  Put the box together
  • Tangelo Twist – cut out the ‘point’ from the medium star and add for beak.
  • Eyes:  Cut 2 Whisper White 1/2″ Circles, Punch 2 Basic Black 1/4″ Holes (layer), cut 2 Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Circles, trim off bottom of each, sponge using Crushed Curry.  Layer together then add to box.
  • Sponge Crushed Curry for the ‘cheeks’.
  • Crushed Curry – Festive Glower Build Punch – smaller of the two petals – punch 2, fold top down on an angle, sponge using Crushed Curry, add to sides of the box

Now see…wasn’t that simple!

Set(s): None
Paper: Whisper White, Basic black, Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist
Ink: Crushed Curry
Other: Curvy Keepsake Thinlits, Festive Flower Builder Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Medium Star Punch, Dimensionals

Here’s the two togehter…

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Thanks for stopping by!  Now it’s time to head over to Dawn Olchefski’s DO Stamping with Dawn blog.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

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!

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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…

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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…

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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’!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy