Feb 19 2010

February Tour de Freaks

It's time!  The February Tour de Freaks is here…brought to you by your Control Freak Swappers!  You've probably just arrived from Wendy Janson's blog, weren't her projects gorgeous?  We have 16 stops for you today!   


Our theme this month was the Occasions Mini!  Well…that's a broad theme!  I'm sure you'll get lots of new ideas!

My first projects uses…what else…Chocolate Bunny!  What can I say…he just is a favorite of mine!  I stamped him in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink on Close to Cocoa cardstock and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder, then cut him out.


Can you tell what the carrot is made from?  Yep!  The Large Scallop Circle Die!  I received one of these carrots for a swap at Leadership, but I changed out the colors and added the bunny in the top.  I wanted to use a real chocolate bunny, but the ones I bought were too big.  That's when I figured that my stamped one would work even better! 


The base of the carrot is from Pumpkin Pie cardstock and I sponged the edges.  The leaves of the carrot are Old Olive and also sponged.  I used some fancy shredded paper to fill it.  I punched two holes to be able to tie the Old Olive Satin Ribbon and help hold the edges closed.  Then stamped Happy Easter from Well Scripted with Old Olive ink and punched with the Wide Oval Punch.  Isn't it FUN???



My second project uses the Big Shot again with the Fancy Favor Box.  I cut it from Pixie Pink cardstock and ran the Spring Floral Wheel in Pixie Pink Ink Cartridge across the bottom of it twice.  I used the Wheel Guide to help me keep it straight!


On the front I made a bunny from punches!  The face is a 1 3/8 circle of Pretty in Pink, the cheeks are 1" Whisper White circle punches and 3/4 Pretty in Pink circles layered in top.  His nose is a Pixie Pink 1/2" circle.  The whiskers are Sahara Sand slivers of cardstock.  The eyes are actually Small Ovals cut down to a smaller size with 1/4" circles of Basic Black and highlighted with the White Gel Pen.  The ears are Scallop Ovals from Whisper White and the Welcome Neighbors Designer Paper punched with the Large Oval Punch.  I gave him a bowtie made from the Old Olive Satin Ribbon and the Old Olive handle is attached with Clear Rhinestone Brads.


I kept the back simple with just the Easter stamp from Eggcoutrements stamped in Old Olive Classic Ink on Whisper White and punched with the Designer Label punch.  It is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals!


I filled it with some multi-colored shredded paper.  I was going to fill it with Jelly Beans, but my husband ate them all!  lol!


Well, you can continue on the tour by clicking on the button to go to Mary Brown's Blog!  I'm sure she'll have some fantastic projects!  Have fun taking the tour!


36 People have left comments on this post

Feb 19, 2010 - 09:02:11
Mary Brown said:

There you go with that chocolate bunny again!  Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute!!!  LOVE your punched bunny basket too!  ADORABLE!

Feb 19, 2010 - 10:02:29
Julie said:

So smart to pull out the Easter ideas, And you really hit them out of the park!!

Feb 19, 2010 - 10:02:54
Robin said:

OMW it is the cutest carrot ever!  Look at that yummy bunny!  And the pink one's ears are seriously cute!!  Loving these πŸ™‚

Feb 19, 2010 - 10:02:39
Lisa M said:

STinkin' CUTE!  Love the carrot box, love the punched bunny…just great stuff!  THanks for sharing, Connie!

Feb 19, 2010 - 11:02:52

Super cute carrot – so creative!

Feb 19, 2010 - 11:02:40
Cindy Major said:

Connie, you've  outdone yourself this month! I really, really love the carrot container with the Easter bunny – just so clever! And the box is equally adorable! Nicely done πŸ˜€

Feb 19, 2010 - 11:02:38

So cute!  How clever that carrot box is!!  πŸ™‚

Feb 20, 2010 - 12:02:47
Carmel Apis-Yee said:

This is so adorable. TFS

Feb 20, 2010 - 01:02:06
Cheryl said:

Oh my, that bunny in the carrot is sure cute!

Feb 20, 2010 - 02:02:16

Cute Cute Cute!!  And love your blog header too !! πŸ™‚


Feb 20, 2010 - 02:02:46

Your projects are super cute, I just love that carrot box, totally adorable!! Great ideas for the Big Shot, I just love that machine πŸ™‚  *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Feb 20, 2010 - 03:02:43

This carrot is such a great idea! love your blog

Feb 20, 2010 - 06:02:55
Wendy W. said:

Darling! Adorable! WONDERFUL!! Once again, Connie, you have hit a home run with BOTH projects!!  Oh WHERE is spring??? Great bunny-filled carrot and I LOVE your little Easter box!! πŸ™‚

Feb 20, 2010 - 08:02:11
MaryR said:

so adorable- just love your choc bunny and carrot

Feb 20, 2010 - 09:02:46

Love the carrot box!  The projects are adorable!  TFS!

Feb 20, 2010 - 09:02:34
Wendie said:

love both projects – the carrot box is just too cute!

Feb 20, 2010 - 10:02:00
Sue Beranek said:

Sooooooo CUTE!!

Feb 20, 2010 - 11:02:00
Wendy J. said:

Connie, love the "carrot" with the choc bunny inside.  Too cute!  And your bunny out of punches to totally adorable!  Love it!  Both projects are fabulous!

Feb 20, 2010 - 11:02:14
rebecca said:

Oh my…these are the cutest pkgs ever…thanks so much for sharing….love them.

Feb 20, 2010 - 12:02:47
Kim P said:

My hostess for club in March requested an Easter basket with the fancy favor die…now I know how to make it a WOW project!  Thank you!  (I will be sure to give you credit!)

Feb 20, 2010 - 12:02:36
Tracy said:

I'm so glad you liked my carrot swap!! I was excited to see it online, & the addition of the bunny…great idea! 

Feb 20, 2010 - 01:02:37

Such clever uses of the punches and cut shapes.  I love the carrot especially but all of them are great!  Thank you for sharing your talent with us!!!

Feb 20, 2010 - 02:02:52
Erin Blair said:

Connie…Soooo cute & clever!!  How do you do it??  Gonna have to CASE these ideas!!  Thanks…Erin Blair

Feb 20, 2010 - 05:02:54
Chantal said:

What great ideas! Love the carrot with the coco bunny. The bunny box is great too! I'm having a great time going around the Tour the Freaks.

Feb 20, 2010 - 06:02:18
Kim Innis said:

I really love the carrot!

Feb 20, 2010 - 09:02:39
Brandi said:

AHHH! Look at that carrot!!! I love it, Connie! You rock!

Feb 20, 2010 - 09:02:23
Lisa Young said:

Adorable projects Connie! I am loving this blog hop!

Feb 20, 2010 - 10:02:28

Connie, I just love your "carrot" and bunny. I will be making up some of these. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Feb 21, 2010 - 08:02:26

Wonderful Easter projects and so colorful. 

Feb 21, 2010 - 11:02:56
Holly said:

WOW very cute ideas.  I am so glad I happened upon your guys blog tour.

Feb 21, 2010 - 12:02:50
Elsa L said:

Such cute projects!!! Your bunny basket really made me smile. 
Thanks for sharing.

Feb 22, 2010 - 01:02:26

I love these! What fabulous Easter projects! I hadn't yet found a use for the chocolate bunny but I just love it's addition to the carrot cone, too cute! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

Feb 22, 2010 - 02:02:21
Gayla O'Dell said:

Love these projects.  I think the carrot will be a great project to share with my club.  Thank you for sharing.

Feb 22, 2010 - 04:02:00
Holly said:

Love your projects really love the carrot!! Supper cute!

Feb 22, 2010 - 11:02:18

darling projects!  congrats on the IPICK!

Mar 7, 2010 - 09:03:06
Tammy Fite said:

Love the bunny basket!!  I used your idea for my stamp club–they loved it!!  Thanks for sharing all you do!!