Jun 19 2014

June 2014 Tour de Freaks



Oh my!  This month’s Tour de Freaks is all about NEW Catalog Goodies!!!  Are you ready to be inspired by the Control Freak Swappers?  I know I’m having a blast with my new toys!  You’ve probably just come from Judy DiScipio’s blog…weren’t her cards pretty?  We have 12 stops for you this month, so continue on around until you get back here!


The first thing I KNEW that I wanted in the new catalog were the Star Framelits.  I’m happy they came out with Be The Star stamp set, too, that has some fun greetings in it!  And…you probably think stars = patriotic!  And…that is certainly true!  However, I wanted to show how to do something different with them…so here are my fairy wands with matching card!  Inside the 1×8 cello bags are Glow Bracelets!  How fun is that?  Wouldn’t it be cute for a girl’s birthday party?  The Glow Bracelets came 5 for $1 at Dollar Tree!  I took my colors from these 3…and they had red and blue, too.


June 2014 Be The Star 2


Of course, I had to use the fabulous Party Pennant Die, too!  I’ve shown another use for it here…a cello bag topper!  Fold a piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, then run it thru the die above the bottom cut line so you just get the nice curved end…and it doesn’t cut thru the fold.  I used the Delicate Dots Embossing folder on it for texture.  I also used the new Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper for one layer of the stars!  So sparkly and pretty in person!



June 2014 Be The Star closeup

And, of course we need a matching card for the party.  I copied the general color theme of Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green and Melon Mambo, but cut the largest star from Melon Mambo Polka Dot pattern in the Brights Backgrounds Paper Stack.  The largest star is just a little bit big for a normal card size…but cutting off the tip of one point worked well!  I staggered the stars for extra fun and have Stampin’ Dimensionals between each layer.  I added some rhinestones in the background, too!


June 2014 Be the Star card


OK…so what do you think?  Have I sold you on the Star Framelits yet?  I hope so!  Next up on the tour is the fabulous Wendy Weixler...I’m sure she will have some FUN projects for you, too!


6 People have left comments on this post

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:06:20
LeeAnn Greff said:

Love these! Fresh and Fun!

Jun 20, 2014 - 01:06:35

Connie, so cute! Love the idea of the toppers using the new party pennants die. Fun colors, too! I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Dazzling Diamonds paper to see it sparkle in person. And yes…you have helped sell me on the star framelits! 😉

Jun 20, 2014 - 03:06:59
Joanne James said:

Sold! Great projects Connie – these stars are on my first shopping list too!

Jun 20, 2014 - 07:06:57
Carla said:

And again some wonderfull cards, like the fairy wants you created.
A great blog hop, I enjoyed it Connie.

Jun 20, 2014 - 10:06:19
Wendie said:

Darling projects. I often need a fairy wand!

Jun 20, 2014 - 05:06:22

The star theme is totally adorable and I like the bright, vivid colors you used!