Apr 19 2010

April Tour de Freaks!

Wow…another month has gone by and it is time for the April Tour de Freaks!  You've probably just come from Lynn Put's Blog…weren't her projects fantastic?  You can continue around the tour to see everyone's projects, we have 14 stops this time!  The theme this month is FLOWERS!  I know you'll see great ideas to help you enjoy Spring a little more!

 

My first project uses different sizes of circles to make some punch art flowers!  I used the 1 3/4 circle punch and Regal Rose cardstock, 1 3/8 circle punch and Pretty in Pink cardstock and the 1" circle punch and So Saffron cardstock.  I cut slits around each of the circles, then sponged them all with Regal Rose Classic Ink.  I adhered them together and added a White Flower Button to the centers.  The leaves are the wing from the Bird Punch (do you have that punch yet?) out of Certainly Celery and sponged around the edges with Certainly Celery Classic Ink.  I used Tea Party Designer Paper in the background and cut it into strips (using the Bloggers' Challenge sketch from last week!)  I added Happy Birthday from Stampin' Up!'s Well Scripted stamp set.  LOVE how this turned out!  The base of the card is Pretty in Pink cardstock.

 

I first saw this project over on Becky Robert's blog, but I adapted it to fit 4×4 cards instead of the tags she had used.  I created the bottom of the box from So Saffron cardstock, then lined the inside with Chocolate Chip cardstock for the divider.  Over the front is a piece of Medium Window Sheet that slides off to open.  I wrapped the Belly Band of Chocolate Chip cardstock that I punched with the Scallop Edge Punch and Sweet Pea Designer Paper around the Window Sheet and then wrapped Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon and tied it in a bow.

Inside I made six 4×4 sized thank you cards from a base of So Saffron cardstock.  I added the Stripe Pattern from Sweet Pea Designer Paper on top.  In the center is Very Vanilla cardstock layered on Chocolate Chip.  I used the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch and more Sweet Pea Designer Paper to punch the large flowers for the front.  The inside is a punched 3/4 circle from Taken with Teal or So Saffron to coordinate.  I added leaves punched from Sahara Sand with the 5 Petal Punch.  I used Thank You Kindly stamp set with Taken with Teal Classic Ink in various thank you greetings.  Although I didn't do it yet, I'll also include some 4×4 envelopes that I'll make to fit the cards. 

 

Wouldn't it make a nice present for someone special?  Here is a close up of a couple of the cards inside. 

Next stop  on the Tour de Freaks is Mary Brown's blog.  I KNOW she has some marvelous projects to show you!  She was telling me about it this past Sunday at our meeting!  Thanks for stopping by and taking the tour!  Hope you enjoyed my projects! 


20 People have left comments on this post

Apr 19, 2010 - 09:04:03

Beautiful projects Connie.  My Fav is the first.  LOVE those bright colored flowers.

Apr 19, 2010 - 09:04:45
Lynn Put said:

WOW Connie these are fabulous projects!!!  I love the pretty circle flowers and layout on your birthday card and the box of gift cards using the five petal flower punch is wonderful!

Apr 19, 2010 - 10:04:06
LeeAnn Greff said:

Holy cow Connie – beautiful examples! 
That circle punch-art flower card just blows me away – like many of your projects!  The colors & layout are absolutely perfect.

Apr 19, 2010 - 10:04:56
Jan said:

Stinkin' cute!
 

Apr 19, 2010 - 11:04:53
Cindy Major said:

What a lovely card set! I love how you packaged it so nicely! 😀
 
Cindy

Apr 20, 2010 - 01:04:02

Love the punch art flowers!!! 

Apr 20, 2010 - 02:04:41

Great cards and card box! I love it
Bea from France

Apr 20, 2010 - 10:04:05
Stephanie said:

Superb projects!  I love the card gift box 🙂  TFS!

Apr 20, 2010 - 10:04:58
Kelli Satterwhite said:

Connie – I love receiving your blog everyday – you have the cutest cards…Thanks to God for giving you all that creativity!!! Blessings!

Apr 20, 2010 - 10:04:12
Carey Rogers said:

As always your ideas and card are breath taking.  I love what you have done with the circles.  I never would have thought to fringe them.  Thanks for the inspiration.
 
Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Apr 20, 2010 - 11:04:29
Julie said:

I really like those flowers – what a great way to create them.

Apr 20, 2010 - 11:04:04
Carolyn S said:

yet another really cool punched flower, love it! and all the cards actually, but the first one is my favorite. thanks for sharing.

Apr 20, 2010 - 11:04:22

Wow! LOVE the projects, Connie. Thank you so much. I can't wait to case them. :0)

Apr 20, 2010 - 12:04:14
Anita A. said:

Cute projects!

Apr 21, 2010 - 12:04:27
Lisa Martz said:

I love both your projects, but am especially fond of the circle punch art flower card!  It is so pretty!  The card set is just wonderful also! 

Apr 21, 2010 - 10:04:08
BarbaraD said:

What wonderful projects!  Especially love the Bloggers' Challenge sketch….the flowers are so creative!  I'm going to have to try them!!

Apr 22, 2010 - 11:04:19
Amy said:

As always your ideas and card are breath taking.  I love what you have done with the circles.  I never would have thought to fringe them.  Thanks for the inspiration.
 
Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe’s mommy

Apr 23, 2010 - 09:04:55

Ohhhh – I love this – the flower is a great addition. Have I ever mentioned – I want you as a neighbor??? I could have so much fun stamping with you! LOL Sorry I am so late – catching up on my past due comments!

Apr 27, 2010 - 12:04:26
William said:

As always your ideas and card are breath taking.  I love what you have done with the circles.  I never would have thought to fringe them.  Thanks for the inspiration.
 
Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe’s mommy

Apr 29, 2010 - 08:04:57
Wendy W. said:

FINALLY getting a chance to properly comment on everyone's creations … all I can say is "Fanstinkintastic, girl!"  LOVE how you created those flowers on your card, and that little card set is DA BOMB, baby!! You ROCK, my friend!! 🙂