Aug 19 2016

Aug 2016 Tour De Freaks!

Hi everyone!  It’s time for the monthly Tour de Freaks!  This month our theme is ANYTHING previewed from the new Holiday Catalog!  So, you should get LOTS of new ideas using these Holiday products!  I know I’m excited to see them!  You’ve probably just come from Melissa Davies’ blog…love her style, don’t you?  If you have arrived prior to August 20th, not all links may be working yet!


So…of course, my first choice for products in the Holiday Catalog is always the Halloween sets!  I promised myself I only needed one or two new Halloween sets…but you know how that goes.  Halloween Cookie Cutter is just SO darling…and love that it coordinates with a new punch AND has another coordinating Christmas set!  More bang for your buck!  So, here’s a little ensemble I came up with for Halloween decorating and card sending!


August 2016 Halloween Cookie Cutter

Here’s a closeup of a little table decoration…or add a string and make it a banner!


August 2016 Halloween Cookie Cutter Table Decoration
A few details:

  • The base is 3-1/2 x 10, scored at 2-1/2, 5, 7-1/2 to make the panels.  I folded it up and cut the top with the largest Layering Scallop Oval (you have to run it thru several times to cut thru all the layers, do it on one side, then flip and do the other side).
  • The spider web design in the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper has a metallic shine to it.  (I can’t believe I cut into it…I usually hoard those specialty sheets!  lol!)  Four panels were cut 2-1/4 x 2-3/4 and added to the front.
  • BOO was cut from the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper with the Large Letter Framelits and adhered to three panels.
  • The Dracula, Mummy and Skeleton were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and colored with Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • The Skeleton also has a bow tie punched from the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.
  • The Bats were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and hand cut.
  • All of the figures were added to the table decoration with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A double bow was tied from the Pumpkin Pie/Basic Black Baker’s Twine and added to the first panel with Mini Glue Dots.


Next up is a matching card:


August 2016 Halloween Cookie Cutter Card

Details are pretty much the same:

  • Base card is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pumpkin Pie, folded in half.
  • 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Halloween Night Specialty DSP on top.
  • BOO cut with Large Letter Framelits from Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper
  • Mummy was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and punched out, holding the little candy bag colored with Markers.


OK…that’s it for me!  Next up is Amy Koenders!  I always ADORE her work!  Then continue around the blog hop until you’re back to me to complete the circle!






6 People have left comments on this post

Aug 19, 2016 - 09:08:39
Amy Koenders said:

I love your little screen and card! The Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set is one of my favorites and you’ve used it to perfection. 🙂

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:08:24

Stinkin’ adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!

Aug 20, 2016 - 12:08:31
bernath said:

SO GOOD ++++++++++++++++

Aug 20, 2016 - 02:08:54

Cute Halloween projects Connie!

Aug 28, 2016 - 08:08:36
Cindy Elam said:

You know, I don’t normally “do” Halloween as far as decorating, but that table decoration would look fab on my mantle….if I can keep the cat away from it!

Aug 29, 2016 - 09:08:15
Debbie Henderson said:

Love you made these projects coordinate with each other. I love Halloween and these are both awesome!