Dec 19 2013

Dec 2013 Tour de Freaks


Wow…it's time for the December Tour de Freaks!  This month's theme is using products from the Occasions Mini Catalog!  I know we are all anxious to move on from making holiday cards!  You've probably just come from Wendy Weixler's blog...weren't her projects fabulous?  Make sure you continue on around the entire tour…we're SMALL but MIGHTY this month!


I'm showing off Stampin' Up!'s stamp set, Peaceful Petals, from the new Occasions Mini.  It will be available beginning January 3, 2014!  I made a card and matching calendar…mainly because I need a new calendar for my Studio!  lol!

Here's a closeup of the calendar.  The base is a 4 1/4 x 11 sized card, folded in half.  Then I added a scored piece in the center to help it stand up.  That is 4 1/4 x 5, scored with the 5" along the top at 1, 2 1/2, and 4 and adhered the flaps inside.

Here is the back side that I decorated, too.  I used the new Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper.

And, of course, the matching card.  The flowers and leaves are watercolored with Stampin' Write Markers and an AquaPainter.  I added a pearl to the center of the flowers.

Doesn't it just say SPRING to you?


OK, next up on the Tour de Freaks blog hop is Patty Bennett!  Her items are wonderful as usual!  Enjoy the tour and see some FABULOUS Occasions Mini projects!




7 People have left comments on this post

Dec 19, 2013 - 09:12:20
Cindy Elam said:

I love seeing your different take on the stamp set and DSP! We must have been on the same wavelength! I almost used the bubbles – glad I didn't! Love the fussy-cut popped up flowers. 🙂

Dec 20, 2013 - 12:12:13
Michelle said:

Connie, where did you get the calendars?  Very cute 

Dec 20, 2013 - 05:12:40
Eileen McClean said:

Wonderful, can you tell me where you got the calendar. Thanks so much for sharing!

Dec 20, 2013 - 06:12:46
Connie said:

The place where I get them is sold out.  I do have approx. 25 of the 2014 left.  They are 45 cents each plus postage.




Dec 21, 2013 - 11:12:56
Jan said:

Such a precious, springy-like card!  I love it, esp. the watercoloring and the fussycut flowers.  (I love to cut out images!)  I hope I can find the small calendars on the website you have given us!)  Thank you so much for sharing!



Dec 22, 2013 - 11:12:41
Donna said:

Great idea! What size is the calendar? Thank you!

Dec 23, 2013 - 08:12:41
Connie said:

Calendar size is 2 1/4 x 3…thanks!