Dec 19 2011

December Tour de Freaks – Fashionable Hearts


It's time!!! It's the 20th of the month and the Freaks have their tour on!  I know I love to see what the fabulous Control Freaks have come up with.  This month we are giving you a sneak peek of items in the Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  We're excited…and hope you are, too!  You've probably just come from Lisa Martz's blog...aren't her projects fabulous!  You can continue on around all 10 stops on the tour this month to get some wonderful ideas! 



My projects combine something in the Occasions Mini, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit Die and something from the Sale-A-Bration brochure, Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper.  I thought the two combined very nicely!  This would be a wonderful gift for Valentine's Day or a Wedding!  The idea could be used to coordinate with the bride and groom's colors.  I don't know if you can appreciate the depth and textures of the hearts…but it really is impressive, if I must say so myself!  lol!  The frame is an odd size…7 x 9…and I've had it forever, but you could easily adapt it larger or smaller as needed.  It was painted black, but I added some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint with a sponge dauber over top of the black for a little "antique" look.  It shimmers in real life!



I used all the the different designs in the Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper package.  In addition to the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit Die, I used the Full Heart Punch for the bigger hearts.  Some hearts are adhered directly on the Very Vanilla cardstock background, while others are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I also used the flower from the Itty Bitty Punches to add in a little texture and the wonderful Pearls.  I used the Billboard Decorative Strip Die to cut out LOVE from Riding Hood Red, then adhered them on the Mini Vintage Tags.  There are also a couple bows made with the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon…a narrow sheer ribbon that is gorgeous!



With the extra hearts I had left over from the Fashionable Hearts diecuts and Full Heart punch, I created a matching card.  This time I used an upcoming Sale-A-Bration set, Outlined Occasions Stamp Set, for the greeting.  It was stamped in Riding Hood Red and colored with the Pool Party Marker.  I also ran the Very Vanilla background thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder (wish it was large enough to do the background in on the frame, too!)  The Very Vanilla is layered on Pool Party and then a base of Riding Hood Red cardstock.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that it turned out how I pictured it in my head!


NOTE:  Imagine my surprise to receive my Stampin' Success today and see the cover!  Although not the same as my frame picture of diagonal hearts, the concept is the same.  Great minds, I guess!  lol!


OK…on to the next stop…my wonderful friend, Mary Brown at Stampercamper's Corner!  You are in for a treat with her projects!  Then continue on to all 10 stops this month!  Enjoy!  MERRY Christmas!


23 People have left comments on this post

Dec 19, 2011 - 07:12:48
Jackie said:

LOVE your hearts cards Connie!  just delightful

Dec 19, 2011 - 08:12:33
Mary Brown said:

Oh these are just INCREDIBLE!!!  I LOVE how you combined the SAB with the hearts…BRILLIANT…just BRILLIANT (and BEAUTIFUL TOO!)

Dec 19, 2011 - 09:12:22
Lisa Martz said:

WONDERFUL, Connie!  Love the frame and card!

Dec 19, 2011 - 09:12:23
Brenda said:

Love your hearts, I like them both, don't know which one I like the best.

Dec 19, 2011 - 09:12:27
Yvette Ashe said:

LOVE your altered frame and coordinating card! Absolutely wonderful!

Dec 19, 2011 - 09:12:55
Kathy Kartak said:

OMGoodness, Connie! Those hearts just POP!! Wowza!

Dec 19, 2011 - 10:12:34

Love the hearts Connie – great job!

Dec 19, 2011 - 10:12:01
Deb said:

Most brilliant!!! I LOVE your frame! Such a clever project! And a card that matches!! Wow!!

Dec 20, 2011 - 12:12:05
Delys Cram said:

Beautiful frame and card Connie!

Dec 20, 2011 - 11:12:05
Laura H. said:

Connie, I love your framed hearts!!! It's just beautiful!

Dec 20, 2011 - 11:12:14

I love the frame! I'm seeing a trend in these altered frames and I'm itching to make one myself!

Dec 20, 2011 - 12:12:19
Carol Carriveau said:

Hearts say it all and these are perfect gifts!

Dec 20, 2011 - 02:12:12
Ann Shaffer said:

This is great thank you very much for sharing – I love the new ideas.  I have a bunch of frames now I have a use for them. 

Dec 20, 2011 - 06:12:24
Beth Coburn said:

Have to say that yours is my fave on the blog tour! 

Dec 22, 2011 - 01:12:21
Stephanie Perry said:

Love the river of hearts flowing down the framed picture and the card!!!  Delightful use of that brightly colored paper against the large white background of both creations.  Wonderful!!

Dec 22, 2011 - 11:12:55
Gail said:

These are just so pretty..i am not a heart person..but i must say i am in awe of what you have done here..reminds me of quilts..tfs..loves ya

Dec 22, 2011 - 12:12:16
Cynthia Trapani said:

I love, love, love your projects. Will see you at Leadership. Thanks and a Merry Christmas.

Dec 29, 2011 - 02:12:22
Christine said:

Hi Connie
Just found your blog by accident – absolutely love the heart frame and card.  They are the most simple but beautiful designs I have seen for ages.
I am looking forward to mooching around the rest of your site when I get time.
Thank you for sharing
Christine, (Guernsey,Channel Islands)

Jan 6, 2012 - 09:01:34

OMG!!! I just love this frame and card Connie!!! I will be featuring the frame on My Crafty Picks #47 with a link back to your blog on 1-8-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!
If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.
Thanks and take care
Tiffany Bauer

Jan 10, 2012 - 01:01:47
Markey said:

Very Cute & Congratulations!

Jan 11, 2012 - 12:01:05
Sylvia said:

Connie,  You have such a flare for design.  These are priceless!!!

Jan 12, 2012 - 11:01:05

I absolutely love this card, love all the hearts and think it is so pretty x

Jan 20, 2012 - 04:01:40
Mary L Brown said:

This card is absolutely awesome!!! I love it!!