Jul 26 2012

July Tour de Freaks – Freak for All!


Woohoo!  It's time for the Control Freak Swappers July Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  We have a Freak-for-All this month…several of us will be showing off our swaps we did at Convention with our fellow Control Freaks and some will be showing off the new Holiday Catalog items!  You've probably just come from the wonderful Patty Bennett's blog!  We have a total of 16 stops for you this month…enjoy! 


My first card is one I swapped at Convention with the Freaks.  I thought it was a fun tuxedo card and great for those masculine cards we always need.



I used a base of Basic Black.  On the Whisper White, I used the scoring tool to run some "pleats" down the front of the shirt.  I added Basic Black Mini Brads for the studs.  The collar is the smallest Pennant Die piece.  The bowtie is the Pennant Punch from Summer Smooches Designer Paper and a 1/2" Circle Punch for the center.  It's popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I used the Scoring Tool again horizontally for the Cumberband on a piece of Basic Black (hard to see in this photo), then stamped Happy Birthday in Basic Black and punched with the Modern Label Punch.



My second swap item was not a card…I didn't follow the rules of doing a second card because I wanted to give each of them a little treat.  Although the design could easily be turned into a card!  I made a little "gum holster" box.  Inside is a package of Extra gum!  The box base is Early Espresso.  I used the Real Red 1/4 Stitched Ribbon for the handle.  On the front I added the Real Red Polka Dot Patterns Designer Paper on the flap (and on the back), then Whisper White on the front stamped with Kick Up yer heels in Early Espresso Classic Ink.  I stamped the boot with Early Espresso on Real Red and cut it out.  Then used a Antique Brass mini brad in the center so it works as a closure on the flap.  I knew it needed just a little bit more bling, so was SO happy to see that Stampin' Up! has a little star punch in the Holiday Mini!  I used the punch on Red Glimmer Paper for an extra "kick" on my box!  Here's the inside:



Isn't that cute?  And, because I know I'll get asked, I'll put up a template and directions in a couple days after the tour is finished…sound ok?



My last card is a sneak peek from the new Holiday Catalog!  I'm sure you've received yours in the mail and DROOLED over it!  Oh my goodness!  LOTS of goodies in that catalog!  I fell in love with this Halloween set, Googly Ghouls!  The eyeballs are just too cute!  I made up several of these cards for swaps with friends I knew.


The base is Tangerine Tango and I layered on Basic Gray that I ran thru the Big Shot with the new Chevron Impressions Folder.  I added a strip of Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP.  Then I added two narrow Basic Black "flags" going down the front with the mini silver brads secured at the top.  I stamped the mummy ghoul in Basic Gray on the Very Vanilla and added the googly eyeball.  I stamped Booo from the same set in Tangerine Tango along side the mummy.  FUN!!!


Time to continue on to the next stop on the Tour, the fabulous Mary Brown at StamperCamper's Corner!  I know you'll love her projects!


13 People have left comments on this post

Jul 26, 2012 - 07:07:50

I just had to come home and order the boot set after seeing your sample and all the other cute ones at convention!!

Jul 26, 2012 - 08:07:31
Brenda B said:

These projects are all so incredible!  They would all work as "masculine" projects.  Well done!

Jul 26, 2012 - 08:07:16
Brenda B said:

I so wanted to visit all 15 blogs, but I got lost along the way. I couldn't find a link on all the sites….boo hoo!

Jul 27, 2012 - 07:07:39
Sandy M said:

Cute projects, Connie! I especially like the Boo card. I may have to 
CASE you!

Jul 27, 2012 - 08:07:41
Samantha said:

I just love the Tuxedo card!!  Great samples … thanks for sharing!

Jul 27, 2012 - 09:07:38
Cindy Major said:

Those cards are so much fun! Love the turning boot to keep the box closed – genius!

Jul 27, 2012 - 09:07:17
Jen Timko said:

Your tuxedo card is so clever and fabulous!  Love, love it!  The gum holster is fun and I can't wait to show my stampers!  You are right about the Holiday Catalog…can't wait to get the Ghouls!

Jul 27, 2012 - 11:07:57
Rita DiNardo said:

Love the tuxedo card will definitely have to case. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 27, 2012 - 02:07:15
Pam Selinski said:

Love the treat box so cute and the cards are fabulous inspiration thanks so much.

Jul 27, 2012 - 04:07:49
Queen Mary said:

Connie, I love all of your projects!  The black tie card is really clever!

Jul 27, 2012 - 09:07:11

Just finished "touring" your stamp studio.  All I can say is, "WOW"!!!  How lucky are you?!?!

Jul 28, 2012 - 02:07:32
Shirley said:

Love the tuxedo card and the boot treat box. I was wondering how you made that tuxedo card?

Feb 27, 2015 - 11:02:29
Mary Lou said:

Always looking for “manly” card ideas, thanks !!
Looks easy and quick too.