Jul 19 2014

July Tour de Freaks…Free for All!

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Woohoo! It’s time for the Tour de Freaks…brought to you by the Control Freak Swappers! You’ve probably just come from LeeAnn Greff’s blog…weren’t her projects fun? Since many of our swappers are at Convention (lucky!), it is ANYTHING GOES this month! Many will be sharing the swaps they made for Convention! Since I didn’t go this year (sob!), I did a set of items up with my favorite set, Beautiful Bunch.

 

I absolutely LOVE the colors on these flowers! I stamped Calypso Coral over Crisp Cantaloupe, then Blushing Bride over So Saffron for the centers! The leaves are Mossy Meadow stamped on Old Olive. They are SO striking in real life!

 

Beautiful Bunch

The holder is a Crystal Light Container (edit:  sorry, it is a Great Value Drink Mix container) that I saved…after I removed the label, the base was the perfect shade of Sahara Sand!

 

Beautiful Bunch

I used Sweet Taffy Designer Paper to wrap around the container and the Deco Label Framelit of Whisper White under the flower. The Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon wraps around the entire container. I even decorated the top with more DSP and a little flower.

 

Beautiful Bunch

The base of the card is Calypso Coral and it really makes the flower POP! I used all the same supplies as the container, but added the greeting from And Many More and the scallop design from Boutique Borders with Mossy Meadow Ink on the Sahara Sand cardstock for a little extra whimsical look!

 

Beautiful Bunch

I really love how these turned out. Make sure to continue around the Tour de Freaks tour with your next stop as Cindy Elam…you will love her projects!

 


8 People have left comments on this post

Jul 20, 2014 - 01:07:48
Mary Brown said:

I just LOVE your projects! WOW…that is so cool that the base was of the container was Sahara Sand when you removed the label…how PERFECT!! FABULOUS colors!

Jul 20, 2014 - 07:07:53
Carol Carriveau said:

Love your card design and the ‘belly band’ for the drink container….great ideas and the colors are sooo pretty!

Jul 20, 2014 - 09:07:43
Bobbi Miller said:

Oh my! This set is OUTSTANDING!!! I drink Crystal Light all the time, and always wondered what I could make with those empty containers! Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous set! Love the colors, and the card is gorgeous! My heart is going pitter patter! 🙂

Jul 20, 2014 - 09:07:31
Sharon Bukowski said:

So Beautiful, Connie! I’ve been saving all of my containers, too. Now I know how to decorate them.

Jul 21, 2014 - 01:07:58
Karla said:

That is so cool that you made a project out of the drink container. I have been saving them for a while trying to figure out what to do with them! I love it! My question is what are you going to put in tt?

Jul 21, 2014 - 08:07:43
Heather M said:

BeaUUUUtiful color combo 🙂 Inspiring!

Jul 21, 2014 - 12:07:39
Sandi M said:

Great projects! Love your color combination and your creative inspiration! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Blessings,
Sandi

Jul 21, 2014 - 11:07:38
Sue Erickson said:

OK, you’ve sold me on the Beautiful Bunch stamp set and punch! LOL! I have really loved all your samples using this set, Connie. I agree that these color combinations are perfect together.
Sue Erickson