Mar 19 2012

March 2012 Tour de Freaks – SPRING!


It's time for the monthly Tour de Freaks!  Our theme this month is SPRING into SPRING!  With the temperatures around here in the mid 70s, our trees and flowers are BLOOMING their heads off!  I love this time of year!  You've probably arrived from the awesome Wendy Weixler's blog…didn't you LOVE her projects? 


My first project an Easter Bunny Punch Art card.  I think she's a little different than what you've seen before!  I loved how she turned out paired with the Nursery Nest Designer Paper in soft colors!


The base of the card is Pale Plum.  I layered on Whisper White cardstock, and a piece of Nursery Nest stripes along the bottom.  I cut a 1/2" strip of Blushing Bride cardstock to hide the seam area.  Then I cut some Pear Pizzazz cardstock and ran it thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots folder for the background of my bunny.  The bunny's body is the 2 1/2" Circle Punch, her head the Extra Large Oval, the ears the Large Oval and her tail is the cupcake punch!  I used 1/4" circles in the Owl Punch for the eyes and mouth area.  The small heart for the nose is the smallest heart in the Heart to Heart punch.  I added White Gel pen to the eyes and nose for highlights and drew the whiskers with the Stampin' Write marker.  I tied a bow from 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon for her head.  Finally, I made a pennant with Happy Easter from Delightful Dozen stamp set and added two PINK Rhinestone jewels from the Blossoms Builder Kit that I had left over!



Don't recognize the Designer Paper?  That's because it is in the NEW Summer Smooches Designer Paper that will be available to customers as the April special!  Don't you LOVE the bright colors?  I cut a strip to cover around the Kraft Box and added a trim of Daffodil Delight Pinking Hearts Border around the bottom.  I also covered the top of the Kraft Box with the same DSP.  I cut the label from the Label Framelits and stamped Happy Birthday using my Stampin' Write markers…it's from the hostess only set, Happiest Birthday Wishes. 


I made up a bow with the NEW Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon and added an In Color Lucky Limeade brad in the center.  Then I made two daffodils with the Blossom Punch and the 5 Petal Punch to decorate the top.  Here's a closeup look:



The main part of the daffodil is Daffodil Delight cardstock and the centers are Tangerine Tango cardstock.  I used the 5 petal punch and Lucky Limeade for the leaves.  I think this will be a very pretty box to hold a birthday surprise!  Not sure who I'll give it to yet…lol!


Make sure to continue on to the rest of the Tour de Freaks…there are 10 stops this time!  Your next stop is the FABULOUS Barb Mullikin…go check out her projects!


15 People have left comments on this post

Mar 19, 2012 - 08:03:19
Carol Carriveau said:

Your daffodil box is fabulous – loving that paper -that is just sitting waiting for me to use it (had a hand infection for a week plus and just now getting ready to dive back in).    Loving that little bunny card as well.  Thank you for the inspiration!

Mar 19, 2012 - 09:03:14

Beautiful card & box. The DSP is so colorful- perfect for spring and summer!

Mar 20, 2012 - 03:03:28
Sherylee said:

Wow – that is a kee-ute bunny!!
And I love the Birthday tag!

Mar 20, 2012 - 09:03:15
Karen said:

Love these!  The daffodils on your box look just like some in our yard that our daughter bought for us this year.  Not all of them had orange centers, but the ones that did were beautiful.  Super job!

Mar 20, 2012 - 09:03:18
Eva Savage said:

love it I love the Happy Birthday and have no idea how to do that technique. 

Mar 20, 2012 - 11:03:52

Toooo stinkin' cute, Connie! 😀

Mar 20, 2012 - 12:03:56
Wendie said:

Love this bunny – all snuggled up with it's front paws tucked in.  The box is precious – love the flowers.

Mar 20, 2012 - 01:03:56
Mz Cookie said:

Connie, I absolutely love your daffodils…. you are such a creative lady.   And of course, the box idea is fantastic… thank you for sharing your creativity…

Mar 20, 2012 - 01:03:33
Maggie S. said:

Those flowers are beautiful.  I must case them for something.  The bunny card is so cute.

Mar 20, 2012 - 01:03:35
rose kerry said:

Connie, your bunny card is adorable and those daffodils and the designer box is awesome.  Love your work.

Mar 20, 2012 - 03:03:00
Sandy M said:

Connie, I adore both your projects! The bunny is absolutely the cutest, and the daffodils are such a wow. I'll will definately have to try to make them.

Mar 21, 2012 - 03:03:41
Wendy W. said:

That punch art bunny just makes me ALL kinds of happy!  And I am sooo gonna make me some of those daffodils … wonderful! 🙂

Mar 21, 2012 - 09:03:58
Jenny said:

adorable projects.  love the pudgy bunny!

Mar 22, 2012 - 01:03:14
Jen Timko said:

Love these, Connie!  The daffodil…brilliant (as usual)!!

Mar 31, 2012 - 11:03:36
Mitzi Luttrull said:

Connie, I love your bunny and also your daffodils! It is great to show how other ways to use punches. Thanks for your very creative ideas.