Mar 28 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop Nature’s Perfection

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Wow…can you believe it is almost the END of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration?  It is such a great time of year to pick up FREE product with a purchase!  We had lots of great sets to use, too!  Originally, the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team was going to focus on Big Day stamp set for this Saturday’s Blog Hop, but then Stampin’ Up! added Nature’s Perfection and For Being You stamp sets to our free selections…so this week our Design Team had the choice of what set to use on their card!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s Blog…love her For Being You card!

 

Sometimes a card just doesn’t seem finished and how it looked in my head, and I can keep adding and adding until I’m happy.  Well, this card ended up using MUCH more product than I normally do on a card!  But…it does feature several of the SAB products, so I’m ok with it!  I really do love how soft and delicate it turned out!

 

Nature's Perfection
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Blushing Bride, folded in half.
  • A 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White layer was stamped with the stem in Nature’s Perfection twice on the left side with Sahara Sand Ink (allow room for the DSP).  The tips of the flowers were colored with the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • A 1 3/4 x 4 piece of Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper was colored with a sponge dauber and Blushing Bride Ink, then adhered to the bottom of the Whisper White layer.
  • The 7/8″ Scallop Circle was punched from Sahara Sand and the petals cut to resemble a flower, then the Blushing Bride Artisan Embellishment flower was placed in the center with Mini Glue Dots, then added to the front of the card under the stems.
  • The frame from the hostess set, Because You Care, was stamped with Blushing Bride, then the Happy Birthday greeting stamped inside with Sahara Sand.  It was cut with the Chalk Talk Framelit which fits perfectly around the frame.  That was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally the butterfly from Nature’s Perfection was stamped with Sahara Sand on Blushing Bride cardstock, then punched with the Butterfly Punch and placed on the frame with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  Pearls were added for the body.

Well, I hope this gave you a good idea for the Nature’s Perfection stamp set!  I love the flower in it, but wanted to feature one of the other stamp images in it!

 

Over on Create with Connie and Mary, we’re getting ready to start our new Card “Create”tions Celebrations!  It’s a CARDS ONLY session featuring stamps and products in the Annual and Occasions Catalogs to help you finish off the Stampin’ Up! year!  Go check out the details of our new session on Create with Connie and Mary, then continue onto the rest of the blog hop from there!

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Mar 14 2015

You Brighten My Day Blog Hop

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It’s Saturday!  Time for the weekly Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  This week’s stamp selection is You Brighten My Day from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, one of the free sets you can get with a $50 purchase!  It’s a cute set that matches several of Stampin’ Up!’s punches!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s Blog…love her card, don’t you?

So here is my card for this week’s blog hop!  I combined the “sunburst” from Kinda Eclectic behind the light bulb.  I think this light bulb is a great image for so many different type cards!

 

You Brighten My Day
Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crushed Curry folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the “sunburst” from Kinda Eclectic was stamped with Crushed Curry Ink towards the top left side, and You Brighten My Day greeting was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Two 1/2 x 5 strips of Stacked with Love Designer Paper were cut with staggered flag ends and placed towards the bottom.
  • A tiny 1/8″ x 5-1/4 strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was placed over the seam.
  • The light bulb was stamped on scrap Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Crushed Curry Marker.  It was punched with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch and layered on 1-3/8″ Basic Black punched circle.  It was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of the card inside the “sunburst”.
  • Finally, the Best Year Ever accessory button was tied with White Bakers Twine and placed on the front with Mini Glue Dots!

OK…next up is Mary Brown…you KNOW I love her work!  Have fun taking the blog hop!

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Dec 29 2014

Creative Blog Hop!

How fun is a Creative Blog Hop!!!  I want to thank Nicole Tugrul for asking me to be a part of this fun idea!  Nicole has been a part of Create with Connie and Mary for several seasons now and I love her work!  Here’s her fabulous blog in case you haven’t visited her before and the wonderful projects she did for the Creative Blog Tour last week!

 

I know that Christmas has past, and many have already taken down their holiday decorations (I usually wait until after New Year’s to take mine down.)  But, my large snowman collection stays up until the end of February.  I’ve been wanting to make a new insert for my Welcome frame that sits on my buffet table in the dining room, so I thought I’d combine two of my projects into one and use my idea for this Creative Blog Hop!  Want to see what I did?  Here you go…

 

Snowman Frame

I love it!!!  It’s just SOOO happy and will make me smile every time I walk by!  I found the frames at the Dollar Store a while back, but you could use any size…just measure your opening and go from there.  Here are a few details:

  • To get the curve of the snowman face, I traced the outside edge of the largest Circle Framelit (it was too small to cut it) on Whisper White.  I sponged around it with Crumb Cake ink.
  • The background is Night of Navy and I stamped the Gorgeous Grunge image with White Craft Ink for “snow”.
  • The nose is a long triangle of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, but I punched the end with the Wide Oval Punch to get it curved (slide the end into the back of the punch).  I sponged around it with Pumpkin Pie Ink.
  • I used Sticky Strip on the outside of the frame to hold the 1″ Cherry Cobbler Ribbon (note to self to get MORE before the Holiday Catalog is over!)  I cut another piece and wrapped the Vintage Brad around the center, then added it with more Sticky Strip.
  • The eyes are the Small Oval from Basic Black, the highlights are 1/4″ Circles from Whisper White and the mouth are large circles from the Owl Punch and Basic Black.
  • Happy Winter was cut with Real Red from the Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Dies and I added Frosted Sequin Snowflakes randomly on the letters with Rhinestone centers so they sparkle!

 

Of course, I couldn’t just do ONE project…I had to create a card to go with it!  I did basically the same thing as the frame, just scaled back on the size a little.

 

Snowman Card

  • I used the alphabet dies for the word, “BRR”
  • The bow tie is the new Bow Punch in the Occasions Catalog punched from Real Red!  LOVE it!  I added a Snowflake embellishment with a Rhinestone center in the center of the bow.
  • The base of the card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Crumb Cake cardstock, folded in half.
  • The background layer is 4 x 5 1/4 Night of Navy with Gorgeous Grunge stamped in White Craft Ink.

 

Snowman Frame and Card

OK…so I’m supposed to answer 4 questions that will give you an understanding of how I go about coming up with my projects.

  1. What are you working on now?

I’m finishing up work on Create with Connie and Mary’s Valentine Mini Collection 2015.  The design work is done, we are just in the process of making up kits for the projects that we are offering to go along with the subscription.  I’m getting ready to start on my Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 projects.  I’m excited to use some of the new products in the Occasions and SAB catalogs!

2.  How does your work differ from others in your genre?

I feel I have a non-cluttered style of stamping, yet my work is not always simple.  I like layers and details.  I’m always amazed at how one little thing will make a project POP!  At times I can fuss and fuss over the placement of things on a card or project, while other times they go together quickly!  I do pay attention to balance and make sure my finished project has straight cuts and cleanly stamped images.  I will re-do anything that isn’t “perfect”.

3.  Why do you create what you do?

I did different types of crafts for craft fairs for years…including some juried ones.  Crafting has always been a part of my life (anyone remember Stiffy Bow Baskets, Painted Fabric Sweatshirts and Tomato Cage Dolls?)  I would make paper crafts as gifts to give away for the holidays, too.  Then I was introduced to Stampin’ Up!  I was IMMEDIATELY hooked!  Stamping allows me to do quick and easy or hard and complicated.  It feeds my creative soul and quiets that voice in my head that says, “you could make that!”  lol!  As a way to sell the tutorials I was creating and help other demos and customers make them, I invited Mary Brown to join up with me to start Create with Connie and Mary several years ago.  It is a  subscription service that uses current Stampin’ Up! products and offers step-by-step photo tutorials.  We’ve added several other design team members as we’ve come along.

4.  How does your creative process work?

I’m inspired by many things around me.  When shopping I look at the design of products, the colors, the textures.  Shopping at Christmas is my favorite time because of all the ideas.  Of course, Pinterest is a great source of inspiration, although I don’t look at too many card ideas.  I’m more focused on how to transfer other types of creative mediums into paper crafts.  I love favors and 3D projects the most to work on.  For cards, I usually will start with a sketch or color combination, look at my stamps and pick an image that would work, and then pick my paper last.  MANY times I dream of things that I’ll want to make.  It’s crazy, but my mind always seems to be “on”!

There are a couple other Create with Connie and Mary team members doing the Creative Blog Hop today!  Check out my partner Mary Brown and design team member Debbie Henderson, to see what they’ve done today for the hop!

 

To keep the Creative Blog Hop going, I have nominated Margaret Raburn and Chris Slogar…both are artists that I admire very much!  Margaret I have known for YEARS from a stamping group and she is one of our Thursday Challenge Team Members on Create with Connie and Mary!  Chris is a new friend with a fun style that I greatly admire!  Check them out!  Their Creative Blog Hop information will be posted next Monday!

 

Thanks for stopping by and seeing me and I hope you got a little information on how my creative mind works!  lol!


Nov 08 2014

Week 4: Many Merry Stars

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OH NO!  Today is the last day over on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 we are showing off the sets we used this past week with our last BLOG HOP for this session!!!  Come take the tour and see what the designers have come up with.  (Of course, you can only see the actual 3D projects if you are a subscriber!)  You probably have just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her card, don’t you?  Before you take the tour, here is some information about our Holiday Collection 2014 session:

 

We are just finishing up our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014!  We have done four weeks of holiday and winter projects for home decor and gift giving! It’s not too late to join and you won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year!  For only $29.95 US, you’ll get over 24 project ideas not shown ANYWHERE else!  So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!

 

For this week’s stamp set, I used Many Merry Stars.  It’s from the Holiday Supplement catalog.  My project could be interchangeable with the Bright & Beautiful star set, too!  However, I wanted to do a card with one of my favorite snowflake images in the set.  I LOVE that it fits inside the Tree Punch!

 

Many Merry Stars

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Soft Sky, I added three patterns of All is Calm Washi Tape towards the bottom third of the front.
  • I embossed the Fun Frame on Lost Lagoon cardstock and cut it out.  Then added it on top of the Washi Tape.
  • In the center, I cut out a 1 1/4 x 1 7/8″ piece of Silver Glimmer Paper to put inside the Fun Frame.
  • I stamped the tree from Many Merry Stars in Lost Lagoon on Whisper White and punched with the Tree Punch, then added the element to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I colored a Rhinestone with Coastal Cabana Blendabilities and added it to the center of the tree snowflake.
  • Finally, I stamped Tis the Season from the same Many Merry Stars set with Lost Lagoon ink above the top of the frame.

I love how it turned out and I love this stamp set!  You’ll be seeing more of it from me, I’m sure!

 

OK…so now continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 Design Team blogs to see their cards and what sets they used!  Next up is Natasha Zandbergen.

 

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Nov 01 2014

Week 3: White Christmas with Aurora Lights

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WOOHOO!  Over on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 we are showing off the sets we used in Week 3 with another BLOG HOP!!!  Come take the tour and see what the designers have come up with.  (Of course, you can only see the actual 3D projects if you are a subscriber!)  You probably have just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her card, don’t you?  Before you take the tour, here is some information about our Holiday Collection 2014 session:

 

We are just finishing up Week 3 on our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014!  We are doing four weeks of holiday and winter projects for home decor and gift giving! It’s not too late to join and you won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year!  For only $29.95 US, you’ll get over 24 project ideas not shown ANYWHERE else!  So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!

 

I’ve been wanting to use this White Christmas stamp set and do some aurora lights in the background.  It is on my bucket list to see the lights up close and personal one day.  I did see them when I was younger from a far distance, but I want to be CLOSE!

 

White Christmas

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 x 10, folded in half to make a 5×5 square card.
  • I cut a 4 x 4 3/4 layer of Pool Party cardstock, and layered a 1 3/4 x 4 3/4 piece of All is Calm Designer Paper along the left side.  I used the Silver 1/8″ Ribbon to hide the seam and wrapped it around the back to adhere.
  • On a 4×4 piece of Whisper White, I stamped the trees with Early Espresso Ink, then filled them in with the Early Espresso Marker.
  • I stamped the trees again on scrap copy paper and cut a mask to lay over the snowy ground.  Then I sponged Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Island Indigo Inks above the snow line.
  • I stamped the snowflakes with White Craft Ink all over the sponged area.
  • The polar bear was stamped with Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White and cut out.  I added a little Pool Party Marker to him for shadows and placed him on the snow.  I added the star with Tuxedo Black and colored with the Gold Marker.
  • Thinking of You at Christmas was stamped with Island Indigo in the upper right corner.
  • I layered the stamped Whisper White on a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of Island Indigo cardstock and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added a Blushing Bride Button tied with White Bakers Twine to the upper left side.

I LOVE how this turned out!  Hope you like it, too!

 

OK…so now continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 Design Team blogs to see their cards and what sets they used!  Next up is Natasha Zandbergen!

 

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Oct 25 2014

Week 2 Blog Hop: Christmas Bauble

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WOOHOO!  Over on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 we are showing off the sets we used this past week with a BLOG HOP!!!  Come take the tour and see what the designers have come up with.  (Of course, you can only see the actual 3D projects if you are a subscriber!)  You probably have just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her card, don’t you?  Before you take the tour, here is some information about our Holiday Collection 2014 session:

 

We are just finishing up Week 2 on our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014!  We are doing four weeks of holiday and winter projects for home decor and gift giving! It’s not too late to join and you won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year!  For only $29.95 US, you’ll get over 24 project ideas not shown ANYWHERE else!  So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!

 

I used Stampin’ Up!’s single stamp, Christmas Bauble for my card since I used it on my fun project this past week!  I really wanted the ornament to look “shiny”, so I used Cherry Cobbler and Calypso Coral Blendabilities to shade it.  The Gold Glimmer paper and Gold 1/8″ Ribbon really make it sparkle!

 

Christmas Bauble

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock folded in half to make the base.
  • Along the right side is a 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Trim the Tree Designer Paper Stack.
  • I added a 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Gold Glimmer Paper to hide the seam.
  • I cut a 3 x 3 3/4 piece of Whisper White and adhered it towards the bottom left side.
  • Holiday Cheer from Cheerful Tags was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • The ornament was stamped with Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White, then colored with Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Blendabilities.  I added some White Gel Pen highlights.
  • I punched a 1/8″ hole in the ornament handle and threaded the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon thru the hole to the back of the ornament and adhered to the back of the Whisper White.
  • The ornament was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added some banner strips on the right side of the ornament from Trim the Tree DSP and Gold Glimmer Paper.

I love how it turned out!

 

OK…so now continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 Design Team blogs to see their cards and what sets they used!  Next up is Natasha Zandbergen!

 

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Oct 18 2014

Week 1 Blog Hop: Partridge & Pears

 

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WOOHOO!  Over on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 we are showing off the sets we used this past week with a BLOG HOP!!!  Come take the tour and see what the designers have come up with.  (Of course, you can only see the actual 3D projects if you are a subscriber!)  You probably have just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her card, don’t you?  Before you take the tour, here is some information about our Holiday Collection 2014 session:

 

We are just finishing up Week 1 on our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014!  We are doing four weeks of holiday and winter projects for home decor and gift giving! It’s not too late to join and you won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year!  For only $29.95 US, you’ll get over 24 project ideas not shown ANYWHERE else!  So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!

 

I used Stampin’ Up!’s stamp set, Partridge & Pears, for my card this week since I used it on my fun project!  I ended up doing a really COOL technique with it, too!  It changed the color of the bird from Night of Navy to almost a Marina Mist color!  I love that it has such a contrast!  And, even though the base card is square, with the topper it still fits in a normal sized envelope.

Partridge and Pears

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 Night of Navy folded in half to make the square base.
  • On top is a 4 x 4 square of All Is Calm Designer Paper in the Smoky Slate medallion pattern.
  • On a 3  x 3 1/2 piece of Night of Navy, I used Versamark and embossed the Partridge & Pears image with Silver Embossing Powder.
  • To get the lighter color on the Partridge, I put a couple drops of White Craft Ink on a plastic sheet and added a couple drops of water.  I used an AquaPainter to whitewash the partridge bird.  I loved how it lightened it!
  • The Night of Navy cardstock was layered on a 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of Silver Glimmer Paper using Monoadhesive Liquid Glue.
  • I added the top portion to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Along the bottom, I cut a 1 x 4 piece of Whisper White and stamped the greeting with Night of Navy ink.  I tied the Night of Navy Seam Binding around and tied a knot.

It is so shimmery and sparkly in real life!

 

OK…so now continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 Design Team blogs to see their cards and what sets they used!  Next up is Natasha Zandbergen!

 

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Sep 20 2014

Week 3 Newborn King Petite Cafe Bag

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Wow…it is the last day of our Holiday Card “Create”tions over on Create with Connie and Mary!  I really can’t believe how fast these 3 weeks have gone by!  I know our subscribers have loved the card set ideas and tutorials they received!  And, it’s not too late for you to join!  Stop by Create with Connie and Mary for more details!  You’ll get over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas…and have access for up to a year, 24/7!

 

Today, we have our last Blog Hop for this session…this time we are using the set we featured this week PLUS one of the Petite Cafe Bags in the Holiday Catalog!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s Blog…love her Petite Cafe Bag don’t you?  Make sure to click the link at the bottom to take you around to all the Design Team ideas!

 

I used Newborn King for my card set this week so here is the design that I came up with for my Petite Cafe Bag to coordinate with the card set!

Week 3 Blog Hop Newborn King

Here are the details:

  • I stamped the word Merry from Cheerful Tags randomly on the bag using Cherry Cobbler Ink on the front and back sides.
  • I folded the top down after filling it with goodies, then added  a 1 1/2″ x 8″ strip of Under the Tree Designer Paper, adhering it just at the top and around to the back about 2″.  I cut the bottom with a flag end.  Doing it this way I can open the bag just by flipping up the banner and opening the tab.
  • Next, I cut a strip of 1 x 5″ Gold Glimmer Paper, then cut it in half so that the bottom was cut with a flag end and tucked under the Label Framelit, and the top tucks under the top of the Label Framelit and around to the back.  I saved a little bit of Gold Glimmer Paper that way!
  • I stamped the partial image of The Newborn King with Black Stazon Ink and used my AquaPainter and Markers to watercolor the image.  I cut it with a Circle Framelit and layered it on the Cherry Cobbler Label Framelit.  That was popped up on the front of the banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the star with Crushed Curry ink on Soft Suede and punched it with the Small Oval Punch, then placed it on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Make sure to continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop to see all the fabulous bags our designers did this week!  Next stop is Natasha Zandbergen!

 

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Sep 06 2014

Week 1 – Tee-Hee-Hee

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WOOHOO!  Over on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions we are showing off the sets we used this past week with a BLOG HOP!!!  Come take the tour and see what the designers have come up with.  (Of course, you can only see the actual card sets if you are a subscriber!)  In addition to using our stamp set for our Week 1 challenge, we also had to use one of the products in the Holiday Catalog…the Take Out Box!  How fun is that?  You probably have just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her box, don’t you?  Before you take the tour, here is some information about our Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014 session:

 

We are just finishing up Week 1 on our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014!  We are doing one week of Halloween/Fall card sets and two weeks of Christmas! It’s not too late to join and you won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year!  For only $19.95 US, you’ll get over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas not shown ANYWHERE else!  So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!

 

I used the stamp set Tee-Hee-Hee this week for my card set.  Here’s a coordinating box you can use to go along with it!  I choose to use the Take Out Box closed and tied Black Chevron and Tangerine/White Striped Thick Twine on mine…then tied on the tag.

 

Week 1 Blog Hop Tee Hee Hee

Here are the details:

  • I stamped the bats randomly on the unfolded box with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then folded it closed.
  • I cut a 2 x 4 piece of Basic Black for the tag and used the Scallop Tag Topper on the top.
  • At the bottom of the tag I added a 1/2 x 2 strip of Motley Monsters DSP.
  • I punched a 2 1/2″ Circle Moon from Crushed Curry and sponged the edges with Tangerine Tango.
  • I stamped two more bats with Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White and cut them out, then added them to the moon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I also stamped the greeting with Tuxedo Black on a scrap 1/2″ strip of Whisper White, then adhered to the front.  I added a couple rhinestones next to the greeting and also on the black “sky”.
  • I added the tag to the box by tying it on the ends of the Tangerine Tango/Whisper White Thick Twine.

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OK…so now continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions Design Team blogs to see what they did with the Take Out Box Challenge!  Next up is Natasha Zandbergen!

 

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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!