It's time for the June Tour de Freaks! You've probably just come from the OH SO FUN Jan Tinklenberg's blog! Doesn't she do AWESOME work! Our theme this month is using products from the Summer Mini AND the Demonstrator Sneak Peek products. We have 11 stops for you with some FABULOUS designers! Make sure to take the tour, it will loop you around to me again. If you are arriving prior to June 20th, please note that not all links may be active yet.
For my projects, I went in extremes! The first one is a FUN cardstock Beach Bag filled with bath products! Wouldn't this be a great gift for someone with a summer birthday? I'm showing off one of my favorite sets in the Summer Mini called Sunny Fun. I love this lineup of kids on innertubes (but the flip flops and ice cream cone images are just as cute!)! The beach bag is generous size…measuring 10 1/2" wide by 6" tall and 2" in width. I have some full size bottles of bath splash, bath lotion, bubble bath tablets, scrub mitt and heel cream inside with room to spare! The bottom is reinforced with extra cardstock to hold the weight easily.
I used one of the NEW In Colors cardstock, Lucky Limeade, for the beach bag. The top of the pocket and handles are the Poppy Parade Ribbon…they are a nice weight for handles. I love how the two bright colors complement each other! I secured the handles on the front and back with Antique Mini Brads for some extre reinforcement. I turned down the top of the bag about 1/2" and added the 1 1/4 Black Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon tab for a designer look!
I added the front pocket with a 4 x 5 piece of Watercolor Paper and I stamped the image from Sunny Fun with Black Stazon. Then I used my Reinkers, Markers and AquaPainter to watercolor the images. I added the greeting "Fun in the Sun" from the Sunny Fun stamp set, to the front of the pocket, too. You could easily tuck in a gift card in the pocket for a little extra surprise.
My next project is the opposite of summer weather…a snowman! I used the awesome new Sneak Peek set, Snow Much Fun, for my card! I was SO excited to see this fun snowman set in the new catalog! I can't wait to use it for my Christmas cards this year! I combined it with some new designer paper called Just Add Cake! Even though it isn't a "holiday" paper, I love the colors and pulled them out to use on my card.
The base is Marina Mist and I added a layer of Whisper White that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder. I cut two 1/2" wide strips of Just Add Cake Designer Paper. I used another new In Color, Calypso Coral, cardstock across the front and added the greeting from Snow Much Fun (I love when Stampin' Up! includes greetings in their sets!) I stamped the snowman from Snow Much Fun with Black Stazon and colored with my Calypso Coral, Marina Mist, So Saffron and Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Markers, then punched with the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle and layered on a Marina Mist 2 1/2 Circle. I added two Rhinestone jewels for some added bling!
I hope you've enjoyed my projects! Make sure to check out what the rest of the Control Freaks have done this month with the Summer Mini and Sneak Peek products! Next stop is Dawn Olchefske's blog...I'm sure you'll LOVE her ideas!
Sharing creativity one stamped image at a time!