It's CHRISTMAS time on the Tour de Freaks, brought to you by the Control Freak Swappers, and we have LOTS of ideas for the holidays! We have 17 stops this time, so make sure you go around the tour and see everything! You've probably just come from Yvette's Paper Garden blog…weren't her projects lovely? I always love her designs.
For my first card, I decided to do a shaped card! It was really FUN to put together. Can you tell what I used? Yep! The Heart Framelits and Perfect Pennant die for the base! It is so pretty with the Silver Dazzling Details for "ornaments" and the lovely Watercolor Winter poinsettia!
The tree is Gumball Green and embossed with Petals A Plenty. The poinsettia from Watercolor Winter is double layered out of Real Red cardstock, I cut out the center of the second one to pop up over top of the full flower. I stamped another flower on Always Artichoke and cut it up for leaves behind the Poinsettia. I used the clear Dazzling Details around the edges and the Silver in the center, too. It fits in a normal sized envelope! Merry is the greeting from Pennant Parade stamp set and punched with the Small Jewelry Tag punch. The tree trunk is Early Espresso embossed with the Woodgrain Folder.
As many of my customers know, I love to decorate for the holidays. Lots of pretty wreaths and garland. My second project was inspired by my girlfriend, Mindy Gray. She did a Halloween one at a weekend retreat I attended and I thought Be of Good Cheer Designer Paper would be perfect for it. I'm excited to be holding a class on this during the first part of December…it is just so much more dramatic in person than it looks here in the picture!
Daydream Medallions and the Floral Framelits just set off the center perfectly! And I love all the patterns in Be of Good Cheer paper package! I also used my Rosette XL Die for the FIRST TIME on this project! It was much easier to use than I thought it would be!
Next up we have my good friend, Mary Brown at Stampercamper's Corner...you are going to LOVE her projects, I do! Make sure to follow the tour around to all the stops. They are all direct linked so you won't get lost!