Psst... If you are reading this post on October19th, please note that we are getting the tour ready and testing the links to make sure everything is working. The official tour begins on the 20th, so if you cannot make the whole round tonight, hang in there with us!
Welcome to our October Tour de Freaks! This tour is brought to you by the Control Freaks Stampers members and if you have been following the tour, you should have gotten to my blog by clicking on the link provided by the wickedly wonderful Wendy Weixler on her blog. If you are just starting out, make sure to visit all twelve blogs that are part of the tour today by following the links provided at the bottom of each post. Our theme this month is Bows, Boxes and Bags for the Holidays! So without further ado, here are the fun projects I would like to share with you this month!
My first project: Holiday Boxes
Project info: I am totally loving those new kraft boxes sold in the minicatalogue. They are inexpensive, easy and fast to put together and decorate and they are a nice size, too. I started with the Christmas one, which was inspired by the Christmas box SU! sent all new recruits last July, and then I got inspired to do a Halloween version, quickly followed by the Easter and Valentine's Day versions.
Stamps: Gift Givers, Mes lapins (Everybunny), Étoile de Noël (Pines & Poinsettias), Fine Flourish
Cardstock: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Designer papers: Holly Berry, First Edition, Just Add Cake, Frightful Sight
Inks: Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade
Big Shot: Houndstooth embossing folder, Tasteful Trims die
Punches: Decorative Label, Full Heart, Circle Tab, Scallop Ribbon, Circle Tab, Circle
Accessories: Buttons, On Board chipboard accents, Black glitter, Heat 'n Stick, ribbons,
Pearl Basic Jewels, Markers, Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, Kraft boxes (Holidays mini), baker's twine,
Silver glimmer paper, pinking shears, glimmer brads, Pewter embossing powder, Vintage trinkets, blending pen
My second project: Rosette Box
Project info: The rosette was first intended to go on the Christmas kraft box and I couldn't make it work like I wanted, so I put it aside. Then, I used the last piece of a brad container and noticed that my punched circle was just the right size to cover the lid, so this cute little container was decorated in minutes. The rosette was created using two punched scallop circles that were scored between each scallop and glued together and the center was decorated with a vintage brad inserted in the center of a Berry Bouquet wasabi button.
Cardstock: Early Espresso
Designer papers: Holly Berry
Accessories: Vintage brad, Holly Berry button, Scallop Circle punch, Simply Scored tool,
Chocolate Chip Polka Dot Scallop ribbon, Stampin' Stack container
And now, don't walk, but run to see the wonderful creations Robin Spinner is sharing with us next this month!