Psst... If you are reading this post on the 19th, 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 June 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 Jason Casper on his blog. If you are just starting out, make sure to visit all fifteen blogs that are part of the tour today by following the links provided at the bottom of each post. Our theme this month is Freak for All - Convention Swaps and Holiday Catalog!!! New stuff from the annual catalogue, new stuff from the Holidays catalogue, some of the Freaks will share with you their convention swaps... Lots and lots to see!
So without further ado, here are the fun projects I would like to share with you this month!
My first project: Old-fashioned Holidays
From the Holidays catalogue: Core'dinations cardstock and sanding system, Champagne glimmer paper, Joyous Celebrations stamp set, Gumball Green embossing powder, tulle trim, Holiday Frame embossing folder
Technique: The new Core'dinations cardstock has a dark colour on its surface and a matching paler shade in the center, which will show when you tear the edges or sand the surface. I embossed the cardstock using the Holiday Frame embossing folder then sanded the surface of the embossed design to bring it out.
Another great plus: the Core'dinations cardstock is textured, so if you are missing our textured cardstock, this is a great way to enjoy it again!
Stamps: Joyous Celebrations
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations, Early Espresso Core'dinations,
Very Vanilla, Gumball Green
Inks: Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Punches: Large Oval
Big Shot: Window Frames Collection Framelits, Woodgrain embossing folder,
Holiday Frame embossing folder
Accessories: Champagne glimmer paper, Large pearls, Pearls basic Jewels,
Cherry Cobbler tulle trim, Gumball Green embossing powder, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Sanding block, Glimmer brads, Vanilla envelope
My second project: Upcycling!
New items: Patio Party DSP, 2012-2014 In Color satin ribbons, In Color Dahlias, Vintage faceted button
Details: I got this basket at the market (it contained strawberries). I immediately thought it would look great if I spruced it up a bit with ribbon. There was already a basket weave pattern in the plastic, so I simple wove the satin ribbons under and over the plastic to hold it in place. I tied the ends in a bow - three on one side, three on the other - and added a dahlia ornement in a matching color in the center of each bow.
I added patterned paper outside and inside the basket to hide the company's logo, as well as in the bottom and on the handle to pretty it up. I threaded a glimmer brad through a vintage faceted button to add to the handle as well. My ribbon spools will look so pretty sitting on my desk now!
Designer paper: Patio Party
Accessories: In Color satin ribbon, In color Dahlias,
Vintage faceted button, Glimmer brad, Basket
And now onto your next step on the tour, with Patty Bennett's wonderful creations!