Welcome to the Christmas 2013 edition of the Tour de Freaks! It's the most won-der-ful tiiiime of the year (you sang that in your head, didn't you?), and we're excited to show you some terrific ideas for your holiday. If you started at the beginning and have been hopping in order, then you just landed here from Mindy Backes' blog, Bada-Bing! Paper-Crafting! If you're starting here, just click on the links at the bottom of each blog and they will take you full circle back here, so you won't miss a single stamptastic thing!
My first project is a little gift for
STAMPS: Festive Flurry, Christmas Tagables CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Winter Frost Specialty DSP INK: Island Indigo ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits, Simply Scored, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Here's a close-up of the snowflake topper. I was inspired by the Festive Flurry Ornament Kits, making my version small enough to fit on the lid.
For my card projects, I had a hard time choosing which stamp set to feature, but finally decided on Best of Snow. I just love that little snowman, and the hedgehog is so sweet! So, let's start with my little snow buddy. He was super easy to color; just a few quick swipes of the markers. And you can't really see it, but the Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter really makes the snow sparkle.
STAMPS: Best of Snow, Lovely as a Tree, More Merry Messages CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler INK: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Garden Green plus Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green (In Color set), and Soft Sky Stampin' Write Markers ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Perfect Polka-Dots folder, Designer Frames oval folder, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Extra Large Oval Punch, Two-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
And here's my little hedgie buddy. I acidentally stumbled on this color combination when some Early Espresso and Soft Sky cardstock was laying next to each other on my *ahem* very messy desk. I was struck by how well they complemented each other. For the Deco Labels mat, I first tried Silver Glimmer Paper, but there wasn't enough contrast. The Red Glimmer sets off the red scarves better, anyway, don't you think? The hedgie was colored with a blender pen to get a lighter shade of Soft Suede. I think the marker would have been too dark.
STAMPS: Best of Snow, Snow Day CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Early Espresso, Soft Sky DSP (Subtles stack), Red Glimmer INK: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, plus Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, and Soft Sky markers ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Deco Labels Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka-Dots folder, Red Glimmer Brads (Brights collection), Blender Pens
Well, that's all from me today. Thank you for stopping by! Now on to the next stop, Justin Krieger's blog, JK Cards. I'm sure he has something fabulous cooked up!