Sunday, January 19, 2014

New Year, New Tour de Freaks!

Welcome to the Tour de Freaks - we're glad you're here! It's a whole new year, and a whole new theme. The theme this month is 'Love' and the soon-to-be-released Sale-A-Bration flyer! If you joined the hop at the beginning, you just landed here from the amazing Justin Krieger's blog. But if you are starting here on my blog, you can take the whole tour by clicking on the "next stop" button at the bottom of each blog.

I have three cards for you today! I was going to try to squeeze in a 3D project, too, but ran out of time.

For the first card, I used the Language of Love stamp set in the Occasions Catalog. It was super easy to make the heart banner, because the little hearts can be perfectly punched with the Small Heart Punch!  And the tiny gold hearts were punched from scraps with the Owl Builder Punch.

STAMPS: Language of Love, Itty Bitty Banners  CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Fresh Prints DSP Stack, Gold Foil Paper  INK: Strawberry Slush, Costal Cabana  ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Linen Thread, Glue Dots, Owl Builder Punch, Small Heart Punch, Strawberry Slush Ruffled Trim, Decorative Dots folder

Up next is a card made mostly with items from the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  I love the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper - the colors are so, well....SWEET! I colored the blossoms with a Blender Pen and Calypso Coral ink, them added some Gold Stampin' Glitter to the centers to bling it up a bit.  There were leftover hearts from the first card, so I added them to this one!

STAMP: You're Lovely  CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Sweet Sorbet DSP  INK: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Old Olive  ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Deco Labels Framelits, Owl Builder Punch, Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Trim, 2-Way Glue Pen, Gold Stampin' Glitter, Blender Pens

And last, but not least, is this adorable little birdie bringing some love! This bird is from the Love You More stamp set that is part of the A Whole Lot of Love promotion. If you  like it, don't wait around to get it, because the promotion ends January 27th!

STAMPS: Love You More  CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Fresh Prints DSP Stack, Red Glimmer Paper  INK:  Soft Suede, Real Red  ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Decorative Dots folder, Starburst Framelits, Circle Framelits, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Coastal Cabana Ruffled Trim

That's all for me, folks! Thanks so much for stopping by! Now head on over to Mindy Backes' blog and check out her projects - she's just the bee's knees with her creativity!!!


  1. Ooooh!! All THREE Of these cards are LOVELY!! (I especially love the little heart garland on the first one!) So very nicely done, Cindy!!

  2. All three projects are so perfect for Valentine's Day Cindy. Love the gold on the first one, so elegant and the ribbon on the two cards looks great with the coordinating colors. Love the little bird image!

  3. Aw, Cindy, I LOVE these! (See how I stuck with the theme there?) But I really do! The gold textured heart on the first card is fantastic and I love the heart banner with the tiny gold hearts! The colors on your Sweet Sorbet card are so soft and pretty! And while it's hard to see in your last photo, I'll bet that red glimmer paper makes that card super sparkly! Love them all!

  4. Your projects are lovely...and now I really have to get that Sweet Sorbet DSP....thank you for sharing your very inspiring cards!


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