Tour de Freaks Aug 16

freakwelcome2013Welcome everyone to the Tour de Freaks Blog Hop for August!  This month we are celebrating the NEW Holiday Catalog (which is filled with such goodness!).

If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Debbie Henderson’s Debbie’s Designs blog.  LOVE her ideas!.

One of the first sets to catch my eye in the new Holiday Mini was Totally Trees.  I LOVE ANYTHING with TREES so this was a no brainer for me!  I’ve just started playing with this set and I just love how colorful you can make these.


Now isn’t this just happy?  I LOVE these colors together!  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, stamp the solid image in Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz and the ‘tree’ in Basic Grey Archival; add to card front
  • Sweet Sugarplum Envelope dsp print 4 1/4 x 1 1/8, layer piece of Pear Pizzazz – 1/2 x 4 1/4 behind it then add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 5/8, cut end on angle and add to card front
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Versamark and Silver Emboss, cut into banner and add to card front
  • Add some Fancy Frosted Sequins to finish off
Set(s): Totally Trees, Greatest Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Incolor Envelope dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Fancy Frosted Sequin,  Dimensionals



This is a super quick and easy treat box using the Popcorn Box framelit.  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – cut out two of the Popcorn Box framelit.
  • On one side stamp solid image using Pear Pizzazz, Sweet Sugarplum and Pool Party and tree using Basic Grey Archival; stamp ‘ground’ using Pear Pizzazz
  • Put box together, pinch in sides
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1/2 x 1 5/8, stamp greeting using Basic Grey Archival, cut into banner, layer piece of Sweet Sugarplum Glitter Ribbon behind it and piece of Pool Party/White Diagonal stripe (A Little Foxy) 1/2 x 2 5/8, add to top of box using a Gold Binder Clip
  • Add some Fancy Frost Sequins to trees to finish off.
Set(s): Totally Trees, Perfectly Wrapped
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, A Little Foxy dsp,
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark
Other: Sweet Sugarplum Glitter Ribbon, Fancy Frosted Sequin, Gold Binder Clip, Popcorn Box Framelits  Dimensionals

Here’s a picture of the two together…


How cool is this!  Now it is time to head over to Dawn Olchefske’s DO Stamping with Dawn blog.  You are in for a treat!


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!



9 thoughts on “Tour de Freaks Aug 16”

  1. Your card is really pretty. Funny thing is I never even noticed the stamp set when I went through the catalog and I like trees too.

  2. When I first saw this stamp set, I thought, I don’t want this., What am I going to do with this? But the good people in stamping land have shown me why I do want this set. So a big Thank YOU!

  3. Mary, as always you just blow me away with your creations! Love the retro-feeling colors, and I’m so glad I already have that stamp set, because you would have made me want it!!!

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