Tour de Freaks May

freakwelcome2013Welcome everyone to the May Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  We are a small but mighty group this month (many of our members are Grand Vacation Achievers and are on their way!)

If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Melissa Davies – Rubberfunatics.  She always has such delightful ideas!

This month our theme is Something Old and/or Something New.  Well…I just HAD to go with the Something New part of the theme.  I’m having so much fun playing with my NEW STUFF (okay that and I’ve already cleared off my desk of retiring stuff so I would have ad to dig to get to those Something Old things!)

I decided I wanted to share with you thing made with Swirly Bird/Swirly Scribble bundle (with a little Thoughtful Banners thrown in!).  First up I wanted to use the cur little bird…


Here’s the details…

  • Tempting Turquoise – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Tempting Turquoise – 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, run through the butterfly embossing folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/4, stamp ‘sun’ using Daffodil Delight and greeting using Basic Black Archival.  The ‘branch’ is from the long ‘wave’ thinlit cut out of Chocolate Chip, add to card front
  • Real Red – 3 1/8 x 4 3/8, layer white panel on the add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp both the large and small leave on Whisper White using Gumball Green, cut out (by hand or thinlit) add to ‘branch’.
  • Stamp ‘nest’ in Crumb Cake and bird in Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, and Real Red, cut out (all by hand…any option) and add to branch.

Next up is a super simple card…


Here’s the details…

  • Kraft – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Real Red – 3/4 x 5 1/2, Daffodil Delight – 1/2 x 5 1/2, Tempting Turquoise 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card base
  • Kraft – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, cut out the small swirl scribble in Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise, add to panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp banner using Basic Black Archival on Whisper White, stamp greeting using Real Red, punch out using Duet Banner punch, add using dimensionals

And finally a little picture.  I got this cute little frame at Michael’s and thought it would be just right for adding little stamped creations to it!


Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 3 x 3 5/8
  • Whisper White – 2 7/8 x 3 1/2, cut out ‘wave’ from Tempting Turquoise and add to Whisper White Panel, stamp ‘sun’ using Daffodil Delight, add to Daffodil Delight panel.
  • Boats – base/Night of Navy, small sail/ Daffodil Delight, striped sail/ Real Red, little flag/Tempting Turquoise, do two boats, cut out and add, one is added using dimenionals.
  • Add panel to frame

Are these all just fun and easy!  And here they are all together…


Set(s): Swirly Bird, Thoughtful Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Night of Navy, Real Read, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Other: Butterfly Embossing Folder, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Duet Banners Punch,  Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head on over to Cindy Elam – Heart’s Delight Cards…you are in for a TREAT!


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


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