August 19, 2009

Tour de Freaks ~ August

Time for another great Tour de Freaks blog hop. Grab your gigantic cups of coffee and sit down for the next 30 minutes and enjoy this creatively crafty crew!

If you've just selected the "next on tour spot" button from the prior blogger (the fabo Wendy Wexler) then you're in the right spot.

First up. a hand crafted gift box. Here are some general directions for recreating the box. If you need more direction than what I've listed, please don't hesitate to send me an email. I'd be happy to help.

The top of this little box was created with the Stampin' Up! Petal Card die from Sizzix. First cut Dusty Durango cardstock the size of the Bigz die. Glue your designer paper (Merry Moments) to your Dusty Durango cardstock. Face your designer paper down and work through your Big Shot. Now you have the top.

The inner square of the Petal Card is 2 1/2", so to create a box to fit underneath, you simply need to score your cardstock at 2 1/2" intervals.

Before adhering the sides together, stamp snowflakes (from the upcoming Holiday Mini) using Soft Suede and Curry on the outside of the box.

The snowflakes were simply cut from the opposite side of the Merry Moments designer paper I used for decorating the top. The rest are just some fun embellishments.




Here's another project using the Merry Moments designer paper. Just goes to show you how versatile the paper is ;-)

The Soft Suede paper in the rear of the card is a Top Note die cut so just the edges show. The stamp is "True Friends", and oldie but a goodie!

To get multiple colors on the flower, I first stamped in Curry and used a sponge dauber to tap around the inked rubber using Dusty Durango.




Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you've enjoyed the projects.

Now, to get to the next blog (the amazing Ms. Gretchen Barron), just click on the blog hop image below.




19 comments:

Barb said...

Freaks Rule!! I love these projects, my favorite box. You did an AWESOME job. I love being part of this group

Barb

CIndy Major said...

Oh wow, that snowflake box is just gorgeous!!

Cindy

Julie A. said...

Very cool box! The card is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing:)

Connie said...

Very pretty and vintage looking! I'll have to try one of the boxes!

Jenn D said...

I love your box! It's a fabulous project and I love the way the petal card dresses it up. Your card is so pretty. I love the colors you used.

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

What a wonderful box! Great job and what a wonderful tour!

Sherry said...

Great projects...thanks for sharing your talent!

Carolyn said...

Lovely projects, absolutely to die for. thanks so much for sharing

Judy said...

Awesome! Love your designs, color choices and details. Thanks for sharing your art! The box is fantabulous and so is the tour!

Judy said...

Love, love, love your designs! Especially the box. Great tour. Thanks for sharing your gift with us! Can't wait to see what you design next.

Barbara Welch said...

Thanks for sharing your projects, I love the box.

sarahmartina said...

Hey Mel! This is gorgeous... I can't wait to get my hands on a Big Shot! I'm in love with the Top Note Die. Your color choices are so stunning!

*Sarah*

lorijane said...

Your snowflakes are like hot chocolate, YUM! Thank you for sharing your projects. lorijane

Wendybell said...

Holy WOWza, Melanie!! That snowflake box using the Petal Card die is AWESOME! And your card is beautiful, too!! (Love that Top Note die, don't you?)

Elaine M said...

What a great box! I've got to try my hand at making that one. Thx for sharing your ideas with us
Elaine Moore - mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

Lucia said...

These are just beautiful and elegant. Wonderful job!

Lucia Kaiser
West Yarmouth, MA on Cape Cod

Lucia said...

Your creations are just beautiful.


Lucia Kaiser
West Yarmouth, MA on Cape Cod

Shona said...

Great projects, Melanie! I love that box - beautiful! I really love the colors both the projects - very fall looking.

gbarron56 said...

Wow, Melanie -- that box is truly amazing and over-the-top! So good to be on the tour with you again this month! Blessings, Gretchen -- www.gretchenbarron.typepad.com