February 19, 2011

February Tour de Freaks


The 20th of the month has arrived and that means it's time for another Tour de Freaks blog hop.  The theme for this month is Birthday's, and who doesn't need fresh ideas for that?!

If you've already been touring then you've probably just come from Debbie Currier's blog and checked out her amazing projects!

For my projects, I decided to put my Fox and Friends stamp set to use and for some fun animal party favors.  The boxes were made with the new Petal Cone die.  To make your own, measure 2 1/2" down from the top of the cone and toss out the remaining half of the cardstock. 



Next for my card, I used another image from the Fox and Friend and some extra images from the Extreme Elements set.

Curious about the pennant?  Cut various colors of cardstocks in strips of 3/8" wide and then use the bottom half of the large star punch to remove the base.  I've taken some 'how-to' photos and will share them in a few days so you can continue with the tour.







Now, you've got to hop on over to Lisa's Martz's blog to see what she's created to put some Yummy treats in and the coordinating card to go with it.  The colors are fabulous!

Thanks for taking the time to tour with me this month!


25 comments:

Lisa said...

Great colors! Love everything, Melanie! Love the boxes created with the Petal Cone. Thanks for sharing1

Mary Brown said...

Oh my these are simply FABULOUS!!! LOVE you colors and your treat box is truly delightful!

Patty Bennett said...

Super duper adorable cuteness!! :)
Patty

Connie Babbert said...

Cute boxes and card, Melanie! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful projects, Love those boxes,

Kathy said...

LOVE your cards -I was wondering how you made the pendants and then I read you used the star punch -you are so creative thanks for sharing -

gbarron56 said...

Melanie -- I don't know what to say. Your treat boxes are so dang cute! Great idea to use Fox & Friends for this. And the pennant card is truly amazing! You knocked this one out of the park, Girl! So glad you could be a part of the tour this month! Blessings, Gretchen

Deb said...

Great projects! I love the boxes made from the petal cone die. Now to get my die out and give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

JoAnn said...

I love the colors in your boxes and card. I have to order this die just to make these little boxes, they are so cute. Love your card also. Thanks for sharing.

Inking Idaho said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!!! Love the colors, love the attention to detail, love them all! Bravo!
Becky

Rhonda Langley said...

Great little boxes! Love this stamp set! Your banner is so creative!

Created By You said...

I love making those boxes from the petal cone die, aren't they fun? Love how you used the leftover banner pieces for a pennant banner.. very creative, as usual!
Hugs,
Sharon F.

Jen said...

I love your boxes and the card!! So cute and so coloful! I love it!

Dee Tollaksen said...

Great use of the star punch, thanks for the inspiration.

Alicia said...

LOVE the way you did the top of the box with the petal cone die!

Shelli Deckard said...

your projects are fabulous! I adore your color combos too.....fresh! Thanks~~!

Dawn O (dostamping) said...

Fun little details on the pennant card - so cute!!

Louise Brown said...

Wow!!!! very eye catching colors, I never use the bright very much, will have to try more...
Love the projects you've created.

Lisa Young said...

Melanie, I LOVE your use of the Petal Cone die!! Those boxes are super cute as is the card! The lion in the center of the star and the twine embellishment - Love it!

Veronica Petracchi said...

oh my gosh the colors are awsome you used. The monkey is sssooo cute!!


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Miranda said...

Super Cute! Love the colors!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

These are absolutely ADORABLE!!! TFS! I'm a new follower-Sam :-)

Wendybell said...

Love those cheeky little monkeys, Melanie!! Such darling treat boxes!! And the pennant on your card is absolutely perfect!! LOVE it! :)

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Loved your projects so much, I featured them on my Sunday Favorites blog post. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

Heidi Baks said...

Love your take on the top of the petal cone box!