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Welcome to the July Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today on our second Tour de Freaks Blog Tour! This month we are featuring projects made with NEW STAMPIN' UP! STUFF!  Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers.  

Woohoo, I'm excited to share some projects made with my favorite new Designer Series Paper - Razzleberry Lemonade.  I can't get enough of it!  Also - it seems that each of today's projects have a Big Shot element too!  Love the Big Shot!  So sit back, relax and enjoy!

Be sure to leave a comment on this post, because I'll be drawing a name (who knows, you might be the lucky winner this month!).  You'll receive ALL FOUR of the projects I'm sharing today!  So get those comments going.

On to the projects...

First up is a card using the NEW "On a Pedestal" stamp set



Ain't it cute?  I got to use my new In-Color markers.  I'm IN love with them!  Plus half a Top Note Die at the bottom for a fun look!

Supplies:  NEW On a Pedestal stamp set, NEW Melon Mambo Marker, Cardstock & Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, NEW Rich Razzleberry Ink & Cardstock, Pumpkin Pie Marker & Cardstock, Real Red Ink, Whisper White Cardstock, NEW Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Top Note Die, Stampin' Dimensionals

Next up is a quick & easy technique card using the NEW Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Designer Series Paper and a Sanding Block.




Dawn's Stamping Tips:  Sanding Textured Designer Series Paper

I put a piece of NEW Razzleberry Lemonade DSP into the NEW Elegant Bouquet Embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot Machine.  Using a Sanding Block, sand off the raised embossed parts to reveal the white core of the paper.  Add a greeting and you're done!

Supplies:  NEW Kind & Caring Thoughts Stamp Set (Hostess Level 3), NEW Rich Razzleberry & Whisper White Cardstock, NEW Rich Razzleberry Ink, NEW Raspberry Lemonade DSP, 1-3/8" Circle, Scalloped Oval, NEW Modern Label Punches, Sanding Block, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, NEW Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Next card features a fun Top Note Cutting Trick & the NEW Razzle Dazzle Stamp Set.


I was introduced to this fun trick at the Minneapolis Regional Seminar back in April.  The demonstrator referred to it as the "Trenton", who is her son.  I guess he was playing around with her Big Shot machine and came up with it.

Dawn's Stamping Tips:  Square Top Note

Use the Big Shot to cut a Top Note, then take that cut piece and turn it 90 degrees and cut it again with the Top Note.  The "Trenton" Top Note is stamped with the NEW Razzle Dazzle stamp set.

Supplies:  New Razzle Dazzle & All Holidays stamp set, NEW Crushed Curry Cardstock, Ink & Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, NEW Rich Razzleberry Cardstock & Ink, Whisper White Cardstock, NEW Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Top Note Die, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here's my last project.  A fun little Scallop Envelope Mini Purse with Surprise Gift!





Hmm...what's in there?



Ain't it adorable!  OK, now I know what you're asking.  Dawn, where did you find the Melon Mambo colored measuring tape?  Unfortunately - I purchased it at JoAnn's several years ago.  They were clearancing them (along with Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay colored ones)!  Are you like me?  You find something on sale and you think...I know I can find a use for this someday.  Well today is the someday!

I cut a strip of Razzleberry Lemonade DSP to go around the edge and used a 1" circle punch for the center piece.  I was giddy with the way it turned out!

Supplies:  Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry & Rish Razzleberry Cardstock, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Crushed Curry Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Scallop Envelope Die, Bird & Blooms Sizzlet Die, Gold Brads, 1" Circle Punch

I hope you enjoyed this stop on the Tour De Freaks.  We look forward to seeing you again on August 20th for our next Tour de Freaks Blog Tour!