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Tour De Freaks May Tour: Elements of Style

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Welcome to the May 2010 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today! This month, I'm the 1st stop on the tour featuring projects made with products from the 2010 Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog.  Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. In fact, you may have just "made the loop" and came from Mary Brown's awesome website. 

My project today features a Shelli favorite, Elements of Style stamp set.  I know, you've probably seen tons of samples of this set.  But I wanted to do something a little different.  Most projects I've seen have lots of vintage details and I wanted more of a clean and simple look.  I love how it turned out!

So here's my Elements of Style Hostess Gift Card Pack (received by my workshop hostesses this past month)



2 full size cards w/envelopes
2 love note size cards w/envelopes


I colored the images with Q-tips.  Yes, that's right...Q-tips.  I first tried using Stampin' Pastels to color them in, but thought it looked too soft.  So what the heck...I already had the Q-tips out.  I gave it a try and LOVE the look of it!  Plus - super easy to do!!

For more information about coloring with Q-tips check out this post:


Dawns Stamping Supplies
:  Elements of Style, Tiny Tags
Ink:  Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Certainly Celery & Old Olive Classic Ink
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Pretties Kit (half-back pearls), Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Jewelry Tag Punch, Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Q-Tips, Large Cello Bag, Kraft Medium Envelope, Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes, Love Note Envelopes

What do you think?  Didn't this turn out great?! 
Would you like to have one?  Of course you would. 

Leave a comment on this post and I'll draw a lucky winner later this week!!! 

Now it's time to hop on over to our next stop to the always inspiring Melaine Schulenberg.