Tuesday, September 27, 2016

MFP Stamp Shop Trick or Treat Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to MFP 
September Blog Hop
Trick or Treat

There are some changes to our Blog Hop, and we hope you will be pleased with them. Be sure to look over the changes before hopping along.  Blog Hop guidelines can be found 
Commenting and doing the tutorials end sooner.  There will be prizes given for commenting and for doing the tutorials. Each winner will be chosen by Random.Org.  Large stamp set for commenting.
Mini stamp set for doing the tutorial, and everyone doing the tutorials will earn a Tutorial Badge. 

(be sure to read)


You will have until 3pm CT, Friday, Sept. 30th to
comment and do tutorials.
Join us each day, Sept. 27 - 30, for some 
Trick or Treat Fun!

Prize for COMMENTING, chosen by Random.Org, is

The MFP Winners Badge for commenting and tutorial will be awarded. 

            1. Test Tube Treat Holders by Lois
2. Pop Up Card by MariLynn

Prize for doing a TUTORIAL, chosen by Random.Org, is
"Vroom Mini Set"

MFP Tutorial Badge is awarded just for trying one of the tutorials.

All prizes and badge winners will be announced on Saturday, October 1st.

As this month's blog hop theme is Trick or Treat, I decided that my creations for the week will all be treat holders.  As I have provided one of the tutorials for this week, I will start with Test Tube Treat Holders today.  I learned how to make these from directions by Lisa Somerville that I had found several years ago.  You can find my instructions over on Speedy TV in the Tutorials Section.

The MFP Stamp Shop set used on these treat holders is I'm Going Batty.

I also made some cute little treat bags using a tutorial I found on Splitcoaststampers.

The MFP Stamp Shop sets used on these bags are Witchie and I'm Going Batty.

Let's get started HOPPING !

Here's the Design Team:
Lois (that's me)
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be  inspired! Get to work on the tutorial and show us what you make by September 30, 3pm CT and don't forget to be commenting!   Come back on October 1st to see if you are a winner!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Wedding Album

My daughter-in-law's son got married last week.  I've been working on an album for the bride and groom since they announced their engagement.  I thought I would share parts of the album on my blog today.  The album is a smaller version of the flip-fold albums that Heartfelt Creations has.  The papers used throughout are from the Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur collection.

This pull-out section is from a group project where we made the "Save the Date" cards.

These photos were from the bridal shower.

And finally some photos from the wedding.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

CCEE1638 - Follow the List

This week's CCEE Stampers challenge is Follow the List, and the list is as follows:

One (1) Animal
Two (2) Layers
Three (3) Colors (plus neutrals - black, white, gray - if desired)

My one animal is a hummingbird; I have two layers, and three colors (green, orchid, yellow).

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see how the rest of the team handled this list.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

CCEE1637 - Die cuts

My challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week was to make their cards using only die-cuts -- no stamping.

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see some more die-cut creations.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

CCEE1636 Word Challenge

I think most of the kids are back in school by now.  So, the CCEE stampers are having a Word Challenge this week -- the word being WORD!  We are to include something on our cards that begin with each letter in WORD.  Here's mine:

And my WORD items are:

(W) - water
(O) - oval, ocean
(R) - red
(D) - dock

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see how the rest of the team handled this challenge.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

CCEE1635 Bokeh Background

Another month, another CCEE Stampers hostess . . . and this month it's me!  I started off the month with a simple background technique challenge -- Bokeh Background.  You can find a tutorial for this technique here on Splitcoaststampers:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/bokehbackground/   I put a strip of washi tape around the edge of my card base, and then sponged on the circles.  After pulling off the washi tape, I added the sentiment and glued on the butterfly die cut.

I really like this background, and I hope you'll check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see how the rest of the team handled it.

Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" - Cards, Cards, and More Cards

I'm the hostess for the Scor-Pal Blog this month.  Our theme is "cards, cards, and more cards," so I thought that a bag for holding lots of cards might be appropriate for the challenge.  I've made a Buckle Bag Card Holder and four cards.

The supplies needed for the basic buckle bag are:  12" x 12" sturdy cardstock, patterned paper, Scor-Pal, paper trimmer, ink, Word Window punch, Scor-Tape, tape runner, stamps, dies, ruler, scissors, pencil, and large button.

Cut the cardstock to 10" x 10".  Put 2" strips aside to use later.

Score one side of the cardstock at 2" and 8".  Rotate 90 degrees and score at 4" and 6".

Using your scissors, cut wedges on each side at the 4" and 6" score lines, creating flaps.  Fold on score lines; then lay flat.

Place Scor-Tape on the two small flaps and the bottom flaps, as shown.

Turn over, fold the two small flaps up, and remove tape.  Adhesive should be facing outward.  Fold in the two taped flaps and adhere to small flaps.

Fold up the two untaped flaps and adhere to taped flaps to create box.

Cut patterned paper into two 8 1/2" x 1" strips.

Cut patterned paper to 4" x 4".

Place the square into the paper trimmer diagonally, with the two points on the trimmer groove.  Cut into two triangles.   Adhere one triangle on the front of the box and the other on the back.  Adhere the 1" strips along the bottom of the box, all the way around.

Create the buckle from one of the 2" strips of cardstock.  Measure in 1" along the top and 1" down on each side.

Using the scissors, snip the end of the strip.

Apply two pieces of Scor-Tape at the straight end of the strip.

Adhere straight end of strap to the inside center of the box, as shown.

Adhere the button with Scor-Tape to the V end of the strip.

Bring strap across and place on the patterned paper where the buckle will close.  Mark each side of the strap with pencil for placement.  Draw a light line between the two marks.

Use the Word Window punch to create an opening for the buckle strap, using the pencil line as a guide.

Slide the punch over to the second mark and punch.

Decorate the box as desired and slide the buckle through the slot to close the bag.  Create cards to accompany the bag.

Here is my completed buckle bag with the four coordinating cards.