Tuesday, July 13, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day 1

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members, we're going to have a really fun-packed Hop! Sit back, and hold on to your mouse! This is going to be a FABULOUS ride! Come Hop along with us! We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Background Fun, Southwest Cowboy, Flourishes & Frame, and Apples & Camellia. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs on July 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th. On Saturday, July 17th, a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day! Four different winners, one winner for each day. THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

The 4 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on July 17, 2010. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.

I’m starting off the Hop with a bang – I have three projects for today’s set – Background Fun.




I imagine I could use this set on virtually every card I make – you always need backgrounds! My first card utilizes one of the Tim Holtz Sizzix dies, Hanging Sign. The bracket and oval are cut from MFP Clean Oven Gray, the sign from one of the papers in Basic Grey’s Porcelain paper pad, as is the background. I used the crackle background to stamp on the bracket, the oval, and part of the sign; and then I sponged around the edges with Palette Noir. I was just going to stamp Happy Birthday on the oval, and then I decided Speedy would look good on there. So I cut the words off the watermark stamp and popped him on there too! I poked a couple of holes in the background and ran some wire through to “hang” the sign.




I decided to do a 3-D project using the other background in this set. I found a basket template on-line and cut out the basket from MFP Hazelnut, then stamped the woven background onto it. The liner is from Basic Grey’s Wisteria. I have to admit I had to cheat on the liner. The pattern is wider than 6 inches, which is the size of the DP. So I copied it (shhh, don’t tell) at 146% on my printer and then drew the template on the back and cut it out. The birthday sentiment is stamped in Palette French Lilac on MFP Morning Sun. I had these silk flowers left from another project.




My third project is also a 3-D project using the basket weave background. This time I used my Bind-It-All to create this cute little basket. I knew I would need light-weight paper so I couldn’t use cardstock. Otherwise it would have been too thick to punch through. So I used blue copy paper. You use what you have! After making all four 2 ½” x 2 ½ inch panels, I put them together to make the basket. I still had some of those silk flowers left, so I became a floral designer for the day. I admit I’m not as good as my mom was! The sentiment panel is cut with a Labels Ten die.

Oh, by the way, did you know that Mark’s Finest Papers sells the Bind-It-All and accessories now?

Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they did with this set. And remember, you have a chance to win one of the stamp sets to be released in August.

Here is the Blog Hop LINE UP:

July Guest Designer – Melisa Waldorf
Nancyruth
Lois - (that’s me)

40 comments:

imastampin said...

Such great projects Lois! I love all of them. Your floral arrangements look great.

Carol Dee said...

The basket weave lloks great on the 3 d prject. Looks real!

jovialjudi said...

WOW! Love the 3d projects and that card I love...Tim Holtz has the best dies...and available at MFP too!! Fabulous work!!! Hugs, Judi

Becky said...

These are gorgeous, I just love the basket weave,

Vicky Gould said...

Well, Ms. Overachiever! Not one, not two, but THREE projects and each one outshines the next. Job well done, GF!!!

Susan Raihala said...

Lois, these are all amazing projects! I tried making a 3d basket, too, but mine didn't work out. Yours are both FABULOUS!!!!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--all I can say is WOW!!!!! These are fabulous!!!! I am amazed at your 3-d items! Perfect! TFS

Lillian said...

Ah, gorgeous bouquets, Lois, and I'd really think you used a "real" wicker basket. What a different idea from a card.
Smiles!

Karen said...

wonderful projects....

Susan said...

great job. I think my favorite is the way you used the cracked glass background.

Liz Williams said...

You have been one busy gal. These are all wonderful projects with this set.

Markie's Mom said...

Lois, these are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a wonderful group of cards/projects- love that little flower basket!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh my word, what awesome projects you've created! I love them all but that BIA flower box is amazing! I've got to try that!!!! TFS!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Does this qualify you for an over achiever?? haha...way to go!

Sue W said...

Beautiful 3d projects! That looks like Claire's basket? so, so pretty.

Connie said...

Wow! You really blew us out of the water GF!! Love, love, love your projects!!
Connie

Debbie Seyer said...

Wow! All your projects are fantastic but I love the Bind It All one the best! Great job!

Kelly G said...

What great projects

Claudine Poch said...

Wonderful projects! Love the flower basket.

Karen said...

Great ideas with the background stamps and of course, love Speedy the Cat too!

Super Jen said...

Such elegant and ambition creations! Thanks for the inspiration.

Holly said...

love the bg you used, each one is so beautiful

Virgo5 said...

OMGosh Lois these are amazing! Wow Wow Wow that's all I can say! and I think I need that basketweave stamp! lol

Jennifer S. said...

Great projects. Loving this background set.

peggysue said...

Lois, wow, those projects are fabulous!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

3 gorgeous projects, Lois! I have to pick up my jaw after these! Lovin that basket weave!

jdmommy said...

You always have such great prtojects, Lois! I lov ethe way you used the bg in each of them!!

Emily Keaton said...

You made three super terrific projects with those lovely new backgrounders, Lois!! I especially love the 3D ones. They really get me thinking :)

Sue D said...

Very cool projects! I love the cat on the sign and both basket projects.

redwasher1 said...

Lois, jaw dropping gorgeous!! Your card is awesome but baskets blew me away!!

Carol Southern said...

Wow, Wow, Wow Lois these are fantastic!!!!
Love all three of your projects, they are tops.

Linda said...

neat die cuts

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Clever use of that background stamp!

youiesmom said...

Great projects. I love the basket. But the house sign is tooo cute.
Babe

Jess said...

I love the 3d projects - the weave stamp looks like a texture it's so lifelike!! :)

Theresa said...

Great background stamps...love how you used on your projects.

Sarah A said...

Gorgeous background stamp and the card with the hanging sign is just perfect!

Sarah x

Irit Shalom said...

love your flower pots!! so lovely!

Heather said...

Love this background set, and your projects are just gorgeous. Heather