Thursday, July 15, 2010

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 and Stampin'B's Challenge

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.

My first card is serving two purposes – the Stampin’B’s challenge for this week and also Day 3 of the Blog Hop.




I was the hostess for this week’s Stampin’B’s challenge, and I wanted the sentiment to be the main focus of our cards. The only thing stamped on this card IS the sentiment – Happy Birthday – from Flourishes and Frame. I cut the frame from Autumn Greens cardstock, using the smaller of the two frames from Spellbinders Decorative Frames Frameabilities, sponging with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Bundled Sage. The background paper is from Basic Grey Capella paper pack, which has such pretty patterns in muted greens and browns. I added a few pearls around the frame, and I was done.

My second project was a little more involved – a 3 ½” x 3 ½” box holding six 3” x 3” note cards. I thought it would make a nice thank-you gift, so that’s what I put in the center of the frame on the lid. Each note card has a different sentiment – my photo shows only four of the six cards. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey Two Scoops paper pad, and the matted piece is MFP Autumn Greens, as is the base of the box. The ribbon around the lid was originally white, but I sponged it heavily with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Bundled Sage. I learned the hard way some time ago, that you really have to wait a while for the ink to dry before trying to tie the bow. Otherwise, your fingers wind up VERY inky!

Don’t forget -- For another chance to win a free stamp set, be sure to visit the blogs of the rest of the design team and comment on each.

The Blog Hop line-up is:

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

44 comments:

Markie's Mom said...

Lois, thes projects are AWESOME!!!!!

imastampin said...

Great projects my dear! I love the little box of note cards.

giddusadik said...

One of the most beautiful cards that I've ever seen! And the box and the notecards are very pretty!
Nana

Dawn Mercedes said...

Wow...great notecards!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love the framed sentiment on your gorgeous card! That set of notecards w/box is really cute, and I love how you decorated the little envies too :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a lovely idea for a gift.

Vicky Gould said...

Love both your projects, Lois! Love the frame around the sentiment too!

Debbie said...

I LOVE both projects!

jovialjudi said...

Lois you go gf!! These are just awesome!! I absolutely love both projects!! Hugs, Judi

Theresa said...

Lovely card...great projects.

Connie said...

Very imaginative. Love how these turned out.
Connie

jdmommy said...

Fabulous projects! I love the framing on ALL of them!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I always love stopping by to see your projects, Lois! This little note card set is so cute! Love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the box of cards!!

Bev E said...

I love your cards & that you stamped the envelope too. Very elegant!

Carol Dee said...

Card one is stunning.

Virgo5 said...

Beauitful Lois and great idea with the little note card set!

Debbie Seyer said...

These are great! Love your card set!

Sue D said...

Very elegant birthday and adorable not card set!

Lillian said...

Very pretty card, I like colorful set for the second project.

Roxie said...

Love those colorful note cards Lois and your first card is so elegant.

Becky said...

This is lovely.

Jennifer S. said...

The first card is just beautiful and I love the note cards set. Such bright giddy colors.

Super Jen said...

So elegant!

peggysue said...

Great framing of the sentiment! Looks wonderful!

Stacey Schafer said...

love this! so beautiful!

Holly said...

this is so beautiful

Susan Raihala said...

Both projects are so lovely! The soft colors of the first are so appealing, and the dots work great with your designs on the second!

Nanny's Room said...

Lois these are just beautiful~ I love your notes very cute!

katspaw said...

Nice use of stamp set to make cards and box

Claudine Poch said...

Great card! Very cute note cards and box. Great gift idea.

Susan said...

Great gift ideas. Great job....

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful job on your projects hun!!! Love the giftbox set tooo!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Lois--these projects are beautiful!!! Just love them!! TFS

Emily Keaton said...

Lovely projects! That note card set is just super :)

Karen said...

Gorgeous card. Love your boxed set too.

mmwilken said...

Just love that shade of green. Thanks for sharing your card!!

Liz Williams said...

Lois, I always love your clever ideas. These are great.

Joanne Travis said...

So beautiful and elegant!!

Sarah A said...

Stunning, simple yet stylish design! Perfect for a little gift set!

Sarah x

Jess said...

Simply lovely!

Heather said...

Love this set. So elegant. Heather

Heather B said...

very pretty take on these stamps!

Lindsay M. said...

WOW!! What gorgeous projects!! I love them both!! Really pretty papers!! Great inspiration!!