Friday, July 16, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day 4

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.

We end the Blog Hop with a very pretty set, Apples and Camellia.





My card today is a fun fancy fold – a tri-shutter card. If you’ve never made one, here’s a link to the tutorial on SCS. My base is MFP Ripened Tomato and the designer paper is from Basic Grey’s Capella paper pad. After doing all the folding and cutting, I stamped the large apple onto Snow Storm Smooth and colored it with Copic markers. I cut the row of apples in half so I could place them strategically on the long panels. I love the sentiment, which is stamped directly onto the designer paper. I added some gingham ribbon and little apple charm, and I was done.



My second project is not a card at all, but a photo album, which I put together with my Bind-It-All. Before my mom’s health deteriorated and she had to give it up, she did volunteer work at a local botanical garden in town. She loved flowers, having been a floral designer for many years. I’m going to put some pictures in it from the 90th birthday party we had for her and give it to her as a remembrance. There’s not a whole lot of explanation need for this. I stamped the camellias onto Strawberry Freeze and Morning Sun and then embossed them with some Ranger Bridal Tinsel Embossing Powder and cut them out. I cut out the white panel with the next-to-the-largest Label Ten Nestabilities die. The layered piece was hand cut after tracing around the outside of the die. This gives a narrower mat. I still had yesterday’s set (Flourishes and Frame) on my table, so I used one of the sentiments from that set. The corner pieces were cut from a Cuttlebug die.

Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they did with this fun set and comment on each blog. You have one more chance to win one of the stamp sets to be released in August.

Here is the Blog Hop LINE UP:
Lois - (that’s me)

40 comments:

Markie's Mom said...

LOVE the card and the cool book! AWESOME!

Roxie said...

Two great projects Lois, very nice job with the card and the notebook.

Joanne Travis said...

Love this set and the versatility of your projects!

Becky said...

Love this card you created and the awesome book.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--I love your fancy fold card! Very pretty. And your photo album is fabulous!!! Love the colors. TFS

peggysue said...

What a great card, I have never made one of those folds, and such a nice tribute to your mom to make that photo album. Great projects.

Sarah A said...

2 more gorgeous projects, love the note book the details are beautiful!

Sarah x

Jess said...

Love the cute way you've used the apples - and the camellias are just heavenly.

Heather said...

Gorgeous projects, I love those apples. Heather

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love both gifts, but the album is such a sweet, thoughtful gift!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Both your card and photo album are outstanding projects! I love the tri-shutter card with that giant apple, but the photo album is going to be a treasured item for years to come! Your Mom is going to love it!

Nanny's Room said...

Love your card and book project - awesome work!

jovialjudi said...

The tri shutter card is awesome Lois but I am another one here who loves the album!!!!!!Delightfuk gift fir a mom...nothing better than receiving photos! Judi

Debbie said...

I love the shutter card. I will check out the tutorial. I also love the album, so pretty.

Liz Williams said...

Lois, Wow, your apple card is fabulous. And you are the master of albums for sure. I love this with the trio of camellias.

Susan said...

love the red and gray together....

Claudine Poch said...

Very pretty card and book!

Lindsay M. said...

WOW!! How gorgeous is that card!! I have to try and make a tri fold card!! So fun!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!! I love it!!

marilync said...

I love the tri shutter card with the apples gorgeous

Carol Dee said...

WOW, great tri-fold card and the book is pretty neat.

Super Jen said...

Two more wonderful projects!

jdmommy said...

I love your shutter card!! Fabulous cover for the book! Lois, I love to look at your projects. They are always awesome, GF!! TFS!

Lillian said...

Super nice card design and nice notebook.

Bev E said...

Love both your projects!

Virgo5 said...

Two more knock-outs Lois! The book for your Mom is so pretty and such a lovely idea!

marilynprestonn said...

Very pretty Lois. Love the book of days I call them. Beautiful papers and you have done wonders with the apples.

Heather B said...

Such different cards yet using the same stamp set. Gorgeous!

Jennifer S. said...

The card is fabulous! I haven't dared a fold like that yet and you did it wonderfully. And the note book is great! Love the flowers in this set.

Holly said...

these are wonderful, love the colors and the design of both of them.

mmwilken said...

These are gorgeous!! I really like that apple stamp! Great tri-fold card!!

Joan said...

WOW! Love that trifold card. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Love the book you made for your mom.

Laura said...

The card is lovely the way you have used the large and small apple and the album looks fab with the camelia as the focus!

Theresa said...

Love the fold card and your album. Great use of this stamp.

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous projects, as always, Lois! Your photo album looks terrific :)

Sue D said...

The apples are perfect for the fancy fold card. The notebook is very sweet.

Amanda B said...

love the cool folded card!! good job!! awesome set!

GreenScrap said...

I am in love with those apples!!! Love the fold!! :)

Karen said...

Great projects. The album will be a nice gift.

Tracy said...

Another gorgeous use ofthe camelia! I love this set and was fortunate to receive it from my SCSDivine Secret Sister Faith, aka Markie's Mom. I love the card with the apple set, too (I received that one as well!)It's great!

Connie said...

Love your folds!! Magnificent job!
Connie