Tuesday, August 10, 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 to inspire you, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Tweet Blessings, Flourished Sea Creatures, Regal & Proud, and Owl Be Here. 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 August 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th. On Saturday, August 14th, 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 August 14, 2010. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.

I’m starting off the Hop with two cards for today’s set – Tweet Blessings.




For my first card, I masked the two birds from the birdhouse and stamped it without them on a piece of Basic Grey Basics Manila and cut it out. Then I added the bird sitting on the branch – as if there were a perch on the front of the birdhouse. Using Copic markers, I colored the flourishes and added some Flower Soft. The background is the Bird and Swirls Cuttlebug folder. The card base and the shelf are MFP Autumn Greens.




I decided to do a clean and simple card for my second project. I don’t often do this type of card. After stamping the branch and bird in the corner, I masked the image with a post-it note and diagonally scored the white panel. The rest is pretty self-explanatory – black matting layer, white card base and ribbon!



A pair of appropriate salt and pepper shakers from my collection.

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:

August Guest Designer- Wendy
Nancyruth
Lois - (that’s me)

52 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great texture on your card.

Heather said...

Gorgeous cards and I adore the matching envelopes. Heather:)

Markie's Mom said...

Lois, these are FABULOUS!

wendyp said...

Wow! Both are gorgeous!!! Love the added flower soft to the birdhouse! And the B&W card...STUNNING!!!

Liz Williams said...

Both of these are lovely, Lois. The white gives it such an elegant look.

Vicky Gould said...

Gorgeous cards (and salt and pepper shakers!)

Connie said...

Love how you altered the birdhouse Lois. I am also a huge fan of black/white! Yours is so elegant.
Connie

Claudine Poch said...

These are both wonderful cards! Especially like the scoring on the second one.

Theresa said...

Lovely cards....both are great with this set.TFS

Doris said...

Love how you did the birdhouse card!

Emily Keaton said...

Both cards are wonderful, Lois! I love how you created a shelf for the first one and the layout for the second is just superb--elegant and CAS :)

Lynn McAuley said...

What sensational cards, Lois!! I love the flower soft on the paper-pieced birdhouse!! The silhouette bird on the interrupted scoring looks amazing!!

njgramma said...

I love them both!

Nanny's Room said...

Both cards are great Lois! I really like the flower soft added - very nice touch~

jovialjudi said...

Lois these are both magical! The flowersoft was the perfect addition to the first card and the scoring on the black and white card looks so current and sophisticated. Bravo!!

Carol Dee said...

Both cards are wonderful. I like the flower soft oncard one and the simplicity of B/W on the 2nd.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like the subdued colors you chose for your birdhouse, and the way you've decorated the front of it. Very pretty!

Becky said...

Beautiful card, love how you paper pieced the bird house,

jdmommy said...

WOW! I love the gray and pink of the first, and the elegance of the B/W! Beautiful cards, Lois!

imastampin said...

I really love your creations today Lois! Beautiful work.

Bev E said...

I like both your cards but my fav is the black & white. How elegant!

MariLynn said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. I really like the CAS one with the scoring.

Joanne Travis said...

Lois, these are both really beautiful! I love the pattern on the birdhouse and the sweet flowers!
I have a similar pair of sterling salt & pepper shakers that are sitting on a tree branch holder. One of the only things I have left from my Mom and I treasure it.

Susan Raihala said...

Oh Lois! Both are beautiful! The second one, though, really speaks to my CAS-lovin' heart!

redwasher1 said...

Lois, both card are just wonderful! Love how you used the background stamp on the bird house.

Lindsay M. said...

Wow Love both of these cards!! so gorgeous, how you decorated the bird house! I love it! And the black and white card is very pretty! I love simple cards!! Wonderful!!

dinosaur said...

Great cards, but I LOVE the white one!

Michelle VP said...

Love the flowers on the bird house and the striking simplicity of the b&w card. :)

FibreJunky said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the birdhouse in the first one. Neat salt & pepper shakers.

Patti P. said...

Both of your cards are lovely. The cas card is my fav, but I am a fan of black and white. Love the texture that you gave it. The birdhouse with the flower soft is beautiful.

Benzi said...

Lois, I love your salt and paper shakers. They are awesome. And, they go so well with the bird cards. Like the Flower Soft on the first one and the CAS card is soooo pretty!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--wow I don't know which card I like better!!! They're both beautiful. But I love the flowersoft on the birdhouse and how you put the bird next to the opening of the house!!! However, I like the CAS card too because I love black & white cards. Great job on both of them!!!!! TFS

Sue D said...

Lovely cards--I like how you decorated the envelopes too.

Amanda B said...

Really love that second card!! good job

Lindsey said...

Two beautiful cards!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh Two beauties! I really love that birdhouse!

mmwilken said...

Such pretty color combination's. Always admire your cards!!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Both cards are lovely. The second one's CAS style is awesome!

Heather T said...

Both cards are very pretty. I like the decorative look of the first and the simple style of the second

peggysue said...

Just beautiful, both of them!

carrie said...

Wow! I love both cards. The second one is so effective with such an elegant look. I like the way you added the textured background to the birdhouse. In addition your envelopes add such a wonderful touch.

Virgo5 said...

Love what you did with the birdhouse, and your cas card is beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I am playing catch up - WOW! That second CAS is so elegant with the partial scoring!! Nice job!

Alicia C. said...

Incredible color palette and texturing!

Roxie said...

The flower soft is such a good idea, must try that! I think your clean and simple card is perfect too!

Brenda said...

Both cards are beautiful!! I really like the birdhouse, great paper piecing.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Both cards are amazing! I love the chickenwire background on the birdhouse, and the 2nd card is so peaceful and serene!

Paulette S said...

Lois,
These bird and bird house stamps are so versatile. I guess I shouldn't be afraid to use black, I usually use it as a back drop. I am a S & P collector too. LOL =D

CCC said...

Simply beautiful and elegant. Love the S&P collection.

Lillian Child said...

Beautiful ... stunning actually. Love all the little details to each card creation!

ruth said...

Love the flower soft on the first card and the simplicity of the second one. Both are very nice!

Laura P. said...

Love both cards!