Wednesday, August 11, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day 2

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: 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.

Again I have created two projects with today’s set – Flourished Sea Creatures.



Shaker cards are so much fun. I found some Shaker Card Pouches at StampFest Orlando back in May, so it’s much easier to make this type of card than when I first learned how to do it. I stamped just the sea grass and a couple of fish for the background of the shaker section. The scene on the outside is a little busier, with the Spellbinders sea horse die cut, the Mudd Puddles sea floor, and the dew drop bubbles.



My second project is an acetate box, which I made using the tutorial in the resources section of Splitcoaststampers. I used cardstock from one of the Premium Paper Craft Packs called I’ve Got the Blues . . . and Greens – and some watery DP I had in my stash. Inside the box is, appropriately enough, salt water taffy!



These kissing fish were my grandmother’s.
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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 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)

47 comments:

carrie said...

Love your shaker card, it is so effective with these stamps! And the "Sea ya!" is perfect. The acetate box is really cute, would make a great gift for a child that loves sea life.

Heather said...

What brilliant projects, love that shaker card. Heather:)

Lynn McAuley said...

What amazing projects, Lois!! So perfect for these fabulous sea creatures!!

Theresa said...

Great projects...love this stamp set. TFS! Enjoy your salt and pepper sets too...how cute!

Vicky Gould said...

You aced this set, Lois! Love both!

jovialjudi said...

Fabulous Lois!! Shaker cards are so fun and just perfect for this stamp set! I love the sand (I need to check into that stuff!) The box is brilliant and what a wonderful gift to give someone! They would certainly be saving that packaging after the candy was gone! Adorable salt and pepper shakers too. My MIL used to collect them. :-)

Emily Keaton said...

Fantastic projects today, Lois!! The shaker and Mudd Puddles ocean floor on the first are so creative, and that acetate box is PERFECT for salt water taffy--great thinking!! Perfect way to showcase this set :)

Claudine Poch said...

Two wonderful projects! Each is so creative!

Benzi said...

Wow! Lois, these are fantastic projects. They are both perfect for this stamp set. I love your salt & pepper shakers. I have to go back and see if I've missed any.

Nancy said...

Your card is so cute. Love shaker cards and the box is very clever. I think I'll have to make one after seeing yours. Very inspiring!

Patti P. said...

Both of your projects are awesome...you really were creative in both of these. The shaker card's details are perfection and the box is over the top...What great gifts. I am enjoying seeing your matching salt and pepper shakers. My mom collected when she was alive.

jdmommy said...

What fun! the shaker is adorable, and that box is fabulous!! WOW Lois, you always come up with such goodies!!

Liz Williams said...

What a fun little box. I just love all of these wonderful creations. You are so creative, Lois. I also have enjoyed your salt and pepper shakers collection this week. Can't wait until tomorrow!!

Anonymous said...

Love these projects! Such talent.
stampcz@frontier.com

njgramma said...

Love the texture on the card, and 3D projects are my favorite... love the acetate box :)

wendyp said...

Yum...salt water taffy!! Both projects are gorgeous! love the sand effect on the card!

Gale said...

I love your acetate box! Really great job and it looks like a mini aquarium!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lois - you are just the BEST! Your card and bo are really awesome! I love the staging of your box~ really shows well!!

Alicia C. said...

I love that acetate box! Way cool!

MariLynn said...

Lois, how adorable are your projects. I love the shaker card. It has been so long since I made one. Thanks for reminding me how fun they are!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Great projects! Love all the texture on the card.

Sue D said...

Great shaker card and candy box--perfect for salt water taffy.

Joanne Travis said...

WOW!!!!!!! Both are your projects are awesomely fabulous!! I really love them both.

redwasher1 said...

I love both projects. Great idea and creativity!!!

Roxie said...

Nice use of the set Lois, your creation are so cute, just love that goody container and shaker card!

Heather B said...

I like your grandmother's kissing fish - so cute! And your cards are really GREAT!

peggysue said...

I love that little saltwater taffy holder, so creative!

Connie said...

Such cute cards Lois!! Very nice.
Connie

Carol Dee said...

Great cards, love the salt and peppers, too!

Carol said...

I saw your gift box on SCS, but not the shaker card...WOW that shaker card is awesome too!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Lois...your card is fabulous, but gotta say I LOVE your box.....how clever are you....also love the fishshakers

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--I love both of these projects, but I especially love the shaker card!!! Great job. TFS

Amanda B said...

good job!!

Lindsey said...

Both of your projects are awesome! So well-suited to the images.

Dawn Mercedes said...

Ooh...salt water taffy is perfect for the box!

FibreJunky said...

Oh my goodness!!! Fabulous!!!

Rosemary said...

oh.... your project are just lovely!!

Brenda said...

Great projects!!! I love the shaker card.

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a fantastic card and treat box! I love the shaker design and the decorative envie too!!

Michelle VP said...

What sweet projects! It's been so long since I've made a shaker card and that looks like an easier way to do it for sure! And the little salt water taffy box is darling - I'll have to look up that tutorial. :)

Virgo5 said...

Two fabulous projects Lois!

Paulette S said...

Lois,
I love how you pulled the colors from your Grandma's kissing fish(they are too cute!). Shaker cards are so neat, I will have to try one. The acetate box would make such a great gift.

Nanny's Room said...

These are so cool! I love the shaker card~

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh cool shaker card! love this idea!

CCC said...

What can I say! These are great projects using the sea set! The S&P's match so well with the theme. How many do you have? Is there one that matches each stamp set?

ruth said...

What a cute shaker card! Love that part of the first card.

Laura P. said...

Both card and project are beautiful!