Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the MFP January Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


And…LOOK for the WINNERS of the Blog Hop Saturday!

Our New Sets are: In the Forest, Happy Pansies, Sew What, and Floral Tea.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, January 15, 2011, a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.


I've made two cards for today's set, In the Forest.



I had made a stage card once before, but I wasn't happy with the fact that the pieces did not automatically "pop up" when the card was opened. In researching this type of card, I discovered the trick (which is to attach tabs from the cut-out piece to the back of the card, or to another piece situated behind it). So with this information I made another one. The front of the card is a simple version -- the inside much busier. In addition to the images from In the Forest, the popped-up trees and the bushes at the front of the stage are from A Walk in the Woods.




My second card is much less involved. After stamping and mounting the flop-eared bunny, I put a piece of ribbon diagonally at the lower right. I then stamped the sentiment on a piece of vellum and cut it the same size as the ribbon.

Be sure to visit the rest of the DT members' blogs to see what they have created with this set.

Nancyruth
Lois (that's me)
Vicky
Dawn L.
Anne
Peggysue
Susan
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Emily N.
Neva
Mark’s Finest Papers

72 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

What awesome work with these gorgeous images, Lois!! You are an amazing talent!!!

Joanne Travis said...

All of these are so lovely, Lois!!

Liz Williams said...

Well, you did not disappoint me, Lois. These are fabulous.

Debc06 said...

Love the stage card. Just awesom
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

The stage card is amazing - so detailed. I really do love the simplicity of the bunny card though. That one just speaks to me.

Susan Hogan said...

I really like the stage scene - but what a lot of work!

KC said...

these are both beautiful! I love the stage card, and the colors on the bunny card are just beautiful!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What amazing cards! That pop-one is OUTSTANDING!!! So beautiful!

Neva said...

OMGosh Lois these are both fabulous. Really LOVE that stage card

LaNell said...

Oh my, the stage card is wonderful. Of the two projects I liked the flopped ear bunny best. I like the idea of the velum on the ribbon.

Vicky Gould said...

Brava, Lois. Love your stage card. . . and the others are lovely too.

Claudine Poch said...

Wow, that stage card is amazing! Love how it looks like you've stamped on the ribbon for the bunny card!

Connie said...

Wonderful work Lois! You have done an outstanding job with this set.
Such a lot of fussy cutting!
Connie

Kristi said...

Wonderful cards, Lois. Your stage card is just stunning!!

Susan Raihala said...

Wow, Lois! The stage card is STUNNING!!!!!! What a lot of detail and care!

Dawn said...

your stage card is fabulous, Lois!! love the bunny too!

Ted said...

Lois, that 3-D scene is so peaceful! :)

Dawn Mercedes said...

wow..all that hard work paid off...these are amazing!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fabulous cards, Lois! I really like the pop up card! :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I really love the stage card.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Bunny is adorable the wood scene and stage card are awesome. http://stampingcowgirlcreations.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Love your stage card and that bunny is so cute.

jdmommy said...

Lois, these are all fabulous! I love the stage, and the printing on ribbon is wonderful!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love that pop up card, and that cute bunny image is so adorable, I just want to hug him.

Virgo5 said...

OMGosh Lois you always blow me away! Love that awesome pop up card and your Bunny card is so pretty!

Peggysuez said...

Oh a stage card, what a great idea, this looks wonderful and such a great use of the stamp set.

Cowgirlscrapper said...

Lovely cards. The new set is great.

prairierosestamper said...

Love the stage card - so intricate looking.

MariLynn said...

OOOH!! I love how your stage card looks!

Harriet Skelly said...

OMG Lois I love that stage card - the detail is amazing!! I also love the way you did the ribbon on the bunny card!!

Lillian Child said...

Ohmygoodness ... your 3D pop-up card is SO creative - and I just know it was a lot of work to create, so thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Pat said...

Lovely job Lois. I love both images you have so nicely done.
Hugs, Pat Smith

rnhockey6 said...

Very different looks. The stage card is impressive - looks like lots of time went into that!

klegs4life said...

Wow - no lie, that first card intimidats me. Both are fabulous!!!

Tania said...

Wow! Both cards are beautiful. I would never have the patience to do the first one; I admire you for it. It's just stunning.

Sue D said...

Fabulous job on the stage card and I like how you stamped on vellum over the ribbon on the bunny card.

Kristie Maynard said...

Gorgeous cards! What more can I say?

ButterflyEars said...

Lois, all of your work is incredibly beautiful but for me the stage card took my breath away.
Your creation of the woodland scene is absolutely perfect in every way. WOW!!

Judy said...

Wonderful cards! The stage card scene is awesome!

redwasher1 said...

Love the stage card and the bunny card!! This is a inspiration!!

Jaline said...

Lovely cards. Thank you

Anonymous said...

love the pop up card and the bunny too. I have seen the pop up cards before but not made any will try one ,one of these days.
Yvonne Nicholson

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent scene card - love the bunny!

Carol Southern said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Lois. The scene one is stunning.

Deanna said...

What beautiful cards. I love the stage card.

Deanna
itsdee45@embarqmail.com

Arlene B. said...

What a gorgeous stage card! Love the bunny too.

Carol Dee said...

Wow great stag card!

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Lois--these cards are GREAT!!!! I love the first one, but your bunny card is sooooooo sweet! Too cute. TFS

Lorraine said...

wooooooooooooow you are so clever these cards are truely amazingly stunning xx

Alicia (aka Bunny) said...

Okay, WOW...that stage card blew me away. Awesome!

P said...

Fabulous stage card, and the bunny card is so sweet.

Janeen said...

lots of work in that first one, i've never even seen a stage card before. thanks for sharing it.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

The scene card with all the dimension is terrific!

Becky Dunham said...

This In the Forest set is so beautiful! I love what you have done with them! That bunny is so sweet!

youiesmom said...

Love your stage card. So much detail. Beautiful!!

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Kris said...

Wowsers!!! Love that pop up card!! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Tini said...

Oh Lois...your cards are sooo beautiful!!! Very wonderful.
Hugs Tini

Emily Keaton said...

That pop-up is FAB, Lois! And I love your little honey bunny. :)

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love these cards -- I love all nature cards and esp. scene ones.
Great job !

Judy Tuck

Ratty Hugs said...

Fabo cards! The stage card is super.
Thank you for sharing.
~C8>

Auntie Em said...

Your pop-up card is awesome! What a great design with the little trees and animals. And you little bunny card is so soft and sweet.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

carrie said...

Both are great cards! Love the pop-up card, it is fantastic.

mariko said...

I love, love the diorama look on the pop up card! What a great idea!

Lagene said...

Both cards are wonderful! In the forrest is AMAZING!!!

Jnett's Place said...

Cool card!

Sharon Peele said...

Wow, Love the pop up card, it is awesome!! your coloring is beautiful!! and the bunny card is tooooo cute!!

Pat Jandacek said...

The pop-up card is fantastic! You've created a wonderful scene. You picked just the right 'frame' for the rabbit, too. Thanks for sharing.

Maggie Crawford said...

i love the floppy bunny card!

Jack said...

Two fabulous cards. That stage card is just amazing. xx

Roxie said...

Beautiful card what a nice surprise to open up to!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wowzer, that pop up is simply amazing, and the lop eared bummy would steal anyones heart!

E. Marie said...

Your pop up card is absolutely stunning. Though the 2nd card is a little simpler, who can resist that adorable bunny. Great job on both.