Tuesday, July 12, 2011

MFP Blog Hop - Little Birds With Big Mouths

This week's new releases are: Little Birds With Big Mouths, Planted with Love, Lilacs in the Summer, and Adirondack Summer. For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Little Birds With Big Mouths? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the listed Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Little Birds With Big Mouths. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

I used the Birdhouse image for my first card today. After coloring it with Copic markers, I cut it out and glued a straw (which I had cut in half lengthwise) to the back -- to serve as the pole. The DP for both of my cards today come from a K & Company pad called Julianne. I cut a blue piece with Labels 13 to back my popped-up birdhouse, matting it in white.



I punched some greenery using a Martha Stewart punch and popped on a flower at the base of the "pole." To add some texture, I put some Ultrafine Razzberry Fizz Flower Soft on the flowers cascading down the side of the birdhouse.

I used the nested birds for my second card. Aren't they rather funky looking birds? I brought in some turquoise with the sentiment, matting and brads for the eyes. I added some ribbon and a charm. The diecut is Labels 4 -- both regular and small. I like that Spellbinders added some "small" versions of the labels. It's a lot easier than tracing around the edge and cutting by hand.



Don't forget to comment on all the participating DT members' blogs today for your chance to win today's set.

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

62 comments:

Unknown said...

love the way you colored this stamp
very nice you are very talented.

Unknown said...

love the way you used the copics to color the stamp
very nice
you are very talented

Carly said...

what a lovely delicate card. Very beautiful :)

kelly worner aka kellinokc@gmail.com said...

i am unknown, i was trying to sign in with google email

Glitterqueen said...

Wow, those are such cute cards, I love those stamps! What a great idea to use a straw as the pole for the birdhouse!

Liz Williams said...

Great work on these lovely cards, Lois!

Becky said...

Both of these are lovely, beautiful colors on that second one.

Аня said...

That's a fab cards!! And thanx for the hop!)
Hugs,
Ann.

patty said...

wonderful image on a wonderful card, best wishes, Patty

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Awesome!! I love both of these cards.

Eemeli said...

They are both beautiful though I like the first one a bit more ^^
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Chunyuan said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Elin said...

What lovely and delicate stamp. Fun Vintage so to say. Love it!

Marilyn M said...

Beautiful cards. Great idea for the pole for the birdhouse.

Kittie said...

So cute, Lois!

Neva said...

FAbulous job with this new set Lois

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Both your cards are lovely Lois. I love the little flower at the bottom of the birdhouse.

Carol L said...

Two more great cards from you Lois! I love the flowersoft and spray of greenery on the first, and the pop of blue color on the 2nd is perfect for the image!

Connie said...

Love your ideas Lois!! Whodathought to use a split straw for a pole? It totally "makes" your card!!
Like those awesome blue eyes on the second card too.
Connie

Dawn said...

adorable! love the birdhouse on the post with flowers!!

Nancy said...

Really nice cards.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Lois, love the cutwork.....your sketches are perfect to put the focus on this wonderful image....kudos, my friend

Marlena M. said...

Your card is wonderful! I love the centered die as a frame. ;)

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these are adorable! I love them both, but I really like the top one because of the flower on the bottom of the card. I think that really makes it1 TFS

Emily Keaton said...

Great coloring, Lois! I love your design for these. :)

Designing with Debbie said...

Very beautiful cards. I love the coloring and the flowers.

Lori said...

Both cards are beautiful Lois!!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

oh wow...what a perfect pink flower embellie!

Barbara Colbert said...

Beautifully done...that is a cute stamp!

Colorado Crafter said...

Great cards!! Thanks so much!!

larue said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about it.

Miesje said...

Very cute - love the coloring.

DebraM said...

Beautiful Cards..love both of them.

redwasher1 said...

Lois, I love both cards! What a great idea to use a straw!!! Cleaver!!! I will have to try that!

Lena said...

wow I love both cards they are so cute!

jdmommy said...

Your cards are wonderful! Lois, your coloring is always so good!! Great job!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, lovely colors.Mary L Schreiber

Carol Dee said...

Sweet cards with a fun set!

Lynn McAuley said...

Love your beautiful coloring and wonderful die cut framing!! Such pretty, pretty cards, Lois, with these delightful big-mouthed birds!

pmm said...

Love the way SB labels#13 fits the birdhouse perfectly, and how you so creatively used a straw for the pole of the birdhouse! Beautiful cards!

Theresa said...

Great cards...love how you used the stamps. Lovely!

Kelly said...

What lovely cards Lois! Love the way you added the extra greenery. TFS

Vicky Gould said...

Oh. Lois!! What fabulous, intricate cuts you made -gorgeous - both of them! I missed ya!

Stampersue said...

Lovely card such lovely colours and the stamps are fab.

Stampersue
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Anonymous said...

Very smart looking card!!!

Mike B

Peggysuez said...

Very nice job Lois, love the second one especially, the nestie shape you selected and the adorable charm!

sandi said...

So sweet

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the first card with the popped up house against that bg! Looks wonderful!!

sonyaeverding said...

Great job. Love your site.

szbacn1 said...

I love your birdhouse card! And I think the stamps in this set are darling... would love to win it!

Jessica said...

I love little birds! Pick me!

Adrienne said...

Cute beehive. I love it!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very nice cards, Lois! I like the way you placed the images on the die cuts!

Janeen said...

adorable both of them, I love the top one, looking so stately there!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Very pretty cards, Lois! :)

Vicki said...

Wow 55 comments! That should say it all don't ya think? Your cards are fantastic. I love how you used the straw for the 3D look..So creative!
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Anonymous said...

Nicely done! Love the shape you used as the background for the bird house in your first card, it framed it nicely!

Marie said...

Gotta love these cards. Love the added flower at the bottom of the first card and the cute bobble added to the second, added a lot to the cards.

Sassy said...

Gorgeous!

Chrissy D said...

I have to pull out that bird house yet! I love what you did with this set! Wonderful!

imastampin said...

Oh so fabulous Lois!

Roxie said...

Your flower on the first looks great with the image, cute cards.