Hello! Welcome to the September 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!
This week's new releases are: Autumn Glory, Boo To You, Covered Bridges, and Get Your Broom On. For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.
My first card using today's set, Autumn Glory, is a side-step card, which is fun to make. What I like about side-step cards is that you can use many images on your card. In fact, I incorporated the basket of leaves from another MFP set, Autumn Fun, along with some punched autumn leaves.
I thought Speedy the Cat sitting on that small pumpkin (which is actually the logo stamp for this set) would look cute on this card.
For my second card, I created the background by stamping the large leaf several times in different fall colors and then just added the sentiment. I found this marvelous EK Success garland punch in Joann the other day and had to include the pieces on my card.
My third project is a centerpiece made with two candles on which I "stamped" the images. Actually, the candles aren't stamped. You stamp the images onto tissue paper, color them and then cut the tissue paper very close to the image. Place the cut images onto your candle, wrap it with waxed paper and then heat them with an embossing tool just enough to melt the candle wax -- and the tissue melts into the wax. I found the plate in Old Time Pottery and added some foliage and the glass pebbles.
So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Autumn Glory? (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 following 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 Autumn Glory. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.
Lois (that's me)
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