Tuesday, October 11, 2011

MFP Blog Hop - Holly Greetings

Hello! Welcome to the October 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies. For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

I have decided to have a "theme" for my blog this week. I love doing fancy fold cards, so I will have a tri-shutter card made from each one of the six sets.

Basic Grey's Jovial DP is one of my favorite pads of designer paper, so I used several of the sheets on my first card. The wreath was colored with Copic markers.



My second card is more traditional, although it's a bit larger than an A2 card in order to accommodate the large ornament diecut. I stamped the owl twice, cutting out one and popping it onto the one stamped on the diecut piece.



So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Holly Greetings? (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 Holly Greetings. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Lois (that's me)
Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Linda
Karen
Patty
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Claudine
Debbie
Mark’s Finest Papers

48 comments:

Liz Williams said...

Wow, Lois, these cards are spectacular! I always love coming to your blog to see your fabulous cards for Blog Hops.

Dianne Guilinger said...

I love these cards! the owl is adorable!

Payne Holler Cards said...

amazing!!! love the theme idea (-:

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the many fold card!

Katharina said...

Gorgeous cards!

Аня said...

wow! that's really great

Scrappin Thread said...

These are beautiful cards!

Vicky Gould said...

You put so much thought and love into each of your cards, Lois.....and it shows. Awesome work, GF!

Marianne said...

What a beautiful cards! THEY ARE AWESOME! Love them! xx Marianne MW

Georgei said...

what beautiful cards they are all very pretty like that owl

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Beautifully done Lois. You have showcased this image exceptionally. I just love the tri-shutter card-one of my favorite card folds. Superb work!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

richardbreaks said...

WOW! Terrific job. Those tri-folds are something I have yet to master. You certainly have!

Connie said...

Love your samples Lois (but then I always look forward to seeing what you come up with!!)
Connie

Dawn said...

oh wow, Lois! fabulous samples!!! I haven't done that fancy fold in a while... beautiful!

redwasher1 said...

Lois, both of these are just stunning!!! I really love the tri shutter fold card. I need to try it !!!

Laura Love said...

OMGosh! ALL the new stamp sets are ADORABLE! I think I need them all - LOL! Loving that cute owl! Your samples are GORGEOUS!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Wow! Love these new images and what you've done with them!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the owl on the RED ornament! The trishutter card is fab! YOu always make the best samples of the new sets, Lois!!

Sharon Jones said...

Lois, these are fantastic!! Love the sweet owl.

Lynn McAuley said...

Two amazing beauties, Lois!! What remarkable work!!

Angie said...

Your work is always STUNNING!!!! Both cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- Both are gorgeous, but the tri-shutter one is magnificent!

Newbie said...

Spectacular cards!! Love the colors! The owl one is adorable!! Love the first one!!

Rosie Guiher said...

Beautiful cards Lois!!

Carol L said...

I have yet to be successful making a tri-shutter card, but you've done wonders with yours! I love Jovial too, and the details you added to this card are simply amazing! I love the owl card too - so cute!!

Geraldine said...

Tri Shutter card....always one of my most favorites, and your's is spectacular!

Barbara Colbert said...

WOW!! Great looking cards....excellent job of the folding!!!! NICE!

Miesje said...

I love that owl in the ornament! Great card and the first project is fabulous. Love them both.

Designing with Debbie said...

Oh Lois I love both your cards. I love the tri-fold card. I would love it if you would send me the directions.

dinosaur said...

Very nice cards. The owl is really cute.

cjsteiger said...

Wow that first card is a stunner!!

Neva said...

OMGosh Lois these are both just fabulous

Nichole Bryant said...

Beautiful cards!

Joanne (jojot) said...

your first card is so fabulous...and the second,,,,well..that owl looks so sweet

Pat Garvin said...

Love the colors of that wreath.

Kittie said...

Lois, you make the most creative fancy fold cards of anyone I know. Both your cards are lovely but I had to click on the larger version to take in all the elements of your tri shutter card. I love Jovial paper also!

Dawn Mercedes said...

wow! I love that gingham ribbon!

Lorraine said...

wow these are both fab cards xx

Karen said...

Really beautiful creations!

barbwire802 said...

The owl is adorable! Love your style.

KC said...

I love the trishutter card! simply amazing!

Deborah345 said...

The owl is simply adorable!

beadz said...

Gorgeous cards! I really love the first one!

Chrissy D said...

Ohh love the ornament!!! Gorgeous card!!!!

Anniebee said...

Both of these are gorgeous, Lois! I especially love the tri-shutter card as I'm a real sucker for traditional Christmas designs. Beautiful coloring!

Peggysuez said...

Lois these are fabulous! I will have to try a tri-shutter card one of these days! Great paper choice too.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--I love both of these cards!!! You did a fabulous job. TFS

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- You are amazing!