Monday, October 17, 2011

MFP Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 1

Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, starting today! Start off on the MFP Blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.

Today's ideas are Bind-It-All projects, mine being a small 4" x 4" photo album. I covered the front and back pieces with Christmas paper and added two strips of gold sticker lines to create a frame -- and then bound the album together. After stamping the small cardinal from MFP Cardinals in Winter onto some Snow Storm Smooth cardstock, I cut it out using a Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die and sponging around the edges with Tim Holtz Distressed Barn Red. I added a few gold pearls and attached the ornament to the cover.



If you haven't already checked out the other projects for today, here are the links for the participating DT members:

Day 1 Bind-It-All Oct 17
Lois
Markie
Patty
Faith


We hope you enjoy our "12 Days of Christmas" in October. We'll be sharing lots of fun and creative projects with you over the next twelve days and hope you'll be able to incorporate some of them into your holiday planning.

22 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

just adorable! love that ornament and ribbon (-:

Markie's Mom said...

GORGEOUS!

Vicky Gould said...

What an awesome little bind it all photo album, Lois!!! Your coloring is wonderful,

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--this is just beautiful!!! I love how you used the Christmas ornament nestie to cut out the ornament image! Very creative. And your bow is perfect!!! I wish I could make bows that pretty! Great job! TFS

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful book, Lois!! Love that cardinal on the ornament! Fabulous snowflake paper to back this gorgeous bird!

Katharina said...

GORGEOUS!

Connie said...

This is a cute little project Lois. I love the cheerfulness of the stamps and the colors.
Connie

Designing with Debbie said...

Lois beautiful notebook. Love the ornament and the coloring.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful cardinal.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the little photo album.....and it's RED!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- Lovely photo album and the cardinal is beautifully colored!

redwasher1 said...

Lois, this is just a fabulous album!! I really like the sponging around the ornament, and that gold trim is perfect!!

Stephenie said...

very pretty!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

I love that ornament die!! The cardinal looks great in it.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love cardinals and this is fantastic

Liz Williams said...

That cardinal is just the prettiest stamp! Love your book.

Ravengirl said...

Love your wonderful album. It's embellished perfectly!

NancyK said...

Love this project - I always forget about my BIA! I'll have to break it out again!

Peggysuez said...

Lois this is beautiful, the colors are great! And a neat use of the BIA to make an album. I especially like the shape you used for the cardinal and the little gold lines for the album front. Great work!

Karen McAlpine said...

Very pretty...love how you used the die cut too.

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous paper! LOVE that red cardinal, my MOST favorite bird! TFS!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Just gorgeous. I love the image in the die cut on this. Super cute.