Thursday, December 1, 2011

Technique Junkies Newsletter/Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to The Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company, and Technique Junkie Newsletter joint Blog Hop! The Technique Junkie Newsletter is excited to show case their new 3D and Fun Folds CD.

The Technique Junkie Newsletter has been publishing rubber stamping technique tutorials since 2002. The 3D and Fun Folds CD contains 70 step-by-step technique tutorials in pdf format – perfect dimensions, perfect directions and great pictures for every step. Visit www.techniquejunkies.com/ for more details about the CD and the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

A fantastic group of design team members from both the Mark’s Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, and the Technique Junkie Newsletter, have helped put together this fabulous Blog Hop to kick off the 3D and Fun Folds Cd.

We have a Blog Hop happening each day with an opportunity for you to win many prizes from some of our wonderful advertising companies! Please stop through EVERY DAY and take your time visiting each blog! You have until 11:59pm EST December 2nd to leave comments on as many blogs as you can to win the Grand Prize.

On Saturday, December 3, Pat from Technique Junkie Newsletter will announce the winners from each company. Be sure to hop along on each day! There will be FIVE WINNERS! On Monday, December 5th, Pat will announce ONE LUCKY WINNER with a GRAND PRIZE with a bundle of prizes from all of the participating businesses.

If you have been following along already you should have come from Created by Ann. If you are only starting here, please head back to the Technique Junkie Blog and go from there. You won't want to miss any stops along the way – in order to win you will need to comment on everyone’s blog AND Pat Huntoon’s Blog. There will be an additional chance to win by playing along in her Blog Hop!

Here are my projects for the hop. The first one is the Top Note Box. This church scene from MFP's Christmas in the Country is one of my favorites. I colored it with Copic markers in shades of gray and sponged the sky with Tim Holtz Distressed Inks Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire. I wrapped some silver cord several times around the rectangular panel and added the sentiment, which I punched out with a Word Window punch.




You can make either two or four sections for the inside -- depending upon what you want to put in there. I attached the lid with a square piece of black vellum.



My second project is a Desktop Perpetual Calendar Box. The sentiment on the front is from an MFP set called Brick Wall, and I thought the Sizzix Bricked embossing folder would be a perfect complement. I finally got the "ink up the embossing folder" technique mastered, and I love the way it turned out. The flowers were made with a 3-piece Sizzix accordian-fold flower die set, which is also available from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company.



The tutorial also includes the calendar pages.





Your next stop on the hop is Chris Dickinson, but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of celebrants on this Blog Hop!


39 comments:

Manna said...

Love the church image on your box, very pretty. The calendar is so fun! Beautiful job! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Both your projects are wonderful!! The church stamp is another I will have to add to my collection. And who would not love to receive a perpetual calendar so beautifully decorated. Thanks for sharing.
Marsha E

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh FABULOUS!!! I have not tried the Perpetual Calendar yet but you have inspired me with your gorgeous creation! Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!

stamping sue said...

beautiful box but the calendar is GREAT!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Vickie Kertz said...

Love the church and the coloring is fantastic. Also like the calendar project. Great composition.

Else49 said...

Some other really nice ideas for gifts. Thank you so much for sharing.

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas for these fabulous folds. They're fabulous.

Francine said...

Wow I love this Desktop Perpetual Calendar Box, I could use one of these and of course the chocolate box looks very yummy! Great work!

Pat Garvin said...

Both projects are wonderful. Church is colored so nicely. That calendar is really nice.

Carey said...

These Top Note boxes are great. Also I would love to have the perpetual calendar. Wouldn't this make the best present?


Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)
pedstamper at sbc global dot net

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Both of your projects are wonderful- that winter scene is so beautiful.
Such a fun and colorful calendar set.

BarbaraW said...

This calendar is a wonderful gift idea and you made it so beautiful.

Priscilla said...

Your projects are gorgeous. Love that church image so peaceful. Anyone would love to get that calendar for a gift. TFS.

Designing with Debbie said...

Lois beautiful work. I love both projects. I love the desktop calendar.

Rianne said...

i really like the calenderbox, thanks for showing

Diana said...

Great projects. I really like these boxes and I do like that perpetual calendar - would love to find the link to the tutorial :)

Thanks
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Patrice H said...

The stamped image is stunning and colored perfectly! And the Calender idea is out of this world THANKS!

stampqueen said...

Great projects!!!! Love the church scene - wonderfully done!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh these are amazing! love love that church scene - both are beautiful !

redwasher1 said...

Lois, wow girl, you rocked this with both projects!! I feel a case coming!!!

Cheri said...
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Cheri said...

Both of your projects are gorgeous, Lois, but I'm most inspired by the perpetual calendar.

judyjstamper said...

both samples are great! first time I've seen the Perpetual Calendar Box. This is nice!

Anonymous said...

Great projects

pkellogg42@yahoo dot com

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Lois--two fantastic projects!!! I love the church on the top note box with the yummy chocolates in it, but the perpectual calendar is gorgeous!!!! I really don't know which one I can say is my favorite. Both! LOL Thanks for helping us out on the joint blog hop! Patty

julieprice3 said...

Wonderful projects! The church image is gorgeous and your second project is lovely, I l9ve the colour combination and the flowers
Hugs Julie P

Aprilpzzl said...

Gorgeous projects. Love the calendar. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carla said...

Patty I like both of your projects.
Great idea this calendar-box

Candy Meyers said...

Another great box idea. But the calendar cards are terrific. I am definitely going to be doing these.
Candy Meyers

Sandra said...

lovely
Sandra ltb

Jeri said...

soo coool

Rufus said...

The church stamp on your sweet box is gorgeous! Love the colors and the background paper that you've used.
R/

farnorthstamper said...

These were both so pretty. Good job!
Bonnie S
stampin-ak at gci dot net

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your box is gorgeous- the image you used is just beautiful! I love that calendar too- such a treat to stop by!

Susan said...

I LOVE both your projects!
sadly not everyone has the die or the big machine for that box, but the calendar box looks cool!
Susan

Lagene said...

Love your church scene box & calendar!

Donna said...

Gorgeous projects. I LOVE them both. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Sue D said...

Love the church image on your box and wonderful calendar too.

CherylP said...

Love both of your projects but I especially love the calendar!