Tuesday, September 25, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Buried Treasure

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
   September Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Buried Treasure Featured September 25
Going Batty Featured September 26
Autumn Splendor Featured September 27
Tweet That Featured September 28

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the DT members' blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on September 29, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday September 28, 2012.

I've always had a soft spot in my heart for pirates -- remember Capt. Jack Sparrow?  Or maybe it was just Johnny Depp!  Anyway, this is such a cute set -- pirates, treasure chests, parrot, treasure map, and lots of fun sentiments.  One of my favorite places to find layouts is Page Maps, which is where I got the layout for my first card of the Hop.


It almost looks like that treasure chest fell overboard and is floating in the ocean!

I've decided to make a gift card holder for each stamp set this month.  There's always an occasion where a gift card is the only choice.  My 4-year old grandson's birthday is this week, so I thought today's set would be appropriate.  I tried a flap card for this holder, using the parrot as my focal image.  The D'vine Swirls embossing folder sort-of looks like ocean waves.



Here is the inside of the card -- showing a gift card tucked in the "pouch."  And, as you can see, "X" marks the spot!


Here is the rest of the team, with links to their blogs.  I'm sure you'll find some more "cuteness" at each stop along the way.



Card #1
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers Red Hots, Speedy the Cat's Cream; Stampin' Up Nautical Expedition DSP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Circle nesties, Brad (available in the MFP store), Sakura gold pen, Pop dot

Card #2
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers Cherry Slush, Blue Skies, Robin's Egg, Speedy the Cat's Cream; October Afternoon Road Map DP
Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Copic markers, Circle nesties, D'vine Swirls embossing folder, Magnets, Brad (also available in the MFP store)


27 comments:

Christine H said...

I love pirates and your gift card idea is spot on. Love your samples.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these cards are just adorable! I especially like the gift card holder! Great cards. TFS

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

LOL I have to say it would be the Johnny Deep for me. I just love him. =) Any way both of your cards are amazing. I have to agree that you treasure is overboard. And Happy "Birthday to your GRANDSON!" He will love his gift/card holder. You did an amazing job and your coloring of the map is perfect. TFS AJ-

Janine said...

Great projects Lois. Your gift card holder is brilliant.

Vicky Gould said...

Two awesome cards; love the gift card holder; love the red which hightlights both so well!!!

Benzi said...

Great ideas for your cards, Lois. The gift card holder will be so fun for your grandson. I'm guessing he is big into pirates like my 3 yr. old grandson.

Stampsnob said...

Makes me want to patch my eye and jump on the ship....Lis

Pam said...

Lois, fabulous creations with this fun set. I love the first card...such a great masculine, fun card.

Pam said...

Ah yes, Captain Jack! The ultimate pirate! Love your cards! You did a fantastic job!
Pam
pamdanner1973@gmail.com
scrap-n-sewgranny@blogspot.com

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
What cute, cute cards and the little gift card holder is so fun! Your grandson will enjoy going to Toys R Us. When my grandson was little, I had as much fun going to Toys R Us as he did!!

Ravengirl said...

Great samples Lois! Love the treasure chest that fell overboard and is floating in the ocean!!

Golda said...

Love your examples! Great ideas.

Cathy Clouston said...

How cute, Lois! I love that gift card holder! :)

Memaw said...

adorable cards, beautifully colored
love them all.
Judy

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Captain Jack Sparrow says you will not be walking the plank with this wonderful card & gift card inside.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow Fan

Jo4Him said...

Super cards, especially the gift card one. Great job!

SHartl said...

What a great card! Love the treasure chest!

Pat Garvin said...

Both cards are great. I like the idea of making gift card holders.

Katie said...

oh what nice cards...I just love this stamp set! TFS

Sue D said...

Fantastic pirate card and gift card holder!

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a cute card and gift card holder! The parrot is so cute!!

Janis said...

I love all your projects! :) Janis

Cindy H. said...

I like the background paper & the overboard chest on the first card. Works perfectly!

MariLynn said...

Great projects. I really like the layout on your card.

loulou said...

You can't go wrong with pirate cards for boys and these are just so cute. cheers Linda

Sarah Mae said...

Too fun!! Love it!
Sarah Mae

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