Wednesday, October 24, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Poinsettia Blooms

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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Christmas Selections Featured October 23
Poinsettia Blooms Featured October 24
Cracked Hello Featured October 25
On The Fly Featured October 26

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 October 27, 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 October 26, 2012.


My tag card today is using a layout I saw some time ago on Page Maps.  


I used the small poinsettia on my tag and sponged lightly around the edges.  Michaels is now carrying  MME Designer Paper pads -- the one I used on this card is called Santa Claus.  It has muted shades of red and green.

My second card is a Double Z-fold card, using my favorite image this month -- the poinsettia & lantern.



I love plaids -- and especially Christmas plaids.  I think I bought this Basic Grey Jovial paper pad specifically for this marvelous pattern.  I cut out the lantern and popped it up for effect.  It's hard to see, but the candle flame and center of the poinsettia have Stickles on them.   As I love to paper pierce, I added a frame of piercing around the edge.  The narrow ribbon is anchored under the main panel with a piece of tape.










Here is the card opened.  I wanted to highlight
the sentiment, so I stamped and cut it out -- matting it in the same green as I used on the front.  Then I added a bit of bling at the top.






I actually made a third card from this set (can you tell that it was my favorite?) for today, using the larger poinsettia.


It's a simple card, but I wanted to show off the flower without a whole lot of embellishment.  I actually stamped the image twice, cutting out several of the inner petals and popping them up for some dimension.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team to see what they did with this wonderful Christmas set.  And don't forget to comment for your chance to win a free stamp set.      Lois (that's me), VickyJane C,   Pat G.Karen K.Patty P.Angela BMarilynnPamDebbieCathy CBonnieKathyAn'JenicThrifty StamperToniTangiiTammyleeJanis LSueKelliJanineMark's Finest Papers

30 comments:

MariLynn said...

Lois, Gorgeous cards. I really like your second one.

Donna said...

Wow, love all 3 of your cards, great set of stamps,love the 3 D dimension with the poinsettia, looks wonderful, great job on your coloring of all stamped images.
Tis the season!!
hugs
Donna

Janine said...

Beautiful work. Love them all. Double Z is one I need to try!

Ravladd said...

You do a great job, love your cards :)

Bonnie aka raduse said...

You sure had fun with this set. Love all of the samples.

Designing with Debbie said...

As always gorgeous work. I so look forward to seeing your creations every chance I get.

Vicky Gould said...

As always, Lois, beautiful cards. I think this is such an awesome Christmas set!!! I love your Z fold card!

loulou said...

Lois, all your creations are gorgeous. But I especially love the way you have popped the petals in the poinsettia in the last card. I agree this image set is beautiful. Cheers Linda

Angie said...

Wow! Lois your cards are GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful coloring! Love the red candle. Your Poinsettia in the 3rd is just stunning. I can almost feel the velvety softness of the petals! On your first I love the way you made the pocket for the tag. I will be CASEing that idea!

Theresa said...

Lovely cards...I can tell you love this set!

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very pretty cards!! I like them all lots. The Z card is very cool. I have to try one of these soon. Love the new stamps!!
Angela

Pat Garvin said...

It's my favorite too. Love your cards.

Sue D said...

Lovely Christmas cards--I like your coloring and the papers you used.

Pam said...

Great projects! You did a wonderful job!
Pam

Gail said...

Cute, cute! Love poinsettias! Very nice job on all of your cards

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

What says Christmas more than a poinsettia card? Yours are really nice. Love that double z fold.

Jane said...

Lois you amaze me with all your beautiful work!!! Your cards are just so pretty and different. I love that cute tag card!!!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow I love your creations for the Poinsettia and I would have to agree with you plaids is perfect for the holidays. Beautiful work today. Hugs AJ-

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow,Lois, where do I start - all of the cards are gorgeous. The tag card is lovely and the MME paper is awesome! The z-fold card is my favo - because of the pretty plaid paper you used. And, lastly, the large poinsettia looks lovely - all the popped up petals are perfect!

Pam said...

Everything is so gorgeous!

Tammylee said...

WOW, three great cards! My Fav is the first one with the tag!

Cathy Clouston said...

You are right, this is a great set! And we were on the same wavelength with that big poinsettia image! Beautiful! :)

Ravengirl said...

Wow Lois! You worked magic with this set! I like all of your cards today and my favorite is the large poinsettia that you stamped twice and popped up some of the inner leaves! It looks amazing!

kurtskd said...

Your cards are lovely. I like the dp's and colors used.

Lynne said...

Your z card is so special that I will have to try and make one.

Jo4Him said...

Awesome cards, especially love the Z-fold card. Thanks for sharing

Golda said...

What wonderful cards! I love the fist one with the lacy pocket.

At Paula's Place said...

Love the flowers great coloring job

Zora said...

I understand tjat you are platser with the last Card it's gorgues.

Rachelle said...

These are so beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Rachelle