Friday, December 21, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Kilt Fun

   December Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

                        Ivy and Blossoms Featured December 18
                                  Oh Beans Featured December 19
                      Recipe Card Starters Featured December 20
                                    Kilt Fun Featured December 21

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following 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 December 22, 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 11 PM EST on Friday, December 21, 2012.

Here it is -- the last day of the Blog Hop.  And Christmas is right around the corner.  Again, all of us at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

" You've Got Style"

Today's cards were the most fun for me to make this week.   And I think that little Scottie dog is my favorite image this month!  My first card was made using Scor-Pal's tutorial called Double Fold Card.  Here's the tutorial.  I was a bit timid getting started with this one, so I used a piece of copy paper first until I was sure I knew how to fold and cut it.  After a couple of stutter starts, I figured out what to do.

The base of the card is MFP Snow Storm Heavy; the mat is Masonry Red; and the DP is Basic Grey Oxford.  I love that plaid!

I decorated the middle panel with a Spellbinders Lattice border diecut.

And this is the inside.

I wanted to use the plaid background stamp, and I also wanted more than just two colors.  So my second card was actually the most fun of the week.  It was made using the tutorial which appears on Splitcoaststampers.

To make the plaid, I first stamped the image with Versafine Crimson Red onto a piece of yellow DP.  I confess it was in with my scraps, so I don't really know whose it is -- other than it's probably from a Basic Grey pad.  Then I clear embossed it.  To get the third color into the plaid, I stamped the image again onto a scrap of MFP Special Mint, embossing with clear embossing powder.  Then I carefully cut the green strips and glued them onto the original piece.  In order for it to fill up the space on the bottom of my easel card, I had to mat it with several layers of coordinating cardstock.  I paper-pieced the blanket on the Scottie dog in the same manner -- with the strip of green.  I finished it off with a few little buttons and some paper piercing.

As a bonus today, I made a card using the extra set for this month, You've Got Style.  The card was made with another Scor-Pal tutorial, Cami Tri-Fold.

I followed Cambria's directions, except that I had to make the opening on the front wider to accommodate the size of the shoe.  The purse was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Detail Gold embossing powder.  The papers were from Prima's Annalee patterned paper.

This is what the card looks like opened all the way.  You can see how the fold allows the shoe to peek out of the opening in the center panel.

I hope you have enjoyed all the tutorials I included in my posts this week, and I hope you try one or two of them.  Make sure you visit everyone else's blogs today and comment often for a chance to win a free stamp set.  

Card 1
Stamps:  MFP Kilt Fun
Paper:  MFP Snow Storm Heavy, Masonry Red; Basic Grey Oxford DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders Lattice Border die, Circle nesties, Clear ep

Card 2
Stamps:  MFP Kilt Fun
Paper:  MFP Aged Cranberry, Special Mint, Morning Sun, Snow Storm Smooth; scrap DP
Ink:  Versafine Crimson Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories:  Clear ep, Copic markers, Buttons, Paper-piercing tool

Card 3
Stamps:  MFP You've Got Style
Paper:  MFP Spring Leaf, Precious Pink, Ivory; Prima Annalee DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves; Versamark
Accessories:  Copic markers, 1 3/8" Square punch, 1/2 Circle punch, Piercing tool and circle template, Gold cord, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Gold embossing powder, Pop dots


Stampsnob said...

This little dog is just too cute. and your fashion WOW is WOW........Lis

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Wowzers!! Both of these cards are just fantastic! Note to self: find that BG paper!

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous fancy folds Lois! I really like the paper pieced boot and how you colored your Scotties!

Janine said...

Wonderful cards - your tartan on the second looks so effective and your fashion items are shown off beautifully.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so cute!

Kate said...

LOVE the tartan plaid! And your fashion card is to die for!!

Jane said...

I Really love the colors you used on the Scottie cards Lois! Your last card is so pretty!

Vicky Gould said...


Pam said...

Lois, both cards are fabulous. I love the colors and papers on your scottie card and I love how vintage and girlie the second one is.

Angie said...

Wow Lois!! You are such an inspiration!!! Your cards all have such fun and interesting folds! It blows me away how all of your cards are so different and interesting.

MariLynn said...

Lois, you did a fabulous job showcasing both of these sets. Your double fold card is fantastic.

Ravladd said...

I love your cards, so cute :)

Debbie Moran said...

All I can say is WOW!!!! You really went all out this month.

Maria said...

I love it. Beautiful

Gail said...

Wow! Wow! Three cards - all beautiful - love the different folds and styles - thank for directing us to the tutorial as well! Thanks for sharing and thanks for being on the hop - this is a great stamps set! Gail

Pam said...

Love your cards! The first one is my favorite! Great job. Thanks for the chance to play along!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...


Kathy Bradley said...

Both cards are super adorable, Lois! I love the brown plaid! Both folds are awesome!

Winnie and Patty said...

What cool cards Lois!!! They are all great but I especially like the easel card! TFS

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great cards and stamps!

Lagene said...

I really like the fancy fold for your first card, Great!

Pat Garvin said...

I wondered how you got that green strip as I tried to duplicate yours. Tricky girl. I agree. Love the paper in the first card.

Pat Garvin said...

I wondered how you got that green strip as I tried to duplicate yours. Tricky girl. I agree. Love the paper in the first card.