Wednesday, January 16, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day Two - No Sour Grapes


  January Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Fantastic Dogs Featured January 15
No Sour Grapes Featured January 16
In My Den Featured January 17
Love, Love, Love Featured January 18

Please hop along with us! You have a chance 
 to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below (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 January 19, 2013, 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 January 18,2013.


Happy New Year!!! Welcome to the first blog hop of 2013! We are so excited to share the great stamp sets we are releasing this month and the months to come. 



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

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Not So Ugly"


My first project today is actually a tag.  My daughter Kathi was at my neighbor's house just before Christmas and commented on the bottle of wine sitting on their counter, stating that she thought it was so pretty.  When they finished the wine, my neighbor gave Kathi the empty bottle.  That gave me the idea to make the tag, using a new Sizzix tag die I just found on sale.



I stamped the grapes on the tag, allowing part of it to go off the edge.  I traced the tag (using my Stampin' Up Layer Ease - now retired), on some gold foil card stock, cut it out and matted the tag.  I attached tag to the bottle with some wide gold elastic ribbon.

My card for today spotlights one of the sentiments from today's set.  I used a new toy on this card -- the A2 Polka Dot die for the "frame."


Be sure to check out the rest of the design team members' blogs to see what they did with No Sour Grapes. I was at a bit of a disadvantage here -- I don't drink wine!  Make sure you comment on as many blogs as you want -- you could win a free stamp set.

28 comments:

Cathy Clouston said...

I love these cards, but particularly the tag! And your daughter is right, that bottle is really pretty. :)

Cathy Clouston said...

I love these cards, but particularly the tag! And your daughter is right, that bottle is really pretty. :)

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Both of these are just fantastic my friend!

Ravladd said...

Great projects, I love the bottle, TFS :) Brenda

Janine said...

Such an unusual bottle - 2 great projects.

Vicky Gould said...

Beautiful tag and card, Lois. I just got the polka dot die too...love it, but thank goodness for wax paper!

Melissa Chesser said...

Beautiful tag for a beautiful bottle. Love the polka dots on the card.

loulou said...

What a great idea the tag is. Love the colours of the card, cheers Linda

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your projects are gorgeous!
bbiswabic@new.rr.com

Kate said...

Two fantastic projects! Especially love the tag.

Pam said...

Hey, you know what they say...great minds...think alike! Your tag is beautiful and love your new toy die!

Angie said...

Love the tag for the wine bottle! VEry pretty!!! Your new toy is so fun!!!! Oooh! I love your green bottle!!!!!

Pat Garvin said...

I don't drink it either. Always tastes like vinegar no matter how fruity they say it is. :O) 2 great cards.

Jane said...

Both of these are just beautiful!!!
Love the tag and the wine bottle!!!

wannabcre8tive said...

That is a pretty bottle and you made the tag look so elegant. I like the polka dot card, too, it is beautiful.

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Your beautiful tag looks awesome on the pretty wine bottle. And, your card is lovely and elegant!

Stampsnob said...

What a great gift that bottle would make/....Lis

mariko said...

Great idea with the tag! What a perfect way to personalize the gift of wine!

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful card and tag Lois!

Rosy Newlun said...

Pretty tag and glorious card!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--both your tag and card are fabulous! You did a great job with this stamp set! TFS

MariLynn said...

Great projects Lois. That bottle was a really pretty bottle and your tag makes it even more amazing! I love the new toy. It looks great on your card with the sentiment and image.

Debbie Moran said...

Great cards. Love the wine bottle tag.

marg0006 said...

Your card is so pretty and great job with the coloring aand bottle.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Cute tag! And the card is just beautiful. TFS AJ-

Tammylee said...

Great projects!

Tammylee said...

Great projects!

Tammylee said...

Great projects!