Wednesday, March 20, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Spring Things

March Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured March 19
Garden Bunny

Featured March 20
 Spring Things
Featured March 21
 Glad Glads
Featured March 22
Seed Packets

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 March 23, 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, March 22, 2013.

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

"News From The Woods"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

                                                         "Corn Ears"

I picked up a copy of the magazine Just Cards 3-D last week and found some really interesting fun fold cards.  One of them was a full step-card.  I had made both side-step and center-step cards before, but the card I made using today's set was the first full-step card I've made.

This set contains some very cute images -- one of my favorites is that caterpillar crawling through the grass down in the right-hand corner.  I used a Fiskars grass border punch on each step of my card and cut out the bunny, tulips and butterfly for my little scene.  The bunny has Flower Soft on his tail and some 3-D glossy lacquer on his eye.  The butterfly's body is also covered with 3-D glossy lacquer.

My second card is also based on a card I saw in Just Cards 3-D -- although I'm not sure what the name of the technique is.  It was included in the Expandables Section.  Looking at the front, which includes the tulips from Spring Things, you get no clue as to the "difference" of this card.

But, as you can see, it opens uniquely.  The brads in the corners act as hinges, and the card opens to each side to reveal the message inside. 

By the way, the sentiment on the inside is from another set being released this month, Glad Glads.

Be sure to check out all the cards in today's Blog Hop and comment on as many as you can.  Remember the more you comment, the more chances you have to win a free set of stamps.
PattyLois  (that's me), Vicky (go here next),  Jane,  Debbie,  PamPat,  Thrifty Stamper

Card 1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Spring Things
Paper:  MFP Spring Leaf, Groovin' Grape, Snow Storm Smooth
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Tumbled Glass
Accessories:  Copic markers, Fiskars grass border punch, Scallop Circle punch for cloud template, Flower Soft, 3-D Glossy Lacquer, Sponge dauber

Card 2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Spring Things, Glad Glads (sentiment)
Paper:  MFP Ripened Tomato, Snow Storm Smooth; Cosmo Cricket Material Girl
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories:  Copic markers, Ticket Corner punch, Brads


DIANA L. said...

Both your cards are awesome!
Thanks for the fun Hop!


Bonnie aka raduse said...

Oh my gosh!! What a fantastic idea with the different opening! You are the queen of 3D cards my friend.

Vicky Gould said...

That full step is great, but that second one is brilliant! Love them both, Lois! Happy Spring to you!

Janine said...

2 lovely cards. Like how you have used so many of the stamps to make your scene in card 1 but the colours and the opening make card 2 fun!

Ms Qadirah said...

Beautiful cards. Love the hinge.

Pat Garvin said...

Wow!! both techniques look fun. Love the cards.

kren said...

I love both cards. The stair step is adorable and the hinged card is something new to me! Very nice!

Angie said...

Wow!!!! Stunning cards! I LOVE this full step card. The design and coloring is so crisp and clean! I love the way the fence step ends on the right so that it's easy to extend it. What a FUN hinge card! I haven't seen that before! Very pretty! Don't you just love that "Happy Birthday" font?!!!!

Pam said...

YOU are the queen of fancy folds. Awesome creations. The colors on the first just call out Spring and super cool how the second card works with the brads.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- both of your cards are adorable!

Sue D said...

Great folds on both cards. Love the scene you created on the first one.

Kate said...

What an adorable scene with the bunny! And that second card ROCKS!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your center step card is so pretty and spring looking, a great card for the first of Spring. The second one is really cute, I have never seen this 3 D card before, that is really neat.

mariko said...

Oh wow! I love both your cards! The full step one is just adorable. You colored the tulips and the bunny so well! I love the background fencing! The second card is a design I have never seen before. The tulips are beautiful and the background paper is perfect!

Ravengirl said...

These are both darling! I think you created a great scene for the full step card. I like the action of the double hinged birthday card as well!

Jane said...

Great idea's on both and very cute!!!

terrie said...

Beautiful cards...well done

Kathy Bradley said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! The step card is really awesome and I love the grass and the tulips and, especially, I love the wooly worm making his way through the grass. Your second hinged card is lovely as well - I like the swing wings on the card!

Stampsnob said...

Both cards are lovely....Lis

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--both of these cards are wonderful!!! However, I must admit that I really really like the bunny card! (Bunnies are my favorite!) TFS

marg0006 said...

LOve the ccute bunny and your folds are just awesome.

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AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

How cute. Love that you did a hidden wall. Great card & TFS AJ-

Rosy Newlun said...

I love that sweet bunny and fabulous double swing panel? on your second card - beautiful poppies!

Cathy Clouston said...

Both of these are beautiful! :)

SHartl said...

So clever with the fancy folds! Love your sweet cards!