Tuesday, March 19, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day One - Garden Bunny

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"

Several of my cards for this month's blog hop were made using directions from some of the cards I found in a new issue of Just Cards 3D.  My first card today is one of them -- an accordion-fold card.  It folds up to a 4 1/4" x 4" card.  I adjusted the directions from the card in the magazine.  That one measured 3" x 5 1/4" when folded up.

I started with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock for the base and scored it at 1 3/4", 3", 5", and 7".

The extra set for this month is called News from the Woods.  I made a very simple card using this set for you to see today.

There are actually three different "critters" you can choose from (the owl, a bear, and a cute little raccoon) -- all of which will peek out of that center birch tree.

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 - Garden Bunny
Paper:  MFP Lily Pad, Natural Vanilla Bean; DCWV The Natural Matstack DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Accessories:  Copic markers

Card 2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - News from the Woods
Paper:  MFP Hurricane Gray, Licorice Whips, Snow Storm Smooth
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Die-Namics Word Bubble die, Die-Namics Clouds Trio die


wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, your cards are fabulous. I love the accordion fold card and your coloring is fab. The tree card is pretty, too, The trees look great on the blue sky with the puffy clouds.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--looks like you and I were thinking along the same lines with our bunny cards today! Yours is just adorable!!! Love the fold you used! And your tree card is just perfect! TFS

Rosy Newlun said...

What charming cards!!! Your coloring is so clean and bright -- both of your cards are delightful!

Janine said...

Great cards - like the bunny with his "dirty" paper colours - nice work.

Pat Garvin said...

2 great cards. Love your sky in the second one.

kren said...

Accordion cards are so much fun! Yours is great! TFS!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Lois both of your cards are pretty. I love the different layers and the owl card is so cute. Love it. TFS AJ-

Pam said...

Super awesome work. Your accordion card is so beautiful with some great coloring. Nice use of the extra set:)

Pam said...

Super awesome work. Your accordion card is so beautiful with some great coloring. Nice use of the extra set:)

Jane said...

Wow all of your cards are perfect!!! I love everyone of them Lois. All the way down your blog. Wonderful!!!

Vicky Gould said...

Great cards, Lois!! Love the accordian fold...thanks for the measurements!!!

MariLynn said...

Love how your accordian folded card looks.

terrie said...

Great folded card and the coloring is beautiful

Angie said...

I love the way your coloring your radishes!!!! I will be CASEing that! They look yummy enough to eat!!!! :) Both cards are so pretty! I love the bright blue sky behind your trees!!! Awesome!

mariko said...

Your accordion fold card is wonderful! Great coloring! The card with the owl is so cute!

Michelle N. said...

Both of your cards are wonderful-I love how you have the owl in the tree!

Kathy Bradley said...

Ooh - I am loving your folded card and thanks for sharing the scoring directions. It turned out adorable! And, your little owl peeking from the tree is so very cute too!

Sue D said...

Great fold and coloring.

DIANA L. said...

Thanks for the fun Hop!


Ravengirl said...

These turned out great Lois! I love the clouds and blue sky behind your birch trees.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I really like both of them!!! Great job on these!

marg0006 said...

So pretty and love the fold.

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marg0006 said...

Such a cute fold and great use of the stamps.

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Cathy Clouston said...

Both of these are great but that raccoon is so darn cute! :)