Friday, April 19, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Birds and Trees

April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

 Featured April 16 - Columns & Topiaries
Featured April 17 - Be a Showoff 
Featured April 18 - Honor & Glory
Featured April 19 - Birds & Trees

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 April 20, 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 April 19, 2013.

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

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"

I pulled out that Just Cards 3D magazine that I used last month to make my cards today.  The first one is another full-step card, but with a bit of a twist.   The card base is 11 3/8" x 5", scored at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", 6", and 8 5/8".  As a regular piece of cardstock is 8 1/2" x 11, I actually cut another piece 2 1/4" x 5" to reinforce the last section -- bringing the total length to 11 3/8".  The squares are cut as follows:  3 1/4", 2 3/4", and 2 1/4".

I wrapped the ribbon around the bottom to hold it closed.  When you remove the ribbon, this is how it looks.

The extra set this month is called Zoo Friends.  My card is 5" x 6 1/2", with two pockets of DP into which I inserted the tags.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT members' blogs to see their creativity with today's set.  Remember, you have a chance to win a free set if you comment.   Patty,  Lois (that's me), Vicky,  Jane,  Debbie,  Pam,  Pat,  Thrifty Stamper,  MariLynn,  Karen,  Bonnie,  Kathy,  Angela,  Cathy,  Toni,  Sue,  Janine,  An'jenic,  
Kate,  Shirley,  Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

Card 1
Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers - Birds & Trees
Paper:  MFP Bright Pumpkin, Late Afternoon Sun, Snow Storm Smooth; Recollections Yellow Gingham DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Bundled Sage
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Scor-Pal for scoring

Card 2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Zoo Friends
Paper:  MFP Groovin' Grape, Snow Storm Smooth; DCWV Nana's Nursery DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves
Accessories:  Copic markers, Tag corner punch, Labels 10 Nestabilities, Ribbon, Staples


Kathy Bradley said...

Oh, Lois, your first card is so very adorable. I am copying the instructions for this one! Your second tag card is really cute!

Ravengirl said...

Really fun Lois! I think you might be the queen of step cards!

Janine said...

Great cards - love your step one especially but both are really cute and colourful.

kren said...

What a great take on the stair step card. Love it, love it, love it! TFS!

MariLynn said...

Love the way this step card looks. Yours is so bright and colorful.

Pam said...

I keep staring at your first card. So, so clever and cute. Great card with the extra set, too.

terrie said...

Great looking cards...well done
I will used the first one and give it a try...thank you

Michelle N. said...

Both cards are fantastic-but the first one I have to try to make. I love the folds-and your color choices.

Davi said...

BEautiful cards Lois!! Love the bright colors on the cool step card and the the zoo one with the pockets and tags is WAY fun :)

Vicky Gould said...

I always look forward to seeing what special card layouts you use and you never disappoint, Lois. Love both these cards!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Your cards are super, especially that step card! Love that little bird!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are fabulous. I love the red and yellow one.

mariko said...

Oh wow! I love that first card! The colors are so vibrant! And I love the accordion card layout! Your second card I would definitely use at a baby shower or for a baby announcement! Great card and great set!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these cards are wonderful!!! I love the full step card. I really want to try that one! And your zoo card is just adorable! Love them both! TFS

StampNK said...

wow,love the fancy folded cards and this cute little stamp set!

Pat Garvin said...

Wow Lois. What a great fold.

Sue D said...

I like the special folds on your cards.

marg0006 said...

Great looking cars and such cool folds.

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Pam said...

Oh my goodness, I just love that step card, it's wonderful!! Great job on both!

Cathy Clouston said...

You are always so creative, I love these cards! :)