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:
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
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
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