Friday, June 14, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Classic Dad

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th - Need a Vacation
Featured June 12th - Fire Fighter
Featured June 13th  - Be Proud
 Featured June 14th- Classic Dad

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 June 15, 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,  June 14, 2013.

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

"You Are an Angel"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is


Welcome to the Antique Car Show!  This set is great for making guy cards -- three classic cars and lots of good masculine sentiments.  I'm not sure what kind of cars these are supposed to be, but I googled "classic car" to make sure I colored them with appropriate colors.   I like the big grommets on my first card.  You can't really see it, but IRL you can see the red background in the center holes.  I found the macadam DP in a big 12 x 12 photo paper pad I've had for several years.

I had the design of this second card in my head for a couple of days before I started putting it together.  I almost tried to make individual banners for the word CLASSIC (because that's how I had envisioned it), but it was too much work.  So I finally just curved the sentiment and cut one big banner.  I cut the yellow matting with a pair of decorative scissors.   The "road" is a Cuttlebug chevron border folder.

And that's it for this month's hop.  Hopefully you found at least one or two ideas for how you can use these new stamps from Mark's Finest Papers.  And make sure you check out the blogs of the rest of the team.

Patty P.,  Lois (that's me),  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 - Classic Dad
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers Snow Storm Heavy, Cherry Slush; DCWV Photo 2 DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories:  Copic markers, Large Eyelets

Card 2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Classic Dad
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers Morning Sun, Snow Storm Smooth
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog
Accessories:  Copic markers, Cuttlebug Chevron border embossing folder, Silver pearls, Scallop scissors, Sponge applicator


Kathy Bradley said...

Two pretty cards and I like how you created a banner on the second card!

Janine said...

Nice cards - just right and I love that you found that paper

loulou said...

Great cards. I especially love the second - the design is fantastic.

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like the dp and grommets on the first one and the "road" on the second.

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome cards. I love the curved banner and the embossing folder you used for the second one.

kren said...

Both cards are great but I love the uniqueness of the curvy banner. Those car images are fun!

Keep it simple. Keep it fun.

Jane said...

Two wonderful cards Lois! I love your curved banner.

Kate said...

Love the textured bgs & how you curved the sentiment on the banner.

MariLynn said...

Great cards Lois. I really like the curved banner with your yellow car.

Stampsnob said...

I am liking this card......Lis

Michelle N. said...

Both cards are fab-I like the yellow one because the color really catches your eye!

Ravengirl said...

Love the fabulous chevron road you created!

Pat Garvin said...

Love the curves.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Super designs, Lois!

Pam said...

Two great cards! I really like the big banner and the decorative scissors you used.

Cathy Clouston said...

Lovely! :)

Angie said...

Terrific cards!!! Love the buttons and the red car on the first one. love your gentle shading underneath the car! Your Yellow is a classic! Gorgeous design and love the chevron!!!