Wednesday, June 11, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Pretty Pears

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  June 10
Gears To You & Gear Up

Featured June 11
Pretty Pears

 Featured June 12
Great Flowers & Flower Blocks

Featured June 13
Please Snow

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the participating blogs (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 six winners will be announced on 
June 14, 2014, 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 10 PM EST on Friday, June 13, 2014.

As yesterday, I'm not an official part of the Blog Hop today, but I did make a couple of cards using today's set, Pretty Pears.  My first one uses the smaller of the two pears and is rather monochromatic.  I stamped a couple of the flower images to create my background "designer paper."

My second card doesn't use one of the pear images at all but a Spellbinders pear die.  I cut the shape three times, twice from a piece of cardboard and the third time from some designer paper.  The photo corners are punched from the same designer paper so that the colors would match.   The lovely sentiment comes from today's set.

Thanks for stopping by even though I wasn't part of the official blog hop.  But be sure to check out the participating blogs for more creativity using today's pretty set.

Here's the Design Team for today:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.
Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Pretty Pears
Ink:  Memento Pear Tart, Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Premium Heavy White, Lime Squeeze
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders Classic Rectangle and Scallop Rectangle dies, Foam pop dots

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Pretty Pears
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Lime Squeeze, Snow Storm Smooth; K & Company Berry Sweet DP, Cardboard
Accessories:  Spellbinders Fruit die, EK Success Photo Corner punch, SU Square Lattice embossing folder, Foam pop dots


Vickie Y said...

Lois, both cards are gorgeous. Love the colors you the first card and the layers on the second card!

Janine said...

Two lovely cards. The first one is such a riot of spring colour.

Carolyn said...

Oh my gosh, your first card is stunning and the second one fantastic as well. LOVE THOSE PEARS.

Karen said...

Both of these are fabulous! I love the cleanness of the green and white and the sentiment on the second is great! Thank you for the inspiration Karen P

wannabcre8tive said...

Fabulous cards, Lois. I really love the first one with the beautifully stamped background.

Kathy Bradley said...

Two very, very pretty cards! I really love them both!

stamping sue said...

So pretty!
stamping sue

Jane said...

Two very lovely cards Lois!

Pat said...

2 great cards

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

What a gorgeous "pair" of cards you have made. Love the simplicity and the colors/ patterns.

pjmackay said...

Love how you created the background on the first card so pretty!

Beth F. said...

Very pretty cards! I really like your first one!

KC said...

such great creations! I love the vintage feel!