Thursday, June 12, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 - Great Flowers & Flower Blocks

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 and Gear Up 

Featured June 11
Pretty Pears

 Featured June 12
Great Flowers and 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 following 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.

Today I am part of the official blog hop, and I again I have two cards for each of the featured sets.  In case you hadn't figured out my "theme" for this month, I'll tell you.  I've used die cuts on each of the cards I've made for this blog hop.  My first card uses a Flip-Its die.  I stamped and colored the flower twice and then cut them out, layering them to give a bit more depth to the final look.  The DP is from the same K & Company pad of paper that I used yesterday.  

I think I'm going to put this card in my Operation Write Home box, so I picked an appropriate sentiment from the choices given me in this set.

My second card using Great Flowers might also go to Operation Write Home.  It's a one-layer card, with just the flower popped up on foam pop dots.  I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and sponged the color on a section of the card before putting on the flower and stamping the sentiment.  I'm sure you noticed that this card does not have a die cut on it.  But the flower is cut out and popped up.  That's almost a die cut.  (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!!) 

I have a bonus project for today's set.  I was watching a video on how to make a cute little basket using the envelope punch board and decided that I would make one.  I decorated it with one of the flowers and a sentiment from today's featured set.

For my first card using Flower Blocks, I stamped the strip of butterflies three times and colored each one differently.  Then I cut them out and mounted them on black and then white.   The background paper is from an old stack of oriental-looking DP called Far East; the symbol is from the MFP set, Asian Delights.

My second card using Flower Blocks is a telescoping card.  I had never done a telescoping card using square dies before, and it was a little trickier than with circles.

Here it is opened all the way.  The birthday sentiment is from another MFP set, Daffodil Greetings.

Make sure to visit all the rest of the participating members of the team today and increase your chances of winning a free stamp set by commenting on each one of them.

Here's the Design Team for today:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Great Flowers
Ink:  Memento Rose Bud
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Lime Squeeze, Snow Storm Smooth; K & Company Berry Sweet DP
Accessories:  Stephanie Barnard Flip-Its Card die by Sizzix, Copic marker, Butterfly punches

Card #2
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Great Flowers
Ink: Ranger Distress Victorian Velvet, SU Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers - Premium Heavy White, Snow Storm Smooth
Accessories:  Copic markers, Heidi Swapp stencil, Sponge applicator, Foam pop dots, Stickles

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Great Flowers
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Precious Pink, Snow Storm Smooth; Recollections Pink Damask DP
Accessories:  Copic markers, Envelope Punch Board, Ribbon, Oval punch, Corner rounder

Card #3
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Flower Blocks, Asian Delights
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Snow Storm Smooth, Black Linen; DCWV Far East DP
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders Classic Circle dies, Ribbon, Foam pop dots

Card #4
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Flower Blocks, Daffodil Greetings
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Spring Leaf, Black Linen, Snow Storm Smooth, Morning Sun
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders Classic Square and Scallop Square dies, Brads, Ribbon, Pearls


wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, Lois, your cards and box are all super beautiful. Your were really inspired
by these sets.

Vickie Y said...

WOW! Your cards and box projects are absolutely beautiful!

Karenladd said...

Lois, you came up with gorgeous projects! I love the fancy fold card and that gift box so much!

loulou said...

Wow, wow, wow. All your projects are amazing. Such a great range of styles. I have to say that the second card with the lovely stencilled background is my favourite. But each creation is gorgeous in its own way. Thanks for the link to the video on the basket.

terrie said...

Wow, wow and wow, all of your cards and your project they all turned out fantastic...
Well done Lois

Janine said...

Wow Lois you have been busy and creative with these sets. Gorgeous cards and cute box

Pat said...

WOW!! Great job.

Beth F. said...

Oh my goodness! You really went above and beyond with all of your cards! I use die cuts in everything I make, so i really appreciated seeing your creations include those.

stamping sue said...

Lois! you sure were one busy stamper! all your cards are terrific but my favorite is the telescope card. that is a fun card.
stamping sue

Jane said...

Lois, all of your cards are amazing!!! Lovely work on all of them. I am loving that cute basket, I will have to Google it and see if I can find the tutorial. Great projects!!!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - you have been super busy with these new stamps - love that flip it card you created - it is so cute and colorful!!

Unknown said...

Wow there a lot of pretty card here and there a lot
They are all beautiful card
Like your work on your cards
Thank for showing

Rosie Guiher said...

Wow love all your cards. The ones for owh are really pretty. So are the butterflies.

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Lois, you went to town with the gorgeous sets! I can't pick a fav from all the beautiful and elegant cards - I love them all.

Karen said...

Oh my goodness - what a fabulous array of beautiful stamped creations! I especially love the flower stamp and your box is gorgeous! I love, love, love the butterflies! I had the DCWV pad and used it all - it was one of my favourite oriental pads for a long time. Thank you for sharing and for the hop Karen x

SHartl said...

So many really wonderful projects with these stamp sets! I LOVE the way you sponged ink with that stencil to give a softly patterned background!

Sue D said...

wow--lots of great cards and love the basket--thanks for the link on how to make it.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Lois....what wonderful work you have on

Janis said... head is spinning with all the amazing things you created!!! GORGEOUS!!! Each of them is beautiful and intriguing. Wow!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

StampNK said...

Your projects are all so beautiful and unique! I have to say that I am in awe of your talents and really love that gorgeous gift box!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

All of your creations are fabulous. Love the butterflies the best I think - so colorful.

KC said...

such great creations! I love the telescoping card!

Sandy Hentzel said...

Wow, these are all great! I sooo need to do a telescope card!!! My new project for this weekend! Thanks