Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Chinese Take-Out

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 15
Chinese Take Out 

Featured July 16

 Featured July 17

Featured July 18
Sun and Moon
Heavenly Harmony

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on today's 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 
July 19, 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, July 18, 2014.

I have two projects for you today -- one of them is a card and one is something different.  I'll start with the card.

I actually stamped the images on another piece of white card stock, colored them, and cut them out.  I laid a piece of oriental designer paper down to look something like a tablecloth then placed the three cut-out items (the take-out box, set of chopsticks, and the fortune cookie) on top.  I shaped the fortune cookie a little bit using my bone folder and stuck it on with a foam pop dot.  Then I stamped the sentiment and added the oriental coin.

I had fun making my 3-D project.  I went on-line and found a template for a Chinese take-out box.  

After I printed the .jpg file and cut it out (four pieces), I embossed two sides of the box and stamped the lotus and words on one of the unembossed sides.  Please note that the words "Take Out" are part of the take-out box stamp.  I carefully cut out those words with a craft knife so that I could stamp just the words on my box.  I punched holes in the sides; and, after assembling the box, I ran a ribbon through and tied knots on the inside.  As the box could be used for a small gift, I decided to make a little gift card to match.

Be sure to check out all of today's blog hop and see what the rest of the team has created with this set.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Chinese Take Out
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Black Linen, Snow Storm Smooth; DCWV Far East DP
Other:  Copic markers, Oriental coin, Brad, Foam pop dot

Take-Out Box & Gift Card
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Chinese Take Out, Oriental Joy
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Snow Storm Smooth, Black Linen, ABC Bubblegum
Other:  Ribbon, Embossing folder, template


Vickie Y said...

Love your 3D project! Perfect for the Chinese Take Out stamp set.

Janine said...

Love your box - what a great way to give a gift.

Denverkat276 said...

I love it!!

Stampsnob. said...

I love the box with the lotus ........Lis

stamping sue said...

two great projects! what fun for you to find the take out box template.
stamping sue

MariLynn said...

What cute projects. Love the take out box with the lotus on it.

Unknown said...

So beautiful cards
Like the box so cute

Jane said...

Both projects are wonderful Lois!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are fabulous and I am loving the Chinese take out box. Great job.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both are wonderful, but I REALLY like your first one!

CarlavdM said...

I just love Oriental stamps ;o)
You made a lovely card and the takeout box just wonderfull.

Kathy Bradley said...

If this ends up being a duplicate comment, I apologize. Your card is lovely, as always. Your 3D take out box is too adorable and the little gift card is perfect!

MiamiKel said...

Love! Your Panda card and take out box are a delightful combination! TFS! ♥

Michelle N. said...

Cute! Gift box and card together is a fab way to showcase these stamps!

Jean Bullock said...

Both the card and box and matching card are wonderful. How creative you are!

StampNK said...

WOW!! These projects are so fun! I love how you colored that fortune cookie so realistically!

terrie said...

The take out box and card turned out so nice...
Well done on both project and card

SHartl said...

I just love this set and your darling card and take out box!

Janis said...

Great projects!! Love how you colored the card. The fortune cookie looks good enough to eat!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Diane said...

Love this...wonderful colors and love the added "charm" (pun intended...lol)!!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both of these projects are fabulous. Love this stamp set already.

Pam MacKay said...

Love the box great project! And your card is lovely!

Pat said...

Gorgeous cards

Karenladd said...

These are so amazing! The cards are beautiful and that take out box is the BEST! That would make a really adorable gift box for any occasion.

KT Fit Kitty said...

So cute! These new stamps are so adorable! Love the cards and the little take-out box! The oriental coin is a perfect touch!

Beth F. said...

Great use of that stamp set!
Beth's Beauties