Friday, September 26, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Nutcrackers

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September  Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  Sept. 23
Hot Air Balloons

Featured Sept. 24

 Featured Sept. 25

Featured Sept. 26

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 
Sept. 27, 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, September 26, 2014.

Again I'm not a part of the official Blog Hop, but I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today because this is my favorite project of the week.  During the summer I attended a stamp show in Orlando and saw a card made with a nutcracker and was hoping that MFP Stamps would eventually have one too. The nutcracker on the card that I saw was made using paper tole, and I loved the dimension.  So, when I saw today's set, I was in Seventh Heaven!  Here is my project, which is a Christmas tag box.

There are three layers of the nutcracker image, which you can see here:

When you open up the box, you can see that it contains some Christmas tags, which were made using another MFP set, Holiday Tag.

I am entering this project in Scor-Pal's More Than One Score challenge for September -- fun storage ideas.  I found the directions for this tag box on one of the Technique Junkies Newsletter CDs, which I also purchased at that stamp show.

When I was looking on the internet for nutcrackers to get some ideas of color combinations, I saw a set of very elegant ones.  One of them was done in black, silver and white; and I decided to use that combination.  Here's my version of that nutcracker.

Today's set has several sentiments but nothing that would work with this particular design, so I used a stamp from another MFP set, Dear Santa.  Both words are on one stamp, so I had to improvise a little bit.  I stamped it twice, covering the unwanted word each time.

Be sure to check out the participating blogs for today and comment often for a chance to win a free stamp set.

Here's the Design Team for today:

I hope you have found some inspiration from the projects made by the design team this week.  We certainly had fun bringing them to you.

Tag Box
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Nutcrackers, Holiday Tag
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - August Greens, Deep Scarlet, Snow Storm Smooth, various DP (unknown source)
Accessories:  Copic markers, Scor-Pal, Ribbon, Foam pop dots, Crop-a-Dial, Velcro

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Nutcrackers, Dear Santa
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Black Linen, Snow Storm Smooth; Recollections Silver Glitter
Accessories:Detail Silver embossing powder, Detail Black embossing powder, Copic markers, Ribbon, Star punch, Foam pop dots


Janine said...

Great treat box and your card in that colour combination is lovely

nwilliams6 said...

Lois, your creations are totally WONDERFUL! I love the tag holder where you popped him up and really gave him life (plus the fun surprises inside), but that silver card is soooooo beautiful. You totally rocked this set and I am going to case the silver card for sure. Hugz!

stamping sue said...

Oh, Lois! can't decide which one of your projects I like the best! the multi-layered tag box is terrific. which cd has the directions? I have a couple of them hopefully the right one. then your silver nutcracker is so elegant!!! I nevr think to do silver I do gold but not silver and it is so elegant and rich looking. thanks for sharing
stamping sue

ionabunny said...

LOve your tag box and the b/w and silver nutcracker. Very fosty and xmas looking Hugz

MariLynn said...

Love the treat box. The paper tole on your nutcracker looks amazing. I am going to have to file that idea away for another day. I love how elegant your second nutcracker is. Great job showcasing this months sets!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, the box is fabulous, I love how you stacked the images and the cute decorated candies inside. I like the card in the gray tones, it looks great.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I am loving both projects. The 3-D effect is a great touch for the box and the silver/grey combo is fabulous for the holidays.

Kathy Bradley said...

What a lovely treat box - and a great idea! My fav is your black/gray/white Nutcracker - he is gorgeous and elegant!!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful cards and project! Love the gray-tone card!

Barbara Washburn said...

Love the stacking effect! I hope I can find time to do a similar project. Also, the silver card is stunning!