Wednesday, August 24, 2016

MFP Stamp Shop Autumn Fun Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to MFP  AUGUST Blog Hop
Autumn Fun

There are some changes to our Blog Hop, and  we hope you will be pleased with them. Be sure to look over the changes before hopping along.   Blog Hop guidelines can be found  HERE.   Commenting and doing the tutorials end sooner.
There will be prizes given for commenting and for doing the tutorials. Each winner will be chosen by Random.Org.   Large stamp set for commenting.  Mini stamp set for doing the tutorial,  and everyone doing the tutorials will  earn a Tutorial Badge. 
Now to the HOP!

Join us each day, Aug. 23 - 26, for some 
AUTUMN FUN!  Prize for Commenting is "BIG TREES."

Big Trees stamp set

You will have until Friday, 3pm CT, Aug. 26th to comment and do the tutorials.

Prizes and badge winners will be announced
on Sat. Aug. 27th. BLOG HOP GUIDELINES AND RULES FOUND HERE! (Be sure to read)
         1. Layered Embellishment by Gail  
2. Window Tent Card by Kren

Prize for doing one of the tutorials is the mini stamp set "From The Woods "

MFP Tutorial Badge awarded just for trying one of the tutorials.

Let's get started HOPPING !!

For the second day of the Autumn Fun Blog Hop, I decided to do a technique that I just recently learned.  It's sort of a combination of a gatefold card and an easel card.  When it is closed, it just looks like your standard gatefold card with a belly band.

The surprise comes when you take off the belly band and open it up.  Voila!!!   Pretty cool, no?

The MFP Stamp Shop set that I used on this card is Scarecrow.

I decided to make a second card today, using a technique to which I often return -- the Side Step Card.

The MFP Stamp Shop sets used on this card are Fall Apples and Lesson Learned.

Now it's time to visit the rest of the hop again.   Here's the Design Team:

Lois (that's me)
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be  inspired! Get to work on the tutorials and show  us what you make by Aug. 26, 3pm CT  and don't forget to be commenting! Come back to the MFP Stamp Shop Blog on Aug. 27th to see if you are a winner!!


Vickie Y said...

Awesome card fold for the first card; love it!
Both cards are beautiful.

stamping sue said...

Lois, outstanding cards! you know how I like cards that don't just sit there.
stamping sue

wannabcre8tive said...

Lois, both of your cards are beautiful, but the first one really takes my eye. I love when you remove the band you have a easel card. Great job.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very cool cards, Lois. Nicely done.

MariLynn said...

These cards look amazing. I really like the way your top card looks. I want to give it a try.

The Craft Princess said...

I love Side Step cards and yours is wonderfully "fruity"...hee hee hee :) Hugs...Janie

The Craft Princess said...

HOLY COW!!! I almost forgot to comment on that AMAZING card that is a combo easel and gatefold!!! That is one of the coolest things I've ever seen!!! I want to learn how to do that!!! Thank you for sharing that :) Hugs...Janie

Ravengirl said...

Yep, that new technique is cool! Love the combination of the gatefold and easel and how you used those scarecrows!

SHartl said...

Sweet and adorable cards, and I love your fancy fold. These just feel like Fall in the air!

Pam Sebring said...

Lois this is just absolutely adorable! Who would not want to get this card? Very good job

Terri Winske said...

Hi Lois, love both your cards.....was very surprised when I saw the first one opened - what a great technique! Great fall colors!

kReN K said...

Two beautiful cards! Love that "surprise gate fold easel" card!