Tuesday, December 18, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Ivy & Blossoms

   December Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

                        Ivy and Blossoms Featured December 18
                                  Oh Beans Featured December 19
                       Recipe Card Starters Featured December 20
                                    Kilt Fun Featured December 21

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 four winners will be announced on December 22, 2012, 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 11 PM EST on Friday December 21, 2012.

WOW, can you believe it is December already? All of us here at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co., want to wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas! It is time for our December Blog hop, and we've got some great deals and stamp sets for you this month. 

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

" You've Got Style"

In addition to great stamps and papers, did you know that Mark's Finest Papers also sells tools for your card-making adventure?  One of them is the Scor-Pal.  My projects this month all use the Scor-Pal and tutorials written for its use.  I love doing fun fold projects!   My first card using today's set, Ivy & Blossoms, is a variation on a criss-cross card, with two pockets instead of one.

As you can see, there are two inserts in the card -- a larger one and a smaller one.

Here are all the components of my card.  You can see the top of the lighter green inside the card.  There is a pocket behind that lighter green piece and a pocket in front of it.

Here is the tutorial for this card.  Scor-Pal calls it a Double Diagonal Pocket Card.

Scor-Pal calls the design for my second card Layered Folds.  It is similar to, but not exactly the same as, a Joy Fold card, which I have made before.  Here is the tutorial.

The directions call for designer paper, but I used the larger spray of ivy as a background to make my own designer paper for this card.

I stamped one flower on the front of the card and two flowers on the inside, as well as the smaller image of ivy.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team members' blogs for their take on this really pretty set.  Next on the list is Vicky Gould.  Make sure you leave some love because the more you comment, the greater the chance you have to win a free stamp set.

Patty P.Lois (that's me), Vicky, Jane CDebbie,  Pam,  Pat G,  Thrifty Stamper,  MariLynn,  Karen KBonnie,  Kathy B,  Angela B,  Cathy C,  Toni,  Sue W,  Kelli H,  Janine B,  Tammylee,  Janis L,  An'jenicKate Z,  Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

Card 1
Stamps:  MFP Ivy & Blossoms
Paper:  MFP Spring Leaf, Greener Grass, Ivory; SU designer paper
Ink:  Memento Cottage Ivy, Rich Cocoa
Accessories:  Scor-Pal, Copic markers, MS lace border punch, MS butterfly punch, Fiskars daisy punch, Ribbon, Mini brads

Card 2
Stamps:  MFP Ivy & Blossoms
Paper:  MFP Fresh Cream, Special Mint
Ink:  Memento Cottage Ivy, Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Ribbon, Slot punch


Thrifty Stamper said...

These are really pretty!

Janine said...

Lovely cards - you have done this set proud.

Vicky Gould said...

You always come up with some really cool card layouts, Lois! Two very pretty cards!

Angie said...

Stunning cards, Lois! I love your Double Diagonal pocket. I must try this!!! This set makes such lovely accents to small cards. I love how you stamped the Ivy stamp for the BG on your 2nd card! Gorgeous!!!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

*thud* I love both of these Lois!! Awesome!!!

Pam said...

I agree with Vicky. Beautiful cards. I love the double insert.

Stampsnob said...

Both are beautiful I really like the cross front.Lis

Jane said...

Two beautiful cards Lois! Love the colors you chose.

KayC said...

very nice cards!

MariLynn said...

Lois, beautiful cards. I especially like your almost Joy fold card. I like the bow you used to tie it shut. I like the idea of a second pocket on the criss cross card.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Kathy Bradley said...

I love the first pocket card - it's so very pretty! Your second layered fold card is lovely and I really like the DP you created.

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow love your cards. Love the hidden layers. TFS AJ-

Maria said...

love it. did beautiful work

Gail said...

You did a wonderful work on both of these cards - the 2 pocket card is a great idea -and I like how you used a stamp for your background paper on the second card -thanks for sharing your tutorial - have a great day Lois Bok - http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--I really love both of these cards. The criss cross card is so neat w/the 2 pockets for the inside cards. And I love the colors on the 2nd card with all the ivy featured. Very special cards today! TFS

Kate said...

LOVE the criss cross card! Both are very pretty & elegant.

Cathy Clouston said...

Beautiful as always Lois! :)

Sue D said...

I like the fancy folds on your cards.

Ravengirl said...

Great cards Lois! You know that I am huge fan of the Scor-Pal, don't you?

Pat Garvin said...

2 great cards. Beautiful paper on that first one. What a great idea to use the scor-pal tutes.

Ravladd said...

These are beautiful, I love them both :)

marg0006 said...

Such a lovely card and great use of the stamps.

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Debbie Moran said...

WOW what beautiful cards. Really above and beyond.