Wednesday, 19 December 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day #2 Oh Beans

Welcome To Mark's Finest Papers December Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Ivy & Blossoms Featured December 18
Oh Beans Featured December 19
Recipe Card 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 11PM EST (12AM ATL) on Friday December 21, 2012.

WOW can you believe it is December already? All of us here at Marks 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 Scotts some great deals and stamp sets for you this month. 

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is called " You've Got Style".

Today's set is called "Oh Beans":

I am a big coffee drinker and have been since high school - I'm talking at least 3 cups a day, some of them fancy, some of them not.  So when I saw this set I thought it was right up my alley!  Like yesterday's set I didn't quite have enough time to do as much with it as I would like, but I have some great ideas so make sure to check back in January!  In the meantime, here is my card for today:

Any time I see a word collage stamp my first reaction is to make my own patterned paper, and this time was no different.  Since this is a coffee themed stamp, I decided to stick with browns with a bit of pink thrown in.  I stamped the word collage with brown on kraft, then chose some patterns and card stock to coordinate.  I trimmed everything down, assembled the larger panel with twine and washi tape and adhered it to the card base.  

The edges of the kraft panel were distressed and foam taped over the twine.  I then stamped the images on some velum, tore it to the size I wanted and adhered it to the front of the card.  I used glue dots placed under the images so the adhesive wouldn't show.

For the centre of the card I stamped the sentiment and image on a distressed piece of kraft and matted with the same patterns that were used on the front.   I think this would be a cute card to invite someone on a coffee date, or just a note to a fellow coffee lover! 

You can see how much I have enjoyed this set so far, but this isn't the only amazing set this month.     Why not go to Mark's Finest Paper's Store and have a closer look at what is being offered this month!

Oh, and this is a blog hop after all so don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT has come up with!  The main blog has lots of inspiration as well.  Happy Hopping!  :)

I used the following supplies with my project:

Card Stock:  Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Vellum Card Stock, Neenah Desert Storm, October Afternoon Woodland Park 8x8 collection.

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Oh Beans

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan

Embellishments:  May Arts Jute Twine, washi tape from

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, foam squares, glue dots.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart score board, Tonic Tim Holtz distressing tool.


  1. Sooo cute! I love how this turned out. The vellum was a stroke of genius!

  2. Very nice and I love how you do the insides!

  3. Love your card, Cathy....such attention to detail, inside and out!

  4. Your card is beautiful!

  5. Your Oh beans coffee beans card is very very nice! Great job on your creation - I love this stamp set! Enjoy your week and thanks for the hop!
    (utb01) @ (att) dot (net)

  6. Love the color choice......Lis

  7. I like your word collage background. Very cool card!!!

  8. Your card looks great. That stamp makes a wonderful background for sure.

  9. Really really cute Cathy!!!

  10. beautiful card inside and out. I don't always think to make the inside special.
    stamping sue

  11. Gorgeous card!!!! Love the vellum! I really want to try and work a little more with Vellum this next year. I am with you....with all the holiday activities...I just haven't had enough time to play with the stamps like I want to!

  12. Very, very pretty card!

  13. So awesome done in the kraft!

  14. Cathy,
    Your card is so pretty - especially using the kraft CS. What an awesome idea to use that vellum - it looks wonderful!!

  15. Cathy--what a fabulous card both inside and out!!! I love how you used the vellum! Very creative! TFS

  16. What a fun way to use vellum! Love the colors. Great design.

  17. wow, you did such a wonderful job using the stamps and the vellum looks like fabric.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  18. This is fabulous. I love the sentiment background with your image on the vellum. Great job.

  19. Beautiful cards. I love the vellum.


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