Friday, 22 February 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #4 - All Postal

February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lots of Luck Featured February 19 
Hum Along Featured February 20
Rain Clouds Featured February 21
All Postal Featured February 22

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 February 23,2013 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 on Friday February 22,2013.

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

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is
"Big Cupcake"

I love today's set, right on trend:

Even though I love this set, I struggled with it a bit. I couldn't decide which of the stamps I wanted to use.  So what do you do when you aren't sure?  Jump in head first!  Here is what I finally came up with:

I started by laying out the stamps on the card front, and stamping them in a few colours so that they would layer nicely.  I added some washi tape and heat embossed the sentiment.  I added notches to either side of the card front for some twine, and finished off with sequins.

The centre of the card was heat embossed with another sentiment.

During the process of making it I wasn't sure how this card would turn out, but in the end I really like it.  Just goes to show that sometimes you have to wait until the end to see what your result is going to be. :)

Since the set is travel themed, for my second card I paired it with some travel themed patterned paper:

One of the papers in the set has a sheet of people shapes, like the symbols on wash rooms.  While I didn't use the sheet, I liked the shapes so I cut a row of similar people shapes, joined like paper dolls with my Cricut.  Once I layered the papers, twine, and people I added the sentiment from the set heat embossed on kraft.  

I decorated the centre of the card with more of the patterns and another heat embossed piece of kraft.

With all of the travel themed papers and embellishments popping up all over the place, this set is the perfect set to start with!  But this isn't the only great set this month, make sure you check out the Mark's Finest Paper's Store to see what other great sets and supplies they have to offer.

And don't forget the rest of the design team, they have some beautiful projects to show you as always! 

These are the supplies used for today's cards:

Card #1 -

Card Stock:  Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Pure White

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers All Postal

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink Olive Pastel, Charcoal.  Versafine Onyx Black

Embossing Powder:  Martha Stewart Clear Gloss

Embellishments:  My Mind's Eye Washi Tape, May Arts Jute Twine, Recollections Sequins

Adhesive:  Glue dots, Ranger Glossy Accents

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, heat tool, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile.

Card #2 -

Card Stock:  Neenah Desert Storm, Studio Calico Abroad 6x6 pack

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers All Postal

Ink:  Versamark Watermark Ink

Embossing Powder:  Recollections Snow Fine Detail

Embellishments:  May Arts Jute Twine

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, foam squares, Scotch Quick Dry

Tools:  Bone Folder, scissors, paper trimmer, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Cricut, Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge, heat tool.


  1. Since we just returned from vacation, your cards fit my mood exactly. I love how you used the stamp set in different ways and love the addition of the washi tape. TFS! BTW, your blog font makes it so easy to read and looks so crisp. What font is it?

  2. Absolutely LOVE all of the lil details on that post card! It's a great collage.

  3. Love them both, you did a wonderful job on them!

  4. Awesome cards, I especially like the first one. Nice idea of adding the twine and the bling.

  5. I love both of your cards!!! I love all the little details you add to everything you create!!! Wonderfully done with this set.

  6. Great cards--I like the washi tape and sequins on the first one.

  7. I really like the detail on your postcard! The postmark stamp is so realistic! Really like how you used the twine bow and the sequins, great contrast! Also great tip for how to keep the string type bows from slipping off the card! Also love the paper doll chain on your second card! Very cute cards!

  8. Cute, cute cards! I love the layered look of those images. Your paper peeps are really fun too and work so well with that sentiment!

  9. Lovely cards today - like them both.

  10. Terrific cards! You are so talented and I always enjoy viewing your creations!

  11. Your cards are so pretty. Your use of twine always looks wonderful. I can't find a good jute twine that will tie so well - what I have never stays tied!

    1. Thanks Kathy, I love twine, as you can tell, lol. I've been using May Arts natural Jute Twine. I bought a huge roll of it for about $10 I think at Simon Says Stamp. The roll is so big I will probably never run out, lol. :)

  12. Cute cards; thanks for sharing

  13. Simply wonderful! like the tip about notches the sides of card to add the twine.
    stamping sue

  14. That first is one creative piece of work...the second is just durn cute!

  15. I like the twine and sequins on your first card and the paper-doll people on your other card is just so cute!

  16. Love the first card. Great green background.

  17. Cathy--what cute cards!!! Can't choose a favorite here! Great cards! TFS


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