Tuesday, 19 March 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #1 - Garden Bunny

March Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured March 19 - Garden Bunny
Featured March 20 - Spring Things
 Featured March 21 - Glad Glads
 Featured March 22 - Seed Packets

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 March 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 March 22,2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"News From The Woods"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Corn Ears"

Today's set called Garden Bunny is perfect both for spring, and for Easter which will soon be here:

My first instinct was to use the bunny, but then I thought it might be more interesting to make a couple of cards that you might not immediately think of.  My first used the vegetables:

This was a fun one to make with the water colouring, braided twine, and both heat and dry embossing.

My second card is more CAS.  I thought it would be fun to focus on carrots:

Of course I couldn't forgo a touch of sparkle.  Even carrots look great with gemstones!

I hope you enjoyed viewing my cards as much as I enjoyed making them.  The rest of the DT had a great time with the stamps this month so don't forget to continue hopping and see what wonderful things they've done.  And you should also visit the Mark's Finest Papers store.  There you will find a lot more beautiful stamp sets and some wonderful crafty products!  :)


Supplies for today's cards:

Card #1

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Garden Bunny

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Neenah

Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown

Embossing Powder:  Recollections Clear

Markers:  Stampin' Up!

Embellishments:  May Arts Jute Twine, Recollections rhinestones

Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug paper lace embossing folder,  We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, heat tool.

Card #2

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Garden Bunny

Cardstock:  Neenah

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black

Embossing Powder:  Recollections clear

Markers:  Bic Mark Its and Copics

Embellishments:  Recollections rhinestones

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, heat tool.


  1. Cathy--both of these cards are wonderful!!! TFS

  2. Lovely card Cathy. I especially like the use of dark earth paper with your first veggies!

    1. Sorry missed off the S should say cards

  3. Excellent cards. They make me want to eat more veggies!

  4. Just beautiful. I like how you framed each veggie and the carrots card is my fav fav. =) TFS AJ-

  5. I really like the veges taking front and center on the first card...pretty with the embossing and braided twine!

  6. Two really fun cards Cathy! You are rocking the CAS!!!

  7. Wonderful coloring...cute cards!

  8. Very nice cards...well done

  9. Great use of those veggies!

  10. Lovely!!!! I am enjoying seeing your twine this week! Beautiful designs!!!!

  11. Great ideas! Love the rhinestones on the carrots!

  12. Fabulous cards. I love how you just used the veggies. Thanks, for the great ideas.

  13. Really, Really cute carrot card, with the carrots showcasing the sentiment! Love how you colored and placed the veggies on the first card!

  14. Cathy,
    Your first card is really pretty and I love the darker EFd BG - it shows the wonderfully colored veggies perfectly and I like the addition of the twine. Your second pretty CAS card is lovely as well.

  15. Great cards using these stamps!

  16. your cards are super and all those veggies look good enough to eat.
    stamping sue

  17. Beautiful cards. I love how your carrot card looks with the friendship sentiment.

  18. Very, very cute! I think the veggies look delightful and I like the touch of the braided twine!

  19. Love the way you colored these yummy veggies!


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