Friday, 17 May 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #4 - Now Showing

Mark's Finest Papers May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Featured May 14th - Marsh Birds
Featured May 15th - In Tents
Featured May 16th - Space Fun
 Featured May 17th - Now Showing

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 May 18, 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 (12AM ATL) on Friday May 17, 2013.

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

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is
"Lily of the Valley"

Everybody loves movies!  For that reason this set is a great one to have in your stash.  Its called "Now Showing":

I thought this would be the perfect set to make a card holder with, expecially if you give a movie theatre gift card as a set.  My first card uses the set as intended:

For the second card I thought I would do something a bit more unexpected.  I really like the shapes of the sentiments in this set, and I found a free cartridge in the Cricut Craft Room that I didn't realize was there. Its called "Flower Shoppe" and it contains quite a few rolled flowers which I love!  I'm not sure if the cartridge will permanently be free so I may cut a whole bunch at once to use in future projects.   Using the set and a few of the flowers this is what I came up with:

As you can see this set can be quite versatile.  I'm glad I have this one in my stash! :)

I hope you enjoyed my cards, but the fun isn't over!  You still have all of the rest of Mark's Finest Papers Senior DT to visit!  There is lots of inspiration to be had....

And don't forget to visit the Mark's Finest Paper's Store, where you will find all of the May sets, and lots of other lovely sets.  There are also lots of supplies to go along with your stamps.  Why not click on over and have a look?

I hope you enjoyed this month's hop.  Stay tuned for some upcoming posts  as I will be talking about some other projects I've been working on.  See you soon! :)


  1. Great job-all your cards are wonderful!

  2. Your cards are really great, I love how you did the doodling on the one card and used the rhinestones.

  3. Awesome cards. Love the sewing on your first card. And great embossing on your last one and flower. TFS AJ-

  4. Love your use of the set - very creative. Need to check out the Cricut.

  5. Wonderful cards. like your creativity.
    stamping sue

  6. Great cards, love the border on the first. The second just shows how versatile the sets are.

  7. Thanks for showing the versatility of this set.

  8. Great job! Two lovely cards.

  9. Nice job. Love them all! TFS!


  10. Great cards! You made both into great holders for a GC or money! Love how you went a different way with your second card! Stunning!!! I do love the fun sentiments in this set!

  11. Love all the ways you used this set. It shows how versatile the stamps can be.

  12. Cathy, these both look really great! I think the sentiments in fun shapes are my favorite part of the set!

  13. Fabulous cards. You know I especially love the one with the rolled flowers!!! JUST GORGEOUS!!!

  14. Cathy,
    Your first card is adorable - and your doodling is awesome! Your second card is beautiful and the flowers are really lovely!

  15. Love the two very different cards you made with this set. the embossing and rolled flowers on your second card are so pretty!

  16. Cathy--both cards are wonderful! However, I love the 2nd one! TFS


Thanks so much for your comments! I read them all and appreciate every word! :)