Thursday, 13 June 2013

MFP June Blog Hop Day #4 - Classic Dad

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th
Need a Vacation

Featured June 12th
Fire Fighter
Featured June 13th 
Be Proud
Featured June 14th

Classic Dad

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 June 15,2013 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 June 14,2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"You Are an Angel"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

Today's set is perfect for any Dad in your life, especially if they love cars.  Its called "Classic Dad"

Since Father's Day is right around the corner I decided to make Father's Day cards.  Even so I love that there are lots of different sentiments to choose from in this set.  My husband and I have three dads between the two of us, which is lucky since there are three car images.  Here is what I came up with:

I decided to make gift card holders since our fathers are stereotypically hard to buy for, lol.  I decided to keep things fairly tonal (I think white and dark brown on kraft is the perfect combination), but I couldn't resist a pop of red on the white card.  I also couldn't resist the jute twine.  I was all set to use bakers twine in colours to match each card but in the end I decided that was too busy against the crackle background.  The crackle background is one of my favourites and it comes from a set that came out way back in October called Cracked Hello.  Click here to see my orignal post with that set.  

If you are enjoying these sets we are showing this week visit the Mark's Finest Papers store to get some for yourself.  In addition to these stamps they have lots of great sets along with tons of card making and crafting supplies.  

But, the fun is not over! Now that you've had a look at my contribution, you should hop over to the rest of the DT and see what they've come up with.  The MFP Senior DT is a very creative bunch and you won't be disappointed!  


While today is the last day of the hop, I'll have another post for you tomorrow with more Father's Day fun.  Of course on Saturdays fellow Senior DT teammate MariLynn and I try to offer you some cardmaking inspiration on MFP Speedy TV, and tomorrow its my turn to offer some new inspiration that I hope you will enjoy.  You can find my post here on my blog, or on the columns tab at MFP Speedy TV. I hope to see you then! :)


  1. Three great father day cards! Like that you embossed them each in a different color.
    stamping sue

  2. Cathy,
    Wow, three wonderful and lovely cards! I have to say my fav is the first one with the gold embossing!

  3. 3 lovely gift cards. I don't have Fathers day to do any more, even when I was working all the men wanted last minute Mothers Day cards but it appears the women were better organised! The set is great for Birthday's too!

  4. Great cards. I love the crackle background too. The white highlighting on the stamping of the kraft is fantastic.

  5. Fabulous cards! like how you used different color embossing on each card.
    stamping sue

  6. What great gift card holders for a guy! I like that you used the same background for all of them.

  7. All three cards are great. I really like the cracked background. The second one is my fav.

  8. Great set of dad cards! I like the crackle background.

  9. I love all the embossing you have on these really really great cards!!!

  10. Busy girl! Embossing the car was a grest touch. Fantastic cards.

  11. Everything about these is just right.....Lis

  12. All the cards are fantastic-but the gold embossed one is my fav!

  13. Absolutely love the gold crackled background.

  14. Nice, so nice! The crackle background is a great match here. I like the embossing and the subtle coloring too. I can see I need to get a new white gel pen!

  15. Now the embossing is just terrific! The cards look so classy!

  16. Gorgeous Father's Day cards! Love the cracked backgrounds!!!


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