Friday, 12 July 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #4 - Presents

Mark's Finest Papers July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:
 Featured July 9th - Lotus Blossoms
Featured July 10th - Shello 
Featured July 11th  - Be Virtuous 
Featured July 12th - Presents

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 July 13, 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 July 12, 2013.

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

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

Today's set is perfect for your Christmas creations, and believe me July is not too early!  Its called "Presents":

This set is really festive and fun, and I thought I would make two versions of the same card - one for Christmas and one for a birthday.

I really enjoyed this set!  But of course this isn't the only set Mark's Finest Papers offers.  You can find this month's sets along with many other beautiful sets at the Mark's Finest Papers Store.  In the meantime, why not have a look and see what the other design team members have to offer?  The lovely Toni is next on the hop, but if you haven't visited the other designers I really encourage you to visit everyone.  There is lots of inspiration to be had!  And don't forget, today is the last day of the hop but the fun isn't over! Tomorrow I will be contributing to the Get Inspired Column at MFP Speedy TV.  You can either visit there to view my post, or I will also be publishing my post here.  See you then!  :)


  1. Wow these are too cute. Love the pin. TFS AJ-

  2. Love your cards. Thanks for showing the two different versions.

  3. Lovely cards! Fabulous embellishments on both cards! Love the pretty berry DP on the gift on the first one!!! the black and yellow combo on the second card looks terrific too!

  4. These are beautiful Cathy! I love that you created both a Christmas and a birthday card. I really like how the sentiment you chose for the inside works for both occasions. I wouldn't have noticed that on my own.

  5. Beautiful cards-love your versatility in making two different types of cards with one set.

  6. Cathy--both of these cards are so pretty! Love them both! TFS

  7. Wow! great idea to do a christmas and a birthday. I am really liking how some of our designers did this idea. why didn't I think of it? lol!
    Fabulous cards.
    stamping sue

  8. I love your paper piecing of this image.

    Great job


  9. OMG your cards are stunning. The paper piecing is so fantastic.

  10. Fun and colourful cards - interesting to see the same sketch used with the same set on one blog!

  11. Cathy- both are awesome cards but the first one is just breathtaking-love it!

  12. Lovely cards Cathy!!! Love them both.

  13. Cathy, I am loving both of these cards. I love how you used the pins on the first one.

  14. Cathy your card on top is gorgeous and very elegant the second one is beautiful.

    greetings karin

  15. Cathy,
    Your cards are so pretty! I always love your use of twine - it always looks wonderful!

  16. Love your cards!Beautiful!!!

  17. Thanks for showing two versions!

  18. Cute cards; love the details. Thanks for sharing


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