Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Animal Birthdays - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
May Blog Hop
Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured May 26
Tree Scene
Featured May 27
Animal Birthdays
Featured May 28
Pots and Vases
Featured May 29
Tree Scene Selections

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets.  Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win.  You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day.  The names are drawn randomly. The winners will be announced on May 30, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 Friday May 29, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.
Oh yeah, I couldn't resist!  These fun little owls just begged to be colored in a cute and sassy way!  Their sketchy design begged the doodled borders as well.  This fun animal birthday set also has a fox and a moose with which to play.  I originally colored three owls, but couldn't make my card sketch work with all three.  Instead, my daughter snagged it off my crafting desk for herself.  I'll probably see it tomorrow in the hands of one of her friends.  By the way, I used an older MFP Stamp Shop set in the background.  It's called Plywood.  

Let's get started!! Here's the Design Team:


Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the Hop and come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

Details - Stamps: Animal Birthdays (MFP), Plywood (MFP); Paper: Regal Rose, Taken With Teal, YoYo Yellow, Snow Storm Smooth (MFP); Ink: Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Accessories: Copic Multiliner, Copic Markers, Touch Twin Markers, stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Tree Scene - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
May Blog Hop
Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured May 26
Tree Scene
Featured May 27
Animal Birthdays
Featured May 28
Pots and Vases
Featured May 29
Tree Scene Selections

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets.  Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win.  You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day.  The names are drawn randomly. The winners will be announced on May 30, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 Friday May 29, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.
Hello and welcome to the MFP May Hop!  Oh boy, do we have some trees for you this week.  MFP has fabulous stamp sets for creating scenes and this one is no exception.  A sponged a band for my trees and then stamped them over the band.  I used a couple of markers to add a bit more color and then stamped my sentiment.  When you see the whole set, you will see that the Happy Birthday sentiment is stacked.  I used my craft and rubber scissors to do a little bit of elective surgery.  Another plus for photopolymer stamps is that you can align them very easily in their original orientation.  

Let's get started!! Here's the Design Team:


Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the hop and come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

Details - Stamps: Tree Scene (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP); Ink: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Brick Wall embossing folder, stampin' sponges, Touch Twin Markers.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Another Scor-Pal More Than One Score and a Pop-Up Card Tutorial

Hello Crafty Friends!  Here I am in May with another Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge.  This month's theme is Mother's Day.  We hope you create something for your mother or a special mother that you know.  Last month, I made a pop-up card and this month I have a different variation.  Today's card features a pop-up on the inside.  I promise that it is fun and easy.  Let's get started!
For this project, you will need:


  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Tape
  • Scor-Mat
  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of card stock for card base
  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of card stock for insert
  • Additional card stock for layers on card front
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Paper snips
  • Stamps and ink
  • Markers for coloring
  • Rhinestone embellishments


  • Place the 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" card stock for insert into the Scor-Pal with the 8 1/2" side of the card stock against the top fence.  Score at 4 1/4" and burnish the fold.  Your folded insert will now measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" when folded.
     Place your Scor-Mat into the Scor-Pal and place your card insert with the folded side against the fence.  Cut slits 5/8" down at 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2", 3", 3 1/2" and 4".
    Open the card insert, like a book, and lay flat.  Score at 3 5/8" and 4 7/8" at the each side of the slits, as shown.
     Push the slits inside the card insert and burnish folds again.
     Open card insert.  The slits are now pop-up tabs.  Apply Scor-Tape to the front side of the pop-up tabs.  The pop-ups are now ready for mounting.
    Remove adhesive backing from the Scor-Tape and adhere letters.  In order to obscure the negative space created by the pop-up tabs, adhere the insert to a separate card base.  To create a border, close insert and trim 1/16" from the sides and bottom of the insert.  Do not trim the fold.
     Decorate your card front as desired.
    This concludes my tutorial for the May 2015 More Than One Score Mother's Day challenge.  

    Happy Scoring!

    Details - Stamps: Messages For Mom (SU), Flutter By (Lawn Fawn); Paper: Melon Mambo (SU), Black Licorice (MFT), Snow Storm Smooth (MFP); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Mat, Scor-Tape, craft knife, paper snips, ruler, Recollection rhinestones, Copic Markers

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Small Flowers - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop

    Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
    April Blog Hop
    Let's get started!!!!
    This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
    Featured April 28
    Paper Doll Sophia
    Featured April 29
    Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go
    Featured April 30
    Big Trees
    Featured May 1
    Small Flowers

    Please Hop along with us.  You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win!  You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day. The names are drawn randomly. The winners will be announced on May 2, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 Friday May 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.
    Oh hey!  I'm so glad you are here.  I'm the sucker for flowers and look what MFP just came out with...Small Flowers!  Mmmmm, flowers are the best.  These flowers were embossed on vellum and then colored with alcohol markers on the back side.  Sound easy?  You bet it is.  Like the rest of the sets this month, Small Flowers is without a sentiment.  I delved into my marvelous MFP stash and found the perfect script-y sentiment in Glad Glads.  

    If you are just joining the hop, you will want to go back to the beginning.  If not, cruise on over to see what Vickie has in store.  Here's the Design Team:
    Thanks for stopping by!  This is the last day of the MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop but  you still have a bit of time left for commenting.

    Details - Stamps: Small Flowers (MFP), Glad Glads (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Vellum (MFP); Ink: Versamark, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: White embossing powder, heat tool, Copic Markers, mat pack, piercing tool, stampin' dimensionals, Scor-Tape. 

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Big Trees - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop

    Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
    April Blog Hop
    Let's get started!!!!
    This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
    Featured April 28
    Paper Doll Sophia
    Featured April 29
    Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go
    Featured April 30
    Big Trees
    Featured May 1
    Small Flowers

    Please Hop along with us.  You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win!  You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day. The names are drawn randomly. The winners will be announced on May 2, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 Friday May 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.
    Big Trees is the next featured set and it gives us wonderful foliage with which to work!  I chose the largest image, an evergreen of some sort!  I wanted it to stand there in all its glory so I designed in a clean and simple fashion.  (No surprise if you have been here before).  This set also has images only and no sentiments.  I pulled my sentiment from an older set called Now Showing.  A few gems and some patterned paper finish off my offering for today.

    If you are just joining here, you will want to go back to the beginning of the hop.  If not, continue on for some more wonderful trees.  Let's get started !!  Here's the Design Team:
    Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop and come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

    Details - Stamps: Big Trees (MFP), Now Showing (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Mellow Moss, MME Boy Crazy dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, London Fog; Accessories: post-its, sponge daubers, Copic & Touch Twin Markers, Recollection rhinestones, stampin' dimensionals. 

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop

    Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
    April Blog Hop
    Let's get started!!!!
    This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
    Featured April 28
    Paper Doll Sophia
    Featured April 29
    Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go
    Featured April 30
    Big Trees
    Featured May 1
    Small Flowers

    Please Hop along with us.  You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win!  You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day. The names are drawn randomly. The winners will be announced on May 2, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 Friday May 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.
    Today, we are featuring the new Sophia's outfits in a set called Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go!  With an adjusted hemline and a little creative "embroidery", I took Sophia to "Space . . . the Final Frontier" so that she can "boldly go where no man has gone before".  Of course, I had a little help from the MFP set called Space Fun, too!

    If you are just starting the hop, you will want to get back to the beginning.  Let's get started !!  Here's the Design Team:
    Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop and come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

    Details:   Stamps: Paper Doll Sophia (MFP), Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go (MFP), Space Fun; Paper: Basic Gray, Snow Storm Smooth (MFP); Ink: Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Versafine White; Accessories: White embossing powder, clear embossing powder, heat tool, paper snips, Copic & Touch Twin Markers, Copic multiliner, stampin' dimensionals, two way glue pen.  

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    Paper Doll Sophia - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop

    Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
    April Blog Hop
    Let's get started!!!!
    This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
    Featured April 28
    Paper Doll Sophia
    Featured April 29
    Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go
    Featured April 30
    Big Trees
    Featured May 1
    Small Flowers

    Please Hop along with us.  You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win!  You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day. The names are drawn randomly. The winners will be announced on May 2, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 Friday May 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

    We have more paper dolls!  Today, we get to introduce Sophia!  Isn't she lovely?  I have framed and hung Ms. Sophia on the wall.  Can you see the texture on my card?  Since Sophia comes with a couple outfits, she doesn't have any sentiments.  (There is only so much room in a 4" x 6" stamp set!).  I reached back to a previously released set called Tree Frogs for a sentiment to go with my picture idea.  Are you ready to see what the rest of the team has done?  If you are just joining here, you will want to go back to the start of the hop to see everything.  

    Let's get started !!  Here's the Design Team:
    Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop and come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

    Details - Stamps: Paper Doll Sophia (MFP); Paper: Lovely Lilac, Brushed Gold, Snow Storm Smooth (MFP); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Canvas & Linen Impression plate (PTI), Rounded Rectangle die (Verve), Rounded Scallop Frame Die (Verve), mini brad, Linen thread, Scor-Tape, Copic & Touch Twin Markers.