Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mushroom Selections - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
March Blog Hop
 We're a little late this month due to delivery of our new stamps. 
But we made it before the end of the month so let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured March 31
Gardenia
Featured April 01
Pirates
Featured April 02
Pirates 2
Featured April 03
Mushroom 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 winner will be announced on April 4, 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 April 3, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.
It's the last day of the March blog hop and here we are with some fun mushrooms.  I had a hoot coloring them and when I was finished, I couldn't resist adding a load of glitter!  Reddish-pinkish-salmon mushrooms deserve sparkle, don't they?  The mini set called Mushroom Selections has images only, so I snagged a sentiment from Amaryllis Definition.  The mention of sparkle was just perfect!  Thanks for coming by and I hope your day sparkles.

Let's finish up with the hop.    Here are the links for the Design Team:

Lois PatPam McPam T JaneJanineMarilynnSueToniKarenSandy
VickieShirley and the MFP Stamp Shop .

Details - Stamps: Mushroom Selections (MFP), Amaryllis Definition (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Early Espresso, Poppy Parade; Ink: Rich Cocoa; Accessories: Square Lattice embossing folder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, glue pen, Copic Markers, corner chomper, stampin' dimensionals.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pirates 2 - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
March Blog Hop
 We're a little late this month due to delivery of our new stamps. 
But we made it before the end of the month so let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured March 31
Gardenia
Featured April 01
Pirates
Featured April 02
Pirates 2
Featured April 03
Mushroom 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 winner will be announced on April 4, 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 April 3, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.
Pirates?  It's no April Fools joke.  Oh yes!  It's Day 2 of pirate fun!!  This is my rendition of the Jolly Roger, made with the same wood grain designer paper from yesterday. It got such rave reviews that I couldn't resist.  This flag has oodles of dimension.  It's rumpled and crumpled with thick twine knotted through the eyelets.  Some of the dimensional adhesive is stacked three layers high.  There will be no regular envelope here.  Fun stuff!  

Let's get on with the hop!  Here are the links for the Design Team
 Lois PatPam McPam T JaneJanineMarilynnSueToniKarenSandyVickieShirley and the MFP Stamp Shop .

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

Details: Stamps: Pirates 2 (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), MME Dolled Up dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Jumbo eyelets, twine, stampin' dimensionals, Concept Marker Black, Prismacolor Marker Pale Peach, Touch Twin Cool Gray.

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

Hello Crafty Friends!  I'm back with April's More Than One Score challenge and a tutorial.  April's challenge has a theme of spring and/or flowers.  We have had an early spring this year and it has been abnormally warm and dry.  Many of our flowers and trees are blooming early and inspired my card today.  Today's card is a fun pop-up card*!
 For this project, you will need:

  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Tape
  • Scor-Mat
  • 4 1/4" x 11" piece of paper for card base
  • 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of acetate for pop-up tag
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Flower and word dies, leaf punch
  • Additional card stock for flower and sentiment
  • Liquid and dimensional adhesives
  • Embellishments as desired (ribbon and button)
  • Stamps and ink
Place the 4 1/4" x 11" piece of designer paper in the Scor-Pal with the 11" side of the paper against the top fence.  Score the paper at 1", 2 3/4", 3 3/4", 5 1/2", 7 1/4", 8 1/4" and 10".  

Flip the designer paper over and find the scored line at 5 1/2".  With a ruler and a pencil, mark 5/8" from the top and bottom.  
Insert your Scor-Mat into your Scor-Pal.  With your craft knife, trim away an opening between the two marks on the 5 1/2" score line.
Burnish, or crease, all of the scored lines you made in the first step.  You will see the base of the pop-up card starting to take shape.
Line the first and last 1" segments of the designer paper with Scor-Tape, as shown.
Create your pop-up tag on the 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of acetate.  Card stock would also work for creating the pop-up tag.  Insert the tag through cut out opening from the top of the card base.
Remove the adhesive backing from the Scor-Tape from one of the 1" segments and secure your tag, making certain that your tag is centered in the opening and lined up with the bottom of the card base.  Remove the adhesive backing from the other 1" segment and secure it to the tag and the first 1" segment, creating the bottom of the pop-up card base.
 The pop-up card will now sit upright and you can embellish the card base as desired.
 Also, the pop-up card base folds down flat and will fit nicely into an envelope.
This concludes my Pop-Up card tutorial made especially for the April edition of the Scor-Pal More Than Once Score challenge.  

Happy Scoring!

Details - Stamps: It's Your Birthday (SU); Paper: Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch dp, Garden Green, Snow Storm Smooth White (MFP), acetate; Ink: Garden Green; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Mat, Scor-Tape, craft knife, ruler, Sissix  Daisies #2, Memory Box Happy Script die, Blossom Petals Builder punch, Crystal Effects, Stampin' dimensionals, white taffeta ribbon, random yellow button.  

*Pop-up card tutorial courtesy of Splitcoaststampers.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pirates - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
March Blog Hop
 We're a little late this month due to delivery of our new stamps. 
But we made it before the end of the month so let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured March 31
Gardenia
Featured April 01
Pirates
Featured April 02
Pirates 2
Featured April 03
Mushroom 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 winner will be announced on April 4, 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 April 3, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.
Argh!!  Pirates!!  That is what we have for you today.  It's my Spring Break so I enlisted the help of my 8 year old with colors on my card today.  She was certain that the pirate's tank top should be dirty so we looked for a beige/brown color until we found just the one she was looking for.  Of course, she picked red for his cap.  I added a couple of red accents to match.  Wood grain, like ships planks also worked into my card. We have a little over six months until Talk Like A Pirate Day (September 9th) so you can have plenty of pirate cards ready! Avast!  Ye can learn more about pirate speak 'ere!

Let's get started on today's hop!  Here are the links for the Design Team:

Lois PatPam McPamT JaneJanineMarilynnSueToniKarenSandyVickieShirley and the MFP Stamp Shop .

Enjoy the hop and come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

Details - Stamps: Pirates (MFP); Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Textured Vanilla, MME Dolled Up dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Real Red, River Rock, Crumb Cake; Accessories: paper snips, MME edge distresser, sponge dauber, red satin ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, Copic, Touch Twin and Chamelon Markers, Copic Multiliner.  

Monday, March 30, 2015

Gardenia - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
March Blog Hop
 We're a little late this month due to delivery of our new stamps. 
But we made it before the end of the month so let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured March 31
Gardenia
Featured April 01
Pirates
Featured April 02
Pirates 2
Featured April 03
Mushroom 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 winner will be announced on April 4, 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 April 3, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.
Hello Friends!  It  seems like forever since we have had new MFP stamps.  We are starting this month's hop off in a big way with a new floral.  I love floral images and this set called Gardenia has some gorgeous blooms.  I stamped and embossed my top layer and proceeded to paint my bleach into the flowers.  I wish I hadn't painted my leaves with bleach as well.  It just took a couple of trials to get the leaves colored correctly.  

Let's get started with today's hop.  Here are the links for  the DesignTeam:
Lois PatPamMcPamT JaneJanineMarilynnSueToniKarenSandyVickieShirley and the MFP Stamp Shop .

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

Details - Stamps: Gardenia (MFP); Paper: Pink Pirouette, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla; Ink: Encore Gold ink; Accessories: Gold embossing powder, heat tool, bleach, Copic & Touch Twin markers; paper piercer, gold cording, Scor-tape.  

Friends and Under Sea Adventures (03/30/15)

Happy Monday!  It's a good day indeed.  Today marks the first day of my Spring Break and a new Friends of Speedy TV challenge.  This week's challenge has a theme of "under the sea".  I couldn't help but sing the Disney tune from The Little Mermaid while I made my card.  I was also quite pleased with myself for working in a couple of leftover triangle pieces from the challenge two weeks ago.  For me, this card is definitely a belated birthday card.  It seems I need them more often than I should as a card maker.  I don't have the excuse that I can't to the store...I am apparently just too lazy to walk to the mailbox!  I used two MFP sets to create this card. I nabbed the crab from Oh, Crab and the seaweed and sentiment from Shello.

One more reason that this week is going to be wonderful is that MFP Stamp Shop is releasing new sets!  Hooray, you will want to come on back everyday this week to see the new images.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Details - Stamps: Shello (MFP), Oh Crab (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), MME Dolled Up dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic and Touch Twin Markers, stampin' dimensionals, Tiny Bubbles embossing folder.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Friends and Triangles and Numbers

Hello and happy Tuesday!  I have a couple of cards to share with you.  This first card was for the Friends of Speedy TV challenge to create a triangle card.  I really like that I was able to allow my gladiolas to extend over the top side of the triangle.  I used a little faux stitching to add some interest.  I stamped my butterfly once on paper and then a second time on acetate.  Then, I pressed my acetate onto my paper and came up with  a mirror image butterfly for the opposite side of the flower.  I did have to trace over the lines of the mirror image butterfly so it would be as dark as the original.  The gladiolas were really fun to color and then I added the white centers back in with a gel pen.  The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the same set, Glad Glads.

This card was for another Friends of Speedy TV challenge to create a card with numbers.  This challenge had perfect timing in that my daughter had a party to attend and we could personalize the card for the birthday girl.  I borrowed a sketch from the Sweet Sunday sketch challenge.  The sketch had the perfect place for the number!  I added a couple of mice (from Yikes a Mouse) to look at the message and gave the little mouse a lift on a mushroom (from Fairies) .  I bent my Happy Birthday sentiment from Out of Time around in a semi-circle on my block and then stamped on my circle layer.



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Be sure to pop in next week as there are new stamps coming from MFP Stamp Shop!

Details - Triangle Glads - Stamps: Glad Glads (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), MME Dolled Up dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Multiliner, Copic Markers, paper snips.  Mouse Birthday - Stamps: Yikes a Mouse (MFP), Fairies (MFP), Out of Time (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Pear Pizzazz, Going Gray, Blushing Bride, SU dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray, Versafine White; Accessories: Seeing Spots embossing folder, Memory Box Typewriter Numbers die, Kaisercraft rhinestones, baby brayer, glue pen, corner chomper, paper snips, stampin' dimensionals, Copic Markers, Touch Twin Markers, Copic Multiliner.