Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I'm In Stitches - Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
                        June Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I'm In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21
Silly Shells Featured June 22
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 23, 2012 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 22, 2012.


This sample for today was inspired by my daughter's kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Williams!!!  When I saw the measuring tape in this new set, I knew a teacher card was coming.  To make the measuring tape look like an authentic ruler, I had to find some paper that looked like wood grain.  I clear embossed the measuring tape and then sponged over the whole image to show the numbers and the 1/8th inch markings.    I finished off my card with some die cut letters and a heart punch.  Did I mention that I have been die cutting for the classroom all year.  Mrs. Williams and the teacher's aide had been tracing and hand cutting shapes for years!

I had to make another card when I saw this sentiment!  Those fabulous chipboard buttons and lace trim have been keeping my company at my desk for some time now.  The Sew..What's New? sentiment and the faux stitching with a simple little sketch is exactly what they have been waiting for.

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to head over to Tangii's blog to see what treasure she has today!

Card 1 Details - Stamps: I'm In Stitches (MFP); Paper: Early Espresso, DCWV dp, Everyday Enchantment dsp; Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso, Accessories: clear ep, heat tool, Many Thanks sizzlit die, small heart punch, Piercabilities Pinking Border, corner chomper, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensional.

Card 2 Details - Stamps: I'm In Stitches (MFP); Paper: Sweet Tooth White, Klutz dp; Ink: London Fog, Basic Gray; Accessories: Chipboard buttons, lavender lace, white embroidery floss, stampin' dimensionals, scor-tape, embossed curve border punch. 

27 comments:

kurtskd said...

Really cute cards. I love the thank you card! I like how you did the measuring tape sponging.

Bonnie aka raduse said...

I love both of these cards. Really love how the rulers turned out.

Vicky Gould said...

What awesome cards; both so creative!

Lois said...

Love that thank-you card. Matting the tape measures really shows them off nicely. And your second card is so pretty with the purple color (one of my favorites) and buttons.

Benzi said...

Toni, I love the first card...so realistic. I am sure teacher loves it. That is great wood grain paper, too.
The second card is so pretty and the chipboard buttons and pretty lace are fab. It is great to get to use something that has been longing to be put to good use, isn't it? :-)

Janis said...

VERY cool cards! I love the broken measuring tape with the THANKS on the top one with the heart. And I love the purple lace ribbon and buttons on the bottom one. :) Janis

Katie said...

sew fun...heehee...great job on the cards...loving the 2nd project.. I love purple

Pat Garvin said...

LOve the rulers. The purple card looks marvelous.

Tammylee said...

Both cards are great love the rulers!

stamping sue said...

your teacher card is Terrific and the lavender card is sew perfect.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

maryr917 said...

I love both your cards Toni-the first one where you made the measurign tape to look like a ruler is fabulous-I am sure the teacher loved it
The 2nd card is dressed up beautifully

Lagene said...

Great cards! I think your "pinked" measuring tapes are so cleaver!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Sew nice. I like the split rulers & lace with buttons. Wish I knew how to sew. My mother was a wonderful seamstress. I took Home Ec sewing in high school.
Had jury duty summons today. 25 people were selected. I was left in remaining 28 group and after waiting for some time we were told we were not needed & could leave.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sue D said...

Wonderful teacher card--the measuring tape turned ruler is perfect.
Your second card is so pretty with the lace.

MariLynn said...

These are so creative. I especially love the ruler card. I'll have to tuck that away in my memory. PS. You text behaved on your post today. I can read it with no problems with it running off to the right. Go figure. I bet you didn't do anything different. I hope you have a blessed day.

Designing with Debbie said...

Great job on both cards. Love the color technique on the ruler card.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Toni, these cards are fab! I love the rulers and the buttons with the sentiments. Great job!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, very pretty cards. But I have to say I really love the second card with the lavender colors and I've never been a lavender fan. But - it's really lovely!!

Janine said...

Great cards - teacher one is great!

Georgei said...

very pretty like very much the frist one
but they are all very pretty

Thrifty Stamper said...

I love both cards! I like how you focus upon the sayings!

Elizabeth Hart said...

So clever - I would have never thought to use the tape measure that way - ingenious!

Teresa Sue Jones said...

Your Thank You card is so cute, Love it. But I fell for the sew what's new....the colors, lace and buttons...oh so cute! Thank You

Jo4Him said...

Great cards, especially the 2nd one. Thanks for sharing

NancyK said...

Wow - what great cards using this set.

Cynthia said...

I REALLY like your first design, Toni. Very fresh and clean.

JennyH said...

Great cards, love the purple and clever sentiment : )