Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Christmas in July - An MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop Day 2

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Christmas 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.) Try one of the 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on AUG. 15, 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 and posting pics of your projects is Friday Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois
I love it when you can take stamps that are not necessarily designed for Christmas and make them work on a Christmas card.  That's exactly what I did here with a set called Big Trees.  It's not a total stretch, but clearly when you look at the set...it's not for Christmas.  The sweet little birds that decorate my tree are from Christmas Selections.  If you have not seen this set, you should.  If you want to talk about bang for your buck, this is it.  There are 30 small images in this set.  Love!  Finally, I chose my sentiment to fit up in that corner.  The Happy Christmas sentiment comes from Poinsettia Blooms.  This particular kind of card, if you are unfamiliar, is called a center step card.  I find it marvelous for showing off solo images, like the big tree.

If you've been hopping along, go on to Vickie.  If not, you will want to start at the beginning.  Here's the Design Team:  JaneKarenKrenLois MarilynnPatSandySueToni

Enjoy the hop and come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner. Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Big Trees (MFP), Christmas Selections (MFP), Poinsettia Blooms (MFP); Paper: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Smooth White, Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty paper; Ink: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Accessories: Scor-Pal, paper snips, Copic & Touch Twin Markers, glue dots, Iridescent Ice ep, stampin' dimensionals.  

8 comments:

Lois said...

I love it, Toni! Step cards are one of my favorites, and this one really shows off those trees. Cute red birds and the pretty striped paper make this one a winner.

Kren Kurts said...

You ladies have the niftiest sets to work with. Those little cardinals are so adorable and look so perfect on that tree. TFS! kReN

stamping sue said...

Step cards are terrific! and this one is perfect!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Jane said...

Really great idea to use the tree stamp and the sweet little birds. Lovely!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Toni, This is beautiful and it is perfect for the Christmas in July theme!

Terri Winske said...

I really like what you did with the big trees stamp set. Your idea has made me think outside the box and I'm excited to try a step card. Love the soft green color you used, and the little birds add so much!

Vickie Y said...

Love your center step card!

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. I love your design and colours. The little birds really pop. I really do love this.