Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper & Stamps HC - Blog Hop Day 2 - In Tents

May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured May 14th
Marsh Birds

Featured May 15th
In Tents
Featured May 16th

Space Fun
Featured May 17th

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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 May 18,2013 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 May 17,2013.

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

"Marsh Silhouettes"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Lilly of the Valley"

Today's featured stamp set is such a cute set with loads of possibilities!  I used the "side step" fold to create this little camping scene! Even though I had not tried this fold before it turned out to be easy and fun to create!  I just had to add this sentiment as it cracks me up! I wanted to add the campfire to the scene, so I placed a moon with clouds above the tent instead of a sun although IRL we have had a campfire going on many cold mornings WITH the sun shining!

Next up we have my "Different ways to use a stamp" segment:  
I am still behind in my Christmas/Winter cards so I thought I would create a winter scene with the tree image.  I have left off the sentiment until I know whether this needs to be a  "winter wishes" or "Christmas" card.  I think it would do nicely for either one.

I added a little bling to each tree although it's difficult to see on the tree at the left.  I thought a pop of red would be fun so I added a Cardinal from, "Christmas Selections".

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win today's release!   I hope you will stop by my teammates blogs for some fabulous inspiration!

Camping Card:  Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - In Tents.  Paper: ATD Great Outdoors, Chocolate Chip, images colored on MFP a HC 140 lb Premium White. Acess: MFT Die-namics - Flat Bottom Clouds, Fiskars circle punch.

Winter Card: Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - In Tents, Christmas Selections.  Paper DCWV Arctic Wishes.  Access: Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles, Paper Studio Spiral. Hobby Lobby Ribbon.


  1. Your side step card is just amazing. I love this scene. And you are so clever to turn those pine trees into snowy winter trees!

  2. Two great cards - I ma never good with the side step ones but you have made it look super. I also love your little bird in the winter trees.

  3. Wow both card are amazing. And it so funny because I was going for a Christmas look with this stamp set. But I need some more special tools. I just love your Christmas card. TFS AJ-

  4. Stunning cards. I love your step card scene and the snow scene is totally brilliant.

  5. Angie, I am loving your side step cards and the great scene you make. I like how you made the second one into a wintry card, that was a great idea.

  6. I just adore both of your cards and am envious of you girls making the sidestep cards. I think I am going to have to give it a go again. Also, the second with the cardinal is awesome.

  7. Angie--love the side step card! Just adorable. How creative to make a Christmas themed card too! I never would have thought about doing that! TFS

  8. Both cards are fabulous, but the step card is absolutely amazing!!!

  9. Your side step card is great. Those trees look great with a winter approach to them. You have a good eye!

    Come and see what I've done lately!

  10. I am loving all the side step cards I have seen with this set and yours is fabulous!!! Great idea to use this for a winter scene also. Lovely cards.

  11. Wonderful side step...step cards seem to be very popular with this set and I can see why!!! Wonderful winter card too!

  12. Angie,
    Your side step card is wonderful and adorable. And, the sign looks perfect! Your second card is lovely and elegant - and will be perfect for either winter wishes or Christmas.

  13. Making a side step card with this set seems to be the popular idea! I love yours with the moon and the clouds. I also really like your thinking outside the box with your winter card! Great job!

  14. Great fold for your camping card and pretty Winter card.

  15. Angie, great work! I don't know why I didn't think of a side step card. It really is perfect for displaying all of the great coordinated images in the set. Also, I think your winter scene is very clever coming for a summer set!

  16. Wow two great looking cards...
    The step card is wonderful!
    The snow covered tree scene is fantastic.
    well done

  17. Great cards-the winter scene just shows how to use the stamp set in a totally different setting.

  18. oooooooo mega PRETTY cards! All that fussy cutting helped to create some real amazing scenes!!!!

  19. That camp card is awesome! So fun!

  20. Very enjoyable cards. Love the camp scene the best.

  21. These are both great examples! Love your winter take on it.


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