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.

Friends No More (Insert Sad Face)

You may heard that Friends of Speedy TV challenge on MFPSpeedyTV is no longer.  It's a sad occasion for me as I have been on the team since October of 2011.  Don't be afraid, you will still be seeing my favorite MFP Stamp Shop images and new releases as well.  This "batty" card was for the last Friends of Speedy TV challenge to create a card featuring a "creature of the night".  I had to have a little fun with it!

 This card with my cow peeking through was the the Friends of Speedy TV challenge to create a Tri-Fold card.  I opted for the tri-fold called Cami's Tri-fold.  It's not a difficult as you might think.  You should give it a try!  My card is secured closed with the ribbon and adds just a touch more fun!

 Here you can see my tri-fold card open and see how I carried the caramel colored gingham from the outside to the inside of the card.  I just love this sentiment!!

This last card was from a Friends of Speedy TV challenge to create a card with spring colors.  Bright yellows and greens herald Spring for me.  You should have seen all my dandelions and now the buttercups that have spread like wildfire in my pasture!  This card I turned into a birthday card for one of my best friends.  As is customary with her, I wrote my message on a post it note so that she could use my card again!  Am I the only crafter who has friends who like this?

Thanks for stopping by!  More MFP Stamp Shop on the way, so stay tuned!

Details - Batty - Stamps: I'm Going Batty (MFP), You May Bow (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede; Accessories: Spackling Tape, Copic & Touch Twin Markers, heart shaped post it notes, Brown Copic Multiliner.  What's Moo? - Stamps: Country Charm (MFP); Paper: Black Licorice (MFT), Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), My Reflections dp (CTMH); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, glue pen, tab punch (SU retired), 1/8" circle punch, corner chomper, Scor Pal, Scor-Tape, caramel gingham, Copic Markers. Spring Birthday - Stamps: Birds and Trees (MFP), Garden Art (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Creamy Caramel, Gable Green; Ink: Rich Cocoa; Accessories: Brown Copic Multiliner, Copic Markers, Tin Type Impression Plate (PTI), corner chomper.

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.