Friday, June 22, 2012

June Blog Hop Day 4: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps...MFPS

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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 (TODAY!)

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.

Here's a look at June's Stamp Release Sets:

Today we are featuring the SILLY SHELLS stamp set:
Silly Shells
Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps
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Here are 2 projects I made using this stamp set:
Project # 271 of this year
MFPS June #18
Project # 272 of this year
MFPS June #19
Both of these are Mini Cards which measure 4" x 4" using SILLY SHELLS for both the images and sentiments. Each of the images are colored using chalks. I love the soft feel of coloring with chalks. White tulle was added to the boat card. 

Project # 290 of this year
MFPS June #21

And here is my Cricut creations using Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps sentiment stamps from the SILLY SHELLS stamp set. To see how to make one of these Post-It Note holders, see yesterday's post by clicking HERE. All of the measurements are there for you with another example of one I made. I'm making 4 of these so we can give them to the 4 ladies who work in our apartment office. They are always so nice!

For this particular project I used Cricut cart CROCS RULE and cut the Croc wearing a bathing suit @ 3 1/2" and added some googlie eyes. The Sun is from Cricut cart DOODLECHARMS p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with Shadow feature. The clouds are from Cricut cart CREATE A CRITTER p. 52 and cut @ 1" and again @ 1/2". The grass is also cut from CREATE A CRITTER p. 45 cut @ 1" and again at 1/2". The sentiment matting is cut using Cricut cart ELEGANT EDGES "Butterfly2" p. 51 Oblong & Shadow features cut @ 3 1/2" and ran through Cuttlebug with "Seeing Spots" embossing folder. It's also inked around the edges with Tea Dye ink.

Our daughter used to make jewelry when she was in high school (over 4 years ago), and she's had this box full of beads and metal, charms and wire... just sitting there. So she brought it over and said maybe I could use some of it to add to my cards. Yes! Party time! 

I love Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps sets. I love the images and the sentiments. I hope I inspired you this week to make a few purchases and create some awesome projects using these stamps. It's fun to use the stamped images and color them with chalks. It's also fun to use my Cricut along with MFPS sentiment stamps. Don't ever limit yourself. This is ART. Explore. Create. :)

You can shop MFPS by clicking HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really appreciate all of you who visit me, leave me comments and are followers. This was the last day of our June Release Blog Hop, but you can still come by and visit me now and then to see more projects! Smiles :) Janis
Here is a list of everyone in the hop:


  1. Love the post it note holder this one is so cute! I wish I was one of the four ladies working in the apartment office! Great job on the cards as well!

  2. Such wonderful projects! I love the post-it note's gives me some ideas!

  3. Love that first card and the sentiment works with your post it holder!

  4. Awesome projects; especially the 1st card-very masculine. Thanks for sharing

  5. Super projects, Janis. Party time.....Ha Have fun with the 'gift' from your daughter. I know you will.

  6. Terrific cards and the post it note holder card is great idea.
    stamping sue

  7. Three great projects -- love the post it note holder with the cute alligator!

  8. how fun...I love that you made another post it holder...great job...

  9. Wonderful creations. Especially like the way you added/tied the ribbon on the one card. I like all things sea shell. Have a sea shell collection in my master bathroom. Wallpaper theme of master bathroom is beach/sand castles/sea shells.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. Great cards. The shading on the first one is awesome.

  11. What wonderful creations! Great job.

  12. 3 great cards-I love the cricut creation

  13. Awesome cards. I love your little alligator card! So adorable!

  14. very pretty I to like the alligator that to cute
    thank for showing

  15. Lovely cards and fun alligator note pad holder.

  16. Janis--wonderful cards and post it note project! TFS

  17. Janis - fabulous and so creative! Cutest alligator too!