Wednesday, July 18, 2012

MFPS July Stamp Release... Day 2: WILD & FREE

Cricut Cardz Challenge #112... HERE

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers & Stamp, a Heinrich Company's

This month's stamp releases are:
ASIAN DELIGHTS Featured July 17
WILD & FREE Featured July 18 (that's today!)
GARDEN ART Featured July 19
HOT & SPICY Featured July 20

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 because 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 MFPS Blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11pm EST on Friday, July 20, 2012.

Here's what I want to show you using today's Featured Stamp Set WILD & FREE:

Project # 314 of this year
MFPS July #6
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Both sentiment stamps and both image stamps from the WILD & FREE MFPS Stamp set
  • Image background Chalked
For my 2nd card which is one of the FEATURED Cards today on Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps Blog (Yeah!), I have created a FUN FOLD CARD: PAPER BAG CARD.

Project #325 of this year
MFPS July #12

  • Yellow Paper Bag base measures 4 5/8" wide x 8 5/8" tall x 2 2/7 when open & expanded
  • For the above photo here are the details:
    • LACY LABELS (Cricut Lite Cartridge) "Asian" tag cut @ 3 1/2" with shadow feature
    • BE WILD & FREE (MFPS) Tree stamp and Rhino stamp
    • Background chalked
    • Recollections rhintestones on side
    • Background papers cut @
      • Black 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"
      • Pink Animal Print (from Recollections ALL GIRL) 2 5/8" x 4 1/8"
      • Black 1" x 4 1/4"
      • Pink Animal Print 7/8" x 4 1/8" 

  • Left Panel:
    • Black 2 1/2" x 4 1/4"
    • Pink Animal Print 2 3/8" x 4 1/8"
    • Black 2" x 3 3/4"
    • White 1 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Right Panel:
    • Black 4 1/8" x 4 1/4"
    • Pink Animal Print 4: x 4 1/8"
    • Black 3 1/2" x 3 3/4"
    • White 3 3/8" x 3 5/8"

  • Right panel:
    • Black 1" x 4 1/4"
    • Pink Animal Print 7/8" x 4 1/8" 
  • Middle panel:
    • Black 2 1/4" x 4 1/4"
    • Pink Animal Print 2 1/8" x 4 1/8"
    • LACY LABELS "Asian" tag cut @ 3" with shadow feature
    • BE WILD & FREE (MFPS) Giraffe stamp
    • Tag background is chalked
  • Right Panel:
    • See all measurements listed under the picture previous to this one

  • LACY LABELS "Heart 2" tag cut @ 4 1/4" with shadow feature
  • BE WILD & FREE (MFPS) Tree, Rhino, and Sentiment stamp
  • Background of tag is chalked
  • White Heart Eyelet added using Crop-a-dile
  • Ribbon from stash

  • Lastly, a photo of just the tag so you may be able to see it better.

Here's a list of the Senior Design Team. Hope you'll have a chance to visit them and see their creative projects! There is so much inspiration in this group! I love it!

Thanks for stopping by. See you all tomorrow for another brand new stamp set we will be featuring!
:) Janis

Silhouette Paper Bag Card entered into these challenges:
  • Here Come the Boys - 2W, 3E, cards only, must be masculine - (2nd week) Tag on a Card (ends 21st July)
  • Cheerful Stamp Pad - 2WJFFmixed media - (2nd week) Silhouettes (ends 22nd July)
  • Ooh La La Creations - 2W, SIO - (2nd week) Whiskers (ends 22nd July) 


  1. Wowzers!! You had fun with this set. Love what you've done with it.

  2. Janis--these cards are wonderful! I especially like the fancy fold paper bag card that you made!!! I've never seen this type of card before, but it's fabulous!!! Great job with this set! TFS

  3. This is just amazing...and I love your soft backgrounds!

  4. Well both of your creations are pretty. I love how you blended the soft colors on your first card. I like that you went beyond an A2 card for your second. All very pretty. TFS AJ~

  5. Very creative paper bag card -- you could write all sorts of messages on this. Good job!!!

  6. WOW! your chalk color card is like a beautiful sunset and that paper bag card is just terrific.
    stamping sue

  7. Wonderful creations, Janis, and your chalking is great. I can tell you enjoyed this set.

  8. Love the chalking and that paper bag card.

  9. What a fab card, thanks for your entry to the Here Come the Boys challenge, good luck Mandz DT @HCTB x

  10. Great creations. Your chalk bg is so dreamy looking.

  11. love the fun fold card Janis-bright and cheery and a fab design

  12. Great chalked background and that paper bag card is cool.

  13. Especially like the paper bag creation. I have brown bags & white bags but not seem yellow bags. Is the yellow bag a gift bag of sorts? Wild about this stamp set. Wonderful creations. On my bucket list is to go on an African Safari. I used Be Wild & Free for the Simple Salutations Ch#3 Tree and used 2 inks to color it. It's like I'm part of the hop. You gals have such wonderful techniques for your creations.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  14. Whoa! Great scene you built and I love your paper bag card. Very creative!

  15. Love all of the eye-candy :) Great job on all of them.

  16. Janis, I've noticed that you have been doing more and more chalking and I love how it looks. May I ask how you are applying it? I have a large chalk palette, but can't seem to find the right way to apply it. I've used sponge tip applicators for the most part, but I am not happy with my results and yours look so beautiful.

    1. Hi, Denny! Chalking is so easy. I use a cotton ball when chalking large areas like the sky, grass or field, etc. I try to use a cotton ball with smaller areas, but sometimes need to clean up the lines with a "magic erase". For smaller areas I use a Q-tip. Sometimes I even use my finger. LOL Thanks for asking! Please let me know if you get this response. :)

  17. Great projects - paper bag card is great

  18. Janis,
    What awesome projects and your paper bag card is so wonderful - and thanks for sharing the information on this cool project!

  19. Janis,
    What awesome projects and your paper bag card is so wonderful - and thanks for sharing the information on this cool project!

  20. Awesome projects; the paper bag card is over the top! Love the color combo on the 1st card-very serene. Thanks for sharing

  21. oh wow I'm going to have to try that fold! I love your creations!

  22. this is so pretty! and perfect for our silhouette challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! thanks for participating! xo

  23. Super card! love all the folds and the scene too! Thanks for playing at Here COme The Boys! Woo x

  24. Great projects, and the layouts is wonderful!

  25. Great projects. Love your chalked background on the card.

  26. Brilliant projects! Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

  27. These are terrific what a super project I really love the wonderful theme, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
    Lorraine x

  28. Great cards - I love the paper bag fold card - very effective & great Silhouette images. Thanks for joining our challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!

  29. Love your paper bag fold, what a clever idea! Thanks for joining in the Here Come The Boys
    challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

  30. Love the chalk sky on the first card and what a great idea of the paper bag card. Thank YOU

  31. what a fabbie project, beautiful skies which really set off the silouhettes of the animals
    thanks for joining us at OLL

  32. Wow! Your shading is amazing on the first. Thanks for the instructions on how to make the second.

  33. What fun cards! I really like the images! (I'm from South Africa and those trees look familiar...LOL)
    Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!
    Hope you will join us again!

  34. I really like the silhouette image you used. Thanks so much for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.