Tuesday, August 14, 2012

MFPS August Stamp Release Hop... Day 1: LESSON LEARNED

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

This month's stamp releases are:
LESSON LEARNED Featured August 14 (that's today!)
BRING ON THE SUN Featured August 15 
TREE GREETINGS Featured August 16
OH, CRAB Featured August 17

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 August 18, 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, August 17, 2012.

Here's the first project I want to show you using today's Featured Stamp Set  LESSON LEARNED:

Project # 370 of this year
MFPS August #7
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Red mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Black mat cut @ 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Red plaid mat cut @ 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • MFPS "Lesson Learned" stamp set used for School Desk
  • School Desk colored with BIC markers and background is chalked
  • School Desk image was matted to fit black and red cardstock
  • "Welcome Back!" also from MFPS "Lesson Learned" stamp set
  • Black Craft yarn from stash
  • Shop MFPS stamp store & other goodies HERE
And here's the second project I want to show you using this stamp set: 

Project #382 of this year
MFPS August #13
  • A2 size card (front of card folded back onto itself to create Z-Fold or S-Fold type card
  • Blue mat cut @ 2 5/8" x 4 1/8" (twice: once for outside panel and once for inside panel)
  • Blue mat cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" (inside)
  • Pattern paper mat cut @ 2 1/2" x 4"  (twice: once for outside panel and once for inside panel)
  • Pattern paper mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4" (inside)
  • Pattern papers from DCWV Glitter Stack
  • CRICUT ALPHABET Dog p. 33 cut @ 3 1/2"
  • Inside sentiment mat BLUE cut @ 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Inside sentiment mat WHITE cut @ 2 1/8" x 3 1/8"
  • MFPS "Lesson Learned" stamp set used for both "I'm Sorry!" and "Lesson Learned" stamped sentiments

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
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  1. Janis--what great cards! I like your tartan plaid background paper on the first card, and of course I like the puppy dog card! TFS

  2. I love the tartan on the first card and the second card is just so cute.

  3. Love that first card...perfect background....second is a cutie!

  4. Love the plaid in the first card.. I love love love that you went away from school on the 2nd card to show some versatility! Its so PERFECT!

  5. That red plaid is poppin'...love it! That puppy is a cutie patootie...so fun.

  6. Super projects. I LOVE the red plaid on the first one.

  7. I am with Lois! Love the plaid..so classic.

  8. What cute cards!! I love the plaid paper!!

  9. two good cards. like, like, like the plaid pattern paper. folded cards are the best.
    stamping sue

  10. The plaid makes me think of school uniforms! Cute Sorry card!

  11. Really cute back to school card.
    the plaid is great

  12. too cute! love the doggie sorry card!!
    hugs & blessings

  13. Cute card! Love all the details!

  14. Really sweet and cute cards!!!

  15. Especially like the plaid paper. Cute dog card.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  16. Janis,
    Both of your cards are very adorable. The DP for the school desk looks so perfect. And, it reminds me of my school uniforms for grade school - the skirts were a similar plaid. Your "sorry" card is adorable as well with the very, very cute puppy. Awesome job!!

  17. Janis,
    Both of your cards are very adorable. The DP for the school desk looks so perfect. And, it reminds me of my school uniforms for grade school - the skirts were a similar plaid. Your "sorry" card is adorable as well with the very, very cute puppy. Awesome job!!

  18. Of course, I always love anything done in plaid and your "back to school" is that red plaid is so darn cute. Then... that dog card was too funny.Unfortunately my Bichon never learns her lesson - she just thinks she can get get by on her good looks. So funny!

  19. Both of your cards are so gorgeous, Janis!! I love the desk image and plaid background on the first and the second one is so stinkin' cute!! What an adorable puppy!! Have a great evening my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  20. Cute "RED" card! I love the plaid, and that desk is a memory from the past. I do not miss our desks in grammar school!!! That little dog is so cute, and the sentiment is darling. My dog gets that feeling whenever she just can't help going on a barking tangent.
    Thank you for joining in at the Opus Gluei with your red card! We are glad you came and joined the fun this time around!

  21. Adorable cards; love the z-fold-super fun. Thanks for sharing

  22. Love your school and your doggie cards! I have a bichon too - and he never learns his lesson LOL!

  23. I like the plaid paper on the first and the second is so fun.

  24. Your second card is adorable. I really love the plaid paper that you used on your first card.

  25. Wow, your first card is adorable! LOVE that old school desk with the plaid paper!

  26. Oh how cute! I love the papers on your school card! TFS AJ-

  27. Cute cards, love the tartan paper behind the school desk - works so well, cheers Linda

  28. Love the plaid for a background! Great card!

  29. Both cards are soo cute! I love the plaid!

  30. loving the plaids on this card....fabulous! thanks for joining in the Opus Gluei red hot challenge this week!

  31. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals.