Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Marks Finest Papers' July Blog Hop- Coneflowers & Roses

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

Thank you for hopping along this month! This is day 2 and we will
July 16
Coneflowers & Roses

I loved creating with these two stamp sets! For these cards, I pulled out my circle/scallop dies and the Cuttlebug.



 My quick card tips:
~ for an easy way to get coordinating colors for your pattern paper, use your color pencils with a little big of odorless mineral spirits. You can match up the colors perfectly every time.

~ If you don't have a die cut machine and dies, grab 2 different size bowls out of the cupboard. Yep, bowls! All you have to do is trace and cut! Then you can layer the circles to get an easy border.

~The first card, I cut the rose out by hand and adhered to the circle low and off center. For the second card, I stamped the image right in the circle.

~ For more ROSE card techniques: You can check out the forum and Tutorial Time Challenges for Beyond Borders tech using circle dies to create you cut out.
 (You have to be a member to view, it is free to sign up and a great site for challenges, tips, tutorials, games, swaps and just so much more!!!!)

How about you... any circle tips to share?!?!

Hope to see you tomorrow for my next hop inspiration card!
 Featured July 17

Featured July 18
Sun and Moon & Heavenly Harmony

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 six winners will be announced on 
July 19, 2014 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 10 PM EST on Friday July 18, 2014

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. Your cards are beautiful. Enjoyed reading the tips!

  2. Love you cards beautifully done!

  3. Your cards are both really pretty and the coloring is wonderful.

  4. Oh my gosh, these are spectacular! Beautiful coloring and design!!

  5. Super colouring and great resulting cards

  6. Two beautiful cards and several good tips!

  7. Two really nice cards...the coloring is just awesome.
    Well done

  8. Wow like these cards that you made
    And like the color that you use
    Thank for showing

  9. These new floral stamps are so pretty! Your cards are gorgeous! Beautiful colouring!

  10. Very pretty and elegant cards - love the colors you selected.

  11. both cards are beautiful. I especially enjoyed the background you created on the second card. Well done.

  12. Love the bright and bold colors you used and the papers.

  13. My goodness...again wonderfull cards, both of them.
    Amazing to see all the different cards

  14. I just love the coloring in the second card! your flowers are amazing!

  15. Love how the background of your cards lends such a happy light-hearted look. Soooooooo pretty!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  16. Well done!!!
    stamping sue

  17. Gorgeous cards, beautiful coloring. I love flowers and these stamps are wonderful. Mary L Schreiber

  18. Gorgeous cards, beautiful coloring. I love flowers and these stamps are wonderful. Mary L Schreiber

  19. Beautiful coloring, gorgeous cards. This is a set on my wish list!