Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mark's Finest Papers October Blog Hop -Christmas Selections

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This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Christmas Selections Featured October 23
 Poinsettia Blooms Featured October 24
Cracked Hello Featured October 25
On The Fly Featured October 26


I love little cardinals. I love seeing them in winter. The little touch of  red
as it contrasts to the snow is so cheery. Now my husband and sons like cardinals
but of a different type. They are all Cardinal baseball fans. They were so hoping to
see them in the world series this year. I was going to make a card saying way to go cardinals
and have it be a waterfall card, but after a few minutes of the game last night,
I knew that plan wouldn't work. I had these 4 little cardinals panels all stamped and assembled...
What to do with a change of plans? ...Well, I started by looking  in my embellishment drawer.
In the drawer were some gaudy red ribbons and bells with a puffy,satin Christmas tree. The were given to me as a gift and I thought, I will never use these... but at the same
time I am such a hoarder, I couldn't get rid of them, and I'm glad I didn't.
 They were the perfect finishing  touch to my little cardinal panels.
 
This shows the back side of two of the tags.I had a thought afterwards
that kinda tied into the Cardinals losing the game that these
could say "for whom the bell tolls." I may put a little note saying that
and give them to my guys.
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30 comments:

  1. These tags are awesome. Love how they turned out.

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  2. Beautiful, MariLynn.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Cute little tags - sorry about the game!

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful tags, MariLynn!!!!

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  5. Sorry about your hubby's team, but you put your idea to good use on something else. Cute tags!

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  6. Oh my! Your tags are ADORABLE!!! I LOVE the red crackled background!!! Gorgeous!

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  7. I know what you mean about not throwing anything away I'm the same way with my stamping stuff. I like the way your cardinal panels came out...you can use them as ornaments just a thought.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  8. What a sweet story! Sorry THEIR caridnals lost! These tags are terrific and I don't think the bells are gaudy.

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  10. Love your tags! The special tree & charm on back are great!

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  11. Your tags are so beautiful!
    Pam

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  12. These are so pretty!! I love the crackle DP!

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  13. My mom loves cardinals -she would like those tags very much - you did a great job! Thanks for sharing! Gail

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  14. Marilynn,
    Beautiful and elegant tags and I like the bells.

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  15. What cute tags. Love them they are adorable.

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  16. Very pretty, love the cardinals, very colorful. Mary L Schreiber

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  17. Very cute--I like the bells on the back.

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  18. Darling tags and I love the idea of the bell for the guys. To cute!!!

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  19. These turned out quite cute! The would look sweet on a Christmas tree!

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  20. MariLynn--all I can say about these cute little tags is ADORABLE!!!!! TFS

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  21. Great gift tags. Love the red and black.

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  22. Love the idea of both sides! Super cute!

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  23. Love the story behind these adorable little tags. cheers Linda

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  24. These would be great tree ornaments or gift tags. The coloring of the cardinals is perfect.

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  25. Wow your tags are so cute. I love the embellishments and I laugh when you talked about your son and hubby. Hug AJ-

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  26. Great tags! Really showcases the cardinal stamp!

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  27. What adorable little tags. That is a hilarious idea to put the bell on. TFS

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