Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers January 2013 blog hop

   January Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Fantastic Dogs Featured January 15
No Sour Grapes Featured January 16
In My Den Featured January 17
Love, Love, Love Featured January 18

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 January 19, 2013 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 January 18,2013.


Happy New Year!!! Welcome to the first blog hop of 2013! We are so excited to share the great stamp sets we are releasing this month and the months to come. 



 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
" OH Baby"
 

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Not So Ugly"
 

Pam 
Toni 
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co
 Ever since I saw a triple easel card, I have been wanting to make one. I made my card so it would fit in a legal sized envelope. Finished card is 3"x9". I started with a piece of cardstock 6"x9". I scored and folded it so that it would fold lengthwise. I made cut lines from the top of the card to the centerfold at the 3" mark and the 6" mark. This made 3 flaps on the card. The two side flaps I folded diagonally, making right triangles with the 90degree angles next to the center flap. The center flap I folded in half. Then I cut 3 squares 3"X3" to adhere to the easels. I put the dogs on either side and put the sentiment square on the center panel. Easel cards usually need something to hold them in place. I decided to use the bones from the set to make my stops. I stamped each bone 4 times. I cut out and glued the 4 bones together. That gave each bone dimension, enough to hold the panels back, but not so much that the card can't be folded flat and mailed easily.
 
How the card looks folded down flat for mailing.
The card standing up.

Close up views of dog panels. Can you see the dimension or thickness of the bones?


30 comments:

  1. Wow that took some construction - fun card.

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  2. What a great card MariLynn - the images are so sweet and the technique fascinating - you have inspired me to try it.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. That triple easel is amazing, MariLynn!!! But, I must admit, I expected a music video playing "How much is that doggie in the window"!!

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  4. Completely and totally impressed! You did a beautiful job with this triple easel creation. Love your colors and how it all came together!

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  5. Looks like work to me great result......Lis

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  6. Thanks for the tutorial on how to do your card! I need to give this a try... Your card is darling!!!

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  7. I love your twisted easel card. Great job.

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  8. Great card, love the way it stands with cute dogs. Marty L Schreiber

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  9. Super fun card!!! Cute dogs! Fun easel card!

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  10. What a wonderful triple easel creation! The images look adorable on each side and I love the 3D bones you made. So very adorable!

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  11. This is soooo cute!! That's for the tut, too! I'll have to try this!

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  12. I tried making one of those triple easel cards once -- it was a disaster! But you sure got it down quite well. Great card!

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  13. I love your card! It is so adorable! Thank you for shareing how to make it. I will be trying to make one. It looks like a lot of fun to make.:) bbiswabic@new.rr.com

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  14. MariLynn--that is the coolest card I've seen in a very long time!!! I love the fold. Thanks so much for adding the mini tutorial on it!!!! I've got to CASE this one! Love it! TFS

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  15. That is such a neat creation! Thanks for that tutorial too.

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  16. Great card. Love the color combo. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Melissa
    scraplady202@gmail.com

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  17. I Absolutely love your triple easel card. It is so darn cute. I want to make one like that so saved your tutorial. Thanks for that. Thanks for the chance to win this cute stamp set.
    Linda K.
    fldigichick@yahoo.com

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  18. Outstanding! great job with the triple easel card.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  19. These are just adorable! Fantastic job with this set!

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  20. What an awesome card--I will have to try this.

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  21. What a fantastically fun and adorably cute card. Thankyou for sharing your design template too. cheers Linda

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  22. Love the vintage card and adorable doggie card!

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  23. Great card! Awesome technique that you used to showcase the two doggies! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

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  24. Wow - triple easel! Fabulous doggie card!

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  25. So, so cute. Tthe dogs look so ///r/eal.a

    marg0006 at verrizon dot net

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  26. Wow now this is amazing. Great job. TFS AJ-

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