Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop Day 2- Fire Fighter

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th

Need a Vacation

Featured June 12th
Fire Fighter
Featured June 13th 
Be Proud
Featured June 14th

Classic Dad

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 June 15,2013 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 June 14,2013.

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

"You Are an Angel"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is


Patty P.
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

My oldest daughter is getting married in a month. She lived about 4 hours away from me. We were talking about how stressed she is getting as the wedding day gets closer and closer. She has always loved dalmatians. She has a collection of them. Every time I see a dalmatian I think of her, so when I saw this set, I knew the first card was going to be for her. I wanted her to know that I was thinking about her as she gets close to the wedding.
 I used the big background stamp from
 Mark's Finest Papers set called CRACKED HELLO
I stamped it with black stazon ink onto a piece of 
red cardstock. The sentiment is from another
Mark's Finest Paper set called SPRING THINGS. 
One of the nice things about using Mark's Finest Papers sets is 
that you can bend straight sentiments on your acrylic block
before stamping, and when you are done, they will
go back to being straight. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock
and cut it out with deckle scissors.

I used two paper springs to make the image
stand out. I like using paper springs because they
give dimension to my cards, but they can be compressed
to fit inside an envelope for mailing.

This is the song that I was thinking about when I was making my card. I had to share.


  1. What a cute card MariLynn, and I love the paper spring - great idea.

  2. Hope your card calms the inside fire for your daughter. I am working on name tags for a wedding in August - they are having problems with the house they bought so not an easy run into their wedding either!
    Like the way you have combined the sets - lovely card.

  3. Fantastic card. Love the red and black and that background. Those puppies are so cute. I love the idea about bending the stamps - thanks for the tip.

  4. Super cute. Love that you used the crackle bg. Your paper spring is genius for these pooches.

  5. A really cute card. I like the cracked background and the spring to pop the image up.

  6. This is so cute MariLynn! I bet your daughter loved it! Congrats to you all!

  7. I like the cracked background behind those cute puppies. I remember making those paper springs as a kid. I never thought about using them on a card. Thanks for reminding me!

  8. Great idea to use the background stamp for this card! It really makes the doggie stand out. Darling card!!! Congrats on your daughter getting married!!!

  9. I like your card! and that paper spring is a good idea.
    stamping sue

  10. Wow-I LOVE your card! I also like your detailed descriptions of what you used, and the meaning in the card-your daughter will adore this!

  11. Marilynn,
    Adorable card and the BG looks perfect! Thanks for sharing that wonderful idea! Oh my gosh, I haven't heard that song since I was a little girl and it really made me smile!!

  12. This is one fun and fabulous card! I love the cracked background on red! Your daughter is sure to smile when she sees this!

  13. Oh how cute MariLynn!!! And what a neat background! TFS

  14. Great background for your puppies.

  15. very cute for you daughter!

  16. I like that paper spring idea. Thanks for the tutorial and your card is just fabulous! TFS!

    Keep it simple. Keep it fun.

  17. What a great card! The background is great for this and I always forget I can bend sentiments, lol. :)

  18. CUTE song to go with the card!!!! AGain, loving the spring idea! LOVE the cracked wall behind the pups! Will be borrowing that idea in future!