Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July blog Hop day 1 Chinese Take out

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 15
Chinese Take Out 

Featured July 16
Coneflowers & Roses

 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

 Why I hoard... I will admit it that I am a hoarder. I see pretty paper, I will pack it away, to use that magic SOMEDAY on a card. This last week, I spent 4 days going through those kinds of papers and scraps. I had this calendar page from November of 2005. For almost 9 years this has been sitting in my box of paper just waiting for the right card. To be truthful, I almost forgot I even had it.

But didn't it make the perfect backdrop for my takeout box and fortune cookies?

I replaced the drawing of the wire with a paper clip that I opened up. I cut slits in the fortune cookie and put strips of paper for the fortunes. I curved the fortune cookies around my fingers to make them look 3-d.

Making this card made me think of when my husband and I started dating. We use to go to a little Chinese restaurant called HIMS. It was a very small place just a couple of blocks from our college campus. 

Check out what these ladies did with this set.
Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. Beautiful background paper and card!

  2. Very, very pretty. That paper definitely was meant for this card.

  3. MariLynn,
    Beautiful and elegant. That DP is gorgeous and it looks awesome!!

  4. I'm sure you're happy you saved that paper for so long because it WAS the perfect background for your card today!

  5. Love that you chose the Chinese fabric inspired paper for the background. It's goes so well with the images.

  6. Love how you did the fortune cookies and that background paper is fantastic!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous paper

  8. It was worth keeping that paper :-)!! Wonderful project MariLynn, and I love the dimension you gave to it with the wire and shaped cookies.

  9. Wow, that calendar paper you saved is perfect! Gorgeous card! Love these new Asian stamps! So cute how you did the cookie!

  10. That paper was sure perfect for your card!
    Beth's Beauties

  11. I love this!!! Terrific idea to use a paper clip for the handle. I love how you have a little paper sentiment stuck in the fortune cookies. It is HARD not to hoard! I have quite a collection myself! I am going to want to hoard the flowers you gave me!!!