Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Christmas stamp sets. Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) Try one of the 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on AUG. 15, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 and posting pics of your projects is Friday Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner.  

MFP has so many great Christmas sets, it is hard choose which to use for this hop. The card I'm showing you today used this set:




Poinsettia Blooms stamp set 

 I used faux barn wood for the background. Does it look like a cereal box to you? Well that is how it started. I cut the barn wood into panels. I added ribbon and cheesecloth. The candle holder was stamped cut out and popped up on buttons to make it stand out. I added white paint and glitter to add the dimension and look of snow. There is gold acrylic paint on the fire of the candle and gold beads and paint in the center of the poinsettia.



11 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, Marilyn, such great textures and contrasts, well done!! Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  2. This is wonderful! Your barnboard panels look so realistic and a really nice background for your lantern. The cheesecloth was a nice touch.

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  3. Lovely card. Love the nostalgia element you've added to it. TFS! kReN

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  4. fantastic card so rustic looking! I like it!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love the rustic look to this, Marilynn.

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  6. Your faux barn wood is fantastic. I bought the supplies to try this. Hope it looks as good as yours...fingers crossed!!

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  7. This was a very cool idea....love the look of the barn wood. I'm going to try making it also. I think the white highlights do so much for your card.

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  8. Beautiful technique and card.

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  9. I tried the faux wood. Mine did not crack like yours did. I am going to try it again and see if I can make it work. Love your cards with this faux wood!!

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  10. Wowsers - this card is amazing. I can't believe it started as rubbish. I love this! Definitely going to try making my own.

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