Wednesday, December 19, 2012

MFP December Blog Hop - Day 2 - Oh Beans

   December Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
  Ivy Blossoms Featured December 18
       Oh Beans Featured December 19
  Recipe Card Featured December 20
        Kilt Fun Featured December 21

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 December 22, 2012 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 December 21, 2012.

WOW can you believe it is December already? All of here at Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co want to wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas! It is time for our December Blog hop and we have some great deals and stamp sets for you this month. 

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

" You've Got Style"

This is probably my favorite set of all of this month's releases.
I have had a lot of fun with it.
For this card, I used a funky dp that had various shades of brown.
I matted it with gold wrapping paper. (We received an early Christmas gift
at work and my husband very carefully took the gold wrapping paper off,
folded it carefully and gave it to me. I love it! My son asked me how you gift wrap a gift of gift wrap?)
Doesn't it look so pretty here? I have it behind the sentiment too.

The coffee cups were stamped onto a piece of stiff cardstock and then cut them out.
. I then stamped them over and over onto
various  designer papers and paper pieced them onto the cut out cardstock.
I put paper springs behind them to make them have dimension. I tried to capture that
dimension in this photograph.
A close up of the coffee beans. I think the little white highlight really
makes coloring these beans fun. It was super easy I just drew a white line
on each bean and colored around it. Who knew coloring beans could be fun?

Here are two other cards I made last week using this same set.

MariLynn ---------------THIS IS ME----------
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

This is the song that came to my mind when I first saw this set. I was listening it as I stamped this card. I was surprised to find out that my kids had never heard this song before. I know it is an oldie, but it is awesome...


  1. There's a lot of fussy cutting on this card, however, it is well worth the work! Fantastic job!

  2. Three great cards but you are very naughty opening presents early in your house!

  3. Three awesome cards, MariLynn....but I really love the first one with the different paper piecing!

  4. Your cards are very beautiful!

  5. Beautiful cards! Love th colors

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

  6. Love your cards!! great colors

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

  7. Wow Marilyn -you really enjoy this stamp set! Love those Oh beans coffee beans cards - the color choices are beautiful too! - lovely! Great job on your creations - I love this stamp set! Enjoy your week and thanks for the hop!
    (utb01) @ (att) dot (net)coffee cards -

  8. I love the way you blog your work is really great.......Lis

  9. Great job paper piecing. Looks awesome.

  10. All your cards are lovely but my favorite is the first!!!

  11. Pretty cards. I had to listen to your song, too. I had not heard it either. Thanks, for the music.

  12. three fabulous cards!
    stamping sue

  13. Beautiful cards!!!! I am going to have to remember the little white shading on the beans the next time I color them in ...they look awesome!!! All 3 cards are just gorgeous!

  14. Wonderful cards! I just love the coloring and dimension of the first one!

  15. I absolutely Love your cares, what a great job:)

  16. What beautiful work you do! I love the dimension on the first card and the fabulous paper piecing and the dainty gold touches. Crazy about the cracked glass card, em' all!

  17. These all look amazing! What a great way to use up patterned paper with each of those little cups. I think your beans look marvelous with the bit of white on them.

  18. Marilynn,
    Wow, I love each one. The springs are such a great idea and also gives such depth to your card! The second card is so pretty with the blue (my fav color)! But, the third CAS card is really my fav - especially with the swirl stamp as steam! All pretty and wonderful!

  19. MariLynn--WOW,are you an over achiever today or what? These cards are wonderful! I can't believe you did all that fussy cutting!!!! All 3 cards are fabulous! TFS

  20. Busy girl! Love them all! Great colors & designs.

  21. loving your cards , the stacked cups look fab!! have a very blessed Christmas and new year xx