Wednesday, March 20, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 Dutch Tulips

March Blog Hop! 

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 Spring Things
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 Glad Glads
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"News From The Woods"

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                                                         "Corn Ears"


Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

When I think of tulips I think of the Netherlands. My husband's family has a rich Dutch heritage, with some family still living in Holland. I wanted to make a wooden shoe card for my Father-in-law. I drew a wooden shoe and cut it out of brown cardstock. Then I stamped the tulips, masked the tulips and stamped some more and more till I had a huge collection. Then I watercolored them and cut them out and manipulated  and layered the paper so that there was dimension..

I learned how to say Happy Spring in Dutch....

Gelukkige Lutke

My daughter is going to college in Pella Iowa.  That is a town that takes it's Dutch Heritage seriously. They plant so many tulips all over town. They have a festival in May called TULIP TIME.


  1. Oh how cool! Never thought about the wooden shoe idea.

  2. MariLynn this is a fabulous - love your innovative approach to making a unique card.

  3. Clever, clever you, MariLynn. I love your Dutch shoe full of tulips! Happy Spring!!

  4. OMG how cute is that. You are so creative.

  5. Delightful wooden shoe card with all those beautiful tulips!
    stamping sue

  6. Uh oh. I don't know if my comment went to you or not. Here it is again:
    I love the wooden shoe. It is SO unique and clever!


  7. What a fun card! Love all those Tulips peeping out of the shoe!!! So cute!

  8. Can you say beautiful? It turned out so pretty. I am sure he'll love it!

  9. Wow- I didn't know your Dutch connection! My two BILs still live there, with their wives. Hubby was born there many years ago. He came to the states back when he was 20!
    When we married in 2001, the centerpieces for the tulips were real wooden shoes. We honeymooned in The Netherlands!

  10. That wooden shoe is terrific! My hubby ( and most of his family) played basketball for the TTown "Wooden Shoes." Wonderful card.

  11. Prachtige kaart. Heel leuk gedaan.
    I admire all of you card ladies.
    from: Karen Knegten's husband.
    I'm 100% Dutch

  12. Very pretty, what a great idea to add the wooden shoe.

  13. What a great idea, your tulips are so beautiful just overflowing from the shoe! When we were stationed in Europe, we had a chance to go to Holland in the Spring! What a beautiful country! And the tulips, daffodils etc etc etc...!!!!

  14. Beautiful and so different from anything I have seen on the hop today! We have a tulip festival in our county too. It always brings in lots of tourism!!

  15. How fun!!! What a creative way to display your tulips!!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  16. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Marilynn,
    What a fun card - and I love how you've shown the tulips - really pretty!!

  18. MariLynn--what a great Dutch card! I love the wooden shoe that holds those beautiful tulips! Very creative and well done! TFS

  19. Hi Marilynn. Hope you are doing well. Just out visiting some of my peeps from Daydream Designs. I love this card that you created. Beautifully colored flowers.

  20. Wow this is such a cute and fun card. Who every gets this will love it. TFS AJ-

  21. Wonderful idea - I love tulips and especially parrot tulips which are so crazy! Hope the card is well received.

  22. This is beautiful! I'm sure your father-in-law will love it! :)

  23. Great idea for a card.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net
    Loving Scrapper 101

  24. Love these tulips and what a great way to use them in that dutch shoe!