Friday, April 19, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers April Blog Hop Day 4

April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16
Columns and Topiaries
Featured April 17
Be A Showoff 
Featured April 18
Honor and Glory

  Featured April 19 
Birds and Trees

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 April 20,2013 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 April 19,2013.

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

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"

Patty P.
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

Sometimes when I look at a set, I see something totally different than how it was intended. I guess my creative mind takes over... This set got turned upside down while sitting on my desk and the little trees looked like ornaments or Christmas tree lights. So that is what I did. I colored the trees and cut them out. I cut a tree out of green dp I added the little "trees" to my Christmas tree.


  1. Nice! I looked at the set differently too! I love your take on the set.

  2. Definitely a creative mind - cute tree and lights.

  3. You are a clever girl. What a great way to use these stamps. It shows how versatile they can be. TFS!

  4. Totally clever and so sweet. I love how you colored them! Your tree is very cool.

  5. Such a wonderful card..I like that you did something outside the box with this stamp set...well done

  6. Fabulous, love the clever use as lights!!

  7. Wonderful! It's so nice when you can stretch a set to other occasions-it makes it SO different from the generic tree w/lights! Great Job!

  8. How clever is this -- using the trees as Christmas tree lights.

  9. So very creative, Marilyn! Love how you did this one!

  10. Oh my gosh, MariLynn...I love your creativity!!! What perfect "Christmas bulbs"! Cute as can be!

  11. How cute, I love the idea of using them as Christmas lights.

  12. What a great way to use this set! You're right, the wings do look like little light bulbs! So imaginative!!!

  13. Marilynn,
    How very cute - the little trees look perfect as Christmas lights - fun idea.

  14. How cute and original MariLynn!!!! Just darling! TFS

  15. You did it!! I tried to string them as lights but my design just didn't work. Love what you did! LOVE the different colors on the lights!

  16. How creative! Love how you used the stamp set in a new way!

  17. What a fun way to use the images - love the resulting tree with lights :-)

  18. Like the fold you created to make the tree.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  19. totally creative!!!!!!!good job thinking outside the box

    stamping sue