Friday, June 14, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4 - Classic Dad

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th

Need a Vacation

Featured June 12th
Fire Fighter
Featured June 13th 
Be Proud
Featured June 14th

Classic Dad

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 June 15,2013 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 June 14,2013.

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

"You Are an Angel"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is


Patty P.
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

I made this card for my Grandpa who is  91 years  young. He was a mechanic and worked on a lot of old cars. When I saw this set it made me think of him. I wanted an embellishment that went along with the car theme. I thought a cross roads sign would but fun. I drew the sign so that the sentiment could fit inside. I wanted to have a map. I printed a generic map off of the computer. I wanted it to look antique so I tea bag dyed the map and sign. I distressed the edges of the map and sewed it to a red piece of cardstock. I only wanted a little bit of the red showing. I added a crumpled paper bag layer and a black cardstock base.
Here is a photo of my drawing that you are welcome to use for
your own projects.

I was thinking of a song to share with this card and this is what came to my mind.


  1. Love this MariLynn - you have a fabulous card here and so appropriate for your Grandpa.

  2. Wonderful vintage card. I am sure your Granddad will love it.

  3. Very creative -- cute road sign!

  4. very cool and creative card. I'm sure your grandfather will adore it.
    stamping sue

  5. What a fantastic card Marilynn. I love the tea dyed map, the stitching, the design , the sign the colours - actually I love it all. I'm sure your grandpa will too.

  6. Oh my, how I love black and tan together. Love the texture and you are so wonderful to include the sign post drawing. You're the best!

    Keep it simple. Keep it fun.

  7. A cute card and I like how you used the crumpled paper bag for the background.

  8. Love the special details on this card.

  9. What a darling wonderful card you have created!!! Love every detail you added.

  10. Love love love it You put such effort into your lovely blog .........Lis

  11. How great to see a special card loaded with thoughtful details-great job!

  12. This looks awesome! I love what you did with the cross roads sign and the distressed look of the whole card!

  13. Marilynn,
    Wonderful card and the road sign is awesome. TFS.

  14. I am sure your "young" grandfather will love this card! The best to him!

  15. What an amazing card!! MariLynn, you are so creative!! :)

  16. Stunning card! I saw that it was highlighted by Lydia for SCS too!!! AWESOME!!!!