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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Lesson Learned - MFP Blog Hop

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
   August Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lesson Learned Featured August 14
Bring on the Sun Featured August 15
Tree Greetings Featured August 16
Oh Crab Featured August 17

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 August 18, 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 August 17, 2012.


I started my working life as a teacher and now my niece has just started teacher training so this new set, the first up this month, had an instant appeal.  I stamped and coloured etc but getting to the finished card took a little longer.  



My first card uses the tape from "Im in Stitches" set to make a ruler.  I was trying to just stamp onto acetate to get a clear ruler but that did not show enough so I have a version on paper embossed under the acetate version.  




The embossing folder used on the die cut seemed quite fitting.  The little wooden calculator was from my stash.




This second card took on a life of its own.  I stamped and layered the images and then decided I wanted to make it into a board on an easel.  Then the fun began.  It has turned out OK with its chopped up large match-stick pegs but I wish I had found some woodgrain paper to mount onto the card.  I also think I should have added woodgrain look around the image.  On the back of the board I have added a black board for my message.

Please pop back again tomorrow and the rest of the week to see our other new sets.

Tammylee is your next stop.





 

30 comments:

  1. Janine--both of these cards are fabulous! I love the use of the ruler on the first one, and your apple is colored perfectly on the 2nd on. Can't choose a favorite from these two! TFS

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  2. Great cards, Janine. Like Patty, I can't decide which I like best.

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  3. Fantastic cards! I love the colors in the first card.. just unique!

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  4. Janine, super work. Love the ruler and tiny calculator on the first. What a super display with the second card and a yummy, green apple.

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  5. Two super cards using this fun set. I especially like the first one.

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  6. Both cards are terrific. Love the ruler and green apple.

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  7. what cute cards!! I love the green apple:)

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  8. Fabulous cards! the card on the easel is wonderful.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  9. wonderful cards...love the 1st one best

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  10. What CUTE cards! The ruler & calculator are perfect additions!

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  11. These are all great colors you've chosen to use on your cards. Love it. :) Janis

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  12. P.S. I LOVE your wooden card easel to photograph your creations on. :)

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  13. Fun ideas here....like the ruler. That is a fun addition. Is the easel part of your card?

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  14. What some darling cards!!! I love all the embellishments.

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  15. Like the school cards. Especially like the ruler, calculator & embossing.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  16. Great cards. I love your little GREEN apple. I also like how you made the ruler.

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  17. Both cards are adorable. Your second card is really awesome on the easel you made - very cool!!

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  18. The cards for "back to school" that you created are adorable. I especially like the one you did in the non traditional colors - really fun!

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  19. What great projects; particularly, like the 1st card. Thanks for sharing

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  20. Both are great ideas for cards - that green apple is making my mouth water :)

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  21. Fabulous projects--I like the colors on the first.

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  22. Great coloring on the apple. What a fun stamp set!!

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  23. YES!! Love the switch over to green for the apple! Looks so real I can almost take a bite!

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  24. Oh I so love the ruler on your 1st card! Your apple looks yummy TFS AJ-

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  25. Two cute card, love the granny smith - green apples are my favourite, cheers Linda

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  26. I love the apple in green! Great cards!

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  27. I love both cards, especially the embossed area. It really stands out and makes the card.

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  28. These are both so fun! I love how different they are while still using the same set!!

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