Saturday, August 1, 2015

Gruffies & Guests Challenge - Summer Fun

 
The Gruffies & Guests August Challenge is to create a Summer Fun project using your favorite Gruffies, Happy Hoppers, or House Mouse images, or you can always use the optional twist of Anything Goes using Gruffies, Happy Hoppers, or House Mouse images.  Please note when entering the Gruffies & Guests challenges your cards/projects MUST use images from House Mouse, Gruffies, or Happy Hoppers.
 
For my card I used the Happy Hoppers Bunny Cruise wood block stamp.  The image was colored using Copic markers.
 
The challenge sponsor this month is
Prize from Crafty Individuals

 
We hope you'll share your Gruffies, House Mouse, or Happy Hoppers Summer Fun projects with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #273 - Weaved Center

 
This week's challenge at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends is to create a project using a weaved center.  There is a tutorial posted on the MFP Speedy Fox Blog for this technique.
 
For my card, I used designer paper from my scrap bin.  The image and sentiment are from the MFP Stamp Shop Yikes a Mouse stamp set.  I layered the punched out image onto a Martha Stewart doily.
 
We hope you'll share your weaved center projects with us.  When you do, you are entered into the weekly prize drawing.
 
You can find the challenge HERE.


Friday, July 31, 2015

Eclectic Ellapu August Pink Team Challenge - By The Sea

 
The Pink Team August challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu is to create a By The Sea project.
 
For my card, I used soft blue pastel cardstock and designer paper from a Beach House Paper Studio paper pad.  The image is from a Crafty Secrets Clear Art stamp set Seaside (note that this set is now available as a digital stamp set on the Crafty Secrets online site).  I used Spellbinders Octagon dies and Memory Box Oceana Corner dies along with a small shell die from a Momenta set of dies.
 
We hope you'll share your By The Sea cards and projects with the Pink Team this month.  You can find the challenge at Eclectic Ellapu.

Altered Eclectics August Challenge

 
For this month's Altered Eclectics challenge, I altered/recycled an egg carton! I used chalkboard pastel green paint to paint it and then after the paint dried I used pearls, patterned paper, lace, a crocheted doily (cut in half), embellishments, and created a tulle bow for the front.
 
Here is the altered carton open.  It can be used for holding small embellishments, candies, or whatever you would like it to hold!  I filled each section with some floral embellishments.
 
 
We hope you'll share your altered projects with us.  Must be something altered, repurposed, recycled, or mixed media art.  Please, no cards, scrapbook pages, ATCs, or tags.
 
You can find the challenge HERE.

MFP Stamp Shop Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 4

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Christmas stamp sets. Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) Try one of the 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on AUG. 15, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 and posting pics of your projects is Friday Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team



Today's non-traditional card was created using images from the MFP Stamp Shop Flaps My Wattles stamp set and the sentiment is from the Create with Pine Boughs stamp set.



Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 3

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Christmas stamp sets. Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) Try one of the 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on AUG. 15, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 and posting pics of your projects is Friday Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team


And, here is today's non-traditional image card:
 
I used the coffee circles from the MFP Stamp Shop Java Time stamp set to create the snowman!  The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Blooms stamp set.  Black gems were used to create the eyes, mouth, and buttons.  A sliver of orange cardstock for the nose and a square punch for the hat with some twine wrapped around to create the hat band.


Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Christmas stamp sets. Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) Try one of the 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on AUG. 15, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 and posting pics of your projects is Friday Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team


This is the project created using today's tutorial

Supplies:
Paper Cutter
2 Sheets of your favorite Holiday Patterned Paper (12 x 12)
Red and White cardstock
Spellbinders Circle and Scallop Circle dies
Holiday Stamps – I used images from MFP Stamp Shop Dear Santa and Holiday Tag sets
Adhesive
Individual Microwave Popcorn package
Ink and favorite coloring medium



 Cut one sheet of the pattern paper to 6 x 12 inches (this will be the wrap)
 
Cut the other complimentary sheet of patterned paper to 3 x 10 inches (this will be the band)


Place the 6 x 12 piece facedown and lay the popcorn package in the center of it and wrap both ends of the paper around the popcorn pack and adhere, making sure it is a little loose so that the popcorn pack can easily be inserted and removed
 
Place the 3 x 10 piece of paper facedown and lay the seam side of the wrapped packet in the center and wrap around, keeping it loose and secure/adhere the ends together in the center
 
Using white cardstock stamp and color your image and die cut using the circle die
Die cut a red scallop to layer the image onto
Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock and die cut using a smaller circle die
Die cut a small scallop to layer the sentiment onto

Refer to finished project picture for placement
 
 
 
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner.