Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hop Around the Block with MFT

Hi everyone! Welcome to the My Favorite Things Hop Around the Block blog hop! If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, head on over to Kim's blog and follow the links.

Each month the design team kicks off the newest release with a fun blog hop. The new stamps that you see on this hop will be released on Wednesday night after the New Release Cocktail Party on Splitcoaststampers from 8-10 p.m. EASTERN.

This month I wanted to use the newest flopsey- Birthday Flopsey - for one of my hop cards. I just adore him!!!

Materials used: Stamps-Birthday Flopsey (My Favorite Things); Memento tuxedo black ink; Copic Markers; Perfect Paper panels (My Favorite Things); white cardstock - Gina K Pure Luxury; designer paper White Out (We R Memory Keepers); tag punch (SU!); star punch; corner rounder punch (Creative Memories); button (The Paper Studio); ric rac; hemp (SU!); foam mounting tape.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink on a Perfect Paper Panel and colored him with Copic markers. I pieced the cake and added some white gel pen icing. Instead of using the little candles that come with the set, I just punched out a star to stick on the top of the cake. I stamped the sentiment and punched it out with a tag punch.

For my next card, I decided to use the new WTG set--Girls Day In--in a different way. This set has two larger images (a girl getting a pedicure and a girl getting a manicure) and lots of other fun coordinating images and sentiments. But, every time I looked at the image of the girl getting a manicure, I kept envisioning an engagement ring on her hand.

So, for this card, I gave into my vision.....a fun wedding or engagement card:The girl and the sentiment are from the new set. I used part of the "Celebrate Yourself" sentiment. I drew an engagement ring on the image before cutting it out and paper piecing the dress. The girls robe is transformed into a wedding dress by simply wiping off a bit of the robe ink before I stamped. The beautiful paper is called Silver Lustre from PaperTemptress (see link on side bar.) I also used some fun tulle. I paired this set with Boho Blossoms and embossed the heart from this set for the background.

Materials used: Stamps- Girls Day In, Boho Blossoms (My Favorite Things); Memento tuxedo black ink; cardstock-white, black Pure luxury (Gina K Designs); Silver Lustre (PaperTemptress); rhinestones (the Paper Studio); tulle; corner rounder punch (Creative Memories); foam mounting tape; red embossing powder (Ranger); white embossing powder (SU!); Versamark; heat tool.

To continue your hopping adventure, head over to the amazing Kirsten's BLOG!


Release party details: Join us this Wed., May 6th, from 8-10 pm EST, for fun, prizes, chatter and HUGE news! For May, we are releasing 4 new SETS : Girls Day In (our WTG? set for May), Birthday Flopsey, Owls and Bluebells (MFT Presents), Snuggle Bunnies (MFT Presents). We are releasing all kinds of new PRODUCTS: Chocolate Kiss 6 x 6 Paper Packs, Chocolate Kiss Ribbon Nest (brand new packaging!), Chocolate Kiss Crystal Adornments, Spring and Summer Cup 'o Button Packs.

Sets are released at 10pm EST (9pm for TLC'ers)
*One-Click Collection winner will be announced during release party
*The First 50 is Potluck (If your order is for digi papers, and doesn't require shipping, the First 50 gift does not apply)
*The One-Click Collection, normally $51.90, will be priced at $49.95 through Friday, May 8th
*AS A SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY BONUS - All Moms and future Moms deserve beautiful bouquets, right? MFT says thanks to Moms this week with a very special promotion. Every order OVER $100 placed from Wed (May 6) starting at 10pm - through Fri. will receive a FREE Floral set! (See this thread for details.)

Thanks for stopping by!!

41 comments:

Christina Fischer said...

Fantastic cards with great details! Love 'em both!! :)

StampOwl said...

both fantastic Cammie

Katie Cotton said...

adorable! I especially like the bunny!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your cards Cammie, such happy colors for Flopsie, and love the robe on your WTG girl. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Two fantastic creations Cam!! LOVE the fun colors and dots on the first! And the second is sooooo clever with the added ring and placed in front of the heart!! LOVE them girl!!

JessicaK said...

Great Ingagement card, Cammie. and loving the bright boy colors for the new Flopsey.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oooh -- love the way you transformed the robe into a swanky top. Good idear, Camster, and it looks great on top of the Boho heart. Fabulous!

Whimsey said...

Oh these are great...and look how you snuck that boho heart in there; LOVE IT!!!

Kirsten said...

I love both of these cards, Cams!! Awesome!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh Cammie, how funny that we both saw engagement rings! Love yours - pure elegance!! And your Flopsey is darling!

Melody said...

Flopsey is so cute and love everything about the wedding card, especially the touch of tulle.

sunghee said...

How fun colors for the flopsey! and the wedding/engagement card makes me want to get married again, heehee. love the sparkles!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Fopsey is so cute and colorful. And the celebrate card is lovely.

texasjodylynn said...

That is SO SO awesome. :)

yoorah said...

Such cute cards!

Moni said...

Two very beautiful cards, love the images! Hugs, moni

Shelia said...

I love your vision for the engagement card. That is most certainly a keeper.

keren said...

Two card simply beautiful

Tracey said...

Your Flopsey card is adorable. I love the colours. And your WTG card is very clever. I love that it is an engagement card!!

hobbydiva said...

Fabulous card!!! I just gotta get these sets!!!!!

Terri E. said...

Your flopsy card is stinking cute!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Becky Rusher said...

Great eye candy!

Dawn Easton said...

Flopsy is so cute! Love your engagement card too!

Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you cut the bunny out in the first card and those adorable papers/colors! And I love the simple elegance of the second card. Just exquisite!

Denise said...

Love your cards!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Both of your cards are adorable!! I just love flopsy!! :)

Debby said...

Wow these are fabulous!!!

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

You always have really nice cards! Always.

Shannon said...

Love this!!!!!!

Gabriela said...

Precious cards Cammie - I love both cards. The quality and creative nature of your work always speaks for itself.

Rebecca said...

What cute cards! I love them both!!! You are so creative!

Millie said...

Very creative cards!! I love altering a stamp to fit my needs!!

shel9999 said...

Your Flopsey card is so cute! I love the fun, bright papers! And your engagement card is fabulous! So elegant! I love the rhinestones!

Erika M. said...

Your cards are fabulous!

chelemom said...

Both are fabulous!!! Your coloring is always superb!!!

Starla said...

Both are great!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Both are wonderful cards, love the bright colors on the BD card, and the elegance of the Wedding/Engagement card.

Elena said...

Flopsie is the cutest bunny! Love your idea with the second card too!

specialcraftmom4 said...

I LOVE that engagement card! Very unique and stylish.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Completely fabulous as always!!

Melanie said...

LOVE how you made that into a wedding\/engagement card! :)