Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mark`s Finest Papers Blog Hop!! Background Fun!!

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop! Sit back, and hold on to your mouse! This is going to be a FABULOUS ride! Come Hop along with us!




We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Background Fun, Southwest Cowboy, Flourishes & Frame, and Apples & Camellia. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!



For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on July 13, 14, 15, and 16, 2010. On Saturday, (July 17, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day. ( There will be four different winners, one winner for each day.)



SO THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES TO WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!



Tuesday July 13: Background Fun


Hi All! So the excitement begins today! This is my first card for the release of Background Fun. I simply sketched and cut out this basket shape and stamped it with the Woven Background stamp! You could also use a diecut. Or just stamp the background and add a handle! The possibilities are endless with this fun set! I used Distress Inks to shade my basket after stamping. This cute gingham ribbon and buttons are all available from Mark`s Finest Papers .
This is a second card I did using the cracked background. I just used a vase punch and stamped it! Popped it up and added flowers and the sentiment. Stamped a border inside the card and on the envelope. Don`t you just love this shade of green? Fabulous papers, premium paper craft packs, and paper flowers all available at Mark`s Finest Papers .
 Be sure to stop by all the design team members blogs listed below!
Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day!!

July Guest Designer- Melisa Waldorf
Judi (you are here!)

44 comments:

  1. Hey Judi, I love your creations. Stamping the crackle bg on the inside of the card and envelope are great ideas. Mind if I steal that?

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  2. Both cards are great. Wonderful ways to use the BG stamps.

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  3. Awesome, Judi! Love the basket and vase. Clever and creative!!

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  4. Wonderful - both are wonderful! Love the colors on the first!!!

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  5. Great use of both sets, Judi. I love your little basket.

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  6. Judi, these are both amazing! The first one is fun and happy, the second one is serene and gorgeously CAS!

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  7. Wowza....these are both stunning! TFS

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  8. Totally awesome on both of these fabulous ideas.

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  9. Okay...these cards are sooooooooo creative!!!! I LOVE that you used both of the backgrounds! AWESOME cards!

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  10. Judi - as usual you rocked it! That basket of flowers is so cute!!

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  11. I need to hone up on my creativity! I never would have thought of so many ways to use these BGs!

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  12. I just love both of these amazing cards! You've made such a festive basket on the first, and a perfect floral arrangement on the 2nd! Wonderful use of both of these cool backgrounds!

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  13. Very creative use of the images, the woven basket is so cute.

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  14. Stunning cards Love the green vase of flowers - perfect.

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  15. My oh my, what a pretty card for a birthday, I love the sentiment tooo. I love your little flowers all dolled up. You crack me up too. Well done on the second one too. Love the soft green and the vase, what a beautiful set of stamps. You have done a fine job with them Judi. I love your style my dear friend.
    Hugsxo

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  16. Judi, I love how you think outside of the box and used those backgrounds to make those wonderful containers. Great cards!

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  17. These are so creative and beautiful!! Great job.

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  18. Such great thinking to use both backgrounds!! I like how these turned out. You did a good job with them!
    Connie

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  19. Loving the colors combos here. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  20. They're both fabulous, great use of both background stamps!

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  21. love how you used these backgrounds

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  22. Great cards. Love the use of the backgrounds.

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  23. oh my word, Judi! Gotta love that red one, what a fabulous basket card!

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  24. Both of your projects are just amazing! Love the crackle vase and the red gingham worked perfectly with the basketweave.

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  25. I LOVe that basket with the flowers, and the crackle vase is so creative! Great job, GF!

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  26. Nice dimensions on both these cards - creative thinking in action!

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  27. Great cards! I really like the red/kraft/white color combo on the first and the crackle vase on the second.

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  28. Judi, these two cards are absolutely fabulous! The way you used those two new background stamps hits the nail right on the head. I love your clean approach to each. Way to go, my friend :)

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  29. I LOVE what you did with the background stamps!!! Very clever!

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  30. Judi--I don't know which one of these I like better! Maybe the red & white one, just because my DH was a Cavalry officer in the US Army & that's their colors! These cards are wonderful and show off the background fun stamps beautifully!!! Great job. TFS

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  31. Such creative ideas, Judi! Too many ideas to try and so little time...but it's fun to look!

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  32. These are both amazing! I really like the crackled vase - very nice job!

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  33. no way I love that frist just amazing! to me bright and lovely colors.... this my favoite so far from the blog hop.

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  34. So beautiful and creative, Judi! Beautifully done!

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  35. Just beautiful. I love the crackled vase.
    Babe

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  36. Great use of the background stamps. Love the basket and vase!

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  37. Darling basket made from the basketweave stamp. The crackle vase is cool too.

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  38. Lovely use of these background stamps!

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  39. I love your vase - it looks amazing.

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  40. Love both of these beautiful creations!

    sarah x

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