Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My Favorite Blog Hop!

Welcome to the mid month MFT Blog Hop featuring BC Dzyns and MFT Presents sets. If you're just jumping into the hop on my site and would like to see the whole hop start to finish them please take a leap over Kim's Blog so you can start at the beginning. Once you get to the end of the hop you'll meet our Hot To Trot designer who will be giving away some goodies... so don't drop out in the middle or you'll miss out!

I made a Valentine card and matching treat box using the new BC Dzyns set. I stamped the main image on vanilla cardstock and colored it in with Copic markers. The hear was stamped over the fold of a small card, then cut out and a layer of Basic Grey paper was glued to the top, so there is a little card on the front of the card.


Inside of the mini card is a sentiment from the set - "we belong together".


The front of the heart is decorated with another sentiment from the set "U + Me = {heart}. I used a Queen & Co heart shaped brad over the heart image on this sentiment and popped the whole thing up on dimensionals. The Petaloo flower at the bottom started it's life white, but I colored it with a copic marker to match the other colors on the card. I added a Basic Grey button and another brad to the embellishment combo.


The little box measures 2x3x1 and is made with half a 8.5x11 sheet of paper - I love projects that don't take up much paper!! Stop back for more details on that box when I have time to put a template together - probably after CHA.


The next card was made with the Isabella paper doll set and the brand new sentiment set to match!! This set has some adorable sentiment similar to the 'Silly little bear' that was used here. I stole a sentiment from the first BC Dzyns set for the bottom... "I wish you were here". The bear's outfit was paper pieced with Basic Grey paper from the Bittersweet line.... isn't it sweet? Rather than cutting a hole in the bear costume to show the girls face I just stamped her face and the bear head on a piece of vanilla paper and trimmed out the circle. Pretty easy techinque!

The last card features the mermaid costume from the same set and another sentiment from the new sentiment set... "Best Fishes". I used K&Company paper from the Mira line for the watery background, then stamped a school of fish which were colored with copics. The mermaid tail was stamped on DCWV glitter paper then cut out and adhered to the main image.


Your next stop is Tammy - our Hot To Trot designer this month... she has some terrific samples and goodies on her blog Stamp Happy - so hop on over there for a peek!

27 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally fabulous Michelle, I love them all!!

texasjodylynn said...

Very pretty cards!

JessicaK said...

Gorgeous michelle. The shimmer on her scales is fantastic, and those fishies in the background are great.

JessicaK said...

Also, love the DP you picked for the bear costume!

bolha said...

Awesome projekts! Love the Isabella set.
x Natasha x

shel9999 said...

Wow! All great samples!!! I love the little box!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH these are awesome Michelle!

Candice said...

Oh wow - these are fabulous, Michelle!! LOVE what you did with the heart on the first one - that is awesome!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOOHOO!! Another fun box to fill with goodies. Ü I am loving my tea boxes and everyone else is that is receiving them too.

Cindy Haffner said...

Michelle, you are amazing. I love all your details.

Christina Fischer said...

Omgosh -- I love 'em all!!! The box set is fantastic, the colors and shimmer on the mermaid are gorgeous, and the paper pieced bear is the cutest ever!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous cards! I especially love the first one with the gift box!

annheidel said...

Gorgeous cards!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Adorable cards! They're all fabulous! And great minds think alike... we both used chocolate! What fun it was to "hop" with all you this month!

Kerry J. said...

Love all your cards Michelle!! Love your hidden card on the first one! Gorgeous!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Oh Michelle I love ALL of your cards!!! Esp. the mermaid! She's darling!

Amy Sheffer said...

Fantastic projects, Michelle! I love the beautiful papers and embellishments. The lift-the-flap heart on the first is awesome!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW Michelle!! What gorgeous goodies you've made with the images!! :)

clbayens101@yahoo.com said...

Love, love, love the cards!! You are a very talented artist and I plan to copy your layouts in my own creations. Don't worry I don't have a blog and I make my cards for my friends and family only :)

Tracey said...

So much gorgeousness Michelle. Love them!

Kathy said...

You rock-I love your cards :-)

paula said...

Michelle I LOVE the texture that you added to your little bear card! OMGoodness! They are all so cute and I wanna 'case' your texture...I always forget about it and I don't know why!! LOL AWESOME!

Janna said...

These are all just incredible!! The papers the coloring the very ideas!! I don't know how you come up with them!! Completely inspiring!

Smiles,
janna

denise said...

all so fun! Love the little box..

Kim said...

Oh my Heavens!!! These are beautiful Michelle!!!! Wow!

Cathy said...

Nice cards Michelle. Love them all. I will be waiting for the little box template when you get it on, it is so cute.

Jeannie said...

Hi Michelle - Did I miss the box template somewhere along the way? I'd luv the info for it when you have time - thx!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

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