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Monday, February 10, 2014

MFPaHC Birds of the Orient blog hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
February Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Feb. 9
Foo Dogs
Featured Feb. 10
Birds of the Orient
 Featured Feb. 11
Featured Feb. 12
Featured Feb. 13
Featured Feb. 14
Lucky Duck

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 six winners will be announced on 
Feb. 15, 2014 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 10 PM EST on Friday Feb. 14, 2014

This month I'm bringing back an oldie but goodie......SHAKER cards!
 I know you remember them whether you use foam board, foam mounting tape or washi tape for faux shakers.
Birds of the Orient are the topic for today.  I really enjoyed playing with this stamp set....I like birds and these are wonderful.  This time I used foam mounting tape --- a lot easier then foam board --- and Nestabilities for the cut out openings.  Second card is a faux shaker card.  You can get instructions here on Speedy TV which is a free site with lots ideas and challenges.  On day 3 of our hop I will have a silent movie showing the first three stamp sets in action.  Stop by An'Jenic blog to see her birds.

Here's the Design Team:
Cathy C  

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. Lovely cards - particularly like the one on the left.

  2. Both of your cards turned out really nice...well done

  3. Fantastic cards. I really love the first. The bright sequin birds look stunning against the white card and grey cranes.

    1. I've had that confetti for years so I thought why not use it with oldie but goodie shakers.
      stamping sue

  4. Shaker cards, what a grand idea. That has for sure been a while ago since I have seen these. Your cards are just wonderfull.

    1. yes, a long time since I have made any, too. it was fun to bring shakers back to life. hope you find time to make one.
      stamping sue

  5. Great fun cards! They are beautifully made and look fabulous! TFS!

  6. Like your two cards that you did
    Thank for showing

  7. Lovely cards Sue! Love the shaker theme this month...

  8. Great job on your shaker cards!

  9. Love both of these Sue and the polka dots are fabulous!!!!

  10. Your cards are so beautiful and I love the shaker card design!

  11. LOVE this stamp set- the Washi shaker is a cool idea- I love this stamp set!

  12. Great cards. I like the nestability you used on the first one.


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