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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mark's Finest Paper Blog Hop Day Four - Nut Crackers

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

Sept.  Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  Sept. 23
Hot Air Balloons

Featured Sept. 24

 Featured Sept. 25

Featured Sept. 26

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 
Sept. 27, 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 Sept. 26, 2014

Here is the card I made with this stamp set

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. Nice colour choices for your nutcrackers card

  2. I like how he looks like he is on a big stamp! Wonderful colors and card Shirley! Well done! HUgz!

  3. Well done. like the scallop border around him
    stamping sue

  4. Great stamp and I love the colours you chose! The scalloped frame is the perfect way to showcase your Nutcracker Prince! Wonderful, hugs :)

  5. This is so sweet Shirley ! Love the image ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  6. Shirley, I love how you have him colored. When I first saw him, I thought the ways to color him were pretty limited. I guess what was limited was my imagination. I love how your nutcracker is a "young" guy Great job showcasing this month's sets.

    1. Thank you, Marilynn. I liked what you did with yours, too. The idea of adding cotton was genius.

  7. I agree with Nancy - this coloring and image would make a good one for the Post office for a Christmas stamp!! Since you have foregone the Traditional darker colors, this has a more cheerful look - AWESOME card!!

  8. Wonderful holiday card. Love your CAS approach.

  9. This is so beautiful!! The nutcracker is awesome!! I love the colors!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Gorgeous and elegant Nutcracker card - your coloring, layout and DP are all perfect!

  11. Nice job. The scallop edges are a nice accent.

  12. You did a great job coloring this. Nutcrackers definitely always make me think of daughter and her family collect them, and they are always displayed on her mantle.