Monday, September 24, 2012

Buried Treasure - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
   September Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Buried Treasure Featured September 25
Going Batty Featured September 26
Autumn Splendor Featured September 27
Tweet That Featured September 28

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 four winners will be announced on September 29, 2012 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 11PM EST on Friday September 28, 2012.

I have to say that I really love this set and so does my husband!  lol  This new set, Buried Treasure by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, is just perfect for kid cards.  Now according to my husband, it's also perfect for the "big kids too". I'm going to take that as a not to subtle hint to make sure I use the set for his next birthday card. ;)
I started out by stamping my images in memento tuxedo black ink onto white card stock, colored with prismacolor markers, and cut out before layering onto some Debbie Mumm designer paper.  Then I lightly stippled Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink over the card, designer paper and also the cut out images to "age" them all a bit.  After "aging" everything, I popped up the sayings, parrot and then made my own pineapple using a Marvy pear punch, cocoa marker, and some shredded artichoke colored Michael's bridal confetti flowers.
Once the outside was finished, I started on the inside by adding the pirate ship, a strip of designer paper and another handmade pineapple.  Here's a close up of the inside.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs for a chance to win today's set.
Stamps: MFP Buried Treasure
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy
Card Stock: Stampin Up! Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Debbie Mumm Designer Paper, MFP Snow Storm White
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Marvy Pear Punch, Michael's Confetti Flowers, Glue Dots, Pop Dots


  1. This is a perfect "big kids" set. I have a co-worker who celebrates "talk like a pirate day" every year. As a teacher, it's so much fun - especially to tease him about it. But it's also a great excuse to make some fun cards.

  2. Oh Bonnie--this card is too cute!!! I love your handmade pineapples!!!! Very creative! TFS

  3. Awesome card! I have to agree with your hubby that this is perfect for the big kids. Your card is fun and cute! I love the use of this stamp. TFS AJ-

  4. Big kids, little kids - great for both - colourful card!

  5. Aarg, Matey! Ye'll not be walking the plank after making this awesome card in honor of pirates everywhere....awesome work!

  6. Very cool...nice aging and the pineapple was a great touch. Yep, I think this is a fine set for the masculine, young and older.

  7. Good job with the coloring on your map. And I like the way you did the inside of the card, too.

  8. Bonnie, once you get started making a card you take it to its' limits!
    stamping sue

  9. Great cards! I love all the detail on the first and how nice and CAS the second is. I have to agree with your dh. I love this set for little and BIG boys!

  10. Bonnie,
    Very, very cute card (inside and outside). The pineapplie sitting on the tropical island would be where I would go!!

  11. What a cute card! I can totally see how "big kids" would like it too!

  12. Captain Jack Sparrow says you will not be walking the plank with this card. Like the paper piecing.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow Fan

  13. Super cute card; love the pineapples! Thanks for sharing

  14. Love how you decorated the inside of the card as well as the front! Great pirate ship!

  15. Loooove this card! You combined all of the stamps perfectly and I love the colours you've used! :)

  16. Beautiful! Love all the colors. :) Janis

  17. I love this set too - great for all the boys in your life. cheers Linda

  18. Anyone would love this birthday card!
    Sarah Mae