Thursday, December 20, 2012

Kilt Fun Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4

   December Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
                        Ivy and Blossoms Featured December 18
                                  Oh Beans Featured December 19
                             Recipe Card Featured December 20
                                    Kilt Fun Featured December 21

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 December 22, 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 December 21, 2012.

WOW can you believe it is December already? All of here at Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co want to wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas! It is time for our December Blog hop and we Scotts some great deals and stamp sets for you this month. 

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

" You've Got Style"

Today I am sharing with you another quick and easy Christmas gift, or gift for anytime of the year, using Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company's newest set called Kilt Fun.  Now when I first saw this stamp set, I immediately thought of Jock from Disney's© movie Lady and the Tramp© and that cute little song he sang in it.  So I decided to make a checkbook cover based on my inspiration.
After removing the black white card stock insert, I stamped the kilt repeatedly to make my own pattern on both sides of the insert before coloring with prismacolor markers.  Once my stamping and coloring were finished, I stippled Tim Holtz fired brick and pine needles distress inks around the edges of the insert.  Then I stamped the dog and fire hydrant from Kilt Fun and tree from Tree Greetings onto scrap white card stock in memento tuxedo black ink before also coloring with prismacolor markers and cutting out to adhere with glue dots then reinserting into the plastic cover.  Another variation of this idea is to take the small pocket calenders you can pick up in the dollar sections at Target, Michael's, etc and add your own altered insert instead of using the picture cover insert included with the calender.  Just take the calender out, trace it onto white card stock, and personalize the calender from there.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.
Stamps: MFP Kilt Fun, Tree Greetings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Fired Brick, Pine Needles
Card Stock: White
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brushes, Glue Dots, Checkbook Cover


  1. You have so many ideas - cute cover

  2. Your calendar is so cute!

  3. I haven't done a checkbook cover in forever! Super cute Bonnie!!!

  4. You are on a roll! Such a cute idea.

  5. a checkbook cover ... clever! I never think to do that. thank you for sharing your idea.
    stamping sue

  6. Really nice, Bonnie. I like the stippling you did around the edges.

  7. What a cute checkbook cover! And the idea of re-doing a pocket calendar is very clever.

  8. Fabulous idea on making your own calendar cover!!! Love that idea!!! Your checkbook cover is awesome!

  9. Lovely background work! Great job! Thanks for sharing and thanks for being on the hop - this is a great stamps set! Gail

  10. So pretty! Love the bright colors! Thanks for the chance to play along!

  11. Bonnie,
    You have the best ideas! I am definitely going to have to check Mike's and HL since our Dollar Stores have not crafty stuff! I think I will pick up some pocket calendars and try this!

    Your checkbook is awesome!!

  12. Bonnie--what a cute little check book cover! Very original! TFS

  13. Another great idea! Love the plaid that you built! Great colors too!