Friday, June 11, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers June Release Blog Hop . . . Cupcake Birthday

Welcome to the final day of Mark's Finest Papers new June release blog hop! Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a blog hop! All four sets are available right now!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the following design team member's blogs on June 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2010. On Saturday, (June 12, 2010) a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day! (4 different winners, one winner for each day). (THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES TO WIN!) And, you can go back and comment any time during the four days of the hop as the winners will be chosen on Saturday morning.)

The 4 winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on June 12, 2010. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month!

Today, Friday, June 11 we are featuring the new set, Cupcake Birthday! Here is the hop order:

June Guest Designer- Samantha
Nancyruth
Lois
Vicky
Jeanne
Anne
Debbie
Faith
Vicki
Liz
Claudine
Dawn
Mark's Finest Papers

Here is my card for this release set.


I had a lot of fun with this one, who doesn't like a cupcake birthday set? Do you see the little cake images marching along in a row? They make such a great border to accent the main image or sentiment!

I also hoped to find the time to try an explosion box with this set, it just seemed like a natural. I used the mini line of cupcakes and cake on the outside edge of each side of the cover and propped up an image of the smaller cupcake on the box top as well. When you open the box, there is a balloon spiral attached to the box base and lid. Its supposed to be like a birthday explosion inside the box. I don't know, both older daughters laughed when I showed it to them! I stamped the two different sized balloons from the set on different color cardstock in silver and cut them out, also using two of the set sentiments on the box interior.




If you didn't start at the beginning of the hop, visit Samantha, who is at the top of the list above. If you've already been hopping, you would have arrived from Debbie Seyer's blog and your next stop after this one will be Faith! Good luck and happy hopping!

36 comments:

Becky said...

wow girl, this is a fabulous set, gorgeous box.

Momo S said...

Another lovely card.LOVE those little cakes marching along in a row.:)So cute.

Lois said...

You could put a yummy cupcake in that explosion box for a great treat! Cute set!

Dawn Mercedes said...

The sparkly rickrack is great!

craftymom205 said...

Great card and explosion box.

Markie's Mom said...

WOW!!!! This is FANASTIC!!!!! Love this!!!

Vicky Gould said...

WOW!! Love the box and your card is awesome. Good work!

Carol Dee said...

Sweet. That box is really cool. Hugs...

Kelly Sas said...

Wow! You really outdid yourself on this last day! Love the explosion box.

Emily Keaton said...

Super sparkly and completely fun!! This is my favorite set of this release :)

jdmommy said...

WOW! That box is fab, and the card is so cute with the pieces marching along. Love the rickrack!! and sparkle!

Liz Williams said...

This is a cute little project.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful explosion box! Love the sparkles! Hugs Cheryl

Debbie Seyer said...

Super card! What a fantastic box, too!

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, I love all the glitter and the explosion box is genius!

Traci M said...

I love that border, and the box is too cute...and don't pay attention to your daughter's laugh...they're probably just jealous it isn't for them! Super job, Peggysue!! Now do you have a cupcake to go with it, I hope, I hope?

Claudine Poch said...

Beautiful card and creative box! Great job! Don't feel bad, my 10-year old son often laughs at some of my cards...

Sandra said...

fun projects!
Sandra

Nanny's Room said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Yogi said...

very nice gift set. And I agree, there is always room for cupcakes. BIG GRIN

Karen said...

Wonderful card and box. Those little marching cakes are too sweet...

Margaret C. said...

Great gift set!! I love the sparkly rick rack!!! Thanks for sharing :-)

redwasher1 said...

Love the card and the border is so cute. Awesome box you made.

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. Love the box and the pop up balloons!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is awesome....and I love your explosion box.....don't know why your children didn't like it....I love it.....need to do a tutorial on it....

jovialjudi said...

Fabulous set! That explosion box is so awesome! TFS

Nerina said...

Peggysue - your explosion box is AMAZING! Wow!! Your details are so fabulous! I love the embossing and sparkles on your card too - so delicious and happy!

One Picky Family said...

WOW!!! Super duper cute. These projects are delish!

imastampin said...

What darling birthday projects! These are sure to be a huge hit!

marcybennett said...

Explosion box! New term to me - what fun! Nice site!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous box!

Laura P. said...

Cute card, really like the border idea. The box is very creative!

Virgo5 said...

Great card, that glittery rick rack is so cool! Your explosion box is a great idea!

marla said...

cute box. Love the cupcake!!

Cammie said...

Super card! Your amazing box has left me speechless!

Helen said...

What a fun explosion box! It's so awesome!!!