Wednesday, March 03, 2010

My Favorite Things March Blog Hop!

The big night is finally here!!! It's My Favorite Things' March release blog hop and have we got some good stuff for you! If you got here from Cindy's blog, you're on track, if not, slip back over to Kim's blog 'cause that's the beginning of all this fabulousness. Yes, I'm sure that's a word ;-)

So, are you ready? I'm showing you the latest in the Clearly Sentimental line: Clearly Sentimental About Birthdays. I REALLY {heart} sentiments so I'm REALLY lovin' this new line. This set is this month's Triple Scoop set. What's the Triple Scoop deal, you ask? Well, I'm glad you asked ;-)

Any time is a great time to shop MFT! Our Triple Scoop program rewards you every day! Simply purchase 3 full sized sets ($15.95 or higher) and receive a FREE set from MFT.
After you've added your 3 set choices to your cart, purchase the free Triple Scoop product to receive your free set. You can always purchase the Triple Scoop Promo set at it's normal price as well, but free is always better!


Cherry on Top Reward: This reward is for our most loyal MFT fans! When you purchase 7 full-sized stamp sets ($15.95 or $17.95 price point), on top of earning the Triple Scoop set of the month, you'll also choose ANY set on the site for FREE. Simply add the Cherry on Top product to your cart and specify the set of your choice in the comments section of your order. (Two $9 sets count as one full-sized set, so you can mix and match sets of different price points to reach your desired reward level.)

*If your Cherry on Top reward set is out of stock at the time your order is filled, you will be sent a gift code for the amount of the set you chose WITH your order. This may be redeemed at any time and will not expire.

Is that a good deal, or what!?

So, let me show you what I did with this set. In the not-too-distant future, my DH is going on a trip and needs a hostess gift for an elderly lady. A set of birthday cards came to mind so my project was born :) I decided to do the same layout for all four cards in the set, but change out the patterned paper and use a different sentiment for each card. I'm using Sour Apple and Sno Cone card stock. This card stock is really nice--a great weight, and if you're looking for a substitute for Soft Sky, Sno Cone is the ticket! Not perfect, but so close you won't notice. I'm also using Glittered Garnishes from the Summer collection, and buttons from my stash are tied on with twine from Bakery Blend Ribbons.

Here's the card set, all boxed up with a matching "cover" for the acetate box they're in.



Card number 1:



Card number 2:



Card number 3:



And card number 4:



Here's the inside of each one. I used the same sentiment, just switched up the paper to match the front of the card.



Then, I thought the envelopes needed a little somthin' somethin', so I added a monogram to the flap, using Bling 'Bet.


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I've given you a little inspiration for using this set. NOW you need to hop on along to the phenomenal AMY's blog to see what she has--I have every reason to believe it will knock your socks off! And don't forget that one of the stops has some BLOG CANDY. We're not tellin' where it is, but you might want to be sure to leave some love at every stop to improve your chances of winning. I'm just sayin'...

~Supplies~
Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About Birthdays, Bling 'Bet (MFT)
Paper: Whisper White (SU!); Sour Apple, Sno Cone (MFT); Frond 6 x 6 pack (Memory Box)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Vintage Touch (PTI)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Dahlia Nestablities (Spellbinder); glue dots, buttons, ribbons (craft store); scalloped punch (SU!); leaf punch (Martha Stewart); Glittered Garnishes, twine (MFT); sewing machine


55 comments:

  1. beautifully done, barb! love that dp...one of my faves for sure! awesome cards!

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  2. I really like the Clearly Sentimental About Birthdays set - lovely cards! I know she'll appreciate them.

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  3. Those turned out really pretty.

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  4. Bar, you have taken clean and simple to a new level.

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  5. Love what you did! Very nice!

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  6. oh these are so lovely & so inspiring! what a wonderful gift!!

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  7. Love your birthday set, Barbara! What a thoughtful gift!

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  8. You even thought of the envelope! WOW. Great color combo.

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  9. great set of cards, what a beautiful gift.

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  10. Beautiful cards Barbara...love how you've showcases these lovely sentiments, and your flowers are gorgeous!

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  11. This is such a beautiful card set!

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  12. I absolutely love the colors you used - great gift set!

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  13. gorgeous elegant and chic..these are some of my faves of the day..

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  14. Bar these are gorgeous!! I LOVE the whole set!! You've inspired me to pull out my MB paper and give something similar a go!

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  15. This is an awesome little gifty! I love how you put the initial on the envelope flap! Clever!

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  16. That is so gorgeous! I am blown away and the lucky lady who gets this gift will be too! Too bad your DH will get all the thanks! LOL! I lov ethe sentiments included on those cards. LOVE!

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  17. Fabulous gift idea! I'm sure she'll love it.

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  18. What a great set of cards! The stamp set is something I'll have to add to my wishlist.

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  19. Great cards Bar!!!
    jennik

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  20. These a beautiful set of cards...LOVE the ribbon!!!

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  21. A lovely gift, a set of beautiful cards!!

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  22. Beatiful cards. I love all the work you and all the others have done on this hop. Thanks so much. Can't wait to see what you do next.

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  23. These are all SO beautiful, Barbara! I love the soft papers, ribbons, flowers, every single detail!

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  24. Your cards are so beautiful! I love the muted colors, very pretty!

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  25. Barbara, this is a very elegant set and it is so sweet of you to give it as a gift so someone else can appreciate all the caring and time you have put into it. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. I love the way your cards look so elegant...You have style....I look forward to looking at more in the future. TFS

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  27. Each card beautifully done. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. Wow, these cards are so elegant and beautiful! TFS!!

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  29. WOW I love these! stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I agree with you and I also love sentiment sets and this one is beautiful. I love to make card sets and yours is out of this world beautiful!

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  31. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your set! So simple yet wicked cute!

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  32. Wonderful card set. They are very pretty.

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  33. what an awesome set!


    gwenny

    http://creationsfromanenigmaticsoul.blogspot.com/

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  34. Have I told you lately that YOU ROCK??? OMGosh, these cards are fabulous!

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Thank you for your kind comment--I appreciate every one!