Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop, Day 1

Mark's Finest Papers Design Team is celebrating our BRAND NEW Speedy the Cat Designer Collection and Serenity Collection Stamps with a Blog Hop! You can ORDER THEM TODAY!

And...

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on January 13th, 14 and 15th. Then, on Saturday,(January 16), a winner will be chosen from those who have visited all 8 blogs, all 3 days. The winner will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog and will receive 2 Stamp Sets that will be released NEXT month. And remember, Friday night will be the New Flourishes Release at Mark's Finest Papers!

Good Luck!



Here is my project for today, which features an image from the new MFP set called Serenity Whispers, and a sentiment from the MFP Blackberries, Sunflowers and Bees set.  I created a 2-4-6-8 box (remember those??) and lid.  I used one for the Serenity floral images to create a very simple background, by stamping in black on the Beach Sand cardstock from MFP.  For the lid, you use the same instructions as the box, only you cut the longer edges down to 1".  I made the lid from Speedy the Cat Black Linen cardstock, and I also I cut slits in the fold on two sides so that I could run ribbon through and around to the top.  The adorable tissue paper flower was one of those things I just had to try, after seeing {this post} on Samantha Pudney's blog!  Super easy, fast and adorable!

And just in case you were wondering what was inside.....


Everything used in my project is available at Mark's Finest Papers.
(Except the cookies and tissue paper-- hee hee!)
Ingredients:  Stamps: Serenity Whisper; Blackberries, Sunflowers and Bees; Ink: Memento {Black}; Cardstock: Speedy the Cat Black Linen, Beach Sand; Ribbon: Vanilla Luxury Satin Ribbon; Brass Charm {Label Holder}.
 Be sure to show all of the MFP design team members some love today! 
Have fun on the rest of the hop!


Nikki {You are Here!}

38 comments:

Vicky Gould said...

Fantastic job, Nikki! I love your box and that flower is just awesome!

Peggy said...

Beautiful box Nikki!! Can I have the cookies??? :-)

nancyruth said...

beautiful job on this Nikki, it is SO CLASSY!!

piecesandpom said...

Yum, this project looks good enough to eat. Love the silhouette and the colors you chose!

Shelly said...

Wonderful box, great colors.

Laurie Marmon said...

very elegant box and the tissue paper flower is the perfect finishing touch, along with the cookies. thanks for sharing a classy project.

Markie's Mom said...

VERY pretty!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely gift box and yummy on the inside too!!
I like your ribbon treatment with the flower on top.
TFS
Beth Greco

Karen said...

so lovely....I have to try that sometime

Etha said...

ohhh this is so elegant and beautiful!

Jeanne Forsyth said...

so pretty- and those cookies look yummy;-)

Crystal said...

Nikki AWESOME project and I LOVE that topper!!!! Beautiful!

StampinCathy said...

The box is so sweet and then you add cookies inside to make this double sweet. LOL Love that flower on top of the box too. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy.

Christine said...

Oh my, this is so pretty!

Karen said...

What a beautiful creation!

NancyK said...

I love what you have shown so far and can't wait to see the rest!

alicaz said...

very pretty - love the box and the tissue flower is like a cherry on the top - makes it perfect

PaperCrafty said...

Beautiful box!!

thestampinglady said...

What an awesome project. Love your box.

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful, the flower on top is as yummy as the goodies inside.

Deb H. said...

Love your box. Especially the flower on top.

Virgo5 said...

mmmm what a yummy box!

Lois said...

I'm glad you showed the inside, Nikki -- because I WAS curious! What a cute project!

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous box! I love the colors!

Joyce said...

Such yummy insides of that elegant box!

Laureen said...

The inside looked as great as the outside1 Loved the flower.

Anonymous said...

Love your beautiful box!

Pat H. in TX

Patty said...

Love this!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Gorgeous and yummy!

lisa a.

Tanya said...

Simply classic!!

acreativeneed said...

Lovely treat box!!
smiles,Deena

Robbie said...

Nikki, your box is so elegant with the black tissue!! Great job!

Sandra said...

what a fun project!
Love the flower!
Sandra

Wanda in NC said...

Best looking 2-4-6-8 box I've seen - outstanding!

stampinsilvia said...

gorgeous! and yummy! Love your box!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, that image creates a beautiful patterned paper and your flower is gorgeous!

Liz Williams said...

Love your yummy project.

cheryl (clee') said...

just scrumptious - the whole project, and that great tissue flower!