Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It's a Snow Day...Take Two!

Well, we got another 5-6" of snow last night...wow! We have a TON! I would say that there is easily 10-12" of snow on our yard. The kids are all loving it esp. since this is the 2nd day in a row without school. Luckily, though, the sun has shown all day today so the roads are clear and school should be back in session for tomorrow.

In the midst of all of our snowy weather this week, I got some fun mail from Unity with a load of new stamps to play with. I had ordered some new singles and when I pulled two of them out of the box, I realized that I really liked them together so I designed a couple of cards around these two stamps...Grandma's Button and Mystical Swirl.



As you can see, the cards are VERY similar...just little changes to make them different as the design evolved when making the second card. ;o)


This was the first draft of the card. I was thrilled to discover that I could layer these punches perfectly with that Grandma's Button stamp. The punches that I used are shown in the first photo of this post...one EK Success punch and the other two are Marvy Uchida.


Here's a close-up of the stamp-work on this one. Isn't that little polkadot "hi" the cutest little stamp? It is out of the new Little Buggers kit. I LOVE the new re-designed size on these cute little bugs...it's definitely going to be a favorite for kid projects!


For this second card, I just took the design up a tiny bit for a bit more detail. I added the second circle with the butterfly from the Spunky Princess kit and the brad detail.


And here's the close-up...

Supplies used on these cards:
*Unity Stamp Co. Grandma's Button
*Unity Stamp Co. Mystical Swirl
*Unity Stamp Co. Little Buggers
*Unity Stamp Co. Spunky Princess
*MME papers (super-old ones...LOVE rediscovering papers in my stash)
*ribbon
*Marvy Uchida scallop circle punches
*EKSuccess circle punch
*watercolor pencils (on the butterfly)
*corner rounder

I'll be back tomorrow for some Hip-Hopping fun with Unity. Have you seen the gorgeous booth that they have had at CHA...if not, go check it out here...all new packaging and some re-designs on the kits and singles. Unity just gets better and better!!!



8 comments:

Kerry said...

I love the colors and pp on these cards...so pretty!

Jacqueline said...

These are gorgeous Christi!!! Love these Unity singles!!

Shemaine said...

Beautiful cards, I am going to have to get those singles!!!!

Karen said...

Those are great stamps!!! So versatile! And about that snow!!!!;) Send it my way!!! It would make for some awesome snowmobiling!!!Hehe!!

Kristen said...

Linda(hotwheels) asked me to leave you this message :)

The card with the butterfly is cute!

Heather said...

I LOVE these cards...they are super cute!

Ashley said...

Super cute Christi!

Anonymous said...

Christi!

you super cute and very cool stuff hotwheels

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