Friday, June 8, 2012

Unity Friends With Flair

Hello Friends With Flair.  Wow, I am trying to get used to the summer schedule and having the kids around and still be able to create.  I really need my creative time, how about you?  Both of these cards have had elements finished on my desk for weeks, but I couldn't seem to get the whole card made.  Then I got my box of stamps in the mail.  I always feel like a little kid when they arrive, even though I ordered them and I know what is in the box.  But to be able to hold them in my hot little hands, yea!!!!

 
I saw a blog post by Cindy Coutts and she showed how to make "washi-like" tape with a roll of Post-it labels.  I didn't even know the product existed, but she showed how you could stamp your own backgrounds on the tape and use it on a card.  Low and behold in a bin near the registers at Office Depot, I see the rolls of Post-it tape.  It comes in many colors and it contains 58 feet per roll.  I chose white since it was the most versatile for me.  It says it sticks securely and removes cleanly, which I found to be very accurate.  I used bitty backgrounds and cut "V's" in the "custom washi tape"  So I had this part finished and adhered to my green card base and did not know what else to do.  When I saw this "so blessed", Unity Simple Stories.  I stamped in image in rich cocoa, Memento ink and used Copics to color parts.  I used a Spellbinder circles and flag and pennants dies to complete.  It is simple, yet sweet.

For the second card I had embossed that piece of Summer sunrise, PTI.  I was going to use it on a Valentine's card, but NO!  It had adhesive on it and I kept moving it around my desk (it was a good piece of cardstock I had to find a use).  I looked at this Everything in Love, itty bitty and thought it would fit in the Spellbinder pennant dies and yea! it did.  I used both the regular and lacey pennant dies.  I colored the heart with Copic and used same Copic marker on some twill ribbon to finish the project.  Again quick and easy.  And I used up pieces sitting on my desk. Bonus! 
Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by.

13 comments:

  1. Oh man, I love that little house and the cute banners on the side!!! And the way you put the sentiment, too. And the second card is awesome with the embossing and the one big banner!

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  2. Your cards are fantastic! Love the idea of making our own washi tape with post-it rolls.

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  3. Great cards and great stamps!

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  4. Hi Chere, both cards are Awesome!! The house image is so lovely, but my favourite is your second card. Love the colours, and design, and that sweet sentiment. Have a fabulous weekend!! {hugs}

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  5. This card is very cute I love it! super cute and so blessed.

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  6. cute card with the itty bitty backgrounds!

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  7. These are so sweet! Great cards. I need my creative time, too!!

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  8. I know well the struggle of finding enough creative time now that my DD is home from school - but I love having her around! :) Great cards, I really like how you made your own washi tape. :)

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  9. Very nice cards! I especially like the first one with the Washi tape you made.

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  10. Beautiful cards! Your details on each are so wonderful!

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