Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Growing in Unity, day 3

Welcome, welcome!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog!  I am having so much fun being the Growing in Unity girl this week.  This is a hoot, playing with my Unity stamps "cause I have to" Ha Ha!!

Last week, I needed a couple of 'get well' cards.  A good friend of mine put out a plea for people to send cards to her great niece who was badly burned in a house fire, so I needed a card to send to her.  The other was for a co-worker who had a knee replaced.  I wanted both cards to be elegant and beautiful, so they would look at them and instantly feel better (can a card do that?  I hope so).

Those of you who follow my blog know I often make my cards 2 at a time, with only slight variations.  That's what I did here.  I love to use Echo Park cardstock for my card bases as each side is a different color.  These cards are both made by the same piece of EP cardstock (Little Boy).  I used a Silhouette card file to get me started on the "elegant" look I was trying to achieve.


The stamps are from the Dec 2012 Unity Kit of the Month, colored with Copic markers. There's a piece of Bazzill Basics Vintage Marketplace 12x12 paper (Market Dots) and some Crate Paper Pretty Party 12x12 (Party Guest).  The butterflies are from Making Memories, the wood buttons are Close To My Heart, and the crinkle ribbons are from 3 Girl JAM.

That's it for today!  Please come back tomorrow.  I have a layout to share with you tomorrow.  An icy one.  After all, it's winter in Wisconsin!

47 comments:

  1. Very nice 'Get Well' cards. Great idea to make two with a little variation. The ribbons are so crinkly and soft looking.

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  2. Beautiful get well cards and know the recipients will feel better because of them! Heard its cold at home, nice and warm in AZ and CA!!

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  3. What a pretty card! Great idea to make multiple cards at the same time - I should do that! Stay warm, my friend! :)

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  4. julie, nice card as always. Love the coloring of the flowers!

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  5. Congrats on being a Unity girl! I love their stamps.
    Your card is quite nice! Love the words behind the image.

    I'm in VA and it's 19 degrees here. I cant imagine how cold it must be in WI! Stay warm!

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  6. These are beautiful! I love the ribbon! Stay warm - it's so cold!

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  7. Great cards!!! Great love your copic coloring so happy you are using yours :)!! Love the unity stamps!!

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  8. These cards would definitely make me feel better. They are beautiful and elegant!

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  9. Those are gorgeous! You're totally rocking your GIU week!

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  10. That is one beautiful creation! I love the stamps in that December kit of the month :-)

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  11. I am LOVIN that butterfly!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Beautiful its really cold here as well

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  13. Lovely cards! I love that flower stamp you used. I guess I'm gonna have to add that kit to my must have list!

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  14. I like your color choices. The red really stands out. Nice.

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  15. two beautiful cards Julie! I'm sure the recipients really enjoyed receiving them and were instantly cheered up (as I know I would be :)

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  16. Great cards, the flowers are lovely!

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  17. oooo, I think I like the RED card base the better of the two... it really makes your coloring POP off the page!

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  18. What a sweet card. I like the red that jumps out.

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  19. Beautiful cards, Julie! They are elegant. I need to follow your 2 card habit more often, since it's not that much more time consuming to cut the pieces for the second card, once you have the idea & measurements figured. Design, paper choices and measurements are 75% of the process. Your practical idea of making 2 is great!

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  20. Beautiful card. It is great to make more then one at a time.

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  21. Great cards, Julie! Great job on the copic coloring, too! The flowers are just fab! Love how you support so many with your craft! :)

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  22. I like both cards very much. The coloring of the flowers are just awesome! Great job!!!

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  23. Lovely cards Julie! I think you more than accomplished your goal! Great job! :0)

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  24. Pretty cards Julie! I love the coloring on that lovely image!
    DeniseB

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  25. So pretty.....love those flowers....makes me think of spring!

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  26. So pretty. I like how you make your cards two at a time, but mix it up a little bit between the two. And yes, being forced to use your Unity stash is the best, isn't it? :D

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  27. Gorgeous projects!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at) gmail(dot) com

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  28. Very nice get well cards, great job, as usual. :) See you tomorrow!

    Polly

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  29. Beautiful cards Julie! Some lucky (actually unlucky because their not feeling well) person is sure to be cheered up by these.:-)

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  30. Another beautiful set of cards you have there! AND such a nice reason to create both of them too. I DO believe that a card makes anyone feel instantly better, cared about, connected!

    Hope you're keeping yourself a little warmer today! It was a tad warmer here.

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    1. Great stamp and papers! The butterfly and button with ribbon trim are beautiful accents.

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  31. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great blend of many talents.

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  32. these are such pretty cards, I really like the flowers and the ribbon. very smart to make multiples, I am going to remember that!

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  33. Your cards made me feel better! Thanks for sharing

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  34. WOW, that flowers looks so pretty colored in!!!

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  35. Lovely get well cards and thanks for the tip of making more than one card.

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  36. Beautiful cards and coloring on those flowers!

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  37. Julie, both cards are beautiful!! And yes, I believe they will instantly cheer the recipients. Love your colouring and the pretty elements you placed on the cards. Great job!

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  38. Both are beautiful! Fantastic coloring and love the embellishments. Great job!

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  39. They are both beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous!

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