Growing in Unity 2018 Day 2

Today is day two of my GIU week and I really appreciate all those who have taken the time to comment.  Remember that I will be drawing two names from all of the comments for the week on Sunday to give away a grab bag of Unity stamps graciously given by Unity Stamp Company.  I will also draw an additional name for three Distress Oxide inks that I have doubles of.

Yesterday I used stamps from a SMAK kit.  Today and tomorrow I will be doing cards all made from the July 2018 KOM (Kit of the Month) and one paper pad by Pink Paislee called Citrus Bliss.   It went well with this kit and forced me to use some of my paper stash that is much too big.  I have belonged to KOM for over two years and still love getting it each month.  It fits my style better than SMAK and I think the value of either membership can’t be beat.  You not only get a wonderful selection of images and sentiments each month but also discounts on orders over $40 and can buy past kits for half off.

Now on to the cards.


This uses the paper piecing technique that can be found on the Unity quick tip videos.  While I like paper piecing for the Angie girls, I like using it for other images too.  I stamped the lemons on one pattern and the leaves on another and fussy cut them.  I stamped the whole image on white card stock and placed the fussy cut pieces on top of those.  I put the middle lemon and leaf on foam tape which gave it a nice dimensional look.


I pretty much did the same technique for this card using a patterned pink paper for the body of the flamingo.


I send a birthday card to the members of my small church and this year I have been using the pages of an old hymnal as the backgrounds for my cards.  Unity has so many stamps that work well for this and this July’s KOM had a beautiful floral that was perfect.  I stamp it with Versafine ink and watercolor the image.  I found that if I work lightly and dry the paint as I go the page stays nice and flat. The mat for the card and sentiment came from the same paper pack as the other cards.

This is the KOM that I made these cards from and tomorrow I will have even more cards from the rest of the stamps in the kit.- Denise



88 thoughts on “Growing in Unity 2018 Day 2

  1. Wow! You really think outside the box! Your paper piecing the lemons and flamingo is fabulous! My favorite, however is the birthday card! I love that floral image over the music – lovely!


  2. I can not tell a lie. My favorite is the card on music for a birthday. It is so beautiful. I am a little hung up on coloring flowers and playing with them. this is stunning and so beautiful thank you for sharing this


  3. I always look forwards to getting my KOTM in the mail each month. I’ve been getting them for almost 2 years as well. I love the paper piecing you did with the lemons, I wouldn’t have thought to do that. I especially love the floral stamp in this kit.


  4. Thank you for sharing some tips on paper piecing on objects normally not done. Love the use of old hyms music sheets for religious related cards. Your cards are beautiful!


  5. WOW! Great paper piecing. Love the lemons. Great idea using paper from the hymns. It’s a lovely background. And Love your pattern papers and designs. Just wonderful cards.


  6. What an awesome kit that is!! And what a beautiful array of cards, too.
    I like paper piecing, but haven’t done much of it. Love polka dots, so love
    those delicious lemons! And I love a scripty BG and the old hymnal is perfect.


  7. Wow! Another set of beautiful carda… I especially love the one on the old hymnal page! I’m definitely going to try that. Thanks again for the inspiration!


  8. Again .. WOW! These cards are great. I love your paper piecing. What great ideas! This is a wonderful KOM with a wide variety of stamps. Thank you for sharing your creativity!!


  9. Wow! You are one busy girl! I’m inspired to get one of my kom out and make multiple cards from it. That’s a great idea. My favorite is the lemon card paper piecing, but all are beautiful!


  10. Your paper piecing is amazing!! love the papers you have chosen. The flowers on the hymnal is so beautiful!!! I was just given some old hymn books to work with so your card has given me lots of inspiration!!! Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!!


  11. Thank you for the inspiration, I love this kit. Your cards are beautiful. I love Unity Stamps. I found Unity Stamp Company a few years back, and now have over 100 of their stamps. I especially love any stamp from Phyllis Harris, and the Angie Girls.


  12. Such beautiful cards!! I need to ink up my KOM… those lemons are just wanting to be inked! Thank you for the lovely inspiration!


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