Thursday, December 23, 2010

Unity Hip Hop {Dec 23}

Only two days 'til Christmas! I'm having a relaxing week and I hope you are, too. I have two cards for today's Hip Hop and the first features three stamps from the December Kit of the Month - Just Be You. I recently received some very pretty paper from Bella BLVD and was inspired by the colours here so I used them for this card.

I used the "bloom and grow" scalloped frame to create a background and nestled the sentiment in the space between the blooms. I stamped the bee trail and antennae in black ink on the card base because I wanted them to stand out and tie in with the sentiment. Then I pieced together the bee using the same colours as the blooms and popped it on with dimensionals. I lightly coloured the bee with Copics to make it pop further.

My second card was super easy to do and you can do the same with just one piece of patterned paper, black ink and three stamps!

I used a piece of Bella BLVD paper to cover the front of my card, then cut out the ornate frame from With Love. I picked a sweet sentiment from Just Be You and added the bird in a forest from Believe in Fairytales to complete the picture. When life gets stressful, especially at work, I like to give my husband little reminders that "life is good" so this will be one of those cards I keep handy to cheer him up.

Did you know? All Unity Kits of the Month from 2008 are being retired. This is your last chance to get them HERE! Plus, the free shipping special is still on for all U.S. and Canadian residents. :)

Don't forget about the prizes for today's Hip Hop! Two winners will be chosen randomly (a) from one of the blogs on this hop and/or (b) from a comment on the Unity Forum Hip Hop Chat thread today. The winners will be announced on the Unity Blog's Friends With Flair post tomorrow.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy holiday schedule to visit!
Now it's time to Hip Hop on over to the amazing Julie Campbell!

Sources for Just Be You: GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Unity December 2010 Kit of the Month - Just Be You; SU Rose Red, Old Olive & Tempting Turquoise inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for Life is Good: GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Bella BLVD Lovey Dovey - Love is in the Air; Unity+Echo Park With Love; Unity December 2010 Kit of the Month - Just Be You; Unity November 2009 Store Kit; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Stampin' Dimensionals

28 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So sweet, so pretty, I admired how good you are at CAS! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Janna said...

2 great cards! The bee is so uber cuddly, tfs.
Have a merry christmas! Looking so much forward to seeing all the creations you will show us in 2011!

Janna

Lynn said...

Love both you cards...first one makes me happy...very whimsical!

Karin said...

It's so refreshing to see something that's not Christmas...lol! I love the adorable bee :) And such fun happy colors!

lynn said...

adorable bee card, and i love the life is good sentiment:) happy holidays, emily:)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily,

These are such beauties!! I must admit something: I'm a huge fan of your style of cards making!! And I'd love to make some cards, inspired by yours, would that be okay with you? I'll name you on my blog of course, like this first one - oh, it's just too pretty!! What a wonderful idea to stamp that flower in different colors and then with the bee!! Love it!!

Hugs, Wendy

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

I so look forward to coming to your blog DAILY to see your gorgeous creations and these two are amazing!!!Have a wonderful Christmas Emily!!!

Anne said...

Beautiful cards!! I really love how you used the frame to put blooms all over your card on the first card!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Oh Emily... I just adore everything you make! What fantastic cards! Have a wonderful holiday!

Lisa a

Sandra said...

life is good, thanks for the inspiration!
Sandra

Lisa H. said...

oh, my! what yumminess! these are beautiful. Merry Chrismtas!

Meg said...

Total cuteness on that first card! I love the scallop frame background and the fabulous colors you used.

And the "life is good" card is just too sweet! Love that little birdie and that perfect frame!

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous cards! Love the CAS style on the first one and that frame rocks on the second one!

Ola said...

I love both of your cards! Your bee is so adorable.... and I love how you popped him up!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Have a Very Merry Christmas!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Angela said...

Em, you are officially the queen of frames! I haven't seen one frame-based card that I haven't absolutely loved, and these two are no exception!

stampjourney said...

Both are fabulous! Love your frame card and the sweet CAS style of the first one! Great stuff, as usual!

Jennine Chambers said...

what great cards!

Jennifer said...

Always awesome inspiration on your blog!!! I love your backgrounds!!! FABULOUS cards!! Have a Very Merry Christmas!!! (=

Jen Carter said...

Both of these cards are great! I love the unique and fun way that you used these stamps! Cute, cute bee card and super fun and elegant frame card!

Lindsey said...

Could these cards BEE any cuter! (Sorry, I just had to...) Your first card is like a little sunshine on a winter's day. The second card may be easy for you, but cutting out that frame...! The result is gorgeous.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Wish I had just a bit of your talent! These are AWESOME:)

jmahugger said...

Very Pretty Cards!! Love both of them!!

Merry Christmas~

catnap said...

Really adorable cards!

Lisa said...

Your bee card made me smile as soon as I saw it - so happy and sweet! And I love that you give your hubby little cards!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Scrapcollectr said...

You did it again, Emily.... Lovely yet easy cards...Thanks for the inspiration and happy holidays!
*smile*

~amy~ said...

such fun cards...really LOVE that ornate frame and how you fussy cut it out....excellent....happy holidays!

mustavcoffee said...

Great cards Emily, super colours:0) xxx

Alice Wertz said...

so sweet and beautiful! love them both!