Thursday, January 13, 2011

Unity Hip Hop {Jan 13th} + a Giveaway!

This is my second post of the day.
For the Pink Cat Studio Valentine Release,
please scroll down or click HERE.

Hello, hello! Be sure to start at the Unity Blog so you don't miss anything. Today we're celebrating the fact that itty bittys are now available at the Unity Store! You no longer have to find a retailer who carries them. How great is that? For today's post, I used the only itty bitty available to me at the moment, Oh Joy, to create these love tags. They could be used for Valentine's Day gifts or just about anything!

I started by die cutting the tags and flowers. Then I lightly distressed the edges of the tags. I stamped the brown flowers with the tree from Oh Joy in white ink, the red flowers with the word joy from Oh Joy in brown ink, and the coral flowers with the hearts border from Fly Free in red ink. You can see what the flowers and tags looked like before assembly.

I added washi tape to the tag before attaching the flowers and then added bling to the centres. The intricate border stamped along the top is from With All My Heart and the sentiment is from Happy Everything. When I was finished, I punched holes for the ribbon and tied bows with two colours of baker's twine from The Twinery!

See those three spools of American Crafts ribbon? To celebrate Valentine's Day and also the fact that I surpassed 100 followers over the holidays (WOW!), I'm having a small giveaway! There will be more giveaways in the coming months but this is what I have right now. One lucky commenter on this post will win this little stack of ribbon. Just be sure that you're also a follower! I will select the winner via Random.org and announce the winner on my Friends With Flair post tomorrow. Thank you all for making this blog so much fun!

Now it's time to Hip Hop on over
to
Julie's amazing blog!

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Kraft cardstock; SU Early Espresso, Real Red & Cameo Coral cardstock; Unity+Samantha Walker With All My Heart; Unity Happy Everything; Unity itty bitty Oh Joy; Unity June 2010 Kit of the Month - Fly Free; Hero Hues Snow Chalk ink; SU Crumb Cake & Riding Hood Red ink; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink; Ranger Distressing Tool; Craft Y+L Oldbook washi tape purchased from PrettyTape; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four; Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms II #2 Die Collection; QuicKutz Epic Six; paper piercer; SU silver brads; SU Basic Rhinestones; Scor-Tape; standard hand-held hole punch; AC 2009 Valentine ribbon; The Twinery baker's twine in Maraschino & Cappuccino

47 comments:

jmahugger said...

Adorable tags!! Especially Love your flowers!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely tags Emily, simple and gorgeous!
ANd I like your new profile picture too! : ) You look great!

Saskia said...

Gorgeous tags!!!! You're sooooo creative!!!

Wow... LOVELY ribbon! :)

Sweet greetings, Saskia

Ujjwal said...

Emily, the tags are absolutely adorable!!

And thanks for the chance to win :)

Debc06 said...

Love those tags they could also be used as bookmarks. Lovely lovely work.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Jen W. said...

Emily, these tags are lovely! I especially like how you used ribbon but then tied a bow on it with twine. Cute idea!

Lynn said...

Adorable tags! Love the open space in the middle...great design!

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful tags and just love the flowers.

Janna said...

that is really cool, like it a lot. and i like ur new picture! janna

Angela said...

What a cool way to use a seasonal stamp! Love the design and that you added "process" pics.
(Nice tape, too -- hooray for tape!)

dahlhousedesigns said...

Your tags are adorable and love the profile pic!!!

lisa a.

Karen B. said...

Great tags!

Lindsey said...

These tags are fabulous! Love how you decorated those amazing flowers with various stamps, too. And washi tape! ;)
Nice ribbon giveaway!

Wendy Michels said...

Really pretty!

And your new profile picture looks great!

Lacey said...

LOVE these tags!! Wow stunning!

JPScraps said...

Love the tag. I have that itty bitty stamp. Thanks for showing how to use it year round!

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh this is great and with your words is so easyyyyyy and beautiful!!!! Your card for PCS is so sweet!!!! Kisses!

NoraAnne said...

Love your tags, the little bit of Washi tape is a perfect accent :)

Shannon said...

Great tags! I love those flowers.

Angie Blom said...

oh I just love this.. amazing as always Emily.. I just love everything you make girl!! xx

mustavcoffee said...

They are gorgeous Emily:0)
Thank you for your lovely get well wishes, 'see' you soon take care, big hugs:0) xxx

mustavcoffee said...

Sorry forgot to say, love your new profile picture, such a pretty young lady! :0) xxx

Purple Princess said...

Very cute!!

Noelle Reese said...

Super cute tags! :)

Gwen said...

These tags are just so much fun! They are so adorable!

Erin said...

Your tage are great... My favorite part is the twine and ribbon! Also, I like how you used the JOY stamp on the flowers, I'm gonna steal that idea :)

{jennie} said...

beautiful tags, emily! I became a follower.

Jennifer said...

I love tags and yours is just PERFECT!!! Awesome flower!! (=

Shauna K said...

these are so stinkin cute!! i'm lovin the touch of washi tape- love it! and stampin the flower layers- brilliant! so cute :)

Carisa said...

very cute tags!

Angela said...

Gorgeous! You are doing an amazing job - thank you so much for your creativity and sweetness that you add to Unity! :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hello Emily!

Congratulations on your followers, but I'm not surprised! ;-) How sweet you are doing a giveaway. I saw the photo of the ribbons and thought, oeh, they are cute! And then I read you are giving them away, how sweet! Love the tags that you made, beautiful flowers!!!

Hugs, Wendy

sharon g said...

Cute tags!!!

Lisa H. said...

super super cute! love tags, yours are HOT!

stampjourney said...

Sooooo cute!

Pamela said...

These are so great! :)

Meg said...

Ooooh, what fabulous flowers! Love how creative you were in making the itty bitties you have work for you!

And that washi tape...LOVE!!!!

jennifer mitten said...

Love these tags!!

Monique said...

Love these Emily... Your flowers turned out so pretty and love the twine :)

Shemaine Smith said...

Love your tags and flowers Emily!!

Jen Carter said...

Super, super cute! Love those tags!

Yvonne Russell said...

Gorgeous flowers and tags. Love the 3D effect that the flowers add.

Karin said...

Stop being so perfect...LOL! Those little crinkle flowers are so cute!

Julie E said...

I agree with Karin - all your creations are fab :>)

lynn said...

darling tag and flower, emily!

Alice Wertz said...

love your flower. very pretty tags!

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Emily! I love these tags - so beautiful!