Saturday, October 18, 2008

Unity, Unity, Unity!!

Well I was browsing everyones blogs, and decided I should probably spend sometime on my own blog! I made a card that I want to share with you. It is made using Unity stamps- the snowflakes are from Unity's-snowflake serenade single, and the "wish" sentiment is from the growing in unity set. I stamped the snowflakes on white cardstock with SU!'s brocade blue, and then cut them out. I cut the smaller one out into a small square, and the larger one I just cut out along the lines. I then took my glue pen and added the glitter. I took the smaller one and layered it onto a light blue cardstock and then paper pierced around it. I then paper pierced a larger square connected to the smaller one. For the larger snowflake I added a blue eyelet and then added pop up dots. Then I stamped the "wish" sentiment. I love the simplicity of the card.

The next thing I want to share with you is a stocking I made with a template I got off the Papertry Ink website. The fabulous Lauren Meader came up with this template, and then I stamped it and made it into my own. A big thanks to Lauren because I LOVE this template. You can try it yourself too if you go to and then click on tools, and then click on templates. The best part about this particular template is that it is FREE! That's right. It is free. Lauren and the Papertry Ink team wants everyone to be able to try Lauren's template so yo can know if you like them. She has other awesome ones too that cost only 5 dollars!!

So all I had to do was print the template onto my cardstock, and then stamp away! I cut out my green cardstock, and then stamped it with the "dream tree" from the growing in unity set by Unity stamps. It is stamped in versamark. I didn't not ink the trunk of the tree because I just wanted it to be a swirl affect. Then I cut out my toe and heel. I took a brown marker and added faux stitching. I then took my brown cardstock and cut it down to the size Lauren gave us on the template for the top of the stocking. I stamped "silent night" from bitty Christmas tags by Unity stamps onto it with white ink. I then used the "dream tree" again with white ink, and then added paper piercing. I took two little green buttons by SU! that I was given, and I added some thread. I folded up the white box and then attatched the two green stockings and tada!!! All done! :) Super easy!
Now I know you will hear me talking about Unity stamps a lot in the future. The are an AMAZING new company owned by Angela and Christian Magnuson. I found this company on Unity has they're own forum, where I spend way too much time! lol. Unity stamps are so fun and exciting. I love when I know that my stamps are on the way, and I hunt down my mailman until I get them. They have so many different type's of stamps! From holiday stamps, to birthdays, to scriptures from the Bible, to everything you can imagine! They're stamps come unmounted and some mounted on they're unique wood blocks. These wood blocks slide into handles specially made by Unity stamps. They come in 4 different sizes -a, b, c, and d. They can also be used as acrylic blocks. Talk about 2 for the price of 1!!!
Every Thursday we have what is called "Hip Hop Thursday" on the Unity forum over at It all starts with a blog hop starting on the Unity blog: So you follow the link from there and it leads you to a Design Team member, which then leads you to another DT member, and so on. At the end of the blog hop, one of the DT members has blog candy. Leave them a comment and you will be entered in a chance to win unity stamps. There are challenges, lots of chit, and big giveaways at Hip Hop Thursdays! Angela and her DT give away $300 worth of prizes EVERY Thursday!!! She is so generous and all of us customers appreciate her so much. She has chosen an INCREDIBLE Design Team. All of the ladies are so kind and talented. I am so happy that I have "met" each and every single one of them. So if you get a chance, come on over on Thursday and hang out with us. It starts at 10:00 am central time and goes until midnight pacific time usually! You will get to meet some awesome ladies that are Unity customers. I have become great friends with many of them. Each one is unique and so wonderful. Everyone on the Unity forum is so beautiful! :) I love them all to pieces! So anyways, go check out !!!!!!! You will not regret it, even if you go broke ;) Thanks for stopping by today!!!


Kerry said...

Kristen, I love that stocking! Isn't the Unity dream tree so versatile?! That wish card is simply elegant too...great paper piercing detail.

Purple Princess said...

Great cards! Love the stocking!!

Mel said...

OMG Kristen, your snowflake card is absolutely BREATHTAKING!!!! I can't believe you just recently started stamping!!! OMG!!!! And I also can't believe your patience and precision with trimming out that larger snowflake! I also lllloooovvvve your creative use of the dream tree!! You're brilliant!

Ashley said...

I love this card and stocking! Lauren is one of my stamp idols. :) You are awesome! I love your stuff! HUGS, I hope things are getting better!

Heather said...

Kristen, your stocking card it C-A-UTE!!!! LOVIN it!!!