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25 July 2011

Growing in Unity - Day 1

Happy Monday, everyone!

All week, I'll be sharing a bit of Unity Stamp Co. joy with you all. The timing is great -- visiting the Unity booth at CHA last week was definitely a highlight of the show! I can't wait to get my paws on all of their new releases. You can get your paws on some Unity goodness too -- be sure to leave a comment on each post this week for a chance to win a stamp set! Hooray for free stuff ;)

I'll have a mix of cards and layouts for you this week. Today, let's start with a card, shall we? For this sweet and simple card, I used the Echo Park co-brand set, With Love:


This card is about 6x3.5" and uses a sheet from Sassafras's Sunshine Broadcast 6x6 pad, which makes a fun background for the bike and sentiment. I stamped the bike a second time on a leftover scrap from the same page, cut the wheels out, and attached them to the original image with brads and tiny washers so the wheels are able to spin! Clever, no?


You can (kinda sorta) see the dimension at this angle. A few pearls (Pebbles) and some twine (Papertrey Ink) finish off the card. By the way, the twine hides the seam where I pieced the background together so the border of the original 6x6 page would be continuous. Tricky!

I may save this one for our anniversary in a couple of weeks, but it would also make a lovely engagement or wedding card, don't you think?

Stay tuned for a layout tomorrow! Don't forget to leave a comment before you scamper off, though. Have a lovely day!

18 comments:

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Angela, Love this cute background and great that the wheels are popped, loads of fun, Gay xxx

Maria Levine said...

This is fabulous!! That is so awesome you went to CHA, sounds like you had a blast!

Diana said...

Angela-love your card. I have the same stamp set and love it. That background paper is awesome. Thanks for sharing & good luck on your GIU week!

Liz Michaud said...

So darn cute with the moving wheels! You are the queen of cards :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Oohhh, there's nothing like starting off your GIU week with a bike card! ;D I love the sky paper and the way you've popped the wheels!

Erin said...

I LOVE this stamp set, the bike is my favorite! I've never thought to make the wheels spin! LOVE IT!

michib said...

Beautiful card! Love the idea of adding another set of wheels that spin. I recently acquired this stamp set, but haven't inked it yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

ms.schwiet said...

That is great thanks for the taiste of what its to come

Lindsey said...

Clever, yes! I love the vintage-y look of this card, and the spinny wheels!

Jocelyn Olson said...

The wheels spin? That's crazy! Love the card and love that paper. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Your work is so fabulous and fun! (yep, I'm a new follower!)

Denise said...

Love the brad and washer idea for the wheels.... fun!
DeniseB

Carol said...

Wow! Such a clever design!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

My Angel said...

Cute Card!! I shop on occasion at Scrappy Chic! I too am in the metro detroit area.

kasia c. said...

I'm so excited that you are growing in unity this week!!

Love this card! that bike stamp is awesome and I love the addition of the brads, pearls & twine! :)

Meg said...

AH!! This is absolutely the cutest card! Love the stamp. Love the sentiment. Love the clever wheel-spinning. Love the brads. Love the paper. Love the clever application of the border--I never know what to do with pages that have borders like that! Love everything about it! Perfect anniversary card!

Sarah said...

Cute card...love the spinning wheel...and great background!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! Another fabulous creation for you GIU week! LOVE the brads and inked background:) LOOOOOOOOVE!

Gwen said...

Always love a bicycle card and your brads through the extra wheels are just an awesome touch!