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29 July 2011

Growing in Unity - Day Five!

Well, hello again!

This is my last Growing in Unity day, and it's been a really fun week! I've loved hearing from so many new people -- thanks for stopping by! Today, I have a whole set of cards to share:

It all began with this card here:

This one just so happens to be a publication reject -- I think I submitted it for two or three different calls, actually. I guess I like it better than the editors, though, so here it is! I decided it needed a friend:

Same design, different details. And here's another:

Ooh, I flipped the design! And then I needed one more, a vertical format, just for kicks:

I might re-make this one with the sentiment positioned higher, but you get the idea. Anyone else have a tough time getting good photos of side-folded cards -- or anyone have tips out there?

All four cards use sentiments from Unity's fabulous She did it Anyway (a Melody Ross co-branded set) and I think they'll make a lovely little gift sometime in the future. Encouragement cards can be hard to make without going hokey, y'know? I think these would do the trick for me.

Each card follows the same pattern: a stamped sentiment  (thank goodness for the stamp-a-ma-jig!)with negative die-cut images popped up on a white A2 background. All the colors are Paptertrey Ink -- in the order of the photos: aqua mist, raspberry fizz, sweet blush, and hawaiian shores. The dies are PTI, too, except for the last one -- the swallows are from Amuse Studio. Ink is Basic Gray from Stampin' Up. If die-cutting isn't your thing, punches would do the trick, or any of the great images from this set would fit in just fine instead.

Don't forget: comment every day this week for a chance to win your choice of the following Unity sets:

I'll use our friend the random number generator to choose a winner Saturday -- everyone who posts a comment by midnight Eastern time tonight (Friday) will be counted. Good luck, and I hope to see you next week...I might not post daily (whew!), but I'll have some awesome Amy Tangerine projects to share -- oh, how I love that line! I feel so lucky to have some of it in my possession before it hits stores!

Have a lovely day!


kasia c. said...

Angela, these are amazing! I love the diversity and the cut outs look absolutely fabulous! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Erin said...

**swooning** This CAS is totally up my ally!!!

Liz Michaud said...

Great set! love th punch out idea :)

michib said...

what absolutely beautiful cards!! I love the idea of the punched out images with just a sentiment.

Diana said...

Angela-I've sure enjoyed your projects this week. You are so talented. This card set is so cool! What a great gift! Thanks again for sharing.

Meg said...

Oooh, I love your idea and the execution, Ang! Such an easy card to reproduce for so many occasions, but I especially like your encouragement theme. Love the colors you used, too!

What a fun Unity week it's been with you, Ang!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Ang, way to end a fabulous week as the GIU gal! I love these! Great colours and simple design, everything I like. And you are tempting me with those sparrow dies. :Þ

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOVE the die cuts and the simple stamping! FUN and CLEVER:) Great week of GIU!

Denise said...

Sweet cards! I love die cuts, and this is a great way to use them, with the white background showing through. Very clever! Terrific idea to wrap up your GIU week!

Carol said...

Oh, I love this idea! I think your cards are so clever!

Carol B

Lindsey said...

This set is so sweet and pretty, Ang! I love the combination of the cut-outs with the coordinating sentiments. Thanks for such an inspiring week. Hey, take the weekend off! :P

Maria Levine said...

What a fun fun set! I love them! Great week!

Gwen said...

What a great set! Beautiful colors and CAS design!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous set of Cards~~ Love how you did the cutouts!!

You have been so inspiring this week!
Thanks for sharing all your work with us~

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Angela, I can't imagine why it wasn't chosen, it's fabulous, love the whole set! They would make a terrific gift too, hope all's well with you, have a great weekend, Gay xxx

Jocelyn Olson said...

These are fabulous! I love the sentiments with the different dies. The bird is my favorite (I LOVE that die and that sentiment)!