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18 June 2012

giu (x2), day one

Happy Monday! If you're here for the first time, welcome -- it's my Growing in Unity week. All week long, I'll be posting projects featuring Unity's fun and funky designs.

I decided to give my week a little twist -- everything you'll see here was made from the kit I put together for this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge. You can read the suggested guidelines for this month's kit here -- it's a DIY affair inspired by one of my favorite scrappers, Shimelle Laine. I used less paper than the guidelines ask for...but more (way more) stamps, of course! I used my kit to make two projects for you today.

So, let's get on with it. How about a layout featuring my two favorite boys?


I started with some orange mist and cardstock, including some cool resist cardstock from Stampin' Up that's been in my stash for ages. The rub-ons at the bottom are equally old :) But of course, you're here for the stamps:


I love how scrap-friendly the Simple Stories co-brand stamps are! Here I used one from the year-o-graphy line layered with some ribbon and bling.


I also stamped the Life Bingo stamp on the same cardstock as the photo mat, because I thought the resist would look nifty.

Since I had some of that resist cardstock left over, I used it to make a summery card:


More Simple Stories stamps here -- this time, I used Sweet Summer Memories for the sun and sentiment. The "water" is just masked and misted with three shades of blue, and the "sand" at the bottom is some corrugated paper packaging I saved from the recycle bin :).


The whole card is also misted with Mister Huey's Shine for a subtle shimmer...which is so subtle you can barely see it here!

Ok, I think that's enough for one day -- but don't worry, I'll be back with more tomorrow! Remember to leave comments all week long for a chance to win two itty bitty stamps of your very own!

Enjoy your day :)

18 comments:

Houses Built of Cards said...

What fun projects! LOVE the way you did the sand on the card! FABULOUS idea!!!

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Lindsey said...

I agree that the corrugated paper makes a terrific card beach! The entire card is just happy-making. And the layout? So sweet! Although Simon doesn't appear to be completely appreciating the cuddle... :P (I hope Dex will make an appearance this week, too!)

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on your GIU week! Off to a great start... love your cards!
DeniseB

Miriam Prantner said...

You do a WONDERFUL job of using stamps on your layouts! Love all the details too, the banner and the brads, splatter, so much fun. Love the corrugated piece on the card too!

michib said...

Great projects Angela. I think I have some of that resist cardstock in my stash too - I am now inspired to pull it out.

. said...

Angela, your creations are fabulous!! Your card is darling. I love your layout. Great choice of stamps and colors.

Maureen Hayes said...

What fun stamps, especially the Bingo one!! I also love that you used the cardboard as sand, how creative is that?!!!

Amber S said...

Gosh, I love the way you incorporate stamps on your layouts. I am now your newest stalker, eh, I mean follower!

Emily Keaton said...

I'm so excited to be here for your GIU week (a bit late--sorry!) These projects are fantastic. I love all the little details on your layout, and that card if fabulous! The corrugated bit at the bottom adds so much grungy texture. So cool!

Carol said...

Fun projects, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
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Jen said...

OH my gosh I love your card! The corrugated paper is super cool!

jengd said...

Love this layout! Wonderful details and embellishments! And I've just recently (in the past week or two) heard about the Counterfeit Kits challenge- love the idea of it!

JPScraps said...

Awesome card and layout!

sharon g said...

I just love that you featured your cat! I love to do that with my kitty witty woo, and puppy, too! This is just adorable!

B. Poteraj said...

How cute that you call them your boys. I have so many names for our pets, it's kind of funny. This layout is just so cute. I like your photos the best!

SHartl said...

This layout is amazing! All of those stamped images are tucked in there and I am having fun looking for them. Love how you are using the word stamps along with the images!! SO inspiring

Karen L said...

LOVE this layout! The photos are just adorable and all the different stamps and the misting make for a super special look. Good for you, using up old stash...that's one of my resolutions this year!

Emily Leiphart said...

Heehee, love the photos of A cuddling Simon! You know how to incorporate stamps on your layouts like no other. And your card is fabulous. I've never heard of resist paper but I think I might have to track some down. And the upcycling for the beach? Awesome.