Monday, April 6, 2015

Growing in Unity

Welcome crafty friends
to another awesome week of 
Growing in Unity
Unity Stamp Company

Day 1
I again am so excited to be the GIU Girl for another wonderful week.
This week I will be sharing my projects with you using Unity Stamps. 

Stay with me all week and be in the chance to be the 2 lucky commenters that is announced, 2 winners of 25 Random Stamps from Unity Stamp Company.
The more you comment.. The better your chance at getting selected. Comment every day and that gives you 5 chances to win.
As always make sure to check out their blog and Facebook page everyday.  There is a new GIU Girl every week you can follow along with as well as plenty of fun things and inspiration happening on Unity's blog and Facebook page

Today, I am sharing with you a special card I made for my son's teacher.  She just lost someone very close to her heart and I thought it would be nice to get a little something showing we are thinking about her and are here if she does need someone.
This is her first year teaching the 3rd grade and my son loves her so much.
She is a wonderful teacher and loves each of her kids so much.

I used "Here Today - Here Tomorrow" Unity Stamp.
If you know me.. I love my butterflies.
But this time the sentiment really was perfect for this card.
I used Maja Designs - Vintage Autumn Basics Collection
As I like to stamp directly on most patterned paper, I decided against that this time because the white really popped the blue flowers out.  

I added some cute ribbon from my stash and a button from Pink Paisley- IndigoBlue
I also stamped not only on the white paper but also some velum paper since I wanted to add some dimension to the butterfly.
After the ink dried I carefully cut out the butterfly and folded on both sides of the body.
I attached it just at the body so the wings looked like they were more so in flight or dimensional. 

A close up of the butterfly.

I also did the inside of the card with the sentiment.
Again using the same blue rose paper.  And white card stock to stamp on the sentiment. 

The inside of the card.

supplies used: 
Unity Stamp Company - "Here Today - Here Tomorrow" Stamp
Maja Designs- Vintage Autumn Basicws collection
Memento ink pad - brown
Pink Paisley- Indigo blue button
White card stock
velum paper
Ribbon from my stash 

Thank you for stopping by today.
I hope you enjoyed my card and It inspired you in some way.
Remember come back and see me again tomorrow for Day 2.
And comment below for your chance to win. 


  1. Your card is simply beautiful and I'm sure it will be felt that way as well by your son's teacher. I love making my butterflies dimensional as well and I love the vellum idea (thank you!). Have a happy week here at Unity.

  2. So glad to see you back as GIU designer! Beautiful card! Love how you layered the butterfly and the paper is gorgeous! Looking forward to a great week!

  3. Just beautiful! The teacher will love it. So nice that you thought of her. :)

  4. This card is lovely. I like the stamping on the velum, to layer the card. It pops off the page the the butterfly is ready to take flight. I am looking forward to seeing your work on GIU this week.

  5. Congrats on your GIU week. Love the paper you choose and how you made that beautiful butterfly pop.

  6. Beautiful card, Amy! I love the paper you chose! The fussy cut butterfly placed above the stamped image gives a cool shadow effect. I love the sentiment you chose. Well done!

  7. Wow, love the card, sentiment and butterfly....Thank you and well done!

  8. Beautiful card. Love the butterfly and the blue/brown color combo!

  9. This such a beautiful card! Love the color combo.
    What a thoughtful gesture for your son's teacher. I'm sure she'll really appreciate it.

  10. Wow this is a gorgeous creation!!! LOVE that paper and absolutely adore that dimentional butterfly!

    Congrats on Being GIU girl this week. After seeing day 1, I can't wait to see what else you share. ♥

  11. Beautiful rose pp. Love the popped up butterfly. Congrats!

  12. Such a special card. The sentiment is perfect and your butterfly is beautiful!

  13. Lovely, lovely card! I also like your gorgeous stand!! : )

  14. Very pretty. Love the blue and brown. Hugz

  15. Absolutely beautiful,each detail is perfect; the butterfly outstanding and inspirational.

  16. Such a beautiful card...lovely detail. I really love that sentiment!

  17. Beautiful card! I love the dimension of the butterfly....lovely!

  18. Beautiful card and lovely sentiment. I like the dimension with the vellum for the butterfly.

  19. Love the background and dimensionality (not sure that's a word) of the butterfly. Very nice!

  20. DELIGHTFUL card Amy!!!
    LOVE your butterfly and GORGEOUS sentiment!!!

  21. How wonderful to see you as the GIU gal this week! I love your card it is perfect for spring :)

  22. Ohhhh, I like how the butterfly sticks out, and all of the different textures and elements. Nice job.

  23. I love the combo of blue and brown...this looks wonderful and how sweet of you to think of your son's teacher ! Awesome butterfly !

  24. Awesome use on vellum. Love dimension in a card, takes it to another level for homemade cards. Thanks for sharing.!

  25. Great card! Love the butterfly - i can't wait to try this technique. Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. This is a beautiful card, Love the butterfly.

  27. Beautiful card, both inside & out! I love the dimension the vellum butterfly gave!

    1. Congratulations you are one of my winners. Please contact me @ amy_cj79 (at) yahoo (dot)com And thank you for your sweet comments. HUGS

  28. What a gorgeous card with that vellum butterfly! A thoughtful sentiment and so beautiful too.

  29. The butterfly is beautiful, can't wait to see more!

  30. So pretty and dainty. I really like the blue and brown this way as well.

  31. I love the way you popped up he butterfly!

  32. I love the way you popped up he butterfly!

  33. What a lovely and sensitive card. The dimension on the butterfly is wonderful.
    I am getting in on your GIU week late, but had to come start at the beginning so I wouldn't miss anything. :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  34. I love your butterfly technique! :)


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