Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Unity Times Three!

Welcome to Day Three of my Growing in Unity Week!  In honor of Day Three, I have three of a kind to share with you, using the Undeniably You set.
After I made the first card, I loved it so much I made two more since I had three fabulous friends who had birthdays near the same time.  I made the cards using my Silhouette.  First I made a 5.5 x 7.5 inch rectangle, then welded "fabulous" to one edge, making it a standard 5.5x4.25 card once I cut and folded it.  Second, I made the rounded rectangle and since I couldn't find the exact label shape I wanted, I found one online and used the trace feature.  By aligning the label in the center of the rectangle in the program, I could then cut out the rectangle and the die at the same time, which meant (a) perfect placement and (b) you get to use the die from one card for the another (or flip it around if it's two-sided paper.)  I used October Afternoon, Echo Park, and My Mind's Eye paper.

Then I stamped and heat-embossed the dress and stand onto the label die cut, and again on another piece of patterned paper, which I then fussy cut for the dress.  I added a coordinating strip of paper to the inside of the card, and stamped the "a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous" Coco Channel quote on the inside.  Here's some pics of each card by its onesies:
I hope y'all are having a FABULOUS week yourself!  Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win a Unity stamp set and also drop by later today for the Amber Ink birthday blog hop (and another chance to win a prize!).  And of course don't forget to vote!
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25 comments:

Jessica said...

these are so cute!! especially love the black/pink/green colored one, such a great color combo!! :)

Erin said...

cute cute cute!!! Your girlfriends will ADORE these *smile*

onecraftymama said...

I want a Silhouette now. Just sayin'. Of course, I also want you to come here & teach me how to use it! :)
I am really, really loving your take on all these Unity goodies - love how these complement each other but aren't TOO matchy-matchy. Love that text paper!

michib said...

3 beautiful cards - your friends will be thrilled with them. unfortunately, you're now making me think I should get a Silhouette. :)

Maria Levine said...

These are wonderful Meg!!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Love the cards! They are fabulous! Thinking more and more about getting a Silhouette...you're convincing me!

Sarah said...

These really are fabulous, Meg! You're giving me all kinds of ideas for my Silhouette.

NoraAnne said...

You are really rocking your Silhouette!!!! I came SO close to ordering one the other day, but stopped myself. Now I wish I did!!! You're totally inspiring me :) I love LOVE love this FABULOUS card set!

Carol said...

Lovely trio of cards!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Marsha said...

What Fabulous cards. Love them.

Emily Leiphart said...

WHOA, Meg! These are stunning! I love all that paper, especially the texty kind and the word 'fabulous' hanging off the edge is, well, fabulous! Hmmm, three friends with birthdays around the same time. Huh. ;)

emily said...

Great cards! Love the design!!

Ruby said...

These cards are stunning and I love what you did with the border. Great design.

Lindsey said...

A trio of fabulousness, indeed! Love these cards, but of course the one with red is my favourite. ;) Canada Post better cough it up soon, that's all I've got to say.

Gwen said...

Love your fabulous cards!!! I need to get busy with my Silhouette and do some fancy cutting like these!!

JUDI said...

Fabulously, fantastic...WOW that is a mouthful. Your cards are great ,I love what you did with the lettering.
With Love Judi

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

FANTABULOUS! I love "fabulous" border. Works perfectly with that dress form! :)

Jocelyn said...

Wow! WOW! The stamps look so good against the papers. These are awesome! You are really making me want a Silhouette...

Emily Keaton said...

Meg, I can't imagine what you are going to do to top these--and you still have two? three? more days of GIU?? I love everything about them. :) The papers, the design, the "fabulous" down the edge. I have no idea what you're talking about when you carefully and helpfully explain about welding and such, but I adore the results. You obviously know what you are talking about!!! Yes, these are fabulous, indeed. :)

My Angel said...

Stunning Cards!! Love how you created the Fabulous on the edge of your cards!!

Tana said...

Ok, these cards are just the cutest! Very, very cool! Unfortunately, my birthday was last month so I guess I'll have to wait until next year. :) Seriously, really cute design! Thanks for the chance to win!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Sooooooooooooooooo FABULOUS!!!!! Love how you have the word on the edge of the card!!

What a great way to use a lot of patterned paper too!!!!!!!!

I'm all voted too!! Good luck :)
Maria

trena p said...

congrats on the idol win, keep em coming I just adore your style of cards

Angela said...

I saw this card from the hotel room and was seriously tempted to go steal a silhouette from the booth, or maybe just beg nicely for a free one :) Welding words sounds like my kind of manual labor! Love the mix of patterns, love that dress (breaking mine out soon, I think)!

Michele said...

super cute idea!!! Love it!