Card Recognition

Friday, September 30, 2011

Unity Fall card set





So I've been slowly working on a fall card order, but my inspiration works in funny ways, so I haven't been staying on track.  But, since it's Friday I thought I'd pull out some Unity Stamps for Friends with Flair and see what I could make in the fall themed department.  I actually started with the bookmark because I wanted to play with the All Things Unity "One Layer" challenge and it's been awhile since I play with Susan's One Layer Wednesday challenge, her challenge is to find inspiration on Janelle's blog and I loved her post with all these fabulous bookmarks.  But I liked the bookmark so much that I made a card :)  I thought the card would work well for the current Unity Challenge "Falling Leaves" and the Ippity Challenge "Tie it Up" challenge because I've used some May Arts twine.  Because I splurged the other day and bought the new Tim Holtz fall distress inks I thought I should play along with the CR84FN color challenge (although I promise to use the new purple soon, it's FABULOUS!).  And then I decided to make an envelope, because as you'll see below my younger crafting son decided to decorate his envelope for his card to my grandmother.  When I told him his project would work great for the Young Crafters Unite challenge and that I'd make one too he said, "But you're not young."  Thanks son!  (For those of you who have been to my blog before, Mr. Ben, age 6, LOVES LOVES comments, so please include a shout out for his project, it seriously makes the little guy grin ear to ear).





Materials: Card: Unity Bit of Burlap, Unity Moments in Bloom, May Arts twine, Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 8, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Stain, Tim Holtz Distress inks: mustard seed, gathered twigs, ripe persimmon, water color blender pen

Bookmark: PTI Bookmark die, May Arts twine, Unity Bit of Burlap, Unity Moments in Bloom, Tim Holtz Distress inks: mustard seed, gathered twigs, ripe persimmon, water color blender pen

Envelopes: Unity Bit of Burlap, Unity Moments in Bloom, May Arts twine, PTI Fillable Frames die, Tim Holtz Distress inks: mustard seed, gathered twigs, ripe persimmon, water color blender pen

48 comments:

Roslyn said...

Love that burlap stamp! All your projects look great!

Ben, your card and envelop are fabulous! Great work!

Ruby said...

Beautiful fall projects. Love the backgrounder.

Lisa said...

What a fun autumn trio! The burlap back ground is SUPER!!! And Mr. Ben...HIGH FIVE little guy!!! Your envelope looks GREAT, grandma will love it. And I REALLLY like your sheep on the bright orange paper!!!

Sarah said...

The fall cards are so pretty!

Emily Keaton said...

Erin, your trio of fall projects are super! Love that tree and how you used the Bit of Burlap stamp. What a super bookmark! And lookee at all of those challenge you rolled into these. So very efficient. ;)

Ben, your sheep card and decorated envelope to go with it are MARVELOUS!! You have quite an eye for placing all of your different pieces. Way to go!! :)

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

jennifer mitten said...

Erin and Ben, I love both your projects!

Marie said...

Lovely Autumn cards and bookmark, Erin. Love the CAS look. Mr. Ben you did an awesome job!

artfuldelight said...

WOW love it!!! Gotta have the Tim Holtz wood embossing folder.

JPScraps said...

awesome card and bookmark. Ben, love the card and envelope!

Karen B. said...

These new inks look amazing, makes me want to go and find some right away. Great projects Erin, I especially like the envelope, what a nice what to frame a name or address.

Mr. Ben, your grandma is going to love your card to pieces! Each card gets better and better!

yyam said...

Wow! This fall set is spectacular Erin! :)

yyam said...

Mr Ben...love your happy card and that awesome envelope! :)

Susan Raihala said...

What a wonderful set of goodies!!!! So pretty and autumnal!

Sarah said...

Love this so pretty!

Aleks said...

That is a very lovely set!! Love that burlap!

Ben, you did such a wonderful job!! I adore your card and how you decorated the envelope! You have such a nice mommy to share her supplies and knowledge with you!! Keep creating! :)

jackie 4124 said...

Love the background stamping. Awesome fall cards

jen said...

Wow! You BOTH were on fire! I really love the card, bookmark & envelope- it's a beautiful fall set! And Ben's card is so fun- love the sheep/NZ theme!!!! go challenge pros!

Jen said...

Your projects are gorgeous and Ben, yours totally rocks. Love the green and orange!

Linda said...

what a beautiful fall tree.

~Tammy~ said...

Ben, you are a young crafter indeed and a fine at that! You are spot on with your creations and I love your color choices! Perfect for fall!

Erin, awesome projects! You have been busy! Can you send some mojo my way!

Rona said...

Love your projects!! That bit of burlap is such a great stamp for fall!! Great job!! Glad you are playing along with the Ippity Challenge!!

shuggy said...

great cards!

Lana said...

Wow! I love love your tree! The colors you chose look great!

Susie said...

Wonderful set.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a darling collection of projects Erin! Love the textured background and the distressing looks wonderful! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Jen W. said...

Hi Erin! I found your blog via Kirsty's blog (http://kirstycolquhoun.blogspot.com/).
I love love love this set! The colours are gorgeous and that burlap stamp is fabulous. Love the way you made the address space on the envelope too.

And as for Ben, it looks like mom has some competition on her hands in the card making department! :) Love that sheep card, Ben!

StampinCathy said...

Amazing projects. Love the colors and all the stamps you used. Thanks for the inspiration and for playing along with us at ATU!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful work, Erin! Love the textured look of the background and the design is FAB! Happy WCMD!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

i LOVE ben's cards maybe because they have a big nz element to them! what talent the young man has ... hope he is supporting the all blacks and dad is bring a ab's top back for him!

sharon g said...

My favorite part is the woodgrain. But I love everything you made. It's right up my alley!

Sylvia said...

Love all your projects, Erin! Hi Ben, Your card is wonderful! I am sure grandma will love it! Keep stamping, Ben! Happy World Car Making Day to both of you.

Debgem said...

Erin - your card, bookmark and envelope are just fab - thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

But it's obvious that talent runs in the family - Ben - your envelopes are just fabulous!

lynn said...

your fall set is so awesome, erin! ben, your work is just rocking:)

Lindsey said...

Wow, I really like how you used bit of burlap, especially how you overlapped and masked it on the envelope.
And for Ben... Love how you decorated the envelope! Your sheep looks great, too.

Denise said...

Your set turned out great! Love the colors and designs.
Great job from Mr. Ben on his project too!
DeniseB

Susan Raihala said...

What a fabulous project! LOVE the bookmark especially And Ben is certainly has your talent!

Carol said...

Gorgeous cards and bookmark...love, love, love that burlap stamp! And, Ben, your two cards are awesome....I know you got your talent from your mommy!

Emily Leiphart said...

These are gorgeous! Great colours and that burlap is one of my favourite little backgrounds. Ben's projects are FABULOUS!! I love the postcardy one with the New Zealand letters. Such a cute little lamb, too. :D

Janelle said...

What a great set! Love the bookmark especially. Love your son's passion for crafting -- a future Tim Holtz? :)

Susan said...

What a beautiful fall set! Love the colors...and that burlap stamp is really awesome!

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE these fall-themed projects, Erin!! The burlap is a gorgeous backdrop for that tree!!! Total design perfection, my friend!!!! And AWESOME projects, Ben!!! LOVE your sweet little sheep card and that jazzed up envelope!!!! Keep up the GREAT work!

Marybeth said...

Such an amazing fall set . Just beautiful!

Lisa A. said...

Very pretty...love the burlap...it adds such dimension...what a great stamp!
Hi Ben!! You are one amazing artist!! I love the colors of your cards!! Your sheep is sweet and the butterfly on the other card so pretty...great job ...wow...2 cards...soo cool!!

Marie / Legojenta said...
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Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a beautiful autumnal cardset! Love the texture of the burlap =)

Ben, your card looks awesome! You are soo good at stamping and I think your grandmother is very lucky to get two pieces of art from you,- both a card and a fabulous envelope! Great job =)

Thank you so much for joining us at Young Crafters Unite!

Chari M. said...

This is just lovely! I love that you made a bookmark to go with the card and envelope. Love the burlap stamp. Thanks for playing with us at YCU!

Emily Keaton said...

Hey, Erin!! Just had to stop by to say CONGRATS for earning a Chick Pick over at the {ippity} Challenge blog. This set is absolutely gorgeous. :)