Sunday, April 25, 2010


Yep. I can do that now! I'm so excited! The Michaels in our end of the world are finally, finally carrying the Martha Stewart scoring board! I had been wanting a Scor-Pal for the longest, but at close to $60, it's just out of my price range. With my 40% off coupon, I picked up this bad boy for a measly $12.98. I'll say it again - pun intended - scoooooooore!

Welcome, my Unity peeps! This is the first of my Growing in Unity posts. Can I gush for just a second? Unity and {Ippity} are an incredible value. My mom is one of those "if it's good quality and has style, it's an investment" people. Unity stamps fit that perfectly. While I do live on a shoestring budget, having qualtiy stamps and ink make a huge difference in how projects turn out.  And Angela does run a mean sale from time to time.

Anyway, I got the chance to work with a sketch I saw last week at Get Sketchy. Couldn't do it then, since I would never have gotten the flaps to work without the scoring board. No such limitations today.

I started out by cutting a 6x6 piece of DP. All of these are from Cosmo Cricket's Girl Friday collection. I used the Cricut to cut two hearts at 5 1/2 and 5 inches. The other papers were cut, and I inked up these images from Ippity's Straight from the Heart set. I deckle-cut and Distress-inked the edges of the bottom sentiment. Popped a Making Memories velvet brad into a Prima flower, and scored the outside edges of the hearts.

I attached the heart pieces and the grossgrain ribbon to the back and covered them with  a piece of cs that won't show. I colored the tree with Copics,  popped most of the red hearts up on pop-dots, and used a bit of cheap Studio G chalk on a Q-Tip to shade the grass and sky.
Here's a better look at the inside, though I'm not wild about the picture. It was a fun project!
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  1. OMGOSH! This is the way to start off the week with UNITY! Love this style of card and the colors and stamps are perfect. Thanks for this inspiring Unity MOJO!

  2. Great Card to start off your Unity week. love how the card opens.. Fantastic job.. have a great Week.

  3. Great start to GIU!! Love Ippity--and UNITY:) Just mentioned your blog on my post today!! GREAT stuff:)

  4. Not sure my comment your card! Great design and love those ippity stamps!

  5. Wow, I too agree...great way to start off your week with this awesomely terrific card! I love all the papers you used and those colors just 'pop', and those heart flaps...WOW!!