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GIU – Day 5 — Have a Few Minutes?…Make a Quick Card

Every Growing in Unity Girl says this, but wow — this week flew by!  I have really enjoyed sharing some projects and some amazing stamps from Unity Stamp Company.  If you haven’t checked them out, please do — there is something for everyone there, and they often have sales.  There are such an amazing group of people working there and customer service is AWESOME.  Again, if you leave a comment on each of my blog entries this week, you could win a fantastic grab bag of Unity Stamps!

If your life is jam-packed and crazy like mine, you may find yourself in need of a quick card quite often.  You want to make something really nice, but you’ve got to beat the mailman!  Today, I’m going to close out my week by showing you some quick cards that I have made in a flash using Unity Stamps.

One of the first things I reach for when I need to create a background for a stamp and a sentiment is those Color Burst Powders.  I love this method, because you can just make the background, stamp, embellish and send it out.  Here are a few I’ve made that way:

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The kits used here are, “Bonus Dad,” and “Not Always…But.”  Just choose your colors, puff some Color Burst on watercolor paper (or a good weight cardstock), spritz with water and watch the magic happen.  After the background either air dries or is heat dried, you can either stamp right on the paper like I did on the first one, or you can stamp on white or kraft cardstock, fussy-cut the image and the sentiment and adhere them like I did with the second card.  In both cases, I just added some twine and other embellishments and — your card is ready to go.  You could also create a background using Distress Inks, watercolors, or Distress Oxides.  There are lots of possible ways to make a quick and easy background.

I love to relax by coloring.  It’s all the rage lately…you can find lots of awesome coloring books for this.  You can also stamp a bunch of images on cardstock and use them on cards later.  I color at night while watching TV, or quite often in waiting rooms of doctor’s offices.  You can use markers, pencils, watercolors — whatever you want or have available.  I made these cards with images and sentiments I stamped and colored beforehand:

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The sweet little birds are from one of the Kits of the Month from this year (it’s the May, 2017 kit) called “Free Your Dreams”; the other two cards are made with “Mystical Mermaid,” “Penguin Pals,” and “Sending My Love.”  All I did was find a colored image, add to the card with or without other papers, embellish and send.

Unity makes it so easy to quickly make an amazing card and let someone know you are thinking about them.  If you haven’t checked them out by now, please take a look at what Unity Stamp Company has to offer.  You won’t be disappointed!  I have really enjoyed sharing my Unity projects with you this week, and I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them.  Don’t forget to leave a comment!  Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

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