Saturday, March 7, 2020

Friends of Unity March Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Friends of Unity blog hop with March’s theme, Designer Choice. This month I went back to one I hadn’t done in awhile, paper piecing with Angie girls! It always reminds me of my youth as I loved my paper dolls and making clothes for them!

Before I start, wanted to remind you that several friends are doing giveaways. All you need to do to win is comment on every blog in the hop... easy peasy! Names are drawn randomly and winners announced the following month. At this time, I’d like to congratulate

Glennis F


for her win from last month’s blog. Please PM me with your full address so I can send out some Unity goodness! My thanks for stopping by!

So, I used Unity’s Just... sorry kit and a retired Simple Stories Vintage Bliss paper pad. I love this image and I was in need of a get well type card. I think this kit is so dang adorable and the colors in this pad so light, I was hoping for a cheerful card. Using papers from a paper pad ensures color coordination amongst the pieces. After stamping, I, basically, cut out each of the particulars areas. I stamped the image, again, on plain Bristol and used my pens and pencils for her hair and face. And this became the base for the rest of the pieces. I created a frame for the image and stamped the sentiment, using the same paper to frame it. I finished the card with crystals.


For the second card, I wanted to herald the arrival of spring with the tulips in the Tulia Girl kit. This time I used some paper scraps, a pretty violet blue check, a plain yellow and a very light patterned green. I painted the image on Bristol paper and fussy cut out the jumpsuit on the green paper. Not liking how busy and overpowering my flowers became, I decided to “mute” them by just using plain stamping on plain colored cardstock. I fussy cut the flower heads out and adhered them. I then decided I wanted a patterned jumpsuit, so using a pencil, I added a check pattern. I cut the piece down letting flowers and shoes hang off the edges a little and used a dark purplish blue and violet papers as backing. To pull this card together, I added a yellow doily and dots and split the sentiment into 2 pieces.


So fun, returning to childhood! And I now have 2 cute cards perfect for the season! I love both of these kits and I encourage you to pick them up if you haven’t already. 

Now, I should be your last stop in the hop this month, but if you haven’t hopped yet, might as well start at the beginning with Crystal’s blog! Reminder, we are not sponsored by Unity, rather we are just big fans! We use our own funds for prizes. Remember, comment below for a chance to win a prize!


44 comments:

  1. Beautifully done! I love paper piecing, but it is a time consuming technique so I tend to not do it as much as I should!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I find them fun to do for a change of venue! Refreshes me!

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  2. Paper piecing is the perfect technique for your first card! It looks like she is snuggled down with the covers up all around her. What a beautiful card you made!

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  3. I like how you explain your adjustments along the way. Great cards. Can't wait for spring too!

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  4. You never disappoint, your cards are so beyond what I could ever do. You always blow me away. a true artist.

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    1. Dawn, stop... I love your beautiful cards! Thank you, though!

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  5. Lovely cards, definitely feeling inspired!!! Just...sorry is new to my collection and she needs to be inked up, pronto!!

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  6. These cards amazing!! You Joyce are amazing!!

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  7. Very pretty cards, Joyce!
    Loving the first one :)

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    1. Thank you, Robyn! I find them fun to do for a change of venue! Refreshes me!

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  8. Thanks so much for choosing me as your winner! I love your projects today too,they are beautiful!

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  9. Joyce, I cannot find how to contact you, could you send me an email to farrellg41 at hotmail dot com and I will reply back to you. Thanks

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  10. I love your paper piecing. The jumpsuit is awesome (I'd love to own it! lol). Both designs are lovely. Beautiful cards!

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  11. Lovely second card
    and I love the first
    card! The paper piercing
    looks awesome.
    Carla from Utah

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  12. Both cards are so lovely, your paper piecing is spectacular on the first card!

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  13. Two fabulous cards Joyce! So inspiring!

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  14. Both cards are Awesome! I love how you adjusted the second one until you were happy with the results... its great...

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  15. I am just loving that Bad Day card so much. The papers you used, and the pinked edging are so cute...and I can totally relate to the need to hide under the covers some days

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  16. Fabulous creations!! Love these!

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  17. Your cards are wonderful! I especially love Just Sorry.

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  18. Love your choice of papers on the Just Sorry card! Both are lovely!

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  19. Beautiful cards! I love your coloring on the little girl under the covers. Your choice of paperpiecing dsp for the Angie girl is awesome, if not a little hilarious! Straight out of the 70's!!!

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  20. they are both great...but Just Sorry is fabulous...the colours and piecing are excellent!

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  21. Gorgeous cards! Makes me want to paper piece... I have the first papers you used in your first card!! It’s perfect for paper piecing... love it!!

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  22. Two fabulous cards- loving your fun designs, and a great job with the pantsuit as well!!!

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  23. Your sorry card is sweet. I love the patterned paper you used. Your coloring is amazing and I always love all your cards.

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  24. I loved "Sorry you had a hard day"! You put your heart and soul in that one - I sure would love to get that in the mail!!

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  25. Cute cards. I like your coloring and the papers you used.

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  26. It's always fun to return to childhood activities. Love the paper piecing, patterns, stamps, and your designs. Just fabulous cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. Two fabulous designs - and the coloring on that first one (HER HAIR!) is perfection!

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  28. Beautiful cards! Love your paper choices on your first card...perfect. And congratulations on becoming a Unity Design Team member. Well-deserved! So happy for you.

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  29. Love the use of embossing on printed paper!

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  30. Great cards, Joyce. Both are beautiful and your colouring is always stunning!

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  31. Pretty cards! Love the papers and designs! Awesome details!

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