Saturday, December 5, 2020

Friends of Unity December Blog Hop

Welcome back to a Friends of Unity Blog Hop, where, this month, we get to choose Our Favorite Things. As usual, comment on each blog for a chance to win some Unity stamps. This month, because it’s our anniversary month, all bloggers are hosting a giveaway, so lots of opportunity to win! Speaking of, I’d like to announce my winner from last month - congratulations....

Linda Abel

Please PM me with your address and I’ll get your stamps out to you!

Now, on to some of my favorite things - girlfriends for one, Angie girl stamps for another, paper piecing, Christmas cards, and, this very sparkly older Cozy Christmas patterned paper pad from My Mind’s Eye! Paper piecing always takes me back to playing paper dolls as a kid and designing my own clothes for my dolls. So, given all that... here’s my cards!

To makes these cards, I stamped the image from Kara and Melissa Girls 4 times on white paper using Antique Linen Oxide ink and on 4 different coordinating papers from the pad using a gray archival ink. I then fussy cut all the patterned paper wardrobe pieces (of course, including the fab shoes). I colored the skin, hair and jewelry of all the girls using colored pencils and pens. I then glued on all the apparel, keeping each girl to 2 patterns. I added shading and filled in any gaps with pencils and pens.

I then selected 4 other background papers I could back the girl papers with and die cut all 8 pieces to fit an A6 card. I used the friend stamp from November’s Whit Kit, Everything in Between, and a sentiment from Warm Wishes for Your Home. I also added different ribbons and ephemera from the Cozy Christmas collection to adorn each card. Because the paper is so sparkly, I felt the cards were embellished enough.

Spent a bit of time on this, but I believe they returned out pretty cute and make lovely friend cards. 


So, hope you enjoyed my take on Favorite Things. Now, on to the next blog (don’t forget to leave a comment before you go):

Bobbie Sue

or, you can start from the top:

Crystal

46 comments:

  1. You are amazing. Your creations are amazing. I am blown away by the beauty and art of these, my friend!!! Wow wow wow!!

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  2. Joyce, These are stunning!! I love the colors, the paper piecing, the coloring and the papers used. You are so very talented!!

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  3. Oh MY Gawd, Joyce!!!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE paper piecing, too, but no way would I have taken on all 4 FOUR of these cards!!
    I absolutely love them!!! SO much

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  4. Wowzers!! Your cards are gorgeous, Joyce!! All the beautiful paper piecing makes me want to play!! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration! Happy Anniversary my friend!

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  5. Wow! That is such a lot of work, but what a fantastic result

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  6. OMGosh super cute designs, I love them all!

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  7. Oh these girls are fabulously attired!! Thank you for sharing these lovely creations!!!

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  8. The are the most amazing cards! You are aces at paper piecing and I need to up my game!!! Xoxo

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  9. The are the most amazing cards! You are aces at paper piecing and I need to up my game!!! Xoxo

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  10. Oh my, I want every single outfit!!! lol They are all just
    beautiful. Love all the cute details in your cards.

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  11. This is one technique I want to try! Beautiful!

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  12. OH MY GOSH! I want all of these cards so bad! They are just so beautiful looking!

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  13. They look like they’ve shopped at a Christmas lularoe shop. Cute

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  14. They look like they’ve shopped at a Christmas lularoe shop. Cute

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  15. These are so
    pretty and love
    the colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  16. This are amazing cards Joyce! I recently paper pieced several Angie girls and so enjoyed it! It's like your inner child comes back from paperdoll days picking out their outfits! I always love the Friends of Unity hop!! Vannessa Osbourn

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  17. Love their fabulous wardrobe!! Beautiful paper piecing Joyce!!!❤️

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  18. Amazing cards! I love the color combination.

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  19. So pretty. Love the paper pieced outfits.

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  20. These are works of art! The patterned clothing are so beautiful. They look like alot of time was spent creating them but so amazing as I always love your cards. I can look at them all day. Thank you so much for the inpsiration!

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  21. Wow - Love them! Inspiring to try it and love new ideas!

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  22. Your paper piecing is amazing! Love these cards!

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  23. I love love love these cards!! I love paper piecing, it so reminds me of the paper dolls I used to love dressing with their pretty paper dresses. I find it very calming and therapeutic.

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  24. These are AMAZING!!!!!!!! Wow - i just love these so much! GORGEOUS!

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  25. Happy Anniversary Joyce! These are amazingly beautiful! I love their Christmas outfits. I have some paper from this collection. It was a great collection.

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  26. These are so pretty! I love the paper piecing on the designs!

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  27. Just love this and the ideas it gives me for my paper collection

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  28. Your cards are so chic and stylish, paper piecing is such a fun technique to add colour to cards. Thank you for sharing your creative cards!

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  29. These are AMAZING! Paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I always love your cards, and these are no exception! Your paper piecing is fantastic!

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  31. Absolutely love your cards! The paper piecing and color combination are so on point! These two AngieGirls are definitely on my wish list!!

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  32. One of my favorite things to do is paper piecing especially using the Angie girls. It's great because you could almost customize an outfit and make it match whatever occasion you need. Beautiful as always.

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  33. Happy Anniversary! Gorgeous cards, wonderful coloring, and amazing paper. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Holidays!

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  34. I love paper piecing from way back using fabric and now paper, and these are spectacular. I do love the patterns you chose and the coloring gave such dimension. Happy Anniversary! And Merry Christmas and a healthy blessed new year!!!

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  35. Wow!! The detail in this paper piecing is spectacular! The outfits are so rich looking and the colors are gorgeous. I don't do enough paper piecing, but now I'm inspired to look at my stamps in a new way.

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  36. That card set is so pretty that I would never be able to send any of them out. I would just hoard them and admire them every day! Wish I had a wardrobe like these girls have.

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  37. I sent you a PM. Thanks!

    Linda Abel

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  38. Awesome paper piecing cards! You did a wonderful job picking papers and colors that look so great together. Thanks for sharing.

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