Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quick Holiday Cards & Tags-Growing in Unity



Are you working on holiday cards yet?
I'm not really, although I have been sharing a few
over the past couple of days.
It's day two of hosting
and I have been enjoying playing with my
newest set of Unity called
'Bright & Merry Winter Wishes'.


I have been trying to create a few things that would 
give you ideas on how to make quick 'assembly-line'
type of cards.  Anything I can do to inspire you to
'make' rather than 'buy'!
The snowflake was actually stamped first and then
die cut using a Spellbinders die.  I also used
'Labels One' for my frames.
A little Stickles in garnet highlight a few of the letters
on the sentiment and a rhinestone center for a little more shine!
The satin ribbons are from Anna Griffin.


These really make up so quickly that using the same
design for matching gift tags just makes sense.

I am really enjoying playing with my Unity stamps this
week and now here's a chance for you to
win your own set from Unity.
Make sure you leave a comment on each GIU post
which began yesterday.  Come Friday, I will have a random
drawing from all the comments left on these posts.

So glad you stopped by!

35 comments:

Katrina said...

Super cute!!!! And I wouldn't have thought of that color combo.......LOVE THEM!!! hugs K

Paul said...

Brilliant cards, blue and brown are always excellent bedfellows and such a neat idea for assembly-line cards. Love how you've combined the snowflake stamp with a similar shaped die. Pxx

She said...

Oh Julie, I love these. Great stamps and my favourite colours too. Haven't made a start on mine yet! Must get a march on! S x

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Julie,

What a wonderful card this is this way! I love the colors you used and those circles in the back are very pretty!!! Wonderful card and, yes, a true inspiration to 'make'! Thank you!

Hugs, Wendy

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful card and love the tags too. I just love the color combo and of course those adorable stamps. You are rockin GIU and this is only your second day. Thanks for this inspiration.

Anne Jagger said...

They are just beautiful. What a great idea.

Michele Gross said...

Sooo pretty Julie! I LOVE The ribbon loops! :)

Sharli said...

Beautiful tags and card Julie Ranae! I love the snowflake - very clever of you!
Hugs!

Jan said...

cute tags and I really should be making some of my own :)

Cecelia said...

These tags are super cute!! I make my Holiday tags every year and probably should get started so I am not overwhelmed;0) Love the snowflake and colors! Take care;0)

Hugs
Cecelia B

Sarah Anderson said...

Love those tags Julie, and they make for great cards too! I can just imagine parcels under the tree with big gold bows and your stunning tags :)

lisa said...

I love the cards you've been making, Julie, they are just that bit different from the usual type of Christmas card. I love that blue.
Hugs Lisax

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SO CUTE! Another fab card (or cards) created by you! I love that you went with a Christmas theme---and gold and blue! SO CLEVER! I need to start thinking of Christmas....but first--I've got to finish this client order! Which will take me until Nov. 20...so maybe by then I'll be in the Christmas mood:)

Great job!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all your creations--HOOOOORAY for GIU!!!

Tracy Evans said...

Another great creation, I love how you have created matching tags too, lovely co-ordinated set, both merry and bright. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

stampjourney said...

I love these! A card an an ornament gift--the lucky recipients will feel so special! Love the colors you chose, too!

Gwen said...

These are gorgeous!

foursenuff said...

Love the gold and blue combo. You are very talented!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Julie! Love the rich & elegant gold & blue color combo!

Elisabeth said...

Lovely set, such an elegant color combo!

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I have not yet started on my holiday cards. Your design is very nice, I like it. I must get started!!!

Janet Z said...

You are inspiring me! Guess I should get started. Beautiful card and tags!

Bogner's said...

Beautiful tags and I love the background on the card! I am going to have to use that circle a lot more!

jmahugger said...

Fabulous Tags & Card!! Very inspiring~

the whimsical butterfly said...

These are SPECTACULAR!!! WOW! I love the distressed look of your card and that gold ribbon really brings out the blue/red. Beautiful wo rk!!!

marilyn said...

LOVE your cards--wonderful ideas to make lots of cards!

Carol said...

Great idea! Love the colors.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly said...

these are fantastic. I like your idea of "assembly line"- I love when I have a concept I can do multiple pieces at each step and assemble at the end, makes me feel very productive and crafty!

Tammy said...

No, I have not started mine yet other than a few I have made for Operation Write Home! I think I would have had to start in June to make my own! :-) These are adorable! I just love your style! :-)

Lillian Child said...

Your tags are gorgeous and great idea to do more than one of a design!! Love the paper piecing and dotted background.

Jen said...

Love the blue frame and what a perfect match for the card and tags! Fabulous!!!

Tante K├Ąthe said...

What a great idea! I'm already off to make some of them, they so versatile!

just me and z said...

LOVE the snowflake and that adorable font! great job!

Sarah said...

I love how your tags turned out -- merry and bright indeed :)

Sarah
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Snuffermus said...

this card is really beautiful!

Janna

FibreJunky said...

I love the little gift tags. I think I'm going to CASE them!