The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Growing In Unity ~ Day 2: Beyond Happy For You

Welcome back to Day 2 of my Growing In Unity week! In case you are just tuning in, I'm being featured as this week's GIU gal over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog (you'll see my name all lit up in lights along the right sidebar) and that means that you get a chance at some free Unity rubber stamps. Be sure to comment on each of my GIU posts this week, Monday through Friday, and at the end of the week, I'll randomly draw a commenter to win two free Unity Itty Bitty stamps of her choice!! Sweet!!

And here now, without further ado, is my project of the day:




My design for this pocket card was inspired by this week's sketch over at Chick Challenges {with Ippity}.
And if you let Angie know that you are playing along with the sketch, she'll throw your name in the hat for some additional free {ippity} through her. So I'm definitely doing that as well! And as long as I'm mentioning challenges: I'm also playing along with the current {ippity} challenge: Flowers.

But I'm not done quite yet . . . my card has a secret!! And I'm sure you are just dying to be let in on it. So here it is: I designed the tag to be a stashing place for a gift card. Just flip it over, and there it is. :)


I used two {ippity} stamp kits for this card: Dots for Sure and The Best. And I continued making progress on the challenge to myself to use a different patterned paper collection each day this week. This time around I'm showcasing pretty prints from the Six by Six Vanity Fair collection by My Mind's Eye. Double-sided papers like these from MME make it easy to make beautiful folded circle flowers like the one I used on this pocket card. (You can find a great tutorial here.)

Whew! That was a long one. Are you still with me? Good! I'm so glad you stopped by to take a look at my Day 2 GIU project. I love how it turned out, and I hope you like it, too.

See you back here tomorrow for some more Unity goodness!
Have a great day,
Emily

50 comments:

Tan's Hobbies said...

WOW!!! This card is so multipurpose!! It is just brilliant of how you designed it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Love the papers that you used, love the colors selection, love the central flower (it is too awesome), and love the gift tag!!! Great job, Emily!! You are so creative..

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I just love that vellum, stitched pocket for your gift card tag! Awesome card, Em! :)

Pam said...

Love the idea that the tag holds a gift card!! And the vellum pocket is pretty, and doesn't overpower the card! Love it! Oh, and more pretty papers today!

Hussena said...

wow your card is simply beautiful and multipurpose as well... such innovative use of the tag...thanks for sharing this wonderful tip:)

~Tammy~ said...

Wow this is beyond beautiful and I love that it holds a gift card! You rock!

Lisa said...

GET OUT!!! Emily this is awesome! LOVE the glassine bag stitched to your card...how clever! Really the overall design of this is exceptional. Love your mixture of DPs and your fun flower.

Marisa said...

Wonderfully done, Emily! LOVE the tag with the GC on the back! Great idea!!

Bonnie said...

Emily, I love the papers, the pretty folded flower and especially the tag with a secret. How fun!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh, you are a busy gal this week, Emily! This card with pull-out tag is gorgeous! I love everything about it. Hope you have a fantastic week!!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! I LOVE your card with the pull-out tag!! Fun design with great colours, & I love the folded flower and the colour coordinated ribbon. And what a clever way to have the gift card on the reverse side of the tag. Awesome!! Have a lovely day!! {hugs}

Gwen said...

LOVE this Emily!! The pp is gorgeous, love the design, the folded flower and I thought those polka-dots looked familiar!

onecraftymama said...

I haven't done one of those flowers in ages - the MME is perfect since it isn't too heavy to fold...now if I can remember long enough to get over to my crafty desk!
Your name should be up in lights all over the place, by the way. Just sayin! :)

Jennifer said...

Emily,

I love your unique flower!!! :) And what a clever place for the gift card!

Thanks so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

JPScraps said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Well, aren't you clever, hiding that gift holder behind the pretty tag! I love your flower. :) I keep meaning to give that technique a try.

Colleen Dietrich said...

PS - hope your birthday was a happy day! Hugs!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the folded flower and button trim. Gorgeous papers. The envelope is a great idea. I have been trying something similar but not with the vellum. I really like that idea. Another one of your awesome ideas.
Thanks for your great inspiration! :)

nwilliams6 said...

Emzi, this is such a positive and happy creation. I so love how you make everything so special! I want to try and make something like this!!!!

Karen L said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous card Emily! I have been reading your blog for some time now and you always do such beautiful work.
I love the pocket card format and the colors are beautiful!

StampNK said...

Wow! That's all I can say! This card is amazing. Love that you used vellum for the envelope...I've been seeing vellum making a come-back and this is perfect for it. Beautiful colors and that flower is so pretty.

Beejay said...

So cute! Super design! Love it!

newbie said...

I love double sided paper too, so easy to co-ordinate. Great gift card idea!

Linda R said...

What a wonderful project. I just love the little pocket. So creative the way you put the gift card in there. I love it..

yyam said...

Gotta love your multi-functional and gorgeous card! Awesome work Emily! :)

Julie Odil said...

Brilliant! Love the hidden gift card!

Marlena M. said...

You clever lady you! I love the gadgetyness of this stunning card!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful!!! I love this stamp set, but often think of it as a more masculine set - LOVE how you made it so pretty and girly!!!

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jengd said...

Seriously loving that flower! I've seen them folded that way but I really like the space between the petals! The stitching and velum look great together!

Carol said...

That is so cute, I love the little pocket and tag!

Carol B
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Miriam Prantner said...

Such a cool card! I just love that flower, and the glassine bag is fabulous! Great work!

B. Poteraj said...

I LOVE the tag and envelope. Good idea.

sharon g said...

Your ribbon matches perfectly. And the flower folds are so cool.

Natasha G.P. said...

The green and pink are so springy and pretty. I like all of the colors you chose, and the button and twine. It is a perfect combo.

shuggy said...

this is so cute!!

veronica said...

very cool layering with the vellum! love it.

Crystal said...

This is just fabulous!!! I love these stamps and the colors you used are so fun!

Benzi said...

Wonderful pocket card, Emily. I think you're really enjoying those patterned papers...love the stripes on this one. I always love houndstooth and dots, too. Sooooo, I say this is a fun creation!!!

Linda SS said...

LOVE The flower!!!!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

LOVE IT! I didn't think to create a pocket for the giftcard in my design. I will have to remember this one! ;o)

Judy said...

love this card, the flower, and the whole idea of the card being for a gift card.

Ruby said...

WOW this is just beautiful. What a piece of art.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh my gosh Emzi this is just awesome. I love this card design. How clever of you to have a secret place for a gift card. This is wonderful my friend.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! Love your paper choice! Great giftcard idea!
DeniseB

Glenda J said...

Fun colours and I love the flower!

Jessica said...

this is beautiful! the colors and patterns are just so pretty! love the layout too! :)

jennifer mitten said...

This is simply gorgeous and practical!

Lisa Arana said...

the colors and that flower are just amazing!

Cheri said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors, the glassine envie and the hidden GC!

Rona said...

Girl you are soooooo GOOD!! Love this card - fabulous take on the sketch - beautiful flower for our Ippity challenge and the way you included the gift card is FABULOUS!!! Love it!! Hugs, Rona

Anonymous said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL, I love it! Of course, your secret gc holder is fabulous! I love everything about your card to pieces; thanks so much for sharing it with us!