Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Unity Challenge Wednesday!

It's Wednesday- and this week I am your challenge hostess. I am very excited to share with you our challenge. It is to make a card with Unity stamps and using the technique paper-piecing. I am also excited because I am going to attempt to do my very first blog tutorial. Aren't you so glad you are my guinea pigs today? ;) (keep in mind I did not invent this technique- this is just my personal description of how to do it- I don't want to step on anyone's toes). Also, please check out the other Unity Challenge girls' blogs. (see side bar on right) You don't want to miss any of their fantastic creations. I am sure they will amaze you- they amaze me every week. Also, you can play along with us too. Just link your creations here on my blog or upload them on Split Coast using the keyword USC5. We will also be haning out all day in the Unity Forum tomorrow for Hip Hop Thursday. Start hopping at the Unity Blog and follow it to the end where there is sure to be some YUMMY Blog Candy! It all starts at 11 AM EST. :)


This is a very fun yet easy technique. First thing I did was choose my main image stamp which is the flower from Unity's Spring has Sprung. (notice my well-loved Unity handle) I stamped it three times. Once on my white cardstock which will be attached to my card; second on the pink designer paper; and third on my green designer paper.




Next I cut out the pieces from the Designer paper that I wanted to use on my main image. For this card I chose the flower from the pink paper and the leaves and flower center from the green.





Then I glued the the pink down first. Then I put the green center on top and also glued the leaves.





Here is my finished card. It is a very easy way to add interest to your image. It is a lot of fun too.



I made another card with the Unity set Giggle Grove. The bird was stamped three times also and the wing is popped up on a dimensional. I added buttons to this card because frankly, I don't use enough buttons.






Here is something fun I thought I would share with you that has nothing to do with stamping. There are other things, right? I know- not many but there are a few. :) My son has recently started driving his grandfather's old pick up truck. I had to put my foot down on the condition of his truck. It was dirty, filthy and disgusting. My boyfriend was over and thought he needed some help. Since he is the pick up expert (at least when it comes to Chevrolets) he pitched in and showed my son how it was done. Here are some photos I caught while they were working. Fortunately, neither one of them had the idea to turn the hose on me! Phew! But now that it is clean, it is hard to believe it is the same truck! Wow! I guess I need to wash my car now. yuck! Thanks for stopping by! Check back on Friday for my Friday Fun Challenge!! :) (I am hosting that also!)



86 comments:

Lisa said...

Sherry, Awesome share. Great tutorial, too. Thanks for posting this weeks challenge. Lisa :)

Tiffany Johnson said...

Great tutorial!!! Love your sweet card too :)

Tanis said...

LOVE the cards! The truck is pretty shiny too, though :)
Fabulous paper piecing!

JazzyH said...

Great card! I love the tutorial.

jpmayo said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous tutorial!!
And arent your guys too cute??

Maria Levine said...

Great cards. I love that flower, I may NEED that one! LOLOL! good look with the truck. and great tutorial!

Latisha said...

So awesome Sherry!
Both cards are wonderful & great tutorial.

Jessy said...

Sherry!!! GREAT cards, sooooo beautiful. great tutorial too. I also love what you did with your blog. Looks great!!! Thanks for the super fun challenge this week.

Hysteri-CAL said...

Wow - those cards are stunning ! Great tut as well xx

Ashley said...

Super cute cards!

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

OMGosh, Sherry, I love them both!! Great tutorial, and great challenge!

Tanis said...

Wasn't I just here this morning???
Well ANGELA is sending us all over here cause YOUR WORK ROCKS!!!!! (Like we didn't already know that!)
Congrats on being highlighted on the Unity Blog! What an honour!

Tracey said...

Your cards are FABULOUS!!!

Michelle said...

Sherry... WOW! I LOVE your cards! They are amazing. So Cute! I checked out some of your other cards & I am so inspired. I want to go home now & try the paper piecing technique. Great tutorial - I hope you have more! The buttons on the tree are a cute idea too! TFS.

Kristen said...

I love that you were on the Unity Blog! How awesome is that??? Congrats hun! I love you cards this week! They are fabulous!! :)

Chris said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Such cute cards!!

Harley Dee said...

First of all, your blog is fab! Your cards are great, love the little birdie stamped on that paper!

Jeanne S said...

Fabulous tutorial Sherry!!!

Purple Princess said...

Love the cards! Saw your work on the Unity Blog too! You Rock!

Sawyer's Mommy said...

Your cards are so pretty. I've never done any paper piercing either. I need to give it a try. You've inspired me. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Carolyn said...

Sherry,
I love paper piecing and your card is awesome. Thanks for sharing the technique again with us.
Love so many of the cards on your blog, glad I found you,

Carolyn Sharkas
ceashark@aol.com

Julie Campbell said...

Cute paper piecing! :) And... you're a natural at tutorials! Great job!

maiahs_momma said...

LOVE this card you made, and I also really like your blog...you do amazing card creations :)!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Stephanie Wright said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the tutorial too.

catdidit said...

Wow, I love all the dp's you used! Gorgeous card! I am so disappointed that my brain doesnt function properly and thought it was only Tuesday, lol!! I missed the challenge and this is one of my favorite techniques too!

Brenda said...

Wonderful cards, I love them. Thank you for a great tutorial. I wish I had time this week to join in on this challenge. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel Hope said...

I love the peper pieced flower, great idea!

Kim Muhl said...

AWESOME tutorial, Sherry! I wish I could play along, but not this time. :( Congrats for being featured...it is SO well deserved!

Lindsay Spencer said...

Wow! Angela wasn't kidding, your blog is wonderful. I love your cards, they are so pretty. And I love the whole look on your blog. It's so bold.

mcbetty said...

I love paper piecing Unity stamps too!! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial. Can your son come over and wash my car?

Debby said...

Sherry your blog and your creations absolutely Rock! Love the tutorial! Thank you!

Barb Barton said...

WOW - awesome cards. Thanks Angela for steering me to this blog. I will definitely be back to visit!!!

scrappycandy said...

Saw your cards on Unity...such great creativity and ability. Love the colors. And I love the paper piecing and just had a similar idea last night...hmmm wonder if our brain waves were crossing... my idea had to do with Halloween and if it works I'll send you an email. (I'm new at this) Thanks for the inspiration!

Katherine (beadfreak22) said...

Congrats, Sherry! I'm so proud of you I could burst! Your blog looks awesome (love the new design!), your tutorial rocks, and your cards are AMAZING!! Love ya,girlie!

Jenn said...

Woo Hoo Sherry!

Love the Giggle card, the buttons look great on it. :)

Heather said...

I love paper-piercing! It is a technique that I love the end results of. Great job and keep up the wonderful work!

daiseyfreak said...

cute cards, great job with the PPiercing!!!!!!! HIP HOPPIN ONTO THURSDAY!

Ailei said...

Hi ther! First, I must say I absolutely love your blog page design. Second, thanks for sharing your tutorial with us. It's definitely sweet n simple and I am going to try that for my son's birthday card. He's going on 2 and he loves red trucks exactly like that in your photos!So I will look around for a truck stamp and try to do 'foam' pieces instead of 'paper' and see how it turns out! See how much ideas I have gotten from you! THANKS!!!

AG said...

I love your tutorial. It's a beautiful card! I'm so inspired....off to my stamping room now! :)

Julie Masse said...

Your cards are all just beautiful!! Your blog is so pretty too!! :) Love those Unity images! :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...your work is amazing!!!

Sheila said...

Love these cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Stephanie Niavez said...

Ooh, I love your blog and your cards too.

Amy said...

I'm just discovering Unity through Christi Snow...waiting for my first order!!...your artwork is beautiful..thanks for the tutorial..and I really love the background on your blog also..!

Amy said...

oh...and let me add that the Twilight series are my favorite books ever..and I'm a mom too...LOL

Jodi Clausen said...

I love your paper piecing. My two favorite things!! Flowers and Birds...I am so addicted to stamps of both of those. THANKS Sherry!

cathygalloway89 said...

Sherry, thanks for the great tutorial! Your cards are beautiful!

awendybird said...

Your cards are divine! Great tutorial!

marla said...

What a great challenge. This is something that I forget to do. I love your card using this technique.

Karen said...

Don't you just love paper piecing, it is so much fun. The card is great. Your first tutorial was perfect. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

The McCloskey's said...

Thanks Sherry for a great tutorial, please I just adore what you did with the buttons as leaves on the tree; how creative you are.

Take care.

Tiffany

The McCloskey's said...

Thanks Sherry for a great tutorial, please I just adore what you did with the buttons as leaves on the tree; how creative you are.

Take care.

Tiffany

The McCloskey's said...

Thanks Sherry for a great tutorial, please I just adore what you did with the buttons as leaves on the tree; how creative you are.

Take care.

Tiffany

Sheila D said...

Great cards. Paper Piecing makes a card interesting with all the different colors and tectures. Thanks for the tutorial.

Tiffmc said...

Thanks Sherry for a great tutorial, please I just adore what you did with the buttons as leaves on the tree; how creative you are.

Take care.

Tiffany

Tiffmc said...

Thanks Sherry for a great tutorial, please I just adore what you did with the buttons as leaves on the tree; how creative you are.

Take care.

Tiffany

Tiffmc said...

Sorry my post kept posting numerous times. The blogger said invalid password, so I didn't realize it would post again, and again and again, and so on.

But I do love your cards. Thank you.

Tiffany

Ryann said...

I love tutorials. Thank you for sharing! Cute cards too *wink*

KindredEsprit said...

Great tutorial! And I loooooooove the button tree!!!

stampinc said...

Sherry your cards are just beautiful and very inspiring. Very easy to follow tutorial. Glad I found your blog.

Ruth said...

congrats sherry, you make beautiful cards.

DeeDee said...

Wonderful cards...great tutorial too!!! Thanks for sharing your creations with us!!!

Jessica said...

love all your cards, and the technique challenge for today! It was a fun one. Thanks:)

Molly Joly said...

Wow- I love that technique! Can't wait to give it a try!

Kim said...

Great job on the tutorial, love the card!! Fun challenge!!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards and great tutorial, too!

Ravengirl said...

The tutorial is very clear with wonderful pictures. I love the intricacy of the bird that you paper pieced. I wish I had time for your challenge!!!

Tanya said...

Great tutorial - love the technique and your cute card (I don't use enough buttons either!!)

Nancy said...

Great tutorial and I love your card! Very inspirational!

susanshoe said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial, and maybe you could use cleaning your vehicle as inspiration for one of your fabby cards? Great work!
Susan :)

wendyp said...

Super cute cards! I love how you added the buttons to the tree...adorable!!!

KellyB said...

Love paper piecing, very cute!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh~ Your blog is awesome and your creations adorable!

Vicki

deb--s said...

Sherry, you make some FINE cards woman!!! Great tutorial too!

Doris said...

this is lovely!

Jillisgram said...

Saw your card on Unity and thought I'd stop by. Cute cards, and love your tutorial!

Lisa H. said...

just fabulous. Love the dsp you used to piece together that flower. just love it!

Ramsey said...

So I'm late on this, but I was gone yesterday! I love love love the paper piecing techique! I'm so glad you chose it! I also LOVE all your work. You are amazing!

Stampin Cats said...

Love the paper piecing. the card looks great.

HapEMomE said...

Sherry, I am SOOO glad I found your blog via Unity!!! You are amazingly talented! Love your work and will be stopping by often to check for updates. Beautiful cards!
~Chelsea
http://hapemome.blogspot.com

Julia said...

As I love paper piecing..this is such a cute, unique way to incorporate that along with stamping! Way too fun and such cute projects you've shared!!! :-)

Tamara said...

I love your cards! The bird is so cute, and the flower, striking.

Angela L. said...

What wonderful helpful info..... thank you for posting and I just adore what you create!

Cookingmama said...

What a great tutorial! Thanks so much. Your cards are AMAZING!!

MollyK. said...

Your idea is terrific....I can't wait to try it myself. MollyK.

Brenda said...

Great job on your first tutorial - you sound like an old pro! Your instructions and photos make everything so clear. I'm very new to cardmaking, but thanks to you I'm inspired to try these great cards. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!