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Monday, January 16, 2012

Growing in Unity Monday~

Happy Happy Monday!  
I'm back with another Growing in Unity card today, showcasing one of our 
Make sure you see yesterday's post, as I actually started Growing in Unity yesterday!

Do you have any of those baseball card protectors? Well, I used one of those sheets and cut out two of the card slots to create this card base. 

Here's the info: I inserted chocolate cardstock with polka dot paper, cut with a Spellbinders Label 4 die and a little tie of embroidery thread for the background to be placed inside the pocket.  I colored the cupcakes with Copics, and cut out them out to embellish the outside (now it's really tricky when trying to photograph the baseball card protectors due to the glare, so I'm sorry, I could not eliminate the glare totally):

Here is the inside of the card, again placing chocolate polka dot cardstock over blue cardstock inside the card slot. Then embellishing the outside using the Spellbinders die Labels 4 with the sentiment, and colored,   cut out and popped up one little cupcake and some pretty flower ribbon: 

Here's a close up of the cupcakes and you can see them popped up at various heights:

You need to use a bone folder to crease the card holder in order for it to stay folded.  But it really makes such an easy card base, and you can easily switch it around for different looks.

I will not take credit for using the baseball card holder, as I have seen it used as scrap book pages in many different places, i.e., Debby Schuh classes.  
But I thought...why not use it as a card base?  So what do you think? 

I created this card based on the challenge over at Ribbon Carousel and was inspired by the cupcake and it's colors:

You have until Monday at midnight to enter this challenge.

Also, don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in the Growing in Unity drawing...
you could win 2 Itty Bitty's of your choice!  More details on yesterday's post below.

And if you NEED some {ippity}, I would love to be YOUR {ippity} chick! All you need to do is click on my picture when placing your order on the Unity website!

Thank you so much for coming by today!
I hope your day is filled with Unity and {ippity} goodness!

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26 comments:

JPScraps said...

Fun card. I've never seen card holders used like this. Great idea!

~amy~ said...

soooo very SWEET.

lisa arana said...

Yummy goodness! Perfect cupcake colors.

Maria Levine said...

Great job! Thanks for being the GIU girlie this week!

Sarah said...

Jen! This is an awesome idea. I love how it turned out. Can't wait to see what other awesomeness you have this week :)

Jen said...

Sooo fun and love those little cupcakes! Great job, Jen!

Emily Keaton said...

What an adorable card, Jen--I love how you used that baseball card holder. Super cute design for this sweet card!

Angie said...

wow! Is this ever a cute idea!!!

Gwen said...

What a clever idea! Love the papers and the design you made!

StampNK said...

What a darling card...love the way you used the card holder and the colors you used. Makes me think of chocolate chips with those brown dots!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a sweet card! The baseball card holder is a wonderful idea.

Denise Bryant said...

love this very fun card! Cute cupcakes, and the baseball card holder idea is fabulous!
DeniseB

Kary said...

What a great idea!! your card holder looks gorgeous. I LOVE the cupcakes!! They look yummy. Have a great day!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Hooray for being the GIU Gal this week! I love these colours together and those cupcakes look good enough to eat. Love the detail!

Amber S said...

What a neat idea!!

StampinCathy said...

This is one sweeeeet card. I just love those cupcakes and all the details! You are so creative and super inspiring. Can't wait to all your amazing GUI MOJO!

My Angel said...

Cute Card!! Love the colors!

Linda SS said...

cupcake card is so cute. You can just change the frosting and toppings any time you want.

Rachel B said...

I love that you used the trading card protectors to make a card. Very cute!

sharon g said...

I really like how you added crunchies on top! Very cute.

B. Poteraj said...

How SWEET. I like your style.

Carol said...

Very clever idea, love it!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

jengd said...

I've never seen a card done this- looks great- I really like that the inside is decorated too.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a neat way to use those card holders, and great piecing on the cupcakes!

Jessica said...

Wow, Jenny, your talent is so diverse. I have seen cards, a gift bag and now this! Ilove this color combo...good luck at RCC!
:O)
Jessica

SHartl said...

LOVE this! Of course, I love cupcakes in general...and these are real cuties! It looks great on this chocolate cardstock..YUM!