Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Growing in Unity: Day 3

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Welcome to day 3 of my Growing in Unity Girl week.

Day 3 Wednesday (this post)
Day 4 Thursday
Day 5 Friday

For today's post, I created a set of cards using Empowered Words. For those who don't know me well, I love being able to support and empower other people. When I craft, I find that most of the time I like to just let people know I'm thinking of them and want to send positive thoughts. This stamp set was gifted to me by a sweet crafty friend. You can see below that I created eight cards.


I am so proud of myself for creating some clean and simple ones, too. There were three combinations that I created: black and white, gold and white, and white on white. All the frames were from Paper Smooches Fancy Frames Icons Dies. These are some of my absolute favorite dies to play with. I die-cut a lot of frames and matching fun foam pieces in white, black, and gold. I stamped all the sentiments using VersaFine black dye ink. The background paper is from this amazing paper pad. The doilies were purchased from this eBay seller. The small flowers are from Altenew's Vintage Flowers and were stamped with Hero Arts ombre inks. 


Creating this set was a great way of being able to use things like doilies, pattern paper, twine, embellishments, and even washi tape. Some of us like to hoard pretty things, myself included. So I'm happy I was able to use them. :) 

I have a really hard time creating clean and simple cards so the following card is progress for me. I love the white on white look. It's so classy. I did add a touch of this minty green. I won't show off each card, but you can click the images above to get a closer look. 



These quotes are so wonderful. I can't wait to send these cards to some of my dear friends. How amazing is this white, black, and pink combination below? 

For the card below, I added some black gems and washi tape. 



Were you inspired by today's cards? I would love to know what you think. 


Be sure to comment on each GIU post. I will be choosing two winners randomly from all comments — they will receive 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Co. The winners will be announced on my blog next Monday, July 20, and they will have two weeks to claim their prize.

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29 comments:

  1. I adore your empowering cards! I especially love how you framed the words! I too have a hard time making simple. My favorite is the white on white with a touch of teal. Your friends are going to love them!

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  2. These are awesome! Love the frames. Perfect "pick me up" cards! LOVE it ♥

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  3. These are all so pretty and uplifting! They'd be the perfect way to brighten someone's day.

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  4. Very pretty set of cards! I like to send out a card to someone 'just because' too, but I often don't get around to it. I need to make some up to keep them on hand, and these sentiments are perfect!

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  5. I am loving your cards..and that they could be used to boost confidence in both girls or guys! Clever idea popping those encouraging words on fun foam too..your friends will surely feel the love!

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  6. What a fabulous idea, Ruby...Especially LOVE the white on white card!! The entire set is awesome *** just like you !! And you used one of my favorite supplies--DOILIES !!

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  7. Fabulous set. Especially like the black and white. Very striking. Hugz

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  8. Lovely set of cards, Ruby. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Great set of cards! Ha ha now I want the stamp set and the die set! ;)

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  10. Very pretty cards! Love how soft & feminine they look. Love Unity sentiments.

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  11. What a fun and inspiring batch of cards!

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  12. What a wonderfully beautiful and inspiring set of cards! Love them all! :)

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  13. What a pretty and meaningful set of cards. Lovin' the framed sentiments. :)

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  14. Love these CAS cards with the uplifting sentiments and I especially love the doilies!!

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  15. Love how the words are framed so they become more prominant.
    thanks for sharing some great cards.
    Keep on encouraging people - we need more of that in life.

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  16. Absolutely lovely idea of framing the words,they look powerful and encouraging.Love the simple yet great cards,they became!.

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  17. Great use of quotes. I think it is amazing to use your passion to encourage others.

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  18. What an adorable set of cards and love how you combined the sentiments with those fun foam frames! Card sets are always fun to make and give...and to receive!

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  19. I like the little frames around the sentiments. What a nice addition!

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  20. Wow! What a beautiful set of cards! Love all of the sentiments!

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  21. Love the set of cards that you have created with this stamp set.

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  22. I love this set of cards! I have this stamp set and haven't thought to use it on cards yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. I LOVE this card set!! The differences in their styles are great and LOVE those doilies!!!

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  24. This definitely makes me want these stamps!! Looks great!!

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  25. great style, great design from a great cardmaker!

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  26. great designs! Love the quotes and your idea for them. I need to send cards more frequently! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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