Day 1 – Growing in Unity 2023

Clean and Simple

As I mentioned in my bio, this week I am focusing on using holiday stamp sets in my vast collection that have never been inked. As I was going through my un-inked holiday sets to narrow it even further to only five sets for this week, I found Unity’s “Let Heaven and Nature Sing” set.

When I saw these three simple trees, I decided I would start out with a set of three clean and simple cards. The vision I started with is not the same as where I ended up, but isn’t that the way it happens sometimes.

The cards I ended up with are actually simpler than my original vision. I started out pulling green card bases and then finding a green ink in my collection that would match the base green pretty well. I settled on Versafine Claire in Green Oasis and stamped out the trees on white panels cut out with the smallest stitched rectangle in Unity’s Scallops & Rectangles Nesting Dies.

Next, I dug through my large stash of Unity paper packs for a Christmas set that would keep with my clean and simple theme. I settled on a small dot paper from the Holiday Traditions paper pack. I trimmed the paper out with the large stitched scallop die from the Scallops & Rectangles Nesting Dies. I also trimmed out a white panel with this die for the inside.

I stamped one of the sentiments from Let Heaven and Nature Sing on the inside white panel.

And then layered up the front. I glued the dot panel down flat and then popped up the tree panels with foam tape.

I hope this week inspires you to get started on your own holiday cards. Be sure to leave a comment each day for a chance to win one of two prizes from Unity that I have to give away this week.

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33 thoughts on “Day 1 – Growing in Unity 2023”

  1. I love the clean and simple of your cards. I am guilty of having lots of un-inks stamp sets and this is a great idea of how to get them out and use them!

  2. Hi Molly! I love these pretty trees and the cards you created! Pretty paper choices and layering! Looking forward to your GIU week!

  3. Pretty sure I will be doing a lot of CAS cards for the holidays this year! Thanks for the great inspiration to get me started!

  4. I love to make clean and simple cards. Especially for holiday cards when I make 40 or 50 of them. Great cards!

  5. Gorgeous CAS cards. You could easily make all the cards you need with this design; just change the papers used to make them all different. (I have also been trying to use the unused yet sets I have).

  6. All great cards. This is one type of card (CAS) that I struggle with as a card maker. I have so many unused sets, I really need to use them at least once before I buy anything new 😆.

  7. Lovely clean and simple Christmas cards. These would be great to mass-produce (assuming you had enough paper and ink)! Great job.

    sue nagata

  8. I like that you die cut your inside panels also, makes them look so complete and professional. Love the polkadot background papers.

  9. Don’t you just live when things come together so easily!! Unity is the best!! Looking forward to your week!

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