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Saturday, September 3, 2022

Friends of Unity September Blog Hop

 Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a wonderful summer. We got a late start as far as warm days go here in the PNW but I have been loving the sunshine we have now. It's time for the Friends of Unity blog hop again. We have a fun theme going. Be sure to scroll to the bottom and check out the rest of the hoppers.


Yep, it's a Coffee, Tea and Cocoa hop and boy does Unity Stamp Co have some of the best stamps for this theme.


I started my cards by stamping some backgrounds and then had a hard time settling on the main image I had so many to choose from.

This card uses on of my most favorite background stamps and one of my favorite animal stamps. I stamped the Polka Dance background in SSS Latte ink. I cut this in half on the diagonal and used each piece to make a card. On an A2 size piece of card stock, I used the stamp set Coffee Components and SSS ink in Latte, Cappuccino and Mocha to stamp the upper half. I used a border stamp from the March 2020 Kit of the Month Spring & Things. Everything was inked with one or more of the SSS inks. I cut a domed piece of watercolor paper and stamped the frog from Frankie and colored him with my Zig markers. I inked the edges with Mocha ink and around Frankie with Latte ink. I mounted all that on brown card stock and added it to a card base. 

For this card I grabbed another A2 piece of cardstock and stamped the Pop Dots background stamp using the same inks. I assembled the base and then cut two pieces of watercolor card stock with the Make a Tag dies. I stamped the cup from Love to Go and colored it with my Zig markers. I inked the edges of this and the scallop tag with more of the ink trio. I stapled some beige ribbon to that and the sentiment and popped them on the card base with foam tape. 


Now be sure to check out the rest of the hop and comment along the way. I will be giving a prize away from the comments on my hop.

Alaine-you are here








19 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, Alaine! Love how you used the same design but changed them up slightly for two wonderful cards! So fabulous!

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  2. love your use of backgrounds! i love Unity's backgrounds and also have a hard time deciding which to use! LOL I also love the border stamp you used on the strip in the middle! Genius! saving these for later inspiration! ;)
    Jenni S.

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  3. Love the colors and card designs you chose, Alaine. I've always adored that little frog. Haha. :)

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  4. Fatastic cards! Love the sentiment on the frog card.

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  5. The neutral backgrounds really make your cute focal images stand out, thanks for sharing these lovely cards!

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  6. Ha.... that frog is terrific!! Just wonderful against the natural colors. He pops (love that eye). The backgrounds are great, ya gotta love a 2fer. Happy Fall.

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  7. Super cards and a really cute frog

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  8. OMG, that frog with that sentiment ... too fun!! And what a fabulous design. I love how each card looks so different with the same design by changing the main focal point shape.

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  9. That little frog card just makes me smile!!!!!

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  10. These are just darling! I LOVE the frog!

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  11. I love both of your cards. Frankie is my favorite!

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  12. The frog image is too hilarious especially with the sentiment and so true! The layers and embellishments are super cool and I love the diagonal line you created and that you used it for another card. This card I love the image and the red heart is a perfect focal point!

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  13. Love the background
    on your second card!
    Carla from Arizona

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  14. I like the backgrounds and cute and pretty images.

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  15. Beautiful cards!! Love the backgrounds!

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  16. Great cards for the hop! I love the cute frog and the coffee cup! Pretty papers for your backgrounds!

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  17. Love your monochromatic background! Really shows off the focal point image!

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  18. That frog is really something! Both cards are so well made. I like your choice of patterned papers for the backgrounds and how you layered everything.

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  19. What a great background for your frog card, and a fun sentiment as well. I'm a morning coffee person so I know just how he feels.

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