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Friday, August 10, 2012

Growing in Unity {Day 5}

Happy Friday! I hope you've been here all this week checking out my Growing in Unity posts. If not, you may want to do a little backtracking -- one lucky commenter this week will win a choice of two itty bitty stamps from Unity
Again today I have two projects to share with you... plus a story of great customer service. A few months ago I ordered Unity/Echo Park Fright Night (since it was on sale and all....). I hadn't used it yet, since I hadn't needed Halloween cards. (Although some of the images are easily multi-purpose, and I'm also thinking that, upside down, the banners might make fun Christmas trees. Although come to think of it, I haven't been making Christmas cards lately, either.) But in my quest to ink up unloved stamps, out came Fright Night.



Two ideas started this card: wanting to use one of the file folder images, and making my own washi tape with this "boo!" stamp that came in a little bag of Unity goodies that I won. I stamped the boo image repeatedly on yellow tissue, cut it out, and layered it on double sided tape for some fun Halloween caution tape. The panel down the side is the same stamp embossed twice. Although a real file folder would have the tab on the back fold, this works better for a card. ;) 
I was having so much fun, I kept stamping!



I love this Fright Night Sweets stamp! I made the little treat bag from a sheet of digital Amber Ink iPaper. Sadly, Amber Ink seems to have vanished from the interwebs. The bag template is here. (I changed the handles.) 
When I opened my Fright Night set last week... I discovered a flaw! The bat had been cut wrong, and had lost part of one wing. I emailed Unity, and even though it's been months since I bought it, I was offered a replacement bat right away. How awesome is that? 
Since it's Friday, I'm linking this post to Unity's weekly Friends with Flair hop. And don't forget, commenting on this or any post this week might just net you a couple of Unity itty bittys of your own! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend. 

Supplies: (card) black & orange cardstock, yellow tissue paper, Unity/Echo Park fright night stamps, Versamark, Memento tuxedo black & Versafine onyx black inks, clear embossing powder, Marvy Uchida corner-rounding punch; (treat bag) white & black cardstock, Amber Ink crackle dot white-on-black tiny iPaper, Colorbox orange ink, clear embossing powder, Martha Stewart bat punch, Offray ribbon Pin It Now!

36 comments:

Eva said...

Your projects are both amazing!

michib said...

Great projects! and I agree, Unity has awesome customer service :)

JPScraps said...

Both projects are spooky cute!

Amanda G said...

I'm loving the file folder card...might just have to steal that idea. ;)

Michelle (aka Meechelle) said...

I love these! Halloween is my favorite! I have been wondering what happend to Amber Ink. I check on them every now and again, but they haven't done anything in a long time now.

Melissa said...

LOVE these Halloween creations! That little polka dot bag is sooo cute! :)

Anna Natalia said...

This bag is so cool. Any kid who has this for Halloween will be so happy :).

Ruby said...

Really cool projects. I like them both.

Gwen said...

Great projects! Gotta love Unity!

StampNK said...

yay for Unity for their customer service! The combination of good service and wonderful products makes for a winner, right?!
Your projects are adorable and I love that hand-made washi caution tape!

Amber S said...

Yay for Unity helping you out! I'm itching to start on some fall/Halloweencards! Yours look great!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for showing us some fun Halloween projects. I like your homemade washi tape.

Emily Leiphart said...

Outstanding projects, Linds! Way to end your GIU week with a bang. Love these. I noticed the absence of AI as well. And Unity really is awesome to replace your bat!

D- said...

Great ideas. TFS.
Now I'm going to check out your previous posts. (came over from Unity)
dmcardmaker (at AOL dot com)
(please sign me up as an email follower)

Linda said...

Your projects is very cool I love the bag.

Emily H said...

Fun projects! Thanks for sharing!

onecraftymama said...

How fabulous is this? Love the BOO tape, and the file folder shape - and that's some customer service!

Noelle Reese said...

I love your bag and your card and Unity has the best customer service of anyone in the world! Your boo washi tape is fantastic!!

Maria Levine said...

What wonderfully fun halloween projects!

sharon g said...

LOVE the Halloween crafts. The bag is especially wonderful!

Jen said...

I adore that bag! And yes, unity has amazing cs!

Julie Odil said...

The Boo washi tape, the file folder, the great bag -- I love it all!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your Halloween projects! Great to hear about Unity's fabulous customer service too! I often don't get around to inking a set up for awhile either!
Fun GIU week... thanks for sharing with us!
DeniseB

D- said...

Thank you Lindsey for adding the email follower option!!! I am now an email follower!
dmcardmaker (at AOL dot com)

Pam said...

Your Halloween projects are just the spookiest!!! Unity is THE best for CS by far!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Does this mean it is officially time to play with my Fall stash? Love it!

cinmfoster said...

Great Halloween projects.

Jessica S said...

Darling creations. Great job on the homemade washi tape. I think I have that same BOO stamp from a Grab Bag, too. Wonderful bag and love those large dots! Unity Customer Service is "the bomb" for lack of a better description this morning.
Hope you have a spectacular weekend Lindsey! It has been a blast following you this week!
:O)
Jessica S

Karin said...

I love fall and halloween cards and crafts even more than Christmas...I love the embossing on black, it's so striking and your treat bag is just so cute! You've been a busy one :) Enjoy the rest of your summer!

jennifer mitten said...

I love these projects and Unity does have the greatest customer service!

Glenda J said...

My apologies for the late comment... these are both so fun! Love them. Great work!

Pryn said...

Fabulous projects! I love that digi paper you used for the treat bag! I am sorry that I missed your GIU week. I will have to back track indefinitely.
Unity has fabulous customer service! I am glad to hear that they treated you well :)

BloomingPink said...

Oh, I love these two projects....It's getting me in the mood for my favorite holiday!

BloomingPink said...

Oh, and I forgot to add...thanks for catching the "kitchy" comment.

That's what a few "REAL" artists said about some of my mixed media stuff when I was submitting it to a show. LOLOL. Honestly, it broke my heart when they said it, but now I just sort of "own" the fun-ness of creating something that makes me smile and feel HAPPY.

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are fun! Love the spooky bag especially! Perfect for going out on Halloween! Love the dots!!
Hugs, Wendy

Jen W. said...

Your washi tape is awesome! It makes great caution tape! And I love that dotty paper you used for the treat bag. :)