It is Friends with Flair {FWF} Friday at UNITY… a day full of inspiration from Unity Stampers.  The list of participating Friends with Flair hoppers can be found at Angela’s Unity Blog.  Just a hint… someone has a secret blinkie that could win you some awesome Unity rubber!!!!


The stamps are from the Unity June 2009 KOM.  I love, love, love this tree.  When I first saw it, I immediately thought about a Christmas card.  Then I proceeded to forget about it for a while.  Silly me.  When I was flipping through my stamps this week I found it again and clapped my hands (ok, maybe a little squeal slipped out too).  I stamped it on kraft cardstock and then embossed it in white.  I love how it is featured on top of the swiss dotted circle card base.  I think the splash of aqua ribbon just makes it look crisp and wintery.

I can finally play along with Caardvarks again!!!  I had to take a bit of an absence since times have been busy.  I love this challenge for a circle card.  Circle cards have been difficult task for me in the past, but I LOVE how this one turned out.

I also took inspiration from the Flourishes My Favorite Things (yip, the song from the Sound of Music) song challenge.  We are to take a line from the song as inspiration and I choose brown paper packages tied up with strings.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (June 2009 KOM)

Ink: Versamark, Joann Craft Essentials (white)

Cuttlebug die cut machine: Cuttlebug (swiss dots folder)

Other: EK Success (scallop punch), Michael’s Stores (ribbon), string, Stampendous embossing powder (white)


I absolutely love and appreciate all comments.  Thanks for the love!


  1. Stephanie Zito

    I love your card! What a fantastic design and great use of that stamp for a Christmas card! Beautiful!

  2. Rachel B

    Lisa, I love the white on Kraft. So pretty and elegant! Love it!

  3. Jenny Johns

    Wow Lisa, this embossing looks fabulous! I love your creation with this stamp…haven’t inked this one…yet, so I guess I will now! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Monika in VA

    Nice! Love how striking that white embossing is on the kraft paper!

  5. Jodi (jodinjaz)

    WONDERFUL idea for this stamp…I forgot about mine too!! I may have to CASE this…LOVE IT!!!

  6. mimms

    gorgeous card,love the combo, great !!

  7. Diane Jaquay

    I haven’t inked up that pear tree stamp yet but I have to say you did a FABULOUS job with it! The white embossing on the kraft looks wonderful! Love that the card is a circle too 🙂

  8. Tara

    OH I love this card!!!!

  9. Donna

    Gorgeous card Lisa!! LOVE circle cards!! Amazing stuff!! Xx

  10. erinkmckinney

    Ohh…LOVE your partridge card…I used the same stamp! It is so cute!

  11. Julie K.

    This is just too fun for words! Love the spunky layout and the stamps are too fun too!

  12. Lisa Henke

    sooo cool! I’m addicted to circles, so I instantly fell in love with this! love what you did here.

  13. Mandy Cheshire

    Oh, wow! I love this! That pop of teal ribbon is perfect! 🙂

  14. Debbie Standard

    This is flippin awesome girl! Love it!

  15. Sue-ann

    Sweet card lisa!

  16. Kelly Landers

    Awesome circle card!! Love the tree!!

  17. steph zerbe

    Hello Unity stamp! What a fun card. Love the WHITE. Love the circle!

  18. Heidi Van Laar

    This is wonderful! I love the white on kraft with just a touch of blue!

    (-: Heidi

  19. Amy C

    Stunning card!! I love the neutral tones with a pop of color in the ribbon.

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