{03.21.2011} take two day one

{my Hippity Hop post will be up a little later}

Today, Emily from Art♥from♥the♥Heart and I start our week of showing our two takes on the same unity stamps.  I met Emily while she was the Unity Guest Designer for last term. I love her style, LOVE HER and we BOTH love Unity. So every day this week we are going to use the same stamp set and show how we ROCK our own styles with the same stamps.

OUR “rules”: we each will use ONE Unity or Ippity set that is the same and have the option to use additional sets {if needed}.  But we really wanted to make the shared set the focus.

Prizes:  Make sure you leave comments on both our blogs. I’ll be giving away 2 watermarks (one from comments left on my blog and one from Emily’s) and we have 6 stamp sets (one for each set we use and an extra for Emily’s growing in Unity week) to give away as well!

YES, EIGHT prizes!!!

Angela, the owner of Unity Stamp Company, has so GENEROUSLY given us a stamp set a day to give away!!!  I can’t tell you how thankful I am to be apart of the Unity/Ippity DT family and that is because of Angela.  She is the so kind, so generous and SO inspiring!  There is heart behind this fabulous rubber!

So make sure you comment on both blogs so you have double the chances to win.

Up today… Ippity’s Cuppy Cakes stamp set.

Oh, how I adore these cupcakes.  Just by changing the colors or patterns, you can create such a fun little card.  This time I used some Basic Grey papers, LOTS of paper piecing and a little shading with a Copic marker.  The cupcake “topper” is stuck into the cupcake with a toothpick.

If you love cupcakes, you totally need this set!  ha. {Ippity} is only sold through an {ippity} chick and you can find one here…

Also, Lisa H. and I are blogging on the Unity blog today too!  You will want to check that out as well… Lisa and I have our own little dual card challenge going on as well.

I’ll be back a little later with my Hippity hop post.  Wow, such a big fun day ahead!

Click the button below to check out what EMILY has up for today too!!!

Don’t forget to leave a comment today (and everyday) for your chance at a Cuppy Cakes stamp set!
Emily and I will be back tomorrow for day TWO!

stamps: Cuppy Cakes {ippity}
patterned paper: Olivia, Basics {Basic Grey}
punches: circle, scallop circle {ek success}, scallop border {Fiskars}
other: toothpick, sewing machine, white gel pen, copic marker

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  1. Janna

    I love both of your designs, although I really want a cupckae now 😉 Thanks for the fun!

  2. Smita

    Oooh I love this card!! I have been following Emily’s work for a while and just got here through her. Love the interpretations of the Cuppy Cakes sets by both of you!!


  3. Tejal

    I want a cupcake now!! right now!! love the paper piecing on the cupcake, and the shadow looks so darn real…love the topper! what’s not to like?
    super super cute!!

  4. Angie Blom

    Wow love these cupcakes too !! Love that you paper pieced it!! Fantastic card!! Great start to your week together!

  5. mary friederichsen

    Lisa this is just adorable!!
    And what a great idea for this challenge! Thank you for doing this and sharing your inspiration with us! I am looking forward to all the Unity goodness!!

    Blessings and Hugs,

  6. Angela H.

    Ooh, love the piecing — and how fun to use a real toothpick for your topper! Great take on the set, and I hope you and Em have a fabulous week!

  7. kasia

    I LOVE your paper-pieced card! I am so excited to see what you two do with you Unity stamps this week. 🙂

  8. Emily Leiphart

    Oh my, Lisa, I just love what you’ve done here with the paper piecing and stitching! That topper is awesome!! What a great way to kick off the week. Thanks so much for sharing in this fun with me! 😀

  9. lynn

    love your pp cupcake, lisa! and the cute topper!

  10. Julie E

    What a fun card! All that PP and piecing is perfect! Can’t wait to see what the 2 of you have in store for tomorrow :>)

  11. Karen B.

    That cupcake looks delish! So cute with the pattered paper you’ve chosen.

  12. Jen W.

    Fantastic paper piecing! All that detail is gorgeous. Looking forward to the rest of your Take Two creations! 🙂

  13. martha

    I just love your take on this stamp set! Great job!

  14. jackie

    Lisa..I love this cupcake stamp. Your made it look good enough to eat. YUM-MY

  15. Toni Storie

    Cute cupcake! Love the topper, too! And man, that was a lot of paper piecing!

  16. Shauna {SK Studios}

    how CUTE!! i love the cupcake topper and the layered patterned paper cupcakes 😀 great ideas! thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  17. Mandy

    so cute! love all the different papers and layers of the cupcake!

  18. ~amy~

    SWEET…love your cupcake card Lisa!

  19. Rachel B

    How cute! I love the paper piecing and the fabulous cupcake topper.

  20. Jennifer Roach

    Ohhh, super cute. I love that stamp set 🙂

  21. Monica

    I love the way you used this kit! Get paper piecing.

  22. Jessica B.

    this is totally adorable!!! I love this set, would love to win!!!

  23. Lynn D

    Great card! Love this challenge idea, can’t wait to see what you creative gals come up with this week…so fun!

  24. Rona

    What a fun idea!!! I will be checking back all week – I am already inspired by the totally ADORABLE idea of adding a cupcake topper!! LOVE IT!! I am supposed to be making some first birthday invitations and they are using cupcakes as the theme!!! WoooHoo!

  25. Karin

    Amazing paper piecing! That cupcake is fantastic!

  26. Sarah M.

    I love that color combination!

  27. AnitaRex

    I love your paper piecing with pp, i love how you mix pp and stamps so well! :>

  28. Pam Loris

    Fabulous job using that stamp! Love it!!

  29. Sav O'G

    OHHHHHHHHHH! MY!!!!!!!!!!! I love how you made that sentiment into a cupcake decoration! ACK! So clever:) such a beautiful card–you always blow me away! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you two are sharing your creations this week! LOVE IT:) TFS!

  30. Erin Noll

    I went to cup cake crop over the weekend! Your paper piecing is perfection-LOVE IT!

  31. Stephanie Muzzulin

    Omg I am so excited about this and Of course I adore your caRD!!!!!!!!

  32. sunghee

    this is fabulous. Love how you inserted cupcake tag on it. Love the gems on frosting, too!

  33. Ky Scrapacat

    So sweet! LOL Wish I could have a cuppy cake.

  34. Laura

    Love the cupcake topper!

  35. deborah345

    I like how you have paper pieced different paper designs for this cupcake. Great card…thanks loads.

  36. Lindsey

    What a fabulous card! Fantastic paper piecing, and what also really catches my eye is that scalloped plaid layer… just the perfect touch. Wow! It’s going to be a fun week of inspiration!

  37. Lynne in NI

    ohhh fabby cupcake, lovin all that paper peicing!

  38. StampJourney

    Oh, what a cute card! Love the paper piecing! And I’m so excited to see what you and Emily have cooked up for this week–y’all are both so talented!

  39. Denise Bryant

    Love your cupcake card, Lisa! Very sweet!

  40. Roslyn

    Yum! that cupcake looks so good!!! I love how you pieced it together and used so many finishing details on your card.

  41. Emily Keaton

    I love how you paper-pieced that awesome cupcake! What a fun card. And Take Two is such a fun concept! I can’t wait to see what else the two of you have cooked up for the rest of the week. 🙂 To quote Ahnold: I’ll be BAAAAAAAAAAACK!

  42. Sarah J

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE cupcakes! and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp set! such an adorable card!! thank you for sharing! 🙂

  43. erin

    Oh this is fun!!!!! Can’t wait to see what else you and Emily cook up this week.

  44. Eva

    Ohhh…I just love your yummy cuppy cake card! Such a sweet card and I will have to check out Emily’s, too.

  45. inkthisstampthat

    Love the way your cupcakes turned out. The paper piecing is perfect!

  46. Leslie

    So incredible! I never think to stamp on printed paper. Now I need this set too.

  47. StampinCathy

    Your card is just adorable and love love love the cupcake. Thanks for the inspiration my friend.

  48. Anne T

    Super cute card! Love the paper piecing and the cute little topper/sign coming out of the cupcake!

  49. Emily Niehaus

    Your paper pieced frosting looks yummy, Lisa! Fantastic card! 🙂

  50. Gwen

    What an adorable card! Love your paper piecing and how you used the toothpick for the 3-D pick in your cupcake!

  51. carisa

    omgosh, this is too cute! love the cupcake topper you created.

  52. Marilyn

    Love the colors and the paper piecing–fabulous!

  53. Natasha G.P.

    I love how you paper pieced the cupcake! NICE!!!!!

  54. Sharon Gullikson

    What an adorable card. It really spices up the stamped image.

  55. B. Poteraj

    What a nice card for someone’s birthday. It is really cute, but not too young. Great job.

  56. Carol B

    Adorable and oh so yummy!

    Carol B

  57. Patricia

    This is so cute!! I love that stamp set!!!

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