{10.17.2011} Unity Stamp Company & Spellbinders 2-Day Blog Hop

Welcome to our TWO-day event!

You should be joining me from Beth Pingry’s blog, if not then head to the beginning on the Unity Stamp Co. blog.

With all the blog-swaps that are happening out there lately, I can’t think of one more exciting than when the amazing women of SPELLBINDERS get together with the rockstars of UNITY STAMP COMPANY!

We can’t wait to show you a special line of coordinating products featuring SPELLBINDERS dies and SAMANTHA WALKER for Unity Stamp Co. rubber stamps! Not only are we thrilled to be collaborating on such a special 2-day event, but ONE of you will win ALL of the coordinating stamps and dies from the Samantha Walker collection! We will ALSO have 1 winner each day from the comments that will receive 1 Samantha Walker stamp set and coordinating dies.

So be sure to enjoy our hop both days, leave comments on all of the blogs each day and check back to see if you won! (winners will be posted on Wednesday, October 19th on the Unity Blog and Spellbinders Blog)

I’m using the fabulous Ornate Artisan Stackers stamps and dies today.

And in honor of the hop, Unity has placed all of the Samantha Walker matching stamps on sale!!!  Make sure you visit the WEBSITE HERE to see them all.

Get ready for a TON of pictures.
I’ll try to keep it short as there is LOTS to see today.

Hello lovelies.
I can’t tell you how much I LOVE these stamps and the fact that it has matching dies… CRAZY awesome.  I created this fun cutout card and matching bookmark/gift tag.

This sweet 4 x 4.25 card is covered in lovely stamped goodness.  I’m also using some stamps from Cuckoo Clocks as well.  The die cut really made the cut out super easy to create and the matching stamp just fits perfectly on the inside.  I then layered die cuts and stamps to create a super cute birthday card.
{ETA: since there is so much interest, watch for a video soon on how to create this cutout card.}

This little belly band keeps it all closed and once removed you get the grand reveal.

Super fun right?

I wanted to include a little bookmark keepsake for a friend.  It could easily be turned into a little gift tag with the addition of a ribbon.  These stamps are amazing… how they layer together and create so many different combinations.  Then the dies make cutting so easy.


Now please head over to Kazan Clark’s blog.

In case you get lost along the way, please visit the Unity Stamp Company blog for a list of all the blogs in today’s blog hop!












  1. Ashley

    Your work is so incredibly beautiful! I love the colors you used.

  2. kitty

    It is perfect. I love the colors.

  3. Missy

    Purple is my absolute favorite color and I love the way you used it! Those stamps and dies are AWESOME!

  4. Marcy H.

    Such Beautiful work!! Love your card and bookmark!! Perfect colors!!

  5. ~amy~

    Lisa, simply gorgeous…love the fresh colors!

  6. Heather - housesbuiltofcards

    Simply beautiful! The color combo is fabulous!!!

  7. Kate

    You card looks so beautiful and what a great idea the bookmark is. Thank you.

  8. Tina Van Eick

    What a great card idea. I love it. The book mark is beautiful too. Thanks!

  9. Kelly Sanna-Gouin

    beautiful! love the combo with purple and the shaped card!

  10. Shelly

    Very pretty card!

  11. Diane

    Very creative. You’ve inspired me

  12. jpscraps

    Wow! Love it.

  13. jackie S

    I’m in love too. Love, love, love your projects

  14. Kary

    Wow, Lisa, these are FABULOUS creations!! You really worked the stamps and dies wonderfully!! Love the fun card & matching bookmark. Great design & colours too. Great job, Lisa!!

  15. Stephanie Hahn

    What a beautiful card.

  16. Jessica Diedrich

    …and I am TOTALLY in love with your projects! WOW!

  17. Carol E Brooker

    What a beautiful set, love the colors and the dies you used, just stunning, thank you for creating and sharing them.

  18. Anita Braddock

    supper beautiful love the colors and the papers. my fav. color cool the way you made the card to open likt this. love love the dies and stamps. love the bookmark what a great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,
    [email protected]

  19. Theresa Lee

    I am totally in love too! Your card with that beautiful purple color scheme is awesome!

  20. Marilyn

    Beautiful card and bookmark . Love the fold and colors

  21. Frillions by eli

    Love, love this set. The colors are so perfect and both are so fresh. I think I’m in love too…

  22. Jimmi

    LOVE, LOVE both of your fab creations!!

  23. Eli

    So cute. The colors are very nice. 🙂

  24. Barb Mc

    What a great card! I would love to learn to make it!

  25. Rachel B

    These sets are amazing! I think this is my favorite stamp set/die set so far! Your card is amazing.

  26. bethann d

    beautiful and clever too! love these stamps and dies

  27. Casey

    Love the color combo! Beautiful card!

  28. jacquioa

    Your cards are fantastic,i would like a step by step of how to do them.

  29. Stacy Kuzmich

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors!! These are AMAZING cards!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

  30. Lacey Igo

    fabulous cards! love the colors!! And I love how you have the one card opening up 🙂

  31. Wendy ten Hove

    Wauw! Lisa! Now I see what you were talking about!!! This is totally awesome!!! I loooove the colors and the shapes that you combined!! Make me happy looking at it and that window-card is just perfect!!! Very, very, very beautiful!!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  32. Tanya Phillips

    these are awesome! I just can’t get over the matching dies, love it!

  33. Darla

    I LOVE it that you used purple, it is my fave! Gorgeous project, really brought a smile to my morning!

  34. Joy

    Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

  35. Joan S.

    I love each and every aspect of your project you shared with us today… thanks a big bunch!

  36. Jenny Johns

    F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. and gorgeous card Lisa! Those ornate frames are spectacular…looooove your belly band!

  37. April O

    Easy to see why you are in love with the products! What great craftiness you used on these projects!

  38. Janet L.

    Yes, these are indeed super fun! I love the colors, the cutouts and all! Great job, Lisa!

  39. Samantha Walker

    This is fabulous! What a fantastic idea, and you executed it so well! Thanks so much for playing with my stamps and dies.

  40. Gwen

    Oh my, Lisa, gorgeous! I am also totally in love seeing everyone’s projects. Your card is amazing. I NEED, I NEED, I NEED to get me these stamps and dies!! :]

  41. Minerva

    Love, love, love what you made.

  42. Christy Nicoll Johns

    Great choice of U stamps and SB dies…made a beautiful card…love the coordinating book mark! TYFS

  43. Maryann

    WAUW what a spectacular card here. It looks absolutely amazing, and I´m sure the reciever will be thrilled with the beauty in it. Stunning look.

  44. Renie in MN

    Both of these are just stunning!! Beautiful!!

  45. Jeannette aka Jnett

    Be still my heart. These are spectacular! Just love them. I wanna be just like you when I grow up 🙂

  46. Jansie Martin

    Wow, this really pops. The colors are gorgeous, as is the design and the layering is fabulous!!! Love, love, love.

  47. Laura

    I love everything about your card… the bookmark is a great idea!!!
    love this set!!!

  48. Sandra

    What a nice projects and colors! I like it!

  49. sharon gulliikson

    Very pretty–I especially like the flower. And the different fold…

  50. Jennifer S.

    I love the card! And the band with the flower is the perfect finishing touch! Great work!

  51. Jackie Smith

    What an awesome card and I love the colors used too! Thanks for showing us.

  52. Kristine Berc

    Oh WOW! You do incredible work! So glad I found your blog 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

  53. Denise

    I love this card! It is so unique! You are so creative to use those dies and fold it like you did! Extremely elegant!

  54. Pryn Garritan

    Every time I see your posts, you have a project that is not only STUNNING, but a project that also inspires me to run straight for my stamps! Thank you for continuing to keep me checking your blog for a peek at all of the gorgeous items you create 🙂

  55. romina

    u totally in love ??after seeing your card i’m madly in love !!!

  56. Miriam Prantner

    What a fun card this is! Love the flower on the holder, and how this is in one sense very neutral, but there are all those splashes of color. Perfect paper choices too!

  57. Tara Thynne

    Your color choices are just as lovely as your cards!

  58. Brenda T

    Wow – what a creative card – love the bellyband idea.

  59. Sharon Johnson

    Beautiful card and great color choices.

  60. Dawnll from Dawn's Craft Place

    Just love your projects! Such beautiful colors and that design is amazing.

  61. margie c

    Absolutely stunning! I love how you used these sets and the background stamps, and just everything! Beautiful job 🙂

  62. Evette K. Ciampo

    You really did a fabulous job on your creations. Wow…..just so great!!! [email protected]

  63. Aleks

    Ok…how super fun. I always love seeing the amazing ways these dies are used! Oh, and seriously? That colour combination (on kraft) is now my new favourite…thanks for the hardcore inspiration! LOVE it! 🙂

  64. DJW

    Wow! Those are marvelous examples of creativity! Love them.

  65. Christine

    LOVE that birthday card!!! And such a sweet tag as well!

  66. Norma

    What a great idea…love the card and tag.

  67. Stacy Caddy

    I love your color combo, I want this set!!!!

  68. Crystal Rodner

    These are both so pretty, I love the greens and purples you used!

  69. Lois R.

    LOVE what you did with these stamps and dies. Thinking these are going on my wish list! Thank you for the great inspiration and for making my wish list longer! TFS! 🙂

  70. Angela Fehr

    This is a fabulous project. Love the way you used the dies to make your card so stunning.

  71. Maggie W.

    love this gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing your idea!

  72. Amy

    LOVE THESE! Oh man, yet another thing ‘gotta have it’!

  73. Pam R

    Beautiful card & bookmark! I would be tempted to keep the bookmark for myself!

  74. Kea

    Such pretty colour combinations, and beautiful details.

  75. NinaN

    Gorgeous colour combo!

  76. Clare Groninga

    I’m totally in love with your cards. Spectacular designs!

  77. Joanna Mackintosh

    It’s no wonder you’re in love!! Absolutely gorgeous 🙂

  78. Stephanie Hargis

    This is GORGEOUS! I just love everything about it! You did such a fantastic job!

  79. Katya Bess

    Wow your cards are Fabulous! Your work is amazing! I love the color combo. I really like using kraft card stock but I love how you didn’t leave it so naked by stamping leaves all over. You showcased these stamps and dies so well- and I will definitely look out for your vid. TFS

  80. Christa Blanks

    Amazing work, Lisa!! You made such great use of the stamps and dies! Thank you for sharing your creativity and being an inspiration1

  81. Carisa

    absolutely stunning!

  82. Marge R. (mer)

    I second that emotion — I’m TOTALLY in LOVE too!!! WOW!!!

  83. Raven

    Love the colors, the cuts, love everything about this card.

  84. Amber Sheaves

    These are soo cool! I can’t wait to get them. I love your take on the double z fold card – so cool.

  85. stampincathy

    Stunning cards and just love your creative MOJO!

  86. bluepoohbear75

    Wow, both projects are gorgeous. I just love the stamps and matching dies. TFS.
    Rhonda Miller

  87. Lindsey

    Ornate Artisan Stackers is the set I’m coveting… one Dickens quote is all it takes! 😛 What amazing cards, Lisa — gorgeous!

  88. Rhonda T

    I AM TOTALLY IN LOVE with these products, too! And with your work! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing!

  89. Lisa T.

    Awesome card…love the purple touches! Thanks for the crafty inspiration and chance to win. 🙂

  90. Michelle K.

    Love the card and bookmark! Beautiful!

  91. mary friederichsen

    Lisa this set is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the tutorial!
    Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing with us.
    Blessings and Hugs,

  92. Teresa Jaye

    WOW! Those are gorgeous cards! Spellbinder’s and Unity is an awesome combo! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  93. Kristen

    How cleverly creative! The color combo on both is stunning! Thanks for sharing your beautiful art.

  94. aangieblom

    **thud**.. pick me off the floor girl!! these cards are mind blowing crazy gorgeous!! wow.. Lisa you are my card guru!! I love them soo soooooo much!! **thud** on the floor again..hehe

  95. Gerrina

    Love your cards! This colors give a totally different effect on kraft and I thonk its beautifill! Greetz, Gerrina

  96. Julia B.

    love the colors and the gated opening!

  97. Mary Taylor

    Love Unity stamps and Spellbinder dies. Hope I win.

  98. Lynda aka arlsmom

    Wow…your project is gorgeous!!!

  99. ruby2shoes

    Ooh sweetie, LOVELY work!!! I love stamp/die sets too, they are so fun and make me smile, like your cards always do. Way to go girl, love ’em!

  100. Kathryn Garner

    Very pretty, love the colors.

  101. Dawn Brown

    Love the cutout card, super great use of the products! And… The color scheme made it even more gorgeous!

  102. Teresa Godines #6857

    Green, purple and kraft paper…… my favorite. Your cards are beautiful and fun.

  103. lostinpaper

    Oh My!! These are just perfect Lisa, I totally love the coloured stamping on the kraft!
    You are sooo super talented!

  104. TerriS

    Your card is Simply AMAZING! Also amazing is how beautifully the Unity stamps coordinate with the Spellbinders dies. I’ve been a long time fan of Spellbinders and now am so excited that Unity has coordinating stamps.

  105. Barb O.

    Very, very pretty creations,with beautiful color combo. I want some of your talent and creativity!

  106. Dee in N.H.

    Gorgeous! Love your way with the colors! Just amazing and what a fun interactive card!

  107. Barb D.

    This is just stunning!

  108. bette

    Your cards are awesome! Love the different styles and colors!

  109. jess b

    Love your work! Found you on You Tube!

    Jess B.

  110. Iris Soscia

    Very pretty. Iris

  111. lorraine

    these are stunning huni tfs with us xx

  112. Kathy Ethington

    I would have never thought of using purple with Kraft, but it is so pretty. TFS with us…xx

  113. Jen m

    This is perfect! So beautiful!

  114. Joanne O'Brien

    I love your card and bookmark! Great colors and that cutout is wonderful. Can’t wait to see a demo on it. Love these new dies and stamps. I want them all! My wish list keeps getting longer with each blog!

  115. Andrene Smith

    Oooooooh!! Absolutely love ALL the colors you have used and both projects are just gorgeous!!!

  116. Tina

    Love all your projects…and the colours….great combo.

  117. Simmone Kennedy Daughdrill

    Simply love the color combination. I am learning so much from my first blog hop today!

  118. rachelbg

    Beautiful,love the colors!

  119. Laurie H

    Very super fun! I love the colors and the way that you used the dies and stamps together making use of the openings and the stamped parts of the card. I don’t know if this comment makes any sense to you (I know what I am trying to say 😉 but I’m not sure I am conveying it?) Bottom line, I really like it!

  120. Tami

    Great, great card.

  121. Regina aka Mrs. Ham

    What wonderful cards. I just love those stamps and dies. They are must haves for any crafter.

  122. Carol B

    Gorgeous project! I love the colors and the design!

    Carol B

  123. Anita A

    Stunning colors! I love the bookmark.

  124. McStamper

    Beautiful. Love the colors you used.

  125. Julia Cheang

    Simply stunning! Love your amazing card and bookmark!

  126. Cheryl G

    Beautiful!!! I absolutely love your work!

  127. Marilyn Nimmo

    Beautiful set. LOVE it!

  128. Emily Niehaus

    Gorgeous cards, Lisa. Love stamps that match dies! :O)

  129. Debbie D.

    Absolutely gorgeous creations!!

  130. Rona

    I love this hop!!! It has been so much fun to see so many different ways to use these stamps and dies. Your cards are so colorful and pretty!!!

  131. Yaritza

    Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

  132. Michel E

    Love your cards. Purple is my favorite color.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  133. nomers194

    I absolutely love the cards! The colors are a really good combination!

  134. Lynne Ingram

    So Pretty

  135. Brenda (aka centralnyscrapper)

    So elegant! Your card and gift tag are stunning. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration.

  136. Roslyn

    That’s an amazing card – fabulous cut out design!

  137. Peggy Allen

    Love the card. Fabulous dies and stamps. They are so elegant.

  138. Lorraine G

    WOW!! These are great!!

  139. Simply Sandy

    how cute love the cut outs!

  140. Kim H

    wow love those stamp colors on the kraft. very nicely matched. beautifully done, thank you for the inspirations.

  141. Savannah O'Gwynn

    WOW! I’m always blown away by your creativity–but this card TOPS it all! I LOVE the inking on the kraft….love this idea:) LOOOOVE it all:)

  142. Tammy V

    Absolutely love this, the details and colors are wonderful!

  143. Toni Storie

    So sweet! This is really fun!

  144. Cindy Potentier

    OMG somebody pinch me…so much beauty….this would be so awesome to win these, Its my birthday YAY

  145. Heather Ruegg-Quinn

    Very Pretty! I love the colors and the card it very cute!

  146. virginia ogg

    I love your card!

  147. Jen W.

    These are so gorgeous, Lisa! The die cuts are amazing and I love the little belly band. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing the video!

  148. Jennifer Mitten

    Eeck, I can leave a comment through Firefox but not Safari. Tried for a long time last night but gave up and went to bed:-) Sorry for the delay because I love all your projects!! My favorites on the hop…

  149. teresa kline

    this is precious…luv it!

    enjoy *~*

  150. Shelley McLean

    Just love how you have made these cards and all the colours you have used

  151. sue wisniewski

    terrific cards! I like cards that are more than the ordinary and these fit the bill.
    stamping sue

  152. Cindy F

    Beautiful card and bookmark. Thanks for sharing your project, I’m amazed at how different each one is.

  153. Jessica P.

    Wish I had the patience to complete a card liek this! Stunning! Thanks for sharing with us!

  154. Marilyn

    Beautiful card and tag love the colors

  155. Trisha

    Lisa–Your projects are totally gorgeous. Great color choices. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  156. Noelle Reese

    WOW Lovely is right! Beautiful cards!

  157. Kelly.

    Wow, love these sets how they work together. It is a must have! I like your ideas. Your colors are beautiful together!

  158. Glenda J

    Gorgeous! Love the colours.

  159. Marcie Smith

    Your card and bookmark are simply stunning. Your work is amazing.

  160. Linda SS

    Card is lovely my favorite colors.

  161. Janna

    Oh I love love love it, especially the colour-scheme! Janna xx

  162. Jennifer Roach

    I love the unique fold on the card. Very pretty!

  163. kacee

    simply beautiful! the colors and the layers, the folds just beautiful!

  164. Julie Gastelum

    beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the colors you used

  165. LorraineN

    What beautiful work!

  166. doodlezink

    Love the card and bookmark. So pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely card! Have a great day!

  167. Bashful

    Beautiful! Great Job! Awesome stamps!

  168. Jackie

    Ooooh! I just love your projects here, Lisa! I love the colors of the whole suite – super cute!

  169. Lisa

    This is one of the best cards ever!! You will make your personal goal. 🙂

  170. Jocelyn

    Holy cow you have a lot of comments here! 🙂 The card is so cool…I love all the die cuts and layers. The belly band with the chevron flower is super cool! These dies and stamps are fantastic.

  171. Larissa Heskett

    THANKS SO MUCH for the chance to win!! I’d just LOVE to have this whole collection!! =) Your project is just AWESOME!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  172. cjs

    Love your card! Super beautiful!

  173. Tina Michael-Dahlmann

    So beautiful!


  174. Stephanie Muzzulin

    These are gorgeous love the pop of color on the KRAFT!!!! as always thanks for your amazing inspiration!!!!!

  175. Shauna {SK Studios}

    the cutout card is amazing!!! and looove the matching bookmark 😀 great color combo too!

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