{11.10.11} another fun hip hop

Unity + Creative Imaginations = Beauty

We’ve been hopping with Creative Imaginations all week.  TODAY, we dedicate the entire HIP HOP to the combination of these companies.  Lots of great inspiration already.  CI has some beautiful papers to go along with lots of beautiful co-brand stamps.  If you didn’t start at the beginning of the hop, make sure you head over to the Unity blog for all the deets.

I’m using some fun Samantha Walker papers and stamps today to create this card.

The papers and stickers are from the Heidi collection along with the stamps from the Ornate Artisan Stackers set by Unity.  I adore using those large scrapbook circles on cards.  The shapes are always so interesting and make decorating cards so quick and easy.  LOVE these great fun colors and patterns in the papers.  They match the Samantha Walker stamps so well.

I’m using the Spellbinder matching dies (Ornate Artisan and Harvest) as well.  How could I not when the shapes match the stamps so well.  The white embossing powder and gel pen just add the pop it needs.

I couldn’t stop at just this card.  It needed a friend.

With some of the new gift cards being so big and all plastic, I designed a new larger gift card holder to fit it.  The bow is actually tied to the gift card through the hole they use to hang them.  Super fun.  Basically, I cut a strip of 4″ x 12″ card stock and then scored in half.  Placed the gift card inside to see how far I needed to trim down and punched half a 1 inch circle out of the top.  Then I used small square foam dots along the edges to give plenty of room for the gift card to slide in and out.

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That is all from me today, off you go to Maren’s blog!!!!


  1. lostinpaper

    There you go again, more fabulous creations! Such gorgeous papers and I totally love the highlight of the white embossing!

  2. ~amy~

    glorious…lovin’ those colors together!

  3. lynn

    so pretty, lisa! i’m loving that gray!

  4. Karen B.

    absolutely beautiful. the color combination is completely amazing.

  5. Christine Dring

    Very pretty! The gray card stock really makes the patterned paper pop!

  6. Jackie

    This card has such a unique look . . . I love how the colors really pop! The white details are so striking!!!

  7. Kary

    Lisa, these are gorgeous!! Love the colours and stamps & matching dies of course. The grey cardstock goes really well with the papers. Love your gift card holder – the green ribbon is a great touch!! Great job!!

  8. Miriam Prantner

    Love these! So many different shapes and layers. Just gorgeous!

  9. Marilyn Nimmo

    LOVE your cards. I had to get those artisan stackers too and LOVE them. I will have to try using those die cut papers for a card–never thought of it! Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Jessi

    So, so sweet! That little birdie, the fun papers…love it all!
    The white ‘stitch’ details & the doily element on the card are such fab touches 🙂

  11. hotwheels

    your card is just lovely….. great brirhday card

  12. Stacy Caddy

    Very nice, love those papers..

  13. Brandi

    Wow girl! These are beautiful. I love the fun and bright colors!

  14. Gwen

    Gorgeous and I’m lovin’ the white dashes on the darker shades of paper. Great touch!

  15. Christy Nicoll Johns

    Hip Hop is so hip! And, how easy is that for a gift card holder! TYFS

  16. b. poteraj

    WOW, the grey looks really pretty with the other colors.

  17. sharon gullikson

    SIMPLY gorgeous.

  18. natasha g.p.

    I like how you put it all together. It is very pretty, but not too busy.

  19. Lisa Henke

    oooo! looove those colors with the grey….sooo, so pretty!

  20. angiebloma

    OMG.. awesome, amazing, brilliant, stunning, creative.. should I go on… cause I can!! I just love love these cards.. honestly you totally ROCK Lisa. xx

  21. Lindsey

    Such gorgeous creations, Lisa!

  22. Anne T

    Fantastic!! Love all the different design elements!

  23. Tina

    Wow …love your cards

  24. Paige Evans

    Cute cute cute cute cute (one more for good measure – cute!) cards!

  25. Stephanie Muzzulin

    Oh i love these and the colors are great love how you used the paper and stamps!!!!

  26. Savannah O'Gwynn

    OHHHHH! THUD! I wish WISH WISH I had your talent–these cards are AMAZING! I love the gray and the bold patterned papers–LOVE the faux stitching…..LOVE your ribbon! LOOOOOOOVE it all:) Great job! You amaze me!

  27. Shauna {SK Studios}

    soooo pretty! totally loving all the bright fun papers contrasted with the grey- totally perfect!!

  28. Jen W.

    Love how you layered all those fabulous paper and stickers! The colours rock!

  29. Jackie

    What a fun, colorful card! Love that bird, and all your pretty layers!

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