[10.24.2013] unity thursday

Unity Thursday


I have a HOLIDAY card filled post for today's Unity Thursday hop with the design team. If you have been hopping you should be arriving from Joslyn's blog, if not, all the action starts on the Unity blog.

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I'm focusing on the BEAUTIFUL October kit of the month. Don't you just LOVE all the gorgeous stamps in the kit this month??? I can't wait to use each stamp in this set.

Oh Christmas Tree

I'm pretty sure this is my FAVORITE Christmas themed kit of the month EVER! And I'm so excited it is here in October. Just in time to get started on my cards for this year. Yep, I like to start early so I don't stress out or run out of time. I got together with some amazingly TALENTED crafty friends recently and I got busy with my KOM. I always get inspired working alongside my crafty friends. It is a fabulous day of fun.


Up first… this fun card. I have a variety of friends and some do not celebrate Christmas. I still LOVE to send them cards during the holidays and they appreciate receiving them. When I designed the wreath, I wanted to include sentiments that could be used for my non-Christmas friends. And so, this card was born. I just adore that little light bulb. It is absolutely darling. It is designed to fit inside the mason jar, but I love it used all by itself.

little-tip_leftto help line up the bulbs, I drew a pencil line that would be hidden by the popped up panel of paper. Then erased the line.


This is a more traditional Christmas card with a color twist. I love the addition of gray. I used Distress markers to color the wreath and berries at the same time and stamped all at once. You could also stamp it all in green and then use gems, enamel dots or Stickles to add a bit of red to the berries.

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That is all from me, head on over to the amazing SHILO next!!!!

Here are the list of blogs hopping today.





Lisa A.






  1. Christine Dring

    Oh, swoon! Both of your cards are gorgeous Lisa! Love the line of light bulbs on the first, and that wreath really stands out on the gray card base!

  2. Cynthia O.

    Lovely projects, Lisa. I especially like the first design. TFS!

  3. Libby

    The card with the lights… purely Brilliant! Love, Love, Love!

  4. Lisa Rodriguez

    Hi Lisa,

    I love the beautiful simplicity of your artwork! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Carla Hundley

    Very nice cards and
    the bulb stamp would
    be a lot of fun to use!
    Carla from Utah

  6. Gwen

    Cute cards! Love your designs!

  7. Kris

    Love both cards but those repeating light bulbs on the first one are awesome.

  8. Karen Conner

    LOVE the bulbs going down the side! Very cute!!

  9. Laura Speelman

    I love how you did the Christmas lights card! The simplicity of your second is stunning and awesome.

  10. Miriam Prantner

    These are wonderful! I love the font of these sentiments and that second card is so sweet!

  11. Ruby M

    Very nice cards. Great way to showcase the stamps.

  12. Julie O

    Beautiful! I love those Christmas lights!

  13. Lucy E.

    Your cards are so pretty! I love the light bulb one especially.

  14. Cindy

    I struggle too with cards to friends who don’t celebrate Christmas so love the first card and the sentiment. Love the color combinations you used on both cards.

  15. Teresa Godines #6857

    Love the line of Christmas lights. Beautiful card. TFS

  16. Natalie H

    How sweet!! Very cute cards.

  17. Becki Wagner

    Love both cards, but the wreath is soooo beautiful!

  18. Cindy B

    Fun, fun, fun cards! Love the simplicity of these cards!

  19. Kris B

    Both your cards are amazing! Love the simplicity of the second and the gray looks wonderful! TFS

  20. Evelyn

    I love them both, but the gray is my favorite. It looks so calm.

  21. Synthia

    Like the color combos

  22. jpscraps

    2 awesome cards! I love the one with the lights.

  23. Denise Bryant

    Fabulous cards! I love the bulbs lined up for a border (great tip too!) And the wreath is so simple and pretty! This is my favorite Christmas KOM too! Each design is so fun! I just love it!

  24. Toni K

    Love these cards! That bulb border is Super!

  25. Lindsey

    I love these Christmas bulbs, too! And sparkly is even better! Your second card is so sweetly CAS, love it also!

  26. emily

    Love your ideas

  27. Scrapper Myra

    I already placed a little order. Great sale indeed. Your projects are great.

  28. Katie S.

    What cute cards!! I love using the light bulb stamp like a border, great ideas!!

  29. Kim B

    Gorgeous card!!! I love the lights πŸ™‚

  30. Crystal T.

    Fabulous cards, Lisa πŸ™‚

  31. Mandi M

    Lovely cards clean and simple the lights are super cute πŸ™‚

  32. Sheryl K

    Those lights remind me of the clear twinkling lights that my dad would put on his tree every year. I loved to lay below the tree and hear them make “tink”ing noises. I miss those days. I love that card.

  33. Carmen O

    I just love your fabulous cards! CAS creations still pack a lot of panache. Beautifully done!!

  34. Stephanie

    Gorgeous cards!!

  35. Shona

    Love the card with the sparkly lights. That is a really great design!

  36. Dana

    Awesome cards love this stamp set!!!

  37. Leslie Springer

    I just Love those Christmas lights! Wonderful cards!

  38. Mom of two

    I love the way you used the lights on your card.

  39. Jean Bullock

    Both cards are lovely, but my favorite is the Christmas lights card. Well done!

  40. Jill Campbell

    Really like the simplicity of these cards. Gorgeous.

  41. Linda T

    Lovely cards. I love the bulbs down the side of the 1st one. Lovely stamp set.
    Thank you for sharing you’re ideas with us.

  42. kathy popke

    Love what you did with this stamp set!

  43. Amanda Stowers

    Awesome cards! Love your creativity! Makes me want to go get crafty πŸ™‚

  44. Marcy H.

    Pretty Cards!

  45. Esther Turner

    Those are wonderful … I am in love with those adorable little light bulbs!

  46. Barb Mc

    Super cute cards! I love the lightbulbs!!!

  47. Miwa

    What lovely holiday cards! Love the kit, I might have to get it! πŸ™‚

  48. Emily Keaton

    Lisa, your cards are amazing! Way to show off that awesome KOTM!

  49. Jeniff Sthory

    This is amazing. I love the colors!!

  50. Lyn Kaufmann

    Great cards, the twine is such a nice touch of simplicity.

  51. Linda McFadden

    Great card ideas for christmas

  52. Gina

    Wow love all these blogs… <3 <3 Great designs… <3

  53. Brit Kohl

    Love both of your cards, Lisa! Thanks so much for sharing!

  54. Dawn Fields

    I love how you used the light bulbs on the one card; such a festive card!

  55. Terri Burson

    I want that kit so bad! Love your stuff!

  56. PattiDoss

    Beautiful and very cute..Love the cards..Hugs..Patti

  57. Marlene A.

    Beautiful. I just love that SOTM. In my dream world I belong to several SOTM clubs!

  58. Marlene A.

    Beautiful. In my dream world I belong to every SOTM club there is, the stamps are just amazing.

  59. Shannon J

    Oh man, that stamp set is crazy awesome!! LOVE your cards too (of course I do!). LOVE too that you used grey to back the sweet wreath! I’m going to be keeping close tabs on your non-Christmas Christmas cards. I have many friends too with different beliefs and am always on the lookout for fun ways to celebrate with them!

  60. Becky Sorensen

    I love both of your cards. They are simple but beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  61. Jessi

    Sparkly lights! I LOVE THAT! And the wreath is simple & lovely with that pop of trendy grey πŸ™‚

  62. Angeline Choo

    These are amazing Lisa! I absolutely adore your style

  63. Debbie Craine

    Great Cards this is one set that I don’t have yet. Guess I’ll have to look at the sale and see whats there. Sigh already placed one order think I’ll be making another one. Thanks for the inspiration.

  64. cindye

    I LOVE the simplicity of all your cards, they are beautiful. πŸ™‚

  65. Shannon

    Such lovely Holiday greeting cards! Merry and bright makes me happy!

  66. cindye

    Love the simplicity ….beautiful.

  67. Lillian Child

    Lisa, what a fabulous idea using the little bulb as a colorful border – SO creative!!!

  68. Corina Daily

    Love your cards!

  69. Felicia

    These cards are Beautiful. Love the sparkle on the lights…perfect touch! Glad I stopped by.

  70. Ann Jobes

    I love a blingy shimmery Christmas card, and adore the glittery bulbs on the top card.

  71. Kary

    So Gorgeous, Lisa!! Love both of them πŸ™‚ The lightbulbs look super, love the design too. The wreath card is sweet. Have a great weekend!! Take care {hugs}

  72. Ramona

    So cute! I love all the holiday designs!! πŸ™‚

  73. barbara macaskill

    Simply beautiful cards! This kit is absolutely stunning! Love the jar, the bird, the wreath, the sentiments and well….EVERYTHING about it! TFS!

  74. Kassi

    beautiful! The lights on the side of the one are ADORABLE!

  75. Noelle

    I love both cards and think it is so nice to include everyone <3

  76. Darlene Satkewich

    Wonderful cards…love how you used the light bulb! Such fantastic stamps in this set!

  77. Carmen Lucero

    Great sentiments and the fonts are so unique! Love how you took time to make so many lights!

    Carmen L

  78. Die Cut Diva

    wonderful holidays cards with a twist — esp liked the christmas lights card

  79. Sandra Smith

    I love that you used Unity’s KOM to create a card that is versitile and i adore your second card since i am eagerly awaiting the arrival of that stamp set myself.

  80. Carla

    Your cards are adorable!! You did a great job, thanks so much for sharing.

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  81. Beneta

    I love the sparkle of the lights. Super card for your non celebrating friends.


  82. Cathy Thompson

    Love your cards ! They are so pretty !!

  83. Helen B.

    Beautiful cards–I love them!

  84. Sue D

    Great cards. I like the sparkle on the lights.

  85. Mary

    super cute cards!…love this kit!!

  86. Dana Benfield

    I love your Merry & Bright card! Very festive!

  87. Gaylynn

    Gorgeous designs. Love how you used the Christmas bulbs. So creative. What a great kit. πŸ™‚

  88. rachel w k

    these are beautiful cards! i really like the wreath card
    -Rachel w k

  89. Therese

    Both cards are stunning Lisa, love those little glittery bulbs!

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