Monday, December 24

Growing in Unity Day 1 - READ & WIN

It is Christmas Eve Blends

I hope you are enjoying this wonderful day as I come to you today, to share my first Growing In Unity Post for this week.  Each and every day this week, I will be sharing a project I have created using my ALL TIME Favorite Stamps EVER . . . . Unity Stamps!

It is quite the honor for me to have this opportunity and I want to properly THANK
everyone involved in making this possible for me!  
Thanks Unity Stamp Co.  and TEAM
When I was playing around on Splitcoaststampers and noticed there was a Call out for Growing In Unity participants, you didn't have to ask me twice!

I am glad you are stopping in today because each day that you stop to see my Unity Project, you will be entered to WIN some Unity Stamps yourself!

A random winner will be chosen at the end of the week to receive
2 itty bitty
of their choice

For my project today, I decided to create a "Twas the night before Christmas" card! (you may see an intentional theme being followed as the week progresses, just sayin')

I started with black card stock as my base, some patterned papers for my layers, and vellum to stamp SANTA onto and paint. 

I really love the SANTA and the Santa Bingo images by Unity!

I have pointed to the proper areas and labelled the products I used.
You can head over to the Unity  Stamp Co.  site to Shop.  Angela is such a doll, and she offers up sales ALL the time.  So check back often to be sure you don't miss any of the amazing deals being offered.

Since Christmas is well known for being a year when everybody is making a list, I will also share a supply list of other things I used to create my card towards the end of my post.

I didn't make any 3 Girl JAM mini bows this time....LOL
Instead, I just twirled it together and left the ends open at the knot.

 I had never painted on vellum before, but I was quite pleased with how puffy the vellum got as the paint dried.  It gave a great amount of dimension to Santa's beard and suit.  This may be a new favorite technique to use.

Making my List, and Checking it Twice:
black card stock by Core'dinations
FolkArt paints (engine red and yellow ochre)
white and red embossing powder
white and black jelly roll pens
stocking charm
various paint brushes
embossing ink
Twinery Twine - charcoal
TPC studios Holly Jolly bling

Thanks for stopping in today.  Please be sure to come back tomorrow and every day this week, for more chances to win the prize being sponsored by Unity Stamp Company

Remember to 
Keep Crafting, 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 


  1. What an awesome card Jess!!! Congrats on your "Growing In Unity" Guest spot and knowing how much you love your unity stamps I am even more excited for you!!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your awesome creations this week!!
    Merry Christmas Eve to you and your family!!

  2. what an absolutely adorable card! love the Unity stamps and am slowly building up my collection of them..... :)

  3. Super cute!! I love the way that paint looks on that vellum.


  4. i love it. Great job. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Absolutely adorable, Jessica!! I love the Santa bingo card!! What a fun design!! Congrats again on your guest spot my friend!! I hope you and your family have a very happy and blessed holiday season!! Merry Christmas :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Absolutely adorable! Congratulations too!! What an honor! You are so perfect for that spot!!

  7. This is just too cute! Wonderful work and Merry Christmas!

  8. Your card is so adorable! :)

  9. Ohh, yes I DO know how much you LOVE your Unity stamps they made the best choice ever in selecting you to be a "Growing in Unity" girl!
    How cute your Night before Christmas card turned out! That paint looks so cool on the velumn, and that Santa Bingo stamp is so cute!
    Looking forward to a wonderful week of projects! You are one busy girl!
    hugs and love,

  10. Love your card Jessica, and congrats on your guest spot, I know how you love Unity:) Merry Christmas, and thanks for a chance to win some unity goodness!

  11. Fun kickoff to your week! I really like the ribbon and paint on vellum. Merry Christmas!

  12. Great project! Love all the details on this! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Carri~Abusybee

  13. Such an sweet card the bingo and and the way you have twirled the ribbon in the top ...looks just fab!!!

  14. Very cute--I like the crinkle ribbon and the bingo card.

  15. I really love the Bingo card. I like the ribbon as well. Interesting techniques.

  16. I love the painted Santa. I never would have thought to use vellum!

  17. Cute card!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at) gmail(dot) com

  18. Great project! Love the vellum and the painting!

  19. What a pretty card, Jess! Love all of the little details you added to make it perfect!

    Hope you all feel better soon!!


  20. The bingo card is a nice addition. The ribbon looks great with Santa, too.

  21. Super card. I have not used puffy paint on vellum but will have to try.
    Cindy F

  22. The crinkle ribbon looks really nice. I also like the see through effect.

  23. Yay, glad to see you as a GIU gal! Love what you did with the vellum! Awesome technique. I'll have to give it a try! Love the look of the crinkle ribbon added to the card! Love it all! Thanks for sharing, hugs, Debra

  24. Simply adorable! I've been eying that Santa Bingo stamp image myself and now I really want it!

  25. Great card! Love the puffy paint. Will have to try that.

  26. This is a really cute card and you are brave to try painting on vellum! I can barely even stamp on vellum, much less try puffy paints. It gave a great dimension though!


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