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Monday, December 19, 2016

A Cup of Joy Fold-a-Long cards for GIU

Coffee of the Day - Maple Fudge

Hip Hip Hooray! the long awaited day is finally here! Today begins my stint as a Growing in Unity gal, or GIU gal for short! to say I've been a Nervous Nelly is putting it MILDLY! my lawsie, do you have any idea how humbling it is to be chosen, but then to be assigned the week prior to Christmas?! ack!!! ;) no pressure..... nah..... NOT!


okay, so here we go....
I am a coffee lover. alright. some MIGHT say I'm an addict. of course I don't, but then I do drink out of a cup that can hold 30 oz. of the beverage of my choice! tee hee!

so to start off my GIU week, yep, I had to go with coffee projects!
now I'm going to warn you. all of my projects this week are going to be all mixy matchy. I've used stamps from various sets, so I will link them all in the body of my posts. I'm not very conventional. and my projects are about as far from CAS as you can get. that's just how I roll. :)

yeah, I also tend to 'talk' a lot! you should hear me irl! (insert my hubby's eye roll here....)


I came across this way cool card die from Sizzix and knew it would be great fun to use at some point this week. the die is called the Ornate Label Fold-a-long. papers are from Basic Grey, sniff sniff sniff..... okay, no more lamenting my fave paper company closing it's doors.....


I decorated the outsides with vintage button cards and distressed seam binding. each was stamped with a sentiment from the "Joy to Go" set. poinsettias from Hobby Lobby were then added.


inside I added images from the "Hello Love" and "Joy to Go" sets. the sentiment is also from "Joy to Go" and accented with vintage holly sprigs & pearl-ex drops. each image has accents of white gel pen stickles, shimmerz paint, and/or Viva Decor pearl paint.

thank you so much for stopping by! if you would like a chance to win a Unity grab bag of stamps, just leave a comment on this or any of my GIU posts this week. see you tomorrow! :)

Jennifer

Challenges:
613 Avenue Create - holiday happiness (coffee is my happiness every day & season!)
Come and Get it - Christmas
The Stamping Boutique - fancy folds
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - any previous challenge (May dies/punches combined with August watercoloring, since that is how I color all of my images)
Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wed - anything goes
Pattie's Creations - anything goes that's Christmas or winter
Color Inspiration Monday link up - anything goes as long as it's hand colored (water colored with SU! inks)

31 comments:

Terry Ladwig said...

Great cards and neat Sizzix dies that you used.

Sandra van Blaricum said...

FAbulous cards Jennifer!! love the layout and the images!, the coffee cup is soooo You!! LOL

Fiki said...

cards are so pretty!
Happy Holidays!
hugs

Amber said...

Love this Day 1 project!! I can relate to how nervous you must've been waiting for this week of GIU - because mine is coming soon too! Can't wait to see what else you come up with this week!

Stef H said...

i am a huge unity fan even if i don't have many of her stamps.
YOU GO GIRL!
absolutely gorgeous creations. so nice to hear you sound so up and vibrant and happy! wooooooo hooooooo

wishing you and yours a very merry, very happy and very blessed holiday season!

big hugs to you, my friend

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Oh yea, your coffee addiction does shine through!! Love it, not the coffee part but the projects!!

Cynthia said...

Adorable projects, Jennifer. Looking forward to your inspiration this week!

Lisa Dryden said...

Stunning, thanks for playing at Pattie's challenge DT Lisa

Linda Pekrul said...

Fabulous start to your week! Love, love, love your cards!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lots of fun with pretty cards!

Lisa said...

Great cards! They give me a great idea for my coffee loving friend!

Judy Markowitz said...

First off, these cards are Amazing!!!!!! Love everything about them. Second I think you are a great GIU girl and can't wait to see what you have planned for us this week! You knocked it out of the park!

Suzi McKenzie said...

That's a cool die, but nowhere near as cool as your cards. I love them both, love your style, you always create such beautiful projects.
Looking forward to seeing the rest of your Unity creations this week.
love and hugs
Suzi
xxx

Moongirl said...

Cool die!Love the cards.

sharon g said...

So pretty. I love to use does. Can't wait to see more of your creations...

Debra Davison said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous and I am so looking forward to the rest of the week !! What a wonderful Christmas present for all of us to enjoy your GIU creations all week... These are both awesome in the vintage look !! And I love the buttons, bows etc !! LOVE the die and the stamps you used are perfect for the coffee lover that I know you are !!

Tammy L. Sexton said...

Wow, so much love and detail went into making these cards. Very pretty.

Neva Zver said...

Wooow…. Love your cards <3 <3 <3 Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail .Thank you for your time to play with us at Come And Get It challenge .Neva

Denise Bryant said...

Love your beautiful Fold-a-long creations! Wonderful details and stamps! Basic Grey was always a favorite of mine too... especially their Christmas lines! I still hoard some of it!

Sue LD said...

These are beautiful. I like the embellishments and the die you used.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous cards!!! I miss Basic Grey too...I have lots of things in my stash to remind me of companies from holidays past... :o) Congrats on your GIU week!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

These are just stunning to me! Love the vintage button cards (I may even have a couple in my stash somewhere!). And the two inside images you used are two of my favorite Unity stamps (ok, my coffee mug is pretty big, too, so anything coffee related is a plus for me!).

Rhonda Miller said...

These are fabulous. I love the images and the fun card designs.

Lisa :) said...

VERY pretty cards!!!!

Ruby said...

Lovely cards and I love the images you used. Great Sizzix die.

Sandra DeFalco said...

Merry Christmas!
Thanks for playing in our 'Anything Goes Christmas or Winter' Challenge #129!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Kenneth Simmons said...

cute idea

Helen Gullett said...

Oh Love them a latte!

Sheryl said...

That die is just perfect for batch card making. I love what you have done with it.
Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Chana Harris said...

Really nice projects! Sniff, Sniff, I don't know how I am going to live without Basic Grey Brads. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for participating in the Pattie's Creations Challenge this challenge and good luck.