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Holiday Card Making Unity Week: Cards from Kimber and Eva

Holiday Cardmaking

We've landed on the final day of Unity week!  We hope you've enjoyed the cards you've seen thus far and feel inspired for when you create your own!  Today we have projects from two talented women; we'll begin with an adorable card from Garden Girl Kimber McGray and follow that with a special guest post from Unity Design Team Member Eva.

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For some the holiday season can be stressful as we have so much we want to do to fully enjoy the season.  This cheerful Unity stamp has such a fun sentiment!  Notice also that Kimber has used yellows and golds to warm you right up, and reinforces the star theme in her stamp, Maya Road pins and patterned paper.

Next up, Eva!

Eva could not have created a more elegant set of cards to share.  She's not missed a detail, from textured backgrounds to inked edges and pierced designs on die cut shapes.

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Here Eva shares more about her card making process!


I don’t have a special routine for prepping me for creating holiday cards, however I always start with pulling out my stamps, see which one is calling me and go to my papers stash and match it.  Now that I was asked this question, I think I will add some Christmas music in the background and maybe even some hot cocoa.  That will for sure get me in the mood.



When I am designing my card, I make sure it is simple enough to duplicate, and since I know they will be mailed I make sure they are not lumpy and will fit in the right size envelope.  Once I designed it, I just start cutting up the materials, do my stamping and painting/coloring all at once in an assembly line style method.  I like to get them done at once without interruptions of starting a different project.



This is one of my favorite Holiday cards, which I created last year.  I love the simplicity of the card, the papers and that it was very easy to duplicate.  I created this card with the Unity Stamp KOM.

If you ever sit down to scrap with me, you will hear me murmur, “I Love my tweezers!”  And I really, do.  I simply can’t do anything without it.  I use pop dots on every single creation I make, and the tweezers help me with the placement of those pop dots every time.  I also use them for placement of small items and even for poking out things, if needed.  It’s a must at my craft table and at my crops and classes.  My Cuttlebug is my second tool I can’t live without.  I am a die lover and you will always find some kind of a shape on my card, whether it’s My Favorite Things Die-namics, Spellbinders or Tim Holtz Alterations dies.


I am a huge Iron Orchid Designs fan and they have cobranded with Unity.  While I have a few of their stamps already, I always dream of adding more.  Love their vintage/shabby look and use them in my classes all the time. 



When I think of Christmas, I think of Christmas tree decorations, which are very glittery, twinkling.  To recreate that feeling in my cards, I love to partner up my Unity stamps with Creative Imaginations Luminarte products, that way everyone gets a twinkling card.  I love to paint my backgrounds, or paint in my images with it.


Thanks so much for sharing with us, Eva!  And thanks Peas for joining us again this week!  We'll be back on Monday with another round of holiday card inspiration.  Have a great weekend!


Looking for more holiday card ideas?  See previous posts

11/18/2011 11:21:36 AM | Comments (4) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post

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BabeCaddy said...

Such an adorably cute card Kimber... I love that little guy... Eva your Christmas cards are beautiful.....

11/18/2011 11:54:29 AM

jennimoc said...

Eva, I love the detailing at the edges that looks like machine stitching without any thread...nice touch!

11/18/2011 12:32:19 PM

shoegal90045 said...

These are beautiful Eva! Kraft is in :)

11/18/2011 8:40:32 PM

trisha_jean said...

Again, so many wonderful cards. Thanks so much for your terrific cards, Kimber and Eva. Love them. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

11/19/2011 5:26:10 AM

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