Saturday, October 8, 2011

It's time for the Authentique Paper/Unity Stamp Co. Blog Hop!!

Welcome everyone!! I am so thrilled to be a part of this fun blog hop! If this is the first you're hearing of it, head back to Authentique Paper's blog to get started! Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way:


Don't forget to leave a comment because there will be some FABULOUS prizes!! Authentique is giving away two collection packs (one each for two winners), including a sampling of papers from EACH of the first 6 Authentique Paper collections AND a sampling of the amazing Free Bird Series. Unity Stamp Co. is also giving away two prize packs (one each for two winners), including the COMPLETE SET of Unity/Authentique co-brand stamps!! Holy fantastic prizes!!


Let's get this party started, shall we?! I had the opportunity to work with a couple versatile stamp sets to make these two cards. I love that the Unity/Authentique stamps come in sets that can be used together or separately.

For my first card, I used the Family is FOREVER set:


I loved the cute little line of birds in this set. It could be used for anything...from a get well card to a sympathy card. This card is a birthday card for someone special (don't want to say who in case she's reading this!) and I stamped the sentiment on the inside. The papers I used are from the Free Bird Series - Warmth collection.

For my next card, I used the Born an Original stamps:

I love this beautiful rose stamp. I decided to use an apple-colored ink to go with the Free Bird Delight papers I chose for the card, to make it bright and cheery. (Side note: If you don't have any of the Free Bird Series and you are a card maker, you NEED to go get some! What I love about these papers is that they are 6x6 sheets of paper either sold loose or in pads. And the paper is TEXTURED!! So not only do you not have to cut into a gorgeous sheet of 12x12 paper to make a card, you still get the same quality paper as if you were!)

Thank you for stopping by! As I mentioned before, be sure to leave a comment to be in the running for some amazing prizes! Leave a comment on each blog along the hop as winners will be randomly chosen from all of the blogs involved in the hop. Blog comments close Monday, October 10th at 11:59pm (Pacific) and winners will be announced Wednesday, October 12th on the Authentique Paper and Unity Stamp Co. blogs. {Winner MUST have a US or Canadian address to win.}

Next stop on the hop is
Christi Snow!








Supplies:


Authentique:
Free Bird Series - Warmth and Delight

Unity Stamp Co.:
Authentique Paper - Born an Original and Family is FOREVER stamp sets

Other:
twine - The Twinery ribbon

124 comments:

  1. Very pretty cards. I love the green and pink card! I love the decorative top of the card.

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  2. Beautiful cards! Love the second one the most with the bright colors and beautiful flowers.

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  3. Thanks for letting me participate in the blog hop. Enjoyed seeing your creations.

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  4. aaaah! Loving the Freebird series. Hopping along the Authentique/Unity blog hop.

    Cheers!
    Charlene
    www.thehenhousenm.com

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  5. Haven't seen the Freebird collection, amazing, a must have. TFS such beautiful cards. pammejo1@yahoo.com I just became a new follower of you blog

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  6. These are fabulous, love those birds!

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  7. Both cards are FABULOUS!!! LOVE the colors on the second one! I'm a new follower!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  8. I love that rose card, the colors are so pretty together!!!

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  9. Beautiful cards!! Love the color combination in the second. Great job!!

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  10. Soooo cute Christine! I especially love the one you made with the Free Bird Delight paper, I think that's my fave in the freebird series :-) I LOVE the matching twine at the top!!!

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  11. So pretty! I especially like the bird one...

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  12. Haven't seen the Free Bird collection in store yet. But it looks amazing. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

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  13. Fun Card hop, I am seeing some wonderful cards!!

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  14. beautiful cards!! I dont have any of the freebirds paper yet, but I cant wait to get my hands on some!! thanks for sharing

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  15. beautiful cards. I really like the pink and green one. I might need that stamp.

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  16. Gorgeous cards! I can't get over all the talent from this blog hop! Love it!
    cdring@comcast.net

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  17. Enjoy, I did! Love your style.

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  18. so sweet..love the bakers twine :)

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  19. These are just beautiful!!!

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  20. Both you cards are so pretty and inspiring. I just love the papers and how you used the fun stamps.

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  21. Oh wow, I just love this new Free Bird series from Authenique Papers and you've used it in this card, it is stunning. Amazing cards! :)

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  22. I love how clean and simple your cards are, very pretty!

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  23. Beautiful cards! I love the simplicity of them!

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  24. What truly beautiful cards!!! I am loving the Freebird collection! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  25. Awesome fun cards...thanks for sharing...
    Loving this blog hop...

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  26. Pretty cards. I think I'm going to love the Free Bird papers and that stamp is darling.

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  27. Cute cards - love the use of the ribbon on the first card!



    Hippity-hoppity - I GO!!!!

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  28. Very nice cards. Hoppin' Along!
    TFS

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  29. OH! I love the little birds! I have been obsessing over birds and birdcages for months so this is perfect for me.

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  30. Beautiful cards, my favourite is the second one. Love it ! Going on to "HOP"

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  31. Everyone makes such beautiful cards! I really have to start as well.

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  32. Fabulous cards. The papers and the stamps are amazing. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  33. Very pretty cards! I love how well the stamps and papers go together!

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  34. Cristine loving the cards! So pretty and such beautiful paper choices!

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  35. Beautiful cards. They were very pretty.

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  36. Wonderful cards, Cristine! At first I didn't recongize the paper - it's from the Free Bird Series! Can't wait till they hit my LSS!! Great inspiration - thanks!

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  37. Such beautiful cards. LOVE that bird stamp!

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  38. Beautiful cards!! Love those papers!!

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  39. Lovely inspiration for clean and simple cards. Thanks for a great blog hop!

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  40. Gorgeous cards! The papers are so pretty!

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  41. Great cards. The papers and stamps are awesome.

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  42. Nice use of twine. I just bought a BUNCH, and need ideas.....

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  43. Gorgeous cards! I love your choices of Authentique and Unity products. :)

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  44. These are so very BEAUTIFUL! ...I think I neeed that bird image...

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  45. Love the cards - I'm diggin the birds too!

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  46. Thanks for sharing your projects with us! Beautiful cards!

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  47. Love the little birds! And the pink & green are a fabulous color combination!

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  48. I spy some FREEBIRD! I just adore your cards! You did a great job Christine.

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  49. Wow! Love these. Your grateful card is gorgeous after! Gotta get some of these papers!

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  50. Loved the bird stamped card and the beautiful papers used on the rose card. Love the papers!!

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  51. Both cards are so pretty but I just love the pink and green! Fabulous!

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  52. These are beautiful! Love your dps and those stamps, oh they are gorgeous!

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  53. Beautiful CAS cards!!! I really need to get my hands on some of the FABULOUS stamps!!! Awesome work :)

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  54. Beautiful cards, thank you so much for sharing them.

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  55. Love your cards! Some of my paper featured here. :)

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  56. Love these projects! Such beautiful designs.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Love the pink and green, I really should use more of that color combo. I like the twine too, it really ties everything together (no pun intended!)

    Kristina
    www.pearlgateway.com

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  58. Great cards! I love the colors in the second one!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

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  59. So lovely! The first card is my favorite because I love birds!

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  60. Love those! Great use of the ribbon on the first card - I might have to try that!

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  61. Hop, hop, hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  62. Love the twine/color combination

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  63. Beautiful cards. Love your designs and clean style.

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  64. Beautiful cards. Love your designs and clean style.

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  65. So pretty. Love the way you used ribbon on the first card and the second has such pretty colors! TFS.

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  66. Beautiful cards! I really love the pink and green one! Those are two of my favorite colors to put together!!

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  67. Great cards. Love the papers.

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  68. Great cards, really love that second one.

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  69. Your cards are amazingly gorgeous!!!!

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  70. these cards are just stunning. I love your design.

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  71. wonderful cards - love the color combos

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  72. Beautiful cards! I really love the colours and design of the second one!

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  73. Both are gorgeous, love the designs, you are very talented! TFS

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  74. Okay, I think I need those stamps now..love how you used them.

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  75. Pretty cards. Love the distressing.

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  76. Saw the Free Bird papers in my LSS recently! They must be seen to be believed! And your projects are very cute.

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  77. Great cards...your talents really show off these great products!

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  78. Really pretty - love the colored ink with those images!!

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  79. Cute cards.. Love the colors on the 2nd one.

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  80. Your cards are really sweet, I especially love the green and pink!

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  81. Love the cards. The 1st is so elegant with those colors, CAS, the ribbon is a great detail. The 2nd witht he stamp ink matching the surrounding frame is beautiful. Thank you.

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  82. THese are beautiful! I love the color of the stamped image on the second card!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

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  83. Gorgeous cards! Love the family forever stamp!

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  84. Love the cards - gorgeous!!!

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  85. Two gorgeous cards Cristine - and so different from each other! I love the simplicity of the first and the elegance of the second! Definitely need to get me some of these goodies!

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  86. Absolutely love these cards, especially the color combo on the last one. Gorgeous!
    kladd94803 (at) aol.com

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  87. Great job Cristine! I love the cards you made.

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  88. Those pattern papers and colors are AMAZING together! Fabulous creativity!

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  89. I can do this! Maybe? Thanks for the great ideas and inspiration!

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  90. Simple yet elegant - great cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. fantastic cards. thanks for the inspiration.

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  92. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the second one. ;)

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  93. Nice cards! Those birds are really cute!

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  94. I love the second card- the paper and colors you used are great!

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  95. Born An Original card is very nice!

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  96. Pretty cards, love the first one could be for so many different uses

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  97. Especially love your color combo. Great card.

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  98. I am just loving this hop. The combination of Unity stamps and Authentique are genius! Love the vintage look of your second card...and the beautiful colors!

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  99. Both these cards are beautiful! I love the balance of the patterned paper and the images; neither overwhelms the other.

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  100. Lovely cards...will bring a smile to whoever gets them!

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  101. Cute cards. Love Authentique and love Unity. What a great combination. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  102. the rose look so great in green!

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  103. Oh, I love that bird stamp and the gorgeous rose! Great color combos too!

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