Friday, November 13, 2009

Our First Ever Blog Hop featuring: UNITY STAMP COMPANY!!

Hello and Welcome Everyone!!

It's an exciting day for us at Christian Paper Crafts!! We finally get to reveal our Design Team Delights AND we are having our first BLOG HOP featuring our super cool November sponsor UNITY STAMP COMPANY!! Whoo-hoo!! Angela Magnuson, the owner of Unity, generously donated over 20 stamp sets to the Design Team. We have been having the hardest time keeping this underwraps, we just wanted to shout it out and share with you all!! We love Unity Stamps, not only are these stamps fun but they are super excellent quality and I just have to say it again, we love 'em!!

We are also excited about our Guest Design Team Member for this month, Jenny Charboneau, aka Miss Boo. Jen is the Queen of Clean and Simple cards and is the hostess of the Clean and Simple challenge every Monday at Splitcoast Stampers. We were so happy when she accepted the invitation to be our guest designer. Thanks and welcome, Jen!

The DT has some fresh projects for you and a new spin on how to use Unity Stamps. The stamp sets provided to us were Simple Blessings (hugely popular with everybody), Build a Turkey (just wait until you see what Jen did with this - make sure nothing is in your mouth!!!! My computer screen just missed being sprayed with tea!), Autumn Pals, Joy & Wonder, and Embellished Season.

We invite you to participate in our blog hop today and visit the Christian Paper Crafts Design Team Unity Gallery and/or the Christian Paper Crafts/Unity Gallery at Splitcoast Stampers throughout the month of November for new ideas and projects made by our Design Team!

Now to the hop.....and prize announcements!! There's 6 of us participating in the hop so that means 6 prizes and chances for you to win. There's one catch - each blog hop stop must have at least 10 comments in order to open up the prize pool for that stop. CPC and Unity DT members are not eligible for any prizes, and our comments left will not count towards the original 10 comments. What are the prizes? We have 3 Simple Blessings stamp sets and 3 Devoted stamp sets from Unity's new {ippity} line. The comments will close at midnight Sunday and the winners will be announced Monday morning on each individual blog.


Design-wise I was inspired by the swirls in the leaf stamp of this very cool set called SIMPLE BLESSINGS. I carried out that inspiration by using my Cuttlebug and the Swirl folder on the brown cardstock. I tried to keep this simple to stay within the theme of "Simple Blessings" so I've not done a lot of embellishing. However, I did use green raffia and brown buttons to add a little dimension to the card! I also used Foam Squares to "pop" up my smallest pumpkin. You can see this also over at my SCS Gallery!
Here is a list of my ingredients:
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co (Simple Blessings)
Cardstock: Bazzill (citrus, rainforest) Paper Accents (dk brown & rust)
Paper: 3M Post-it Craft Paper, green (leaves)
Buttons: Bo Bunny
Ink: Ranger, Archival Ink, coffee and olive
Tools: Cuttlebug, Swirl folder
Technique: Paper piecing

I stamped with Archival Ink (coffee) on Citrus colored cardstock. I really liked the color combination!

Archival Ink (olive) on Citrus matted with rainforest cardstock from Bazzill.

My second card: Happy Fall. Friend from the Autumn Pals set.


I used 4 stamps from the set: the stump, branch, beaver & sentiment.

I paper pieced all of the scenery and painted with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio acrylic paints (traditional tan, landscape green, sable brown)and used my Prismacolor pencils and OMS on this adorable little beaver.

Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink (pumpkin is what created the dots around the scalloped oval) and Archival Ink in coffee is used on the sentiment. The green oval I cut out using my Cricut (From My Kitchen cartridge - it's the body of the sheep!! The paper is from Basic Grey. I needed a shape and size larger than my punch so I had to improvise using my Cricut!) You can also check this out at my SCS gallery!

Thank you Unity and thank you for stopping by and participating in Christian Paper Crafts very first blog hop! Next, you will want to hop on over to the fabulously talented Angella Crockett to see what she has in store for you!

Blog Hop Participants
1. Cindy Coutts, Christian Paper Crafts
2. Mary Collins, *Softangelkisses*
3. Natalie Houston, Delightful Details (that's me!!)
4. Angella Crockett, Mind, Body, Spirit and Stamps!
5. Marcelle Schaeur, Stamping Thyme
6. Jenny Charboneau, Designs by Boo

Don't forget to leave a delightful comment at each blog to be eligible for the six drawings!!!



  1. Adorable projects Nat! I love how you did your pumpkins and the Autumn Pals work is too cute. That one is fun to create with. Completely clever trees you made too!

  2. Fantastic projects, Natalie!!! Your card is gorgeous...what an awesome design!! I LOVE your forest scene.....too adorable!! Oh yeah, I'm loving your new're beautiful inside and out!!! God Bless!

  3. Great cards! Love the little details! Have a wonderful day!

  4. Very nice cards! I like that each pumpkin is different yet they all coordinate well. And the forest scene is just too cute!

  5. Beautiful pumpkins card. Love the texture.

  6. Great cards! Love that simple blessings set...great use of the stamps!

  7. What beautiful cards Natalie! I love the colors you used on both cards and the beaver image is so cute!


  8. What lovely cards you have blessed us with today! Beautiful work!

  9. Cute pumpkins! That beaver is adorable too! You did some really lovely work there.

  10. Very nice ideas! they inspired me.
    I love beavers!

  11. Oh how great, loving that Simple Blessings kit!

  12. These are gorgeous! I can feel fall just looking at them. Can't wait til I can play with all these goodies!
    ~ky scrapacat

  13. These are really beautiful stamps and you have done them proud.

  14. Love your projects. Thanks so much for sharing them.

  15. wonderful cards!! such cute designs!!

  16. Great cards! Love those pumpkins!

  17. Very nice cards! I love the little squirrel! ;)

  18. Natalie your cards are just beautiful. You are not only delightful but detailed too!!! Thanks for the blog hop. It is so fun!! Hugs and blessings.

  19. Beautiful projects! Love how perfectly the embossed background coordinates with each pattern in the pumpkins. Sooooo cute!

  20. What delightful cards, and I do love your colour combinations - so refeshing to see 'other coloured' pumpkins ;-). The embossing adds such incredible dimension too.


  21. Wonderful Cards!!!

  22. Natalie these are lovely cards, thanks for the inspiration.

    Take Care

  23. Great cards, Natalie! Love the subtle fall colors, and the beaver in the 2nd one is just super cute! You can tell you had fun inspiring us with those delightful Unity Stamps!

  24. Gorgeous cards! I love those pumpkins from Unity!

  25. Hi Natalie! I love your cards! What great images and love what you did with them! I love your siggy too! It's so good to meet friends and sisters in Christ! God bless!

  26. Great projects! Your first card turned out so classy! Love those stamps.