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Apr 9, 2009

Earth Day is Hip!

Hip HOP, that is!!! Unity is going green today and is releasing a new single that I LOVE called 'Plant a Tree'. I used the stamp in it's entirety on this project... but you could also omit the sentiment and use this adorable image for any occasion!

And... here's a close up of my card. I stamped the image in black ink and then hand stitched the tree to give it some color. (Another hint: Pierce the holes in your paper BEFORE you start stitching. It makes it so much easier and prevents tearing.)

To make it even more 'Eco Friendly', I ripped a piece of denim and looped it through my card front for a cheap, recycled embellishment. (And yet another hint from me that you've probably heard before: Save those worn out jeans! My boys seem to rip holes in the knees of their pants on a weekly basis. Instead of throwing them out... add them to your craft stash!)

And... since we're being all 'Earth Happy' today, I wanted to show you a couple of 'tree' cards I made using Unity's April KOM:

This one uses some fun and funky new paper from Sassafras.

And... to tone things down a bit, here's a card using the same image, using some of the Kraft line by Jillibean Soup.

Now... hop on over to the next blog for more Unity Goodness!
***AJ***

93 comments :

  1. Oh wow!! What a great idea for the denim. Love it.

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  2. Awesome projects! You've been busy. I love the stitching - we should make stitching part of a challenge on hip hop, don't ya think?
    ~ky

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  3. BEAUTIFUL, Julie! LOVE them all! :)

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  4. Totally Fabulous, Julie! I love the hand-stitching! PERFECT!

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  5. these are amazing, Julie! I am just stunned by the awesome stitched tree you did! It's just fabulous!

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  6. Julie your cards are just so creative and inspiring. I just love the special touches you add to them.

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  7. I look forward to your blog each week now since I've been doing the blog hop...

    Wow you are so creative & just have that special knack for little details & thinking outside the box. Thanks so much for the inspiration & eye candy

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  8. Julie your cards are just so creative and inspiring. I just love the special touches you add to them.

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  9. Beautiful cards!! Wow I love the stitching of the tree!!

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  10. Julie your cards are just so creative and inspiring. I just love the special touches you add to them.

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  11. Everything is gorgeous Julie! I really really like the stitching on the first card, really pretty!

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  12. Wow - love those cards, so bright and vibrant !

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  13. Wow, awesome creations! I am really loving that first card. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  14. What a cool new stamp, and love the two different views of the KoTM image too.

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  15. I love the versatility that you showed on the image from the KOM. And I absolutely adore the stitching on the first one!! :)

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  16. your stitching is fan-freakin-tastic!! :)

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  17. Great cards! I love the paper.

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  18. WOW!!! Amazing cards! Love the bright colors on the one.

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  19. Ok, these are all WOW!!! cards!!! Love your stitching on the first one and I love how you made two very different cards with the same stamps!!! Love them all!!

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  20. Wonderful!! Love the stitching!!

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  21. Lovin your cards!!!! Fab-U-lous! I love the stitching on the 1st card...the sassafrass paper & colors on the 2nd & the kraft eco friendly 3rd one. Great job!

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  22. The stitching is amazing. Love your cards

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  23. wow, so cool! love the stitching!

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  24. Julie, all of these cards are fantastic, but that first card is AWESOME! Love it. I've got to try that stitching technique. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. WOW, that's a lot of work, but I love the look of the hand stitching! All your cards are great!

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  26. These are all totally fabulous, but I love the stitching on that tree! Good stuff, girl!

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  27. Fabulous stitching and vibrant colors! These are awesome!

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  28. OhMyWoW!!!
    I love your creations! I love your whole blog!!! :)
    Beautiful work! You are truly talented and inspiring!!!
    I have not tried any stitching at all - I must pull my lil sewing machine out later and give it a try ;)
    Thank you so much! I will definitely be coming back for more!!!
    xoxo, margie

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  29. Julie these are really cute cards! That stitching is adoooorable! Can I get to eat that card from Sassafras after? LOL.

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  30. Awesome cards! I love how you stitched the tree! Great idea!

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  31. Love that stitching very cool..

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  32. I love your hand stitching and denim recycling - FAB idea!!! So very green of you :) I also loved the tree's... I'm dying to get my April KOTM already lol!

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  33. wow i love the stitching on the tree every cute

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  34. All those cards are FAB!!!! love the stitching and fun colors of sassafras

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  35. Such cute cards! I love how you stitched the tree image!

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  36. Alrighty, you can just send these my way, cuz I'm head-over-heels in love with 'em all! (hehe) Really though, these are absolutely amazing, Julie! I love the papers you chose for each fabulous image and that new release looks super on the grid paper-never would have thought of such a design and it rocks!!! You are such an inspiration, girl-we're so super lucky to have you!! hugs and happy hip hop xoxo

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  37. Love the little denim and the stitching. Great cards!!

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  38. The stitching on your card really makes it stand out. And I LOVE the bright colors of your other card. I live in bright colors! Great job!

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  39. what a neat tip i have a little boy who liikes to wear out his jeans playing in the dirt and running his cars through the grass. I have to try that idea out on my next project. Love the april kotm projects.

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  40. The stitching is terrific! Love the others too.

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  41. Love the stitching!! Your blog is great! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. LOVE the stitching on the tree!! All of your cards look great!!

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  43. What fabulous cards - love your style!

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  44. Oh my gosh your "He who plants a tree" card is just the cutest!!! The stitching is fantastic!!! tfs :)

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  45. Okay, wow!! The stitching is SUCH an awesome touch!!!

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  46. oh wow, your cards are amazing!

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  47. SO CUTE!! thanks for the denim tip!

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  48. you are very talented. love the cards.. and the paper you used is so cute.. thanks for the inspiration.. =)

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  49. Oh wow! I love that bright card!! Nice!!

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  50. Love that new stamp! It will defnintely be coming home in my next order!!

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  51. Terrific! Thanks for the inspiration and HipHopHappyEaster!

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  52. WOW! Talk about super cool! I love your cards! Each one of them is very different, but so wonderful!

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  53. AAAAAAAAAmazing!!!! Oh that handstitched tree is gorgeous!!!

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  54. Girl, if I could stamp 1/2 as well as you...my scrapping package would be complete:) These are fabulous & I love your stitching.

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  55. Wow, fantastic cards, I love them all! Great ideas with the handstitching and recycling the denim!

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  56. love, love, love, love, love these...off to download this song.. LOVE it, Jules!

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  57. The stitching is a winner. Love your designs. Jill S

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  58. Love the stitching on your card! The denim too. I'm wearing a pair of jeans that need to go in my craft stash! Thanks for the tip!
    Love the other cards too!

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  59. Great stuff Julie! I love the stitching on your card!

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  60. Great stuff Julie! I love the stitching on your card!

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  61. Gosh the embroidery is AWESOME!!!
    Never thought to use a stamped image like that. The cards are all so cute. Love the colors in the 2nd one.

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  62. darling cards!
    your card with the bright colors of the rainbow...as I looked at it,it reminded me of Easter morning at the Reserection of our Lord! Might sound silly,but that is what went thru my mind first!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Happy Easter!

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  63. wow this sewn tree is sooooooooo cute!!!~

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  64. I love the hello card so bright and cheerful.... those colors put smile on my face.... thanks hottie from scs

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  65. Woah! What a creative idea! I love it!

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  66. Incredible cards! Off to go grab a pair of my son's jeans out of the trash right now - what a great way to reuse!

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  67. Gorgeous cards! I learned the hard way once about piercing the holes first before stitching! Argh! Yours turned out lovely!

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  68. CUTE CARDS!! LOVE THE DETAILS, GREAT IDEA WITH THE STITCHING! LOVE ALL THE COLORS!

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  69. I love them all - your stitching just rocks!

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  70. Love these Julie! Gorgeous projects!!

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  71. Julie these are all so gorgeous!!!

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  72. whoaaaaaa...talk about inspiring:))))

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  73. Oh my goodness! That stitching is amazing!

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  74. These cards are trul awesome. Love the staitching. Great song!!

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  75. Awesome projects - I really love what you did with the stamps!

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  76. wonderful and love the stitching!

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  77. Holy crap girl, these are amazing! I am especially loving the stitching on your first card, wonderful!!!

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  78. Love the stitched tree.

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  79. Oooooohhh....amazing cards! I love the kraft and grid papers behind the stamps! I'm bookmarking your blog!

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  80. OK YOU NEED TO STAY ON THE DT!!!!! I never want you to leave!! You are sooooo talented and I just can't even stand it!! Please don't leave!!

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  81. OH cute!!! I love your stitching!!! What a great idea!!

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  82. Julie, Julie, Julie....Girl, you blow my mind with your fabulousness! Hugs!

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  83. I love the stitching on your stamped imag! The denim strip is clever...great job!

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  84. You are SOOOOOoooooh GOOD! Love these all. Your details are amazing. :O)

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