Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hip Hoppin' Brown Thursday!!!

Hello all!

This is the Unity hop and SALE that you won't want to miss!
We have a special theme to kick off the biggest DEAL of the year - and we're doin' it in style!
It's a BROWN THURSDAY SALE... (more info down below)
so we decided that all our projects should evolve around brown and kraft paper!
I was SUPER excited about this -
probably because I use those all the time, and it's so my thing!

You should be arriving here from Stephanie's blog here today, and as always, I'm the last stop!
Welcome to the last destination!!! :)
Make sure that you've left love all along the way,
as there's THREE $20 gift certificates to be given out again!
I've known quite a few of my followers have won this,
so yeah, it can be YOU this time!

Here's the whole blog hop list for your reference.

Thienly - YOU ARE HERE :)

So... for my projects today, I AGAIN chose the snowman theme..
(hope that you're not sick of seeing this adorable guy!)
but in totally different style this time.

I've been loving the natural, earthy looking ornaments and decor 
that I've been seeing everywhere,
and that inspired me for my projects today!


Isn't he CUUUTE?
Who would've thought that project just made with brown and kraft paper would be so adorable!

For my projects today, I tried to focus on BACKGROUND STAMPS...
and how those can just make your papers and your project POP!

The first that you'll see is a snowman!


Oooh, I love that fella!
Of course, the file is over from SVG Cuts, but added my own touch as I didn't use the arms and the nose. :)

The brown and kraft paper were cut, and then stamped with these following stamps:
A Bit of Burlap (for the hat)
Flurry of Flakes (for the body)


I used strips of cream burlap for the hat trim and the scart, and for the nose,
I cut a long piece of right angled isoceles triangle
(that's the first time I used this word since first year university! HA!
Who knew that it'll be helpful explaining my craft xx-years later!)
 and rolled it to get a cone!

The buttons are from Nikki Sivilis (had the perfect shade of brown and burlap on it!),
and accented his scarf with a baby pin :)
The arms were found in my front yard :)


Oooh, you notice his broom? Isn't that the cutest little thing?
I made that using Unity Bow Maker!
Not only this makes the prettiest bows, but it can do other things, too!


So, you want to know how I did it?


1. Place the rods 3 units apart and wrap jute twine 10 times.
2. Take another piece of jute twine and tie around the wrapped twine on one side.


3. Carefully lift out the twine and cut off the loops on both ends with scissors.
4. Insert a wooden dowel on the tied end.
5. Take a brown cord, wrap around the original tied spot very tightly a few times, and tie a bow... 
and VOILA - it's done!


... and oooh, for those die-cutting fans, 
this file is super adorable as the hat lifts off and you can place goodies in there! 
Wouldn't you love to get candies in this box?


The second project you saw was the background tree...


It's an ornament from this collection from SVG Cuts.
I was inspired to make it Pottery Barn/Restoration Hardware style... (LOVE those stores!)
I know that theirs are made from tree bark and such, but to give it that feel  -
I used the woodgrain stamp
(my bad... looks like this stamp is discontinued! GAH!
but you can also use this or this)
inked the edges, sprayed on the Mister Huey Calico Shine Mist 
and sprinkled gold glitter all over it before it dried!

The last one, but not least, is a snowglobe card, 
using the stamp set from the NEWEST RELEASE!


I LOVE this set!


I used the snowglobe stamp to made a layer of vellum and acetate 
and machine stitched that onto a card with glitter inside it!


So much possibilities with this set! 
I was going to make a snowman in a winterland, 
but for a bit of a twist, 
I made a metropolitan snowman!

I hope that you enjoyed the hop today and my projects!

It's time for you to go back to either the Unity blog 
(to let them know how much you were inspired from this hop) 
or for you to go to the store to shop!

REMEMBER... This is the biggest sale of the year, so it's time to stock up!


Not just in the amazing sales, and giveaways that they do weekly,
 but for who they are...
for this sale, a dollar from EACH SALE will go to Rice Bowls to help fight hunger.
AMAZING initiative in time for Thanksgiving to my American friends :)
  That's why I love this company!



The incentives are cumulative,
 which means that if you spend over $60, 
you get a free grab bag, free shipping coupon and a NEW Snowflake Kit release!

Oooh, I have to show you the kit - it's super duper cute - designed by various Unity Artistas!


That's it!

Thanks for coming by, and have fun shopping! ;)


  1. Love your cute Snowman!! Fabulous Card & projects!!

  2. Your snowman looks so so adorable the cute details you have added to him ...your snow globe card looks so pretty ..loved it!!

  3. oh wow!! this is over the top full of cuteness!!! love the kraft papers and the stamps you used to decorate him and the snowglobe card. in love!

  4. I have to say, I REALLY appreciate the details you provided on making your adorable projects - that is so helpful!! The technique with acetate and vellum for the snowglobe is pure genius!! I really, really must get that stamp set now - thanks for the inspiration!

  5. That snowman is just too cute!!! I love your snow globe card too, that stamp set is a must have!

  6. WOW I am in awe with your projects. This snowman is adorable and so creative. The card is very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I am always SO excited to see what you make, and you never disappoint! Fantastic projects today! I love all the details in the snowman, but I just adore that simple tree, I can see a whole cluster of them in different sizes as a centerpiece!

  8. oh my oh my, this is amazing!!!!
    what a great way to end the hop ;)

  9. Love the snowman. He is so cute. All of your projects are great. I have to have the snowglobe stamp set.

  10. brown hop great idea love all the takes on it..
    Beautiful work.

  11. Such a stinkin' cute snowman! Love the tree and card, also! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Oh my GOODNESS!!! SOOO adorable - all of it - but that snowman is especially over the top!

  13. Thienly, these are all just too cute! I love how you incorporated all of the background stamps - especially the burlap for the top hat. And, I love how everything came together using all browns. Oh, and I love the broom too! Beautiful!

  14. Really great projects, The hat was wonderful, that snow globe stamp has been used in a variety of ways this hop, all inspiring!

  15. You are always the cleverest of things. Love the snowman full of snowflakes and the broom!

  16. What awesome projects! I love that snow globe set! Your card is great!

  17. That snowman is really really awesome! Great work!

  18. Luv the technique you used of the snow globe with glitter. Very creative snowman. Hugs, Kiki

  19. That snowman is SO cute! His hat and broom are adorable too. Love that tree and card! They all look awesome! :)

  20. *GASP* Cutest snowman EVER I love all of the it tree the card and the darling snowman! You are amazing!!

  21. WOW! AWESOME project and card! Fantastically inspiring!

  22. Wow! Thanks snowman totally rocks!!! All your projects are beautiful!!

  23. That snowman is amazing...awesome projects!!!

  24. Your card is amazing! Love it all :)

  25. OMG!!! That snowman is fabulous!!!! Beautiful projects.

  26. OMG, as always, your projects are amazing! Love that snowgloe card!

  27. Wow....Your projects are fabulous! Love them all!

  28. Love your projects ! The snowman is way too cute!

  29. Ding, ding, ding you win - what great work! I've said it before and I'll say it again, I wanna grow up and be just like you.

  30. Thienly, your snowman is so cute in kraft paper with the stamped snowflakes! Adorable! Love that broom and his arms! Your card is so cute. I smiled when I read metropolitan snowman! Ha! Only you! And the tree is my favorite! It looks expensive! It's like nothing I've ever seen and I want!!!!! You always inspire me and I thank you! Hugs, Debra

  31. These are all fabulous. I will never get sick of seeing different snowmen!!

  32. Oh my goodness, your projects are amazing!! I love the warm and cozy look of that snowman!

  33. Wow! I have never seen a 3D paper snowman and you made a great work! The tree is lovely, too!

    Mariangela ;-)



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