Saturday, January 8, 2022

Friends of Unity January Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity January Blog Hop. This month the theme is CAS, clean and simple. This is easy for me because I feel all of my cards fit this theme, just deciding what stamp I would use would be the hard part, LOL. Since I needed to make a 'bunch' of thank you cards, I decided to pull out a favorite trick I learned many years ago. 

The second picture hopefully captures how you can make eight cards quickly too! Cut four coordinating cardstock strips to 3-1/2" by 8". Do an all over stamp on each, remembering to turn your stamp and try to fill in the area as best as possible. When finished, cut each strip to 1" and then assemble. You can make the strips a little larger if you wish to skip some of the base layers, but what you see here can be made quickly with little waste from a full sheet of cardstock.



Hop along with the other Friends of Unity and see what techniques are their favorite...

Crystal O. Minkler
Bunch of Bananas (Unity Stamp Company)

Basic Gray (Stampin Up)
Smoky Slate (SU)
Melon Mambo (SU)
Night of Navy (SU)
Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink)

Basic Gray (SU)

Sizzix Big Shot
Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder (SU)

We all on the Friends of Unity design team appreciate every single comment we get.
That's why we use our own stash every month for a giveaway.
We are NOT sponsored by Unity Stamp Co. but, they do approve of our hop, and that make us all very happy.
We started this hop because we love Unity. That's it. This hop is our way of showcasing our cards made with our favorite stamps!!


  1. Such a cute card, Eileen! Great CAS technique! Love it!

  2. I love this card and am going to try this with all of my strips I have saved. This is such an awesome color combination and I am always looking to make a bunch of cards at one time!

  3. What a great way to not just create multiple cards but it uses up ALL of the paper I hoard! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. so cute and so fun!! paper hoarder here! Lots of scraps to use for something like this!!

  5. Such a great way to make a few pieces of paper go a long way. Thanks for sharing a great tip. Love the card!

  6. Poof bang wowsers... a super great easy knock it out quick idea... note to self saved. Off to my scrap pile. Thanks! Happy New Year!

  7. Such a great idea, and helps to use the scrap mountain!

  8. I am forever in need of thank you cards! This is such a great idea to mass produce them.

  9. Not only is this a fun CAS design, but it's a great way to use up leftover cardstock. It would work for just about any occasion too.

  10. What a fabulous way to use up strips of cardstock. of which I have plenty of!

  11. Great idea and
    looks fabulous.
    Carla from Arizona

  12. What a clever idea! I need to remember that the next time I have several cards to make. Thank you!

  13. Great card design with this technique.

  14. Absolutely love the layout of your card, Eileen!

  15. Eileen, I love the color palette here. Cool way to use up those scraps.

  16. What a great idea to make four cards very quickly! Love the bananas stamp choice!
    Vannessa Osbourn

  17. I have this banana stamp and never thought to use it as panels! You have inspired me! I love gathering new ideas from these hops! Your cards are so pretty!