Saturday, April 2, 2022

Friends of Unity ApriHop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity April Blog Hop. This month the theme is patterned paper.  For my inspiration, I headed straight to my scrap bucket and found some coordinating spring colors and let them shine! I try to use these smaller strips of paper often and not let them build up. There are so many beautiful card options you can make with these leftovers.

This paper was found right near the top, so I must have used it recently for something. It reminds me of spring that is hopefully right around the corner. I opted for a very neutral sentiment so this card could be sent as a pick me up to a friend that needs a kind word or a simple thinking of you card. A quick brush of Wink of Stella across the wings makes the bee really stand out across the horizontal layer.  

 Hop along with the other Friends of Unity and see what they created with this color scheme:
Eileen Mathys (you’re here)
Spring & Things KOM 3/20 (Unity Stamp Company)

Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Winter Wisteria (Papertrey)
Mint Macaron (Stampin Up)
Hand Penned Designer Paper (SU)

Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Sketch Markers
Wink of Stella

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 pretty card for spring. Love the colors!

  2. Oh this is a
    delightful card!
    Lovely papers.
    Carla from Arizona

  3. Incredibly perfect Spring card.
    Very very pretty!

  4. A lovely spring card, and the papers go so well together

  5. Beautiful card... love the soft spring colors!

  6. So beautiful, Eileen! This is a great design for pattern papers!! Love it!

  7. I absolutely love this card design and the pattern papers together are so beautiful and refreshing. I love the Wink of Stella and is perfect on the bee's wings. I am super excited to make a card like this using my strips of paper.

  8. I have so many scraps!!! I think I could quite literally make 1,000,000 cards like this and still not be empty of scraps. LOL Yours is so pretty; love the stripes with the florals & the colors.

  9. I just love the colors of your card, my friend!

  10. The soft colors in your card are very nice. Simply sweet!

  11. Perfect way to use those sweet little patterns, and so pretty for spring time. I need to try this too.

  12. So pretty! Love the spring colors!

  13. The papers you used are so soothing and beautiful, and the perfect way to use those scraps in my stash. Thanks for the great idea!

  14. Lovely card, the patterned papers coordinate beautifully.

  15. Cute bee and I like the patterned paper you used.

  16. This is like a burst of spring. So pretty.

  17. Very sweet card! Love the pretty papers!

  18. Bee-utiful card! Love the patterns, design, and stamps. Great choices. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. What a pretty spring card you made there. I like the colors and the layout you used.

  20. Such a sweet card with the soft pastel colors! I like it a lot!