Monday, April 23, 2012

Day 1: Beyond The Card {Growing in Unity}

Growing in Unity is a program sponsored by Unity Stamp Company.  Each week Unity selects a blogger to feature on the Unity blog.  The selected blogger blogs using Unity products for a week and visitors to the blog leave comments for an opportunity to win Unity stamps.  

This week, I'm the lucky blogger to be selected for Growing in Unity and you are the lucky visitors who have an opportunity to win Unity stamps by leaving a comment on each post I make this week.  So here's what I have for you today...

I love using my Unity stamps to make cards, but for Growing in Unity, I wanted to go beyond the card and use my Unity stamps for anything but a card.  I have a few things in mind for the week, but for today, I'm sharing these up-cycled containers.

These beauties started as tin, glass and plastic containers from my kitchen and craft supplies.  I thought they would be great for housing, pens, paintbrushes and twine that I have wrapped around long bobbins.  So, to go with some of my favorite stamps, I took out some of my favorite papers, fabric, ribbon and lace to create these containers.

You can find a list of supplies under the photos.







Supplies 
Fabric & Floral Trim - The Piece by Piece  
Paper - Bazzil



Supplies 
Lace & Scallop Trim - The Piece by Piece  
Paper - Kraft from stash



Supplies 
Lace & Ribbon Trim -  from my stash
Paper - Kraft from stash


Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win any two Unity Itty Bitty stamps of your choice.  I will use a random number generator to pick a winner on Saturday, April 28.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  

Tammy

33 comments:

  1. Well are you not just to clever...way to recycle and make Unity into a piece of art....

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  2. These are beautiful !! Love it ;)

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  3. These are such a great idea! Yours turned out fabulous!

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  4. I love giving gifts in pretty reusable containers. These for perfect for small wedding or shower gifts!

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  5. Great way to upcycle...Love it

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  6. These look great! Love the bird image and that you up cycled.

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  7. Love your work! Great idea! I'm Linda from XCALIBERNATION in You Tube. Great to meet you and love your Blog!!

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  8. Hey Tammy .. I love watching your videos .. They are very inspiring .... LOVE the containers ... Especially the bird one xx Tina

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  9. Tammy this is wonderful!! Great video! Saving all those containers is always a great and fun idea! I love doing that. Great job!

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  10. Congrats on your GIU week! Love your project of the containers!
    DeniseB

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  11. Love your projects always! You are so inspiring!

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  12. hey tammy.
    congratulation on being selected as one lucky blogger.
    i love these containers.. and these stamps are amazing.. i just loveeee the bird one most.. you turned these containers into goodness.. so inspiring. i sure will try this with my containers :D
    xoxo. Khadija

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  13. You really showcased the beauty of the images with these designs. This is the first I've heard of Growing Unity! Congrats.

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  14. Wonderful upcycled projects Tammy and congratulations on being selected to feature for Unity :-) Sarah

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  15. Love this idea. Great upcycle! Blessings!

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  16. Love this idea. Great upcycle! Blessings!

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  17. Love this idea. Great upcycle! Blessings!

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  18. Love this idea. Great upcycle! Blessings!

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  19. Oooh, how pretty!! I love all the fabric and lace...gorgeous!

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  20. What a beautiful set - and WONDERFUL idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  21. What neat projects! Love the stamps and trim you chose!

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  22. Congrats on being this week's hostess for GIU! I love your upcycled containers, especially the fabric flowers...
    Hugs,
    beth p

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  23. Cute upcycling of the containers. I decorated an International coffee tin to use as storage for buttons. It's a great idea to reuse instead of buying more"stuff". Thanks

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  24. Great upcylcing idea!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I like the bird stamped on kraft colored paper. Nice.

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  26. I like to reuse things, too. Nice job decorating them.

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  27. Fabulous containers! Love the elegance of them!

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  28. These are so elegant looking, I love it! Wonderful color combo!

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  29. luv your colour choice! Very nice.

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