Saturday, February 6, 2021

Friends of Unity~ Febuary 2021


Hey there!! Welcome to Robyn's Nest!! I hope you are doing well!
This months cue is Paper Piecing!! YAY!!
I absolutely LoveLOVE paper piecing!
 I know it's not for everyone, but I don't mind fussy cutting most things, so to me, it's no big deal. Plus, I love the result + + right?

For this card, I busted out my Kit of the Month from May 2019 called
I made a mini slimline card...actually, I've made 2 for this hop, but the other one is below..
A mini slimline card...This! This is THE (in my humble opinion) perfect size for most Angie's girls! I cannot believe how nice they have turned out for me. I bought the mini slimline die from Trinity Stamps last year. It was only a scalloped card front. But since then, the have set, with the envelope builder die too for one price. I believe you can still buy the scalloped one pictured above at Simon Says Stamp, last I checked
I'll link you to Trinity below
 Mini Slimline Card and Envelope Die Set

I really love how this card turned out. I bowed out the sentiment after embossing it with black.
I colored her up with a few Copic markers
Putty is my newest favorite Copic color to use. That's what I colored her skirt with
I used C-3 on her shirt...which is apparently drying out (See how smudged her shirt looks? That's because the tip was dry and I used it anyway (I liked it ;) Ha! I went out of lines here and there~that pesky, dry tip was hard to control~
 I stamped more of the balloons on vellum. I have some that has a swirly pattern on it... then fussy cut them out. Initially, they were for the balloons she's holding, but I didn't like it after I layered it over them, so I set them aside, until found a place to stick them.
My next card is from the same Kit of the Month
You're my kind of Jam!!
I love this!! I am making one of those "You're the Balm" chap-stick things from My Favorite Things, and I'll use that super cute apron shown here. I colored the trim to match. Sending this set to my favorite Aunty in Kissimmee! She collects all things strawberries, so every time I see a new strawberry stamp, or paper I have to buy it! GinaK had a nice paper pack. Not sure if she still sells it :/ 
But I used this pretty paper from *Queen and Company
I did paper piece the strawberries, too, but it's hard to tell.
 I colored my jam a bit too much like the flowers AND the strawberries~ oh well pssst, she won't even care ;) 

Next up, and my final card for this month is 

Another mini slimline card
I used
*Stampin Up Pool Party colored DSP
*Martha Stewart butterfly punches on pink vellum, 
then added a bit of *Stickles to their body. 
Yes, I totally forgot to add a center to the flower in her hair, LOL...need to fix that ;)
 Well, that' is it for this girl, and I'm the final stop in the hop!
To start from the beginning, click the link below for 
Before I go, I'd like to welcome our two newest members
Two very talented ladies that we all know and love from the Unity Show n Tell FB group!!
Let's be sure to leave them a lot of love and a warm welcome!! 
Inky Hugs, Robyn
 Friends, please know that our hops are not sponsored. (Although, we know Unity Stamp Co. lovingly approves) Because your support is so valuable and so appreciated, prizes are given from the creators own private stash of Unity stamps.



  1. Wow, wow, wow!! So many fab cards, Robyn! I love the paper choices for each of them and those mini slimline cards are so cute!

  2. Three beautiful paper pieced cards! I love the papers you used!

  3. Stunning cards, Robyn! I can’t decide which one I love the best... just great colors, layouts and coloring! Well done!

  4. Robyn, you outdid yourself on all of your creations for this month's hop! I have paper pieced the stamp you used in your first card and she does rock the look. I pieced the balloons and her skirt using coordinated papers. I love what you did with all of your examples here.

  5. Love your choice of papers for these stamps! Nice job!

  6. I don't think I have ever bowed out a sentiment! Something new to try! Wonder how it does in the mail? You have outdone yourself this month Robyn! So many wonderful projects! Thanks for inspiring us!!
    Vannessa Osbourn

  7. Your cards are so awesome! I love that you bowed out the sentiment, I am definitely going to try this fun idea! Also I love how you point out the things you might have like or not liked, it is so helpful to know others go through these things too! I love the way the shirt turned out even if it was because the marker is dry. The jam card is adorable! Thank you so much for the welcome to the group message. I am so excited to be a part of this talented group!

  8. All your cards are really lovely! I have not tried a mini (or regular for that matter) slimline - late to the party I know, but will have to try with the AngieGirls in my stash!!

  9. Your cards are just awesome, I love the jam one!

  10. Wow! I want to praise each detail individually, I am in awe of the wonderful and beautiful details! I agree the size is perfect (no 2 of mine are ever the same size tee hee) Each card is so special and I am sure auntie will squeal with glee! The paperpiecing has been so much fun. (P.S. I'm still on cloud 9 and so grateful!!!)

  11. Your cards are just so precious! I really enjoyed this months cards! I am now going to have to try paper piecing now for myself!

  12. Thank you for inspiration & beautiful paper piecing. Always great seeing adorable cards, thanks for sharing

  13. Oh Robyn, your cards are so sweet and just a delight! Love all your pretty paper piecing. You have an eye for detail that I just adore.

  14. Amazing bunch of
    cards and love the
    first one!
    Carla from Utah

  15. Robin all of your cards are stunning, but that 2nd one was beyond amazing. Just wow!!!

  16. What a wonderful assortment of cards, and I loved reading about your sweet strawberry gift set. Your aunt is going to just love it too. I've done paper piecing in the past, but never use it for clothing..why??!!! Your mini slimline card is adorable.

  17. Wow! I absolutely LOVE your cards! The 3rd one is my absolute favorite. I love the soft colors.

  18. Sweet paper pieced cards. It is one of my favorite techniques.

  19. Great choice of images for your paper pieced cards! I really love the way the jam jar card turned out! Love the color combo and the papers you used! The matching apron is adorable too!

  20. All great cards Robyn! Hard to pick a Fav. That jam is adorable!

  21. Love these! Her dress is beautiful!

  22. Beautiful cards Robyn! Love your paper choices! They are perfect!

  23. I love patterned paper, I overthink the choices and end up just using copics. I need to be braver! thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards.

  24. So perfect on all of them. I adore the jam jar as it feels so cozy.

  25. Wowzers! Very beautiful cards, my friend. I Love the grays and soft patterns in your first card. Such a beauty. And love all the colors, patterns, and design of your 2nd card. Love that jar, flowers, and strawberries. And the softness of your 3rd card is amazing. Just wonderful cards and slimline dies too. Thanks for the inspiration!