Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hip Hopping & Twirling Thursday

Hip Hop! Make sure you start at the Unity blog so you don't miss any of the inspiration! :)
For today's Hip Hop, Unity Stamp Company is honoring our heroes.
Who is your hero?
I had to think about that one. There are a collection of people that I look up to, admire, and strive to emulate but the one person who I look up to the most is my grandmother, GG. Although she lives on the other side of the country, she has been a constant source of unconditional love. :) Here is a picture holding Calvin a few years back. :)


I made a up pop-up card for hip hop today! The pop-up element actually twirls as you open and close it! So fun!!


Of course, I did another video tutorial to help you along if you wanted to give this technique a whirl. :) Be sure to check it out HERE.

*I also wanted to answer a couple chalk cloth questions from last week's Hip Hop project. I bought the chalk cloth precut at a local craft store, Craft Warehouse. I think that you can also buy it by the yard at some fabric stores. If I find an online vendor I will be sure to post it!*

Stamps: You're A Star, Confession: i {luv} unity
Ink: ranger distress ink
Paper: Lil' Man pp, PTI cardstock
Accessories: Michaels ribbon, janome sew mini, prima stars, copic marker, string, stick, buttons

Now HOP on over to..............
***Jennifer***

31 comments:

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Adorable! I love that technique and I'm gonna try it. Thanks for the chalk cloth answers!
~ky

Jacqueline said...

Wow this is an amazing card!!!

StampinCathy said...

WoW this picture is just priceless. What a very hip hoppin creative card this is. I'm going to have to try this one. You are one super inspiring crafter.

Shannon said...

Very cool!!!!!

JenMarie said...

Oooo....love it!

Jen E. said...

i am diggin that pop up card of your! very clever.

Karen J. said...

Precious pic!!! Great creative card...thanks for all the info and tutorials!!

Ashley said...

Awesome card Maren! You rock!

FibreJunky said...

I'm glad you posted a tutorial because I definitely would've asked!
That photo is beautiful. Those (my grandparents and my children) are the ones I treasure the most.

Monika in VA said...

A darling picture of your GG! Love the card!

whoistracy said...

Oh you are just so creative Maren! What a great card!!

Martha said...

ahh so cute, love it!
the pix is amazing!

JazzyH said...

Precious!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Wow... cute card..twirls, huh? I have to check out your video when I get home! Lovely pic of your grandma... My grandmother is my hero too. =)

Rona said...

Watched the video! Super cute! Thanks for the tip about the chalk cloth too I ordered those cute little animals today at Unity and I thought that would be really cute to do on the chalk cloth.

Jodi C. said...

LOVE it!!! TFS!!!

Kelly Landers said...

Loved your tutorial for the spinning card! I am going to have to try that!

TFS!!

Candace H said...

What a fabulous card!!! HipHopThankYou!

marilyn said...

Love the photo and WOW--your talent just amazes me.

BonnieRose said...

Maren u are so gosh darn inspiring.. u push us and challenge us to go further in our skillls.. u are an awesome person! hugs

Kerry said...

You are so creative! Glad you did a tutorial because the inside of this card looks challenging! Love it!

Carly said...

Wow that card is amazing!! Just truly amazing!

Kristen said...

ooo love it Maren! :) So fun!

you grandma looks so sweet! :)

JessicaK said...

Pop-up card! Wow - thanks for the tutorial, and great photo.

Suz said...

Super card. I can't wait to watch your new tutorial

Maureen said...

What a sweet picture and WOW - what a card !!!

BishopsMommie said...

too fun..will check out your tutorial, love your card

Bee said...

I love ur card..so going to watch the tutorial.. Make sure it stays up for when I get home from the hospital.

Sherry Campbell said...

WOW!! This is so awesome!! I am in awe!

Anonymous said...

Maren

Great work love stars on your porjects hotwheels

misstreez said...

Lovely card. Beautiful photo of you GG and Calvin - it looks like LOVE!!!!