Saturday, November 24, 2012

[Uniko Studio] November 2012 Release Day

Good morning, everyone! What an exciting day for all of us at the Uniko Studio family. If you have been following along Bev's blog, then you've been seeing the many sneak peeks. Are you excited? I am...

For the Digital Product Line up, here are the following goodies being released today...Hold on to your hats, because it's a long list.

Stamps (in .png, .abr files)
  • Holly Jolly Christmas (3 sentiments, 6 different digis, each with different patterns; total: 14 .png files)
  • Sparkling Snowflakes (6 different digis)

Digital Papers & Digital Elements (in .jpg file; all in 12x12, A4, and US Letter format)
  • 'Tis The Season
  • Classic Christmas
  • Classic Winter
  • Eclectic Mix Christmas
  • Eclectic Mix Winter
  • Text Style Christmas
  • Test Style Winter
Each of these papers come usually at least 8 or more designs and some with additional colors; The Christmas collections are color schemed to green & reds (but have unique twists); whereas the Winter collections are color schemed to blues, purples (with also an interesting twist: hello aqua, hello pink!) All quite very lovely...

Cut Files (in .png, .studio, .svg files)
  • Christmas Polaroid (5 polaroids)
  • Decorative Doilies (4 doilies to go with the Stamp Set)
  • Sparkling Snowflakes (6 to go with the above digial stamp set)
  • On The Edge (6 sentiments)
I have a few cards today to show you how I used a variety of these products. I don't have a digital cutter, so I manually cut them (yes, with an X-acto knife). So if you see any manual imperfections or some rough edges and you are a proud owner of a digital cutter, bear in mind that your results will be much nicer, cleaner (and faster!) :)

This first card uses a cut file called "On The Edge." This product comes with six sentiments: Merry, Christmas, Celebrate, Let It Snow, Sparkle, and Winter. I printed off the .png file and manually cut out the sentiment (to give you an idea what it looks like). I combined this with a paper from the Eclectic Mix Christmas collection.

Stamps: (Eclectic Mix Christmas, On The Edge) Uniko Studio
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - White) Papertrey Ink; (Basic Card Stock - White) Recollections
Ink: N/A
Embellishments: (3/8" Basic Narrows Ribbon - Red) Celebrate It; (Rhinestones - Strass) Recollections

After making this previous card, I had a brilliant idea to make a set of these cards as a gift. However, I underestimated the time it took to cut each sentiment. But I hope the idea inspires those (who have a digital cutting machine) that this makes a quick & easy gift. Just a few embellishments here and there - and you have yourself a set to gift (or a bunch of quick cards made up for the approaching holidays).

This one also uses one of the "On the Edge" sentiments combined with the Text Style Christmas digital papers. Instead of putting a little ribbon on the bottom, I decided to punch out some of the woodsey branches out of some very glitttery green paper. Keeps the whole traditional red & green Christmas color scheme in tact...

Stamps: (Text Style Christmas, On The Edge) Uniko Studio
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - White) Papertrey Ink; (Basic Card Stock - White) Recollections; (Pow! Soiree Kit) American Crafts
Ink: N/A
Embellishments: (Woodland Branch Punch) Martha Stewart

This next card also showcase "On the Edge" (can you tell what I really liked in this release?) with a combination of Classic Christmas digital papers. I upped the bling on this one by creating the whole sentiment in glitter. Let me just say that this adventure still has me trekking bits of gold glitter through all areas of the apartment. Glitter is quite evil that way (which is why I love the POW! glitter papers), but it came out quite lovely...

Stamps: (Classic Christmas On The Edge) Uniko Studio
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - White) Papertrey Ink; (Basic Card Stock - White) Recollections
Ink: N/A
Embellishments: (Essential Glitters - Florentine Gold) Martha Stewarts

In case you want to see an up-close look, here is the sentiment in it's full glittery glory (it also hides any messy cutting ;)


For my forth and final project for today, I am showcasing something different other than "On the Edge." Surprise, surprise! How about "Christmas Polaroid"? If you're thinking, "another cut file" then you're right. Polaroid pics have been on the trend watch for a while now (see here or here for some of my favorite products), and I love how they make nice windows. Polaroid frames are great for scrapping, journaling, Project Life, or carding...they add a layer without even trying. See what I mean?

Stamps: (Holly Jolly Christmas, Christmas Polaroid, Eclectic Mix Winter) Uniko Studio
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Vintage Cream, Shimmer Blue; Stamper's Select Vellum) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen) Ranger
Embellishments: (Wood Veneer - Stars) Studio Calico

I cut out the Polaroid picture frame and added the Eclectic Mix Winter paper behind it. To mute the colors within the frame, I also added a layer of vellum. This gives the paper showing through the sentiment a little bit of a contrast. Since we're working with stripes, I thought it'd be fun to give it a matching stripey Christmas tree from Holly Jolly Christmas. The star is a wooden embellishment from my stash.


I could have played with all of these products without end. I wished I got around to playing around with Sparkling Snowflakes for the release, because I have some interesting silhouette cards in mind. But alas (as the Terminator would say) "I will be back." I hope to post up a few more creations later this week...

Now, please hop on over to the other lovely ladies to see what inspirations they have in store for you...
I hope you like what you're seeing. If you have any questions regarding the cut files or the print files, feel free to email me. Otherwise, I can't wait to see what you create with these great products. Please remember to share on our Uniko Studio Flickr Gallery. If we see a lot of traffic, perhaps we can convince Bev to draw a random prize? Can't promise anything, but we can try ;)


Beverley said...

Oh my! You have floored me with your flawless hand cutting of the digital cut files. If you had not said I'd have thought you'd used a digital cutting machine. Seriously you have rocked this release!

Stacey Schafer said...

Knocking my socks off with these! love what you did with the cut files:))

Amber said...

These are great! The last one is my favorite!

Claire said...

Loving all the Christmas bling ;) Gorgeous cards, and your cutting skills are great too!

Pauline said...

These are fabulous Ren-Yi! I love this on the edge concept, what a unique design, and I love the festive papers you used for these very clean graphic cards!

Kerry said...

Gorgeous Ren-Yi! Love the graphic look of your cards! Kx

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