Friday, 3 February 2023

My Top 11 Uniko Products ❤️

 



Hello & Happy Friday! 

Today I thought I would share my Top 11 makes/products from the last 11 years. Which when I came up with the idea, didn't sound as difficult as it actually was ๐Ÿ˜‚

Obviously I love all of the products I have designed over the past 11 years, but as I have honed my style there are some that I often reach for more over others. So, I thought it (might) be interesting for you to know. 

Some of my choices might be obvious to you, especially if you have been a follower here for a long time. Others, might surprise you and then you could be thinking, but you missed off.......! 

First off I'm heading back to 2014 and English Country Garden ButterfliesFor me this detailed but simple illustration has stood the test of time as paper crafting and card making evolves. It is still a clear stamp set I reach for over and over again. The addition of coordinating Designer Dies in 2019 added to the versatility of this little stamp set too.







I love butterflies. I know they're not to everyones liking, but to me they're delicate fluttering is mesmerising. The patterns and colours inspire me a lot. 

Next up is another small stamp set that has withheld the test of time and remains a firm favourite of mine, Natures Treasures II







This is one of my most recent makes using just one of the leaves from the set, even though it surprised me it is from August 2021 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I find fussy cutting the leaves therapeutic, but glad there is something coming soon to breathe new life into this set ๐Ÿ˜‰


My next favourite is Originally Organic.




When I think of a product which shows off my style, what cemented my style of drawing and the one I look to when feeling stuck, this is the one I think of. 




Uniko Style is another that, although I don't reach for as often as others. It has a special place in my heart. I think because it is inspired by my favourite pattern design & has ties to my brand name!






Sticking with Florals and combining my love of paper crafting with surface pattern design & design styles. I had to choose Mid Century Modern Florals.




Now, this was really hard, because IMO can you really do this stamp set, without combining it with Background Blocks Mid Century Modern or Background Blocks Mid Century Modern II? They just go together like bread & butter!




Next, I chose Background Blocks Cogs & Everyday Sentiments.





Background Blocks Cogs pays homage to Uniko's original launch clear stamp sets. Today, Tomorrow & Always Time and Extra Time.




Along with bring unique designs, I was and still am on a mission to provide modern masculine paper crafting supplies. I think less is more when it comes to masculine makes, so a fun background and simple sentiment set are perfect choices. 


Talking of fun backgrounds I move onto my next product choice, Stencil - Wonky Stripes. This was one of the first two stencil designs I launched at Uniko, back in October 2017. 

Seriously, how has it been 5 years?!  




Stencils were common place in the paper crafting industry and I was certainly late to jump on the bandwagon with my designs. But, I am so glad that I expanded as they really are a fun addition and not just for the mixed media, layering loving crafters!




From fun geometric to classic patterned stencils, I moved on to super sizing popular Uniko florals and the next in my Top 11, Stencil - Pure Florals Gerbera.

 



I don't think much has to be said about this, do you?! 

Next, I chose Simply Said Blocks, another of my 'go to' sentiment sets. And two of my favourite makes using it. I simply couldn't decide between the cards! 






Lastly, I chose Winter Foliage.




I don't think there are many years since this clear stamp set was released in 2016, that I've not used it for the festive season.





And that concludes my Top 11 Uniko Products, with a couple sneaked in on the side ๐Ÿ˜‚

I'd LOVE to know what surprised you, is there a product you thought I would choose, that I haven't? Is one of your top favourites on the list? 

I'm going to choose one lucky comment from those left across all social media platforms to win another FLASH prize at the end of the 11th Birthday Celebrations! 


Crafty Hugs






14 comments:

  1. Winter foliage is definitely on my top 11 list…in fact it’s in my top 5! I also love Uniko Style. One of my forever favourites that you haven’t chosen is Beautiful Blooms I…love that set and matching dies! X

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  2. I love the background blocks, especially the colours that you’ve used. Great design work Bev๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿผ I really admire the uniko designs that I see on Pinterest too. Keep ‘em coming๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍๐ŸŽจ

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  3. Very difficult to decide, but Winter Foliage, English Country Garden Butterflies (which IIRC was the first Uniko set I ever bought) and Cosmos are definitely high on my list, in fact probably my top 3. Closely followed by Wonderful Day, Background Builder Circles, Nature's Treasures, and Season of Beauty, though not necessarily in that order. For some strange reason I don't actually own the latter set, a situation which I will be rectifying forthwith!

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    1. Ooo yes Seasons of Beauty is a fabulous set. X

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  4. Awesome picks for your Top 11! I especially love the gerbera daisy design and the winter foliage set! One of my favorites that I thought would be on your list is Paradise Hummingbird!

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  5. Cheers to you with your unique designs! Gerbera is my fave one. I think you should choose Just because stamp and Beautiful Blooms III stamp set too, I know its hard to pick as there are so many favorite to choose.....!

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  6. What a beautiful selection Bev - love how your style has evolved, but there are elements of simplicity that remain. Loving the masculine 'cogs' set/card
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. Love Floral Vines set and Doodle Flowers Background. Seriously though I couldn't choose 11 as I love then all.

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  8. Can't believe there is not a snowflake in there Bev! For me its got to be the Gerbera set.

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  9. Gotta admit I love the mid century modern and the wonky stripes. Who knew wonky stripes could be so cool. I would have had to have a block party in there, probably christmas cos I love the little santa dude. Hugz

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  10. It must have been soooooo difficult to choose your top 11, I like them all, my faves being the background clogs, great idea and love the layout, and the winter foliage with it’s elegant simplicity. Loving the birthday party, all birthdays should last a month :) happy celebrations! Xxx

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  11. A fabulous variety for your favourites, loving the masculine card with the cogs.

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  12. These are all wonderful inspiration but the butterflies are amazing.

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  13. Such a wonderful selection. The butterfly set is definitely on my list as well as is the Wonky stripes stencil.
    Marianne x

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