My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Two Cards for Friday

Hi All!

I'm having a great "Stay-cation" week, even though my house is looking worse by the minute. That's the only thing wrong with staying in town on a vacation...no maid. I'm not doing anything because "I'm on vacation!" But... we are still making breakfast, using towels, the bathroom and shower...on and on and on...Oh well, that's what next weeks for, right?

I found a couple of new challenges in Blog-Land so I thought I would show you two totally unrelated cards.

This one is for the challenge on Encourage Joy, with the challenge being torn paper. I actually made this earlier this year, so all I am doing is posting it for you to see.

The tree stamp is at least 15 years old, and this is probably the first time I've used it. I bought it back in the day when I first tried stamping, and I just didn't get what the big deal was. I even tried selling it, and no one else wanted it either. Well, I am now glad I didn't get rid of it...not sure these fine line stamps are my style, but I like the vintage look of it. I used clear embossing powder on it and the sentiment. That was purchased last year and I plan to use it to make more cards...I love the script next to the block lettering...and the layout of this stamp is so unique. Details-Stamps:Rubber Stampede, Paper Inspirations, Ink:Stampin Up, Paper:Stampin Up

This card I made for my cousin who just bought a new house. Practical Scrappers had a challenge to use simple shape punches, so I chose a square. The main card is a square (4 1/2"x 41/2"), as well as the house image being punched out with a 1 3/8" punch. My husband says the ribbon on the card makes it look "girlie" (the cousin I mentioned is a guy) and he's probably right...But the card needed something there! If I get a chance to make something else maybe...If not, a girlie card it will be!

Thanks for the drop by today...Have a great weekend! (It's finally football season...WOO HOO!)

Details:Stamps:MSE, Studio G, Ink:Memories, ribbon and paper from my stash.


TannyP said...

Oh that Christmas card is stunning! Love that tree and the sentiment is fantastic. You really rocked the challenge - your paper tearing is fabulous!

I think the ribbon is perfect for the card - and it's green so it's not THAT girlie =) Lovely creations, Karin!

I'll be back to visit on Tuesday/Wednesday - can't wait to see what you'll have created!

Cindy said...

both cards are fabulous!! I really love the script of the "Christmas". Very elegant looking. I like how you have torn the paper.
The other card is cute as well. Love the ribbon!

Vanessa said...

Hi! Thank you for your sweet comment, Karin! Your cards are very beautiful, love the christmas card especially!

Liebe GrĂ¼sse

Sande said...

Both cards are super...I love the Christmas tree and the stamp.

Why do guys think ribbon is "girly"?...I think it looks great.

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