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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.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Birthday and Valentine Card

Edit: For those who asked, the spray adhesive I used on the bingo card on my valentine is Elmer's brand (like the glue). It's called Craft Bond Acid Free Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive.

Hi Everyone!

We are buried under snow here, the newspaper said when this latest blast is done, we could have 17 inches! Sheesh! It's also very cold.

So, with that great intro, today seemed like a good time to share the birthday card I got from my friend Laura last month. I think (although I've been wrong about many things~lol) Stampin' Up just retired this great set which comes with many elements to customize a scene for different seasons. I love this card and the sparse tree with the lone little bird. Perfect for this time of year. Here's a close up of the embossed snowflakes that have a hint of sparkle.



Now, for my latest card. The bingo cards seem to be all the rage right now. I see them popping up on cards in magazines and blogs all over the place. Lindsay's Stamp Stuff has a cute one in the set Love Grow Here that is perfect for Valentine's Day! After printing out this digital stamp, I used spray adhesive and stamping glitter to bling it up. The sentiment is stamped from a new PTI set of mine.

Here is a closer look at the sparkle :)



Inspired by my blogging friend and Lindsay's Stamp Stuff design team Cheryl, ( Hi Cheryl!) I sought out multiple challenges to participate in. This card meets the requirements for the following challenges:
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend everyone...Stay warm and stamp something!

P.S. There is still time to play along at the My Grafico Challenge Blog for a chance to win a cute digital stamp set from Zenwaredesigns. Scroll down if you missed my elephant card from this set!


Details-Stamps: Stampin' Up!, Papertrey Ink, Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Ink: Stampin' Up, Paper: Martha Stewart, Unknown source, Spray Adhesive: Elmer's, Glitter: JoAnn's, Ribbon and gemstone from my supplies.

20 comments:

Ted said...

Love the bingo card and the sparkle on it! Great job, Karin! :)

Jackie said...

That sparkle really adds the final touch Karin! Love it...tfs!!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

Great card! What spray adhesive do you use, it looks fab!

Jennifer said...

Love the tree and the red bird. So wintry but so pretty!

Linda said...

Love your Valentine card with all the great sparkle!! Great layout, Karin!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love your cards Karin. That Valentine ROCKS! I'm all about the glitter ;)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Both of these cards are terrific. I love the SU! set and would be sorry to see it retired. And the bingo Valentine is such a fun and fresh look for Valentine's Day, Great job!

Cheryl said...

Great card! The bingo card is so glittery.

I also love Laura's card. Great SU set.

Both are very nice. I hope you have a good day. Stay warm!

Cheryl

Becky said...

Great card, love the this.

Cammie said...

What a super valentine card! You chose a perfect background for the strong presence of the bingo card. What spray adhesive did you use? I'm going to check out this digi stamp.

Courtney Baker said...

Oh my girl, totally in love with the bingo card! So fantastic!

Heidi said...

Wow that bingo card is fantastic! I adore sparkles like that!!

Kristie said...

What a super sparkly card! Love it!

Sandi said...

Such cute cards!

Vicki said...

Great card, Karin! Love the bingo sparkle! Perfect! Blessings to you!

coldwaters2 said...

These are two fabulous creations love them both thank you for joining our challenge at Digital Tuesday

Hugs
Lorraine x

Gina said...

I love the tree especially the little bird. I have been seeing lots of those Bingo cards too and love what you did with this one!

Ellie said...

These are both fantastic. My favorite one is the bingo card, such a fun image!!

TannyP said...

Oh I do love those PTI sentiments. =)

Both beautiful cards...love the details. Your blingy bingo card is perfect!

Doodle Palace said...

Karin, what wonderful sparkle on your bingo card! Very nice!! THANKS so much for joining us this week at Doodle Palace!

Dee and Robin

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