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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, March 31, 2011

Crafty Card

Hi Everyone,

How is your week going?  There is only one more day until Friday and you know what that means?  April Fools!  LOL  I haven't had a prank pulled on me in a long time, but maybe I will give some thought to pranking someone tomorrow.  No bright ideas so far, so it you know of something funny, definitely leave me a comment.  Anyway...

My card is totally unrelated to April or any fooling, but I was excited about one of the newest sets released by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff recently.  It's called Sew Much Fun:


It's a companion to the set Sew Pretty:


And it was just the push I needed to color up that cute tomato pin cushion image.  I have loved it for so long, because it looks just like the one I remember my mom having while I was growing up.  Do you recognize it?  I wonder if they still make them?  I just love the whole retro look!   Anyway, here is my card:
 

Since ruffled ribbons are all the rage, I tried to do that with the measuring tape and some glue dots.  Looks a bit wonky in the photo, so maybe sticky tape is the way to go. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Lindsay always has some fun stuff (including freebies) on her blog and the LSS DT members are on my side bar.  Stop by and see their Lindsay's Stamp Stuff creations any day of the week.

Challenges for this card:
The Paper Variety-1-2-3 (1 image, 2 tape measure embellies, 3 buttons)
Paper Playtime-Digi anything goes
PaperCrafting Journey-For the lady in your life
Details not listed above-Stamps: PTI, Paper: The Paper Company, DCWV, Embossing Folder: Darice, Nesties, Copic, Ink: Stampin' Up, Metal Stickers:Making Memories, Punch: McGill, Ribbon and buttons from my supplies.

21 comments:

Karin said...

Hello Karin,
Such a nice colourful card. I love it. And also your previous cards are wonderful.
I love also your new Header, it feels realy like spring. Although here in Oostende it seems to be winter again.
Greetings and have a nice day,
Karin

Angelica said...

Hola!! Karin

Very cute card, I love the colors and scissors paper =).

Laurel said...

So cute!

Margie said...

Oh, I love how you did this-especially those measuring tape ribbons-I may have to scraplift that idea!

Cheryl said...

Oooh I love this! I love how you used the tape measures. I don't think the tape measures look wonky. I love the way the look like the seamstress just draped them there while she was working.

Monica said...

Such a colourful card and I love the measuring tape. Sorry for missing some of your posts. Will comment now.

xxx Monica

1CardCreator said...

Awesome card Karin, I love the way you did the measuring tape, don't change it! I too remember that pin cushion, I still have my Mothers.

Lindsey said...

The measuring tapes are one of my favourite things about this card, Karin! It's fabulous.

Mrs. Fence said...

Beautiful card! Love all the elements and the way you combined them - the tape, embossing and the gorgeous tomato pin cushion. I think I used to have one like that, once upon a time...

maryr917 said...

wow i love your card-great images and the measuring tape looks wonderful-thanks for sharing it with us at he creative belli "sewing challenge"

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous I love that tape measure thank you for joining in at Creative Belli
Hugs
Tamara

Tamara Bennett said...

I love that scissor paper! So cute! I know a few people this card would be perfect for!

tamara

Emily Leiphart said...

This is awesome, Karin. I LOVE that paper measuring tape!!

Sharon said...

What a great card!!! Love the pin cushion!! Just like the one that I had when I first started sewing. Love how you did the measuring tape. Awesome!! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!! :)

jdmommy said...

How perfect for the challenge! thanks for playing in the BEllI!

Robin Parker said...

What a perfect card. All the sewing elements are fabulous. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

Karen said...

I too remember my mom's tomato pin cushion! Brings back memories!!! LOVE the embossing and of course the measuring tape too. Nicely done!!

Micki said...

Wow Karin, I thought you had actually used an actual sewing measuring thingy. Love it.... and I don't think it looks wonky at all.

hugs

patti west said...

I totally recognize that pin cushion...because...I have one!!! LOL! It must be 30 years old - I think my grandma gave it to me. :) I love the measuring tape pieces, the scissor pp and the cute red buttons. This card is so colorful & fun! Thanks for sharing w/us at The Paper Variety!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

Such a pretty card, love the tape measure borders!

Abby said...

So pretty! I love the tape measure. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Variety :)

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