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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, May 26, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone,

The card I'm showing off today, was the one I posted over at DRS Designs earlier in the week.  I was so happy with the way this clean and simple birthday card turned out, that I had to post it at my blog for those of you who missed it.

I made it using two of the newest stamps from their latest release. This Giant Open Balloon just cried out to be paper pieced, so I stamped it on paper in primary colors and aheared it to a Kraft base with pop dots,  I did cut off the string portion of the stamped image, so that I could attatch some real twine to them, for texture and interest.

I love the font of this Brush Birthday Greeting and it fit nicely in the corner.  I added some bling just because.  It's a birthday card for goodness sake!

If you haven't been by DRS Designs to see the new releases yet, you can see them all right here.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are having a great week!

Challenges for this card:
Craft Your Passion-Let it Hang Out (Over the edge)
Kraft Journal-CAS using Kraft
Partner In Crafting Crime-Twine, Jute or String
StampFairy-Balloons
Scrappy Frogs-Birthday
Elephantastic-Birthday Party
Crafty Catz-Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries-Anything Goes
Paper Shelter-Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious-Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes

Details not listed above- Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Momento, Twine and gems from my supplies.

17 comments:

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Karin.xxx

Tanis P said...

Love this, Karin! The colors are great and the dimension creates such interest. Great choice of bling, too =) Hope all's well!

Janette said...

This is a fab card, love the young feel to it, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Debs said...

Great card really cheerful,thanks for joining us at TPS this week.
Hugs

Gina said...

Love, love, LOVE the balloons here. Great card, so happy and cheery!

1CardCreator said...

Great card Karin, love how the balloons are just floating away with the card!

Jill said...

Really love those balloons, gorgeous card Karin! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic. Jill

Gerda said...

Nice card hon.

Thanks for playing with us at Stampfairy Challenge this week.

Hugs, Gerda

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal!

paperfun said...

Simple and fun!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Mari

craftybunny said...

Such an effective use of the image.Love the added twine.Great card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Dawn said...

Great Card! Thank you for joining in on our first challenge at CFAS!

bosenberries said...

Thanks so much for playing in My Partner in Crafting Crime's twine, jute or string challenge! Robin

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, this is so, so cute, Karin! Love, love those balloons and their string lines. I think it's so fun the way the balloons go off the edge of the card.
Thanks for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal. :)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining at TPS this week......

Hugs
Judith

Chris said...

Sa-weet birthday card! thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Cheryl said...

So cool! I love these balloon and the CAS design. Totally awesomeness, girl friend.

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