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, June 17, 2011

Holiday Magic

Hi Everyone!

I mentioned last week that I was invited to guest design for Sparkle and Sprinkle this month, so I'm back today, excited to show off what what I've made. 

I used this super cute Reindeer stamp from the set named Rudy along with a sentiment from the same set.  I stamped him and colored him with my Copic markers and then set out to make the card.  Since the background paper had some glittery embellishment on it, I thought it was the right time to use some of my Tear-ific tape and make a coordinating panel.  I put the tape across my white cardstock and then sprinkled it with some Red Apple embossing powder (EP276) and then heat set it.

Here is a close up of the embossed stripes and the bit of powder I put on Rudy's nose as well :) 

I know it's only June, but have you thought of getting started on your holiday cards?  It sneaks up fast every year...lol! 

Well, that's it for me.  I have a busy weekend ahead, so I gotta get a move on.  Thanks for dropping by to see me today and stop by Sparkle and Sprinkle to see all their fabulous stamps and glitter.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Challenges for this card:
Magical Monday-Punch and Embossing
Card Cupids-Animals
Bling it On-Embossing
Fresh Brewed Designs-Inspired by a song (Rudolph, of course!)
Paper Shelter-Punches and Dies
Moving Along with the Times-Inspired by Song ( Rudolph! )

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, American Crafts, Punch: EK Success, Twine: Martha Stewart, Brads from my supplies.


jonim52 said...

What an adorable image! Love the layout! Love the name Sparkle and Sprinkle. have to check them out!

Cass said...

Hi Karin, so adorable! I love the shading you put around your images.

Have a great weekend!!


Gina said...

This is adorable! No on the holiday cards for me yet. As soon as I saw this pop up I thought " I told myself I was going to work on holiday cards all year and here is is June and I have no cards!" Good for you!

1CardCreator said...

Love how organized you must be getting a head start on your Christmas cards, this one is adorable!

MiamiKel said...

Now he is the sweetest lil Reindeer I ever did see! Sooo sweet, Karin! Thanks for joining the Fresh Brewed Challenge blog this week for "Put a Song in your Heart!" - hope to see you back next week! :)

Anonymous said...

Sweet Rudolph.Love his glittery nose and the striped piece you've made.Nothing more magical than Christmas and flyimg reindeer!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Nana Connie said...

Oh, I dearly love Rudolph! You've done such a fantastic job and I love the idea of EP on Tear-rific Tape. I have started on my Christmas cards but just barely. Thanks for the inspiration.

Newbie said...

That is really a CUTE card! I love the colors and the little reindeer! The little gold bells add just a perfect touch. Love the idea of embossing the Tear-rific Tape!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

How cute, Karin! It's always fun to see a holiday card in June. ;D

gina g said...

Fabulous card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

Cheryl said...

Great card! I love the embossing and the cool edge punch you used. Oh boy, I haven't even thought about holiday cards yet. I must prefer the stress that comes with procrastination. :)

maryr917 said...

This is such a cute card-love your sweet little rudolph-thanks for taking part in the “it’s magical” challenge at craft your passion blog

Hazel said...

A brilliant start to your Christmas cards, thanks for joining us over at Magical Mondays,
H xx

DesignerDiva said...

Love your bright and cheery Christmas card Karin, super song choice too!
Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at MAWTT this week for our sing song and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x


A beautiful Christmas card Karin - love the punched borders and the traditional Xmas colours. Great song choice too - thank you for joining in the fun at MAWTT this week - Hugs, Sylvia xx

Pami said...

Hi Karin, what a cool card! I love the layout and the lovely colours. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Debs said...

gorgeous card..great use of embossing..thanks for joining us at Bling It On and good luck Debs x

lakeslady said...

Slightly belated but a warm welcome as a guest designer to Sparkle N Sprinkle. Love your Christmas card design with that great punched border.
Kind regards Joan Petty in the UK

*kathleen* said...

Great cards! Thanks for participating in the challenges!!

-Kat, CCAYR Design Team

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