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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

You Light Up My Life

Hey Everyone,

I'm feeling so wishy washy today!  I have a million (ok, slight exaggeration ;P ) cards that I haven't shown off on the blog and I had the worst time choosing one. I finally settled on this birthday card I made using some stamps from DRS Designs.

I decided to use primary colors, my favorite for boy cards, and the sentiment from the most recent release, "You Light Up My Life".  The background stamp I used is Starry Background and I stamped it in all 3 primary colors to create the patterned paper.

The center candle stamp is Birthday Candle Burst , but I left off the sentiment that comes with it, and substituted this one. And when I had the thought to add the real candle as embellishment, I was feeling oh so clever ;)  It's just not a card one can send without a padded envelope.

Well, short and sweet for me.  If you want to check out my embossed card, it's being shown off on the DRS Designs blog today!
Have a good one :)

Challenges for this card:
Bunny Zoe-Celebrations
Creative Mondays-Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge-Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps-Birthday and Dots
Fashionable Stamping-Make it for a Child
The Craft Place-Anything Goes
2 Sisters-Anything Goes
All Sorts-Your Choice
Rogue Redhead-Stamped background
Crafty Ann's-Bold and Bright
Wags N Wiskers-Male Birthday

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Stampin' Up!, Markers: Copic, Corner rounder and button from my supplies.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the addition of the real candle!

Monica said...

That candle is soooooo creative and perfect card for a boy...

Monica xxx

Gerlinde said...

That is a great card for any occasion! So cheery! Love the stars background - very creative!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a beautiful birthday card for a child.
Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Brenda said...

Great card for a child. Love the real candle - it makes the card special.

Lindsey said...

Such a fun, bright card!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful bright card for a child. Love the added candle. Thankyou for joining us at FSC this time.

arjette said...

Your card is beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at ATSC!!!

gr. arjette.

Erin said...

beautiful card
thanks for joining us at
That Craft PLace

Donna Ellis said...

Happy is what this card is! It reminds me of a friend named Karin. Colorful, sweet, fun, and lots of enjoyable layers and elements! Outstanding!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Karin, I love the shape and the candle tied with bakers twine is just perfect!

laney said...

super card Karin! Thanks for joining us at 'That Craft Place' this time, hope to see you next time too, so nice of you to give us your support

Dots Dabbles said...

I also love the primary colours for a boy card...I used them heaps when my boys were young...and for all the boy parties they went to. An absolutely beautiful design for a card.
Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Dot x

Teresa said...

Brilliant card! thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps 'Birthday card with dots' challenge.
Hugs Teresa xx

April said...

So bright and cheery! I love the use of the real candle. Great job!

Ann Whitfield said...

This is fabulous Karin, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

TannyP said...

AWESOME! I love that you used and actual candle and these primary colors are some of my faves for bright & cheery colors. Beautiful coloring, my friend!

Beverley said...

What a colourful card :) Thank you for following Uniko Studio & joining in on the blinkie giveaway! Hugs Bev

Shar said...

Fabulous festive card! Love your beautiful background! Thanks for playing the Rebel Challenge at RRD!

Mummylade said...

Lovely project!
Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Kezzy said...

Wow stunning bright card, really fun, love the candle idea. Thank you for joining us this week at 2 Sisters challenge blog :-) Kezzy x

Amanda R said...

Such a fun card and too cute to tie on the birthday candle!

Cheryl said...

What a fun card! I love how you used a real candle as an embellishment.

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