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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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Happy Birthday!


Hi Everyone,
I'm taking a detour from the Valentine's day cards today, to show off this little adorable little birthday boy. My friend's son is turning 3 this month, so I thought this smiling Best Present Ever Cutie Pie Kid would be fitting for the occasion. After coloring him, I fussy cut him and set him aside to attach to my card at completion.
I left a 1/4"border to better show off the colors of my layers of paper and went ahead and stamped my background in those colors using the Retro Starburst. The Fanfare Square is "Nestie Friendly", so I used my die to cut it out and attached it to the card base.


I stamped the Silhouette Balloon in Versamark and red ink and sprinkled it with sparkly embossing powder. I cut those out as well and attached them along with the Tiny Happy Birthday sentiment. Unfortunately the photo just makes the balloons look dirty instead of festive, but they sparkle in real life...lol.

Did you know that DRS Designs will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their stamp catalog this month? Mark your calender for Feb. 20th, because that's when the fun begins!

Have a great day!

Challenges for this card:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts-Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenge-Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers-Anything Goes
Love to Create-Celebrate
One Stop Craft-Anything Goes
Clearly I Stamp-Let's get Inky


11 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Oh what a cutie! Such a bright and festive card - love the balloons!

Jennifer E. said...

This is a fabulous card! Love that fanfare square behind that cute little boy! Nice job with the retro star bg too!

Julie Z said...

How cute and colorful! And such wonderful coloring on your image too! Great card Karin!!

Monica said...

Such a sweeeeet cqrd for a three-year old.The image is so sweet and I like his party heart and lovely smile. Balloons look ideal and the colours are bang on for a boy's card.
Love,
M

1CardCreator said...

Sweet card, I love those balloons too! ~Diane

Anthony Paterson said...

what a fun card llove the colouring,thank you for joining us at challenge 4 everybody good luck and hope to see you again soon.
AJ dtm

Cheryl said...

So cute and happy! I love the fancy stamp behind the boy.

E. Marie said...

What a bright and cheerful birthday card, perfect for a young man!

Jacki Randolph said...

Love your fun and cheery B-Day card Karin!!! Your image is adorable! Thank you so much for joining our 1st Birthday Celebration at Love to Create Challenges!

Jacki admin-Love to Create

Cassie said...

Beautiful card, Karin! We're so glad you got 'inky' with us over at Clearly Inspired Challenges :)

Sandy said...

What a great card love him sitting on the present so cute. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!
Sandy DT :)

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