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, June 26, 2018

Beach Themed Cards

Hi Everyone,

With summer upon us now, I have a couple of beach themed cards to share with you today.  I have friends that left for a beach vacation, so I definitely had them in mind while I was crafting over the weekend.  

I stamped and colored up the Brush Beach Sunrise scene using my Copic markers and framed it using my rectangle and scalloped rectangle dies.  I attached the "photo" to a background that was created with embossed waves and the Splatter Background stamp. 

The Snorkel Frog was colored, fussy cut and added with some dimensional foam tape, along with the Picture Perfect Day greeting to finish it off. 

My second card is one of those cards that I like to keep in my stash.  An all occasion note card that's perfect for summer time, and one that you can use as a thank you or thinking of you card, when you're short on time.  

I stamped the background using the Script Font Background stamp, and added a strip of iridescent foil tape.  I stamped 3 of the shells from the 4 in 1 Seashell stamp, using a couple of square punches to mat them.  All that was left to do was add the 1 Line Just a Note greeting.  

Thanks for stopping by!
  Have a happy day....

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

It's Five O'clock

Hi Everyone, 

Margaritas anyone? They're a party in a glass for sure!  

I had some green cardstock sitting out on my table, so instead of cleaning up, I decided to make a card using a citrus theme.  I created my backgrounds using the Citrus Slice and 
Silhouette Branch Background from DRS Designs in green ink, and added and embossed strip to cover up the seam.

Nothing is more celebratory than fruity drinks and friends, so I stamped, die cut and matted the
 Five O'clock Somewhere Greeting and attached it to the center of the card. 

I added the Margarita Glass that I colored and fussy cut, along with my die cut limes for embellishment.  And I didn't forget to add salt to the rim, by way of glitter glue :)

Here is a peek at the inside, where I just used the same stamps and the A Toast To You Greeting 

Cheers to You!  Hope your summer is going well and...
 Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Summer Story

Hi Everyone,

One of the things I look forward to most when the seasons change, is eating the foods that come with it.  Stone fruits like peaches, cherries and plums, along with good sweet melons.  Watermelon is probably tops!  Nothing tastes better in the summer heat, than a cold, juicy slice :)  My ant on today's card, couldn't agree more.

I stamped a panel using the Checkerboard Background stamp from DRS Designs, to mimic a picnic tablecloth and added a punched border.  

For my little scene, I stamped the Bee Trail and one single ant from the 4 In 1 Garden Bugs.  I stamped and fussy cut the Watermelon Border, and after coloring it, I piled them up and attached them with dimensional foam tape.  I tied a ribbon around my checkerboard panel and attached the punched Summer Story Greeting, and a little heart thought bubble to complete it.  

I hope your summer is simply grand...Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Happy Mail

Hi Everyone,

I have a couple of cards to share with you today that really aren't related to each other in any way, other than that I used some circle dies to create them both.

I wanted to makes something other than an ordinary card, so I went with an easy Z Fold card.  You start by folding the paper in half, like for a regular A2 sized card, but then you fold the top portion in half again.  You can then decorate the inside panel and the half panel, adding an image that you only attach to the half panel side.  

I used the Happy Mail stamp from DRS Designs for my image and the following 2 stamps to create my background paper:
Silhouette Branch Background (stamped in green ink)
Splatter Background (stamped in red and turquoise ink)

Here is a photo of the half fold...

And a photo of the card laying open.  I added a blank circle to the inside for a hand written message.

Since Memorial Day has come and gone, and summer is now unofficially under way, I thought I would turn to making something patriotic for my second card.   I began by embossing a neutral background with a star embossing folder (Darice brand) and I die cut some circles out of red, white and blue paper.  I stamped them using the Interlocking Star Background in red and blue ink, but I didn't have a greeting that would fit my small circle.  

I was too impatient to try and ink up the Let Freedom Ring sentiment and stamp it word for word in the circle, so I stamped it once and cut out the words and glued them down.  I attached my colored circles,  tied on a ribbon and added the greeting using some dimensional foam tape.  I looked at it, and decided it needed something else, so I added a few matching stars that punched out from my scraps.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

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