Tuesday 28 August 2012

Some Exciting News and a card for Merry Monday Challenge 30

Today is the day!!!  Today is the day I get to share my exciting news ... I am one of the (three) Guest Designers at the Dynamic Duo's challenge blog for September. Waa Hoo!!!! Lesley even made us the following banner to put on our blogs.

I have a rather simple card to share today - using the latest Merry Monday sketch from Always Playing With Paper.

I used the larger white card bases from Michaels, so my card is about 5 x 6.5".  I also used a printed tag from a paper stack by My Mind's Eye.  Wrapped it with a little Bakers Twine (love) and some punched out letters from the same stack. The fun thing about using a paper package, is everything coordinates without a lot of fussing on my part.

The sweet felt embellishment is from the Stampin' Up Clearance Rack. I'm getting a lot of use out of those for my cards this year!

The tag is popped up onto the printed paper panel, which is also popped up. I used Stampin' Up's Dimensionals for this - as they give it the dimension without too much height. I've mentioned before how much I love them - and any time I place a SU order - I order more. Whether I need them imminently or not!

I added some Stickles to the letters for holiday sparkle, then outlined each of the letters with my Sakura gel pen.  A little notched polka dot banner finished off this card - simple, but cute and still mail friendly. And right into my large card stash!!

 Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. love the tag on the card

  2. Once again BIG CONGRATS Karen! I was so happy to see that you would be joining us at Dynamic Duos! This is the sweetest Christmas card, love our tag ;)

  3. Great news!
    So happy to have you in the team!

  4. Hi Karen!! HOORAY!!! Welcome to the Dynamic Duos team! I'm so excited to be working with you in the month of September! Love your fun Christmas card. That baker's twine is such a fun touch. Big hugs! :)

  5. How adorable is this!? Love how you fancied up the tag with twine, felt & letters! Pretty papers too!
    Congratulations on your Guest Designing over at the Dynamic Duos blog! I am looking forward to seeing what you create!
    Also, Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  6. Oh my...too cute! Love all the texture and embellishments & the sparkle is the icing on the cake.

  7. What a cute card, I love the fabulous tag. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  8. Congratulations on you Guest Designer stint. I can't wait to see what you come up with. (No pressure.) Another great Christmas card, Karen! I love the tag and you've jazzed it up so prettily! Thanks for sharing with us again this week at Merry Monday!

  9. Awesome work Karen! Love that tag and the fun flagged bottom. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday! So happy to have you at Dynamic Duos!


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