Sunday, July 18, 2010

Dabbling in Fun & Cute

I'd like to consider myself a good pupil at this point in my life, one that still learns by visual aids the best. The stamping and crafty blogging world is full of visual aids. Cath from Moxie Fab World explains what a cute and fun card should consist of: "a happy color scheme (check) a sweet sentiment (check) and an uncomplicated design (check). Throw in some whimsy...a few simple shapes...some friendly patterns... (check, I think) and voila! There's a smile on your face (check) and a song in your heart (check) that's unmistakably fun and cute."

So here's my take on the Fun & Cute Card Style Challenge-it debuts my first go at Lawn Fawn's stamps (the best thank you gift from Erin!) that make this style so unbelievable easy. I was inspired to transform these stamps into a baby set from a card by Kelly Marie. ETA: I finally remembered where I saw the idea for the scalloped waves too, from Lynnette!

Supplies Used: Cardstock: (Naturals White) Stampin' Up! Patterned Paper: (Baby Talk) NRN Designs Stamps: (SwimSuit Season) Lawn Fawn Ink: (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger Emellishments: (Sentiment Rubon from Chit Chat) Stampin' Up! (Rustic Twine) PTI Tools: (Scallop Slit Punch) Stampin' Up!

29 comments:

  1. Really very cute card.
    Thanks for stoping by my blog and lovely comments.

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  2. Love the card, I think you totally nailed the style. I love the twine and the little circles at the top. I was thinking you should've put in your post that the thank you gift was for your freelance graphic design work and that you're open for business, i.e. "will work for stamps." You'll be flooded with business. Come check out my blog header for an excellent example of Karen's work!

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  3. This is perfectly fun and cute - I love it!

    I looked at Erin's header and I want one for myself - it's great! What kind of stamps do you work for? ;)

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  4. Love it Karen!
    The colors are so perfect as well ;-)

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  5. this is too cute!! lovely soft colors! LOVE IT!!!

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  6. Cute & fun - and still Karen-style. Love it - what a pretty color combo :)

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  7. You totally achieved cute and fun!! Fabulous card, Karen!

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  8. One winning card--check! This is just so darling, Karen!

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  9. So cute! I like the colors very soft and the ground!

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  10. Karen,
    The card is just adorable! A+
    Hugs!

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  11. Girl what an adorable baby card. I love the soft pastel colors!

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  12. This sure is fun and cute!! Love the soft colors and design!

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  13. This is super duper cute, LOVE how you used patterned papers on this card :)

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  14. Very cute and fun! Love it..it is perfect for that challenge. :)

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  15. Karen,
    By leaving a comment on the CTD post of mine, you will be eligible for one of the sets, if they are not claimed! Most people do not read beyond the names listed! I love your cards, simple but great in design!

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  16. Aww how cute Karen, I love it!!! :) :) :) :) Have a wonderful day! HUGS!

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  17. Super cute Karen! I love it!

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  18. Super fun and cute! Love the little twine bow!

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  19. You've nailed it Karen! Totally fun & cute! Love the pastel colors....you have amazing style! :)

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  20. OH MY!! You rock the style, Karen!! This card is cute from top to bottom!!!

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  21. This is such a great card! Love it... i hv that set too.. may hv to try this.. I didn't know u designed blog headers.. just might talk to you about that! hugs xo

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  22. This is super-cute and so fun, Karen! Love your take on the challenge ... you're a shoo-in!

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  23. This is so stinking cute! I love it! Welcome to the Lawn Fawn world of cuteness. I think you rocked the cute style.

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  24. Love this card. it is the cutest!!!!

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  25. Hey Karen! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Fun & Cute Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun!

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