Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Modern Birthday


To one of the best blogging pals around, this birthday hop is for you Erin!

The cards in this hop will feature the colors of kraft and red. As a surprise to Erin, the rest of us teamed up to feature a simple sketch with a "hopping sentiment"!


This is the first stop. My card features Modern Basics from Papertrey Ink and For the Love of Dots from Practicing Creativity Designs. I experimented with the shapes from the set and came up with this stamped design which I think it perfectly modern and fun. Moxie Fab World is having their Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge so I'll be entering this card.

The ultra talented and super sweet Jen is the next-she has a wonderfully created krafty birthday card too!

Please make sure to hop on through and the final stop is the birtdhday girl herself, Erin. I hear that she might just have some party favors and birthday giveaways on hand for your well wishes!

Here's the order of Erin's Birthday Blog Hop
Karen  The Bald Dragonfly  
Jen   Jen Shears Designs  
Sav   Savannaland2   
Emily L.   Art from the Heart   
Yvonne  Do More With Less  
Michele   Studio MSG 
Lora  Fleur de lo   
Lynn  Miller's Ink  
Emily K.  My Little Slice of Bliss   
Erin  Homeade Cards by Erin

43 comments:

Jen W. said...

What an awesome card, Karen! I keep zooming in on it to see how you got that effect. It rocks! :)

Lynn said...

Wonderful design Karen!

artfuldelight said...

Karen your card is fabulous. For the Love of Dots is one of my favorite sets from PCD, I may need to go make a card with it now. :-)

kasia c. said...

Karen, I just love the way that pattern turned out. Those circles look almost 3D. Very cool! :)

Lindsay said...

LOVE this Karen! The design is so retro and fun! Love that color on Kraft!

lynn said...

love it! thanks karen, for all your awesome design work on this hop:) erin will love it!

~amy~ said...

Now how fun is this?!!!! **love** your card!

Laurel said...

What a fun card, love it!

Cristina said...

Wow. I love how you turned MB to make this pattern. So bold and graphic! Love it!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Grin.... fabulous card, this looks like another tutorial in the works, and how awesome that you made a blog hop graphic with a kraft and red cake. Love your sketches, might just have to make one too... Many thanks for everything.

BabyBokChoy said...

That design is really too graphically awesome. I need to study it carefully!!!

FLEUR de Lo said...

I'm loving it! You always know how to put a fresh twist on a stamp set.

Thanks for organizing the hop! I can't wait to see what everyone has created!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIN! :)

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Karen. Love the graphic approach.

Michele Gross said...

So cool!! Love that happy retro vibe!

Christina said...

At first I thought you had punched red circles for the center of each square--this pattern has so much dimension from simple stamping! LOVE that! Such a great color combo, too.

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, Karen, what an incredible card for Erin! I love how you combined the two sets to create the pattern. You are a genius and Erin is indeed lucky to have you as one of her best bloggy friends! Thank you so much for organizing this fabulous hop for her.

Indy said...

What a fabulous card!

Jenny said...

That is one very clever illusion and a fab card. Lovely idea for to have a birthday blog hop :)
Jenny x

Chari M. said...

Love this modern design! A birthday blog hop, that's pretty exciting!!!

Virginia L. said...

Awesome post, Karen! Love your cards and the one for Erin is so graphic and hip!

Vanda Symon said...

Love the red, and the simple, clean lines. very cool.

Sylvia said...

Wonderful design for Erin's Birthday hop, love card as well. What a great friend you are, Karen!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! What a fabulous card--love that modern design!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Erin will def. remember this day and how special you made it for her:) THANKS for all the hard work--love the badge and all the sketches:) YOU ROCK!!

jen said...

LOOOVE it! You did such an amazing job putting perfect details together for Erin's hop- and your card is the icing on the cake! Love your CAS design- and the pattern created is FAB!!!!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday to Erin! What a fun hop! Love the kraft and red on your card!
DeniseB

Emily Keaton said...

Karen, thanks so much for organizing this fun birthday blog hop for Erin! Your sketches and blog badge are amazing. What fun!! I love your modern birthday card. So very cool. :)

Erin said...

Oh my, I love the bold graphic design! Loved all your sketches too!

Alice Wertz said...

love love the pattern you created. fabulous card, Karen!

Lynn said...

I really like the bold/graphic look combined with the red and Kraft. Fun blog hop!

yyam said...

Wow! Just bold and beautiful!!! Love the strong graphic feel! You rocked the red and kraft Karen! :)

Julie E said...

So graphic, so perfect!

Chunyuan said...

Love your design. You are so talented.

Amy said...

Love the graphic design here Karen! You are so talented in whatever you do!

Agata said...

I'm always enjoying your creations Karen! This one is no exception! Love those colors!

Be(e) said...

I keep staring at this card! It is a-ma-zing!! Love it!!

Valerie said...

Wow, Karen - this has to be one of my all time favorite 'Karen' cards. Love the modern elements! Brilliant design!

Marlena M. said...

This is amazing!!!! ;)

Cath said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on your Moxie Fab win, Karen! My daughter thinks this is THE WINNER in HER book!! Your work is always inspiring!!

Chunyuan said...

Congrats on your Moxie Fab win, Karen! Love your graphic design of this card.

Dana said...

LOVE your card!! Congrats on your Moxie Fab win!!

Trinh said...

Yippee, Karen! A huge congrats on your MF win!

Agata said...

Congrats on your win Karen! So happy for you!