Friday, June 29, 2012

Embellish


Happy! Happy that my folks are here from out of state visiting for the week. Happy that I have a clean house. Happy that the boys are happy!


I have two cards to show today, both featuring the fun embellishments that were included with the June Artful Delight kit. Did you see the July kit?! Ah-mazing! Happy, Happy Birthday features an altered stick pin (it was blue and I covered that color with black enamel accents). The paper, pin and Paper Smooches Goe-Graphic stamps were all in this past month's kit. (The stickers, SRM, were from my stash.) Love the paper, it has a textured side and non-textured side, so I also played that up here.


And then for the below card, I used the lovely textured white Bazzill paper, a piece of paper from the 6x6 pad and the fun ribbon from the kit. I looped it a couple of times and stapled it to the sentiment and adhered it all to the card.



37 comments:

  1. Cute cards, love the ribbon!

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  2. Love the simplicity of the designs, with the little unexpected (and FUN!) pieces!

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  3. awesome cards...love that fun bold red...

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  4. all kinds of CAS goodness. I love the way the watercolor paper adds such subtle texture on the second one.

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  5. The "little something special" that you added to these cards are wonderful, Karen! LOVE the big, black sentiment against that fabulous, deep red on your first card, and the cute, little ribbon loops are so fun on your second! Hope you have a lovely weekend with your mom and dad!

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  6. FAB cards!!!! loooooooove the birthday one!

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  7. love the bold sentiment on the CAS design. enjoy the time with your parents.

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  8. What great cards!! Lovin' all that red, on the Happy Birthday card!! :)

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  9. Gorgeous cards Karen. I love the Bold Red:)

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  10. Super FAB and CAS!!! love um :)

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  11. Both cards are terrific, that bit of green peeking out is just a brilliant touch really!

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  12. super cards !!!!
    have a fun weekend with the boys :)

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  13. Love the boldness of the first one and the ribbon treatment on the 2nd one. Have a great weekend!

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  14. Fabulous! Love the first card... the red paper is so gorgeous. I also love your fun ribbon treatment in the second :)

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  15. I love when people come over because I clean! Enjoy your visit :) Love both of your card. Love the red and black and the green ribbon on the 2nd :)

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  16. LOVE that tone-on-tone red treatment and the hexagon-stamped banner with its artful placement of the design element on the banner. Great job!

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  17. I love your cards, both are beautiful!

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  18. Fabulous work as always, Karen! I love the fun use of the pin on your first card and that stapled ribbon is so sweet on your second card!
    Hugs!
    x

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  19. love how the sentiments take center stage.

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  20. I love the bottom card, seriously think simplicity is always the best option. And yeah for happy, happy, happy. Awesome that you stamped the flag.

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  21. These are both so fun! Enjoy all your happy!!!

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  22. Karen - I love both of these cards, and all your little extras! Thank you so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

    (P.S. I'd love to have you check out this thread for another Paper Smooches challenge! http://www.flickr.com/groups/papersmoochesfans/discuss/72157630338041180/)

    I'd love to have you play along!

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  23. I love them both Karen!
    Thank You!!

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  24. i LOVE them both, Karen!!! the pin flag is fab and those ribbon tabs are super fun!! i'll have to try that! thanks so much for sharing! hope you have a fabulous time with family and friends! =)

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  25. Love the bold colors!!And simply gorgeous designs Karen!!!... Hugs...xoxo

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  26. I like both of these - what great use of the texture.

    Here is where I bought that crinkled ribbon...http://www.etsy.com/shop/PrairieBirdBoutique. I definitely need to buy more, I used up every last bit.

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  27. Oh WOW...love the pennant pinned through the paper and your bright ribbon tabs on the second card are just plain ol' fun!

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  28. Your card makes me want to sing... "you are my sunshine...my only sunshine" :)

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  29. Wow that red is so bold...love the subtle bkgds and the giant pin!!
    Both cards are CAS beauties :0)
    Jenny x

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  30. Wow! You have amazing style Karen!

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  31. Who better to show people how to get lots of use from these kits? You're awesome! Love the texture and colors of the kit :)

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  32. I love that bold red card - it is so stunning! And that ribbon is so bright and fun - a perfect accent for the sentiment!

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  33. I love this Karen! The pop of green is just wonderful!!

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  34. You are soooo clever! More fantastic CAS designs, you make it look so easy!

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  35. love the yellowish/green ribbon! Such a great card :)

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  36. Karen, the sunshine card makes me soooooo happy! That's a great use of a pre-printed paper, and the ribbon is just perfect The Happy card also makes me happy, happy, happy!!!

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