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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Birthday Love :)

Hello, crafty friends! I hope everyone is doing sparkly! :o) I'm posting on the My Craft Spot blog today, sharing a new creation with Kimberly's new Flowers- Daisy dies. :o)

A nature-loving family member has a birthday on Saturday, so I turned to a few of my favorite My Craft Spot goodies to show my love. :o)
Each layer of the beautiful daisy dies is popped up with dimensionals and the petals are gently curled. The leaf dies in the set are gorgeous, which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Victoria folder.
The sweet sentiment is from the Build a Birthday stamp set. I adore this set, as there are so many options and such fun greetings! My center layers are Spellbinders Gold Labels 4. I rarely make a birthday card without some type of bunting, so I used the Tiny Tag metal dies for this one! The tags are slightly curved upward at the bottom to give an appearance of gentle waving. Antique Gold jute string ties my banner together.

You may be curious about these gorgeous papers! I received a gift last week from my sweetheart... a little box of paper love for making some tough decisions and pressing on through challenging days. Part of the gift are these Maja Design papers, from the Walking in the Forest collection. It's honestly one of my dream paper collections! Like Pion Design (which I used in my double-sliding lid box), Maja is based in Sweden. All my favorite papers are from Swedish companies! :/

The Autumn papers throughout are extraordinary, most of which I'm saving for a little later. I'm still afraid to use my ultimate favorites. But this beautiful owl and birdie paper was perfect for the recipient, so I dove right in. The coordinating papers on this card are so lovely in person... so warm and happy. The butterflies are fussy cut from the collection, as well.

A peek inside, which is the only non-Maja Design paper. I couldn't bear to use a piece for the inside! Thankfully this neutral floral from My Mind's Eye paired nicely. :o)
Thank you for visiting and I wish you a sparkly day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Dies R Us~ Birthday
 *FAN-tastic Tuesday~ Anything Goes
 *Love to Create~ Anything Goes
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful! Love the color combination and your banner.

  2. Oh Karen this is such a gorgeous stunning creation- I love the yellow green color combination-- there is something so cheerful and soothing about natural colors
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  3. Such a pretty card, Karen! The papers you used are beautiful and the banner is a perfect touch! I love how you added the butterflies and the pearls look so pretty! The embossing looks great and I really like the shape of the mat in the center! I hope you have a great day! :)


  4. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! Those papers are amazing!! What a sweet sweetheart to buy them for you!! He's a keeper ;) The flowers look amazing...I am going to have to get that set!! The banner along the top is fabulous!! The fussy cut butterflies are the perfect touch!! Absolutely gorgeous my friend!! It will be adored!! I hope the arm is feeling much better today!! Have a great day!! Big hugs my dear friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. WOW! My friend!! This is just GORGEOUS!! I have the metal banner die but have not used it yet. Now I will, thanks fro the inspiration. I ADORE your beautiful butterflies. I also have that stamp set and started to play with it already, I am posting a card tomorrow with that stamp set. The background paper is just so Elegant and so BEAUTIFUL!!! Simply BEAUTIFUL!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!
    Sending TONS of my love, hugs and smiles
    Hope that you are feeling better..
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  6. Karen - your design is beautifully done! The paper choices and coordinating elements makes a wonderful card. A real visual treat Karen!
    Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
    Challenge #83- ATG / optional theme of “Friendship Day”
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
    RubberMAD (

  7. Everything on your card is just perfect, pretty, love all the details... Those papers are really the dies too!

  8. Your card is truly stunning Karen. I love every single detail - the beautiful sentiment, wonderful bunting design, pretty flowers and the most of all the papers are some of the nicest I have seen.
    This special card is sure to be treasured.
    Thank you for your continued support and encouragement my kind friend. I hope things are improving for you too.
    Sending you hugs
    Sue xx

  9. Karen ~

    Your card is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! I appreciate your going into so much detail as to how you pulled it together. When I have time, I am going to explore your blog!! You are VERY TALENTED and EXTREMELY INSPIRATIONAL from what I've seen so far. I am now a follower!! Again, AWESOME JOB!!

  10. Oh my, the beautiful DO, wondrous shapes and layout..... what colors you have used. This art is amazing. We are always so happy when you take time to post with us.
    God Bless you,
    Carole, Word Art Wednesday

  11. Beautiful! Gorgeous papers and diecuts and love your layout. Thank you for joining Crafting from the Heart, good luck.

  12. Stunning card and gorgeous die cuts and papers. Your sweetie is definitely a sweetie for getting you those to cheer you up. Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. This is so beautiful Karen as always you are so creative with your cards everything you have used here is stunning and the layout is beautiful too! x

  14. Fabulous card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create! mo x

  15. Gorgeous card! Love the sentiment, your papers and design!
    Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  16. Wow, what a beauty Karen! I love the pretty, soft and delicate papers you used! The little banner is beautiful and love the flowers! Such a gorgeous card:)
    I love the flower is sitting on my craft table waiting to be used! I can't wait to get back to crafting...I miss blogging AND my bloggy friends!
    Sherrie K

  17. This is so, so pretty, Karen! I love the look of the flowers laid over the framed sentiment - and the addition of the little butterfly is just lovely! The banner is the perfect finishing touch with the sweet patterned paper that matches so wonderfully! I'm sure your loved one will be delighted with this card to treasure!

  18. WOW this is just fabulous Karen! LOVE the theme, colors and design! Sure to bring a smile! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  19. Oh, I love this card! Gorgeous design and details. Thanks for joining our Dies R Us August Birthday Challenge.

  20. Wow! This is so gorgeous! Congrats on your win at the Dies R Us challenge!


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