Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hooray! Dare to Get Dirty 09!!


I got the chance to participate in a couple of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges over at Splitcoast Stampers the other day. In fact this little gem fulfills the requirements for several of the DTGD09 challenges - use ribbon (Lauraly), use a punch or die-cut (Becca_Stamps), use wild animals (PickleTree), and use paper tole (blondie090277). I love it when I can kill several challenges in one shot!

The images used here are from another My Cute Stamps set that I received from ABC Toys & Crafts, called Circus Animals. Look at all those darling images in the set!! AND it's on sale through July 31st - all those cute images for $11.69! So hurry up and get it while they're still in stock!! In fact, there's a sale going on at ABC Toys & Crafts - everything (with a few exceptions) is on sale for 10% off through 7/31!! Oh yeah, and Julie just got some of the brand spankin' new holiday (Halloween, Fall, and Christmas) Martha Stewart punches in the store - they are a-MAZING!! Plus, FREE SHIPPING for orders over $70!! What the heck are you waiting for?!!

Check out that yummy gingham ribbon! I picked that up when I went on one of my little retail therapy trips in AZ with my buddy, Terri. She took me to this unbelievable ribbon store that nearly had me peeing myself in the aisles. There were so many fun and beautiful ribbons to pick from. Can't wait to go back there when I return to AZ!! I plan to use this card for a baby shower that I'm going to on Saturday. But I can totally envision using these images for a sweet birthday card for a little boy or girl, can't you?!!

STAMPS: Circus Animals (My Cute Stamps)
INK: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Fresh Snow (PTI)
PAPER: White CS (Neenah), Bitty Dot DP (PTI), Blu Raspberry CS (Poptone), Hot Fudge CS (Poptone)
ACCESSORIES: Gingham Ribbon, 3-D Squares (EK Success), Square Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities, Scalloped Edge Punch (SU), Diamond Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Cuttlebug

Thanks for stopping by!


Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Sweet Card and I love the ribbon!!

Terri said...

A-MAZING card, my friend! Love how you stamped these cute images on the Bitty Dots and I love the colors you used! Going to be a big hit at the shower!

Disclaimer: I don't take any responsibilty for you peeing yourself at the ribbon store...that was all you!

Erin Smetak said...

This is such a sweet card! It is so well executed, it looks like it came from Hallmark! Fabulous job, Ms. Karolyn!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i'll take an aqua elephant over a pink one anyday! this is gorgeous!

and all those challenges!!!! WOW!


Justine said...

Wow Karolyn this is super de dooper cute.... I wish I had some baby reasons to make a fun little card like this. I so want to go to that ribbon store. Ribbon is almost better than Gelato!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a very sweet card!! Love the paper piecing and the fun images of that set!! ;) TFS!! HUGS

Holly Jones said...

Fantastic sample. Nice job!2