Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thinking of you, Denise

Happy Wednesday!
Yesterday I said I would be back today with a card that had a hidden agenda. Well, that was kind of a play on words. I have a card today that is a hinged card with a hidden message. And, the reason for the card has been kept secret all week. All the Design Team Members at the Stamping Vacation Challenge blog got together and decided to make Thinking of You cards for our Team Leader, Denise Clark. So, this is your card Denise!! We all want to let you know how much we appreciate you. And, that we hope you have a lovely day today!

For the card, I used a Magenta stamp called Bird Tile. I watercolored it with H2O's and sprayed with Shimmer Mist. CS: Barely Banana, Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up); Light and Dark Aqua. Dp: DCWV. The sentiment is from Verses Rubber Stamps. Here is a detail of the Birdie stamp.
The hinge is hidden below the bow. Here what it looks like opened up.
And a detail of the hidden message.

The card opens up in the regular manner with another little sentiment inside and a hand written message to Denise. I have also put this card in the snail mail for her to enjoy.

All my fellow design team members will be posting "Denise" cards to their blogs too. If you would like to check out their creations, here is a list of their blogs. And, join us by posting your own "Someone who needs a hug" card in the "To Who" Stamping Vacation challenge and be eligable for the $25 certificate to Flourishes.

Design Team Members

And, don't forget to come back this Saturday for the "Homemade with a Hop" blog hop. I have gotten some sneak peaks at all the handmade embellishments and they are fab! And the prize bucket has climbed to over $300!!

Challenges for Hinged Birdie Card:

Stamping Vacation:To Who - someone who needs a hug

Practical Scrappers: Ribbon

Paper Take Weekly: Animals

Anything Challenge: Cute

Spoonful of Sugar: Anything goes

Polly Craft: Cute and Cuddly

The Pink Elephant: Color Aqua, Dp, and an Embellishment(I used ribbon as my embelly.)

Tuesday Taggers: It Takes all sorts. With a Fab new Sponsor Ribbon Oasis

Flutterby Wednesday: This week only-all winged things.

Have a great day Denise and everyone else too!!!

Love ya,



  1. Wow - great card. love the colors and the image :)

    Thanks for playing with us Sugar Ladies this week.


  2. And I didn't know if you ladies could keep a secret! But you sure did! I had no idea you were planning anything like this and I can't tell you how touched I am as I sit here with tears on my cheeks. Awesome card! Thank you so much Karen!

  3. Oh that's a great idea with the hidden message! I'm sure Denise will love your pretty card!

  4. This is such an amazing card...perfect for a hug. I so love the technique which I must try very soon. And what a beautiful greeting....I must remember that too. :-)

  5. Beautiful card Karen Denise is going to be so happy to receive all these beauties
    Lorraine x

  6. Aww this is gorgeous and such a pretty image, thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey.x

  7. awesome card Karen, lvoe your design and image!

  8. Great card Karen, thanks for stopping by my blog. I am sure Denise will love all the cards and special thoughts sent her way!

  9. An adorable card, sweet image and gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  10. What a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  11. gorgeous card Karen I love that image so cute thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  12. This is such a cool card - I love the hinge opening and that cute sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

  13. That's beautiful! Thanks for joining us at TT this week!


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