Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Happy Birthday, Kara!

It's sweet Kara's birthday today and we are celebrating with a little hop!  Kara is known for her innovative, creative designs, and she can really rock a CAS card.  I tried to make a card suiting Kara with some die cuts....and now I see why CAS cards are HARD, lol!


I first cut with a heart die and then placed it on white paper, then cut around it with the balloon die from PTI's Birthday Style dies.




I wanted it to look like it was floating up right from PTI's Wonderful Words:  Hello, so made one of the letters sparkly red to match!  Tried to artfully place gems like confetti, but alas...I am not even sure if I did that all "modern" and "correctly" heeeee :)

But Kara...despite my funny card, I hope you have a wonderful day!!!  Please stop by JOYCE'S blog (our birthday moderator!!) for a full list of the birthday blog hoppers today :)XO


19 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic card for Kara, you did a great job with your CAS card Kelly, love the glitter heart and Kara will too.

Cathy Weber said...

Wow. This is one of my all time favorite Kelly cards! It could not be any happier! I love that idea for the balloon wrapped around the red e from hello. All those little sparkly gems are grouped together perfectly. Kara is going to love this!

artful-notions said...

OK, this card is going in my files! Yes, it looks like the ballon/heart is floating, and yes, it screams, 'Celebrate'! Just the PERFECT BD card!

Marybeth said...

Kelly your card made me smile right away! I love that glittery heart right in the middle of the balloon. This is a very happy card! Yes , I agree CAS is hard!

Renee said...

Such a happy and festive birthday card...
she'll love the fun that comes with this...
it's fabulous!! :)

Jeanne J said...

Oh MY GOODNESS! How yummy is this? Love love love the red and white and that sugary heart!!! Serious eye candy!

Lisa said...

What a CUTE idea, love the sparkle!

Kim Heggins said...

Well it this card does not make you want to party, I am not sure what will. This is just so fun with the red and the glitter, so festive!

Joyce said...

This is so very festive and fun. I just love how you did that balloon and the 'e' in hello. It looks like they are coated in sugar--yum.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so cool & fun!

Sharron said...

This is SO sweet! Love the red & white and the glittery heart is perfect! Simply adorable and I know Kara will love it!

Holly Saveur said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!

Kara said...

Ohhhhh, Kelly!! Thank you so much! I love the balloon floating away, but attached to the glittery e!!

Rachel W K said...

this is stunning! i love how you wrapped the twine around!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Kelly Griglione said...

How clever to tie the balloon to the "e" and to have it in a matching color too! Now that's good design, Kelly. What a wonderful card for Kara!

Lynn said...

What a great card for Kara. I love the shimmer on the balloon and the e!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Very cool... love the idea of mixing up one of the letters.

Tania Wagner said...

Oh WOW! What a stunning card! I can't decide which element I like the best - everything about this card from the sparkles to the red on white to the simple sentiment just makes me happy!

Jill Norwood said...

This is wonderful Kelly! Love it! :)