Saturday, April 21, 2012

For the Boys at Send a Smile 4 Kids

It's another fun Saturday at Send a Smile 4 Kids and we are challenging you to make a card For the Boys! This would include both young boys and teenage boys. We are focusing on the boys because this is the type of cards we receive the least of here at SAS4Kids. You do not have to send in your card to enter our challenge, but of course we hope you do:) The boys in our seven children's hospitals would love to receive one of your great cards to cheer them and their families!

We have three generous sponsors for this challenge so you have three chances to win a great prize in one of the random sponsor drawings. Stamp Shoppe Creations is offering a $15 gift certificate to their winner. Karen's Doodles is giving 3 digital stamps to their winner and Bugaboo's prize is 7 free digis of the winner's choice! member.

My first card uses some fun stamps from Stamp Shoppe Creations (which is my local stamp shop run by my friends Heidi and JoAnn.) I stamped and paper pieced her cute elephant and sentiment on a piece of white cardstock which is in the inside of the card. I cut a hole in the front of the gatefold card and added a scalloped edge around the hole. Then I stamped and cut out the peanuts to complete the card.

My second card features a very cool paisley elephant from Bugaboo stamps. I wanted to make a card that would be good for a teenage boy and this is what I came up with. CAS but not cutesie. The embossing was done with aluminum foil on cardstock and an embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I added some baker's twine to complete the card.

We had so many wonderful sponsors with great stamps, I just had to make one for each! This one features Super Boy from Karen's Doodles. My grandson  and many boys his age are so into super heroes, so I thought this would be great for a young boy. Of course I paper pieced his super outfit, added some blobs from CTMH and cut the front piece at an angle for something different.

I am entering these cards in the following challenges: Paper Crafting Journey (3 or more dps); Paper Play Challenge (Animal Antics); and Shelley's Images (Anything Goes).

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! You've been busy! These are adorable! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Karen, the paper piecing looks fab.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx