Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Holidays 4 Kids at SAS4Kids!

It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This time our challenge is Happy Holidays 4 Kids. Create and link any Christmas or December Holiday card for a child and you could win one of our great prizes.

We start early at SAS4Kids because we would like all our kids in the eight children’s hospitals we serve to receive a holiday card and it would be even better if they could choose a few more for friends or family they are missing while they spend the holidays in the hospital. You do not have to send in your card to participate in our challenges, but our kids sure hope you do. We need to receive the cards by early December to have enough time to sort and mail to the children’s hospitals.

We have three very generous sponsors for this challenge: Scrapping Memories is giving their winner 10 free files of the winner’s choice! Bugaboo is giving their randomly picked winner 7 digis of their choice!  And QKR Stampede’s winner gets 5 digis! TEAM S.A.S will also be choosing their favorite cards for our top three and the winners will receive a blog badge and an opportunity to be a guest design team member on a future challenge.

My  first card above features a super sweet Lil' Snowman from Bugaboo that I printed and cut out with a Nestabilities circle die. I paper pieced his scarf, earmuffs and star, added some glitter for snow and sponged around the edge. I created a present background and embossed the whole card with a swirly snowflake embossing folder by Spellbinders. 

My second card for my kids showcases a fun colored digital stamp from Scrapping Memories called Christmas Wreath Calvin. I printed him and cut him out and attached to a red square card embossed with the same Spellbinders embossing folder. I cut out the sentiment with my Silhouette Portrait and a Silhouette America cutting file. 

I am entering these cards in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp and the challenge at Inky Impressions for traditional Christmas cards.

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen 


Lisa Carroll said...

These are absolutely adorable! Such festive colors.. love the embossing, too! :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Jo Nevill said...

Super fun cards !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week

Jo x

Marie B. said...

I love this Bugaboo snowman! So cute with the paper piecing too! :)

Vicky said...

A gorgeous Christmas card!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Inky Impressions this week

hugs Vicky xx

Jamie M. said...

Love these. I love snowmen and the embossing is great. Thanks for playing along with Inky Impressions Challenge! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21