Saturday, January 4, 2014

Valentines 4 Kids Challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids

Happy New Year everyone! It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This time our challenge is Valentines 4 Kids. Create and link any Valentine themed card for a child and you could win one of our great prizes. We start early thinking about Valentines, because we would love for each of our kids in the hospitals we serve to receive a Valentine and that means delivering them around the 1st of February. You do not have to send in your cards to enter our challenges, but our kids would sure love it if you did.

We have three very generous sponsors for this challenge:  Dollar Graphics Depot is giving their winner a $15 gift certificate! Bugaboo is giving their randomly picked winner 7 digis of their choice!  And Fred She Said’s winner gets a $10 gift certificate! 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 is an easel card made with "My Bunny Valentine" by Rajv's Graphics from Dollar Graphics Depot. She is pre-colored so all I had to do was cut her out with a scalloped heart die from Spellbinders and add some sparkly punched hearts. The sentiment piece that holds up the easel is made with a digi from Doodle Pantry and some more punched sparkly hearts. 

My second Valentine for our kids is a telescoping card using sweet "Happy Valentine's Day to Ewe" digis by Bugaboo. I am sharing pictures of the card closed and open. I paper pieced the Valentine lamb in the top circle, and printed her smaller and colored her in the bottom circle. One advantage of digital stamps is that you can print them any size you would like. I did a little coloring with gel pens and attached thelayers together with brads.

My last Valentine features Nolan with a Heart by Fred She Said. I love colored digis and don't feel a bit guilty about just printing and cutting out to make another CAS Valentine for our kids. I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and did it again to get the pink conversation heart UR GR8. 

I am entering these cards in the Anything Goes challenges at Inky Impressions and LEJ Designs.

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen 


Unknown said...

Aw so cute
Thanks for joining in this week at Inky impressions challenge.
Hugs katie x

Marie Richardson said...

WOW all 3 of your cards are just amazing I love the telescoping one especially. It is such a great cause that your making them for too.
Thanks for joining us this week over at LEJ Designs challenge blog.
Good Luck with the challenge
Marie (DT for LEJ Designs)