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Merry Monday #187, Valentines & SAS4Kids

It is COLD where I am, and I made a Christmas card, but we’re also going to look at some Valentines today, so lets get started! 🙂

First, my card is for the Merry Monday Challenge #187. The theme this week is plaids:)

187I love plaids! 🙂  I actually use them a lot, just not lately:(  So here’s what I made:

aSDC18865I made a card like this one a while back with a red Moose.  I liked it so much, I decided to use the green fox:)  Everything I used came from a digital store on Esty.  I actually took the image over to a photo program and made the plain green from one of the fox’s stripes.  Then I ran that plain green through my Cuttlebug using an embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! (retired).  I also used a sentiment from Stampin’ Up! on the top right.  It’s hard to see because it’s from Teeny, Tiny, Wishes;)  I wanted to keep the sentiment small to not disturb the scene:)

After embossing my paper, I rubbed it gently with a nail file to bring out the white.  Pretty easy:)  I plan to make a lot of the plaid animal cards for next Christmas!  I think they will be great for guys in my Send A Smile for Kids hospitals! 🙂  People tend to think of kids as small, and I understand that, but we also serve “kids” up to 18, sometimes 20.  Please keep them in mind when making cards! 🙂


Now for some extra fun today, I have a guest who has sent in cards many times! 🙂  She sends her cards down all the way from Canada, Diane Herniman:)  I always feel the need to tell people you don’t have to make cards like Diane’s!  Diane’s cards are unique:)  I’ve never seen anyone make cards like hers!  That doesn’t necessarily make her’s better than any of yours, just different:)  I appreciate all the different styles of my card makers and I know the kids do too! 🙂  So enjoy Diane’s cards, and don’t feel that I compare them to anyone elses:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI, personally, have three hospitals.  One of my hospitals has asked for cards without embellishments.  Here is how Diane has chosen to address that problem:)  The first card on the left, is a copy of the second card!  She made the second card with lots of stickers made with foil and they stick up a bit.  She just copied it and now there is a card without embellishments;)  Great idea!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are the insides, the card on the left is “flat”, and the card on the right has a big foil sticker!  Both are great cards, and I’m sure whoever gets them will be happy! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are the backs of the cards.  If you’ve never seen Diane’s cards, she uses every available surface for the kids enjoyment.  The one on the left is the “plain” one and the one on the right has the same type of foil stickers:)  Great job Diane, I would never have thought of doing this! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHow about this one?  Boy cards are so hard for me sometimes, Diane does a great job! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’m always surprised when I get a box from Diane:)  She calls this a ordinary card:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve never seen this type of card before!  At the top is how it looks when you start to open it.  They how it looks closed, and finally when it’s open.  What a great, fun card! 🙂  I had to see more of these!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERACards for boys and girls, yay! 🙂  I think boys will find these just as much fun as girls! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t like to pick favorites, because I love them all, but I have to say this one is my favorite! 🙂  Click on this map to enlarge it and see all the 3D items on here! 🙂  Amazing work Diane! 🙂  I don’t know how Diane thinks of these things!  I’d love to see the face of the boy that gets this one! 🙂

No pressure Diane, I don’t expect something this flashy all the time, but it’s fun to open these cards once in a while! 🙂  Thank you Diane for thinking overtime to come up with great ideas!  I could never do what you do!  I have them here in hand and I still couldn’t copy them if I tried!


I hope you all enjoyed Diane’s cards:)  As you might imagine, Diane doesn’t send a lot of these cards.  I still need you, all of the card makers on my team, to make and send cards.  Diane usually send 24-28 cards, and that’s great!  But, remember, I have three hospitals, over 300 kids!  I need you, and I appreciate everything you do for our kids!!! 🙂

I get excited every time I get a box of cards! 🙂  I can’t wait to open them and see what you’ve made! 🙂  Every card I receive is a special gift for a child! 🙂  Thank you for supporting our work with SAS4Kids! 🙂  Please be sure to take a look at our SAS4Kids challenge blog! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I hope if you don’t send us cards, that you are finding some great inspiration here! 🙂  Please come back again for some more great cards! 🙂





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SAS4Kids guest Diane H.

Some of you know that I’m collecting cards for Send A Smile For Kids.  For anyone who doesn’t know about SAS4K, it’s an organization that distributes handmade cards to Children’s Hospitals, in the USA and Canada.  I am collecting cards from people in the USA who make them and send them on to me.  I put labels on the back or add our stamp, add envelopes if needed and pack them by category. I then deliver them to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.  A very worthy cause and if you are at all interested in sending in some cards, contact me by my email on the side bar, or leave a comment:)

Now on to a card! 🙂  Today I have a card sent in for the children.  I’ve contacted the sender and she has agreed I can show some of her cards:)  I’m only showing one card today because I’m going to show you the inside, outside and the envelope!  This is not a typical card, so if you would like to send some cards, please don’t feel they need to look like this one!  I just want to showcase some of her cards because they give me some great ideas to share and learn from.  And they are just plain awesome! 🙂

The guest for today is Diane H. from ON, Canada.  Even her envelopes are all handmade!  Diane includes a sticker to close the envelope:)


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the handmade envelope, the big square appears to be printed off her computer.   The Arrr! is a flat sticker, and the coins are a 3D sticker.


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAIf you’ve ever wondered how to use stickers to make an incredible card, here you go!  The island, water, trees and bird look like one big, thin cardboard cutout.  I’m saying it’s a sticker, but I don’t know for sure, I don’t think you could make something this elaborate with a Circuit machine, but I actually don’t know.  The little pirate is a sparkly 3D sticker, as well as the pirate patch.  The circle with words appears to be a computer print out, cut with a die or punch.  Under all that is the striped paper/cardstock.


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the inside, now I have to say most cards are totally blank inside, you do not have to do anything on the inside of any card you send.  I am just amazed at the work that has gone into these cards! 🙂  A cute find a word game, a nice little saying, great paper and look at those cute stickers!


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the back of the card!  No, this isn’t required either, and as of yet, this is the only person who has sent cards in the manner.  But, wow, more cute sayings, stickers and some nice cardstock!  I had a hard time trying to find somewhere to put our SAS4K label!

I am very impressed by this card, and I know some child will be too!  But this is an example.  I am not promoting this card as better than any other card!  Children love to receive any card!!  That anyone would take the time to make and send in a handmade card, says so much about that person!  Please, if you are considering making and sending any cards, know that all types of handmade cards are accepted, as long as you’ve done your best, you’re cards are greatly appreciated!!!:)

I plan on sharing many cards from our cardmakers:)  Most of them are not at this skill level, but I consider them all to be wonderful cards!! 🙂 I am so thankful for every single person who makes and sends cards to SAS4Kids!!!! 🙂 


I’ve decided to share one more card, I just received permission to use it.  This card is made by Holly B. from Sherwood, MI.


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOk, this is a very good example of what most of the cards received look like:)  The inside and the back are blank, but look how cute it is! 🙂  Perfect balance, beautiful colors, and a simple design.  I love the jelly bean paper! 🙂  The little bunny is a sticker, and I think the Happy Easter is computer generated. It has three little sparkly, circle stickers up in the top left, and has multiple layers.  This card is a perfect example of a card for the younger children, although it would be good for anyone up to teens.  I think it would be best for children who might pull off 3D layers, buttons, or ribblons and put them in their mouths. Everything is glued/taped down really well and safe for little hands!  The colors are bright and cheerful, a wonderful card!:)


Here’s an update from the cardmaker, Holly B.  The sentiment Hoppy Easter is actually a stamp from Paper Wishes/Hot Off The Press, as well as the 3 Jewel Dazzles in the left upper corner.  The bunny sticker & jelly bean paper are Doodlebug.


Both of these cards are great examples of how to make cards!!  They both have a place to fill for our children.  We also encourage children to send cards to their families.  This would be an awesome card for a child to pick and send to their parents or siblings! 🙂

I know you come to see cards and not hear me babble on, I am just so passionate about cards for children! 🙂  Please share my blog link or the link for Send A Smile 4 Kids.  The more cards we receive, the more hospitals and children we can share with! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today, I hope to see you again!:)


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