This week I mailed out to my hospitals, all my Halloween boxes of cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂 I will still be accepting Thanksgiving and Fall cards, but it’s time to get in the mood for Christmas cards! 🙂 It may seem early, but we need cards not just for the kids, but for the kids to give to their parents, siblings, favorite staff members! 🙂 That’s a lot of Christmas cards! 😉 Of course, there are the every day cards that can be made with Winter themes and colors! 🙂 I love Christmas, I hope you do too! 🙂
And, I made a Christmas card! 🙂 I’m going to enter it over at Tis’ The Season….#52. I’ve never entered a challenge at TTS, so this should be fun! 🙂 Their challenge is Christmas all year, this week they have a sketch.
You may also be surprised that I made a square card. I almost never make square cards, but this design just worked out better that way:) No, I didn’t make the bokeh by hand:( I bought it on Esty, I’m not sure where, sorry:( But I love it! The vine is from Memory Box, as well as the ornament and the ornament background shape. You may not be able to see it well, but the ornament was cut from Stampin’ Up! Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, it’s beautiful! 🙂
The ornament background was cut from Stampin’ Up! Red Foil Sheets, they’re in the new holiday catalog. I also cut the berries from the Red Foil using my Owl Builder Punch. The Owl Builder punch has so many uses, it’s amazing! The Holly is also a Memory Box die, and I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green. The silver ribbon is also Stampin’ Up!
I’m very thrilled the way it turned out, especially since I was going to go another way at the beginning. I couldn’t find the die I wanted to use, so I went with another die, and the whole concept changed:) Life is just full of surprises! 🙂
Now, I have even more inspiration for you with some guests! First up is Vicki Luebke of IN! Vicki is a repeat sender, and I love the way she makes cards that can easily go into an envelope and be mailed! 🙂
These 4 cards are all Fred She Said images, I love FSS! 🙂 Here’s the store link for Emma the Hugger, but you can scroll through the Christmas list and find all of these images! 🙂 Thank you Vicki for all these wonderful Christmas cards! 🙂 I know they’ll be loved whatever hospital gets them! 🙂
Next I have Alissa McKinney from IN also:) This is the first time Alissa has sent in cards to us, but she’s off to a good start! Alissa has told me she bought a Silhouette Portrait, and she buys cards online to cut out her images. I have a vague idea how this works, so I hope you understand:)
Alissa has used lots of designs and bright colors, perfect for kids!
Look at all these fun Santas enjoying the sunshine on the beach! These are so cute! I think the kids will have a good laugh when they image Santa taking a break from his work to go to the beach! Thank you so much Alissa for these great cards! I hope to see more of your cards in the future! 🙂
Now because it is still Fall, I want to end with a few Fall cards also using Fred She Said images. These cards are made by a repeat sender, Holly Blaskie from MI:)
Here’s the link for Emma in the Leaves, that’s the one with the leaves in the air.
Here is the link for Raking, I love both of these images and have used them quite a bit myself! 🙂 Thank you Holly for these great Fall cards for the kids, I know they’ll enjoy them! 🙂
All of these cards will be going into boxes for Send A Smile 4 Kids! Thank you to all the cardmakers who make this possible for the kids! 🙂 SAS4Kids also has a challenge blog where you can enter a card or just check out what others are making! 🙂
Thanks for coming by today! 🙂 I’m thankful for your interest, even if you don’t send in cards;) I hope you come again to see more cards for inspiration! 🙂