Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cards from the Heart Card Drive

Happy Saturday everyone! Well, we finally got some snow this week. It always cracks me up when we get snow. Yesterday I went out to lunch with a friend and on the way out the door someone told me to be careful. When I got outside, there was hardly any snow left on the ground. I guess growing up in the snow belt, I have a much different perspective on when the snow has gotten to a point where I even start to worry about road conditions.

Well, this week I was suddenly hit with the Valentines creative mojo. I made several cards to send out to various different people and also made about six cards for the Cards from the Heart Card Drive hosted at the Winter Wonderland blog. I wanted to make more but the cards were asked not to be gender and age specific. I actually ended up going through my scrap stash and looked for colors and patterns that could fall in to those categories. Below is what I came up with.

The majority of the papers were scraps from various different paper lines. All of the card bases were made from Georgia Pacific 110 lb white cardstock. I used stamps from an Inkadinkado Valentine stamp pack and pink Martha Stewart bakers twine. I kept the cards pretty basic because they also request that there be nothing that one of the patients that receive the cards can pull off and try to swallow. I wasn't able to get them in the mail, but I hope to get them out on Monday so that they get to their destination before the January 31 deadline! I would definitely say that I am more pleased with the results of some rather than others, but I hope that the recipients like them!


  1. They are all so sweet and the kids will love them! It's such a great cause! So glad you participated!

  2. Thanks Christy, they were not my best effort, but I was really struggling with making valentines that were gender and age neutral! I ended up making 7 more, but I had to get them packaged and in the mail so I didn't get a chance to take pictures. Funnily enough, I was cleaning yesterday and found a thank you note from Winter - My cards got their a day late last year, so all of my cards from last year got distributed with the ones I made this year. I totally forgot about it until I found the card.