Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Giving Back--Cards for Kids

Hey everyone,

Hope you all are having a great week.  So far so good here.  Lots on my plate this week and next.  The holidays are fast approaching plus Michael's birthday is this weekend.  Yes, my baby is going to be 2--wow!  Plus Thanksgiving is at our house and I am trying to get ready for that, but I know I can handle it all.  I just have to make my lists and check it twice.  Do you like to make lists?  I know I HAVE to have them in order to stay organized.  I even make lists of things for my scrappin' (deadlines for design teams, challenges due and just odds and ends stuff).

So glad I went to the crop Friday night and completed 4 projects (3 layouts and 1 card set) because I know there will not be much in the way of creativity this week.  I just have one project on my desk right now to finish up and I hope to do so later in the week.
Well round 4 of Cards for Kids is under way and with the school year I couldn't make a ton of cards this round (I feel a bit guilty about it).  I did make every child one card though and I hope it will bring a smile to their face even if it is just a second.  I just love this stamp set by Hero Arts.  I have made tons of cards using it.  I think the little monsters are just too cute.

So for this card I used my MS scoring board and I cut a 4x8 inch card out of kraft cardstock. I stamped the card using the swirl stamp background from Hero Arts.  I then scored the card at the 4 inch mark and then scored one side again at the 2 inch mark.  Folding that I then stamped my monster 2x (once on the circle and then again on another sheet and colored him and cut him out.)  I then attached the colored monster with pop dots placed him on top of the other monster, and then glued it to a round scallop circle. I also did the same with the balloon.  To the balloon and the eye of the monster I added glossy accents to make the item pop off the page.   I then attached it to the 2 inch side of the card.  I know I am not explaining this well--hopefully the pictures will help you understand.  I was going to make a video but no time for that--sorry.   Inside I stamped the greeting.

Cardstock:  kraft, bazzill, neenah solar white
stamps:  Hero arts
glossy accents

If you would like more information about Cards for Kids click the link here .  

Well I will be back tomorrow with a new post for Thursday.  This will be a weekly post on Thursdays.  Please check back tomorrow.  Hope you like the idea.

Thanks for stopping by!


Becky said...

Oh Mary, I LOVE these!!!! So cute!!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

What a cute cards - sure the kids will love it! I am a list maker. Recently put a small calendar in my scrap room to keep track of deadlines, blog posts, etc. Really helps!

Tracy said...

This little guy is adorable. It is sure to put a smile on who ever receives it.
List marker, I think I am the queen. I even deocorate my note pads, teehee.
Hubby teases me if I put my bathroom breaks on there LOL. Ya they are that detailed.

Sharla said...

Cute..I love those little monsters!

I need to start making lists, maybe my lack of a list if my whole! I'm not even organized enough to make a list..(that makes me sounds really bad lol) do you know of a really good to-do list notebook..or do you just make your own?

Deborah said...

Cute! My son would love those stamps!

Elizabeth Schaffer Miranda said...

I know some kid will love that card! It is super cute! I need to learn to be a list maker like you. I am so unorganized!

ScrappnBee said...

How adorable! The monster is SO cute! and love the unconventional opening!

DebW said...

Love it!!

Stephanie said...

Love the card! I make lists...too many lists, lol. I have note pad upon scrap paper on my desk. I need a better system, hahah.

Blessed Ladybug said...

so nicley done.. thanks for sharing..

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