Hello, my loves!
Long time no blog...ugh. The past few weeks have been a little stressful with the new release and going back to school and whatnot. However, that will never stop me from carving out a few minutes each day to do something I love. Over the course of this past week I made a few cards for children in the hospital using some of my new products. I found a woman who is holding a collection from a wonderful crafter in my Facebook group. I will be sharing more information below. I tried to keep the cards easy to reproduce but still bright and cute. Let me show you what I came up with!
The first five cards I made are a variation of the same design. I knew I wanted to use my new Watercolor Background Stamp to create a simple yet graphic background as my base. I switched up each one by using a different ink color from my stash. Once I stamped my background, I cut it out using the largest stitched rectangle from my Find the Beauty Die Set. It's definitely a staple in my collection. To finish off these cards I added a die-cut heart with the sentiment "You are loved" in the center. I built this greeting together using a few of the words from my Simple Sentiments set. Another staple for me.
After creating five of the same design I wanted to try something different. For my last card I used the "XOXO" stamp from my new Be Mine set to create a little background for my heart to sit on top of. I used a cool grey ink to do so which is so lovely against the pink. I added a few bold, red hearts to add another element and I just adore them. It's a cute variation that's still quick and easy to produce.
Operation Valentines 2017
Over on my Facebook group I posted a photo of one of my Valentine's Day creations and my friend, Jamie, commented about how she loved the stamp I used and how it would be perfect for the cards she was making for children in the hospital. After a little back and forth she shared more information about the collection she was participating in and I thought I'd share the details as well!
Below is a video from Mel B with more information about what and what not is acceptable for the collection. She is also holding a few giveaways for participants so make sure to learn how to enter by watching until the end!
Also, there is a Facebook group you can join to share what you create and keep up to date on the collection. Join HERE.
I hope you're able to participate in this collection. Any amount of cards makes a difference in a child's day! Please let me know if you have any questions!