Official Website Launch of Cards for Little Hearts

Hello.  I have been away on a couple major projects.  One is setting up an official (self-host Wordpress) website for my card drive, Cards for Little Hearts.  To make it easier for participants to find answers to all their questions about the card drive.  Today, I'm very excited to share that the website is complete and launched.  I would like to invite you to come check it out: www.cardsforlittlehearts.com or click on the logo below.


The website serves as an informational site only.  I will continue to post about the card drive here on my blog.  The next upcoming collection will be in January.  If you are interested in receiving just updates about the card drive, there is an e-mail opt-in form at the bottom of the Home page which you can sign up for.  

I also would like to update everyone that helped send in cards for the last Winter-Themed Holiday cards collection.  Because of your generosity, we were able to extend the cards to Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, OH (Nationwide Children's Hospital's Congenital Heart Collaborative).  So please know that your cards will not only touch and make a big and lasting impact on the lives of heart patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital, but also on the lives of heart patients of their partnering hospitals as well as the card drive grows.  

Wishing you a lovely and blessed day.  Thank you for stopping by.




Coming Soon...Cards for Little Hearts' Official Website

Intricate Dream Wedding Card With Vellum Underlay

Intricate Wedding Card

Hello.  Today I am sharing how you can use intricate die with a vellum underlay to add a striking elegant accent to cards.  This technique is perfect for making wedding cards and invitations.

If you are interested in the supplies used on today's project, please see the SUPPLIES section at the end of this post. 

We were in Chicago over Labor Day's weekend for a family's wedding and this was the card for the happy couple. 

Jenny and Ryan wedding card 09-03-17

I start by trimming the #110 white cardstock in half to create my A2 white card base first.  Then use the other half to die cut out the flourish frame and label.  Next I stamp the Dream Wedding cake onto the label and colored with Copic.  I absolutely love this Power Poppy's Dream Wedding cake!  So quick to color and the design fits beautifully with the flourish frame and that of the bride's simple elegant style. 

Using the flourish frame as a grid, I trace and cut out a piece of vellum and adhere it to the back of the frame.  Flip the frame over and adhere on the colored Dream Wedding cake label.

To complete the card, I randomly adhere on the pearls over the tip of the stitched flourish.  Then pipe the entire cake with Nuvo Glitter Drops (White Blizzard).  Not only does this give off a lovely sparkle to the cake, but a 3-D illusion as well.

TIP:  Be sure to let the glitter drops dried completely before inserting into the envelope.



Have you ever use intricate dies with vellum before?  Please take a moment to share with me in the comment below.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.   May you have a lovely day ahead.



SUPPLIES

To make it easier for my blog readers and friends, all supplies I use in the project are listed below.  Click on the image or wording to redirect you to the product's page.  All items were personally purchased and I only share of products that I absolutely love.  


Dream Wedding Clear Stamp Set

buy at: Power Poppy

Vintage Flourish Pattern Die

buy at: ODBD

Vintage Label Die

buy at: ODBD

Recollections Adhesive Backed Pearls

buy at: Michaels

Copic Markers

buy at: EH

Sizzix Big Shot

buy at: EH

Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Gullotine Paper Trimmer

buy at: EH

Neenah Solar White 110#

buy at: EH

Essentials-by-ellen Vellum

buy at: EH

Nuvo Glitter Drips-White Blizzard

buy at: EH

Be Creative Tape

buy at: EH

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

buy at: EH

Scor Pal Mini 

Score Buddy
buy at: SSS

Prize Giveaway Winners & Final Card Count | Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive 2017 "Winter-Holiday Wishes" Collection



Hello and welcome!  Thank you for joining me today for the Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive a "Winter-Holiday Wishes" collection reveal.  Today I will announce the final card count and the prize giveaway winners.  My most sincere gratitude to all the sponsors for their generous prize donation toward the drawings and specifically to Donna, Cara, Edwina, Sybrina, Lori, Jo, Andrea, and Sandra for their help with the card drive.  However, this could not be achieve without each of you.  We received cards from all over with some as far as Hong Kong and some here from my hometown of Ohio.  It is with my deepest appreciation to all of you for taking time out this summer to participate with us in this heart-warming event.  What an astonishing turnout!  Because of your compassion and generosity, this winter holiday season we will be bringing smiles and comfort to 880 heart patients and their family.  On behalf of the entire Heart Center staff and patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your beautiful and inspirational cards.  And for sharing a piece of your heart with the children and their family this winter holiday season.  No matter how cold it will be and no matter how sick and worry these families are, your cards will add a ray of sunshine and hope when it is needed most.


PARTICIPANTS

List in the order received...

Rannah Romps
Kanisha Ashwin Kumar
Chi Yan Kwan
Verna Angerhofer
Elaine Williams
Lori Kobular
Dottie Leonard
Lillian Abrams
Sandie Scott
Donna Ellis
Karen Oliver
Jeanie Lai
R. Bartz
Chris Neal
Vicki Parson
Deloris Thiede
Christina Craft
Migdalia Rodriguez
Ruby Haugen
Linda Patti
Erica M. Caro
Becky Partan
Terry Serman
Andrea D. LaVigne
Cara Malmrose
Aslin Santiago
Celia Crutchfield
Lenora Scott
Rita Held
Ann Barnes
Edwina Brown
Charlene Mitchell
Jackie Johnson
Bunny Hoyle
Kathy Schweinfurth
Gilu Jogani
Amanda Stout
Sybrina K.
Char Kochensparger
Christine Miller
Marian Desrosiers
Nancy Rigoglioso
Jewell Moon
Cindy Dreibelbis
Carmen Cruz
Jess Gerstner
Julie Just
Kristen Dillard
Natalie Godfrey
Pia Skarning
Paula G. Kysilka
Marilyn Caro
Izabella Kurdian
Ruth Herriott 
Debi Brile
Linda Wiencer
Fikreta Posurec 
Lois Wyche
Nancy Taylor Charlen Otero
Donna Thielker Marjon Fokkens-Bruinsma
Rakshita Manjunath Amy Austin-Kinler



PRIZE GIVEAWAY WINNERS

Without further ado, here are the winners (randomly drawn) of the prize giveaways!  An email has already been sent to all the winners with further instruction on how to claim the prize.  All prizes (except for my craft goodies) must be claim by September 7th before a redraw is make.  So please check your INBOX (as well SPAM folder).  Winners of my craft goodies, your package will be mail out today (September 1st).  Please allow 5-7 business days for it to arrive.  Please don't hesitate to contact me at info@christinahordesigns.com if you have any questions.

  • TTCRD magazine subscription: Marjon Fokkens-Bruinsma 
  • $30 Joy Clair gift certificate: Cindy Dreibelbis 
  • $25 Ellen Hutson LLC gift certificate: Bunny Hoyle 
  • Craft goodies (2 winners) from Christina Hor: 
  1.  Debi Brile
  2.  Dottie Leonard
  • $16 A Day for Daisies gift certificate: Paula G. Kysilka 
  • $15 Sunsational Stamp gift certificate: Karen Oliver 
  • $15 Sheep Ski Designs gift certificate: Andrea D. LaVigne 
  • $10 Little Blue Button Stamps gift certificate: Charlene Mitchell 
  • $10 Jess Crafts Shop gift certificate: Erica Caro 
  • $10 Wink Wink Ink gift certificate: Chi Yan Kwan 
  • MHK Designs (3 images of choice): Nancy Rigoglioso 
  • Jo's Scrap Shack (craft goodie + GDT spotlight): Ruby Haugen


VIDEO SLIDESHOW 

Here is a short video slideshow of some of the cards from this collection.


Thank you so much again to each and every one who contributed!  This year card drive is now closed.  I hope to see you again in next year card drive starting on January 1st with a "Thinking of You" heart design theme collection. Complete details is expected to be available on the card drive page of my blog sometimes in November.  If you would like to be added to the card drive email notification list, please let me know at info@christinahordesigns.com.

Thank you for joining me today.  May you have a wonderful long Labor Day weekend ahead.  Take care and happy crafting :)

Lunchbox Love Notes for Kids

lunchbox love notes for kids

Hello!  Today I am sharing 40 lunchbox love notes for kids, featuring the cute Little Dog Agenda and Little Cat Agenda from Mama Elephant along with a short technique video (it's only 4 minutes long).

VIDEO



Here are the complete 20 little dogs love notes for Matthew.  On the first day of school, I gave him this super hero dog note (first one on the left) with the sentiment that reads "and so the adventure begins."  How cute and fitting for the first day back!

lunchbox love notes for kids

And here are the complete 20 little cats for Catherine.  There is a cat story call "Ginger" that is a favorite of her.  And Ginger has orange stripes.  So I made these little cats to look like Ginger.

lunchbox love notes for kids


CLOSING THOUGHTS

Here are two photos from the first day of school.  It is so nice having the kiddos get pick up and drop off right at our driveway.  We have the same bus driver from last year.  So Catherine water-colored her a picture :D


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  May you have a beautiful day. Take care.



SUPPLIES

To make it easier for my blog readers and friends, all supplies I use in the project are listed below. Click on the image or wording to redirect you to the product's page. All items were personally purchased and only share of products that I absolutely love.


Mama Elephant Little Dog Agenda

buy at: SSS

Mama Elephant Little Cat Agenda

buy at: SSS

Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments

buy at: SSS

Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Thoughts

buy at: SSS

Altenew Beautiful Quotes

buy at: EH

Altenew Sentiments & Quotes

buy at: EH

Paper Smooches Group Hugs

buy at: EH

Lunchbox Love

buy at: Papertrey Ink

Post It Note Sentiments

buy at: Reverse Confetti

Crazy About You

buy at: Reverse Confetti

The World Is Waiting

buy at: TE

Sky High Sentiments

buy at: TE

Bold Statements

buy at: Whimsy Stamps

SSS Intense Black Ink

buy at: SSS

SSS Lemon Zing Ink

buy at: SSS

Acrylic Block

buy at: SSS

Ranger Ink Blending Tool-Round

buy at: EH

Ranger Ink Blending Tool-Replacement

buy at: EH

Recollections Heavyweight Cardstock-WHITE

buy at: Amazon

Nestabilities Classic Rectangles SM Etched Dies

buy at: Spellbinders

Recollections 2-inch Circle Punch

buy at: Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot

buy at: EH

Copic Markers

buy at: EH