New freebie Drawing "Heart Panda" + Hug A Heart Card Drive 2017

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by.  Today's card is a clean & simple one featuring my newest drawing "Heart Panda" along with products from My Favorite Things, Tim Holtz, Taylored Expressions and SugarPea Designs.  This post is also part of the current Hug a Heart Card Drive for heart patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  For the complete card donation guidelines (with lots of prize giveaways), please see my blog post HERE or this page HERE on my blog.

All supplies used for this project will be listed in the thumbnail at the end of this post, linked to shops where I purchased them from.  If an item become unavailable at the purchased shop, I will do my best to linked to other shops that do carry it to save you time from searching around.

I started out by creating my A2 (4.25"x5.5") white base card first using Bazzill Marshmallow heavyweight cardstock.  Next, I embossed heart onto a piece of leftover blue cardstock (80#) with the Taylored Expressions' Swiss Hearts and adhered to my base card.

I did not have the right sentiment.  So I created one, "sending you hugs and wishing you a beautiful day!" using picmonkey and saved it as a png file. 

Next, in Microsoft Word program, I dragged in the Heart Panda and the sentiment, resize and then printed onto gina K. designs' white layering cardstock.   I color the heart with the red Zig Wink of Stella and just water-colored a light blush to the panda's cheeks with Ranger's distress marker - Spun Sugar.  Next, I added faux stitches to the layer with the SugarPea Designs' Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle SugarCut Dies and the MFT Die-Namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2.

To complete the card, I adhered on hearts leftover from previous projects and colored them red with the Zig Wink of Stella.


I am offering my "Heart Panda" drawing as freebie to everyone that send in cards for the Hug a Heart Card Drive.  There will be other prizes as well, including a $50 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate grand prize drawing.  For the complete details about the card donation guidelines, please see my blog post HERE or this page HERE on my blog.

I hope that you will be able to join me in this heartfelt cause. The cards you donate will not only brighten a heart patient’s day during this Heart Month, but will positively impact that child’s life beyond what you can imagine.   


I would like to support the following challenges by playing along in their current challenge with my Heart Panda card.

Thank you for taking time to visit me.  May you have a lovely rest of your weekend.


You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the thumbnail picture or wording to take you directly to the product.  If an item become unavailable at the purchased shop, I will do my best to linked to other shops that do carry it to save you time from searching around.

Heart Panda Digi by Christina Hor

TE Swiss Hearts Embossing Folder

MFT Die-Namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2

SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles SugarCuts Dies

Zig Wink of Stella-RED

Tonic Max 12" Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Sizzix Big Shot Express

gina K. designs layering cardstock-WHITE

Bazzill Card Ship Cardstock-Marshmallow

Distress Marker - Spun Sugar

Tim Holtz Water Brush


I would love if you pin this Heart Panda "Sending You Hug" card summary photo and be my pinterest buddy :)


Lori Kobular said...

Christina your card is so adorable! I love the embossed hearts on the blue paper and the stitching really adds the perfect touch!

Lois Wyche said...

This is such a cute and lovely card. Everything about it is amazing!

Edwina said...

Christina, This card is beautiful! I love the embossed hearts and the die cuts with stitching. Such a lovely card. I love the colors of the papers too. Great job! Edwina Brown

CherylQuilts said...

Christina, what an adorable card, and I LOVE the big red heart! And what a great layout! Warm hugs and love, sweet friend! xoxo

chrissy xx said...

Awwh! He is a sweetie..GOrgeous design, and such a pretty embossing folder too..Thank you so much for joining us this week at
QKR Stampede.

Dorothy S said...

What a cute panda with such a big heart for a great cause. I also like the layout with the curves and stitched edges. Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede weekly challenge = Anything Goes / optional for the kids.
Dorothy S, DT member

Donna Ellis said...

Soooo darling, Christina! I love the colorful happiness in your sweet card, and all those hearts! Beautiful design, my friend! hugs, de

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is adorable, Christina! Love the colour combo and gorgeous dies used! The panda is very sweet!

Rannah Romps said...

Beautiful drawn panda bear!! How cute he looks holding the heart. I love how you did the faux stitching on one side and the other is the zig zag. The embossing hearts adds a nice touch to the card.

*Vicki* said...

This card is so sweet!! I love the texture of the hearts and scallop stitched borders as well!! Beautifully done!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and sharing your card drive! :) HUGS

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