Scatter Handmade Joy
Hi, I’m Christina. Welcome to my blog! Christina Hor Designs is a hobby blog sharing cardmaking tips & tutorials, fun crafts ideas, FREE digital arts printable and my passion project…the year-round Cards for Little Hearts card drive, a worldwide effort to scatter joy, hope & encouragement to children living with congenital heart conditions. I hope to inspire you to join me on this journey.
creative artist • blogger
THERE IS NO BEAUTIFIER OF COMPLEXION, OR FORM, OR BEHAVIOR, LIKE THE WISH TO
– RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Creative journey since 2006
My journey as a card maker began in December 2006 after my husband and I received a handmade Christmas card from a friend. My love for handmade cards, arts and the desire to scatter joy and kindness to others led me to start a hobby blog (formally Memories Crafter) in early 2015, sharing card-making tips and tutorials and gradually adding on arts & crafts (many that I create with my three young children).
In May 2015, I joined a group of Heart Center nurses at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (a charity mission I continue to present day) to bring comfort to bereaved parents with personalized, handmade sympathy cards and discovered the deep impact a handmade card can have on the babies’ families, helping them to grieve in a healthy way.
Wanting to spread smiles and hope to other heart patients and their families at NCH, on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, with the assistance of several fellow crafters, I launched the first winter-themed holiday card drive right here on my blog and Cards for Little Hearts (formerly Hug a Heart) was founded. To learn more about the card drive and how you can participate, please visit the official website of Cards for Little Hearts.
When I am not busy running around between kids’ activities, I can be found coloring in my craft-room or with my coffee cup and a good book in beautiful Ohio with my husband Kan (Pediatric Cardiologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital), two daughters and son.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me, Christina Hor. My goal at ChristinaHorDesigns.com is to provide helpful tips and tutorials for those that not only just get starting in the cardmaking/papercrafting world but also for the experienced cardmakers as well. The information you see on this blog is free to you. I am not part of any design team. I do, however, participate in several affiliate programs (see DISCLOSURE page). But please know that I share only of products that I truly love here on my blog. Every projects you see here are actually made specifically for somebody close to my heart.
This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid reviews. I write for my own purpose only.