Hello!  For my 1st tutorial post for 2020, I am sharing two heart design cards featuring new stamp and die products from Poppy Stamps and Memory Box Co, a Christmas present I gifted myself.  I went with the red and white color scheme for both cards.  For the card on the left, I used Poppy Stamps’ Whittle HedgehogStitched EnvelopeCurvy Heart Side Strips & Stencil, and tiny red hearts from the Confetti Heart Plate.  The sentiments were created using Poppy Stamps’ Whittle Love Sentiments with Memory Box’s Hello Banner Script, cut 3 times.  For the card on the right, I used the Memory Box Hugs Loving Heart, cut 3 times and paired with Poppy Stamps Confetti Heart Plate for the background frame.

    This post is also part of my Cards for Little Hearts’ 2020 Heart-Theme card drive.  I started this card drive for heart patients back in 2016 and this will be my 4th year organizing the heart-theme collection.  Please consider taking part and together let us shower heart patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital with love, hope, and encouragement by sending in a card or two for the drive.  The cards will be distributed out during the entire February’s Heart Month.  Please have heart design on your cards, but using general sentiments.  No “Happy Valentines Day”.  Please see the complete guidelines below at the end of this post or over on Cards for Little Hearts’ website.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  This collection will end promptly on January 31st.

    Cards Tutorial

    Please see below for each card’s tutorial.  The supplies are listed first, follow by the instruction.

    Card #1: Hello, Sending Hedge-Hugs(Left)

    Supplies.  Compensated affiliate links used (except items in (*) ) below (at no additional cost to you).  All products were personally purchased.  Affiliate programs & product disclosure can be found HERE.  Thank you for your support.

    Direction

    1. Create an A2 side folded card base using Salsa (red) cardstock.
    2. Cut a white rectangle frame panel with the A2 thin frame first.  Then, use the panel to cut out the curvy heart side strips.  Secure the panel to the card front with foam tapes.
    3. Glue small red hearts from the confetti heart plate over the white hearts.
    4. Cut out a stitched envelope on Easter Grass cardstock and adhere it to the top-right side of the curvy heart side strips panel.  Glue a small red heart to the outer flap.
    5. Cut out the hedgehog on white cardstock.  Color and pop it inside the envelope.  
    6. Cut out the big Hello, 3 times, on black cardstock with the hello banner script.  Layer them onto the card panel below the envelope.
    7. Cut out 3 fishtail sentiment strips on Salsa cardstock.  Stamp and heat emboss “Sending Hedge-Hugs” in white. 
    8. Adhere the sentiment strips to the card panel with foam tapes.

    Card #2: Hugs Loving Heart(Right)

    Supplies.  Compensated affiliate links used (except items in (*) ) below (at no additional cost to you).  All products were personally purchased.  Affiliate programs & product disclosure can be found HERE.  Thank you for your support.

    Direction

    1. Create an A2 side folded card base using Salsa (red) cardstock.
    2. Secure the white confetti heart plate background panel to the card front.
    3. Cut out the big Hugs heart 3 times.  Two in white.  One in Salsa (red). 
    4. Layer the entire 2 white hugs heart pieces onto the confetti heart panel.  Then, the red hugs heart on top.

    Cards for Little Hearts’ 2020 Heart-Theme

    Guidleines & Mailing Address

    • Cards must be Handmade.  No exception.
    • Theme:  Must have heart designs
    • Front of card:  include a general sentiment.  NO “Happy Valentine’s Day” please as the cards are to pass out during the entire February month.
    • Inside of card:
      • Leave blank if cards made by an adult.
      • If made by a child, have the child signs the inside with his/her name and age.  Example: “Hugs, Sofia – age 6”
    • Back of card: optional.  
      • Can include your full name, nickname, or this card drive watermark.
      • Please DO NOT include your email, mailing address, business information, or phone number.  Hospital staff cannot distribute cards with any of this information.
    • Mailing Address:

    Christina Hor

    c/o Cards for Little Hearts

    P.O. Box 517

    Dublin, Ohio 43017

     

    Include this card acknowledgment form.  Without it, I will have no way of notifying you on receipt of your package.

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    Christina Hor

    Christina is a mother of three, a card maker and a self-taught artist who loves to spread joy and kindness to others through handmade cards and arts. In 2015, Christina joined a group of Heart Center nurses at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) 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, Christina launched the first winter-themed holiday card drive on her hobby blog Christina Hor Designs and Cards for Little Hearts (formerly known as Hug a Heart) was founded. Christina resides in Ohio with her husband Kan (Pediatric Cardiologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital), two daughters and son.

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