Hello!  Today, I hope to inspire you to use your mini dies in a whole different way.  Here’s my project.  I used the Poppy Stamps mini Stitched Envelope, form into a heart, and created these cards for heart patients.  The sentiments are from the MFT Stamps Heap of Hellos stamp set.

    This is also a reminder post for my Cards for Little Hearts’ 2020 Heart-Theme card driveThis collection will end promptly on January 31st.  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.  Please have heart design on your cards, but using general sentiments.  No “Happy Valentines Day” as cards will be distributed out during the entire February’s Heart Month.  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.

    Cards Tutorial – Create A Heart w/Mini Envelope Die

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

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    Direction

    1. Create an A2 top-folded card base using red cardstock.
    2. Cut a white rectangle frame panel with the A2 thin frame first.  Then, stamp on the sentiment.  Secure the panel to the card front.
    3. Cut out 5 stitched envelopes on thin red cardstock. No heavier than 65# for easy folding.
    4. Secure the envelopes to the card panel in 3 rows as followed:  Lay the two bottom rows with 2 envelopes on top of each other in a V shape. Then, secure the 5th envelope, at an angle, top-center of the 2nd row.  Optional – finish with a tiny white heart on the closed flap.

    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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