There is a wonderful crafter, Beth (YT: Bethsscrapbookroom), who regularly hosts challenges for worthy causes. And especially during this season that should be dedicated to thankfulness, sharing, and generosity of spirit, I knew I wanted to participate in her latest cause–making birthday cards for kids staying at homeless shelters.
I made a handful of cards using some fun card bases and patterned papers in bright, bold colors. I had picked up a package of super cute dimensional robot stickers at the Dollar Tree and these were going to be perfect focal points for these cards.
Now all I had to do was find a free robot font (there are so many, just google free robot fonts) and think of some robot-y sayings to print out on my Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax (CHRISTMAS GIFT SUGGESTION!: I’ve had 2 earlier versions of this printer and LOVE it! I use this for creating my digis; scanning function is perfection. The photos print out crisp and clear, and, best of all, the ink colors are sold separately so you never waste any ink! Bonus, you can buy off-brand refill inks really inexpensively HERE; this place was the cheapest the last time I looked, but feel free to look other places too, as prices change online often.)
Next I thought I would make a couple of CAS cards using the awesome “Handwritten Borders” stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and the “Party Animal” dog balloon stamp from Avery Elle. In the following video, I share all the cards as well as a process tutorial for this last card. Even though this is a very simple looking card, there is fun stuff going on with Momento Luxe Love Letter red ink embossing, fussy cutting, and shiny dot sequins. Hopefully whatever homeless child receives it will know that as they get one year older, someone is thinking of them. 🙂
The Party Animal Card is being entered into the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS D0ts Challenge and
CASEology Week 124 Old Challenge
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Fabulous cards … and such a great cause! Love the colourful mix of designs and papers for you robots … so fun!! And the balloon animal card — adorable!! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.
Thanks so much for hosting a great challenge. It was a great feeling to make these cards for the shelter kids. 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Wonderful selection of cards, and for such a nice cause. I love how you used a sentiment for your balloon string. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.
Wow what fabulous cards – I love the super-cute Dog Balloon! Thank you so much for sharing with us at ATCAS – Sylvia x
Love your cards that you made using patterned papers and stickers. I don’t have kids, but I’m sure any boy would love to receive these fun robot birthday cards. Of course, your CAS card looks lovely, too. Thanks so much for playing along with CASology and hope to see you again. May
Your CAS cards are stunning and always inspire me, May. Thanks so much for stopping by and for hosting a great challenge. Big hugs, Kristina
Aww the balloon dog stamp is so cute, I love your card. The robot cards are great too.
You are so thoughtful and generous! I know those children are going to love your cards! All of your cards are awesome! 🙂
I love the cards you made! I love the robot cards. I would be one happy girl to get one of those. They are so colorful. I think the children will absolutely love them.
Aww thanks Viki! I hope the kids enjoy them. 😛 thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments! xoxo, Kristina