A lovely crafty friend, Beth (YT: Bethsscrapbookroom) hosts monthly challenges for different worthy and wonderful causes. I generally don’t make mass cards, so this month I decided to do an “extra” card with each project I do for the children at St. Jude’s Hospital (Beth’s January challenge). I know crafty folks are generally inclined to make very flowery and pretty things, which are more suitable for girls, so I decided to try to make some boyish cards.

20150119_094315Based on the love-themed index cards I made for my friend Pam yesterday, I decided to make three cards using my latest free digis, “Believe” and “Love you TONS!” as well as the super adorable pup from the Tiddly Ink’s “I Wuf You” stamp set.

20150119_094128The first is a CAS card where I used three black hearts from my NEW La-La-Land Crafts Heart Die (I had used the outside heart frames on another project and these insides were left over). I colored up the super cute Tiddly Ink’s pup with Copic colors: E23, E25, W1, and R39.  I glued the pup onto two of the hearts and then popped all three of the hearts up on foam adhesive to add a little dimension. I added some black and white baker’s twine, which I looped around the front panel three times and then secured into a bow. I stamped a little sentiment from the NEW-to-me Paper Smooches Woofers and Tweeters stamp set that says “I Dig You,” which I embossed using snow colored Recollections embossing powder. Lastly I rounded two of the side corners, which I thought reflected and went well with the roundness of the hearts.

The other two cards are relatively simple. I printed out my colored digis and used up scrap patterned papers from my scrap box that I thought complemented the color scheme of my papers and envelopes. I added a double loop twine bow to the elephant card and I added a stitched teal bow to the flying pig card just to add some interest.  On all three cards I added Glossy Accents to all of the small hearts to add a little shine; you can’t use glitter on cards for the St. Jude’s kids because the glitter can get loose and cause respiratory complications.

I hope the children will enjoy using these cards and that these cards will brighten the days of some of their family members and/or care givers. 🙂

The top doggy card is being entered into the following challenges:
CASology NBUS Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday It’s a Guy Thing Challenge
Tiddly Inks New Beginnings Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Love Challenge
CARDZ TV Any Occasion Challenge

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