I have been so strapped for time with a huge work project, but I find that doing just a little crafting helps keep me sane and feeds my soul. I was especially moved by this challenge hosted by a crafty friend, Mel (YT: Mel B,s paper creations) to make cards for children in long term hospital stays so that they can give and receive Valentine cards just like they would if they were in school.
I fell in love with the Easter Die Set from the latest release from Diemond Dies and thought these would be adorable on some handmade Valentines. Yes, they’re not just for Easter. 🙂
If you are interested in any of these new Diemond Dies dies (or any of the old dies), use the coupon code thankskristina for 10% off your entire purchase and free worldwide shipping for all orders of $35 or more.
I also used dies from the MFT Die-Namics “Grassy Hills” die set, the outside scalloped frame from the WPlus9 “Sunshine Layers” die set, and the “hey chickie” sentiment from the Paper Smooches “Chubby Chums” stamp set with lots of card stock and patterned paper scraps to make these cards. For finishing touches, I used Glossy Accents on all the chickies’ beaks and feet and pink Stickles on all the little hearts I punched out with an old EK Success open heart scallop circle punch.
I kept these cards CAS with fairly clear open spaces because I wanted to highlight the adorable chicks and not detract from them. I hope the kids at the hospital enjoy giving and receiving them.
The following is a tutorial video of how to make these cutsie CAS cards:
These cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Create with Critters Challenge
Raisin Boat Works of Heart Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge
Whimsy Inspiration Challenge – With Love
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
CASology Clear Challenge
Paper Smooches January 4 Colors Challenge – yellow orange green pink on card with pink card base
MFT Wednesday Sketch #264 Challenge – the card on the pale green card base follows this sketch the closest
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful crafty day! WOOF
What an adorable card, and I love that its going for a great cause for children! Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD!
Those little chickies are adorable and I love all the fun variations you made on the design. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!
Those chicks are so cute. Bright and fresh looking card. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Create with Critter challenge!
Thanks so much Gayatri! These cards were fun to make. I hope the children enjoy giving and receiving them. TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Love the card and the dies…so cute!