Kids Cards… and a giveaway…


Thanks for the posts and many emails about the card drive.  It will be fun!  Yep, after I get all the cards, I will photograph and share the big pile here.

Kay (my 13-year-old-step-daughter-who-I-adore-and-is-my-big-helper) is going to put the prize packages together tomorrow.  She is so excited!  Hope to show pictures this weekend.

I thought I would share three cards I made for the kids.  It uses adorable little cards from Stampin’ Up.  They are such fun! 

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Hero Art stamps (animals, balloons and greetings, background) and gems

Memories Black Ink

Stampin’ Up little cards

Creative Impressions silk ribbon

Other: circle punches, colored pencils and gamsol

A few people wanted to know what to write in the inside of the cards.  You don’t have to write much – just say you are sending smiles or something and sign it, along with where you are from.  Or, you can get more creative.  Erin Lincoln was the first to send a card for the drive and I love the clever thing she wrote inside!  🙂 Erin, thank you so much.  Adore you.  Here it her fab card…


By the way, if you aren’t a cardmaker, you can send a store-bought card.  Someone who is currently traveling emailed me and send they are sending a postcard – that is a great idea!  Really, anything goes.  And if I get a TON of cards, I will let you know and we can instead start sending cards in for our local children’s hospital.

And, since you all have stuck around long enough to read this far, I have a giveaway! 🙂  Just leave a comment here telling me something that you are dying to try in scrapbooking/cardmaking.  Be sure to leave it by tomorrow at 11:59pmEDT.  I will pick a random winner and send them a copy of the Designing With Recipe Book!

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Thanks again, all!  I have some videos coming soon.  Off to work on my PS video.  Smooch!

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235 thoughts on “Kids Cards… and a giveaway…”

  1. I would love to try embossing with cuttlebug folders… I’ve been seeing those swiss dots everywhere, and I think I need to try it too!

  2. SUCH cute cards!! Hmmmm…I would like to try a pop up card…something you showed a while back but I keep forgetting to do!

  3. There are so many things I would like to try, I don’t even know where to start. Maybe dry embossing.


  4. I have been scrapbooking the last couple of days and have been wanting to make some cards here soon. I need more inspirtation! HELP PLEASE.


  5. Cute, cute cards!!

    I would like to try some Copic markers. I’d like to alter a trunk. Haven’t altered one yet and it seems like it would be a lot of fun.

  6. What a great idea on sending cards…the kids will love getting surprise messages every day! I just recently stumbled upon your website & I am loving it! So inspiring! I love doing scrapbook pages, but struggle with card making…so that is what I want to tackle next! Thanks!

  7. This is such a great project!!! And we are SO incredibly lucky to have CHMC right here in town! It constantly amazes me how many people come here for treatment b/c they are one of the top 3 hospitals in the country for pediatrics!!! GO CHMC!!!
    I am DYING to get and try a cuttlebug – you enabler, you!!!! A good friend just got a cricut (it was a freebee from another friend – that makes it even better!!!) and I am dying to go over to her house to play!!! 🙂 🙂

  8. I am loving all the new stuff that Hero Arts is putting out and I really want to try some of those 12″ stamps that will be coming out. They are so cool looking and so versatile, too! You’re awesome, gal!

  9. I’ve never tried heat embossing but always wanted to. Maybe this summer I’ll save some money for a heat gun and fun powders.

    Bye, Szilvi

  10. Well, lets just say I have not done a card or scrapbook page in about three years, so I would actually love to try to do something 😉


  11. Watched Shari Carroll’s video on crayon resist and watercolor resist. Want to try both of them! Do you know how hard it is to find WHITE crayons?

  12. I am really working hard to use pattern paper in different ways. It is soooo beautiful!!! And I can’t resist buying it!


  13. I would love to learn how to use my photoshop elements software so I can print different size pics for my scrapbook pages.

    Great idea for the kids. Love the cards you made. I will get some cards out in the mail soon.

    Christy (MI)

  14. I would really love to try to make a clear acrylic scrapbook also to let loose and doodle on my pages.


  15. I would like to try Glimmer Mists. I’m always impressed with projects that have been misted and can’t wait to try it myself. Oh the possibilities! And the colors!


  16. there are so many things I want to try:

    More stamping, sewing (if I can only figure out the machine), doodles, the list goes on & on….

  17. Jennifer – you are so talented and so generous. Hooray for you!! I’ll be sending you a bunch of cards soon.

    I just ordered the water color paint wheel, and can’t wait to try using them. I have used water color pencils before and look forward to painting (I think).

  18. It’s probalby old by now but i still am wanting to try masking. I bought some a few years ago and never tried it.

    I think it’s so great of you to do this. You have such a big heart!

  19. Once again too much fun here! 🙂 I am dying to try to learn how to stitch on cardstock. I love the texture and look it makes, it just adds so much to a project. Thanks for the fun. It is so much fun to check your blog every day, and I love your style.

  20. I’m dying to try heat embossing. I have the tools, I’m just too nervous I’m going to mess up! Ha!

  21. I want to try stickles… I even have some, I just haven’t sat down and scrapbooked since I bought them.

  22. I would like to try digital scrapbooking. I love the papers, but I’d love to be able to design my christmas cards online and print several copies. Maegan

  23. I love designing and making cards. I love getting inspired by what others share. i can’t wait to create some inchies. I have got to get busy creating cards to send you for the three children. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  24. What a great idea with the cards. I’m going to try to send a few. I’d like to try some dry embossing. I’ve seen alot of it done lately and love the look of it!

  25. I really want to try scrapbooking my wedding BUT, Afraid I will destroy those expensive pictures.

  26. Paper piecing seems to be popular right now, especially in card making, but I imagine it would work pretty well in scrapbooking, too. I remember when paper pieceing first came on the scene, it was BIG in scrapbooking; now I see a lot more stamped images on patterened paper, cut out, and assembled. I’m gonna try the revised way soon!

  27. Great cards. Thanks for the ideas. One technique I really want to try is the crayon resist that I saw on the Hero Arts blog. The cards shown there are just beautiful! Thanks for doing another giveaway!

  28. So many techniques, so little time! 🙂 My goal is to make all of my cards for birthdays, anniversaries, etc this year – I’m doing pretty well – but its only June! : )

    The one technique I’d love to perfect is watercolor pencils – I just can’t get them blended well enough!

  29. Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for this offer. I’m dying to try the Bind it all machine. I think a colleague of mine has got one, perhaps I can persuade her to part with it for a few days….
    Looking forward to the new videos – I find them so inspirational.

  30. Pretty hum-drum, but I just got a cuttlebug so I’m really wanting to load-up on items to play with that. Also get more familiar with the cricut that Santa brought. 🙂

  31. I am dying just to find time to make cards and scrapbook!!! One thing I really want toscrapbook is our trip to DC.

  32. I’ll try to send some cards, loved the idea, thank you for taking the first step. It’s a beautiful thing.
    I’m dying to try the shadow stamp technique with the back of the clear stamp. Maybe I’ll use it on one of the cards!

  33. how to use my watercolour pencils and how to blend nicely. I have only just started stamping recently have a big collection already but no real idea on how to get the most out of them – hence me checking your blog every day!!

  34. What a sweet idea for the kids! I’m in the midst of getting ready to move and packed away most of scrapbooking/cardmaking supplies! Eeks! I’m going to have to try and take a break from packing…and unpack a few supplies to make cards for those kiddos. …I’m also catching up on all your posts I’ve missed this week because of the moving madness here!

    I’d love to try using watercolors sometime. I love the look that’s created by blending all the colors.

  35. Thanks for always being so inspiring! I’d love to get a cuttlebug, cricut, and sewing machine soon. I’m getting prepped to do my 3 baby albums after being inspired by the format you published. I bought the animal crackers lines (ella & jack). I’d love to see more videos on using any of the 3 above machines.

  36. I want to come up with a quote book or series of quote books. I’m still trying to come up with a system. But I really want to do it. I have over a 1000 quotes already compiled.

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