Saturday, March 5, 2022

Boy Cards 4 Kids at Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge

It's the 1st Saturday of the month and that means it is time for another challenge at the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog.  The theme for this challenge is Boy Cards 4 Kids or Anything Goes 4 Kids.  This challenge no longer has sponsors so you will be participating for pride not prize.

Send a Smile 4 Kids charity is dedicated to collecting and distributing handmade cards to children who are inpatient at Children's Hospitals.  Please send us your handmade kids' cards for holidays, birthdays, and everyday cheer.  Help us put a smile on our kids' faces.

Boy Cards 4 Kids Card Recipe

I am definitely a flower and cute animal card maker.  I struggle when it comes to cards for boys, so I stuck to the basics for this month's card.  I found some wood grain card stock from My Favorite Things.  I went through my embossing folders and found one that looked like metal.  I don't use embossing folders enough
 so it was refreshing to include one in my project.  I used some cool silver paper from Paper Cuts to get that iridescent look.  I stamped Happy Birthday in black on some Kraft card stock and cut out the banner using a die cut from My Favorite Things.  I added 3 silver enamel dots to coordinate with the silver embossed piece.



Make a card and join the challenge.  You can also send your cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids collection points to help those families with sick children.

Have a great day, eat some chocolate and be kind to everyone.


Thursday, March 3, 2022

Sparkle and Shine Challenge at Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week's theme challenge is Anything Goes.  Our sponsor is Leann's World and if you enter you have the chance to win 2 images from the shop.  

I used image Vivian Pre-colored to create my card.

Sparkle and Shine Card Recipe

This little mermaid shouted sparkle to me.  And although you can't really see it in the image, her mermaid tail and sea shells are all aglimmer because I used my clear glitter pen to color them.  I added some iridescent pearls and rhinestones to make this card sparkle even more.  I cut out 3 images and popped up pieces of the images for dimension.

Here are some affiliate links for products I used for this card.  No cost to you, but I get a small commission if you purchase a product through this link: 

Scotch ATG Gun:

Fiskars Trimmer:

Join us for the Sparkle and Shine Challenge and enter your card to win.

Have a great day, eat some chocolate and be kind to everyone.


Time to Be Merry Challenge at Creative Knockouts

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the  Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog .  This week's theme challenge i...