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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hug a Heart Card Drive BLOG HOP

Good morning!  I'm so glad you could join us for the Hug A Heart Blog Hop.

We have some very talented designers with us today, and I hope you will be able to visit each and every one.  There will be blog candy involved, so let's get started.

I knew I wanted my cards to be simple, something that a child could enjoy.  No loose glitter, no bulky embellishments, just a colorful card.

I started this project with a piece of 8-1/2 x 11 cardstock that I had swiped different colors of Dylusions acrylic paint on.   I didn't have a heart die, but I found a heart pattern, so I cut out some large hearts.

I did have a small heart punch, so I punched out a lot of those as well, but as you will see below, I also punched some out of the strips of colorful cardstock.

Nothing went to waste.  The small hearts I also used on cards, like the card above and the card below.

I liked the border stamp, and the fact that it could be used with any coordinating color of ink, so I used it quite a bit.

I had a scrap of some gold paper, so I put that behind the punched out hearts in the above card.

Some of the cards I just embellished the white hearts that were on the cardstock behind the punched out colorful paper.

A few different sentiments helped make the cards "friend-ly", without making the cards into Valentines.

A gel pen goes a long way to help embellish the cards, as in the stitching around the heart  on the card below. 

So you see, you don't have to make elaborate cards to join this card drive.  All in all, I am happy with the cards I will be sending Christina.

If you came here from Sue's blog, you should go on to Edwina's blog.  If not, you can start at the beginning of the hop on Christina's blog.

For more information about the Hug A Heart Card Drive, please see my post here.

And remember, there are giveaways.  

  Prize Package #1 (all participants) – everyone who sends cards will receive a freebie of Christina's Heart Panda digi and the pretty Sentiment:

Prize Package #2 (U.S. participants only) – to two random winners, a box of brand new craft goodies, each valued at $25.

Prize Package #3 (International participants only) - to two random winners, a $25 gift certificate to shop at Simon Says Stamp.

Platinum package (U.S. and International): to ONE participant with the MOST donated cards, a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamps.

What's a blog hop without prizes?

Christina has generously offered a $25 gift certificate to shop at Simon Says Stamp to a random blog hop winner.
To be eligible to win, leave a comment on all blogs by Wednesday, February 8 (11:59PM EST). Winner will be announced on Christina's blog on Friday, February 10 (8AM EST).

Inky hugs!