Friday, February 3, 2017

Cards for Hug a Heart Card Drive #4

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing more heart-themed cards for the Hug a Heart Card Drive!  If you missed the Hug a Heart Card Drive Blog Hop, you have until February 8 to comment and win - see my post here.

Christina Hor is collecting handmade cards with a heart theme (non-Valentine’s Day) to distribute to children who are Heart Center patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The card drive runs from January 16 to February 14 and corresponds with Heart Month in February. I hope you will consider sharing your talents and make some cards to brighten a child's day! There are prizes too, so please check out all the details here. The deadline to receive your cards is February 14 so you still have time!

I have a whole bunch of cards to share, so this is a photo-heavy post!  Although most of the cards I made for the card drive were gender-neutral, I did make some that lean more towards the girly side and others that boys might enjoy.

For the girly cards, Hello Kitty® is the star! I've always loved Hello Kitty®, and I actually have a small HK collection - I just can't resist her! So I broke into my Hello Kitty® stash to make these cards! See product list below each card.

  • Image: Hello Kitty® Valentine (Sanrio, Distributed by Paper Magic Group)
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Your Next Stamp Woodland Cuties)
  • Die: Gina Marie Designs Bow
  • Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Cross Your Heart
  • Other:  Heart punch (unmarked)

The two cards below feature lenticular images so there's a fun element as you tilt the card in different directions!  Each lenticular image has three different views as you tilt it.

  • Image: Hello Kitty® Lenticular Valentines (Sanrio, distributed by Paper Magic Group)
  • Clear stamp: Sentiments (Your Next Stamp)
  • Die: Gina Marie Designs Bow, NCraft Postage Stamp
  • Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Cross Your Heart
  • Other: Heart punch (unmarked)

Here's a close-up of the lenticular image as it changes:

Here all three cards together:

For the boys, I went with a Star Wars® theme, yet still incorporating the heart theme for the Hug a Heart Card Drive!  I made five of this style, again using fun lenticular images!

  • Image: Star Wars® Lenticular Valentines (, distributed by Paper Magic Group)
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Your Next Stamp)
  • Die: Gina Marie Designs Stitched Heart, NCraft Postage Stamp
  • Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Cross Your Heart

I'm linking up to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #10 as I've used some NBUS here.  The Postage Stamp die was purchased last summer and this is its first use.  The oldest NBUS items are the lenticular Valentines. They were purchased in a post-Valentine's Day sale several years ago (75% off, I'm thinking) and this is the first time they've seen the light of day.

I would also like to support the following four challenges:
Crafty Catz AG w Twist of Male Cards 1/3
Creative Corner Perfectly Pink 1/3
DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/d
SUYP Cats Only FG UE

Thank you for looking at my cards! Wishing you a joyful day!


Liz said...

What a fabulous selection of cards! Love the designs and for such a great cause too. xx

jimlynn said...

More wonderful cards! Love the Hello Kitty ones and Yoda is looking pretty sharp too!

Bunny said...

Hello Kitty is so cute. I do love Star Wars though. Those are awesome.

DIANA L. said...

These are all so adorable Karen I love love love Your cards and the Valentine theme.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes FEBRUARY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

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DIANA L. said...

ps I like your new blog look!!!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, these are all so fabulous!! I love the HK images and the adorable Yoda!! The embossing is beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Fiki said...

Oh wow! You did so many cards!
Love them all!

vinita jain said...

Absolutely cutest creations! I love your Hello Kitty collection! And cards for Boys are amazing!


Hi Kitty! I am back! Oh so exhausting but I've been dying to see everyone's posts. Haha. First off, thank you so much for your all the cards you send, including a personal one to me. I brought it on the trip with me as I didn't get a chance to open before hand and your sweet message got me smiling the entire trip. Thanks you!

I love all the cards you made for the card drive, but I have the most fun with these Hello Kitty and the Star War cards. I kept playing with them, turning them and down to see the motion. I felt like a kid in front of a candy store. Haha. The children going to LOVE and have so much fun with these cards Kitty. You always come up with the cutest and very fun kids' cards. Thank you so much again. Have a lovely weekend. Big hugs to you!

scrAPpamondo said...

Yay!!! Kitty you have been so busy and I' m SURE that all these cards will be loved form those kids!! Their are going to do a super happy dance when they will see the Star Wars and Hallo Kitty lenticular valentines cards!!! Very very well done!! You are a genius and a fabulous crafter!! The postage frames and the embossing look amazing!!

Barbara Godden said...

Wow what a line-up, love the cards, the boys will love the Star Wars themed cards and of course who couldn't love hello kitty. Awesome job.

Lori Kobular said...

These are adorable! The boys and girls are going to love these cards!

KraftyKoolKat said...

What an awesome selection of cards Kitty they will be adored.

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Kitty, I especially like the adorable pink ones.

DonnaMundinger said...

Your cards are absolutely fabulous, Kitty! What a wonderful cause. the kids are going to love them! xxD

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards. I think the HK images are awesome. Kids will love all of the cards however.

Donna said...

These are just fabulous dsigns and both very popular themes right now. Like that you did masculine designs!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Kitttyyy
you know what
as I was 10-15 years old I loove Hello Kitty
always happy to see it on the store and cant buy haha it was expensive and your card so adorable with that Hello Kitty
and the Yoda one heyyy my son Love Yoda and Star wars oh Kitty your post is my and my son Fav they are wonderful design and you made so much wooww

Tina Z. said...

wow, you made so many cards, you are incredible, I love your lovely designs and I like yoda, uf!
hugs xx

Michelle said...

You have done a lot of work here Kitty and they are all FABULOUS. You can't go wrong with Hello Kitty and Star Wars! Michelle x

Brenda said...

OMGosh, I love your Hello Kitty cards for the girls and the Star War's cards for the boys. What a labor of love and a great job you have done! The kiddo's will love these! Hugs, Brenda

Eek Eek said...

Ooo lenticular! *mesmerised* @_@ Love these sets. Helen is a HK fan too, so I am constantly looking out for HK themed items :D
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Petra Swart said...

Oh, you've been busy, Kitty and you have made wonderful cards for the young ones - they are going to appreciate these special cards soooooo much!!!! Love those lenticulars - first time I've seen someone using it on cards - didn't know that you can buy them - so much fun for the kids!!!!! Well done on all of these, my friend!!!
Enjoy the rest of your day!!!!

Lisa said...

Wow!! What a nice bundle of cards you sent off for this drive! Awesome! No wonder you've been so busy!

Olga Fink said...

I love all of your cards Kitty! and the boys cards especially because I am a big fan of Star Wars!
xoxo Olga

Barb said...

These images are certainly great fun and the children will love them no doubt about it. You've made such a lot too. Well Done You!. hugs, Barbxx

ike said...

WoWza !! These are very cool - I love Hello Kitty too and the little winking ones are so sweet. Great card for the boys too - that's genius !!! :-D Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.


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crafty said...

A lovely set of cards. Thank you for sharing them with us at Creative Corner.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm snorting over here. I'm scrolling down admiring the hot pink and pretty Hello Kitty and then..... yoda. Pfft. :-)

Jac Curran said...

These are fabulous and for such a great cause, the black and green Star Wars ones are awesome, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x