Monday, January 16, 2017

Cards from the Heart Card Drive - My Day of Service

Hello, friends!  I am off today, as are three of my four kids, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the United States.  My youngest son had a half day of school, but mainly in order to do various service projects.  He brought in multiple loaves of bread and made sandwiches for a local food kitchen with his classmates.

It is a common theme around here to participate in a "Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service."  I used my day off from work to make 18 Valentine's Day cards for the Cards from the Heart Card Drive!  I could not think of a better way today to "stick with love" than to make Valentine's Day cards for children in hospitals across the country. This was the perfect day to do them since they are due to Winter Sims by the end of the month.  To date, I have made twenty-two cards for the drive.

I don't want this post to be too picture heavy, so I'll share cards grouped by stamp company.  If you have any questions about any supplies I used, please let me know! (Keep in mind you can't use glitter or embellishments because they pose as a choking hazard, so the cards are pretty simple.)

 These three cards use images from Simon Says Stamp.

I used this stamp, also from Simon Says Stamp, on the back of all my cards.

Anyone remember this old set from Sweet Stamp Shop? Perfect for Valentines!

How about these old favorites from Paper Smooches?

These use Lawn Fawn, an old woodblock stamp, and Mama Elephant.

The rest of my cards use various stamps from Gerda Steiner Designs.  
These little critters are perfect for boys and girls alike!

I mixed lots of sentiment stamps from companies including Hero Arts, Winnie & Walter, and Simon Says Stamp -- on the covers as well as the insides of all of my cards.  I also wrote a little note inside each Valentine in the hopes of bringing some cheer to the recipients.  I could never have done this project without the help of my Mini Misti...just sayin'!

Thanks for sticking with me through a long post...and thanks for stopping by today!
“The surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


  1. Well, you have been busy Judy. What a great way to spread love. I love all your cards. Oh sooooooooooooooo cute.

  2. These are all perfectly delightful and as sweet as they can be!! I think the little skunk is my favorite. But I'm pretty smitten with the beagle puppy!!

    1. Oh, and about the embossing folder on my CASology card. I picked did up at Hobby Lobby. It's by Richard Garay.

    2. Thanks, Lisa! I should have known...I really like Richard Garay's EF's! I just bought the cable-knit sweater EF!

  3. Your cards look amazing and I know they will bring great smiles to their recipient s!!

  4. Your cards look amazing and I know they will bring great smiles to their recipient s!!


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