Valentine's Day Card Drive

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Warning:  This is a picture heavy post.  But hang in there, because it's all for such a great cause.

Hey, ya'll!  I'm just popping in here, today, to share a trio of Valentine's Day cards that I made for Winter's third, annual Valentine's Day Card Drive.  She's collecting cards for St. Jude's and Vanderbilt, Texas, and St. Louis Children's Hospitals.  Here's the deets for this year's drive...

  • Cards need to be a Valentine theme.
  • Cards can't have anything about 'Get Well Soon', 'Feel Better', or anything reminding them of being sick.
  • No buttons or anything that can be pulled off and become a choking hazard.
  • Please make cards that can be used for any gender or age.
  • Cards must be able to fit into a 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" envelope.  Winter will provide clear envelopes for each card, so there is no need to send one with your card.
  • You can include a message on the inside of your cards, but please, remember nothing reminding the children of being sick... maybe just a Valentine sentiment.  You can, also, sign your first name but not your last name or where you are from.  St. Jude's rule's state that they can't give out the givers info.
  • Please include, with your cards, a piece of paper with your name, address, email address, and the amount of cards you sent.  Winter will be picking random winners for prizes, including your choice of two stamp sets from our very own Wplus9 Design Online Store.

She will be accepting cards until the end of January at...

Winter Sims
Cards For St. Jude
P.O. Box 754
Warren, TX 77664

I'll also post the St. Jude's logo, on my blog, to make it easier, for you all, to find all the necessary information throughout the course of the drive.  Now, how about a little inspiration, from little, old me, to get you creating?
First and foremost, I need to share that inspiration for all of these beauties came from this card, created by CASE Study's January Muse, Jen Rzasa, for Challenge #73.
Now, let's take a look at the first one, in the stack above, up close and personal.
I started this card adhering pieces of color-coordinating, patterned papers to the 3-1/2" x 5-1/4" Pink Pirouette, cardstock, card face.
I then die cut the hearts from the front, Whisper White, cardstock panel, stamped the "hey there" sentiment in Basic Black ink, and dry embossed the prepped piece with polka dots.  A length of Blush Blossom twine was wrapped, three times, just below the die cut hearts and above the stamped sentiment, around the stamped piece and tied, in a bow, near the left edge, before adhering it, with foam tape, over the patterned, paper pieces, to the card face.
Further inspiration for this one came from Create for Fun's Color Challenge #46.
The top one, in the stack above, was created in exactly the same way...
with the exception of a change of sentiment to "Celebrate"...
twine to Honeydew, cardstocks to Very Vanilla and Coral Calypso, and patterned papers...
to fit The Paper Player's Colour Challenge #78.
The third and final card, in the trio above, too, was made like the cards above.
However, the sentiment was switched to "You're Special"...
the twine to Pink Sorbet, the cardstocks to Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink, and the patterned papers...
to fit a trio of challenges, including Do You Stack Up's Challenge #54: Pink...
The Ribbon Reel's Challenge #19: Pink Polka Dots...
and Paper Smooches' current SPARKS Challenge.
Thanks so much for hanging in there and humoring me with a stop by my little neck of the woods!  Please don't forget that you have until the close of today EST to link up your takes on The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #114.  And until tomorrow, happy stamping, ya'll!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches) Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Coral Calypso, & Pretty in Pink (SU); gray polka dot (Authentique); yellow pink & gray floral & pink & yellow plaid (American Crafts); pink paislee & hot pink polka dot (My Mind's Eye); coral floral (Webster's Pages); pear glitter (K&Company); pink star (Jillibean Soup); red & pink floral (Jenni Bowlin) Ink: Basic Black (SU) Other: polka dot embossing folder (SU); Hearts & Clouds die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Blush, Honeydew, & Pink Sorbet twine (The Twinery); foam tape (Scotch)

29 comments:

Pauline said...

All gorgeous creations Jinny, Thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel and DYSU this week!

Christina said...

These are all fantastic, Jinny! What a worthy cause and great inspiration to get me creating some of my own for the drive. Thanks for joining us this week at CASE Study, too!

Annette said...

wow these are so great...I totally love them

Judy1223 said...

Great cards for a great cause! Love it!

Lisa said...

These are all SO SWEET Jinny! love the cut outs and the patterned hearts. And that POLKA DOT WALL...GET OUT!!!

Debby said...

Jinny, you kill me! These cards are perfect! I love the choices of papers and how great they fit the challenges. Thanks for joining us this week at CASE study.

Laurie said...

Jinny these are gorgeous! I love the texture and the twine! Oh how I've missed your blog! I hope all is well and I can't wait to plan a crafty weekend soon! Hugs friend!

Patrice said...

I just love those cutouts!

Tammy said...

Hey Jinny--these cards make me think of a comfy,warm quilt--perfecting comforting feel for the recipients!

Tammy said...

Oops--I meant "perfect"

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooo happy you made some cards for Winter's drive... I was able to make 32 for it! I loveeeeeeeeeeee them all!! Just gorgeous! LOVING the negative hearts! :):):):):):):):):):):)

LeAnne said...

oooh, these are ALL wonderful! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players and using my colors this week! But it's fun to see how this layout and style can be used with LOTS of colors!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWZA! Amazing cards--and for such a great cause:) LOVE!! You have super talent and a wonderful heart, Jinny!!! <3 THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

WencheP said...

Beautiful cards - love the hearts. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Lindsay said...

LOVELOVELOVE these cards Jinny! They are fantastic! Such a wonderful cause, I think I might send some along to Winter! Thanks for this info girl!

Jean Martin said...

Jinny! Jinny! These are beautiful!!! I just LOVE your work! You never fail to inspire. Thanks for sharing these with us at CASE Study Challenge! :)

Naomi said...

What a wonderful cause, Jinny and your cards are just PERFECT! Thank you SO much for playing along with us, this week, at DYSU!

Shannon White said...
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Shannon White said...

Goodness Jinny! Love your Darling Cards! What a Wonderful Cause, Hope you don't mind but I pinned this to my Valentines Pinterest Board.. figured it could help spread the word! 8-) Love the design, I just might have to case your case!..lol 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

P.s. sorry for the above deleted comment, something when all wonky when I tried to post it.. lol ;-)

Lyndal said...

GORGEOUS cards Jinny:)
I was wondering what to do with all my extra Valentines cards - now I can make heaps more and hubby won't get jealous!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Jinny! What a sweet collection of Valentine's and for such a great cause! Love the variety of color combos especially the one for CR84FN :) Thanks for joining along!

Marlena M. said...

Jinny, these cards are AWESOME! ;) I saw you mentioned at DYSU and had to peek in and say "Yay!" ;)

Helen said...

Absolutely beautiful card Jinny - thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight and congrats on your win/Guest DT at DYSU!

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

the cards are DIVINE Jinny!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! :)

Deborah Frings said...

Brilliant work - all these cards are just so lovely! I think the papers and sentiments work really well. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Jinny, I absolutely love your style! So crisp and clean! All of your cards are gorgeous and for such a wonderful cause. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players! Have a great day! :)

lynn said...

these are so charming, jinny! great work with the challenges:)

Hank hendricks said...

I think i might try it out as i give a touch to Gift Card envelopes.

Anonymous said...

Love these cards. thanks for posting them!