This card is a very simple design that is made using a Cricut Machine and cartridge Joys of the Season. Using the layers key I was able to cut different colors out for each of the parts of the Christmas Penguin. I chose white for the base color, and both black and a checkered orange for the layers. To spice it up more you can always use a wild pattern for part or all of the penguin. Then I hand cut the snow mounds out of white cardstock, and the water out of a striped blue paper. Don't worry about them being perfect, every little imperfection makes it more personal. Then I cut a two inch strip from blue cardstock and stamped two different blue snowflakes all over it. Using a basic folded 4 1/2 X 6 inch white cardstock base card I first attached the sky strip, then the snow mound and finally the water. Then I used glitter glue to accent the snow mounds and the water. After the glitter glue dried I attached the penguin and stamped let it snow in black ink. A cute winter or Christmas card for anyone exspecially the children at Legacy Emanual Hospital.
Card Cupids' mission is to provide encouragement and joy by sending Card Cuddle Care Packages to children who are facing difficult challenges in their young lives regardless of their economic background. A card can make such an impact in a person's life and we hope that this hop will spread awareness as well as flood our gates with cards. To find out who we are collecting cards for at this time check the website http://www.cardcupids.org/ for a current list.
We are offering some blog candy for the blog hop, one grand prize will go to a random hopper. Inorder to get entered into the drawing you must become a fan of Card Cupids http://www.cardcupids.org/. You can get one bonus entry for every DT member that you become a follower of and one bonus entry for leaving a comment on their blog for a total of 18 entries. And if you mention our blog on your site and leave a comment on the Card Cupids site letting us know, you will get an additional entry. So don't forget to follow, comment and post for a total of 20 entries! You may just be the lucky winner! A list and pictures of the prize are available on our website.
Why did I become a supporter of Card Cupids? Thoughout childhood and into my college years my grandmother and mother, and then later just my mom would send me cards. My mom would come home from the mail box one day and tell me I had mail. It would be a card from her telling her how much she loved me. She would actually send it through the mail! The effort was little but the thought was unmeasurable. Now that my children recieve cards occasionally from both myself and their grandmother(my mom) I can see first hand the joy that she saw when I would open my cards. That joy is something that I would like to help bring to other children who are expiriencing a difficult time the warth and love that I am my children have felt from opening a card.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed our hop and will be joining all of us in making cards for Card Cupids. You next stop is Angela's blog at http://www.pumpkinbutts.