Saturday, September 14, 2019

Cards for Little Hearts Winter Card Drive: Holiday Hellos

When you ask God for a gift, Be thankful if he sends, Not diamonds, pearls or riches, but the love of real true friends. - Helen Steiner Rice

Good morning!
I am here to share one of the cards I made for the 2019 Winter card drive for Cards for Little Hearts which runs October 1st through November 1st.

Cards for Little Hearts is a global card drive, comprised of crafters dedicated to bringing smiles, hope and encouragement to as many children with congenital heart disease as possible by providing heart center staff with handmade cards that are given to patients during their hospitalization.

Please read the guideline page located on the Cards for Little Hearts website (HERE) for important guidelines prior to making and sending in your cards. You can also find additional helpful resources on the FAQs page and a Sentiments List. There is also a Gallery page if you need some inspiration.


  • Cardstock: The Paper Studio (base) Stampin Up!
  • Decorating chalk
  • Design Paper: Scrap bin
  • Dies: Reindeer and Banner from Sizzix, Snowflakes from Fawn Lawn
  • Embossing folder from Cuttlebug
  • Glitter paper from recollections
  • Ink from Close to My Heart
  • Liquid glass from Close to My Heart
  • Red glitter glue from Stampin Up!
  • Stash: Googlie eyes, Letter stickers, Rhinestones
I encourage you to please get children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or even your Sunday School class involved. The children always love to receive cards made by other children!

(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

TTCRD Anything Goes, week of 9-3-19: Mermaid Silhouette

Though inland far we be,
Our souls have sight of that immortal sea
Which brought us hither.
~William Wordsworth, Intimations of Immortality

Good morning and Happy Tuesday!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is Stix2Anything with a sponsor select gift package.

I did not make a card. I made “picture” for my downstairs guest powder room.

  • Embossing folder(s): Close to My Heart Woodgrain; Stampin Up! Seaside
  • Ink(s): Close to My Heart Silks; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; Stampin Up!
  • Paper(s): (unknown) Kraft Paper; (DP) Colorbok Watercolor Rainbow; Stampin Up!

Come play along with us at TTCRD Challenge Blog

(Hugs) Cara

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge: Photo Corners

“No one heals themselves by wounding another.”

Good morning!
Today is the start of a new “Crash your Stash” challenge at The Outlawz Challenges

The purpose of this Challenge is to encourage you to use those items that are no longer trending and probably stashed away in a drawer. Forgotten and alone. So, we are here to help inspire you to dig those lovely items out and bring them new life!
At the start of the challenge, we will tell you what item we want you to pull from your stash and use and you will have a whole month to find, dust off and create something lovely with the item! 
That simple! 
And to make it better, We Are 3 Digital Shop is generously sponsoring us so everyone month, someone will win a lovely prize! 
Our item for this month is Photo corners … those sticky little pieces of paper that were used by most scrapbookers and photo album enthusiast back in ther day to stick photos to the pages! They also make great little embellishments for cards.

For mine, my photo corners are white. I just colored them black with a marker and let them dry well before adding clear Nuvo Drops to them for a bit of texture and shiny. I also added a bit of the clear Nuvo drops to the pink polka dots to make them stand out as well.

Before I embossed the back piece I sponged it a bit of very light gray ink to make it pop off the white card bases a bit.

  • Pre-colored Sponsor image Tropical Snapshot Digital Printable and Sentiment Special Wishes printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock
  • Black Sharpie
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Clear Nuvo Drops
  • Embossing folder: Hawaiian shirt from Cuttlebug
  • Ink from
  • Photo corners from Stash
  • Rhinestones from Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where there is a challenge for every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara