Monday, January 12, 2009

Cards 4 Kids Challenge


Last week I saw a call for 1000 blank Valentine's Day cards (or postcards) from Pat Adam (The Rubber Maid) for her Cards 4 Kids program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. I knew I would have time to send at least 1 card. Well, my friends, I've been awake since 4 AM! I had time to make 7 slightly different cards to send to Pat (I'm going to keep one for my Little Guy since he LOVES robots).

The weather during the night was a little strange. I woke up because the wind was so suddenly strong it rattled our interior bedroom door (like a minor earthquake would). Next, I heard a small crash outside. Today is trash day, so 2 out of 3 of our trash bins were on the curb. When I looked out, the wind had knocked over our recycling bin (64 gallons). Ugh! In my pajamas I went outside to lift the recycling bin before the wind started whipping all the paper, plastic, cans, out of the bin. I couldn't fall asleep after that excitement, so I stayed up and signed up for Pat's challenge.

I wanted to create non-feminine Valentines. This card's layout was inspired by a cute
card Angie Tieman did last week. I took some Mr. Roboto paper (seen in the first picture in the following collage) from Cosmo Cricket and made it fit a Valentine's theme by punching small hearts from the reverse side of the designer paper and glued them on and around the robots. I added mini rhinestones for eyes and some screw brads to give a mechanical touch.

If you want to participate, you have to get Pat the cards by February 7th. Several bloggers (like, Jennifer Buck) are offering a chance of blog candy if you participate.

I'm off to the Post Office to mail these to Pat. Thanks for looking!

Card Ingredients

Stamps: A Happy Heart (SU!)
Paper: Pre-cut textured cards & envelopes (Die Cuts With a View...I picked up on clearance at Michael's since they are Christmas colors), Mr. Roboto (Cosmo Cricket), Cogsmo Links (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: 2" circle punch (Fiskars), heart punch (McGill), foam tape, Making Memories brads, mini rhinestones (Michael's), screw brads (Michael's), paper piercing template & paper piercer

6 comments:

Curt in Carmel said...

These are so wonderful! I love the robot images. These are so perfect for the kids! Super job. Thanks so much for helping and visiting me on my blog. Best, Curt

Julie Koerber said...

These cards are JUST DARLING! Perfect for little boys! Thanks so much for helping my mom out!!

Lisa Brown said...

These are so cute, Anthonette! So colorful!

Savitri said...

How adorable!!! LOVE the robots!

Ann said...

Cute, cute, cute! I'm sure the kids will love them! :D

E.T said...

loevly cards. And a very great motive behind all this love!
you r too kind.