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Saturday, February 18, 2017

SAS4Kids Easter/Spring Cards 4 Kids

Hi, everyone! It's the third Saturday of the month... which means it's time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge.

Our theme for the next few weeks is Easter/Spring Cards 4 Kids. This year, the deadline for Easter cards is March 16. Non-Easter-specific cards featuring bunnies, chickies, and all things spring have longer shelf lives and can be used for a variety of occasions.

Our sponsors for this challenge are Bugaboo and Tonic Studios. Bugaboo is offering a prize of 4 digis, while Tonic Studios is offering 8 colors of Crystal Drops Gloss. Our thanks to both of these wonderful companies for their support of SAS4Kids.

For my card, I used the fun, fun, fun Hey, Chickie image from Bugaboo.

Bugaboo Hey Chickie image, on Neenah Soler white
Distress Ink scattered straw core paper; stash (Bazzill/AC?) eggplant
Stampin' Up! Basket Bunch images: chicks in DI mustard seed; eggs in Versamark
Cuttlebug swiss dot and SU/Sizzix hexagon embossing folders
image embellished with various Stickles and Glossy Accents; SU baker's twine
adhesives: Scotch ATG; foam backing; Zig 2-way pen; Zots glue dot; Ranger multi medium matte
image close-up showing gold-pen, Stickles, and Glossy Accents accents
chicks stamped in mustard seed  on yellow paper for tone-on-tone effect
SU eggs stamped in Versamark on purple paper for tone-on-tone effect
SU basket builder die cuts; SU images stamped on mustard seed paper in blackberry bliss

I'm beginning to understand I can do most (all?) of the same things with digis as I did with old-fashioned stamped images. So, I printed several copies of this little chickie to do some paper piecing for a little bit of dimension.

Did you notice those blood-shot looking eyes? Turns out the Stickle color ran a little after applying Glossy Accents. Not sure if these blood-shot eyes are a good thing or not. But, there not going anywhere now. LOL   :)

Finally, this design was inspired by an Operation Write Home sketch. I used oldie-but-goodie OWH Sketch #12... by the uber talented Carol L.  :)

Hope you'll join us for this challenge over at SAS4Kids. In the meantime, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Sybrina, this is adorable! I love the chicken image and sentiment! Thanks for having me this week as Guest Designer! xoxoxo

  2. Awe so sweet and charming, beautiful design and fab coloring. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.