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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive

Hi, everyone! Today, I'm thrilled to be a part of a blog hop for a Cards for Little Hearts card drive. 

Christina Hor is collecting handmade cards to be given to pediatric heart patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Central Ohio by staff members this upcoming holiday season.

So, Christina has organized this hop to let fellow card makers know about the card drive.   :)

Blog Hop Stops

Blog Hop Prizes  What's a blog hop without some prizes... right? Here's some info.

Card Drive Information

  • The drive is open to U.S. and international participants. Cards can be made by anyone, including children and students.
  • This is a holiday/winter card drive that runs until August 25th.
  • Card Details:
    • Finished cards should be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5"). 
    • Cards should be fun and cheerful, appropriate for winter wishes or general holiday wishes.
      • Holiday cards should be non-religious. Please do not include religious symbols, themes, or sentiments. 
      • Please do not send cards with "get well" or "feel better" sentiments.
    • Cards should be appropriate for children as young as 1 year, up to young adults. Please do not use embellishments that could come loose and become choking hazards, such as buttons, sequins, rhinestones, or brads.
    • Instead of glitter, which could also come loose, please use Wink of Stella, glitter paste, glitter tape, etc. 
    • Cards should be blank on the inside -- and cards with dark bases should have white or light colored liners -- so that staff members can write personal messages to the kids. 
  • Card Drive Prizes:
    • Christina and fellow hopper Donna Ellis are offering digital stamp sets to everyone who sends in at least one card by August 27. 
    • And, Christina is awarding prizes that will be randomly awarded to lucky donors, including a special prize package for one lucky cardmaker who sends in 50+ cards. 
  • Shipping Information:
  • Cards should be packaged using materials that protect that them from damage.
  • Send cards to: Christina Hor; P.O. Box 517; Dublin, OH  43017; U.S.A
  • To be eligible for card drive prizes, please download and include the packing slip found on Christina's blog.

My Cards

I have four cards that I will be sending to Christina.... a little something for all ages (children, tweens/teens).  :)

Stampin' Up! gray; Doodlebug Design Polar Pals dp and coordinating stickers
computer-generated original sentiment
Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies; Lawn Fawn mini snowflake dies
bling: Darice sparkle tape and Wink of Stella pen
adhesives: Scotch ATG; foam backing; Zig 2-way glue pen

CASE: Shari Carroll card
Neenah Soler white; Doodlebug Design Polar Pals dp
circles: Stampin' Up! owl builder and cupcake punches
bling: Wink of Stella pen
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Recollections foam squares

Click here for card details....

... and click here for this card's details.  :)

Parting Thoughts

Thanks so much for checking out my stop on the hop. Next up is the uber-talented Sandra.

After you finish hopping, we'd love for you to make a card for our drive. Just one card touches so many people: the staff member who writes that personal note, the child who receives a special card made just for him/her, and the family members who see a big smile on that little face.

Thank you for your support of the pediatric patients at Nationwide Children's.


  1. What fun cards! I love each one! The critters are so cute and lovable! Thanks for participating in this wonderful card drive for the children!

  2. Hello, Sybrina! Great blog name! Darling cards, and I especially like that you've created for different ages. Your "season's tweetings" is fantastic! Each card is sweet as can be, and beautifully designed. Have a great day! hugs, de

  3. Super cute cards. Love the colors and I really like that Flappy Holidays. The kids will really love these. I'd like to watch the staff see these, too. [Bunny]

  4. Such a wonderful and CUTE selection of cards here to send to the little ones!! I love them all with each of their own unique images too!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful post! HUGS

  5. These are all so fun and fantastic in design. I just know these will be a big hit with the kids.

  6. Oh, what a nice variety of cards, and I'm sure they'll be greatly appreciated by not only Christine, but the children. Happiness abounds and I'm glad word is getting spread for this awesome charity.

  7. Super cute cards, the children will love them..

  8. Nice variety of cards - all adorable

  9. All are too cute! I love your critter on your cards. They are so sweet and fun. Edwina Brown

  10. Sabrina, these are all so cute. I'm loving the dog! Thanks for participating in this fun hop. Debi

  11. You've made some really cool cards - how creative! i really like some of the paper you chose. Season's Tweetings is the best! TY for sharing :)

  12. Love all your sweet critter cards! They are just adorable! Thanks for participating in this wonderful card drive!

  13. Love all 4 of your cards. Very cute and creative. I'm sure they will make some very happy children. Thanks for sharing.

  14. FAbulous cards!! that last one is so funny!!

  15. These are all just as cute as can be!

  16. oh my gosh, I can't even pick a favorite, I love all your cards! the crazy dog card is adorable and oh so fun. i love the season's tweeting sentiment! that walrus card is so festive and who doesn't love a card with a gorgeous sentiment! this are going to be loved by their recipients!

  17. Your cards are adorable! I specially like a little puppy one. I love what you're doing for this organization! Blessings to you all

  18. Wow Sybrina, These are all just wonderful! Will admit though that the sentiment on the first one made me do a double take and cracked me ... too funny!
    (Hugs) Cara
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}
    TTCRD Challenge Blog {Owner}

  19. What fun cards and sure to bring many smiles.x

  20. Beautiful cards, a lovely variety of fun festive cards for a great cause.

  21. I love all of your adorable critter cards! I know they will bring smiles to the faces of the children! Thank you for participating in this wonderful cause!

  22. Oh I love all 4 cards Sybrina! They are perfect for all ages and so cute! Okay, you'll need to share the direct link of that walrus with me. And love that large sentiment of the 2nd card! Oh how the dog make me giggle! Love his expression! I have that one too but haven't even ink it yet.

    Sybrina, thank you so much for giving me a big helping once again with the hop! It's truly a joy having you part of the team. And what a smooth launch! Thank you so much! Wishing you a beautiful day! Hugs.

  23. I like all of your cards! They are all so cute. I'm sure they will love them! :)

  24. These cards are such fun! My favourite is the second card. Love that sentiment and the clean layout.

  25. I love everyone of them. So glad you are promoting Christina's drive....your cards are adorable and will spread lots of love and kind wishes.

  26. Your cards are just darling!!Love the adorable critters and sentiments too!Awesome job!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  27. Wonderful cards! They are so much of fun :)

  28. All your cards are completely delightful and sure to put a smile on a child's face!

  29. All of your cards are adorable and would give a smile to anyone viewing them. I got one and I'm enjoying the view.

  30. I love all of your sweet cards, Sybrina, especially the birds and my favorite Crazy Dog (reminds me of our sweet Brody that we lost earlier this year). That sentiment is awesome, too! Hugs!!