About a year and half ago, I got this crazy idea in my head that if I gave up all of my other hobbies (okay, more like obsessions), and just concentrated on cards, that (a) I might actually get better at it, and (2) I might actually be able to give my life some meaning. Whether I’ve accomplished either of those things remains to be seen, but at least I now have a hobby I love, and something I can share with others…
… which brings me to Maddy. She’s this amazing girl who is currently undergoing chemo for the second time. Simon Says Stamp is encouraging all us card-makers to send her cards, to give her something to look forward to during this challenging time. And as an added incentive, Simon Says Stamp is even offering a chance to win a $100.00 shopping voucher, if you send Maddy a card and post it to their blog. How cool is that?
So, today’s card is one I sent to Maddy. It’s a fun design that’s really easy to do, and pretty versatile. It’s a good example of what you can do with a single punch – using both the “negative” (the strip of Kraft paper with cut-out flowers) and the “positive” (the punched flowers themselves). A little Baker’s twine and some Stickles, and you have a pretty little card. Change the paper, use a different punch, add different embellishments… the options are limitless!
Looking for more ways to share your creations? Check out the Cards for a Cause thread on SplitCoastStampers. Ready for a long-term commitment? Consider signing up with Chemo Angels. Or just send a card to Mom, or your best friend… your cousin… the cat-sitter… the UPS guy… Whatever you do, don’t let your card collect dusk. Give it wings, set it free, and share a smile. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
Supplies used: Kraft cardstock and red cardstock from The Paper Company, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, small flower punch from EK Success, “hello” stamp from Flower Chat set by Stampendous, diamond Stickles, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Baker’s twine from Amazon.com.