Friday, October 14

CSS Alumni: Card Drive for Kids Blog Hop!!

Hello my friends! Welcome to another CSS Alumni Blog Hop, this time some of the CSSA members are joining the "Card Drive for Kids-United by Spina Bifida" and making cards to send to these beautiful kids and/or their families. If you have arrived here from Deb's blog, you are in the right place, if not, please start from StampTVso you don't miss any of the wonderful and inspirational creations :)

The idea of this hop is to inspire you as well as help us and send cards to the kids.

Here are some of the details for the Card Drive:
  1. Create a fun, uplifting card or cards for one or all the kids listed below (you can click on their names to read more about each of them). The card can be anything cheery, encouraging, supportive, etc.  Please DO NOT send sorry, get well or anything like that. Remember, we want to cheer them up. The kids:
    • Madison: 2 years old
    • Logan: 2 years old. (turning 3 on October 17th!!)
    • Tanner: 2 years old (turning 3 on December 15)
    • Rebekah: 9 years old
  2. All cards need to have a message in it for the child/family.  Please also sign your name and where you are from.  On the card envelope, write the name of the child.  Please, don't seal the envelope, as the parents might want to read the cards before the kids see them.
  3. Cards must be received by October 31st to be eligible for the drawing.
  4. Mail your card(s) to me along with a piece of paper with your name, address, e-mail address and blog (if you have one). This will help a lot to contact the winner a lot faster!: 
Giovana Smith 
Card Drive for Kids 
181 Perry Way 
Yakima, WA 98901 

A complete list of the prizes can be seen and found HERE

I made a Girly card for Rebekah, she loves to be a Princess and this card I think fits her perfectly :)

  • Make card from White Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Ink all edges. Cut a panel from White CS. (4" x 5.25")  
  • Die-cut rectangles pieces of Patterned Paper. Adhere them to panel and add stitches. Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Adhere panel to card base.
  • Stamp crown on White CS in memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Color crown with Copic Markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil image.
  • Mat image with a piece of Fleur de Lis Rectangle piece. Add to card with foam tape.
  • Add Clear rhinestones to crown.
  • Add Pearls to every corner and a bow to image corner.
  • Cover crown with Crystal Lacquer, set aside to dry.

Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Just Peachy (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Fairy Tales (Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: Butterfly Garden (Pink Paislee)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko).
  • Embellishments: Pearls, Clear Rhinestones, Ribbon.
  • Accessories: Square Nestabilities, Fleur de Lis Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scor-tape, Crystal lacquer, Pop Dots.
All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store.

Now, hop over to Joy's blog and see what she has created for this especial hop.

I want to thank all the wonderful ladies from CSS for helping me to spread the word about this cause and sending card to these beautiful kids. God bless you all!


  1. FABULOUS card, Giovana - it's gorgeous! Such a Princess card for sure. This card drive is a great idea and I'm so happy to have been able to be a part of this hop. I hope these sweet little guys get tons of cards.

  2. what a perfect card for Rebecca!!..I have my cards all ready.just need to get them in the mail on Monday

  3. Fantastic princess card! My 7 granddaughters would love this card. I really like the colors you chose too. So happy that I was able to participate for such a good cause.

  4. What a sweet princess card Giovana, I am sure Rebekah will love it!

  5. What a fun cause! I hope this hop gives you LOTS of response! Cute Princess card!

  6. Oh Giovana- this card is beautiful and perfect for a princess! Thank you for organizing this wonderful idea!

  7. What a great card for a real sweetheart!

  8. An ideal card for a sweet little princess.

  9. An ideal card for a sweet little princess.

  10. Oh wow! just beautiful!! This definitely defines her. Thank you so much for doing this Giovana!

  11. Stunning!! Thank you for bringing SB to our attention

  12. Awww! I love that little princess crown. This is so fantastic what you do for these kids.

  13. Such a beautiful card for such a beautiful young lady. You are so wonderful to host this Blog Hop, I will be sending you some cards by Monday! Thank You!

  14. Gorgeous card, Giovana! I am sure Rebekah will love it and it will make her feel like a princess!

  15. Gorgeous, Giovana! I love the colors.

  16. Your card is sure to mean a lot to her because it is such a beautiful card!!! Great cause!!!!!

  17. So pretty, Giovana! I know she's gonna love all that BLING! Every girl needs to be a princess, don't you think?! :)

  18. A princess she will be with this card awesome. Thanks for organizing such a wonderful card drive. I fell in love with all of the children. So sweet

  19. Very beautiful card love the papers and the colors you used i love the spellbinder die you used. the crown is cute. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. she will love this.

  20. A perfectly beautiful princess card, for a beautiful little princess... she will absolutely love this card Giovana!

  21. Adorable card for a great cause!!

  22. Dearest Giovana,What a wonderful thing you did by getting this going for these dear children.I am honored to be asked to make cards for them.I already do this work through CaringBridge so I know exactly how to go about making a cheery card for a child.I have kept up with children and their families dealing with cancer through CaringBridge.If anyone would like to get involved with Caring Bridge there are many children who could use a smile to their sweet little faces.So please if anyone who reads this do get involved with children at Caring Bridge and their families.You see I know how they son David died from cancer 5 years ago.He was only 26.So I know how important cards are to the child and their families.♥ Sandra Hess

  23. like very much your card and know that she will like her to

  24. What a perfect princess card Giovana! Rebekah will love it! Thank you for organizing this drive - I'm glad to be a part of it!

  25. Ahhh, a princess card for a sweet little princess - Rebekah is going to adore it as much as we do!

  26. Beautiful Giovana! And so are you for getting this together! :D

  27. Hi Giovana,I have tried for days to go to "Sue Morris" blog but I still can't find it.Am I doing something wrong? Sandra Hess

  28. I sent out my cards on monday.Thank you Giovana for this wonderful thing for the children!! Your cards are beautiful!! Sandra