Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards For Kids Blog Hop!


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids Blog Hop! This is my first time ever participating in a blog hop, and I'm so excited you're here! If you're following along from the beginning, you should have just come from Art Is My Sunshine, but if not, that's okay too! You can hop back and forth and all around if you choose, and remember, if you get lost you can always find your way back at the Lawn Fawn blog where it begins and ends. Be sure to visit as many of the blogs on the hop as you can and leave comments, as there will be prizes given out to both commenters and participants! For a chance to win some Lawn Fawn goodness, I'm definitely in! But more than that, it's a great cause for some really great kids who deserve all the cheer we can send them. So let's get on with it, shall we?


This is my card for Gavin, a 4-year-old little boy battling Tay-Sach's Disease. I wanted something fun and festive for him, and this is what I came up with. I fell in love with Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Burbs stamp set the moment I laid eyes on it. It instantly sparked so many card ideas, including this one. Tell me, what's more fun than a snail race? I know, right? My original idea for the background (Hero Arts clouds and Soft Pool Shadow ink) fell through when the supplies I ordered didn't arrive in time, so I decided to improvise. ;o) I typed up a little story about a snail race on my computer and printed it out on white Georgia Pacific cardstock. I cut out a few clouds freehand and ran the side of my BG10 Copic marker around the edges to give them some definition, then layered them with dimensional adhesive.


I took a strip of green polkadot paper from My Mind's Eye and cut fringe for grass, adhered it to the card, then ruffled it up a bit to give it a more natural appearance. Then it was time for the fun part! I stamped the little snail five times, and the butterfly twice and colored them in with Copics. I drew a start and finish line, then adhered three of my little speedy snails directly to the card, and popped up the remaining two plus the butterflies with pop dots. I stamped the "yay!" from that set by the winner (Slinky), and spelled out "hey, champ!" for my sentiment with Harold's ABCs. Love that set. Endless possibilities with that one. For a final touch, I was looking around desperately for some blue thread or twine, knowing I didn't have any. Then I spotted the green and blue strings that Kelly Marie uses to wrap the Lawn Fawn stamps together for shipping. Tied it in a little bow... Perfect!


I hope you enjoyed my card for today! The next hop along the way is at Banu's blog Stamping With Passion. I checked her out last night -- very talented lady. I can't wait to see what she's come up with for today! Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere. Have a great day, and best of luck!

115 comments:

  1. Super cute card! I think that the printing out the story in blue for the background turned out perfectly!

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  2. Side note - Lawn Fawn has your Penciled Whimsies Blog url posted on the blog hop entry!

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  3. I just think this is a precious little card and you were so creative on how you made it. The story is awesome and that you are making the cards for a cause, that is just lovely. Congrats on your first blog hop, enjoy.

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  4. Oh my gosh, thanks for letting me know, Ashley! I'll contact Kelly Marie right away.

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  5. Great card! Love all cute bugs!

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  6. Cute card :) Love the grass the and sentiment of course :)

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  7. Totally and completely ADORABLE. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE that you typed a story about the snail and added it as your background. The card alone is personal, but to add that story makes it even MORE personal. He is going to love this card!!!

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  8. Oh what a fun card, love it!

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  9. WOW!! Such an adorable card. Loved the colors that you chose. Very pretty. I have changed the blog link on my post. Thanks for the sweet comments about my blog.

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  10. So fun! Love the text bg you have!

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  11. How cute is that, a snail race! I love that idea!

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  12. Love the snails. THis is going to bring a big smile!

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  13. Your card is SO adorable. I love the grass... I don't think I would have thought to try that. Love the bright colors. :)

    I fixed the blog link, so hopefully we should be good to go now. :)

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  14. Thanks so much to all of you! I'm thrilled you like it!

    And thanks so much, Brit and Banu for fixing the link! :o)

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  15. Christiana!!

    This is just gorgeous!!! Brilliant colors and great design!!

    Crafty Hugs!!

    Meredith

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  16. adorable...love the text in the background!

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  17. Love that you made the background yourself! Great improvising! Love the snail race idea!

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  18. I love this card! It might just be my favorite so far... The snail race is simply a brilliant idea. WOW.

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  19. What a fun scene you created! Great card!

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  20. Oh my gosh, thank you so much! You guys are wonderfully sweet!

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  21. awesome card! I love the story background! How cute!

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  22. Adorable, love all those little snails.

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  23. So cute...Love all those little snails!!

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  24. Cute card - great cause! I love your snail race idea.

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  25. Cute card! I like the text background and the dimension of the clouds! The snails will be a hit!

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  26. Love it - I'm sure he will too. :)

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  27. Wow, I love your seriously creative sky and clouds...how perfect! Your adorable card will surely produce a smile!
    blessings!

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  28. Oh my goodness, this is sooo cute. TFS.

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  29. a snail race! how clever and creative. and those puffy clouds are just darling! too cute

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  30. Super cute. That little snail is so versatile. Love the card and he'll love it too.

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  31. Oh I so love this one! Love those cute and slow snails making there way into some sweet kids heart. I love the text on the background and the inking is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. This is a really sweet card! Those snails are terrific and I love the background stamping and clouds. Thanks for sharing. It will definitely brighten a child's day!

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  33. Love the snail parade. Cute and colorful.Tanks

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  34. Your card is so fabulous! The text sky, snail race! So fun! I just love it!

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  35. Love those teeny tiny snails. So cute. Gavin will love it!

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  36. Thanks for stopping by my blog. The pop-up's aren't hard at all... they are super easy! Believe me, if they weren't easy, I wouldn't be doing them. The die does all the work, just follow the directions, fold and glue/tape. Wa-la! Easy peasy!

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  37. That parade of snails is just too dang cute! Makes me smile out loud!

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  38. So cute. I might have to get that stamp set. Love what you did with it.

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  39. Love your snail race! Too cute! Gavin will love this!

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  40. Love this card!!! The story is genious!!

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  41. that snail card is adorable!! Thanks for the great idea!

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  42. This is too cute! So many little details here, I love it!!

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  43. Love the snail race! :) Gavin is going to love it.

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  44. A snail race - what kid would not think thats fun! Great card. Judith :)

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  45. This is adorable! My favorite part is the grass! Beautiful!

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  46. It's perfect that you wrote your own background for this card! I love that idea.

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  47. What a cute snail card! I have to get that stamp set. And you were very creative and inventive to come up with the background and the clouds without having the supplies you wanted!! Way to go!

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  48. Christy, Adorable card...the stamps for my cards are a Stampin Up Set!

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  49. How cute is this!? I love it! Your coloring is amazing!

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  50. How perfect is that bow! BTW... the card could NOT have been any cuter...great job!

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  51. Great cards--LOVE your 3D clouds!

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  52. Great card thanks for sharing :)

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  53. Very cute, love those snails.

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  54. This is so gorgeous! Love the cute snails :) Thanks for following my blog and entering the candy - good luck! :)

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  55. those are some seriously cute snails! I love it!

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  56. Such a cute card and those snails are adorable!

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  57. Wow, now that is a list of participants. What a great hop for a great cause! Love your 3D card. The fringed grass is fantastic. The snails are super adorable too.

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  58. very cute bugs!! and i love the clouds too ; )

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  59. awwww this card made me laugh! i would be the loudest person cheering! too cute!

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  60. cute, love that you used a snail too, and fun to have text as the background.

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  61. Too cute, love the little snails! Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Love the background on this, such a wonderful idea!

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  63. Oh how very, very sweet! This is a beautifully done card - I'm not sure what your other card plan was but this is remarkable and sure to bring a smile to little Gavin's face :) So sweet of you! I hope you post your other card, too, when your stamp comes in :) Blessings!

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  64. SO cute! Love what you created! Hugs!!

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  65. So cute! Love the idea of printing the 'background' story!!!

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  66. What a cute card! It is so bright and cheery with such a positive message. Adorable!

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  67. Oh how fun! A snail race is a ton of fun, and how great that you printed out the story for the background. Gavin is sure to love this! :-)

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  68. It's pretty cool that you cut the clouds out by hand. I try to draw my own, but they always come out wonky. I leave it to the experts :) Love the background- it's so funny! Thanks for the giggle.

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  69. OMGoodness, this is sooooooooooo cute!! your background totally made my day! Pure genius!

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  70. Great job!! I'm sure Gavin's spirit will be lifted by this card. You put a lot of work and love in it (I can tell).

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  71. Love your card and all its embellishments.
    DeniseB

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  72. You all are amazing! I can't tell you how honored I am to sit here and read all these wonderfully sweet comments! Wow, I'm just really touched. Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart!

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  73. Adorable cards, and I love your blog design!

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  74. This is adorable! Love the printed text background.

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  75. All you girls are so talented.

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  76. Hey Christy!

    Here's where I learned how to do my ribbon... scroll down to the video. It's super easy! In case you're wondering, I use Scor-Tape.

    http://ashleynewell.blogspot.com/2010/04/ribbon-favorites.html

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