Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sunshine and Smiles for St. Jude's Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop celebrating Sunshine and Smiles for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital!  You should have come from Erica's Sunshine and Smiles page; if not, click here and you can return to the beginning of the hop so that you don't miss out on all the fun! (Erica has also provided a list of all the blogs in the hop so you can go back and forth as necessary!)

I've created several cards for this project so far, and the first two listed here are ones I haven't shown to anyone yet.  The third and fourth that are listed HAVE been put on my Facebook page (and/or Erica's) but they were created solely with Erica's challenge in mind and for her purpose, so I'm going to include them here as well.

Ok, first up is my favorite card so far:  Bug Hugs 4 YOU!!

This is a tri-shutter, or tri-fold, card (instructions here) that I made with plain textured black cardstock from my stack and layered the sections with red textured cardstock, black cardstock embossed with my Cuttlebug embossing folder (Circles?) and some black and white damask paper from a paper stack from Hobby Lobby.  The ribbon on the bottom is from Hobby Lobby and the ladybug stickers (and the big ladybug's eyes) are some I found on clearance at Barnes and Noble years ago, of all places!  The black glitter dots on the corners are just little dome stickers found at Hobby Lobby.  The ladybug on the front was cut from Doodlecharms at approximately 3", the black layer first and the red layer next; I pop-dotted the red layer over the top of the black and then pop-dotted the whole thing on the card so it doesn't get bent in the folding.  The words "Bug Hugs" were cut from Gypsy Font - I had to shrink it to make it all fit into this space, so I want to say it's about a 3/4" cut - and welded together.  The 4 was cut at 2" from Gypsy Font on red cardstock and glittered to make it really stand out and the word "YOU" was also Gypsy Font cut at approximately 1".

Next up is a simple card I made using Mickey and Friends and Mickey Font: Get Well Soon!
This card is very straightforward:  I began with a stock blank white 5"x6.5" card and added a Mickey Mouse from the Mickey and Friends cartridge (layers cut at 3-4" - whatever fits your card best) and the words from Mickey Font.  For the words "Get Well" I cut Shadow letters at 1" from black cardstock and "Well" again from red cardstock in regular font; then, I mounted the red on top of the black and added white gel pen stitching around the edges.  For the word "Soon," I cut it from red cardstock and it is using the Shadow feature of Mickey Font cut at 1.5".

For these last two, I am not going to include "recipes" - one is a tri-shutter card (instructions here) and the other is a waterfall card (instructions here) - I just wanted to share them as well. 

This card is all about the smiles!

And this little monkey card made MY little boy smile, so I know it will make some little boy at St. Jude's smile, too!

Thank you for looking, and, if you have decided you want to participate in our St. Jude's Sunshine and Smiles challenge, please visit Erica's blog to learn more!

Hope you enjoy hopping along with us; feel free to leave a comment and follow!!! I love feedback almost as much as I love my followers!!!

Next Up:  Courtney's Blog


gshrader said...

Great cards!!!! Love the Mickey one! Plus love all the tri-fold cards! Thanks for sharing

Connie Layman said...

I love the Lady Bug...your tri-folds are so impressive, I can't wait to make one!

Connie Gail said...

Thanks for the instructions for the tri-fold cards. Would love to try my hand at that. All your cards are cute and will put a SMILE on any child's face. That monkey is adorable!

crazy about cards said...

WOW what great cards! They are all so nice and they surly with put smiles on some children's faces!!!

Stacy Needer said...

Beautiful Cards! I'm going to try the Tri fold card for my next project!

BunnyFreak said...

Great cards.

joydee1963 said...

Love all your great cards,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Angie said...

Autumn, So Cute!! love them all! You are so talented.

Suzys Crafts said...

I definately need to scraplift some of these ideas!

Suzys Crafts said...

Awww. so cute. Great job as usual Autumn. :)

Charlotte Cornett said...

OMG!! I love the Bug Hugs tri fold card!!! So maybe scraplifting this one!!! All of the cards are great, I see you did an awesome job on the waterfall card!!

Anita Braddock said...

great cards love thkeep up the great work.em all.