Super quick post today just to remind you that there are three days left to link up to the Three Amigos Anything Goes Challenge for January! You have until 11:59 on the 31st to link up! I sure hope you'll join us!
A friend of mine makes Valentines every year for some kids in a local children's home. There are 90... yes 90 children who don't have parents to take care of them. It's heartbreaking! So she and her group three times a year make enough cards for all of the kids and bring them and other items to try to make their lives a little brighter. She was concerned that she wasn't going to have enough and might have to make a whole bunch on her own so I told her I'd make some. In the end some other ladies came through and they have enough with a few leftover to be sold in the Home's boutique.
I came to the game late, so I needed a quick design and thought I had the answer when I bought a couple sheets of Doodlebug paper that had cute sentiments on them, but when I went to start cutting them down I realized they weren't all appropriate for all ages. So, although there was coloring involved with this adorable CTMH Operation Smile Punny Pals set... and they're little so it really went fast.
I just LOVE these cute little animals with their punny sayings-most good for any age! And I used Little Dreamer papers for the background hearts and stripes (think unicorn papers) and some Fundamentals in matching colors. I figured out my design and it was easy peasy from there! It was easy to keep the color palette limited and I got them all done yesterday morning. The rectangle layer was cut using a Stamplorations die and the stitched hearts with an MFT die set. I also had the perfect little puffy conversation hearts in just the right colors and added a few Brutus Monroe sequins.
Off in the mail to her today so she can get them to their recipients on time. Not only are the cards going to children in need of some love, but a percentage of the sale of these Punny Pals sets go to Operation Smile also, so awesome all the way around!
I'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Layer It Up as well as the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Anything Goes Challenge with a Twist of Anything Goes! (My favorite kind!)
Thanks for stopping! I'll definitely find out when the next set goes over to the home and make some ahead for the next time.