Sunday, January 29, 2017

Heart Panda Card

A reminder about the first 2017 Hug a Heart Card Drive.  The purpose of this card drive, which runs from 1/16/17 to 2/14/17, is to collect handmade heart theme (non-Valentine’s Day) cards such as "Thinking of You", "Hello" or "Just Because" cards to distribute to the Heart Center patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital during next month American Heart Month.


  • Hug a Heart card drive is opens to both U.S. and International participants.   Anyone is welcome to help make the cards, including young children. 
  • Deadline: This card drive ends on February 14th 2017.  Please have your cards to us by February 14th. 
  • Card Types: handmade cheerful “heart” theme (non-Valentine’s Day) cards such as Thinking of You, Hello, or Just Because cards for children between ages of 1 to 19.  As long there are hearts on the cards, it counts. 
  • Greetings (Sentiments) on your cardfront is optional.  But if you do include one, here are some suggestions: sending hugs, sending smiles, thinking of you, wishing you a beautiful day, hello and Happy Heart Day.  NO Valentine’s Day greetings please.
  • Inside of cards: Please do not stamp or write inside the card.  Keep it completely blank so hospital staff may write a personal message to each individual patient.  If using a dark colored card base, please adhere a white or light colored piece of cardstock to the inside of card to make it easier for patients to read the hand-written message. 
  • Card size: please try to keep it to an A2 size card (finished 4.25”x5.5”). 
  • Back of cards: This is completely optional.  You may include a label “handmade by + your name + Hug a Heart Card Drive 2017” to the back of your card.  It can be a hand-written, stamped or small computer printout label.
  • Please include an envelope for each card. Do not seal the envelope.
  • Please do not use loose glitter as it will get on hands and into eyes. 
  • Please keep embellishments to a minimum and avoid using any that might be unsafe for young children. 

Please package your cards in a box or padded envelope to ensure they arrive undamaged.  Please include the following information with the cards so that I may acknowledge your gift of cards and enter you for the "Thank You" prize giveaways below.
Your Full Name
E-mail Address
Mailing Address


P.O. BOX 517
DUBLIN, OH 43017

To thank you for your participation and generous gift of cards, we have several prize packages to give away. To be consider for the prize drawing, please be sure to include a form with your full name, email address and mailing address when mailing in your box/package of cards.
  • Heart Panda digi set by Christina Hor – everyone that send in cards will receive this pencil sketched Heart Panda digi set of mine.  The set also come with this gorgeous sentiment by the lovely Donna Ellis, made for the Hug a Heart Card Drive.

  • Craft Goodies – to two random U.S. participants.  Each a box of craft goodies, value at $25.
  • $25 Simon Says Stamp Gift Certificate - to two random International participants.
  • $50 Simon Says Stamp Gift Certificate: everyone that send in 30+ cards will be enter into this drawing.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me (Christina Hor) directly at for any questions or clarifications you may have regarding the card drive.

Please help share with others about Hug a Heart Card Drive and brighten a heart patient’s day this February’s Heart Month by displaying the Hug a Heart Card Drive banner below on your blog's sidebar as well on social media.  Please use hashtag #hugaheartcarddrive when sharing on social media.  Thank you so kindly! 

Hello, Today I am using a digi by Christina Hor called "Heart Panda." You can find out about him here

Copics used are C1, C3, C5, C7, BV0000, BV000- bear, RV10, RV13, RV17, RV19- heart.

I printed the bear off 3 times. I them colored all of one bear. I then colored the heart and paws on the second one. One the third one I colored the paws. I then cut out all the pieces and using foam tape I attached them to the image.

The glitter gem hearts are by Recollections.

The ribbons are by Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The oval was cut out with a Spellbinders die called Classic Ovals Large.

I inked the edges of the tan card stock with Memento Peanut Brittle ink.

The papers are by Recollections- black, red, tan, Georgia Pacific- white, Create with TLC- love digital paper-

The card is 5" x 6 1/2"

I am entering my card in:

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge-

Thanks for dropping by. Have a happy Heart Day! Edwina

1 comment:

Lori Kobular said...

Edwina I love how you colored the heart on the Heart Panda card! I am so looking forward to the Blog Hop to see all the wonderful cards created for this wonderful cause!!