Monday, January 22, 2018

Cards For Little Hearts Card Drive


  • Please make heart themed “Thinking of You” cards for children age 1 to young adult.
  • Any stamps, die-cut, embossing, papers, embellishments etc…even your own drawing are welcome so long there is HEART on the card.  See Gallery for inspirations.
  • Keep cards fun and cheery.  Use happy colors.
  • Please use acid-free glue and adhesive.  Make sure they are completely dry before mailing.
  • Card Size:  A2 or 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, 5″x7″ and 5″x5″ size cards only please.
  • Front of the card: need a sentiment.  Please use GENERAL sentiment as the cards will be distribute throughout the month of February.  Here are some suggestions.
    • Happy Heart Month
    • Sending you smiles from across the miles
    • Sending you a great big hug
    • Thinking of you
    • Sending love and hugs
    • Hello
    • You are in my thoughts
  • Inside of the card: leave blank.  Hospital staff will write a personal message to the children before signing.
    • If using a dark colored card base, please adhere a white or light colored piece of cardstock to the inside of card.  This make it easier for patients to read the hand-written message from the staff.
  • Back of the card (Optional):  your full name  only… OR… your full name + “Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive” only.  You are welcome to download and use this watermark.
  • Pack your cards: in a cardboard box, padded envelope or clear crystal box to ensure that your beautiful handmade cards arrive to us undamaged.
    • Do not include envelopes with the cards.
    • Download and include this Card Acknowledgement Reciept form with your cards
    • Mail cards to : Christina Hor c/o Cards for Little Hearts | P.O. Box 517 | Dublin, Ohio 43017 | USA
  • OPTIONAL:  you are welcome to include a small pack of stickers and 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ size coloring pages with the cards.  You can use digital images (one you’ve purchased or have permission to use) or hand stamped images on the coloring page.  I will be including a coloring kit with each card for the children to give them something fun to do and take their mind off their treatment.


  • Do not include any religious symbols or religious sentiment on your cards.
  • No “Get Well” or “Feel Better Soon” cards and messages or anything that would remind the children of being sick.
    • No loose glitters.  But okay to use are:  Wink of Stella, glitter pens. glitter paste, glitter tape, embossed powders, glitter drops or glitter papers.
    • Do not use any internet images unless you have paid for it or have received direct permission from the owner to use it.
    • Do not include your personal information such as address, e-mail, phone number.  The hospital cannot distribute out any cards that have these information on them.
    I have 2 cards to share with you.

    I am using a digi by  Melonheadz called "Love Everyone." You can find it here

    Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02, R20, R30- skin, E37, E93, E95, E97, E99- red hair, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29- brown hair, R32, R35, R37, R39, BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09- red/teal outfit, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18, R81, RV63, RV000- Aqua/light plum.

    The sentiment I typed in word and printed off.

    The papers are by Recollections- red, Georgia Pacific- white, Imagine That!- cheveron digital papers-, Far Far Hill- red hearts -, Harper Finch- tiny hearts-, Create with TLC- red and brown hearts digital paper-

    The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

    Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful day! Edwina


    Lisa Lynn said...

    Edwina, that is adorable. Love the papers with that image.

    CHRISTINA HOR said...

    Hi Edwina,

    I simply adore this Melonheadz digi and couldn't help but smile back at these girls' grinning face. It's so incredible how you beautifully pair the copic coloring to the colors of the designer papers! It's truly take a gifted artist, one with a deep understanding about color theory to pull this off. I still struggle making my finished cards to feel cohesive with the colors I use on the image. You made it look easy. Thanks so much for all the beautiful inspirations as well for your help with Cards for Little Hearts Edwina. Wishing you a blessed week ahead. Hugs.

    Fikreta said...

    so very nice card!