Cards for Kids Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Welcome to the Cards for Kids Valentines Day Blog! If you have come from a visit with Jessica at Cricut After Dark, you're in the right place. If you're just joining us, please go to Faith Abigail's blog at Faith Abigail Designs and start at the beginning.

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show someone how much you love them. So this year, let's send a little love to those that need it most!

For this blog hop, each one of us has created a Valentine's Day card for a sick child and we're asking you to do the same! Simply create a Valentine's Day card, link it to this blog entry (link-up will remain open until February 7 at 12:00am) and then mail it to:
Faith Abigail
10621 Fuller Ridge Circle
Charlotte, NC 28270
On February 10th, all of the cards will be collected and donated to a local children's hospital. Please include a small message inside your card. Envelopes are not necessary. 

Now, what would a blog hop be without prizes?! We have some amazing prizes donated by some very talented and generous women and lots of ways to win!

Krystal Andrew at Getting Cricky has donated one of beautiful Valentine Stamps sets!

Nicole at The Twinery has donated The Ultimate Colour Sampler Pack featuring fourteen gorgeous colours of twine!

Monique at Monique Griffith Designs has generously donated FIVE of her fantastic Cricut Kits: The Simple Life, Toy Story, The Stampede,  Mom and Me, and Catch a Wave.

All winners will be chosen by In order to win:
  • Be a follower of Faith Abigail Designs @ Faith Abigail Designs (one entry) 
  • Like Faith Abigail Designs on Facebook @ (one entry) 
  • Leave a comment on this blog post (one entry) 
  • Leave a comment on each of the designers' blog posts (one entry each) 
  • Post about this blog hop on your blog, website or Facebook and link back to this post (one entry each) 
  • Create a Valentine's Day card, link it to this entry and mail it to the provided address. Please create and link as many projects as you'd like! (TWO entries for each card submitted!)
Here is the card I made for the Cards for Kids Valentine's Day Blog Hop:

The little dinosaur was cut using Create a Critter.  Using my Gypsy, I hid the contours of his spots in order to use little hearts (also from Create a Critter) instead.  I stamped the sentiment using the new Build a Valentine set from My Craft Spot and then added two little hearts using a stamp from My Craft Spot's new Always & Forever set.  (If you haven't had a chance to check out these new stamps sets, head over to My Craft Spot now!  Currently, Kimberly has an amazing package deal for stamps and Valentine's twine - perfect for all your Valentine's Day crafts!)  I finished my card off with a bit of baker's twine from My Craft Spot and also stamped "Happy Valentine's Day" inside.  The scalloped circle and square were created using punches from Stampin' Up.

Blog Candy!
My Craft Spot
Here at Small Bits of Paper, I am giving away a $10US gift certificate to My Craft Spot!! To be eligible to win this prize, you need to be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.  I will announce the winner on February 2.

Thank you for checking out my Cards for Kids Valentine's Day card! Please continue along to Larelyn at Handmade From My Heart and don't forget to check out all of the wonderful projects that the rest of the designers have created!

Blog Hop Order:



Kate this is super cute!! I love the colours that you chose!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Such a cute card Kate.

Lisa said...

Oh Kate, this card is so adorable!! I love that dinosaur and the colors are fabulous!! What an awesome card!! I am so happy to be hopping with you today :)


jessica said...

What an adorable card! Love the super cute dino and the sentiment is perfect!

Beckie said...

WOW! How cute! Love it. Great bright colors. You're so super creative.

Be blessed, Beckie

Faith Abigail Designs said...

This is so cute! I just adore the little heart details. Thank you so much for all your hard work. Some child is going to love this card!

Jingle said...

Seriously adorable card!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh - LOVE your card! So sweet and cute!!!

Suzanne said...

Love the dinosaur. Will be a big hit! Happy to be in the hop with you.

Cathie Rigby said...

This is such an adorable card! Always something new and creative on your site. So glad to stop by and visit. TFS Cathie

Marlene said...


This card is soo ADORABLE! Love the colors you picked for the dinosaur. And I love how we have the same idea of replacing the spots for hearts - you'll see what I mean later. ;) I'm so glad to be doing this Cards for Kids Valentine's Day Blog Hop with you!

4kids4 said...

Hi Kate, this card is sure to cheer up a sick little one! Great envelope too! My 8 yr-old DD is excited to make a card to send along...such a great idea to spread some smiles. :-)

THANK YOU for the nice note on my blog!

~Sharon C.

Scrapper69 said...

That is soooo Stinkin' CUTE Kate! That's my favorite dinosaur cut! Love the fun papers too!

Sharka said...

Little dinosaur is soooooo cute! Simple, yet too cute for words. TFS :-)

Jill said...

Cute card! Love the colors! Thanks for stopping by! Smiles, Jill

Jayne said...

Adorable card Kate. Love the hearts instead of spots!
Jayne x

Marcia said...

Love the colors and design! I am a new follower!

BrendaB said...

How cute! Love how you traded the dinosaur's spots for hearts!

Dana said...

Cute card. TFS and thanks for the give-away.

Chriss America Real said...

This card is just adorable! 2 cute!

Yoshiras time to craft said...

very cute the papers you used for the blog hop.tfs

Jessica Buffa said...

Awww....your card is so so cute. Love the color and paper choices. Wonderful!!!

Charlotte said...

Kate, I love your card and so will some lucky child. Your card is as it says ...DINOMITE!!!!


Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is too cute, I love the sentiment it just tops it off! Thanks so much!
lisascreativeniche at

Cricut Couple said...

What a wonderful blog hop! I just got the information to send some cards and I can't wait! Your card is so "Dino-Mite!" I just love it! Can't wait to see more!

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Pat N. said...

A very sweet card for such a wonderful cause. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win your blog candy. I'm a new follower--Pat N.

Sukie said...

Such an adorable project, the little dinosaur is very cute and the sentiment is perfect!
scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Hi Kate! This is just so adorable! :)

Aman said...

Love that cute dinosaur! so cute!!!

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

ShersL84bed said...

Perfect kids cards, they will love these.

Smiles Sher

pruttybird said...

how perfect is that sentiment with that adorable dino :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Lara said...

I adore the hearts on the dinosaur! How fun! Thanks for the chance to win! lclass003atgmaildotcom

mitz said...

... your card is ** dino-tastic ** what a great job you did.. thanks for the opportunity at your candy..mitz_zee@yahoodotcom (follower )

Sherrie K. said...

Kate, your dinosaur is ADORABLE!! I love the colors:)
Sherrie K

Angi Barrs said...

Awww this little dino is just soooo sweet & cute. :)

Larelyn said...

Oh, Kate. He is just so cute. I love the hearts instead of spots - too cute. Nice hopping with you.

Jessica said...

So perfect for a little boy!! I love how you used the hearts for his spots -- so cheerful and loveable!

Great being in this hop with you,


marg0006 said...

Sweet card. Thanks for the chance at your great candy.
Loving Scrapper 101

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Your dinosaur card is soooo cute! I love the colors you chose- so happy!


Vicki said...

Super cute card. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at

Bobby said...

Love the addition of the hearts on his back. So cute.

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