Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cards for Kids Valentine's Blog Hop - Dump Truck Valentine

Welcome to the Cards for Kids Valentine's Day Blog Hop!  If you have come from Charlotte's blog, A Little Bit of Detail, you're in the right place. If you're just joining us, please go to 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!  Each 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 Faith Abigail's blog entry by February 7, and mail it to:

Faith Abigail 
10621 Fuller Ridge Circle
Charlotte, NC 28270

On February 10, Faith will collect and donate all the cards to a children's hospital in her area. 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!  You can see all of the amazing prizes at the blog hop starting page at Faith Abigail Designs.

So, onto my project...!

I was inspired to make a Valentine's Day card perfect for any little boy.  My three year-old son is currently obsessed with construction equipment, so I made the dump truck the star of this valentine:


 Card Details:
  • Card Base - "branch-s" from Elegant Edges, page 38 @ 3.75 inches, including Shadow layer
  • Papers - pattern from Recollections - All Seasons; cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - dump truck from B Is for Boy; hearts from Doodlecharms, page 26
  • Embossing - hearts with Cuttlebug's Perfectly Paisley and Swiss Dots and The Paper Studio's Doodle Borders
  • Other - inking with red Colorbox ink pad; sentiment printed with my computer, dump truck on pop dot

I'm sending a few of these to Faith Abigail for the children's hospital, and then I'm making 20 more for my son's preschool Valentine's party.  (It's his first class party -- I'm so excited and probably going overboard with handmade cards.  But he's too young to get embarrassed, right?) 
I'd also like to offer a little prize in honor of this fabulously fun Valentine's Day blog hop.  One lucky commenter to my blog post will receive a selection of Valentines ribbon (pictured to the right) to make your own card!  Each ribbon design is about 18 inches in length, for a total of 3 yards of heart-throbbin' V-Day embellishment.
To be sure you can use your ribbon before February 14, I'll draw a winner with random.org this Friday, January 27, at or round 7am CST.  To enter, just leave a comment below and tell me your favorite Valentine's candy.  YUM!  (Please note: I can only mail to US addresses.)

Thank you for checking out my Cards for Kids Valentine's Day card! Please continue along to the next blog and check out all of the wonderful projects that our designers have created!

Blog Hop Order:
Jessica @ http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com/  <-- YOU ARE HERE
Suzanne @ http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/

I'm also entering this card in the following challenge(s):

My Craft Spot - Challenge #42 - Let's Hear It for the Boys


  1. These are so awesome, Jessica!! The dump truck is so cute and I love how you embossed the load of hearts it's carrying!! The background paper is fabulous!! What adorable cards!! I am so happy to be hopping with you today :)


  2. Ok these are just too cute!!! And they will be a HUGE hit with your son's class as well as at the hospital!
    Valentine's Day means chocolate....my favorite!!
    TFS and for the chance to win!

  3. What a stinking great idea!!!! Love it. These are super cute!!!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  4. These are so adorable! I love the shape, the paper, the colors, the sentiment...absolutely everything! Thank you so much for all you've done! You participate means the world to me!

  5. Great minds think alike. I made a dump truck too. Love your background paper. Happy to be in the hop with you. :)

  6. So cute and perfect for a boy! I love your card. TFS Cathie

  7. Jessica,

    What a lovely card! LOL! Love how we had the same idea!! I'm so glad to be doing this Cards for Kids Valentine's Day Blog Hop with you!

  8. Love your dump truck card...the colours, depth, texture and some great paper! This would be a great card for all ages ;-)

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


  10. What perfect Valentine's for a little boy!

  11. Oh I am having a fit over this card! What an original idea! I never would have thought of putting hearts in a dump truck! I love it!


  12. Love your card Jessica! Great choice of embossing and adorable truck images to pair with the sentiment!!!

  13. This is just the perfect little card for a little boy. I have taught kindergarten for over 30 years and I have never met a little boy who didn't love dum trucks. The sentiment is perfect!!!

  14. What a great hop for a great cause. Your cards are adorable and beautiful at the same time--love the paper you used. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway. I'd have to say chocolate is my favorite candy, anything chocolate!!--Pat N.

  15. Awww, such a sweet card, I love it!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

  16. What a great card! Love the sentiment. My favorite Valentine candy is conversation hearts!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

  17. Awesome cards. Love that you put hearts in them, so creative.
    I'm following your blog.

    Smiles Sher

  18. Love the dump trucks! My favorite Valentine's candy is cinnamon jelly heart. MMMmm! Thanks for the inspiration! lclass003atgmaildotcom

  19. ...your card is ** truck-tastic ** its so darn cute.. and you even embossed the hearts.. way kewl.. great job. Thanks for the opportunity at your candy.. now for fav candy.. its
    hasta be brachs cinnamon hearts.. yummmm.. lol

  20. Your cards are just so darn cute. What fun cards to receive. Nice hopping with you!

  21. Well, I love dark chocolate. My favorite is Lindt. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.
    Loving Scrapper 101

  22. These are fabulous - and the sentiment is perfect!
    It's such a treat to be in this blog hop with you!
    Small Bits of Paper
    smallbitsofpaper @ hotmail.com [remove spaces]

    PS Sorry I'm late. I've had no time to play this week!

  23. Super cute card!! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!