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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas Pocket Cards

Hello, my dear friends! I hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend! :o)

A quick post today to share my new cards as part of my contribution to this month's I Feel the Love Project. We are creating Christmas cards for severely ill children who will be spending the holiday at Flowers Hospital in Alabama. Crafting while rushed can be a challenge, so I am thankful for the fantastic sketch at My Craft Spot that jump started these creations!
Both sentiments are from My Craft Spot's Stampin' Around Christmas set, cut out with the coordinating Tiny Doilies metal dies. I adore this set! Bella Blvd buttons adorn the train wheels and each pocket contains two Peachy Keen Stamps gingerbread cookies for the kiddos to play with. They are cut out with the matching cut file and heat-embossed to make the icing more realistic. The bows on the train and penguin are made with Peppermint Stick Trendy Twine, purchased at My Craft Spot. The sweet pom trim is from Jo-Anns.
The purple papers are from Graphic 45's Nutcracker Sweet, while the textural green snowflake train car is from Best Creation Merry Christmas

The papers for the second card are from My Mind's Eye Merry collection. The steam from Santa's Express is made from heart rhinestones because it's driven by love. :o)
A peek inside, plus a look at the full gingerbread sweethearts! Rather than stamp the hearts that came with it, I used stitched heart buttons from Little Yellow Bicycle's Love Potion set.
All of my love and prayers are tucked inside for these precious children to receive the healing they need. :o)

Thank you for visiting! I wish you a blessed and beautiful day. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Create Your Own Challenge; I used several!)
 *Charisma Cardz~ Christmas
 *Craft Your Passion~ Buttons Galore (flower buttons on wheels, tree button on train, heart buttons on gingerbread sweethearts)
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ November Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Frosted Designs~ 11 Item Challenge (I used paper layering, circles, and buttons)
 *My Craft Spot~ Sketch
 *Sparkles~ Animals
 *Winter Wonderland~ Photo Inspiration (Santa)


  1. Oh Karen these are really wonderful. You always put so much thought and detail into your cards. I love the gingerbread men.
    Jayne x

  2. These are just sweet as can be Karen! The papers are FABULOUS and I just love the way you made the gingers for inside the pockets! SUPER CUTE! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  3. Karen, these are just adorable. It is clear to see how much love you have put into making such fun festive cards. I adore the cute gingerbread couple with their gorgeous heart buttons and happy faces. The papers and details you have added are all so beautiful.
    Thank you for making me smile!
    hugs Sue xx

  4. These are so sweet and cute - they are so delightful - thanks for sharing this for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 4: buttons - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT. Thanks also for entering your lovely cards for CHNC challenge 152 - you could also enter these into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see them there too. x

  5. My sweetest friend, these are absolutely the most adorable cards ever!! The gingerbread couple are so sweet!! What cute faces!! The heart buttons are a perfect touch!! I just love the santa in the engine and the reindeer and penguin!! So fun!! The papers you used are fabulous!! Every single detail is awesome!! You can feel the love you put into these just by looking at them!! They are amazing and will be adored!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are getting ready for Thanksgiving!! Have a great evening my friend!! Huge hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Karen, these are simply adorable! I think the kids will be so delighted to receive them. Every component is so well thought out and executed and each one beautifully complements it's neighbor. Kudos to your for supporting such a worth cause and we were simply delighted to find these beautifully crafted cards propped against our front door here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  7. Love love these cards... Love the images and all the find details you incorporate into your design. Simply adorable and any child will be happy to receive this.. This would make anyone smile...

  8. WOW Karen such an absolutely delightful collection. Love each one!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

  9. This is adorable, I am so glad you shared it with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, I hope you will join us again next week.....
    Suzy B

  10. Oh Karen your cards are so adorable many thanks for you lovely comments on my blog your a true friend xx

  11. really lovely! thanks for playing in our Christmas challenge at Charisma this challenge

    Lisa xox

  12. Oh these are just so adorable - love the papers, and the sweet little peeps! TFS

  13. Oh my goodness my friend, these are so darling! I love the fun papers, adorable gingerbread couple, the train...the whole design is amazing!!!
    So many beautiful elements:) LOVE!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Sherrie K

  14. Wow these are awesome! Lots of details! Thanks for playing at Suzy Bees Bloomin Challenge. Good luck. We hope to see you next challenge!

  15. WOW~ WOW~WOW!! These are really amazing. There are so many details here that we don't know where to start. Can we just say that your talents are unending. We love the gingerbread men. What a great touch. LOVE this! You must have a fabulous collection of papers and embellishments. The ones you used here are gorgeous. Thank you so much for these cards. Simply amazing!! We love and appreciate you so much!! Many blessings to you.
    ~Madison and Cindy

  16. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Suzy Bee's Bloomin'. Good Luck.

  17. What a delightful card! Thank you for joining in with the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  18. Absolutely stunning little cards, how fantastic and adorable. Best of all, they're for a good cause! Excellent job, well done. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sparkles this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    Sparkles DT

  19. Absolutely adorable cards. So glad you joined us at Frosted Designs!

  20. A super project, thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly. Caz

  21. Oh my gosh, these are adorable! I love the little gingerbread folks peeping out the pockets! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  22. Oh my gosh, Karen! You have outdone yourself on your Christmas cards this year! These are SO adorable! Love all the different buttons you used and the sentiment stamps are so cute! These will definitely brighten the day of the children in the hospital! Have a great day! :)


  23. Karen, I just wanted to stop by and let you know I am thinking of you and sorry your not feeling well. I hope it doesn't last long and you are up on your feet in a hurry! Take care my friend and thank you so much for always stopping by and leaving me such sweet comments:)
    Sherrie K

  24. I just noticed that I have not been visiting you......I will give myself a time out.
    I always look at what you create and then I come back to comment because I just absorb your words as well as the Lovely projects that you create with such love. Adorable embellishments as well as the adorable images. Too, too cute!
    Santa on the train is Precious!!! As for the gingerbread man...Super DUPER cute! I am a HUGE fan of Gingerbread Sweets!
    The IFTL recipients will love your ADORABLE cards as much as I do!!!!
    Sending my hugs, smiles and love and I hope that you are feeling better. Sending you my healing prayers and another HUG just incase.
    Your angelic friend


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