A few weeks ago, I learned about a little girl named Sophia, who was diagnosed with A.L.L. (acute lymphocytic leukemia). She is the daughter of my niece's boss and she is only seven years old. After going through cancer with my youngest son (now 40 years young...lol) when he was only three and a half years old and then going through it myself, this just broke my heart for her! I asked my niece if she would get me an address so that I could make Sophia a special card and send it to her and to also let me know her favorite color and what she likes. I found out that she likes snakes and lizards and pink is her favorite color....so I went from there and this is what I came up with.
Do y'all remember when I did this blog post back in September? Well, I've held on to the gorgeous little bird sticker that I made from a free file from misskatecutables.com and when I heard she liked pink and she also likes "critters", I knew what I would place on the front of the card! The border down the side is a free file from Birds Cards and if you would like the file, you can find it here.....just scroll down until you see "Ribbon Borders 1" and click on the title to download it. I altered the one I chose to use by getting rid of the scallops on the left side so that it would fit to the left side of my card panel. I made a paper ribbon to thread through the border and I ran some Scor-Tape down the middle of it and then used pink flock on it and added the bling. I also want to point out that stripes around the card front are flocked. Here is a close-up of the card front.
My next project was to find a cute lizard to place on the inside of the card, so I went looking at Google Images and found the perfect one as I wanted it to look like he was holding up a sign. Of course, I just had to give him some "googly eyes"...lol Isn't he a cutie patootie??? Oh, and I just want to point out that I did not mis-spell Sophia's name....she is often called "Fia".
When I made the envelope for the card, I used the same "striped" concept on the envelope front.
And last, but not least, for my "signature label" that I always place and sign on the back of my cards, I used the Silhouette America free file from last week as it looks better for a child's card than my regular label!
Sophia's aunt has started a Facebook Page for Sophia called "Sophia's Warriors" and if you would like to stop by and leave some love for Sophia, you can find it here. Also, if you would like to make a card for Sophia, email me and I will provide an address that you can send the cards to. Now here is a link to a video of Sophia back when she was three years old that will bring a smile to your face and probably tears to your eyes!
Thanks so much for stopping by....and if I don't get back here before next Thursday, I wish you and yours a very "Happy Thanksgiving"!!!
Finished Card Size: 5.5"x5.5" Square
Papers: Bazzill "Smooth White"
Ink: Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark"
Tools: Silhouette "Cameo", Ranger "Heat It"
Accessories: Stamp-n-Stuff "Detail Clear Transparent" & "Star Dust Transparent Embossing Powder, Silhouette "Double-sided Adhesive Sheets", Offray "Bling", Recollections "Pearls", "2 Peas Mr. Giggles" & "LDT Printed" fonts, Martha Stewart "Classic Butterflies" punch, Zig "Wink of Stella Clear Brush Tip" Marker, Doodlebug "Velvet Flock"