Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thanks, Melisa!

My thanks go out to Melisa Waldorf today; her creation is the inspiration for this card which I will be sharing at our church stamping group in February.

I used stamps from Layers of Color (the Love Chapter designed by Nina Brackett) and I'm not really sure about the heart stamps -- they are older and could be from either Stampin' Up or Michael's. Cut lots of little square blocks and a tag from Spellbinders Fancy Tags dies.

Next came the inside because a black inside just doesn't work for a valentine's card, now does it????

Cut more square blocks and embossed the white block with one of Cuttlebug's Paper Lace II (a set of four folders) and punched a strip of red with a Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch (Doily Lace). Added a little block to write a sweet love note and this one was done!

I'd like to enter this card in the Dutch Dare Card Challenges to use your favorite things on your card. One of my favorite things are die cuts -- can't get enough of them!! And of course, LOVE is a favorite thing -- after all, it makes the world go round, right????

I had to record all of the block sizes for my class so thought I'd list them below if you're interested in making a card like this for your sweetie come Valentine's Day.


1 - 5" square black card base

4 - 2" square white blocks
4 - 2 1/8" square red blocks
4 - 2 1/4" square white blocks
1 - 2 1/8" square white block }  for center block
1 - 2 1/4" square red block     }  for center block
1 - Fancy Tags Die Cut          }  for center

1 - 4 3/4" square white block
1 - 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" red block
1 - 3 5/8" x 2 3/8" white block
1 - 1 1/4" x 4 3/4" red block (for lacy punch)


Olga said...

Betty this is absolutley gorgeous, love all the layers!!!!

Pam said...

Hi Betty, Just stopped by to show you some love. You do such beautiful work. You're a true inspiration. Keep up the great work!


Melisa Waldorf said...

THANK YOU Betty. You are so sweet! and you are fast! I love yours and I know the ladies at your church group will as well. I love how you turned the hearts out to the corners. And I LOVE how you put the label behind the square and have the ends hanging out! I will have to remember that. Beautifully done and thank you so much for sharing it with me! big hugs my friend! Melisa

Colleen said...

This is amazing! I love all the layers and the hearts and that set. The inside is done to perfection as well. WOW! Great job.

The Other Patti Sue said...

OH LA LA Betty! Thanks for the dimensions! This would be a great card for our club as well!