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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Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Snowflake Challenge


I made this card today for the challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown; they are having a theme challenge and the theme is Snowflakes. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder (from a set called Winter Wonderland) to dry emboss the dark blue panel with snowflakes and a Stampin' Up Christmas stamp to heat emboss another snowflake with white powder.

Now, just like Melina's challenges at Twisted Tuesday, my card has a twist to it -- it was made with a "springy thingy"!


Here is a link to a video to show you how to make your own springy thingy. My friend Ruthie brought me some 26 gauge beading wire from her recent trip to the U.S. and I am going to demonstrate how to make a "springy thingy" at our next stamping group meeting on May 5. I think this technique is going to be a hit; should be able to make some fun birthday cards -- I can just see cute little animals springing up to say "Happy Birthday"!!

Betty

16 comments:

Myrna said...

Betty
This is great. Love the snowflake springy thingy. That is a lovely embossing folder.
Myrna

Patti J said...

Well, isn't that fun! Love it, Betty! Brrr....I think we could actually get snowflakes here! Ewww...Mom nature is grumpy tonight :) Have a good week, and thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us! Hugs...

Melina said...

Your "springy thingy" is so TWISTED! I love it! :) Great embossing and colors :)

:: BlueInks :: said...

Betty....what a great idea on your card. I really like the embossment on the blue.

By the way, Mia says hello and thank you for the ultra cute comment you left on the blogpost!

Olga said...

Eye popping gorgeous!!!! Thanks for the link, it's fantastic!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Ha Ha, look at you with the springy thingy! This is so cute! I just love when I see you try new things!

Carolina Little said...

WOW BETTY!!!. Awesome idea!!!. Great card!!!

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is an adorable idea! You know that springy things will be popping up all over now! Love the card.

Rocky said...

It's a beautiful card with a suprise....great!

The Other Patti Sue said...

I love your springy thingy! Super awesome card GF!

Mynnette said...

This is FABULOUS! LOVE that springy thing! And the blue is beautiful with the snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

MiamiKel said...

WOW, Betty - this is fun and gorgeous all at once - and you are one Christmas card ahead :)

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Liz Williams said...

Thanks for the video. Love your card.

Donna said...

This is adorable! I love your idea of little critters popping up to say Happy Birthday. Whata fun way to do that!

Pothys said...

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.Bridal silks

Jacqueline said...

A beautiful card - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx