Cheerful Christmas – 3rd Christmas card for Hero Hugs

First, I want to thank the Pals Paper Arts team for “picking” my Octopus card as one of the winners for the PPA 221 Sketch Challenge.  If you missed it, view it here.  I was so excited to see my name on their list!  If you ever need inspiration, visit Pals Paper Arts, and you will see tons of sketch ideas and color schemes, plus see how artists interpret the various challenges.


And now, another simple Hero Hugs Christmas card for your viewing pleasure.  This one uses classic red and green.


I embossed the cardbase with the Filigree Frame embossing folder, and it is a tight fit on the Hero Hugs card, because these cards are .25″ narrower than a standard A2 card (They are sized to fit in a special care package box).  When you use it for your own cards, it will fit just fine.


I used a Sponge Dauber to color the swirls of the embossed image using Real Red ink.  I then stamped the Cheerful Christmas sentiment with Garden Green ink.  I will pre-emboss and ink the red swirls for my volunteers.  Volunteers will stamp the outside and inside sentiments, and then write something nice inside.  If this were a smaller group and we didn’t have 500+  cards to make, I would certainly have the volunteers emboss and ink this themselves.  That isn’t difficult, it just takes time.

As I mentioned on Wednesday, my Hero Hugs event is partially sponsored by Thrivent Financial.  If you are a Thrivent member, there is a new benefit that any member can apply for to get up to $250 to use for a service project.  Go to  It was very easy to apply, and since Hero Hugs is a 501 c (3), my project qualified.  Previously, I paid for all the Hero Hugs supplies myself, so I really appreciate the opportunity to get assistance with the expenses!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll come back on Monday for a short interruption in Hero Hugs Christmas cards, so I can post my PPA 222 Color Challenge card.  To view my class list or purchase anything you have seen here, go to Stampin’ Bon.


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