Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Christmas card for a special boy...

Hello bloggers!  I'm back again tonight to quickly share a card I made for Jacob Thompson.  In case you haven't already heard about him, he is a nine-year-old boy who is dying of cancer.  The article I read says that he may not live until Christmas, so he wanted Christmas cards to be sent to him from all over.  My MIL said that she heard he loves penguins, so that is the direction I took with this card:
I used the penguins and the larger Santa hat from Toboggan Together, and the smaller hat from Cheery Christmas, all from Lawn Fawn of course.  The igloo is a cut file I purchased from the Silhouette store.  I inked the outer edge of the main body of the igloo, and also each ice brick with Broken China Distress Oxide ink.  I inlaid all the bricks back into their places either with Tombow glue or clear dimensional Scotch adhesive squares.  The penguins are also popped up with Scotch foam tape.  I glued all of this to a blue "outline" of the igloo shape that is glued to an identical piece to make a card.  I stamped "Merry Christmas" from Toboggan Together using the same ink on the inside, as well as some snowflakes from the set.  I hope this card will help to brighten his day when he receives it!
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #35:  ATG or optional "Star Struck" theme
Merry Monday #265:  Outdoor Activities
CHNC #359:  ATG or optional "reindeer" theme
Cute Card Thursday #504:  Birds/animals
That's all for tonight.  Thanks for stopping by, and if you can, please send Jacob a Christmas card!  You can find his address on the web if you just type his name in.  Night all!


  1. What a clever shaped card and certain to brighten his day.

  2. What a creative card, and the penguins against their home shaped card is adorable.

  3. Your penguins are adorable and I LOVE the shaped igloo...very creative! I too hope it brings a smile to young Jacobs face! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday Marie! :0)

  4. Adorable card, your penguins are so cute. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  5. Marie - I LOVE penguins, so your card caught my eye right away! I've tried different kinds of igloo's, so had to find out how you created yours. I don't have a Silhouette, but you've given me some ideas. Well done!

  6. Such amazing attention to detail in your design Marie. I'm sure wee Jacob was thrilled with it. Thank you for playing along at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey

  7. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 359 - hope to see you again soon x

  8. Brrr but oh so cute, love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday, great job.
    Leanne DT/MM

  9. This project is so cute Marie. Love the igloo theme! Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us!

  10. This is such a sweet card. The inking on the blocks really adds a great detail to the igloo. I am sure he will love it.

    Thank you for playing along at Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  11. This is just adorable! I'm sure that Jacob will love your card!

  12. What an adorable card, and for such a worthy cause as well. I'm sure Jacob will enjoy those cute penguins :)



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