Sunday, July 10, 2011

Get Whale Wishes for Angelo

The challenge is still open for another 2 days to make Get Well cards for little Angelo.  If you missed it, the Whimsical Wednesday Design Team had created cards for Angelo, who is the 15 month old grandson of fellow blogger Margie, from Bella Bug CreationsAngelo recently underwent brain surgery and is going through chemotherapy.   We are trying to bring some cheer to him and his family. The day I saw this challenge, I knew I wanted to be a part of this!  As, a mother, I couldn't even imagine going through what they as a family are going through right now.  I give thanks that my children have been blessed with good health.  My hope is that my card can bring at least a small amount of joy to him and his family.  Here is what I created.

I wanted to make something bright and cheerful for little Angelo!  Something that will catch his eye and something that is always smiling at him!

There are several layers stacked full of fun sea animals!  I almost added some more elements but then I remembered Angelo is only 15 months old and I didn't want anything on there that he could choke on.     

The inspiration for this fun card came from my good friend Dr. Sonia at Cards, Crafts and Kids Projects!   My girls have been wanting to make a tunnel card just like Sonia and her dear little assistant's card!  They were too busy to help with it today so I decided that I would try to make a different card inspired by her tunnel card.   Her card is much more elaborate and the card the girls & I are making together follow her wonderful step-by-step tutorial!  Thank you for the beautiful idea Sonia!  I'm glad I could use this idea for this very special project!

Products Used:
  • Stampin' Up! 
    • Brights Collection Cardstock
    • StazOn Ink
    • Black Stampin' Write
    • Pretty in Pink Pastel
    • Dimensionals
  • Cricut E2 and Gypsy
    • Create A Critter
    • Once Upon a Princess (for the frames in each layer)
  • My Craft Spot Bakers Twine
  • Peachy Keen Everyday Character Faces
  • My Pink Stamper Stamp
  • Signo White Gel Pen
  • Helmar Zapdots
  • Google Eyes 

Right now, there are only 18 participants and we would LOVE to see more!  I hope some of you can find the time in the next day to make a card to brighten the day of this sweet little guy!  Please check out the challenge at Whimsical Wednesday and link up your card to send to Angelo!  I'm sure Angelo and his family will appreciate it!   Thanks for stopping by!


Unknown said...

Wow. Amber this is adorable!!! Those little sea characters or cute, I just love the little google eyes, and the way you made the smiley faces and rosy cheeks. I have to go check out Sonia's tutorial. I have to make a card like this. Angelo is going to LOVE this, and it is sure to cheer the family up too;) Thank you for joining in the extra special challenge at Whimsical Wednesday!!!

Karen said...

This card is too cute! All the sea animals are so bright and cheerful. I'm sure it is going to bring a smile to Angelo's face!


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So adorable! Great card design!

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Hi Amber, what a super cool, fun and simply adorable card for Angelo. OMGoodness, you card is absolutely stunning. FABULOUS! ~Shen

Maribel said...

I LOVE this card! I will have to try one of these one day. It brings a smile to my face and I know Angelo is going to love it!

Anonymous said...

OMG this is so Stinkin' CUTE!!! :-)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Dear Amber its an honour for me that you have linked to my blog and written such sweet things. I am so happy you are sending this card to a little boy. As a doctor I confess when the little ones are sick it even hurts the treating doctor!

Amy said...

This card is amazing! I love everything about it- so cute and wonderful in it's dimension! You really outdid yourself and Angelo will smile- I did! :)Amy

bonnie said...

Oh my gosh sweetie this is so stinkin' cute :) Hugs x

Jayne said...

Hi Amber,love this tunnel card.So bright and colourful,I am sure Angelo will love it.

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Such a cute card!! I love all of the layers - WOW! It us sure to make Angelo smile!


Glora said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, I absolutely ADORE this! I am going to have to try this kind of card out because I LOVE it! Hugs- Glora

Madison said...

I love this!!!! It is adorable. I think it would cheer up anyone who needed cheering up:) TFS and thanks for playing with us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

Jean said...

How cute. Love all of the details and the dimension. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

Angie said...

He will love it! I love how you made it look like a little shadow box! You rock!

Missy said...

This is darling Amber, I need to learn how to do this style of card. He is going to love it, I'm sure it will make him smile huge!!

jessica said...

Amber this is so adorable! I know this will bring a huge smile to angelo's face!
Thanks for sharing and playing along with us over at whimsical Wednesdays :)

Karen H said...

Amber, this is absolutely precious! Can you just imagine his little face lighting up when he sees this? It is truly spectacular and adorable in every way. The vibrant colors and googly eyes are just more details to love about this! :o)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Rachel said...

How amazing that you all are doing this for Angelo. I will be thinking about him and his family, and they will be so appreciative of your gorgeous and thoughtful card


Kristie W. said...

I love this card!! The sea creatures are so cute, the eyes add so much character to them. Love the layers and dimension. I am sure Angelo will love it too!

DebC said...

Where is the tutorial for this? It takes me (the links) to Whimsical Wednesday blog. I would love to make one of these. Thanks so much!

Chris P's Minis and More said...

I saw the picture on Pinterest but doesn't show up on your blog?? it's
adorable but not here just blank :(