Saturday, February 15, 2014

Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Punches and/or Dies 4 Kids

It's a glorious day in Central Wisconsin.  The sun is bright, the temps are fairly decent (mid 20's).  More of a normal winter day but somehow it seems absolutely fabulous compared to the weather we've been having this winter. 

What could make that bright day even brighter?  A challenge from Send A Smile 4 Kids and this weeks challenge is one of my fav's - Punches and/or Dies 4 Kids. 

Before I show you my cards, I must tell you about this weeks amazing sponsors.
A huge thank you to those amazing sponsors for supporting this special cause.

This fun image on my first card is from The Cutting Cafe' - what an adorable sweet treat.  This classic saying takes me back to when I was a kid.  Keeping in mind this weeks challenge is to use punches and/or dies, I went a little over the top.  The image is cut out with my petite oval Spellbinders and then matted with my scalloped petite oval Spellbinders.  I used a flourish from a very old Sizzix classic die. On the background I used a Martha Stewart lattice work border punch and I also used Fiskar's stitches border punch.  I think that fulfills the requirements of the challenge.  LOL!!

I'm very pleased to welcome Meljen's Designs as a sponsor to SAS4K. I have been a follower of Meljen for several years so I squealed when I found out they were going to become one of our sponsors.  We're soooooo glad you've joined us.  This adorable images is called Little Girl Bear Hugs.  So adorable!!!!  I thought this image would be perfect for my current favorite style.  I love this very simple style of using a plain white card to feature an amazing image and just adding some banners across the top.  To keep with the theme of the challenge, I used a couple different punches.  The banners are made using my EK Success punch and the border is made using a Martha Stewart border punch. 
Now its your turn to play along.  Dig out your punches and/or dies and create a card 4 kids.  Link that card to the SAS4K blog and you will be entered into a random drawing where you could win one of those amazing prizes from our sponsors.  Don't forget - SAS4K also selects a top 3 which is a huge honor and gives you a badge you can proudly add to your blog.  You can see a complete list of rules here.
Don't forget, SAS4K is a wonderful cause you can read more about it and find out how to contribute here. 
Please note that I am entering my cards in the following challenges:
Card 1 - Dreamweaver Stencils - Fluttery & Swirly
Card 2 - Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Using red in the image
              Brown Sugar Challenge #81 - Use a die or punch.
              Crafty Catz - Lady in Red
I hope you get the opportunity to play along.


  1. Thanks for playing in our "Use RED in your Image!" Challenge #85!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
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  2. Hi Joyce, Love this sweet and adorable card, so cute....
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  3. wonderful card, thanks for playing alng with our Lady In Red challenge at CRAFTY CATZ
    X Carol

  4. Sweet cards! Thanks for linking to the Dreamweaver challenge!