Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Katy's Kindness Blog Hop

*ETA: This is the second hop for today. If you're looking for the Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop, click HERE.

Hello and Welcome to the Kindness Campaign Card Drive and blog hop.  The Katy M. Murphy Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Katy's mom Amiee.  Katy had a congenital heart defect and lost her life at the tender age of 6. Amiee started the Foundation to honor her daughter's memory.

Today we are kicking off the card drive with a blog hop. We are hoping that all of you will help us by sending in cards to help complete Katy's Kindness Kits.  The kits are for children and their families who are living with a congenital heart defect (CHD) and are inpatients on the cardiac care unit at Boston Children's Hospital. The foundation will be delivering kits to the hospital to help make the children and their families stay at the hospital easier, or kinder if you will.

I have created several cards in hopes to put a smile on the children's faces...

To create these cards, I die-cut THIS rectangle die from the patterned papers in THIS paper pad. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set using my MISTI to make mass producing easier. I colored some wooden glasses with a black sharpie maker and adhered them using THIS strong adhesive. I added large googly eyes to the center for fun. To create the tiny smile, I used pieces from THIS die, but you could easily draw one in if you wanted to. I adhered the whole panel to a top folding white note card. Super simple. These cards were inspired by THIS adorable card from Jennifer McGuire.

These cards were inspired by THIS adorable card from Jennifer McGuire.

I also stamped matching envelopes using the glasses image from the stamp set...

All the details for the card drive can be found HERE, as well as a list of AMAZING sponsors who have offered up some phenomenal prizes to be raffled off to those who submit cards. Please read the rules carefully. The card drive will run from February 14th thru April 15th.

There's more inspiration! Here is the blog hop list...

Heather Ruwe ---YOU ARE HERE---

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will consider creating some cards for the Katy M. Murphy Foundation. 

*The wooden glasses are no longer available, but I did link to a glasses die that is similar.


  1. Oh Heather! These are just adorable! Thank you so much for doing this hop with us. <3

  2. SOOOOO adorable! I love how you always make sets - you rock.

  3. what a great idea for the KOI stamp! love the colors

  4. When I first read the description I immediatly thought of Dr. Suess. The blue Koi is my favorite, beautiful colors you chose. Your cards are really cute.

  5. such a fun card idea, and for a good cause! will be making some cards soon :)

  6. Heather--I love, love, love this card! It is soooo much fun! What a great card for a really good cause! Thank you so much for sharing! (Peg)

  7. What an awesome cause! Your cards are to cute. Love those little glasses!

  8. Great cards! Love the colors for the fish

  9. These cards are so cute, love the google eyes on them.

  10. Just stopping by for inspiration and I found it! These are soooooo cute and I love the sentiment!

  11. They are adorable!! Such a wonderful cause. I am working on my cards & mailing them out by Monday.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M