Saturday, July 7, 2012

Christmas in July Challenge

It's time for our first annual Christmas in July challenge and celebration here at Send a Smile 4 Kids! It's hot, hot, hot out there, so stay inside (hopefully in air conditioning) and make a holiday card for a child and get a start on your own holiday cards too. We decided to join in on the Christmas in July trend as a way to encourage anyone who would like to donate some holiday cards to SAS4Kids to get started early so that all of our kids in the seven children's hospitals we now serve will get a holiday card and maybe even be able to pick some for their family and medical staff too. You can send them in anytime, but our deadline is December 1st so that we have time to mail or deliver them to the hospitals. Of course, you do not have to donate your card to join in our challenges and you can still win one of our sponsor prizes whether you donate or not.

We are celebrating all the way through the next week, because from July 14-21, we are joining in Bugaboo's Christmas in July celebration and they are hosting a card drive for SAS4Kids as part of their celebration! So if you enter your kids holiday card in their challenge too, you are eligible to win prizes there as well! Check out all the fun at the Bugaboo challenge blog here. 

We have two generous sponsors for our Christmas in July challenge - Bugaboo, of course, and their prize is 7 digital stamps of the winner's choice! Our other sponsor is Crafty Sentiments Designs and their prize is 3 digis of the winner's choice! Please click on their names to visit their sites and check out all their fantastic digital stamps and goodies. (You can also click on any of the designer's names to visit their blogs for more inspiration.)

We are so happy to have two guest design team members today who are sharing their talents with all of us. The first is Jenn Zeeb who is a member of the Bugaboo design team and this is her fun card:

Our second guest design team member is Pat K. who won the honor of joining our team by being picked as a Top Three favorite a few weeks back. She received the sponsor images and here is the fun card she designed for us:

And now for more holiday inspiration, here are the TEAM S.A.S. cards:

Deonna's Cards 

Shelby's Card 

Lucianna's Cards

Hilde's Cards 

Christy's Cards 

Karen's Cards 

Sarah's Card

Did all these fantastic holiday cards give you the urge to start your own holiday card making with one that is perfect for a child? We hope so! You have until July 20th at noon CST to enter our Christmas in July challenge with a holiday card suitable for a child. Remember to also enter your card in the Bugaboo challenge from July 14-21st and to check their challenge blog for all the details on their Christmas in July celebration. 

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen 


  1. Great projects ladies, I LOVE all the different colours and techniques. Thanks for a great challenge!

  2. This project could help much to share to the children's who need support.I will share to my friends your campaign for them also to extend something help for this project.

  3. Gorgeous DT cards, all soooo cute! Wedgie xxx

  4. Superb creations from the DT.
    All gorgeous.xx

  5. Gorgeous Christmas cards by the DT!!! Great challenge thanks!