Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mason Benefit Blog Hop

Welcome to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and the Mason Benefit Blog Hop.  We're having this hop to share the story of a special little guy and to help out his family with some of their medical bills.  We're also making some sweet get well cards for Mason, and we are hoping to inspire others to do the same.

First of all, I hope you'll take a minute or two to read Mason's story and about the challenges his family is facing right now.  His mother is a blogger, so you can read all about his story HERE.  

Today's hop is actually a hop/challenge/benefit, all in one.  You can hop along to see what all of the designers made for Mason.  Then, you can make am encouraging card for Mason yourself and enter it in the challenge over at Monica's Blog.  The only requirement is that it is an encouragement card for Mason that uses some sort of die cut (from any machine), you link it up at Monica's Blog, and that you will send it off to Mason when you are done. It would be great if you would include a note of encouragement to his parents inside. There's some AWESOME prizes up for grabs for participating (a sample pack from the Twinery or a gift card from SVG cuts).  Also, you can help even more by donating whatever you can to Mason's family to help them with their growing medical bills.  So, let's get on with the hop!

If you are coming here from Sandra's Blog, then you are in the right place.  If you stumbled upon this post and would like to hop along from the beginning, head on over to Monica's Blog.  I wanted to make a fun card for Mason that is all BOY!  Here's what I came up with:

This is a standard, A2-sized card (4.25" x 5.5").  I got the cute race car from the Lettering Delights Sew Boy Stitchy Cut It Set, and I cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo.  I created the background by cutting 1.5" x 3.75" rectangles from coordinating papers and rounding the corners on each.  The yellow mat is 1.75" wide and has been embossed with my Spots and Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.  The fun sentiment is from Pink By Design's Oh Boy Stamp Set.  I added some brads for the hub caps, lots of ink, some doodles, and a little ribbon, and my card was all done.

Since the card base is dark navy, I also added a yellow mat to the inside with a scrap of the patterned paper from the front.  That way, I'll have plenty of room to write my message to Mason and his family.

If you'd like to donate to Mason's family, you can click HERE.  You can also add this button to your own blog by grabbing the code.

Helping Mason

Now, how about some BLOG CANDY???  One lucky follower will win a Basic Grey Wander 6 x 6 inch Paper Pad.  

Here's what you need to do for a chance to win:

1.  Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me you are.  Be sure to include your e-mail address. 

That's it!  That's all you need to do to have a chance to win.  If you'd like additional chances, though, you can do one or all of the following:

2.  "Like" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and leave a separate comment here on my blog telling me you did.  Be sure to include your e-mail address.

3.  Post my blinky on your blog.  You can find it on the right side of this page.  Please leave me a comment with your blog address and your e-mail address.  I'd love to visit and become a follower of you, too!

Please, only US or Canadian addresses.  I'll choose a winner on Wednesday, Feb. 22.  Good luck!

Now, I hope you'll hop on over to Sylvia's Blog to see what she made for Mason.  Then, make your own card for Mason and link it up to Monica's blog.  Once you link it, Monica will send you his mailing address. You have until Midnight PST on Feb. 23 to enter the challenge.  I can't wait to see what you come up with for Mason!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Here's the blog lineup in case you get lost along the way:


  1. Lisa~ What a perfect boy card! Love the race car and love the bright and fun! I know Mason will LOVE this card!
    TFS :)

  2. I like you on FB :)
    Thanks for another chance to win

  3. Love the car! LD and PBD are two of my favorites for card making! TFS!!

  4. Great card! Love all those vibrant colors!

  5. Love that race car and the brads on the wheels are perfect Lisa!!!!!

  6. what a fun fun card...I love how the wheels look like they are sticking out...such a cool card..

  7. Love this card. I am a follower!

  8. Lisa, sweet card! Mason will surely love it!
    I am a follower on your blog.

  9. Love the card. Bright cheerful colors and cute car. Mason will love the card.

    I am a follower.

  10. Oh Mason is going to love this card.. i love the cheerful colors you used

  11. This card is amazing Lisa! I love how bright and cheerful it is! You are so amazing, thank you so much for sharing your fabulous talent with us!


  12. I love your FB! Oh and I also became a networked blogs follower!

  13. Love the card- bright and fun!I am a follower!

  14. What a fun card! That car is super cool. Mason's gonna love it =)

    lots of love,

  15. Oh my gosh this is such a fun card! I love it to pieces!!!

  16. Oh, I already follow your blog..and off to like you on FB!!!

    PS I am having a giveaway on my blog as well if you want to check it out.

  17. Thank you so much for taking part in the Blog hop and making a Card for Mason! He is going to be so excited to get them all. It has meant so much to our family to continue to receive support from around the world!

    Mason will love the car and the card! I have told some of the other Ladies, but he is so happy and excited to start receiving the cards!

    Thank you so much,
    The Sears Fam


Thank you so much for your sweet comments! They really make my day! :D