Monday, May 14, 2018

Another card for the Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser for NICU Parents

Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser for NICU Parents

May 8th - 19th

Hello Blogging Friends!!

I have another card today for this very special Card Drive and Fundraiser for NICU Parents at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.  It is a dream of Lea Lawson to be able to have this Card Drive Blog Hop.   You can read Lea's personal story about her son Layton here.  

In honor of Layton's birthday, Lea is raising money to purchase substantial Starbucks gift cards that can be given to these parents as they find themselves thrust into NICU life.

Lea Lawson can only do so much as just one person, but together we can accomplish SO much more!  Plus the crafting world is making it fun!  There is a Card Drive blog hop going on in Layton's honor, with tons of amazing inspiration!  There is also a fundraising effort, where every $5 donated gets you an entry into the prize drawing!  There are over $2000 in prizes, sponsored by some of the most amazing stamping & papercrafting companies in the industry!


1.  DONATE! ~  directly to Layton's Legacy YouCaring Fundraiser.  For every $5 donated, you will be entered into the drawing for one of the prizes.  All winners will be drawn from donations made thru the YouCaring Site.  **Prizes will be drawn and announced on Lea's Blog on Saturday, May 19th.**

2.  SHARE! - Not everyone is able to donate, but sharing about the fundraiser gives it more visibility!  Please feel free to share the YouCaring link or this post on all your social media outlets!

3.  SHOP!!   ~ CAS-ual Fridays Stamps will be donating 15% of their sales through May 19th.

4.  CREATE ~ this is also a card drive, and if you'd like to create a card using the theme/mood board below, it would awesome!  Lea will be including these handmade treasures with the gift cards when she hands them over to the NICU social worker, and her dream is that the NICU will be covered in beautiful creations inspired by Layton!  Link them up HERE, and then please e-mail Lea at ( to get the address for sending ~ and Lea will need to receive them May 31st.

Here is the Mood Board:

Here is my card:


Stitched Tag die
Kraft card stock
Red & Black check paper
Gray paper 
Blue paper
White paper
Neenah Solar White paper
Black ink
Copic markers

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took the red and black check paper, inked the edges with black ink and attached it to the card.  I took some blue and some gray paper and I cut out the My Favorite Things Dome Frame die and cut it out with each color paper.  I placed the gray dome frame onto the card and then I filled it in with the blue paper.  I took the bunnies stamp from the My Creative Time I'll Never Let You Go stamp, some black ink and some Neenah paper and stamped the bunnies onto the paper.  I colored the bunnies with Copic markes and then I cut it out using the hugging rabbits die from the I'll Never Let You Go stamp & die set and then I placed them onto the blue paper indide the Dome Frame.  I took some white paper and cut out the Tag die and I stamped the senitment onto the tag and then added it to the card.  I took a black bead stamp and placed that over the hole in the tag.  Are those bunnies as cute as can be??

Lea hopes to get loads of cards made with love with the Card Drive to be able to put the Starbucks Gift Cards inside each one to be given to NICU Parents.  Isn't that amazing?  I sure think it is!

If you would like to make a card for this Card Drive you can link it up here.

If you should get lost along the way be sure to go back to the start of the bloghop on Lea Lawson Creates Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!!



  1. Hi Lori this is a gorgeous card and such a good cause. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. This is so sweet, Lori!! What an adorable image!! Beautiful, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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  3. This is so sweet. Love the hugging image, and the background plaid looks like a soft and cozy blanket.

  4. So precious, Lori! Lovely plaid paper choice.


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