Social Stamping Blog Host – Get Better Soon

Hello fellow crafters and welcome to the September episode of the Social Stamping Blog Host which is the brainchild of the very talented Kelly Kent. Kelly had this wonderful idea of keeping SU demonstrators connected when the rest of our world was going crazy, we all enjoyed it so much that we are keeping it going even though our restrictions have been eased. If you have arrived here from Michelle at stampingstradz.wordpress.com thank you for hopping on over.  I would like to apologise for this post being very word heavy, it is a story I wanted to tell.

The theme for this month is “Get Better Soon” and I would like to tell the story of how my card came about.

Darcy’s Story

Darcy is a five year old little boy who has been diagnosed with Leukaemia.  I have never met Darcy nor do I know his family but two weeks ago I listened to a radio interview with his father who explained that six weeks previously Darcy had been given six weeks to live as the cancer levels in his body were way to high for him to receive a bone marrow transplant. The family pleaded with the doctors to try and find another way to beat this horrible disease and after extensive research a new treatment was found and on the day of the interview Darcy’s cancer has gone below the 5% mark which meant he could now have the much needed transplant.

This story touched my heart because I am very lucky to have three healthy grandchildren. I therefore decided that I would make my version of a Get Better Soon card and send it to Darcy.

As I wanted to put a few different elements on this card I decided to make a larger double bridge fold card. The card base is 10” x 5 3/4” and scored on the long side at 1 1/2” and 3” at both ends, this will form the bridge. You can then decide, based on how you are going to decorate it, what size you would like the two supports or you could just decide to use either a top or bottom one if that suited your design better.
When I was thinking on what theme to use the Dino Roar suite jumped out saying “I am here” and what little boy doesn’t love dinosaurs.  The dies co-ordinate perfectly with the DSP designs to cut fun and friendly dinosaurs.

I am so happy that my passion for cardmaking can bring joy to other people as well. Thank you so much for taking the time to read Darcy’s story.

Next on the blog host is my delightful friend Andrea Sargent from Valley Inspiration, click on the Next button which will take you straight to her post where you will see her amazing projects.
Happy Crafting and for those of you who are attending an On Stage at Home event, have a great time, I know I will 😊

 

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10 thoughts on “Social Stamping Blog Host – Get Better Soon

    1. Thank you Julia, coincidentally there was a follow up story in Saturday’s newspaper and Darcy’s bone marrow donor is his dad

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  1. Thank you for sharing Darcy’s story Sheila. So sad that our modern world needs aren’t always given all the options and desperate parents (and patients) are reliant on media to help have their pleas heard.
    Such an awesome card created with love and caring thoughts for Darcy. I am sure it will be treasured.
    Thanks for your measurements as well, I may have to try one of these fun cards too!

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  2. Thanks Sandra, I love this style of card, it is so easy to make and has the wow factor. The larger version gives you lots more options

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  3. what a story! and what a gorgeous card, you’re so thoughtful. I love the dangling sentiment – perfect for inquisitive kids

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  4. A special card for a special little boy. Thank you so much Sheila for sharing Darcy’s story. I do hope the bone marrow transplant goes well for him. I am sure your card will bring Darcy much joy. I love your double bridge fold card with the Dino Roar suite. Perfect. xxx

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