November 8, 2013

Caring Hearts Card Drive

                                                   




Welcome to the Caring Hearts Card Drive!  You should had arrived from Kim Kesti's blog.

Each year Vera Yates rounds up a bunch a great people AND prizes in her effort to bring a little joy and happiness to the elderly in nursing homes.  To find out how and where you can send in cards, and how to be eligible for the PRIZE portion, read HERE.

For my card, I die cut the tree using Spellbinders dies, and then laid some MME patterned paper behind the panel before popping it up with foam tape onto the Kraft base.  I like how this card came together, could be a great mass mailing card for the holidays!


They have lot of prizes for this hop (and even bigger prizes for the card drive itself), including prizes from:
Avery Elle
Clearly Besotted Stamp
Ellen Hutson
Fresh Squeezed Stamp
Hero Arts
Inspiration Emporium
Lawn Fawn
Li'l Inker Designs
May Arts
My Favorite Thing
Newton Nook & Design
Online Classes
Paper Smooches
Simon Says Stamps
Studio Calico
Tim Holts
There She Goes Stamp
The Twinery

Please leave a comment by Midnight Tuesday November 12th to be eligible for the prizes.


***Make sure to head on over to Joscelyne Cutchens blog next!***
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152 comments:

Cathy Homan said...

Very cute. Love your use of the sequins.

Kristie Goulet said...

Love the polka dot tree!

~amy~ said...

Gotta love a polka tree! super fun!

Judy1223 said...

What a fun polka dot tree! Great way to use some patterned papers, and I love the colors on yours!

Kristi said...

Great card and use of pattern paper! Love it!

Disco Queen said...

Super cute card! Love the twine bow. It's the perfect finishing touch.

Michelle Simone said...

Super fun polka dot tree!!! Thanks for sharing!

cm said...

Such a sweet card, sure to brighten the spirits of whoever receives it, just as you've brightened mine by sharing today! Thank you!
c

Laura Turcotte said...

What an adorable card!

Anja (scrappie) said...

A great and adorable card. Thanks for sharing.

Aida said...

All I can think is too cute!! Thanks for sharing and the chance!

Richell Martin said...

Polka dots!! Yea! Love it! TFS!!

*Vicki* said...

Adorable design! Love the papers for the tree and the sequins accents! :) Thanks for sharing this cause!

Kelley said...

Love the 'reverse applique' of your tree. I need to think of sewing techniques when I stamp. The sequins are perfect snowflakes.

Jess said...

Great card! Love the smattering sequins!

Tammy B said...

hee hee, who doesn't love a polka dot tree?

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Very pretty CAS card!!

Kari V. said...

Fantastic card...those polka dots are perfect!

Nikki C said...

This is just perfect to mail out love how the tree looks :)

Maria said...

love your card so pretty

Kathy E said...

Very pretty card
Thank you

Kailash said...

Sweet card!!!

jeannine said...

Very pretty....live the added sequins and fun pp!

Scrapycandy said...

I love the use of the die. And I love your blog. This is a terrific cause. Thank you so much!

Veronica Z said...

Such a cute and fun card! I love the sequins!

Jen said...

This is such a great cause. Thanks for sharing!

grandmato19 said...

Gret idea with the polka dot paper for the tree -- ingenious! Love it! :)

Auror Willow said...

I love how you made your tree! Super cute!

Jennifer said...

I love the font on the Merry Christmas Stamp! Your polka dot tree is pretty cool too. TFS!

jj said...

A polka dot tree. Clever!!!

Maeghan M. said...

LOVE how sweet and simple this card is! TFS!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME!! I am a FAN of this Card Hop!! THANKS for sharing such a FUN Card and for the chance to win!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

lindaplus3 said...

I am a big fan of polka dots... love it :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the polka dot tree and the sequins!

pcm said...

cute!

Sabrina said...

I love your tree on your card!!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Aw, love your polka dot Christmas tree, Aj! Thank you for the support. xo

Deborah said...

Great card I love the polka dot tree it makes me smile! Have a blessed Holiday Season TFS

Laura Jane said...

Beautiful font on the word CHRISTMAS.

Elaine A said...

This is just such a sweet card. It made me smile!

Elaine Allen

joy said...

Fabulous idea to put the dotted paper behind the negative die cut! Love this!

LSmith said...

Love the dots!

beaverphyllis said...

Love your polka dot tree! Sweet card!

Jingle said...

How cute is that tree? I love it!

Jayell said...

Always love an aperture on a card and that's fab paper.

Linda T said...

What a sweet card! I just love the tree. A great cause which I want to participate in.

di said...

So cute. What a great idea to use fun paper with the tree die.

Barbara said...

What a fun tree card and sure to make someone smile when they open it!

Kirsten said...

I *love* the pop of colour your die cut window gives! Fabulous!

Efrat said...

Beautiful card

Barb Ghig said...

I love your whimsical tree and all those pretty sequins!

Thanks so much for taking part in the hop!

Kathy H said...

Cute card and i love the sentiment.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fun card. TFS

judy said...








Festive card for a great cause!










Meredith said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Candida said...

What a pretty card... love the idea of using negative die cut for the tree. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lizzy C said...

Beautiful card! Love how simple it is!

Anne Harada said...

Oooh I like the polka dots! Would never have thought of it for a holiday card, it works great! TFS!

Demonica said...

Nice card

croppinmama said...

Lovely CAS card. Nice contrast using the Kraft card base, too. Thanks for sharing and contributing to such a great cause.

Emily H said...

This is adorable! I love your use of sequins!

Judy Tuck said...

Fun card! Love the dotted tree!

Kristen said...

I love how the patterned paper is peeking through!

Angie C. D. said...

Adore the die cut tree and the sequins. They add some elegance.

Kelly Flaherty said...

very very nice card

Jennifer Scull said...

cute idea and love those sequins! :)

JMCPhillips said...

Super cute card!!

Synderai said...

Cute card, very creative.

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Love the tree window! Super fab card!

Valerie Gee said...

I love that Christmas tree die! I really need to get something for the holidays, because this creates such a fantastic look! Thanks for sharing, and of course, for the chance to win great prizes!

Janet Ireland said...

Adorable card. Really love the fonts used in the sentiment. Thanks!

Gail Alcorn said...

Really love the whole card, but especially the polka dot paper behind the die cut!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great way to use the negative space...love the simplicity.

Kristie Maynard said...

Very cute. Love the polka dots. TFS!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Cute design. Love the CAS

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

cute card - love the dotted tree!

Cat Craig said...

That cut out style is so much fun with the dotted under layer.

Sue D said...

Very cute with the polka dot tree.

ruth said...

Pretty card!

Ariana Garber said...

Love the use of the patterned paper here!

Cheryl Chow said...

Beautiful card! I love the clean and simple design!

Buttarcrafts said...

Very cute!

Shannah said...

Ooh I love this! Definitely a fabulous idea for making and sending in bulk - while still keeping loads of character! Hugs, Shannah xox

frommycraftroom said...

Great CAS card. Thanks.

Annie Wills said...

What a bright cheerful tree...thanks so much for sharing!

marylouh said...

I just made some cards with ornaments die cut out of the card stock. Going to have to try the tree. Very pretty card.

Marsha said...

Really cute. Going in my "to be CASED".

Shirley said...

Love your card and using the negative to make such a cheery card. It's such a happy card, too. Enjoy your week-end!

Trisha Klowak said...

Super cute!! I love the bright colors that you used :)

Lindsey said...

Love how your layout totally highlights the fun paper you used inside the tree. So fun.

milliedk5 said...

Love that christmas tree! thanks for a chance to win :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous card...love the design!

Sherri said...

The pattern paper looks like ornaments on the tree. Where did the sentiment come from? Love the craft base, just seems Christmasy. Thank you for sharing and caring.

tonilea said...

I really like using the negative from die cuts.

Maureen said...

That tree die is a really great shape!

Bethany Lau said...

Great card!

Karenladd said...

Love the die cut out with the patterned paper behind!

Jannette said...

What a fun card!

Jannette D

Teresa Ciarleglio said...

Very festive Christmas Tree and card!

devidhayaal said...

Wonderful Card,Thanks for sharing!!

Nitasha said...

That tree is adorable and I love the crisp, clean stamping in the corner!

Weenie Thomas said...

Love the polka dotted XMAS tree

kyhunter said...

Really cute!

Donna Cala said...

Lovely.

Kelley Petri said...

Love the little tree with the pattern! Thanks for sharing your card!

Cindy Groh said...

What a great tree and I love your use of sequins. Thanks for the inspiration.

Colleen said...

Cool card, love the polka dots!

Stacey said...

The cut out technique is really clever. I love it!

Melinda Abrahamson said...

Ingenious! I love the simplicity and cleanness of the card. It's whimsical and lovely.

Tracey Humphries said...

Love that patterned paper and the Christmas tree! Gorgeous!

Daria Z. said...

Such a sweet card - love the polka dot tree and the sequins!

Amanda said...

Very pretty card. It's sure to brighten someone's holidays.

Nicki Lundeen said...

Really adorable card! Love it. nlundeen at catt dot com

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your fun polka tree. TFS

Unknown said...

ooohhh- a polka dot tree!! adorable
thanks
Holly

valeriemolinier said...

The tree is just too cute !!!

Wendy said...

LOVE the technique on your card...simple but effective!

Kimberly Rendino said...

I really love this! So simple and festive!

Ellen J. said...

Nice card. The polka dots look like ornaments on the tree!

MB Isaac said...

love how clean the card is. I would have over embellished the white cardstock :) Great job!

lynda said...

Really like that greetings stamp, esp the fancy font!

paperpapier said...

fabulous cas card..love the sentiment and sprinkle of blings on the card.

YillyLeon said...

Cute and simple, love it!!

Moosisk said...

Totally LOVE the die cut tree! Polka dots ROCK! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Deborah Montgomery said...

Very cut tree....I love polka dots :) Thanks for sharing and helping out with such a great cause!!

Lee said...

What a happy fun card! thanks for sharing!

Laura M. said...

Beautiful card! Love the contrast
TFS!

Anita Rex said...

I love your design and the pattern paper you used! Lovely AJ!

Joyce said...

What a fabulous card.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so pretty! I love the polka dot tree!

Cornelia W said...

Great card - great cause!

Amy Kolling said...

Love your pattern tree and the sprinkling of the sequins!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Love your polka-dot tree--so cute! Tfs!

Kathy Mc said...

Yes, I love the use of patterned paper behind the negative of your tree die-cut. Great way to use up scraps. The sentiment goes perfectly and the sequins add bling. Lovely!

karenelr said...

I love the beauty and perfect simplicity of your card! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Melfina said...

Beautiful card for a great cause! Be blessed!!!

jj said...

I really like how you used the white background to set off the tree!

{VICKI} said...

Love how you've snuck the tree in!

Sandy said...

your polka-dot tree is super fun.

Hannah Lewis said...

Cute card, love those polka dots! Thank you for sharing, Hannah x

Amante del Papel said...

It's a super fun card, so pretty!

croppergal said...

cute, fun card!

Ruth G said...

Love it! Simple but wonderful because of all the great choices you made with the die, the papers, sequins and sentiment! TFS!

Gabby Lou said...

I love this card...is simple but fabulous...the tree is darling and the paper choice behind...great pick! Love the sequins ...uber cute card!!

ChrisM said...

Polka dot tree is cute. Like the embellishments, too.

Angie M said...

great card! love the sequins on there.

bjmartin said...

What a fun polka dot tree! I am happy to participate in this drive!

mtscrapgal said...

This is a great pattern for mass production. I'm going to remember this idea next Christmas. Thanks

canadian_liner said...

Like your card! Simple, bright and Low-profile which is VERY important for Xmas mailing, which I found out to my chagrin (and poor pocketbook) last year... Thanks for supporting this great cause!

Victoria S. said...

i love the colors in the tree!

Ren-Yi said...

What a fabulous card. I love the lil wee sequins and the twine! Glad to have met you through this blog hop. what a great cause! cheers