Friday, November 8, 2013

2013 Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop


Welcome to the 2013 Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop! This special card drive is now in its fourth year. The reason for this card drive is to use our love of card-making to spread joy in nursing homes across the U.S. and Canada. This time of year can be particularly lonely for the elderly and we want to do all we can to make the holidays a joyous occasion for them. All of the details, including where to send your cards and eligibility for prizes are included in THIS post.


In my true style, I created a holiday card with stamping, die-cutting and lots of layers but still kept it clean and simple. Of course, I had to add some sparkle, too. First, I used the Duo Die 4 from Paper Smooches to die cut a frame with papers from Echo Park's Winter Wishes paper pad. Then I used the Snow Drifts die from My Favorite Things to create a sparkly snow hill. I used that curve to draw a line where I would stamp the row of houses. Both the house and sentiment flag are from the Hero Arts/Studio Calico stamp set Spread Joy. After the stamping was done, I adhered both the background and hill directly to the card base and popped the frame with foam tape. To finish, I adhered the sentiment to the top right hand corner of the frame and rounded all four corners of my card.


Here's the full list of blog hop participants:

Emily Leiphart

Winners will be randomly selected from all comments left on every blog along this hop so please make sure you comment at all stops to increase your chances of winning one of these amazing prizes! Comments close at midnight CST on Tuesday, November 12th.

Avery ElleClearly Besotted StampsEllen HutsonFresh Squeezed StampsHero ArtsInspiration Emporium •  Lawn FawnLil' Inker DesignsMay ArtsMy Favorite ThingsNewton's Nook DesignsOnline Card ClassesPaper SmoochesSimon Says StampStudio CalicoTim HoltzThere She Goes Clear StampsThe Twinery

There are many more prizes for those sending in cards so we strongly urge you to support this drive! Please click HERE for more information on where to send your cards in the U.S. and Canada, as well as eligibility for prizes.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your next stop is the always-inspiring Jennifer McGuire!

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153 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty card for a great cause!

Cathy Homan said...

Really like all the white space around the shaker part of the card. Thank you for sharing!

~amy~ said...

absolutely wonderful! love the shaker card Emily!

Judy1223 said...

Emily, this is a classic Christmas card in blues and whites! Gorgeous!

Kristi said...

Cute shaker card!!

Amy Pjura said...

lovely!

cm said...

Beautiful card, sure to brighten the spirits of whoever receives it, just as you've brightened mine by sharing today! Thank you!
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Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sparkle.

Michelle Simone said...

Beautiful card.

Laura Turcotte said...

So beautiful!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Beautiful card love it very clever. Thanks for showing.

Richell Martin said...

Love a shaker card!!! This is beautiful! TFS!!

*Vicki* said...

So adorable!! Love your shaker style card with the little houses! :) Thanks for sharing this cause!

Aida said...

I love shaker cards. Havent made one yet but I sure do feel inspired. Thanks for sharing and the chance!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Such a pretty card, Emily! At first I thought it was a shaker card, but when I read about the glitter cardstock, I love how you made it! The color combination is beautiful!

Tammy B said...

i know it's not a shaker card, but now i want to pull out my micro beads and make one! thanks for the inspiration :)

Jamie said...

Stunning!!

Kelley said...

Love the blue and white and rounded corners with that die.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for your inspiration!

Jess said...

Stunning shaker card!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Really sweet card!

Kari V. said...

Fantastic card. You can never have too much sparkle, right? I love it!

Maria said...

love your card so pretty

Nikki C said...

This is just so Pretty :)

Scrapycandy said...

Such a cool card! And thanks for sharing. A terrific cause.

jeannine said...

Very pretty card for a great cause! Love the die cut and the snow drift!

Jen said...

This is such a great cause. Love your card. Thanks for sharing!

grandmato19 said...

Ooooooooooooooooh, love the house stamp! Have to get one of those! :)

Auror Willow said...

Really cute card!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous as always...love the sparkle!!

Jennifer said...

Love the sparkle! Very pretty card and so much detail. Always a joy to see what you've made.

Maeghan M. said...

Pretty card!!!

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...

very pretty :) wonderful cause :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving that sparkly snowdrift! Wonderful card!

Kailash said...

Such a cute shaker card, love the design!!!

pcm said...

sweet card!

Sabrina said...

Love the sparkle and shine!!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Love your card as always, Emily! Thanks for all your support. xo

jj said...

I love that it's a shaker card

Laura Jane said...

COZY winter shaker scene:)

Trinh said...

Beautiful, Emily! I love all the detail you put into your cards!

Deborah said...

What an elegant card it truly represents the season have a blessed holiday season TFS

Elaine A said...

Emily -

This is such a sweet card and so much fun! I love it, awesome job.

Elaine Allen

Veronica Z said...

Your card is beautiful!

joy said...

Another beautiful card, Emily! I love the blue and white. Lots of layers and details, but still CAS. You do that so nicely!!

LSmith said...

Very cute!

beaverphyllis said...

Love your card! Great job!

Jingle said...

I love the layers on this! So pretty!

Jayell said...

Love the blue and silver together

Linda T said...

Great card! Love the colors you chose. A great cause which I plan to participate in.

di said...

I love all the white space, I forget to use that as a design element and overcrowd my cards. I like how your center really stands out.

Kirsten said...

Love it, the navy on white is always a favourite of mine.

Efrat said...

Beautiful card

Chris D. said...

Oh, this is so sweet Emily! Love it!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful card, Emily! I love all of your details and glittery goodness...so lovely!

I'm so glad you're taking part in the blog hop!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the scene you created. Beautiful!

Meredith said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Lizzy C said...

Awesome card, as usual, Emily!!

Candida said...

Oh, I love shaker cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anne Harada said...

What a fun card and inspiring too! Shaker cards are perfect for the winter holidays! TFS!

Demonica said...

Cute card

croppinmama said...

Lovely card-had to look up close 'cuz your sparkly hill looked like glitter in a 'shaker' window. Thanks for sharing and contributing to this great cause.

Emily H said...

Awesome card! I love the interactiveness!

Judy Tuck said...

Really cute card with lots of sparkle!

Kristen said...

Very pretty card!!! :)

Angie C. D. said...

Is this cute or is this cute?! Very adorable card.

Kelly Flaherty said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

JMCPhillips said...

Beautiful card!!

Synderai said...

Nice card for a great cause.

Valerie Gee said...

I love your card! I like to use lots of layers and techniques too, so this card really speaks to me! Thanks so much for sharing, and of course, for the chance to win fantastic prizes!!

Lindsey said...

I love how that frame looks in patterned paper, Em! And it is framing such a sweet scene. (Can't wait till I get my own glimmer paper, it looks so good.)

Kristie Maynard said...

Very lovely card! Thanks!

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

Cute card!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful snowy scene...love the glitter snow drift.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the glitter snowdrifts!

Cat Craig said...

Sweet card, wonderful sentiment Emily.

Janet Ireland said...

So pretty! Love the sparkle and that paper is beautiful. Thanks!

ruth said...

Super cute card!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the sparkle.

Cheryl Chow said...

I love the frame and scene you have created for your card.

Barbara said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card! It's perfect!

Buttarcrafts said...

What a pretty card!

Shannah said...

Such a gorgeous, sweet card, and I love your sparkly snow!
Hugs, Shannah xox

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful card. Love the colour.

Annie Wills said...

Gorgeous scene you've created here...thanks so much for sharing this!

marylouh said...

Love the shaker card. Very appropriate for this time of year. Great card.

Marsha said...

What a sweet shaker card.

Sandra said...

what a great cause!
Sandra ltb

Shirley said...

What a darling card! People are going to love your shaker card when they jiggle it. So cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Shaughn Woodruff said...

What a sweet card, love that frame die and the inset focal is so in trend right now! Love it!

Trisha Klowak said...

Such a pretty card Emily!!! I love the "winter" colors :)

Lindsey said...

Love the dimension of this lovely winter scene you created. Your silver glittery hill is so fun.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful shaker card!

milliedk5 said...

How cute!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Sherri said...

Love all your cards. Great idea for a shaker. Thank you for sharing.

Bethany Lau said...

Great card!

Karenladd said...

Oh, I just love that little shaker card! Great stamped image and design!

Maureen said...

Fabulous card! Love the sparkly snow hill!

Jannette said...

Great shaker card. For a Great Cause.

Teresa Ciarleglio said...

Pretty shaker card!

devidhayaal said...

Wonderful Card,Thanks for sharing!!

Nitasha said...

LOVE- the scene is wonderful and of course glitter just makes it even more amazing!

Weenie Thomas said...

Sweet card!

kyhunter said...

Nice and simple. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Cala said...

You inspired me with the navy and silver! A shaker card is always a home run.

Kelley Petri said...

There shall be joy received from your house to the nursing home! Your card is wonderful!

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Colleen said...

Love your shaker card, very cool.

Stacey said...

So beautiful!

Sue Speck said...

A beautiful, classic layout. Such a nice job!

canadian_liner said...

Sweet card, Emily, and AWESOME cause! My helper elves and I are working on 100 cards for the drive this year. Thanks for lending your talent to this most worthy endeavour.

kym said...

Your card is too sweet!

Melinda Abrahamson said...

I love the shaker card for holidays as it reminds me of a snow globe. Nicely done!

Tracey Humphries said...

Love that little row of houses! So cute!

Daria Z. said...

Such a pretty card! The touch of silver is just wonderful with the blue and white!

Amanda said...

Lovely card! I really like the sparkle.

Nicki Lundeen said...

Cute card... nlundeen at catt dot com

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love your card Emily! It looks like a small framed piece of art. TFS

Unknown said...

of course, sparkle is neccessary! lovely card
thanks
Holly

valeriemolinier said...

Oh gosh, That's so pretty !!!!

Wendy said...

Beautiful card!

MB Isaac said...

sweet and simple - fantastic!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Beautiful! Someone will be very happy to receive this!

Ellen J. said...

Very sweet card- love the sparkly snowdrift. Great cause.

lynda said...

Those different layers add so much to your card!

YillyLeon said...

Thanks for sharing!!

Moosisk said...

What a beautiful shaker card! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Denise Bryant said...

Love your shaker card! Very sweet!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful card...Love the blue on white!!

paperpapier said...

awesome blue and cream combo, love the die cut shape!

Laura M. said...

Beautiful card! TFS :)

Anita Rex said...

I love your mix of firs and stamping! So pretty!

Joyce said...

What a fabulous card.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so pretty!!! Love shaker cards!

Cornelia W said...

Great shaker card - great cause!

Amy Kolling said...

oh so cute Emily!!! Love the glittery hill in the shaker!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Really great card--love all the layers!

Kathy Mc said...

I'm sure your lovely card with spread much joy to the lucky recipient. Love your sparkly hill and the row of houses!

Melfina said...

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

{VICKI} said...

prettY!

Sandy said...

Such a sweet card.

Hannah Lewis said...

A beautiful card, thank you for sharing. Hannah x

Amante del Papel said...

fantastic elections of colors!

croppergal said...

Great use of the shaker box - sweet card!

Ruth G said...

Such a pretty contrast of the navy blue with the white and silver! I love the snowbank and the snowflakes! Thanks so much for sharing!

ChrisM said...

Really like the framing .

Angie M said...

what a great card. love the houses on the card!

bjmartin said...

Oh, such a pretty shaker card!

karenelr said...

Your cards are always so inspiring! Thank you for all you do!

mtscrapgal said...

I love the snow scene you created. Thanks for helping with the drive.

Victoria S. said...

i love your snow scene!

Ren-Yi said...

Oh stunning, Emily. Absolutely stunning. I love your glittery snow and i'm glad i got to stop by here because of this fabulous blog hop. Thanks for supporting it! it's near and dear to me heart! cheers.