Monday, November 3, 2014

Caring Hearts Blog Hop

Hello there and welcome to the Caring Hearts blog hop! You should have come to me from Sarah's blog. If you haven't, please check out Vera's blog so you don't miss a single post! 

The Caring Hearts Blog Hop is put together every year by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire with the hopes to collect lots of beautiful Christmas cards to share with the elderly in nursing homes. I know from experience how lonely these folks can  be. My mom used to work in a nursing home and we'd go visit all the time. A lot of these sweet people have no family to come visit them and are really lonely during the holidays. I love the idea of being able to share my passion of cardmaking to help brighten there day, if only for a few minutes. 

The theme is Christmas and Holiday cards, and here is my card using lots of NEW UNRELEASED product from Reverse Confetti!


I created this fun shaker card using some new goodies, that I can't talk about just yet! The new release sneak peeks start on the 6th, so come back in a few days to learn more! 
I watched this video of Jennifer's to create my own shaker card. It's my first one and I must admit that I am hooked and plan on making lots more!

I also created a matching envelope from a clear acetate envelope and the Envelope Wrap die from Reverse Confetti.


The "deliver to" stamp and coordinating polka dot stamps are from Roundabout, and I've also used the circle dies from Circles 'n Scallops. 

Along with all the crafty inspiration you'll gain on the blog hop, there are PRIZES and LOTS OF THEM! Check out this list!

Online Card Classes – class of your choice! (THREE winners.)
Simon Says Stamp – $50 gift certificates
Inspiration emporium – $25 gift certificate
Verve Stamps - $30 gift certificate
Latina Crafter - $15 GC
May Arts – 2 rolls of ribbon
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking - 1 year free subscription to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine
All you have to do is comment on as many blogs as you can! The more comments you make, the better your chance of winning, so spread the love! You have until midnight CST November 8th to leave your comments!
Thanks so much for coming by today! I hope you have a wonderful week! Your next stop is Lisa Henke! I have attached the full hop list just in case there are any broken links in the chain:) 

190 comments:

Julene VanKleeck said...

Such a pretty winter forest!

Lisa H. said...

beautiful card, Amber! love those trees and the colors you used!

Lori Kobular said...

Love that your card is a shaker card, so sweet!! Those trees are adorable too! This is such a wonderful project and I am going to start making some cards for this project today!!

~amy~ said...

WOW...love the card and the envie!

Kristie Goulet said...

Super cute card!!! Love it!

cm said...

Heart-warming, heart-melting and spirit-lifting: your card AND your reason for creating it! Guaranteed to bring mega-watt smiles and Christmas cheer!
~c

Diana Maldonado said...

Lovely card and the envelope is sooo cute, you did an awesome job here!!

Sheri said...

Love that you do envelopes for your cards. Makes them so much more special!

Jill B said...

I love that you used blue for the tree in the center. It just draws your eye to it! Tfs Jill

Lisa Petrella said...

Adorable card and coordinating envelope!!!

Jenny said...

So pretty and such a great cause!

Marisa said...

I am loving those trees!!

marylouh said...

The trees are so pretty. Great card. I'm still working on perfecting my shaker cards.
Love the matching envelope. Good idea.
thanks for sharing and for supporting an important cause.

theCook said...

Love the pine tree forest!

McStamper said...

Love the pretty trees. Great envie, too.

Sandy said...

The trees are so cute and I am impressed thatyyou made them iinto a shaker card.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your fun trees. Great cards. TFS

Jane Luxem said...

Love your card - and the glitter.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

love the colors on your card and adorable envelope!

ktfabian said...

I LOVE this card! I'm really enjoying seeing all the Reverse Confetti products. May be time to do some shopping. Thanks for sharing and helping out with the Card Drive!

Pat McCleary said...

Fantastic card. I've not made a shaker card yet; maybe it's time.

Karenladd said...

Those trees are adorable...love the cool colors and the sequins!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fun shaker card Amber. Love the sweet trees and the DP. Wonderful card drive. I love how something like this can bring so many people together.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I think this is a wonderful idea and this is the first year I've participated. I mailed my bundle of cards to the address in Canada last week. Your card is adorable and sure to bring some joy!

Megan said...

Looking like fun new products in the upcoming release!

TangledBlueRose said...

Wonderful cards and such fabulous details! Great cause and can't wait to help out!~kim

C said...

love the shaker and so excited for the envelope wrap die!

Lenora Clark said...

Lovely card!

Dawn LL said...

Oh my goodness that matching envie is wonderful-perfect with this adorable card. Thanks for the inspiration

Betty Keefe said...

lucky person who receives your card - love those blue and green trees!

Marla said...

Super fun card and great idea to make a shaker with a different shape like that. tFS

chantal said...

What a fun shaker card! i love the sparkly blue tree!

Janet said...

A great card!

My kids helped me deliver cards last year; so this year they also wanted to make some and are currently at work on it! I am so glad to see them having such a spirit of giving and all those who send cards…they are so amazing (just going by what I saw last year) and the residents LOVE them so much!
~God bless~

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Love your card, I am also addicted to shaker cards now, they offer so much versatility. Thanks for some new ideas :)

pcm said...

love the matching clear envelope! so clever!

zehra said...

Pretty card, great marching envie

Amy Acord said...

So cute!! Love the trees and all the sequins!!!

Marty Bartlett said...

What a great card and love the color combo...very nice!

Papertangler said...

Just love shaker cards. Thanks so much!

Shirley said...

Lovely card with matching envelope. The recipient of your card will thoroughly enjoy.

debs2107 said...

loove the colors on this card

Charlotte C said...

Beautiful card - love the colors.

Karen said...

Love, love!

Donna Cala said...

Wonderful!

icardeveryone01 said...

Amber I am intrigued by all things new at R.C!! Awesome that they are releasing on my birthday!! Wonderful card!
=] Michele

Cheryl B. said...

Love that this is a shaker card. Very clever!!

stamper101 said...

What an awesome shaker card - love your design and colors!

Pam said...

Love this card. Getting so many great ideas to create this Christmas. :)

defordj said...

Love the trees!

sanoor said...

lovely project

D- said...

LOVE your CUTE card! Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Kit said...

Pretty card. Thanks.

Nichole Wade said...

Gorgeous!

Ruby N said...

beautiful card!

Tami B. said...

Great card, I'm really excited about these cute tree dies.

SingYi said...

Sweet card! Love the colors!

SingYi said...

Sweet card! Love the colors!

Kim A. said...

Such a cute card!!

Melinda Couden said...

WOW! Awesome shaker and envelope!

Tracy Hiatt Grice said...

Love the mix of patterns and colors here! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love the details and color combo!
Linda Patti. tpatti@windstream.net

JudyH said...

Very nice!

Yolanda Garrido said...

What a nice card!!

Debbie Lou said...

Such a cute card and great envelope!

Jessica Martell said...

I love shaker cards! This one is really pretty

Liz Lumsden said...

Love those 3 trees together!

mikeslittlesis said...

Sweet trees

Becca Cruger said...

Holy sweetness! I love love love your matching envelope! You have designed a fabulous non-traditional christmas card! I'm making duplicates of all my Christmas-themed cards to send in to the drive. Thanks for featuring such a great project!

Beastybunny said...

Wow! Love this card! The graphical trees are fantastic!

Kari V. said...

Oh those trees are awesome!! Love the shaker part too! So clever!

jamie vanskiver said...

This is a cute fun card! It's perfect for this cause.Whoever receives this will have so much fun shaking it:) lol! Love the trees.

Yvonne Morentin said...

wow...love it. I am def going to try this... thanks

J L said...

The clear envelope is a very cool idea for hand deliveries! Thanks!

Beth H. said...

Beautiful card! Can't wait to see what is coming soon!

Goga said...

Sweet winter projects! :) Really good looking! :)

Cat Craig said...

Sweet card, wonderful cause.

Terri said...

Love your card and I never thought of doing an envelope the way you did. Very clever.

Dawn B said...

So cute! Love the tied in envelope and wrapper. I am very new to blogging and hopping and I am having a great time "meeting" all of you talented people and learning how to create content for my own blog!

cghundley said...

Your card is so
sweet and love the
shaker you made
with the tree
cutouts!
Carla from Utah

Michele said...

Adorable card, love the matching envelope! I mailed my Caring Hearts cards today! Loving the blog hop!

BunnyD said...

Love shaker cards! What a great idea to make the matching envelope! Sweet card.

Glorie said...

I love shaker cards!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful shaker card!

Fleursbydesign said...

Great card love the shaker tree :)

pam said...

Beautiful !! And I love that you made a clear envelope. Everyone who sees it along the voyage will get to enjoy it !

Ruth G said...

I love the trees, the sequins, the glitter and then you add in the shaker and I'm a goner! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

barbara macaskill said...

LOVELOVELOVE this!! The sparkle, the shaker element and the wonderful clear envelope!! Fantabulous! TFS!

Tammy Rubarts said...

I LOVE your shaker card! I have been wanting to try one, and now I'm going for it!!! Thank you for sharing.

Marilyn said...

Love the clear envie and the trees are adorable.

Crystal said...

Cute, fun, adorable!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Adorable Christmas card and love the matching envelope you created to go with it!

Michelle N said...

A clear envelope! I wonder if the post office accepts that... So cool!

Ania P. said...

not only a great card but also a matching envelope, amazing project!

Barb Schmidt said...

Like the little trees Awesome card, I hate to repeat myself with these comments, but I feel the same about all of you girls that do this blog hops, you and your work is awesome..

Beau DeLeon said...

Love the card, but love the envelope even more! that is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Emily Lauritzen said...

Oh my, I love this card so much! And even more that it's a shaker card! It's so perfect with the fun sparkly snowflakes too! <3

Irene Grau said...

Cute trees!

Joyce said...

I love this beautiful card and matching envelope.

Thordis said...

I always love shaker cards... And yours is truly beautiful :)

Di W said...

Darling card and envelope!

Shelley C said...

So fun and festive. Wow on the envelope - how fun to receive that in the mail!

Marianne said...

You really took a simple design and took it to the next level. Congrats on your very first shaker card LOL.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love that tree die. Very cute

Brithzi said...

I am getting so inspired. Fun card. Thanks for the link to Jennifer's video on shaker cards and thanks for sharing your card.

Jennifer Gayle said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing.

mtscrapgal said...

Aren't shaker cards so much fun? Yours is lovely. Thanks

Noreen said...

I like the way you added the trees to your card!

katpooh said...

Great project - love the idea of the dressed up clear acetate envelope.

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE this card especially since its a shaker card:)

Lynne said...

Very cute card and I really love the clear envelope. Thanks for sharing.

Lagene said...

Super cute card & envelope! This is a great cause, cheering our elders who are residing in nursing homes!

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

CUTE card! I love those trees, especially the glittery turquoise one!

Cindi said...

So fun! Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Fun card and clearly a fabulous way to share it!

cindy lou said...

Shaker cards are the best. Just wish mine would turn out. Thanks for sharing.

Cheri Hochstettler said...

Love the trees!

Sandy said...

What a clever idea to make an acetate envelope! Nice card. I like the shaker trees!

Kathy H said...

Great card! Love the design!

Jean Bullock said...

Darling card and I love the matching envelope. It's as cute as the card.

Amy Fillmore said...

Beautiful card! I love those trees! I really like the envelope you made as well!!!

Robin said...

WOW! What a sweet card. Going to make cards this weekend.

Sue D said...

Great colors and I like the trees as shakers.

Joyce N. said...

I love how you used the trees as your shaker. Super cute!

Deeps said...

What a fun, cute card.

luluvision said...

Ooh! I do like that envelope wrap die from Reverse Confetti! Such a lovely card! Thanks for sharing!

Laurie said...

I adore the tree shaker card. I can't wait to see the release! So cute. Great idea!

Chark said...

love the color combo and these trees are awesome!

Berina RGA said...

beautiful card!! love the trees..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Laurie B. said...

so pretty!

Chelsea Angelica said...

Love the trees in tis card!

Centellazul said...

Beautiful card!!!

Judy1223 said...

Amber, what an amazing card and coordinating envelope! So many layers of goodness!!!

Diana Evensen said...

Love the way the polka dot background shows around the edge and behind the cut-out trees. Really neat shaker card.

N Patricia Castillo said...

This is sooooo cute! :)

Kris in Alaska said...

CUTE shaker card idea! Love it!

Connie Chang said...

I love the colors and sparkles, thanks for the inspiration!

Connie Cox said...

What a pretty card! TFS xxx

the primitive country bug said...

Love this! Love everything about it, especially the clear envie and wrap.

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

I love those trees, but I also love the DELIVER TO. GREAT job!

Sarah said...

I love your card. The patterned paper trees are super cute. Thanks for sharing!

CraftyPaws said...

Great little forest of fun trees! tfs

Marcie Lovett said...

Such a clever design, Amber! Love shaker cards and the envelope is an added delight.

zub momi said...

Beautiful card! Love the trees in the center and the envelope :)

Robin Grossbier said...

Love those trees!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Beautiful cool colors of the trees! Gorgeous card! Love that you made the envelope fancy too!

Beverly Sager said...

Those trees are fabulous! Love this card :D

Katie Kinde said...

Love your card.

Lucinde said...

The trees look beautiful

Katie said...

This is a really great card. Love how you made it a shaker and added the green tree on top. What's not to love about this card?

BeckyR71 said...

Very nice cards! Thanks for sharing your ideas/creations!

Cindi (aka iring) said...

I love your shaker trees and the polka dot paper! Such a cute way to mail it with the envelope wrap too!

Cindy Greene said...

I would have never guessed that this was your first shaker card! It is terrific! Great idea and Great work!

Heather Thompson said...

That is such a cute stamp, what a great combo of techniques and bling.

Lucy said...

This is such a peaceful and lovely card!

Charlotte Taylor said...

Terrific color and a lovely card.

Patt H. said...

Love this cute shaker card! The polka dot background really sets it off.

Laceysocks said...

Very pretty card Amber!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love Your card.

Mojamm said...

Love, love, love the matching envelope!! The card is awesome too.... I can see I'm going to have to be checking out the new goodies!

Memories by Manda said...

Your project is neat - love the Deliver To stamp (need that)

Dan DePasquale said...

Love this card...folksy...colors perfectly blended. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Who doesn't love a shaker card, and yours is just perfect!

paulren1 at bigpond dot com

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great shaker element! Love this!

Juan Martinez said...

Great card and color combination.

BobbisTreasure said...

Love how you used the negative space, and filled it with great patterns!! BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

Elizabeth Gutierrez said...

I love shaker cards. The design makes the shaker part seem so natural and non bulky on the card. I have to say that this is by far my favorite shaker card!

Nandini said...

Really cute card!

stamptopy said...

Those trees are adorable...love the cool colors and the sequins!
eva

Robin B. said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the shaker trees and colors, thanks for sharing.

Judy Tuck said...

Fun shaker card!

Tammy H said...

What an adorable card. Love the colors and the layering.

Liana S. said...

I love your card and envelope! I've never heard of reverse confetti until today. So many awesome things going onto my wishlist!

impersenal said...

great card. those trees are awesome and i love the sequins inside the shakers. great idea.

jc said...

Love your color combination! Such a pretty little forest!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Wonderful shaker card! Different from the usual rectangle or round window look. Never would have thought of using tree cut-outs for the shaker window. Great color scheme, too. Tfs!

Chandra said...

I love the clear envelope with the wrap - unique and pretty!

OracleGaia said...

I love the matching envelope and card idea. Both are gorgeous. Tfs!

DazzlingKiwi said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous envelope. The layers definitely made it absolutely awesome!!

Kerry Yamamoto said...

What a pretty card! I like your pop of blue with the traditional green. The glittery snow is a perfect touch!

jeanine said...

Love shaker cards!

Heidi said...

Cute, cute, cute card....love shakers!

Lindsey Fabian said...

An envelope wrap die? Oh my! Where can I get it?
Love what you did with the layers for the trees.

Jessika said...

Pretty card! I love the tree die!

Nancy Carroll said...

Awesome card & envelope! Love what everyone is doing for others!

Bonnie said...

I have never made a shaker card but you have inspired me to give it a try.

Kim823marie said...

Thrilled to be a part of this:). Can't wait!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Card and envelope are fabulous! TFS

Kathy Mc said...

Isn't this just the cutest shaker card with those trees and a coordinating envelope? You rocked this one and for a great cause. Gotta show those seniors some love!

Denise Bryant said...

beautiful card! I love those trees!

Denise Gutshall said...

Lovely cards! I love the tree dies!