Caring Hearts Blog Hop!


The holidays are just around the corner, filled with opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. But during this special season, many of the elderly who live in nursing homes may be alone and missing their families. Wouldn’t it be awesome to bring smiles to their faces and brighten their holidays? That’s what the Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about! This wonderful card drive was started by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire and is in its 5th year of collecting holiday cards to send to the elderly in nursing homes. Please join us in spreading cheer this holiday season with the Caring Hearts Card DriveClick Here for all the details, including what to send and where to send it. Note: All cards must be received by November 28, 2014. For more details, please head to the blogs of Vera Yates or Jennifer McGuire.

For this amazing card drive and blog hop, I’ve created a holiday card that includes a “Shaker” element. I thought it was another fun way to use the Bundle of Stitches dies along with the Line Shape Dies.

shari carroll CH Happy Christmas

The combination of  Coral Reef ink and Seal Glass card stock together makes for one of my favorite soft color combos!

shari carroll CH Happy Christmas D1

I’ve shot a quick video on how I made my card. Enjoy!

No hop is complete without prizes.  Please let the readers know that they can leave comments until midnight CST Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Winners will be chosen randomly based on collective comments left on the designers’s blogs from both days of the hop. So be sure to leave loads of love for everyone! You are also eligible for MANY more prizes by sending in cards for the card drive. For more information, visit HERE.

The prize list is fabulous… check it out!!!
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.

This is the second day of the hop. Please visit Vera’s post HERE to see Day One.

Below you will find a list of all of today’s stops on the hop:
Simon Says Stamp (you are here)

Your next stop on the hop is Paper Craft Connection!

Thanks for stopping by!

  1. What a fun card. I have not tried shakers, but I think I am going to have to give in. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I love this shaker tree. I think this will be a card I would like to try even if I don’t have a tree die.

  3. Such a very worthwhile cause! Am glad to see so many people helping out. This card is just lovely, the colors combined with the “snow” background make it look so peaceful!

  4. Great idea for a shaker card! I like the tree shape instead of a snow globe or window scene.

    This card drive is so awesome and definitely a great cause. I will be contributing!

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