Caring Hearts Blog Hop

Today is World Kindness Day and we are celebrating with a fun blog hop in support of the Caring Hearts Card Drive. The purpose of this card drive is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes around the world. Since 2010 we have been bringing joy to many nursing homes throughout the US, Canada and Australia. And this year, we are branching out to the UK! What better way to share our love of card making than to bring joy to others, right? We hope you’ll join us in supporting the card drive. Details for the card drive can be found at: Vera Yates Blog HERE or Jennifer McGuire’s Blog HERE.

I’m sharing two cards I created for the card drive…

To create these cards, I used THESE coordinating dies from THIS stamp set and cut them from the center of a piece of cardstock and a piece of extra thick fun foam. I love using the negative portion of a die that is a basic shape. I encourage you to take a second look at your dies and find some basic shapes. They make perfect windows to shaker cards.

I love creating shaker cards but as I was adding the fun little bits to these, I couldn’t stop so a filled shaker card was born! I left a bit of room at the top of each card so the pattern of the paper would peek through and give just enough space for a little shake…

I heat embossed a sentiment from THIS set under each image and added a few snowflakes to this card to finish it off…

Here’s a closer look at each…

I can’t seem to get enough plaid print lately. The deer card uses THIS paper pad and the bear card uses THIS paper pad.

I hope you will give this filled shaker card technique a try and create some cards for this amazing card drive. 
Like I mentioned, this is part of a fun blog hop. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit the super fun, Julie Ebersole. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. 
No hop is complete without a fun giveaway, right? Simon Says Stamp has generously offering $150 gift card for this hop. All you need to do is visit and leave comment on each blog. Winner will be randomly selected from one of the participant blog. You have till midnight Thurday, 11/17/2016 to leave comment. Winner will be announced on Vera’s blog on Friday, 11/18/2016.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day! 


  1. Memories by Manda
    November 18, 2016

    Cool idea to make a shaker card from the negatives of die cuts. I have a stag die so I might give this a go!

  2. Michelle
    November 18, 2016

    Love your gorgeous shaker cards! One of these days I'm going to make one of these… 🙂

  3. Cassandra
    November 18, 2016

    Beautiful cards.


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