Sunday, November 13, 2016

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. 

KEEP HOPPING
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. 

GIVEAWAY
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! 

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439 comments:

  1. Ooooh love both of these cards! So kind of all the people participating in this card drive!

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  2. Beautiful shaped shaker cards. Love having another way to stretch those dies. Happy World Kindness Day.

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  3. Fantastic shaker cards!!! Both equally beautiful

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  4. WOW! Super fun and beautiful shaker cards :)

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  5. Shakers are my very favorite type of card! And these are
    just lovely. I especially love that they are nearly filled,
    which is different than typical. I will have to try that on
    my next shaker; thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. The BEST shaker cards I've ever seen! WOW!

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  7. Just beautiful! Now those are some fully-loaded shakers! :)

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  8. These are fantastic Shaker cards! Love the die cut images and all of that wonderful FUN sparkle!

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  9. Fab shaker cards! I **love** the filling you used!

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  10. I so admire your shaker cards, because I fail miserably when I try to make one! LOL They're both beautiful with gorgeous sparkle and wonderful plaid backgrounds!

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  11. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas and beautiful cards. I'm always looking forward to what's next.

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  12. Thanks for sharing these great card ideas! The plaid background looks really nice.

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  13. Fun shaker cards and I love the idea of using the negative part of the die cut!

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  14. Love how full your shaker portion is -- that deer hear is totally awesome!

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  15. Beautiful cards!!! Stunning and elegant!

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  16. Fun shakers. The polar bear is my fav.
    I'm excited to be participating in the Caring Card Drive and have already submitted my cards.

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  17. Beautiful shaker cards. I love how you almost filled the entire shaker area. I'll have to try this one myself. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. love the look of the patterened paper with all the shaker bits.

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  19. super fun cards Love the idea of overfilled shakers

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  20. I like how full your shaker elements are. Thank you for sharing your adorable cards!

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  21. great shakers should have lots of filling ;-) I use silhoutte dies a lot for my shakers, and i've been eyeing upa deer head for a while ;-)

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  22. These cards are fabulous!! I love how full you made them. Simply divine.

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  23. Love these! The colours and filled silhouettes are perfectly combined.

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  24. Loving those plaid backgrounds! I am pretty sure my skills are not where they need to be in order to mass produce something like this, but there's nothing like practice. Most of the cards I am sending are one-of-a-kind's where I was trying out something new or a variation. I even have some hand lettering, and I learned that you can use chalk markers on rubber stamps! It's all about learning, playing and donating a little love. Thank you.

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  25. Great shaker cards :) I love the simplicity of the design, it makes the shaker elements the focus! Love it.
    Cheers
    Preety

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  26. I too love using the negative part of dies. Love your creativity.

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  27. I love the bear card, although they are both super cute!

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  28. I really like the polar bear card!

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  29. oh so pretty and unique! thanks for sharing!

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  30. I really love your die cut shaker design here! The sparkle is really showing beautifully in your photos too! They are both really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Such great dies and the cards you created are beautiful!

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  32. This is my 3rd year and it gives me great joy to participate. Thank you . Your cards are adorable.

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  33. Both adorable cards! Not sure which is my favorite!

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  34. Great shaker cards! The plaid paper complements the shaker elements so well!

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  35. Love your cards!~ Thanks for the inspiration to use a little deer die that I have and wasn't quite sure how to use it! Filling the bear with the white was genius! I'm working on my cards for the Kind Hearts card drive and they are almost ready to be sent. This is such a worthy cause! The idea of bringing joy to those folks warms my heart! Great blog hop and such a generous prize! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. GREAT shaker cards! Love your use of these dies! Thanks for sharing your projects!

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  37. Very unique and fun, Heather! Love your cards.

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  38. Super nice cards! I love this card drive because too often we forget our elderly and they need a pick me up. I am proud to say I have a ton of cards ready to send to Vera and happy that the cards will be bringing smiles to our older generation.

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  39. Oh my gosh these are so creative, unique and color combos are amazing!!!

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  40. I love shaker cards. The deer one has such pretty colors.

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  41. Awesome job on both your cards they are adorable!

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  42. Love those shaker cards. So fun!

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  43. Love the look of the shaker cards being so full!! Will absolutely try that out. The bear card is so cute!!

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  44. Wonderful shaker cards, Heather! Love the bear!

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  45. These are so cool! I love the white sparkly shaker bits in the polar bear card, it's perfect. That deer is stunning.

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  46. Pretty card, love shaker cards.

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  47. Wonderful cards. I love shakers and these are great. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  48. So pretty, I love shaker cards actually any interactive cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. so cute shaker cards , I love the use of die cuts for shaker card.

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  50. I love the pretty colors used and the shaker elements look so festive. Enjoying the hop and all the very best for the card drive.

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  51. Both beautiful shaker cards!! I love the scalloped bases in those bright papers! So glad you mentioned going through my dies...I never think of that & it's a great idea to use negative spaces for shaker cards!!

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  52. These are such fun shaker cards!!! Thanks for sharing with us!! This card drive makes my heart happy!! Such an awesome idea!!!!

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  53. I think your right.The plaid gives a massive punch to the background. These are Gorgeous.

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  54. Beautiful Cards! Love how you used the dies.

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  55. Those came out great. They may not have a lot of room to shake, but they still provide such great colors!

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  56. I love these cards can't wait to try and make some myself ♥♥♥ What a wonderful drive.

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  57. Time to go searching through my dies to see which might work for this technique. Great cards.

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  58. Shaker cards are definitely in. Yours are very unique.

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  59. Such lovely cards. I just love your designs. I just love shaker cards. I am so happy that I will again be able to participate again in this years card drive. Such a great cause and I thank Simon Says for being so generous. The best place to shop for me.

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  60. Wow! Awesome cards. Thanks, Denise

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  61. Love the shaker cards, thanks for sharing

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  62. These are amazing! I love them both...very cool!

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  63. Amazing shaker cards Heather. Love that you filled the shakers. The pattern papers are so pretty.

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  64. Your filled shaker cards are so fun!

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  65. That bear shaker card is so beautiful. Love both cards.

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  66. Hi Heather
    I certainly have made a number of cards for the drive. I have already posted them off to the lady who is collecting them in Canada. I work with seniors and know only too well what a lonely time Christmas can be for them. Hugs, Cheryl

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  67. Happy World Kindness a Day, Heather! Your shaker cards are adorable and love the plaid paper backings. Yay for Caring Hearts Drive and a fun blog hop!

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  68. Wow! These are so pretty. I love the polar bear.

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  69. Cute and sparkly shaker cards, Heather! Whoever receives them will certainly enjoy and smile.

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  70. I love shaker cards, too. I have a handful of cards I can send in for the drive. What a worthwhile cause.

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  71. So much fun sparkle on these cards!

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  72. Such a great blog hop for a wonderful cause. I really like your deer card - so festive!

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  73. I love both of these cards. The shaker windows are beautiful.

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  74. I love the shimmer in the bear card and the sparkles. Very pretty.

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  75. Love the glitter paper you used to back your shaker cards! What shine and sparkle it adds! The shaped windows are a super idea! Great cards.

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  76. Love how fun shaker cards are. Great cards. This is a wonderful cause.

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  77. I too love plaid papers. Wonderful cards
    this is a wonderful idea for a card drive
    thank you so much for doing it.

    Barb Housner

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  78. These are awesome shaker
    cards! I like the deer head, especially!
    Plaid is rad :-)

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  79. Wonderful shaker cards! Love the plaid papers and the deer and bear-shaped windows!

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  80. Gorgeous shaker cards Heather. I have already sent my cards off. The drive is a great idea.

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  81. Very fun and pretty cards! Love the look of the filled shaker.

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  82. Oh my goodness! These cards are adorable! I'm really loving that Polar Bear, but both are so cute. I hope the person(s) receiving these are thrilled.

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  83. Both cards are amazing! So pretty! I absolutely love them! Definitely adding these dies to my shopping list!

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  84. Great cards! Who doesn't love a shaker!

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  85. Shakers are so much fun, and these are pretty too.

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  86. Love the sparkle and your color choices for these cards.

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  87. Sweet shaker cards!! I am going to be heading to my craft room as soon as I finish this blog hop!! Love that you all share your creativity and inspiration :)

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  88. Really pretty shaker cards! The black is cool and original!

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  89. I love shakers! Always remind me of old fashioned snow globes!

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  90. Using the negative space really makes it stand out. These are fantastic!

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  91. I love shaker cards and these are perfect for men too!

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  92. such an awesome way to use die cuts! My favorite is the polar bear!

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  93. Love love LOVE these gorgeous shaker cards!

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  94. Love how you've pulled these together!

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  95. What fun shaker cards!! So lovely!!

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  96. Fantastic shaker cards!Thank you for sharing

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  97. What magical shakers! Love your color choices. Thanks for sharing.

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  98. Your shaker cards turned out so nice....well done on them...tfs

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  99. Great cards!
    I have already donated my cards to the drive! :)

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  100. I am so hooked on shaker cards! Yours are absolutely stunning!

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  101. Your shaker cards are wonderful!

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  102. Great Idea! Haven't tried shaker cards with other shapes besides basic shapes! Have to try this.

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  103. LOVE these shakers...they are fantastic!

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  104. Super fun idea! I love that you cut the images from craft foam - what an easy way to add dimension as well as space for the shaker bits! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!!!

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  105. These shaker cards are beautiful. Love the plaid, too. they would make someone very happy to be remembered in this way.

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  106. So pretty, Heather! Loving your shakers on plaid!

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  107. Awesome cards and I love shaker cards too, so fun to make and I hope fun to receive!

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  108. Yay... more shaker cards! These are awesome! I just got into making shakers and I can't sto :)

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  109. Lovely cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  110. Shaker cards are always so much fun. Love them.

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  111. Your cards are delightful...love the plaid and the shaker element.

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  112. Love shakers card! !! These animals-shaker are awesome!!! ;)

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  113. Beautiful cards! Whomever receives your cards will be so excited & grateful!

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  114. I love the "filled shaker card" technique and will give it a try next time. They look awesome :)

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  115. Adorable shaker cards Heather. I love the colors you chose. :-)

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  116. Wow these are awesome shaker cards.

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  117. Love your fabulous cards, Heather! Thank you for all the support. Hugs...

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  118. Love shaker cards, yours are fabulous!

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  119. Your cards are lovely. I'm a sucker for anything blue. Thanks for sharing.

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  120. Like shaker style cards. My fav is the Polar Bear with wonderful sparkle look.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  121. Beautiful cards for a beautiful cause. Thank you so much for your inspiration and gracious heart.
    Renee

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  122. I love your beautiful shaker cards filled with wonderful sparkles! Thanks for your inspiration!

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  123. Beautiful, Heather. A shaker is especially effective as a polar bear.

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  124. Ooooo! These cards look like they are made of crystal ice! Shaker cards are always such fun.

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  125. OMG!!! These are the best cards I have seen in a while!! Such a great idea to fill the images almost to the brim with sparkle! Absolutely magical and fun! Definitely going to be doing this!! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  126. Very classy cards! I love then both. The colours are so lovely.

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  127. Love these cards! Love the plaid papers. Love the sequins. Love the Die! Love it all!!!

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  128. Beautiful card. I love this stamp set!

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  129. Your cards are wonderful!! Love them and this card drive:)

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  130. Heather, you got some shaky goodness going on there! Love all the sparkle and the plaid...beautiful color combinations too! Thank you so much for your participation on this blog hop Heather and for your support in this very important Card Drive for our elderly people!

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  131. Beautiful,Heather. Love those sequin combos.

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  132. Both of these shakers are amazing! I love the color against the white--very pretty and so creative too!
    Take Care!
    Michele
    crimsonowl@charter.net

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  133. Great cards for a great cause.

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  134. Very inspired by the card drive! Working on my contribution. Love your shaker cards!

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  135. Wow! I love all the shimmery beads in both cards. Lovely!!

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  136. So fun! These shakers are the bomb!

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  137. Ahhh...the birth of the filled shaker card. I think I prefer it. I'm looking at my dies to find shapes.

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  138. I love your shaker cards, especially the bear!

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  139. Lovely cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  140. Great cards! I love cards with any kind of movement. Thank you for the chance to win

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  141. I love these cards, especially the polar bear. What a generous giveaway from SSS.

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  142. Beautiful cards, love shaker cards. Nikki

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  143. They are stunning, thanks for sharing.

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  144. I love all the texture and then the plaid finish!!

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  145. Love your shaker cards on plaid paper!

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  146. Love your shaker cards on plaid paper!

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  147. Nice cards. Love the glittery bear.

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  148. Lovely cards, Heather, for such a worthy cause. Happy World Kindness Day!

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  149. Pretty cards. I especially like the polar bear. Thank you for sharing your work.

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  150. I love shaker cards and I really love the polar bear!

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  151. I am definitely making the deer head shaker card for my husband this Christmas! Thank you for the inspiration and beautiful cards.

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  152. These are just beautiful cards Heather. I especially like the polar bear card, just beautiful!

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  153. What a fun way to use those dies! I love the shaker idea!

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  154. Love the fun filled shaker cards!!! Thanks for the chance to win! God bless! 💓

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  155. These are awesome. Love the sparkle

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  156. Your shaker cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  157. magic in a card - just what the Christmas elf ordered

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  158. Awesome shaker cards. The Bear is my favorite. Putting this die set on my wish list. Thank you for sharing.

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  159. Your cards are nice and "wintery" feeling. Those shades of blue are soooooo cooooooooool.

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  160. Your work is so inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

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  161. I love plaids all the time, and your FULL shakers really blinged out these cute cards!

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