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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438 Comments

  1. charly30us
    November 18, 2016

    Who doesn't love a shaker card!! Theses are great!!!

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  2. ARTnas
    November 18, 2016

    Oh I looove shaker cards and yours are fabulous!! *-* So inspiring

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  3. Susan T
    November 18, 2016

    Love your shaker cards and the inspiration and the chance to win awesome swag.

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  4. Loly Borda
    November 17, 2016

    Beautiful shaker cards! Thanks for inspiring me to use plaid paper as background! I love it. TFS

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  5. Lauren Berrington
    November 17, 2016

    Such fantastic shaker cards. Definitely going to be viewing my dies in a new light – simple shapes make great windows! 🙂

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  6. Jeanne-Marie
    November 17, 2016

    I love that polar bear! What a creative idea to make them into shaker cards!

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  7. Jen Barnard
    November 17, 2016

    Great cards.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  8. Lorie Hulbert
    November 17, 2016

    Fun shaker cards so full of sparkle. The recipients will love them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Kate B
    November 17, 2016

    Fantastic cards! I love how filled these shakers are!!

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  10. Tracy
    November 17, 2016

    these are so pretty, can't pick a favorite!

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  11. Amrita
    November 17, 2016

    Very fun shaker cards!

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  12. Andrea @TwiceTheFun
    November 17, 2016

    Ooooh, your cards are gorgeous! I really like the idea of shaker animals. And the colors are just gorgeous <3

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  13. bbunch
    November 17, 2016

    Very colorful shaker cards!

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  14. mpburch
    November 17, 2016

    Great cards. I love both cards especially the deer card.I love the way you filled almost completely. This reminds me of a jeweled broach.

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  15. Allie
    November 17, 2016

    Oooohhh!!! So pretty! Love all the sparkle!

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