Caring Hearts Blog Hop

Saturday, October 23, 2010

You should be arriving here, for Vera Yate's Caring Hearts Card Drive blog hop, via the uber talented and equally giving Jennifer McGuire's blog.  LOVE what that girl can do with ink!
Vera is collecting Thanksgiving and Christmas cards to be delivered to the elderly, residing in nursing homes, care centers, and assisted living places; and I'm so excited and, truly, honored to get to be a participant in her cause!  She is accepting cards, until November 15, 2010, at...

Vera Yates
Caring Hearts Card Drive
P.O Box 16321
Sugar Land, TX 77496

She asks that you (1) add a Thanksgiving or Christmas message, respectively, to the interior of your cards; (2) sign them with your name and where you're from; and (3) put them in unsealed envelopes with your name, also, written in the envelope's top left corner.  Finally, (4) be sure to add a slip of paper, to your packages, with your name, address, and email, as well as how many cards you sent; as Vera is, also, holding a drawing, for her participants, for some, absolutely, fantastic, randomly-won prizes, including a $25 gift certificate to our very own Wplus9 Store.  Yea!

Please be sure to check out the official Caring Hearts Card Drive link for any information, about the card drive, that I may have missed.  I've, also, added the Caring Hearts Card Drive graphic/link to my right side bar and will leave it up, through the duration of the card drive, to make it easier, for you all, to access that information.  Now, how about a couple of cards, which will be added to a bunch of other cards, that have, already, made their appearances right here on my blog, and sent Vera's way, to inspire you to get inky?
I started this card by cutting the 4", square card, from textured, Pumpkin Pie cardstock, with my Cricut.  I, then, used Terrifically Tacky Tape to adhere a piece of clear cardstock to the inside of the card face, behind the turkey cut-out.  Stacked a bunch of stamped, in Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Ruby Red, and Elegant Eggplant inks; hand-cut; and glittered leaves and acorns, facing out, on top of the clear cardstock, and secured them, into a pocket, with another piece of clear cardstock, adhered with dimensionals.
I, then, covered up all the tape and backsides of the stamped images with a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock...
before wrapping a length of Baker's Twine, three times, around the card face; tying it, in a bow, through a Pure Poppy button...
and embellishing it with a stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, on a piece of hand-cut, white cardstock, "BLESSINGS" sentiment.
Now, how about a little Christmas fun?
I started this card by machine stitching a white-threaded, straight-stitch frame around the edges of a piece of text, patterned paper, before adhering it to the distressed, with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, Old Olive, cardstock, card face.
I, then, wrapped a length of sheer, olive ribbon around the vertical length of the card face and tied it in a bow, just above horizontal center.
The frame was stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, on a square of white cardstock; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; framed with a square of Real Red cardstock; and adhered, with dimensionals, in the bottom center of the card face, right after the "PEACE & JOY" sentiment was stamped, in Old Olive ink, in the bottom center of it.
Finally, I stamped the flower image, three times, in Real Red ink, on white cardstock; punched them out; distressed them; inked their edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; adhered them, one on top of the other, in the top center of the stamped frame, above the sentiment; and embellished their center with a Desert Sun gemstone.
Thank you so much for visiting my little corner of the web!  Now, off you go, to designer Kathy Martin's blog, to continue your hop.  Be sure to leave everyone a comment along the way.  We all love to hear from our visitors!  Have a fun and fabulous weekend, ya'll; and please, try to sneak in a little time for Vera's cause.  Thanks!
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Season of Thanks (Wplus9) Paper: Chocolate Chip & textured, Pumpkin Pie (SU); white (Georgia Pacific); clear (PTI) Ink: Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Ruby Red, & Elegant Eggplant (SU) Other: Baker's Twine (AR Designs); Pure Poppy button (PTI); Terrifically Tacky Tape & Speaking of Fall, Cricut cartridge (Provo Craft); dimensionals
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Poinsettia Patterns (Wplus9) Paper: Old Olive & Real Red (SU); white (Georgia Pacific); text patterned (My Mind's Eye) Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, & Chocolate Chip (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: white thread & sewing machine; dimensionals; sheer, olive ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Desert Sun gemstone (Bazzill Basics); Scallop Circle punch (SU)

44 comments:

Laurel said...

What fabulous cards!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Jinny, these are so awesome! I especially love the elegance of the second card. Thank you so much for all your support for Caring Hearts Card Drive. Hugs. :)

Tiff said...

Your creations are beyond amazing! They are soooo gorgeous! Love the technique you used for your turkey card!

Belinda said...

Love the fun use of the negative turkey for your thanksgiving card and the elegance of your second one!

Michele Gross said...

that turkey cutout card is soooooooo cool! Wonderful creations!

Wendy Colledge said...

Jinny, I have to agree with Vera - your cards are Awesome! I love the turkey card! xx

Deirdre said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.... love what you created.

Cassie_lu said...

what a fun shaker card and the stiching on the second one is stunning

Kryssi said...

wow, amazing and very cool!

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards!!
Hope you can visit my blog and join my Card Drive for Logan and Bekah.

God bless.
Giovana

christys_scrappin said...

What an adorable project for the blog hop! Very talented for sure!

http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

Trinh said...

Fantastic cards, Jinny! The turkey card is so fun and the 2nd one is elegant & pretty!

gberry14 said...

Your Turkey card takes the top prize! What a great creative technique! Your Christmas card is so elegant and pretty!-Leesa Berry

Scrappy Jackie said...

Very pretty cards. I am so glad you are part of this hop!

Jennifer said...

Great cards!

Lin said...

That turkey card is darling! What a great one - someone special will get a big smile from it!

Sharon D. from Canada said...

Lovely cards! The turkey and leaf card is especially terrific!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Beautiful cards! Love the turkey!

Cor* said...

Stunning creations! Very cute turkey lurkey with the leaves inside!! Very cute indeed!

Pickle said...

Really love your cards. I really love cut out cards and this Turkey one is great. Thanks and great part of the blog hop. :)

Kelly said...

Those are gorgeous! SUch detail in both! You will lift someone's spirits for sure!

Anna said...

These cards are both awesome. I love the turkey!

Ruby said...

Both lovely cards, the turkey is such fun and I love the second one too

Elise said...

Your cards are amazing! You are so talented!

Pam said...

Wow! Your cards are so unique! Just amazing!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards, Jinny! Love that turkey shaker card! So clever!

Christiana said...

These are both absolutely stunning cards! Wow! Great job!

Ren-Yi said...

oh this is just darling. i love the little clear card stock idea. so unique. and the christmas one is just charming.

Winter said...

Oh my Goodness! This is too cute! :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards :-) I love the shaker card too ,, very cute :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Playing with Paper said...

Oh WOW!!! I just love your cards they are awesome you do wonderful work!! I just love your creativity!!

Kathy Martin said...

Goodness! Your cards are so sweet! They will be treasured! :)

Denise said...

Both cards are very pretty! Love how you did the fall leaves.
DeniseB

Linda Beeson said...

Now that is a totally cool turkey! I love the shape of it and the leaves in the background.

Lilygirl said...

Your turkey card is awesome!!

kathlee said...

What gorgeous cards! Beautiful website as well. Will definately visit again!

Disp6194 said...

You really out did yourself Girlie! These cards are phenom!

{VICKI} said...

love that sweet little turkey card

Lisa Petrella said...

That turkey card is so clever! Great job on both of these cards!!

Dana said...

That 1st card is amazing genius! I can't wait to try using clear cardstock and my Cricut that way! That 2nd card is fabulously gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

LOVE both of your cards...soooo wonderfully creative!

NanaBeth said...

Great cards and a great cause-thank you for caring about our senior citizens.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Jinny, these will be treasured
hugs Mandy xx

AnitaRex said...

Wow I love the turkey card! Gorgeous!