Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Caring Hearts cards

I spent the last month working as hard as any of Santa's elves making cards for Vera Yates' Caring Hearts card drive. She collects cards for senior citizens in nursing homes, and had a goal of 7,000 cards this year.  I managed to make about 60. (Vera needs to receive cards for this year by 28 November, but keep it in mind for next year.)

 This is a CAS design I used for maybe 15 or 20 cards. Each one was slightly different, as I used snippets of different paper to cut the ornament; I also had some pretty ornament stickers I used on a few.

This was an easy design to mass produce. I used a Prickly Pear die for the ornament. The pine branch stamp is from the same set. I stamped it twice, didn't even bother to re-ink -- that gave me a little variation and depth on the branch.

It's fun to see how different papers for the ornament change the look. I like the striped paper -- it reminds me of the striped glass ornaments we had when I was a kid.

I'm showing two cards for the last Rudolph Challenge of the year. The card is for these challenges:

Rudolph Day Challenge November -- two cards
Crafting for all Seasons #91 -- Tis the Season
Creative Inspiration #291 -- Seasons Greetings
CHNC#203 -- getting ready for Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #160 -- Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippet Playground #152 -- snippets.


  1. I think it is awesome that you made 60 cards in the last month for The Caring Hearts card drive! Love your Christmas ornament cards. I'm one of your newest followers.

  2. Two lovely CAS card and a great bauble image.

    Kath x

  3. lovely paper baubles, and what a great cause, well done for making 60 xxx

  4. I love these two festive bauble cards Sandy. Well done for making so many for a good cause too.

    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day again.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Two lovely baubles cards Sandy - and well done on the huge number of cards you made for such a good cause!


    Di xx

  6. These are absolutely beautiful hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  7. gorgeous baubles, Sandy! Love them both!

  8. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 204 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  9. Great design and so neat that you made so many for such a good cause!

    Hope you will drop by my blog in 2015. The Scrappymo version of Rudolph Days will be held from the 25th till the end of each month!

  10. When I first saw these cards I thought the ornament was a cut out with the paper behind it. Now I see the ornament is the paper and that makes it even simpler. These is a great card design for mass production especially since you can use different papers and make them all slightly different.

  11. These are very cute! I love the striped ornament! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  12. These are both gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CFAS hugs Tina (DT) x


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