Good Morning! Thanks for stopping by during the Caring Hearts Card Drive. You should have arrived here from my lovely friend, Kimberly Crawford's blog.
Each year my friends Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire coordinate a card drive that delivers holiday cards to elderly residents in nursing homes who may be lonely or have no one to celebrate with.
The holidays are about family, about kindness and joy. During this time many of the elderly who live in nursing homes may feel the lonely or miss their families. Wouldn't it be so awesome if you could bring a smile to their face and brighten their holiday season simply by sharing your love of card-making? A simple gesture can let a person whose alone know that they're not forgotten.
We all love making cards, and what's better than knowing that our creations can bring a smile to others?
To help jump start this hop (and holiday season), I've made a holiday card to share. I will be donating this card along with some others to the Caring Hearts Card Drive. For more information on how to submit your handmade holiday card, and for a chance to win some amazing prizes just for contributing, please visit Vera's blog for all the details.
I absolutely love the new Chalet collection from SEI. It's the perfect blend of rustic and elegant, and it's full of delicious creams and reds that work perfectly with the wood grains and textures of the patterned paper.
I covered a card block with snowflake paper and then placed some cardstock over the patterned paper block. Then, I stamped a foliage wreath (which you'll see more of mid month on my blog) and added a cardstock reindeer sticker with foam tap in the middle. The cardboard star and star brad along with the rhinestones come in the Chalet Sundries and add some texture and dimension. Plus, the cardstock stickers in this collection are perfect for card makers-so many festive sentiments! For a finishing rustic winterland look I punched some snowflakes and added pearls to the center.
Red Pearls | Snowflake punches
Please leave a comment below sharing a holiday tradition you share with your family. Random winners will be chosen from the blog hop to win prizes, so the more times you comment, the better your chances of winning. You can also win prizes from our fabulous sponsors just by submitting your cards to the Caring Hearts Card Drive. Here's a list of our prize sponsors (for a detailed list of prizes please visit the Caring Hearts Card Drive main page.
Clearly Besotted Stamps
Fresh Squeezed Stamps
L'il Inker Designs
My Favorite Things
Newton's Nook and Designs
Online Card Classes
Simon Says Stamps
There She Goes Stamps
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you join us in this fabulous card drive. Your next stop on the hop is the Paper Smooches blog.