Friday, November 8, 2013

Caring Hearts Card Drive


Welcome to the Caring Hearts Card Drive!

For the past 4 years, Vera Yates has been organizing this super sweet and thoughtful card drive. Today we are hopping to share the details and encourage you to join in! Please visit HERE for more details.

The holidays are about family, about kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes really feel the loneliness or are missing their family. Wouldn't it be awesome if we could bring a smile to their faces & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten.

We all love making cards and what’s better than knowing our creations can bring a smile to others, right? Some helpful people already agreed to help us deliver the cards to selected nursing homes.



  • This card drive will be going on till November 28, 2013. We need to receive your card by November 28, 2013.
  •  Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message in it (it can be stamped or hand written).  
  • Please sign your name and where you are from. 
  • Please include an envelope for each card and please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to just cards (all sizes welcome)
  • And please don't use any pins (safety reason).
  • You can mail the cards to:
                 Vera Yates                                         Card Drive                                             Piney-fine
                       109 N. Post Oak Lane Ste. 430               c/o Tina Schrof                                    Attn: Anita
                       Houston, TX 77024                                        P.O. Box 75                                          P.O. Box 30       
                                                                                                     Springboro, Ohio 45066                  Piney. MBR0A 1 K0
                                                                                                                             Canada

  • In each package, PLEASE include THIS SUBMISSION FORM This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance to win. So the more cards you send, the better your chances!

    And the fun for you, right now? You have a chance to win some fabulous prizes just for commenting on this blog hop! A HUGE thank you to all the companies who have generously donated prizes, for this hop and for the card drive itself. (for a complete list of the prizes, visit HERE)

    Avery Elle
    Clearly Besotted Stamp
    Ellen Hutson
    Fresh Squeezed Stamp
    Hero Arts
    Inspiration Emporium
    Lawn Fawn
    Li'l Inker Designs
    May Arts
    My Favorite Things
    Newton Nook & Design
    Online Classes
    Paper Smooches
    Simon Says Stamps
    Studio Calico
    Tim Holtz
    There She Goes Stamp
    The Twinery

    Happy Holidays Caring Hearts Blog Hop by Kimberly Crawford 

    And here is my card for the drive. Simple and easy, but will bring a small bit of happiness to someone. I just love this card drive!

    Be sure to leave a comment here for your chance to win! Winners will be drawn randomly from all the comments. Leave comments until November 12 at midnight.

    You should have arrived here from the Avery Elle blog. And now head off to the blog of the fabulous Emily Branch.

    thanks for stopping by!

    ~kimberly

    I know, where has the month of gratitude gone? Its hiding for the time being. So much going on on the old blog right now. But I am doing it each day. I will share soon. Thankful for all of you today! 

    193 comments:

    Cathy Homan said...

    Love the color combinations. Thanks for sharing this card.

    Kristie Goulet said...

    Great color combo! Great cause!

    *Vicki* said...

    Love your tree card with the fun papers here! Thanks for sharing this cause! :)

    ~amy~ said...

    sweet!! love the polka tree and how the black banner pops!

    Kailash said...

    Beautiful card. A wonderful cause. Love it!!

    Judy1223 said...

    Kimberly, I love your classic Christmas card...I'm sure whoever receives this beauty will be so happy!

    Kristi said...

    Such a fun card! Love the banner die cut & sentiment in chalkboard-esq style!

    Disco Queen said...

    Hi Kimberly, Your card may be quick & simple, but it's beautiful & I am sure it would be greatfully received. Thanks for promoting this amazing cause :-)

    jeannine said...

    Great card, love the traditional colors with the fun patterns! Fun hop for a great cause!

    Michelle Simone said...

    Such a great way to share our love of papercrafting and the holiday joy with those that might not otherwise receive it.

    Laura Turcotte said...

    Absolutely beautiful card!

    gabriella said...

    Simple and elegant,very nicely done

    Kelley said...

    Love the simplicity! I need to make time for my craft room and get some cards made.

    cm said...

    Beautiful card, sure to brighten the spirits of whoever receives it, just as you've brightened mine by sharing today! Thank you!
    c

    Anja (scrappie) said...

    CAS card but very striking. Love the layout. Thanks for showing.

    Aida said...

    Great Blog, first time here. Love your card. Thanks for sharing and the chance

    Richell Martin said...

    Love all the colors in your card and the patterned paper! TFS!!

    mamichelle said...

    Such a nice thing to do!! I will have to get one ready to send. Love your card!

    Tammy B said...

    why do i always forget how cool it is to stamp on patterned paper? thanks for the reminder!

    Cheryl said...

    Thanks for this inspiration!

    Shaughn Woodruff said...

    Fab card! Love that Xmas tree! Such a great cause! My first box of cards went out Monday, working on my second now!

    Jamie said...

    Very pretty:)

    Jayell said...

    Great colours!

    Lisa aka Myran said...

    Beautiful card, I like the simple shape of the tree!

    Kari V. said...

    It may be a simple card, but it is just BEAUTIFUL!! I think it will be very appreciated!

    Papertangler said...

    I really like the traditional colors when in comes to Christmas.

    Nikki C said...

    Such a warm christmas card someone is going to be so happy to get it :)

    Maria said...

    love your card so pretty

    Brenda said...

    Somebody will enjoy this card. Tahnks.

    Kathy E said...

    Very pretty card, easy to make, just what is needed this time of year.
    Thank you

    Veronica Z said...

    Such a cute card! I love the design!

    Scrapycandy said...

    Great selection of printed papers for that card! Love this cause. Thanks so much!

    JMCPhillips said...

    Beautiful card!! TFS!!

    Jen said...

    This is such a great cause. I am excited to send in some cards for this year's drive. Thanks for sharing!

    Auror Willow said...

    Simple but really cute! I think that's the best kind of card lol

    Vikki Hein said...

    traditional colors but stamped in a fresh way - cute card. thanks.

    Jennifer said...

    Love your card, super simple but with so many details and patterns. Very pretty!

    Maeghan M. said...

    This is just lovely!!! TFS!!!

    Jackie said...

    It is very simple but really lovely.

    Larissa Heskett said...

    AWESOME!! I am a FAN of this Card Hop!! THANKS for sharing such a FUN Card and for the chance to win!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

    grandmato19 said...

    Kimberly, love the papers you chose for this card -- so fun, yet so elegant! Thanks for sharing!

    Lydia said...

    Very cute x

    lindaplus3 said...

    very pretty card.. pretty colors :)

    Deborah said...

    Sweet and simple and sure to touch someone's heart TFS

    Paper Master said...

    This classical Christmas card is simply festive and fun with an elegant touch. Thanks a lot!

    jj said...

    Love the polka dot tree!

    Miriam Prantner said...

    Sweet card, I love the paper choices!

    pcm said...

    very nice!

    Tami B. said...

    My kinda card, simple yet so striking...love it.

    Sabrina said...

    Very cute card!!

    Laura Jane said...

    LOVELY paper choices:)

    Vera Yates (Ling) said...

    Love your sweet card, Kimberly! Thank you so much for all your support. xo

    Elaine A said...

    What an adorable card! I love it!

    Elaine Allen

    joy said...

    Oh, wow! This is such a pretty card and very easy to replicate using patterned papers and a greeting. Love it!

    beaverphyllis said...

    Love your card—simple, but festive!

    LSmith said...

    Simple and sweet, love it!

    Jingle said...

    Oh, this is such a sweet holiday card! I love that tree!

    Barbara said...

    I just love this card! Someone who receives it will too!. This is a fantastic cause!

    Linda T said...

    I just love you're card. Simple, easy and just beautiful. Very good cause.

    di said...

    I love this card a lot. So simple but really yells country Christmas.

    Tracey Humphries said...

    Love the combination of patterned papers. And I love that the Christmas tree is rounded at the bottom. I'm sure someone will love receiving that card.

    Kirsten said...

    That pp background makes your card POP and I actually said "Wow!" when I saw it! Thanks for organizing this drive too :)

    Emily H said...

    Thanks for being part of this card drive! What a gorgeous card!

    Jennyfer L said...

    Love the color combo and the simplicity of it. Thanks for being in this card drive.

    Efrat said...

    Beautiful card

    Barb Ghig said...

    Such a beautiful and festive card, Kimberly! I love how you paired your patterned papers and the sentiment is perfect!

    Thanks so much for taking part in the hop!

    maria f. said...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I participated in Caring Hearts last year and have a pile started to get off in the mail this year. What a wonderful idea it is.

    Teresa Godines #6857 said...

    Beautiful! Love all of the layers of red. TFS

    Donna Cala said...

    Beautiful. I love the vintage papers.

    judy said...

    I love the way you put different patterns and colors together -- lovely card!

    Meredith said...

    Thanks for the chance to win! Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

    Candida said...

    What a cute card. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Lizzy C said...

    Oh I love this clean and simple card!

    Anne Harada said...

    Great card for anyone! Thanks for stamping for a great cause!

    Demonica said...

    Cute!!

    croppinmama said...

    Beautiful, CAS card. Love the combo of patterned papers and the contrast for the graphic tree. Thanks for sharing and for contributing some blog candy for this drive.

    Judy Tuck said...

    Love the different patterned papers that you used. Sweet card!

    Angie C. D. said...

    Cute card! Love the snowflake paper and the adorable tree. Thanks for the chance to win goodies.

    Kristen said...

    What a lovely card!! :) And a good cause!

    Sue D said...

    Love your simple and easy card!

    Robyn said...

    Love this clean and simple card! A great cause, too!

    Kelly Flaherty said...

    Charming card and yes, it will be appreciated by the receipient!

    Mary-Anne V said...

    Love this smooth and graphic Christmas tree and the red star!

    Synderai said...

    I love the colours on your card.

    Valerie Gee said...

    I really like how you combined the patterned paper. That's something I struggle with, but your card makes it look so easy and with fabulous results! Thanks so much for sharing, and of course, for the chance to win great prizes!

    Janet Ireland said...

    Thanks for your work for this cause. Your card is adorable; love the polka dot tree. Thanks!

    Gail Alcorn said...

    Love the simplicity of this card!

    Linda said...

    Love the red and green color scheme. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Kristie Maynard said...

    Sweet card. thanks!

    Rebecca Ednie said...

    I love the dark red snowflake paper.

    Cat Craig said...

    Sweet card, love the idea of the card drive.

    Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

    Great card - love the black banner - black seems to be popping up on a lot of holiday cards this year!

    ruth said...

    You think it is simple, I think it's super sweet!

    Ariana Garber said...

    Nice simple card!

    Cheryl Chow said...

    I love your clean and simple design!

    Beverly Perdue said...

    Love this cause and your Christmas tree card!

    Velvet Pearson said...

    This card idea will really help me use some of my pattern paper stash! Simple and cute.

    Buttarcrafts said...

    Love the colors and layout!

    Shannah said...

    Simple and easy - but cheerful! And yes, a perfect card for bringing happiness to someone who needs it!
    Hugs, Shannah xox

    frommycraftroom said...

    Lovely card. Thanks.

    Annie Wills said...

    Gorgeous card! Love how simple and elegant this is. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Marsha said...

    Very cute. Like the star ontop.

    Carol Perry said...

    Your papers you used are gorgeous. Your right, this will put a smile on someone's holidays.

    Lorraine Marasigan said...

    Love the paper and colors.

    Shirley said...

    What a cute and simple card. Your card would be a great one to make a whole bunch of them for Christmas cards. Thank you for sharing.

    Sandra said...

    fun card.
    Sandra ltb

    ValByDesign, Valerie said...

    Lovely card!

    milliedk5 said...

    I looove this card! thanks for a chance to win :)

    Sherri said...

    Love cards made with the red and green of Christmas. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

    Trisha Klowak said...

    I love the combination of patterned paper that you used!! Thanks for sharing information about the cards drive! What a great cause :)

    Lindsey said...

    This is a fabulous card drive. Your card may be simple (as you described it), but it is beautiful.

    arlsmom aka Lynda said...

    wonderful color combo!

    tonilea said...

    I looked at your other things as well as this latest post and you do beautiful work
    tonilea

    Maureen said...

    Simple, yes, but also totally fabulous!

    Bethany Lau said...

    Adorable card!

    Andrea La Vigne said...

    Wonderful card! Such a simple design, but it has a lovely homespun feel to it. I'm sure the recipient will just love it!

    Karenladd said...

    Oh my....I love this sweet card with the traditional Christmas colors and simple design!

    Jannette said...

    I would love to receive this card. Very nice.

    Jannette D.

    Teresa Ciarleglio said...

    Love the colors! Great card!

    devidhayaal said...

    Wonderful card..Thanks for sharing!!

    Nitasha said...

    Such a sweet card- love that little tree and banner!

    Tejal said...

    Such a pretty one...simple is always sweet!!
    thank you for such awesome hop!

    Weenie Thomas said...

    Very pretty card.

    kyhunter said...

    The tree looks good on the two red papers.

    Skraperella said...

    Great card Kimberly! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!!! :-)

    Cindi said...

    The patterned papers you chose are perfect for the simple layout.

    Kelley Petri said...

    Your card will make someone very happy! It is simply beautiful!

    Pam said...

    Great card! Love that tree.

    Cindy Groh said...

    CAS also looks so awesome. Fabulous card.

    Amy McCue said...

    That is a lovely card.

    Marie said...

    Such a great christmas card with classic colors =) TFS!

    Colleen said...

    Lovely card and for such a wonderful cause.

    Stacey said...

    Love the sweet polka dot tree.

    Sue Speck said...

    Really like your mix of patterns!

    Ann Marie Governale said...

    Fab card and an even greater cause in which to contribute.. thank you. xxx Ann Marie

    Melinda Abrahamson said...

    I love seeing examples using multiple patterned papers. You've done an excellent job here. Thanks for the inspiration.

    MB Isaac said...

    cute card! The tree is great.

    georgeanna elliott said...

    Super sweet card. Thank you for inspiring!

    Kathy H said...

    Simple and cute. My favorite kind of card!

    Daria Z. said...

    I love the classic color combo!

    Amanda said...

    I love the generous spirit of this card drive. How wonderful to send some love to a senior citizen during the holidays!

    Nicki Lundeen said...

    Love your card! nlundeen at catt dot com

    Loly Borda-Towery said...

    Lovely card, love your choice of papers. TFS

    Wendy said...

    Love your simple, but beautiful, card!

    Unknown said...

    so festive!
    thanks
    Holly

    valeriemolinier said...

    Simple and perfect !!!

    Michelle said...

    I like your card and the giveaway.

    Kimberly Rendino said...

    Sweet and simple!!!! Love it!

    Sarah Gray said...

    Love the combination of patterned papers - sweet card!

    Ellen J. said...

    Nice tree card for a great cause.

    Pam said...

    Beautiful card! Love the colors!!

    lynda said...

    Cute card! I like how you combined the snowflake & striped papers!

    Rachel said...

    love the combo of black, green, and red on this card-very nice!

    paperpapier said...

    love the simplicity of this Christmas card, gorgeous red and green colour combo.

    YillyLeon said...

    Nice and simple, love it

    Unknown said...

    Thanks for sharing your sweet card and for the chance to win a prize!

    reen said...

    Love your pretty card. I love this card drive too. I've been itching to make some Christmas cards.

    Moosisk said...

    What a fabulous card! I just love that background paper. It just makes the tree really "pop"! :D

    Bunnyfreak said...

    What a great card drive idea.

    Deborah Montgomery said...

    Sometimes I think simple is better...and in this case it definitely is! Thanks for sharing and helping out with such a great cause :)

    Lee said...

    Lovely card! thanks for sharing!

    Poorvi said...

    I love this card, Kimberly! Love the use of pattern paper :)

    maria f. said...

    Simple, pretty and a perfect specimen of mixing PPs.

    Melfina said...

    Beautiful card and for a great cause! Thank you for sharing!

    Laura M. said...

    Such a cute card! TFS :)

    Anita Rex said...

    I am inspired by your mix of pattern papers Kimberly!

    Joyce said...

    What a fabulous card.

    Lisa's Creative Niche said...

    Oohhhh love the patterned paper on here!

    Cornelia W said...

    Beautiful card!

    Amy Kolling said...

    love all the patterns you've combined!!!

    Kathy Mc said...

    Great choices of paper and colors. Your black banner really stands out, and your polka dot tree is so cute. This will definitely put a smile on someone's face!

    karenelr said...

    What a simple yet festive card! Thanks for inspiring us!

    jj said...

    I like how the red backgrounds really set off the tree.

    Crraftymama said...

    Love the simple design and your tree. The way you put your colors together are inspirational!

    {VICKI} said...

    great card
    tfs

    Sandy said...

    That card is adorable.

    Hannah Lewis said...

    Lovely colour combination, and I love that polka dot tree :-) Thank you for sharing, Hannah x

    Amante del Papel said...

    what a wonderful color! love it!

    croppergal said...

    Love the simple and easy! what a pretty result!

    Silver Lips said...

    Simple Classic pretty!! thanks for sharing

    Ruth G said...

    I love the different papers you used for your card! They are really the star (along with the lovely sentiment!) Thanks so much for sharing!

    Gabby Lou said...

    Love this darling card..simple but uber cute. Love your color choices and the cute polka dots!! Gabbylou@live.com

    ChrisM said...

    Love the simplicity.

    Angie M said...

    love the retro feel of the card

    bjmartin said...

    Love the cause and am happy to send cards! Love your simple card!

    Debbie Mallette said...

    Love the colours you used for your card. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing.

    mtscrapgal said...

    I love the simple design of your card. Thanks for helping with the drive.

    Maureen Hayes said...

    This is such an important card drive. Now that my own mom is in a nursing home, I see first hand how many people have no one and will be cheered by the cards we all make. Thanks to Vera, Jennifer and all the generous companies that have donated prizes!

    canadian_liner said...

    Love your card! Traditional colours but very contemporary feel. It WILL brighten someone's Christmas. Thanks for your support of this very worthy cause.

    Victoria S. said...

    love your card! very lovely! i want to copy it!

    Gabby Lou said...

    Love your color choices...cute paper and the tree...simple yet fabulous!!

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    Ren-Yi said...

    What a gorgeous card and a great way to use that pattern paper. So glad to have met you over this caring cards blog hop! cheers!