cards that care | blog hop


I'm proud to be taking part in the Cards that Care card drive and blog hop. Why? Because the small gesture of a handwritten note or card ALWAYS brightens my day. Always.

Welcome! You should have arrived here from the blog of the inspiring Trinh Arietta. If you've just arrived, feel free to start at the beginning of the over at Vera's blog {where there's a complete list of participants} so that you're able to leave a comment on each blog, which increases your chances of winning some great prizes.


The holidays are about family, about kindness, and joy. The holidays are the times when many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes would really feel the loneliness or missing their family. Wouldn't it be awesome if we can bring a smile to their face & 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? We hope that many of you will help and join us in our effort to spread joy & cheer.

Here are a few cards that I've made and will be mailing to Vera and Jennifer. My kids will also be participating and we'll include their cards as well. They love playing with Mommy's punches and markers and glue sticks and really pretty papers and we're hoping that the elderly will appreciate the craftiness of our girls!



Here's a close-up of how I attached the gift tag to the patterned paper with baker's twine, which I kept rather simple so that I could create the card in multiples for this project. These cards will be joined by the many others we'll be sending along for the elderly.


A few important details:

  • The card drive will be active until November 30, 2011. We will need to receive your cards by November 30, 2011.
  •  Please create cards with the themes of 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.  Please also sign your name and where you are from.  On the card envelope, write your name on the top left corner.  Also, please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please, cards only.
  • And please don't use any pins (safety reason).
  • You can mail your cards to:
                        Jennifer McGuire                              Vera Yates
                 
       P.O. Box 428612
                                P.O Box 17596
                 
       Cincinnati, OH 45242                        Sugar Land, TX 77496


  • In each package, PLEASE include a piece of paper with your name, address, email address and how many cards you sent.  This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance.  So the more cards you send, the better your chances. 
To thank you for your generosity in supporting this drive, we have awesome PRIZES ready for several winners. There will be many winners and remember… the more cards you send the better your chances. 

The following companies have generously offered prizes for the hop:










4 stamps of your choice - clear, cling or wood



a spot in her Holiday Boot Camp Class






4 digital stamps of your choice



3 rolls of ribbon of your choice 



                          Monika Wright | I Love It All  ---> that's me!
8 x 10 print of this gorgeous design



2 Cling Stamps of your choice



2 small stamp sets



A Stamp set of your choice


Winners will be randomly chosen from comments left on participants' blogs. The more blogs you visit and leave a comment on the better your chances. You have the whole weekend to leave comments (until Sunday, 11.6.11 midnight CST).

The next stop on this blog hop is with the creative dynamo Brenda Urbanik. I hope you'll join us all in donating some of your handmade card creations to this worthy cause, Cards that Care.

I'm proud to be a prize giveaway sponsor for the Cards that Care blog hop to make sure at least some of the elderly in nursing homes will receive cheerful cards this holiday.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

112 comments

  1. super fabulous cards...love the metal rimmed tags with the twine!

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  2. What cute cards and what a wonderful idea for a card drive.

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  3. What a great initiative, this card drive! The cards you made are very sweet, love the round tags! I'm sure they will make someone really happy. I am gonna hop along now on this blog hop. Hugs, Hanneke

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  4. Love this CAS design you have going here Monika! Perfect to be able to make a few of these relativel quickly! Love those Christmas papers!

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  5. Monica, I love these cards and the cute tags! Great idea to get your kids involved, too...such a good cause!

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  6. great cards!

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  7. Love the use of the negative, beautiful!

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  8. awesome cards...thanks for sharing..

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  9. I haven't seen metal tags on cards in ages so it was great to see, lovely cards!

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  10. Lovely cards for some special people!

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  11. What fun cards! I really like your tag idea. :)

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  12. Bright and lovely cards! Love the tag idea....

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  13. I am always looking for examples of using tags. Your cards are terrific. Nice job!

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  14. These are simple and pack a huge punch. Love the little tags.

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  15. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Oh my goodness, what a cute idea to use those little tags! I love it!

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  17. Great cards! I like how you attached the tags with the twine. My daughter is excited to make some cards to send in as well.

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  18. I love the Christmas Paper....these are really pretty cards!!!

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  19. simple and sweet! love the tags!

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  20. just adorable. Thanks for inlcuding the close up of how you attached the tags! CUTE!

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  21. Beautiful cards! I've always loved stitching on cards, and your colours are very festive.
    Thank you for sharing them and being part of this wonderful card drive and blog hop.

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  22. The cards you made are terrific.

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  23. metal rimmed tags + twine = beautiful!

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  24. Very pretty. Thanks for the tip on attaching the tags.

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  25. Soooo adorable, love what you created.

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  26. Your cards are SO delightful - sure to get some smiles! I also am participating in this year's card drive. Such a wonderful event!

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  27. Really great CAS cards and I love the way you used the bakers twine.

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  28. yay for the twine!! your cards are fabulous!! definately filled with christmas cheer!

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  29. Love these cards and so happy that we can bring smiles to someone's face this holiday!

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  30. Cute and cheerful cards--I love the
    tags!

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  31. Great cards! Love those metal rim tags! Happy hoppin'! :)

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  32. Love the cards - nice and bright!

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  33. I love the top note shape you used on these cards!!

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  34. These are simple and really pretty! The perfect card for a project such as this...the card drive!

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  35. gorgeous cards! love those stamp sets!

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  36. Great Card for a great cause Monika!
    Thank you for doing that!!

    xox

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  37. These are very cute! I bet someone is going to love to get one of these! So festive and fun!

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  38. Such a fantastic card, so bright and happy! Your patterned paper choice is perfect.

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  39. Too cute! THanks for sharing!

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  40. Love those tags, should get me some!

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  41. These cards will bring someone much joy!

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  42. Beautiful bright cheerful cards!
    What a great cause.
    Vicki

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  43. Wonderful cards. Love how you attached the sentiments, and stitching detail. Thank you for sharing and caring.

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  44. I love it! Great card, great cause. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. Such wonderful creations! I just adore the labels and the twine :)

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  46. love this design and how you attached the tag and twine!

    p.s. i think november has only 30 days...

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  47. Both cards are beautiful! Love the patterned paper you used :)

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  48. Cute, cute, cute! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  49. Wonderful cards, simple but really stuning and beautiful :)

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  50. Love the bright version of red and green patterned paper on the white card base..

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  51. I love your card, simple but very cute !

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  52. Great cards :) They look like they would be simple to mass produce and I like that!

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  53. What a great simple design for your cards - I'll be borrowing this idea, thanks!

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  54. so pretty...great idea...luv your kids helping out...xo

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  55. Love these!! THANKS For sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  56. beautiful! and I love the round tags, I have some somewhere, thanks for reminding me of them!

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  57. Your cards are so cute, and it is a great cause.

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  58. love the label shapes-great cards!

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  59. Really neat how you used the tags!! Very creative!

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  60. Very festive cards. I love the way you tied the tags with twine.

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  61. Lovely cards, very easy to mass produce

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  62. Love the cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  63. A great simple card to make so someone can smile. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Great use of the pattern paper, thanks for sharing xx

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  65. Such a fun design. Gorgeous cards :)

    Loving this inspirational hop and thoughtful drive.

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  66. Great cards--I like how you used the twine.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  67. Simple, cheerful and smart looking!

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  68. The tags are a perfect final touch on these cards!

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  69. really really love these cards, thanks for participating & supporting the cause.

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  70. Nice to see metal rimmed tags being used again. Great cards.

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  71. Beautiful and bold - love em :o)

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  72. Could these cards be any cuter? Or faster to make? I think not. Lovely.

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  73. Great cards for a great cause!

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  74. Great cards for mass production.

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  75. Love these sweet and simple cards! The pp you chose is so cute! And the twine is a great touch!

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  76. great cards! ANd i love the drawing you posted today :)

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  77. I really like your cards. I like the simplicity of them. When you have a lot of cards to do, that's the way to go!! Love 'em!!

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  78. Cute! Love the tags being tied on!

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  79. Monika, I just love your cards! They're so festive. And thank you again for all your support. I really appreciate it.

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  80. Love the tags used in the cards!

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  81. The round tags make the cards pop. So nice of you to share them in this hop and this wonderful card drive.

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  82. A nice card there!!! Love the idea of this!!!

    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

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