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CARING HEARTS BLOG HOP 2016

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Today we are celebrating the 7th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive with a fun blog hop! The purpose of this card drive is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes around the world. Since 2010 this event has been bringing joy to many nursing homes throughout the US, Canada and Australia. And this year, they are branching out to the UK! What better way to share our love of card making than to bring joy to others, right? We hope you’ll join us in supporting the card drive. Details for the card drive can be found at: Vera Yates Blog & Jennifer McGuire’s Blog.

Gift Card_638-01 No hop is complete without a fun giveaway, right? Simon Says Stamp is generously offering a $150 gift card for this hop. All you need to do is visit and leave a comment on each blog. The winner will be randomly selected from one of the participants’  blog. You have until midnight Thurday, 11/17/2016 to leave comment. Winner will be announced on Vera’s blog on Friday, 11/18/2016.

 

Here are some holiday card inspirations I’m sharing today for this very worthy and very awesome cause! :)

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Let’s spread it, people!

 

I kinda got on a roll with different ways of using the Holiday Words Die Set . . .

 

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Used the Stitch Cover Plate with watercolor paper, and then cut the words out and 3D mounted them to my card front.

 

 

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Pressure embossed the Stitch Cover Plate into watercolor paper using the Silicone Rubber Sheet and then glued the words, die cut from glitter paper right over top. I love how using watercolor paper for embossing the cover plate makes it look like a cable knit sweater! *fist pump*

 

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Layered a negative die cut of the words over some Oh Joy patterned paper by PinkFresh Studio and then clipped a piece of starry gold foiled acetate (same Oh Joy collection) over the top, and Bob’s yer Uncle! ;)

 

FANTASTICAL HOP ROSTER:

 

Card making for one of the bestest causes? Hope you join in and spread the joy, peace & love!  Thanks so much for stopping by my place today!

Enjoy the hop!

 

1Julie

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25 Days of Christmas Tags

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Hello, there!  Today I’m part of a 25 day hop–yes, 25 magical days of inspiration! Each year Tracey McNeeley hosts a very special hop:  25 Days of Christmas of Christmas Tags

No beatin’ ’round the bush with me–here’s m’ contribution to the festivities:

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Got the happy li’l snow guy from the Fat Pants Stamps/Dies peeking up from the bottom of my tag there–TOO FUN!!! Gotta love those rosy cheeks!

25Tags Xmas Sponsors 2016

So many great sponsors have contributed prizes–please read up on how you could win HERE!

Thank you for popping by today and enjoy all that gorgeous eye candy along the hop today and during the coming days! :)

 

1Julie

 

 

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ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN HOLIDAY 2016 RELEASE HOP

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Hello, and welcome from Kimberly Crawford‘s blog!

I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today for the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop!

And, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, October 25th!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by  Tuesday, October 25th!

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, November 4thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

So, here’s what I got:

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Feat. Antlers & Believe Script Dies

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Feat. Season to Sparkle Stamps & Dies

 

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Feat. Season To Sparkle Stamps

 

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Feat. Stitches Cover Plate & Bird Shapes Dies

 

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Feat. Stitches Cover Plate Die & Leaping Deer Die

 

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Feat. Light Parade Stamps & Dies

Geometric-Tree-01---Julie-E

Feat. Geo Tree Die & Season to Sparkle Stamps

 

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Feat. Fat Pants Stamps & Dies, Holiday Words Dies

 

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Feat. Fat Pants Stamps & Dies

 

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Feat. Fat Pants Stamps

 

So.

Are ya’ fired up about yer holiday card makin’ now?!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Now, off you hop to see what Sharon Harnist has in store for you at her blog! :)

 

1Julie

 

THE ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN HOLIDAY 2016 RELEASE, AVAILABLE NOW AT ELLENHUTSON.COM

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