Hi everyone! Happy Friday!
Tomorrow, 1st October, is World Card Making Day. But it’s also the start of a very special event: the Caring Hearts Card Drive.
Now entering its 7th year, the Caring Hearts Card Drive is headed up by Vera Yates. Vera, along with Jennifer McGuire and a team of volunteers, collect handmade holiday cards sent in by people from all over the world, and then distribute them to elderly people living in care homes. After a couple of years of wanting to get involved with the Drive (but with personal things getting in the way) I’m personally delighted to be heading up the UK/Europe arm of things this year! The Card Drive runs from 1st October – 25th November 2016 inclusive. Tune in to Vera’s blog tomorrow for more details!
In the meantime, we are joining in with SugarPea Designs today, who have a special release especially for the Caring Hearts Drive! Wendy has designed some amazing stamps and dies with a kindness theme in mind! The release is already available on the SugarPea Designs website, and 20% of all proceeds from sales of the Caring Hearts stamp set and dies to the Alzheimers Association too!
I went for a super-CAS design that lets the message of the Drive shine through:
I used the heartbeat image from the Caring Hearts set and heat embossed it with sparkling red embossing powder to make it pop!
The sentiment I used is from the Kindness Matters set and is actually one stamp but I selectively inked it so I could split it between the heartbeat.
Love how it turned out!
So as I mentioned, this is a special hop in honour of the release! There are some *awesome* guests involved and there’ll be inspiration galore – and there are some great prizes too!
- SugarPea Designs is giving away the entire Caring Hearts release (3 stamp sets & 3 SugarCuts dies) to one lucky commenter. Readers have until October 7th to comment
- Vera will randomly select from comments left on hop participants to give away a $25 GC to the SugarPea Designs Store
- SugarPea Designs will announce the release winner on their blog on Sunday, October 9th
And here’s the Hop order:
Wendy Ramlakhan (SugarPea Designs)
To be in with a chance of winning those awesome prizes make sure you hop along to all the stops and leave a comment! And do please check out the release on the SugarPea Designs website and get your hands on some new goodies – remember part of the funds go towards a good cause!
Thanks for stopping by – good luck!