Saturday, October 23, 2010

Caring Hearts Card Drive

Welcome to my stop along the Caring Hearts Card Drive blog hop! I'm thrilled you are here for this special hop to benefit seniors in nursing facilities. With your help, we can send a lot of love to seniors this holiday.


I have two card creations to donate to the drive and show you today that are made from recycled Christmas cards. Recycling is also near and dear to me.


For this card I cut the manger scene out with the Creative Memories circle cutter and added a jute bow. The inside message was cut out too and added to a piece of brown card stock that I folded and cut to look like ribbon.


For this card, I used my circle cutter again and attached the wreath to this beautiful shimmery gold card stock. For a little more sparkle, I and added a few red rhinestones to some of the holly berry clusters on the wreath.

On the back of each card I added the original card information so the recipients can see who the illustrations were made by.

If you arrived at my blog from Jenni Newlan's Soaring blog you are on the right track and should proceed from here to Kathy Racoosin of the The Daily Marker. If you have come directly from another site and would like to follow the hop, please visit the host of the Caring Hearts Card Drive for a list of participants and to find out how you can participate. Lots of fun prizes have been sponsored to make this card drive extra fun.

Thanks again for stopping by! :) Kathy

52 comments:

Laurel said...

Oh such fabulous cards!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a pretty card, Kathy! Don't you just love it when you can recycling things insteadof just throwing them away?! Thank you so much for all your support for Caring Hearts Card Drive. Hugs. :)

Tiff said...

I love that you've recycled your Christmas cards! Brilliant idea :) Your cards are truly inspirational for so many different reasons!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Lovely work Kathy!!!

Michele Gross said...

So pretty Kathy! You always do wonderful work :)

Wendy Colledge said...

Hi Kathy
My oh my, soooo pretty hun! xx

Deirdre said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy - love them.

Cassie_lu said...

such sweet card that will bring a smile to faces for sure

Kryssi said...

super classy!

Giovana said...

Beautiful!!!

Giovana said...

Beautiful!!!

christys_scrappin said...

What an adorable project for the blog hop! Very talented for sure!

http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

gberry14 said...

I loved these recycling card ideas!!!Definitely inspires me!-L. Berry

Scrappy Jackie said...

I have collected so many cards over the years. Now I know what to do with them. Beautiful job! Those who recieve them are going to be so blessed. Thank you for sharing your great idea!

Belinda said...

Kathy, lovely recycled cards What a lovely idea! :)

Lin said...

This is a wonderful idea - I'll be going through my old Christmas cards from last year very soon to see if I can recycle any of them.

Sharon D. from Canada said...

Lovely cards! Great idea for up-cycling!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Pretty cards! Love them!

Cor* said...

Great cards indeed.

Pickle said...

Great traditional style cards. Very pretty. :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Very cool cards, Kathy! They look wonderful and this is such a great way to recycle.

Kelly said...

Beautiful. They will touch someone's life!

Trinh said...

Fantastic way to recycle Christmas cards!

Anna said...

My whole life my mom made gift tags out of the Christmas cards we received. Unfortunately, most folks just don't send Christmas cards anymore, so her stash is running low. But your cards bring back special memories for me :)

Marisa said...

What a darling nativity image and the twine bow is fabulous! Great wreath card too :)

Ruby said...

Lovely cards, isn't it a great feeling recycling!

Elise said...

Wonderful cards!

Pam said...

Beautiful cards. I love that you recycled! I do that, too.

donna mikasa said...

Great recycling, Kathy! Two wonderful cards...

Niki Estes said...

What pretty cards, Kathy!

Christiana said...

Darling! And what a great way to recycle old cards!

Ren-Yi said...

what a neat idea - i love trying to recycle materials into my crafts. i use to reuse the front of cards by making them into tags. these will certainly make the elderly feel thought of.

~amy~ said...

Such gorgeous cards!!!

Winter said...

So pretty! :)

Lorraine A said...

beautiful cards Kathy :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh wow, BEAUTIFUL CAS cards, Kathy! I'm in love with the image on the first one....sooooo precious. :)

Playing with Paper said...

I just love the idea of recycling cards I saved a bunch from last year and may have to try this out. I usually use them for tags but I like this idea!! Wonderful cards!!!

Denise said...

Great cards Kathy! The cards I receive are so pretty I hate to throw them away. Love this idea.
DeniseB

Virginia L. said...

GORGEOUS cards, Kathy!I'm passionate about recycling, too!Love the inspiration from your cards!

Simone said...

These are such gorgeous cards! Love both of these - stunning work! :)

Lilygirl said...

I love your card!! So pretty! TFS!!

kathlee said...

Love the recycle idea and you still used creativity! Love the concept! TFS

Disp6194 said...

what a beautiful way to recycle!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Precious cards Kathy! Love those images. :o)

{VICKI} said...

fabulous cards

Lisa Petrella said...

Great cards! I love how you used recycled materials!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful clean designs! Lovely re-cycling of the cards.

NanaBeth said...

Incredible cards-they are lovely.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy, fabulous recycling
hugs Mandy xx

AnitaRex said...

Love your recycled cards! Such a great way to make some cards quick and not waste too!

Kay said...

So incredibly sweet, Kathy. I adore this idea!! ♥♥ Kay

Alice Wertz said...

gorgeous cards, Kathy!

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