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Friday, November 8, 2013

Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop


Hi there! I'm so excited to be posting here today as a participant of a fabulous hop for an amazing cause. You should have arrived from the amazing Tiffany Johnson's blog!


Right now and through November 28th, handmade cards with a holiday or Christmas theme are being collected to be sent to nursing homes this holiday season so that our beautiful cards can put smiles on so many wonderful faces!

Please click HERE for more details about participating in the Caring Hearts Card Drive and how and where to send in your cards for such a wonderful cause.

Today's hop is loaded with prizes and inspiration! You can be eligible to win a prize by leaving comments along the hop today from some super awesome companies including a $15 gift certificate from Lil' Inker Designs


Comments should be left by midnight on Tuesday, November 12th to be eligible for a prize.

Here are two projects I made to share with you today using some of my favorite new goodies from our store.


Here our Cover Up Die: Christmas is die cut from Strawberry Slush paper and layered over the same color background. It makes the die cutting of the text a bit more subtle with almost an embossed feel, but nope - it's a die! 


Here I made a vintage inspired ornament by heat embossing my Merry Ornament die cut from our Christmas Bits Die Set. I used my watermark ink pad and stamped it over half of the die cut which I then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I repeated the process on the top half but used clear embossing powder.

All of the supplies used to create these cards are listed below my signature :)


A very special thank you to Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire for organizing and planning this wonderful event and having Lil' Inker Designs participate among so many wonderful companies and designers! Thank you!

Ok, I'm going to send you on your way to the amazing Alicia Thelin's blog! Thank you for hopping with the Caring Hearts Card Drive today! Have fun and thank you in advance for sending in your gorgeous cards!!



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121 comments:

  1. Very Non-traditional colors. Thanks for sharing these cards!

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  2. Beautiful cards Laura...you will have to share with us how you did that half and half look with the Merry ornament. Wonderful cause and I have so many Christmas cards...way too many to send. I will be sure to participate in the drive.

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    1. Totally easy, Cathy! Use your watermark pad as a stamp and stamp over half of your Merry Ornament Die Cut. Heat Emboss with gold embossing powder. Repeat on the other half with clear embossing powder. DONE!

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  3. Beautiful cards (I love, love, love your products!), sure to brighten the spirits of whoever receives it, just as you've brightened mine by sharing today! Thank you!
    c

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  4. Laura, I like your unique holiday cards...such pretty designs, pretty color variations! Both are sure to bring smiles!

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  5. I love your color combo! Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Love these cards they are really great. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. oh my, i love that embossed pink background!

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  8. Fun card! Love the fun pink base!

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  9. Such pretty cards! Love the pink :)

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  10. Thanks for the inspiration. Hot pink...what a surprise!

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  11. I really like the use of that die for the card. And pink really livens up a card. Just a great event. Recently lost my mother and made cards for all the staff. Thank you!

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  12. Oooo....I LOVE that pink card. The ribbon looks fabulous, too (it looks like it has a little shine to it). Love your cards!

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  13. I love when pink is used in holiday projects! I love it!

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  14. Two great cards for a great cause! Lovin all the elements used but I am partial to that pink embossed background! So fun!

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  15. So much inspiration! Thanks for sharing for this great cause!

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  16. Great cards! I just love the Cover Up: Christmas die! Looks fabulous!

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  17. Great use of color. Both cards are beautiful. I really love the look of the stitched dies. You have to get up close in order to be sure if they are stitched or not.

    Elaine Allen

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  18. Love your cards! That pink and gold is awesome.

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  19. Wonderful cards. Loving that new cutting plate!

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  20. Love your style! Thank you for the inspirations!

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  21. I am loving the kraft and pink color combo! So pretty!

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  22. Pink is not my go to color but you made these cards so appealing that I don't mind the pink.

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  23. Great cards! Love the kraft and pink color combo!

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  24. Wonderful cards. Love the pink and the way you've used the positive and the negative die cuts to create two very different cards.

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  25. Beautiful cards Laura. For a great cause in which I plan to join into. I love the pink. Thank you ti Lil Inker for their generous donation.

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  26. Ooooh! Pretty holiday cards!! Pink is such a hot trend for Christmas, I love it! Thanks for stamping for a great cause!

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  27. Lovely cards! I specially like the two -color ornament. TFS

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  28. So pretty! Love the nontraditional colors!

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  29. I love the way you used pink on your lovely cards!!

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  30. Those cards look so fantastic with the pink and kraft colours :) tfs

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  31. Unexpected color but it works! Thank you for sponsoring Caring Hearts Card Drive.

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  32. Beautiful cards-love the pink--one of my fav colors! Thanks for sharing and for contributing some blog candy for this drive.

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  33. Nice use of pink on both of your cards!

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  34. Your cards are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. These are such fun cards, thank you for sharing!

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  36. these cards are fabulous! I love the idea of this blog hop! :)

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  37. What lovely cards! So unexpected, the colors are wonderful. TFS!

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  38. Pretty cards - love the new line of dies!

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  39. I really really love your cards, and especially the first one with the embossed background! You got SUCH a great clean and deep impression! Thanks for sharing, and of course, for the chance to win fantastic prizes!!

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  40. Wonderful cards for a great cause. Love those colors.

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  41. Love the die cut pink card...great die and the half gold embossing.

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  42. wonderful cards using your new products.

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  43. Super cute! Love the backgrounds on both!!

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  44. Love the embossing on that first one...thanks so much for sharing these!

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  45. Lovely cards. Great use of the new background die. Thanks.

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  46. It's wonderful that you're participating in this great cause!

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  47. Gorgeous cards, and lovely to see some fresh Christmas colours! Your half/half heat embossing trick is fabulous - I'll have to give that a go!
    Hugs, Shannah xox

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  48. These are awesome, Laura! Thank you for all your support. xo

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  49. Love the dies you used and the pink color.

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  50. Great cards! I love the ornament on your 2nd card.

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  51. love your cards...love the different colors!

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  52. I love the cover up die. Both cards are really pretty.

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  53. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  54. I have bookmarked you store. What wonderful items you have. Great cards too! Thank you for sharing and helping with this great cause.

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  55. Beautiful cards! I love those stitched dies.

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  56. Love the non-traditional colors on these fun and festive cards!

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  57. Love the pink and gold. Great card!

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  58. Love pink and gold and pink and kraft. Pink with anything makes me happy . Great cards.

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  59. Love your cards using non traditional colors. Never thought of doing that. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Very jolly and merry! We'll done!

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  61. I love the embossing folder you used in the first card and the ornament die cut for the second. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  62. Love the whole card die on the pink card!!

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  63. Awesome cards! ~God bless~ -

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  64. Thanks to LID for supporting this AWESOME-sauce cause! Some Lil'Inker tools were used for the 100 cards my "elves" and I are sending to Caring Hearts--they make simply beautiful cards. Love your PINK holiday cards!

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  65. This is for such a great cause! Very inspirering.

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  66. I really like the embossed look you achieved with that die!

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  67. Both fabulous cards! I really love that cover up die!

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  68. Such a fun color combo on these cards! Love the bg of the first card!!

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  69. Great cards! I love that full card front die!

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  70. These cards are great! nlundeen at catt dot com

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  71. For some reason I am having problems commenting. I love the first card - I thought that it was embossed. I will have to try that technique

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  72. Cool and unexpected colors. Really looks fabulous!

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  73. Your cards are great, I love the colors you used.

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  74. FABULOUS cards Laura, LOVE the pink especially!

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  75. Love that vintage-y ornament and thanks for the great tip about the half-half embossing. Beautiful!

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  76. I just LOVE your cards! The embossed background is fab on the first card and that wet embossing on the second is SO creative! Thanks for the inspiration and support of a good cause. :D

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  77. love love this non-traditional Christmas theme card...absolutely gorgeous!

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  78. Awesome cards - awesome hop! Love that die!

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  79. LOVE your new tmas cover-up die and alsovery much like your half 'n half embossing trick on the ornament!

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  80. Love the texture and layers on these cards!

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  81. Laura, I love the non-traditional color you've used on the first card.....looks just so yummy!!!!

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  82. Wonderful cards for a wonderful cause. Really like the one with the heat-embossed ornament--such a unique technique! Also love the layered die cut over the same color cardstock--great look!

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  83. Wonderful cards,
    I love the Gold...
    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  84. Great cards for a great cause!!! I love your first card, it is absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  85. I love that beautiful Merry ornament!

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  86. love love love the cover up christmas die and the use of hot pink yes simply gorgeous thanks for sharing

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  87. Such lively and fun cards! I'm sure they will be loved! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  88. I love the beautiful colors! And the cover up Christmas die is wonderful!

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  89. Oh my goodness--I love that Cover up die: Christmas! It is a must have--I am on the wait list! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  90. i love the tone-on-tone pink and the old fashioned ornament one too!

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  91. What a beautiful set of cards. I'm also so touched by your generosity and kindness for sponsoring this card drive. It's near and dear to my heart! Cheers

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