Stripe Inlay + Caring Hearts GIVEAWAY

Welcome! Today I share a stripe inlay technique that is a great way to use up scraps. I also am part of a special blog hop to celebrate an upcoming card drive.

Stripe Inlay by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I had so much fun creating these cards! I just grabbed a handful of scraps and went to town.

I started by covering a piece of thin scrap paper with a Stick It Adhesive Sheet. After peeling away the release paper, I added random strips of cardstock that I quickly cut from scraps with my trimmer. I was careful to put them close together for a smooth look.

Stripe Inlay by Jennifer McGuire Ink

After my piece was covered with stripes, I pressed them firmly into place with my bone folder. (This is important with the Stick It product.) Next I trimmed my new striped paper pieces down to smaller pieces to add to many cards.

Stripe Inlay by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I used both the SugarPea Designs Kindness and Thanks dies to cut from the striped pieces… and also extra die cuts from white cardstock. I adhered the white die cuts into the opening of the stripe pieces, creating a smooth inlay look.

Stripe Inlay by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The white heat embossed sentiments are from the SugarPea Designs Kindness Matters and Simon Says Stamp Thanks stamp sets. On a few of the cards, I also use the Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders Dies for some faux stitching on the notecards.

Stripe Inlay by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the next card, I added clear heat embossed sentiments from the SugarPea Designs Caring Hearts set onto the stripes for more interest.

Stripe Inlay by Jennifer McGuire Ink

There are so many great ways to use this technique! It is also a wonderful one for mass producing.

Stripe Inlay by Jennifer McGuire Ink


Very soon I will be sharing information on the upcoming Caring Hearts Card Drive. Each year, I work with Vera Yates (the mastermind behind the card drive) and a team of volunteers to collect and distribute handmade holiday cards to the elderly living in nursing homes. This is our 7th year!

Today we are building up the excitement with a SugarPea Designs Caring Hearts Special Release Blog Hop. SugarPea has designed several stamps and dies for the occasion and will be donating 20% of all proceeds from the sale of Caring Hearts stamp sets & dies to the Alzheimer Association. (You can see all these products in the thumbnails below.)

I hope you will continue on the hop over at the blog of Debby Hughes. She is a gem! Everyone will be using these great SugarPea products.


SugarPea Designs is giving away the entire Caring Hearts release (3 stamp sets & 3 dies) to a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment below and on each blog on the hop by 11:59pmEST on 10/7/16 telling me if you have ever participated in a card drive. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and then contacted by SugarPea Designs.)


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.

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594 thoughts on “Stripe Inlay + Caring Hearts GIVEAWAY”

  1. Jennifer, I have participated in card drives, although not this one — yet! 🙂 I love that SugarPea Designs is giving 20% of their proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Foundation and I have already filled my basket with these stamps and dies. Your cards are beautiful and I can’t wait to get my products!

  2. I have done another card drive for the past few years. Now I get to try a new one! Thanks for helping get it all set up for us. Laura Peddicord

  3. I’m here. I plan to follow the blog hop and participate in the Caring Hearts Card Drive. I cannot wait! Let’s do it!

  4. Great cards and video Jennifer. I haven’t ever participated in a card drive before but look forward to doing so.

  5. I have never participated in a card drive before but I want to this year. I just got into card making and would love to share my cards with people who would appreciate it.

  6. I have never participated in a card drive. I have only been doing cards for about a year and am still trying to build my supplies. I hope to participate.

  7. I love your card ideas. They are always so much fun. I have never participated in anything like this before but I think it is a great way to “give back”.

  8. Great technique, Jennifer! I’m going to do this as soon as I can. And I want to participate in the card drive. I did once before and it’s a great feeling to be an encouragement to others. Of course I want to do that with all my cards. Thanks for being a part of this.

  9. I have not participated in a card drive but love to make cards .
    Would be interested in learning more about them.

  10. It always makes me so happy to see a tutorial from you in my mailbox. It makes my day. Great idea for cards.

  11. I am really fascinated with your diagonal stripe background. I really like the die of Kindness from Sugar Peas. Can’t wait to make some cards like yours. Thanks for the chance to win : 😉

  12. No I have never been part a card drive but now that I’m learning all this new stuff it might be something to think of be a part of. Thanks for the chane to win some goodies.

  13. I have never participated in a card drive before, but your kindness drive is inspiring to me. I would like to contribute this year. Thanks for all the ideas and beautiful inspiration. Its obvious you live your life in kindness.

  14. I participated in the drive last year. Such a wonderful idea. Love these stamps. Everyone can use a little kindness.

  15. I have participated in card drives both with handmade and purchased cards – for military personnel and for those in care homes. A great project, always!

  16. Love all the bright, happy colors in your cards. I have never participated in a card drive; this will be my first.

  17. What a great idea for using left over supplies. Love the new stamps sets. Have participated in card exchanges but never a card drive. Can’t wait!

  18. Jennifer, first of all this is such a worthy cause, with the card drive and part of proceeds form the Honey Bee Stamps going to Alzheimers, close to my heart as my hubby has it, Your cards are wonderful and such a great use for scraps and who doesn’t have a lot of scraps left over, The cards are so bright and cheerful and I’m sure that they will be well received, Thanks so much for bring this cause to us once again!
    Hugs! Gretchen

  19. Thank you for all your videos and tips, you definitely help new card makers like me.
    I am “very” new to card maker and have never participated in the card drive, this will be my first. I love the idea and for such a wonderful cause.

  20. I never have! But I have made ones several times with my mom’s group for some nursing home patients we visit regularly, which is similar.

  21. I can’t wait ti try this technique…thanks for sharing. I have participated in a card drive before for cancer patients.

  22. Yep! I’ve sent cards to the Caring Hearts drive for at least a couple years, and probably will this year as well.

  23. Decided to case your card & try your technique for a World Card Making Challenge. Had a ton of fun & loved the way it turned out!! Will be making some more in the future. Thanks so much for the tip about running the color strip back through the cutter with card stock to smooth out the ridges & bumps…it totally worked just as you said it would. Here is the link to my card in case you’re curious!!

  24. Awesome cards! I love making stripes like you have done and I laying sentiments is so fun and looks so nice! People are amazed when they receive a card like this.
    I love this cause and am striving to do more of it each day!

  25. So cute cards. I love the heat embossed card the most. I really wanna make one like this soon.
    And I’ve never participated in card drive. But I’d love to..

  26. I love love love the bright colors you have used and I.have never participated in a card drive before.
    Thanx Jennifer.. You’re fabulous!

  27. I have never participated in a card drive but do give away a lot of packs of homemade cards to friends and family.. Love these stamp and die sets.

  28. Awesome cards and technique!!!
    I’ve never participated in a card drive but this is a great cause and I think I will try this one!

  29. I participate in your Card Drive every year and last year even won a drawing. Although winning the drawing was fun, the real joy was the participation in the card drive. I also work with a local charity, Splashes of Joy and donate cards to them, as well as the Walter Reed Medical Center Christmas card donation program and last year, I sent birthday cards to a Children’s Hospital.

  30. These are beautiful cards! I’m totally going to try this 🙂 I am primarily a scrapbooker, so I have never participated in a card drive. However, as my collection grows, it would be a great way to pass the card love around.

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