Monday, October 8, 2012

Share-a-Card - Day 1

We have a very exciting week planned here on the Imaginisce blog! 

We know that there are many crafters out there that create cards for the holidays.  
We also know that many of you have started making some already.

Well our Design Team have been busy little elves lately and have been creating a plethora of beautifully themed holiday cards that they are going to send off to a charity.

The organization is called Share-a-card.  
Right now they are holding a Holiday Card Project where they asking for handmade holiday cards. They would love to reach their goal of 10,000 this year. Last year they received almost 9,000 cards.

The purpose of their Holiday card project is:
... to gather Christmas greeting cards and distribute them to seriously ill people who have been featured on ShareaCard and are in active status (we have had an update within the last 6 months). It is well known that the holiday season is extremely depressing to the shut-in and the very ill. They watch all around them as everyone shops and bakes and enjoy themselves, all the while many cannot even leave their homes and are ill from all their medical treatments. YOU can help make a difference in their holiday season! Just imagine the delight when a Feature receives a large box filled with greeting cards from all the United States and Canada, wishing them well and sending along caring thoughts. EVERY card received will make an impact this holiday!

Anyone can participate!  For more detailed info on this fabulous project you can go to their website, Share-a-card or click HERE.
If you aren't a cardmaker you will see that there are a variety of ways in which you can participate.

We would love to challenge you to participate in this project with us & our Design Team.

Here is are the Guidelines for the Holiday Card Project:

*1-- Cards should be signed with your first name and the state in which you are from.

 *2-- Cards can be store bought/handmade or even construction paper. It's the intent behind the card that means the most!

*3--You may mail to all of the Features or select from the list on the right.

*4--We appreciate all cards but suggest cheerful cards of encouragement, rather than "Get Well cards", since our Feature's are all at various stages of their illnesses.

*5--The Year End Feature's names were not known at press time so you may either put a post it note on the front stipulating "December Feature #1" etc... or leave unaddressed and we will write their name on the envelope for you when we sort them.

*6--There is no need to stamp your envelopes in a package of many cards or include stamps.

*7--You may mail your cards as early as you wish but no later than December 1st.

 *8--Small gifts/stickers etc..are accepted but not required!
They will be forwarded onto the Feature's they are addressed to. ShareaCard will cover that postage as well.

*9-- Our Features love children's cards! If possible, have them sign with their first name and their age.

*10--Envelopes are not required. All cards are sorted into boxes so our Features receive your cards no matter how you send them!

*11-- If your cards arrive unaddressed or not in envelopes... no problem! We count all cards so if for example, you send 24 cards...we assume you are sending to all the women. If you send 41 cards, we assume you are sending to all Features. Don't worry, all the cards are distributed!

*12-- Ask your friends to help! We'd love to have your family/youth group/stamping friends/scout troop etc...send cards! If your group needs more info on ShareaCard, we'd be happy to get them the information needed!

*13--Since you have requested to be able to send cards earlier this year and avoid confusion in sorting, we ask that you make sure your outside card package says:
Holiday Card Project

Please follow these addressing instructions:
To mail an individual card to a feature:
Feature Name
Holiday Card Project
  • 992 Hershey Road
  •                              Elizabethtown, Pa 17022
    To mail a package of multiple cards:
    Holiday Card Project
  • 992 Hershey Road
  •                              Elizabethtown, Pa 17022


    Now let's take a look at what our some of our Design Team gals have created.

    Santa Card

    The "Christmas Cheer" die-cuts package comes with a ton of things in it - some are quite large, like this Santa, and therefore could make perfect shaped cards! To make a shaped card, get some thick cardstock that could serve as a card base, and score and then fold in half. Adhere your die-cut, and cut out along one side of it. To finish up, don't forget to add some white cardstock or light paper on the inside so you can write a note.

    Supplies: Paper, Die-Cut: Imaginisce (Christmas Cheer), Bling: Imaginisce (I-Rock), Cardstock: My Favorite Things, Ink: Tsukineko. 

    Christmas Wreath Card:

    With all the stickers and other embellishments that coordinate with this collection, putting Christmas cards together is a breeze. If you have time, adding a little ribbon or bling to each adds a more personal touch. Otherwise, if you have a ton of Christmas cards to put out, some paper and a sticker or die-cut is plenty for a unique and sweet card :)
    Supplies: Paper, Dimenstional Sticker: Imaginisce (Christmas Cheer), Ribbon: May Arts, Die-Cutting Machine: Sizzix (Big Shot), Die: Cheery Lynn (French Pastry Doily), Ink: Tsukineko, Other: cardstock.

    Here are two holiday cards using the fabulous Christmas Cheer collection. It is so easy to mix and match the patterns and colors in these papers to create layered cards. The inside of the cards are stamped with a holiday sentiment sending Christmas wishes.

    SUPPLIES: Imaginisce Christmas Cheer pattern papers Christmas Joy and Snowdrift, 3-D stickers; twine; Cameo; cardstock

    I created the card using a cutting file, which I downloaded from the Silhouette store. I then pulled out my i-rock and adorned the trunk of the tree with brown, square glam rocks and added "ornaments" using the round glam rocks. I had soo much fun decorating this tree for someone special.

    Papers: 400041, 400037, 400036, 400040
    i-rock and glam rocks
    Brown cardstock for the base
    Silhouette CAMEO


    Thanks ladies. These are just gorgeous and the people who receive will be so grateful.

    Join us again tomorrow for more holiday themed cards.
    We hope that you'll also join us in creating cards to send off to Share-a-Card's Holiday Card Project!


    Guiseppa said...

    Oh my...beautiful cards ladies!

    Gisèle said...

    Wonderful cards, tks for the inspiration!

    Crafty Aunt Dee said...

    gorgeous, gorgeous cards with great details and fun


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