Remember that old Dunkin’ Donuts commercial where the donut maker heads to work every morning saying, “It’s time to make the donuts…”? As a child watching that commercial, I couldn’t ever discern whether that gentleman was passionate about his craft of making the fresh donuts or if he felt like he was tied to a job. I was such a little nerd, thinking, “Is he happy making the donuts? He would do something else if ‘making the donuts’ doesn’t make him happy, right?” Relax, Young Overanalyzing Brian. Don’t read too much into it.
Well, it’s Time to Make the Cards! No punch clocks here, and no one is going to starve if you don’t join the fun (although certainly there are people somewhere who will go hungry without coffee and donuts, right?). I have several opportunities for you to make some beautiful cards and to share them with others – isn’t that what this craft is all about?
TIME TO MAKE THE CARDS: OPPORTUNITY #1
That’s right! The wait is over. It’s simple. Send a beautiful Spring card, and receive a beautfiul Spring card in return. It can be Easter or Mother’s Day. It can be a birthday or a thank you. It can be floral or just pretty. It’s all up to you!
Here’s how it works:
You mail the following to me:
- a handmade card (a standard 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card). Please use products from the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs. Please send a card that you designed so that I’m not sharing a card that is not your design.
- a self-addressed, stamped envelope (just fold one in half and include it with your card).
- a little information about you that you might care to share with me: your name, your email address, your level of interest in stamping (are you a light hobbyist, a serious hobbyist or a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?), and your website address (if you have one). I will share your name and city/state on my blog and with the person who receives your card. The other information WILL NOT be shared with anyone else. I just want to get to know you better. Is that so wrong?
I will gather the cards I receive and will mix them up and mail them out so that everyone who sent me a card will receive a card in return. As long as I receive a card from you by the deadline, then you will receive another card in return. Oh, glorious day!
I know this is going to break your heart, but I will have to limit this to two cards per person (if you choose to make more than one). It just makes it easier for me to sort through them and distribute them back out. Thanks for understanding. Also, please make sure you include a return envelope for each card you send.
This one-for-one card swap is open to ANYONE who wants to participate, so let’s make this swap international.
Mail your card and return envelope to:
1758 Colt Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341
Please mail them as soon as you can – but make sure they arrive by Friday, April 5. That will give me time to gather them, sort them and then mail them out. I will also include photos of the cards on my blog (giving proper credit to the creator, of course).
Who’s in? Email me if you have any questions. [email protected]
TIME TO MAKE THE CARDS: OPPORTUNITY #2
My good friend (and fellow PALS stamper), Terri Orr, is a cancer survivor and a huge supporter of the National Cancer Society and its Relay for Life. This year, Terri has signed up to chair the annual Relay for Life Event in her county. Since the National Cancer Society strives to “Create a World with More Birthdays”, Terri has decided to make this year’s celebratory event a huge birthday party for the cancer survivors who attend the gala. She wants balloons, a huge birthday cake and a handmade birthday card for every survivor there.
When I got home from work last night, I cranked out twelve cards (four each of three designs) to send to Terri. None of the cards are over-the-top amazing, but they will mean something to someone. I will make more, but this was a healthy start. It would mean so much to Terri (and to me) if you will please send her a card (or a small stack of cards) that she can include in the bags at the event. If you want to participate, please send gender non-specific birthday cards (any products you have) to Terri Orr, 122 York Street, Dalton, GA 30721. Please mail the cards by the end of March. Please add a little sticky note inside the card to let Terri know you found out about this project from me. I’d appreciate it. As always, I appreciate you.
I used Happiest Birthday, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and Labels Collection Framelits for all of these quick-and-easy designs.
It’s time to make the cards. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
DON’T MISS OUT!
Big Shot Special. Now through March 22, I am making a special offer to anyone who buys a Big Shot from me. Not only will you get TWO Sale-a-Bration items of your choice** , but I will send you two Embossing Folders (your choice) as a thank you. **since the Big Shot is $99.95, you’ll have to buy something small to push the total over $100 to receive your second SAB item.
Blog Candy. There’s still time to comment on my post from yesterday for a chance to win the blog candy. Check out yesterday’s post!
My Stampin’ Clubhouse. A second club is starting up. You want to be a part of it, so please email me if you have questions or to sign up.