project life 2014 | week 35
make a page monday | 6

cards for a cause

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I have a basketful of card sets made. Years ago I found a card handmade by Jennifer McGuire - and I mean years ago, at least 10 years now. I love the simplicity of the card and it is super sweet, perfect for any sentiment.

I replicated the card, or should I say fashioned the card to accomodate supplies I had on hand (although as I've made set after set I had to purchase more card sets and more brads, but otherwise I've just been plowing through my stash.

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I typewriter-font printed the sentiments onto colored, textured, cardstock, punched the flowers with an old Marvy punch which I think I've had forever, drew by hand the stems and leaves and fashioned a brad to each flower.

I have set up a system to 'mass-produce' the cards: 1) sentiments printed, 2) stems and leaves drawn, 3) flowers punched, 4) brads attached, and 5) card put together.

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I have sets of 4, sets of 6, and sets of 8. I've enclosed into each package the price and the sentiments included.

So, what are the cards for?

Jarrod's Eagle Scout project. And John's eventually - when he gets his new one approved.

Jarrod is building a grooming stall in Garden City at Hoofs 4 Healing, a non-profit organization that services the handicap, physically and mentally, through the interaction with horses. It's amazing work!

Jarrod has had his plan approved and we're just waiting on the building permit to begin raising money for the stall, about $1300 dollars worth and Jarrod will need every penny.

I'm trying to do my part by selling cards. All proceeds go for this good cause.

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