A great ways to give… and more…

A few different things to share today.  But first, I want to start with something that I think is really important.

One of my favorite stampers, Heather Nichols, emailed me about a fundraiser she has coming up to support United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota.  Her adorable daughter looks like an angel!  Please go HERE and watch her story.  Then, if you are able, please go HERE and donate.  I would be so happy to see her raise more than she expected.  What a great way to support a fellow stamper, huh?  Thanks! :)

Next, I got an email from a sweet gal named Stephanie Herbert.  She is doing a "Stampin' with Steph Cards for Heroes Fundraiser."  Cards for Heroes is one of my favorite organizations!  Of all the Stampin' Up! purchases made through her, she is donating 20% to Cards for Heroes.  What a great idea – you get cool stamps and the troops get more cards.  Love it!  To shop with her, go HERE.  Stampin' Up does have a new and very fabulous catalog, btw.  Thanks, Stephanie!

Now it's time for some cards.  These are simple ones I made awhile back using scraps.  I had die cut lots of circles and rings for a project and had lots left over.  So I whipped up these cards and added a text paper star to the center.  I love how vintage text paper adds a homemade feel to cards.  I just get old pages on ebay from my favorite seller.  And since they are usually thin, I put adhesive on white cardstock and lay the text paper onto it.  I then punch it or do whatever. This gives it some stability.

Star and Circles

Star and Circles 2
Supplies:
Quickutz circle/ring die cut
Stampin' Up green paper and star punch
Anna Griffin orange paper
Scenic Route green and teal paper
Heidi Swapp light blue paper
Hero Arts notecards
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing
String and vintage text paper

Does anyone else save little scraps like this (circles and such) for future projects?  I have a drawer with little compartments to organize them.  You?

And, I have to enable a bit.  :)   Studio Calico has a colorful kit this month.  WOW.  Check it out HERE.  And Maggie Holmes was the guest designer.  Me lovey her work.

I can't forget: The winner of the idea book is MaryD!  I will email you.

OK… off to make some popcorn and try to catch up on email.  (I am behind on it – sorry!)  I am getting on a plane tomorrow to head to CHA.  Will any of you be there?  Stop by Hero and say hi!

18 CommentsCards, Cool links, Giving Back

  1. I save all my scraps. It’s ridiculous. But sometimes, some things just fall right onto my desk and just happen to work out perfectly, so I’ve convinced myself that it’s worthwhile.

    Love that text paper, btw. I need to get me some :)

  2. CUTE cards! They would be perfect for the current ‘Varks challenge. I hope you have a fabulous time at CHA!

  3. Christy Harris

    How do you emboss just the front of the card with the cuttlebug?

  4. Dixie Lee

    Yes I save the scraps – every bit. I am planning to glue a collage piece together and then cut into strips for borders. Right now they are in piles on the desk, on the shelf, in a basket, not very organized.

  5. MaryD

    I do save my scraps and am a saver of all kinds of little thing-a-ma-bobs :) I will end up using them for some kind of creation.
    Thankyou Jennifer for the the chance to win the idea book. I am so excited and can’t wait to get it in the mail. I sent you an email with my address. Hope you have a great time at CHA.

  6. My scraps aren’t sorted into shapes because really, they are odd sizes. I would love to get myself some tons of Nestabilities and pre-cut a slew of shapes and then save them for later projects. Your cards are great!

  7. {vicki}

    Are the circle scraps patterned paper or stamped?

    Yes, I save scraps too–I keep the really small scraps on top of my work station in a decorative container and reach for them often.

    {vicki}

  8. I also save little bits and pieces of paper… I just stash them in the Cropper Hopper Snap Envelope things :)

  9. Thank you Jennifer! We appreciate you helping to spread the word about the CARDS FOR HEROES Fundraiser. You’re the best!

  10. Sandi N.

    Jennifer

    Yes, I do save my scraps. Sometimes I let the girls use them with punches or Cricut. I store them by design, color and or holidays in ziplock bags. These are wonderful to have made up to use on cards or layouts. Sometimes with older styles paper styles I have been known to cut designs with Cricut and give to my daughter pre-school. One year they made Valentine boxes with all the scrap hearts I dropped off. It makes you feel good to see how happy this makes the teachers and children.

    Wow…I just those monthly kits. Studio Calico has the best selection. Boy do they go fast too.

    I wish I could make it to CHA. Maybe the next one. Have a great time! I can not wait to see what new products you have to show us.

    Travel Safe
    Sandi N.

  11. I also save little bits of odds and ends. I just throw them in a Ziploc baggie. I actually made a bunch of cards just from scraps (except for the bases) for Christmas presents for my MIL, Mom, and future SIL. It felt good to clean out that baggie! :)

  12. I save lots and lots of scraps like that, too. I just need to be better about using them! Ha! Love those cards, girl! Oh, and great links! I’m going ot go and check them all out now! Big hugs! I wish I was going to CHA! I owe you a few hugs! ;) Have a great time and safe trip!

  13. Ava G

    very nice cards

  14. Peggy

    oh yeah, have to save the scraps – partly habit I guess. beautiful cards

  15. OMG, I {heart} these cards! I have a little clear caboodles make up box that I use for those cute little scraps that I hate to give up!

  16. Kathy in Minnesota

    Thanks for posting about Heather. You are a good person, ya know that?

  17. I love to see someone like you, who can reach ppl and inspire ppl to act…using that for good for others! You are a very sweet person, and I bet that a lot of donations are made because of you to the causes you support. You should feel very good about that :) God Bless!

    Crystal

  18. cblackstone

    great fun cards girl
    perfect for a kid’s birthday:)
    love you

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