Card Drive for the Victorian Families

Hey, folks.  I have something to tell you about – something that could make you feel really good.

I got an email from a lovely gal I met when I was in New Zealand to teach with Kiwi Scraps.  Her name is Debbie Blincoe.  She told me that she is starting a Card Drive for the Victorian Families that have lost homes and family members to the fires.  I can't imagine what those families are going through.  Wouldn't it be lovely for them to get a kind card from someone miles away?  Seems like a small thing to do, but it is an easy thing – and something that may make them smile.

I knew I had to jump on board.  I am so hoping you can all help me out.

So, here are the details. 

  • We need cards with "thinking of you" or "take care" or whatever message you feel is best. 
  • Each card needs to have a nice written note inside along with your name and city.
  • Each card needs to be in an unsealed envelope.  If you only send one card, you can just put it in an envelope and mail it to me.  I will open it and put it in a blank envelope to send over.
  • Try not to make them weigh a lot or be bulky – it will help with shipping.  The flatter the better.  Store-bought cards are welcome!
  • Get them in the mail to me at this address below by March 15.  I will then ship them over to Debbie to distribute.

Jennifer McGuire
Aussie Card Drive
PO Box 428612
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

  • If you aren't in the US and would rather just ship directly to Debbie, please email me and I can give you here address.

I know this isn't much time, but we need to get them over there as soon as possible.  Anything you can send would be great.  Thank you so much!

I know I have been down lately with all the sad things in the news – the economy, people sick, etc.  This is one way to lift our own spirits, but mostly the spirits of others.  What a good thing.

And, I will randomly pick a few return address labels of those of you who send in cards to give a prize to.  Something good – I promise you will like.

I went through some of my cards to find ones to write in for this drive today.  And I plan to make more. Thought I would share this one – I think it would be perfect to send.  Bright and cheery.  (Sorry if I shared it before – it is from a class I did in the fall.)  I just stamped a big floral image and colored it.  I then punched circles from the image.  One is adhered over the main piece.  Two are positioned below circles punched in the main piece.  In fact, I have a video showing this technique – just click HERE.

030109 Circle Pop
All Hero Arts stamps, notecard and gems
Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots (I sanded afterwards to reveal the white)

And here is a pile of cards from the last card drive I did.  The cards are piled about a foot deep.  Gotta love it…


Thanks everyone.  Think you could play along? 🙂