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Hey there!  

Quickly – if you are a Cards for Kids person, please scroll down to the end of this post.

So… I am the host over on the Hero Arts blog this week.  I am doing some ideas for "cards that give" – cards that hold or incorporate gifts such as cash, gift cards, etc.  Be sure to click HERE to see today's post.  This is very similar to the card I posted over there… I taught this one at a class here in town.

Nov Hol 6
Click HERE for supplies and how-to.

A quick update on the Cards for Kids card drive.  I have done a lot of thinking about this and decided to extend the prize sessions from one month to two.  There are many reasons.  First, the holidays.  I know we are all busy.  Second, pulling the prizes together takes a ton of time – time I would love to spend making cards for the kids instead.  So.  Here is the thing:  The prizes I am announcing will be given on 1/31.  So anyone who sends in cards by then is eligible.  And for those of you who rushed to get cards to me this month, I am sorry.  However!  This gives you more time to make more and get them in.  I hope you all understand, and that this will result in more cards for these kids.  So – in summary – the first set of prizes will now be given on 1/31 instead of 12/31.  Thanks!

Next, two of our kids could use our prayers.  First, Kate starts her 5th round of chemo tonight – a really tough round.  Please keep her in your thoughts.  (Click HERE for more info.)  Also, sweet Sami has hit a pretty scary bump in the road.  I pray she gets home quickly.

OK… off to get some more work done.  Night!


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  1. Jennifer

    I just love the card we made in class. I am really looking forward
    to your week on Hero. You do an amazing job each time.

    Thanks for extending the date for the card drive. I was
    wondering how I could make it in time. Now my girls
    can make some over Christmas break.

    Have a great week:)
    Sandi N.

  2. LOVED you card today! πŸ™‚

    I think it’s a good idea to extend the card drive too. Kathy R. sent me an email saying how much Eric’s siblings appreciated receiving cards. It was really very touching. I just made ones for the kids who are sick this time around and the extension should give me some time to make some for their siblings too after the holidays. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for having such a big heart and giving us all an opportunity to do some good too. πŸ™‚ Hugs.

  3. whew! That extension certainly gives me more time. I was wondering how to squeeze in time to make some cards for the kids!
    Love the cards you made and posted on the Hero blog. SO much nicer to give a gift card w/ a little somethin’ somethin’. πŸ™‚

  4. Love this gift card holder…it will be perfect for my nieces! Thanks for continuing the card drive. We will continue to keep the children in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. I met you at your class in Dayton and first thing this morning I made this card for my son’s music teacher! Then I checked your blog and laughed that you had it posted today. Hope you are enjoying this holiday season!

  6. This card rocks! As well as the one you posted on HA blog! I love how you worked on those poinsettias flowers and leaves, they’re so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I love it! thanks for the extension
    it does help us all i think get more cards completed for the kids! – its all for the kids! {heart}

  8. Jennifer – thanks for the gift card idea, it came just at the right time because I am getting ready to send some money to my nephews, and figure I can fold up a twenty to fit in just like a card. Understood about the deadline, but to me that is not the important thing, it is getting cards to the kids. Bless you for your work.

  9. I havent’ checked the HA blog yet this week – looks like I’d better get over there!

    Thanks for extending the deadline. I’m one of those who could use the extra time. ;P

  10. Jenn, I am sure I am not alone in saying it is far more important that the kids and their families get cards rather than when and if prizes are given out, so please don’t feel you need to apologise for changing the date. You are an absolute angel orgainising this for us all and if anyone is uncertain of the impact that a simple card can give they should check out Kathy Racoosins blog here http://thedailymarker.blogspot.com/2009/12/cards-for-kids-makes-profound-impact-on.html, she writes about a visit to Eric’s family, this really brought a tear to my eye.

  11. I really like this card idea – but a question – where do you find envelopes to fit that size card?
    Praying for all the kids – Once the craziness of my work ends (Jan 2) I plan to get started on cards for them.

  12. What a darling card–This one is going into my future scraplift file for sure! My prayers go out to the kids and their families. Hugs!

  13. Can I just say I get so pumped up when you are bloggin at Hero ARts!!!!! This gift card holder is so bright, cheerful and AMAZING!!!!!! I hope I can make something this week that will make you proud!!!!! Send a bunch of cards your way Monday.
    Merry Everything!
    Hugs,Kathy

  14. I LOVE this card! My kids always give gift cards for birthday gifts, teachers … this is awesome and just in time for Friday, last day of school!

  15. Waht a GREAT card idea…how simple too. Now that I am on break from School, Yes finally the semester is over…go back on Jan 12th though. I am PROUD to say at 30 yrs old..school is VERY hard at first…but I am doing well πŸ™‚
    Love your inspiration…i check your blog everynight before going to bed! That way i have ideas to ponder on!
    TFS all your wonderful ideas

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