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#1 Posted : Thursday, August 09, 2012 10:05:09 PM(UTC)
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General Use Cards
Now through Aug 31st
The warm colors of Summer &
the cool colors of the beach



Time for another theme, and this time we will work on the always needed general use cards. Birthday, Miss You, Love You, Anniversary……cards for kids.

Let’s use some more of that never ending stash. Where does it all come from? Seems like the more we use, the more we accumulate. And how about using the colors of summer. Ocean blues, sunny yellows, seashell pinks, popsicle oranges, grass greens … You get the idea. Let’s wrap up summer so we can get ready for fall.
These are the themes most requested by the troops…... Birthday, Anniversary and Thinking of You, cards for children, spouses and sweethearts

If you have questions about shipping, it is best to direct it to your shipper by pm. If you just need the address you can request that info on the thread. Several of the regulars are able to answer that and other general questions, sometimes faster.
East coast .. imnchghere (Pat)
West coast & Mountain … Phyllis
Central… RGK (Renate)

PLEASE keep the embellishments limited. If it makes a lump in the envelope it is too thick. Layers are ok, but use the thinner pop dots and try to keep it to one. Also watch the sizes of buttons and brads. Skittles are discouraged and NO glitter. Stickles and other glitter glues are ok.

* * * * For those of you who are new, let me explain how this works.

We have heard from spouses and family members of our deployed soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen, how much they enjoy getting a nice card in the mail. Since there is no card shop in the neighborhood shopping center, we are the next best thing. We have been told the PX/BX/NEX run out of cards quickly and that having nice cards to send home to family is a great moral booster.

Make cards in any way that you want. All different, all the same, or a mix of both. Just leave the inside blank to give the soldiers room to write home in and include envelopes. NO stamp necessary, (soldiers get free mail when deployed.)
A2 size cards are the most efficient to package up and ship (300+ will fit in a box), however all sizes are fine and appreciated. Do what you are comfortable with and again have fun. Try not to have thick embellishments and glitter is discouraged for the safety of the troops. We are told it can get on their clothing and be seen with night vision goggles.

***NOTE there is a FAQ thread with answers in this forum. Please refer to it if you have any questions.

When you sign up you will sign up for how many you want to do 15,30,45,100. whatever # works for you. You will also tell us what time zone you are in. The time zone will tell us to whom you will ship your cards to when you are finished.

That shipper will then compile all the cards and send them to units on the ground in Iraq, Afghanistan, or other bases. Each time zone has at least 2 or 3 units (a unit is 120-160 soldiers) to ship to.

Shipping is an expense to us that all the shippers have taken on out of their own pocket. However if you want to donate a dollar or two for shipping expense overseas then we welcome that. All money donated goes to pay for shipping to the units. YOU DO NOT have to donate any money to participate in this project.

If you have any qualms or questions about what we are doing with Cards for Soldiers, please ask in the thread. There are several great ladies that help keep this going and are always around.

Thank you for joining us and for standing behind our troops.
~~ pat (imnchghere)
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#2 Posted : Thursday, August 09, 2012 10:06:23 PM(UTC)
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Tally page

EAST

Princess GD, a50
MissMyCrome, 6 ?
Burgbeth, 30
Dbson, 25
Happishay, 25
VictoriaFligstein, 90
CraftyMem, 40
Gramma, 39


TOTAL EAST: 405

CENTRAL

Mary Stillman, 10
RGK, 30
Alingra, 311
Kim, 98

TOTAL CENTRAL: 449

WEST/MOUNTAIN

Phyllis, 50
Larkspur, 10

TOTAL WEST MOUNTAIN:50

TOTAL ALL: 814

Edited by user Tuesday, September 04, 2012 3:04:30 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Sept 4

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#3 Posted : Friday, August 10, 2012 7:36:02 PM(UTC)
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ok.. I will get us going with 50 from the Princess grands.

~pat
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#4 Posted : Saturday, August 11, 2012 8:11:25 AM(UTC)
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Put me down for 10.

Do you want anymore Christmas cards, or will you ask for those later?

Thanks for doing this.

Mary
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#5 Posted : Saturday, August 11, 2012 9:01:11 AM(UTC)
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working on some more cards! These are two of my favoritesBigGrin


bird card

ladybug card
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#6 Posted : Sunday, August 12, 2012 4:15:19 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MaryStillman Go to Quoted Post
Put me down for 10.

Do you want anymore Christmas cards, or will you ask for those later?

Thanks for doing this.

Mary


Mary, I think there will be another call for Christmas cards later. You can send your Christmas cards now or later, I will hold them until around the end of October but I will mail a box of general use cards soon. I hope this helps.
Thank you for your participation, it is greatly appreciated!
Renate
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#7 Posted : Sunday, August 12, 2012 4:17:38 PM(UTC)
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Great cards, MissMyCrome!
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#8 Posted : Monday, August 13, 2012 10:39:27 AM(UTC)
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Great cards MissMyCrome. Thanks for sharing pictures.
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, August 14, 2012 12:22:34 PM(UTC)
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I'll do 30.
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, August 14, 2012 5:30:01 PM(UTC)
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Put me down for 30 please.
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, August 14, 2012 5:32:47 PM(UTC)
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I have 6 done now and should have more done and have them mailed out by the end of the week! im glad I can be a part of thisBigGrin BigGrin
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#12 Posted : Tuesday, August 14, 2012 6:35:04 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: burghbeth Go to Quoted Post
I'll do 30.


Burghbeth, remind me again your time zone, so I can get it on the tally. Thanks.

Phyllis
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#13 Posted : Tuesday, August 14, 2012 6:49:14 PM(UTC)
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#14 Posted : Tuesday, August 14, 2012 7:29:07 PM(UTC)
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Burghbeth, remind me again your time zone, so I can get it on the tally. Thanks.

Phyllis


Beth is East coast Phyllis... BigGrin BigGrin
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#15 Posted : Tuesday, August 14, 2012 9:59:45 PM(UTC)
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Drool Okay, put me down for 25! Cool
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2012 7:54:08 AM(UTC)
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Great cards Missmycrome,

Put me down for 25, east...
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#17 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2012 2:57:36 PM(UTC)
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#18 Posted : Thursday, August 16, 2012 8:21:05 PM(UTC)
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I have 11 made now BigGrin and making more tomorrow!
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#19 Posted : Sunday, August 19, 2012 8:42:34 AM(UTC)
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I'm in for (at least) 10.

~ Wendy from Wyoming
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#20 Posted : Tuesday, August 21, 2012 9:47:41 PM(UTC)
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#21 Posted : Wednesday, August 22, 2012 7:18:20 AM(UTC)
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Please put me down for 311 for central. They were actually for the last theme but I didn't get them out in time so I will be mailing in the next few days.
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#22 Posted : Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:53:30 PM(UTC)
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Please put me down for 311 for central. They were actually for the last theme but I didn't get them out in time so I will be mailing in the next few days.


Hi Alingra, I'll look forward to your box of cards and will let you know when I receive it.
Thank you! Renate
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#23 Posted : Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:05:05 PM(UTC)
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#24 Posted : Monday, August 27, 2012 4:18:41 PM(UTC)
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I mailed my 10 today.

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#25 Posted : Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:35:22 AM(UTC)
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Sending out 10 cards today.

Wendy from Wyoming
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My cards went out today
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#27 Posted : Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:43:56 PM(UTC)
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Hi Pat,

Just to let you know that 90 general use cards will be in the mail to you in the next day or so.


Victoria Fligstein
East Coast
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#28 Posted : Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:32:15 PM(UTC)
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Good evening,
I received 2 shipments of cards today.
Mary, your cards are so beautiful. The little surprises in some of the cards are too cute.
Linda, I only looked at a few of your cards so far and they are great. I'm glad you made some Fall and Christmas cards, I don't have too many of those yet.
Thank you to both ladies for the postage help.
Renate
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#29 Posted : Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:04:39 PM(UTC)
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Phyllis

Sending out 10 cards today.

Wendy from Wyoming


Wendy, I got your cards today. Sooo cute. Thanks so much.

Phyllis
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#30 Posted : Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:06:12 PM(UTC)
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Tally is updated. A big thanks to all you ladies. ThumpUp
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