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#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 05, 2012 10:57:23 AM(UTC)
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Scrap your Stash
using the colors of FALL
General use cards for all occasions, Halloween & Thanksgiving
now thru Sept 28


Time for another theme, and this time we need to work on the fall holidays of Halloween & Thanksgiving as well as the always needed general use cards
Lets use some more of that never ending stash. Where does it all come from? Seems like the more we use, the more we accumulate.
These are the themes most requested by the troops. Birthday, Anniversary and Thinking of You cards for children, spouses and sweethearts. I happen to have a lot of paper in blues & greens, so lets go with those this time.
Of course as always you can use any colors you want. Maybe you have an abundance of another color you would like to use up. That works for me.

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 other general questions, sometimes faster.
East coast .. imnchghere
West coast & Mountain … Phyllis
Central… RGK

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.

* * * * 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 : Wednesday, September 05, 2012 10:58:35 AM(UTC)
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tally page

EAST

Dbson, 25
PrincessGD, 50
Kimberly Smith, 20
Kazaiah, 15
Nana22Nina22, 75
Gramma, 165
Craftymem, 16
VictoriaFlagestein, 85

TOTAL EAST; 451

CENTRAL

Mary Stillman, 20
Grannykate, 40
Renate, 42
Alingra, 240

TOTAL CENTRAL 342

WEST/MTN

Phyllis, 100
Larkspur, 10
ScrappinFun, 32
Pearl, 33
ChattyCat, 31
MommaNJ, 125

TOTAL WEST/MTN: 331

TOTAL ALL:1124

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#3 Posted : Wednesday, September 05, 2012 11:32:00 AM(UTC)
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Phyllis put me down for 25, east....

Deb
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 05, 2012 12:01:47 PM(UTC)
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The princess gd's have 50 turkeys and pilgrims to assemble EAST
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, September 05, 2012 1:13:23 PM(UTC)
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I'll do 100 since I've already gotten a head start on them. I will post some pics later of some I have done.
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, September 05, 2012 4:00:47 PM(UTC)
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Since I have other time committments this month, I'll say 5 although, I'll try and do more.

Thanks for doing this.

Mary
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, September 05, 2012 4:58:31 PM(UTC)
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Here are a few of my cards for this theme.
Phyllis attached the following image(s):
Halloween 2.jpg
Halloween 4.jpg
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Butterfly 3.jpg
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Angle Card General 2.jpg
Angle Card General 1.jpg
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, September 05, 2012 5:10:04 PM(UTC)
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Oh goodness, Phyllis these are adorable and beautiful......thanks for sharing....

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#9 Posted : Wednesday, September 05, 2012 5:12:24 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Deb. I guess you recognize a couple of the files. I need to work on some Thanksgiving type ones now.
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, September 05, 2012 5:19:22 PM(UTC)
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I worked with some 'turkeys' this afternoon, didn't realize I have 4 to choose from.....and yes, I see some familiar cuts....
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, September 05, 2012 6:54:26 PM(UTC)
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Put me down for 25 I will update my total if able to do more BigGrin

East Coast- Kim
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, September 05, 2012 8:32:41 PM(UTC)
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, September 05, 2012 9:12:07 PM(UTC)
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great start ladies.. Phyllis, your cards are great. Thank you for sharing some inspiration.

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#14 Posted : Thursday, September 06, 2012 11:24:05 AM(UTC)
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Great cards Phyllis!
Put me down for at least 50. I got a bunch done this week so there maybe more.
Thanks
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#15 Posted : Thursday, September 06, 2012 3:22:10 PM(UTC)
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Pat,


This is my first time doing this.It's such a wonderful cause and I'd really like to participate. I'm an East Coaster and would like to say I'll do 15 ( more if I can swing it)



Lori
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#16 Posted : Thursday, September 06, 2012 3:26:45 PM(UTC)
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Welcome Lori, you will ship to Pat and I will PM you her address....thanks for joining us....

Deb

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#17 Posted : Thursday, September 06, 2012 5:42:40 PM(UTC)
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Phyllis, put me down for 30 please. I got some new stamps and things I want to try out.

Your cards are great!!! Renate


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#18 Posted : Thursday, September 06, 2012 5:43:42 PM(UTC)
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Lori - welcome. Glad you are joining us.

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#19 Posted : Friday, September 07, 2012 4:17:48 AM(UTC)
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Deb,


Thanks for the PM & info BigGrin I'm hoping this becomes a regular thing for me *fingers crossed*


RGK,

Thanks for the welcome BigGrin





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#20 Posted : Friday, September 07, 2012 7:34:51 AM(UTC)
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Hi, I finally found my way back to the MB. I am on vacation this week and a friend helped me design and make 22 halloween cards from the craft room and the create a critter 2. So put me down for 30 now as I have a few Christmas from the last challenge, hopefully I can get a few more done oer the week end.
Have a great day, granny
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#21 Posted : Friday, September 07, 2012 11:30:49 AM(UTC)
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Welcome Lori, glad you joined us.
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#22 Posted : Saturday, September 08, 2012 11:06:29 AM(UTC)
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Phyllis, put me down for 100.. I have 91 made so there may be more. I'm headed south for the month of October and can't participate that month. I'm going to try and post some of the better ones..
Hugz,
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#23 Posted : Sunday, September 09, 2012 4:30:34 AM(UTC)
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Thanks everyone for the welcome BigGrin I just bought CRC2 & A frightful Affair and I'm hoping to use some of those images for the cards I'm planning to make. I'll post some pictures once inspiration strikes!


Lori
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#24 Posted : Sunday, September 09, 2012 5:44:54 AM(UTC)
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Lori, I hope inspiration strikes you soon. If you are like me, it will be in the middle of the night or at a stoplight. Not always opportune.
Gramma, your cards are great and I know first hand that pics don't do them justice. Wink
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#25 Posted : Sunday, September 09, 2012 5:49:29 AM(UTC)
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Gramma those are great cards....

Lori hope you can put those new carts to use....
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#26 Posted : Sunday, September 09, 2012 2:09:52 PM(UTC)
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Gramma, those cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I'll get the tally updated sometime today.
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#27 Posted : Sunday, September 09, 2012 2:25:02 PM(UTC)
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Gramma, great cards!
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#29 Posted : Monday, September 10, 2012 4:20:31 AM(UTC)
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Gramma,

Your cards are lovely!

Inspiration is almost never struck at an opportune time. I usually get my best ideas in the shower... but by the time I'm out I've lost the thought! Grrr! Mad


I've just cut some pumpkins & turkeys from the CRC2 cart... now I just have to figure out what I'm going to DO with them lol.



Lori
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#30 Posted : Tuesday, September 11, 2012 8:03:57 AM(UTC)
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Pat, the first box of two(I hope) will be on its way today or tomorrow. There are 111 cards inside. I'm not sure what will be in the next box, but I had 4 that would have made 115 bail out at the last minute. So, there will be 4+ in the next box to be shipped before the 28th.
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