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#1 Posted : Monday, March 18, 2013 7:36:56 PM(UTC)
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General Use Cards
Now through April 8th
The colors of Summer


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.
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 : Monday, March 18, 2013 7:38:48 PM(UTC)
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Tally sheet

EAST

Dbson - 60
Kristine - 200
bklynborn - 50
crafty mem - 35

TOTAL EAST: 345

CENTRAL

KellyAnn - 30
Alingra - 266
RGK - 60

TOTAL CENTRAL: 356

WEST/MTN.


Phyllis - 50
Sue - 42
Dbson - 40
MommaNJ - 103

TOTAL WEST/MTN: 235

TOTAL ALL: 936

Edited by user Tuesday, April 09, 2013 8:02:00 AM(UTC)  | Reason: April 9

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#3 Posted : Monday, March 18, 2013 9:19:25 PM(UTC)
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Father's Day cards can be included in the group as well.

~pat
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2013 6:50:38 AM(UTC)
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Phyllis please put me down for 60 east, Pat already has them (shipped last month).....
Deb
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#5 Posted : Thursday, March 21, 2013 9:23:46 AM(UTC)
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Phyllis, please add 200 to the east tally for Kristine. She sent them late, but since they are general use, they can go on this theme.

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#6 Posted : Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:40:45 PM(UTC)
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This would be the first time I have participated in Cards for Soldiers so I am going to say I can make 20 and ship them to whomever I need to. I will be leaving on Vaca so since they are due on April 8 I don't want to put myself under pressure but I would love to help out.

Please let me know where I need to send them.

Thank you and thanks for the wonderful thing you are doing for our Soldiers and their family and friends.
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#7 Posted : Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:41:49 PM(UTC)
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Opps - forgot to say I am in Wisconsin - Central Time Zone
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#8 Posted : Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:20:36 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KellyAnn Go to Quoted Post
This would be the first time I have participated in Cards for Soldiers so I am going to say I can make 20 and ship them to whomever I need to. I will be leaving on Vaca so since they are due on April 8 I don't want to put myself under pressure but I would love to help out.

Please let me know where I need to send them.

Thank you and thanks for the wonderful thing you are doing for our Soldiers and their family and friends..


Welcome KellyAnn. So glad to have you join us. You will be shipping to Renate and I will pm you her address. If you have questions, please ask here or check the FAQ thread in this forum. And have fun!!

~pat

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#9 Posted : Thursday, March 21, 2013 7:25:05 PM(UTC)
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Tally is updated.

I'll do 50.

Phyllis
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#10 Posted : Friday, March 22, 2013 7:13:50 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for the response Pat - I am looking forward to helping out. I hope I can continue to do this as I feel it is a great cause.

Happy Easter to All...

I did get your PM and will be shipping the cards off next week.

KellyAnn
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#11 Posted : Friday, March 22, 2013 12:36:49 PM(UTC)
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A few of my cards. The girls are digital stamps that I bought from The Paper Shelter site.

Phyllis attached the following image(s):
Dad 1.jpg
Dad 2.jpg
Dad 3.jpg
Princess.jpg
Sassy.jpg
Birthday wishes.jpg
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#12 Posted : Saturday, March 23, 2013 7:01:08 AM(UTC)
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Welcome KellyAnn....

Great cards Phyllis, love them all.....

Deb
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#13 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 8:17:16 AM(UTC)
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My cards are going postal (UPS actually) today so Renate should receive them on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - I was actually able to make 30 cards this weekend for this wonderful project.

Everyone have a fantastic day & Happy Easter.

Kelly Ann
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#14 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 4:33:13 PM(UTC)
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will do what I can for the east coast. will start with 25

have a crafty day
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#15 Posted : Tuesday, March 26, 2013 10:18:42 PM(UTC)
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, March 27, 2013 5:52:31 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KellyAnn Go to Quoted Post
My cards are going postal (UPS actually) today so Renate should receive them on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - I was actually able to make 30 cards this weekend for this wonderful project.

Everyone have a fantastic day & Happy Easter.

Kelly Ann


Kelly Ann, your cards came today. They are beautiful - thank you, also for your nice note and the postage help.
Renate
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#17 Posted : Friday, March 29, 2013 7:10:19 AM(UTC)
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Please put me down for 266 cards for Central and Renate I will be shipping them out today. Thanks everyone.
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#18 Posted : Friday, March 29, 2013 7:11:45 AM(UTC)
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Phyllis your cards are so nice. TFS and great job!
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#19 Posted : Saturday, March 30, 2013 8:09:53 PM(UTC)
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Phyllis, I finally came up with a count of cards I am working on. It's 60. Please add to my tally.
Thank you.
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#20 Posted : Sunday, March 31, 2013 11:08:49 AM(UTC)
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#21 Posted : Sunday, March 31, 2013 5:18:52 PM(UTC)
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Phyllis please put me down for:

40 Mtn/West
40 Central

They will probably mail out on Tuesday.

Thanks,
Deb
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#22 Posted : Sunday, March 31, 2013 5:49:51 PM(UTC)
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A few of my cards....sorry these are so big, they were resized....






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#23 Posted : Monday, April 01, 2013 12:52:34 PM(UTC)
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Phyllis and Renate: your cards went in the mail today, should be there Wed or Thurs, look for an envelope taped to a pack of the cards with a little shipping $$$$.....
Deb
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Pat,
I'll be mailing out 35 cards tomorrow. Add me to the tally please.
thanks, Claire
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#25 Posted : Tuesday, April 02, 2013 6:05:40 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alingra Go to Quoted Post
Please put me down for 266 cards for Central and Renate I will be shipping them out today. Thanks everyone.


Linda, your box of cards arrived yesterday. Thank you so much for your great mix of cards, and the postage help. I'm glad you included some Mother's Day cards, I will mail those in my box this week, and your other cards will go out in a couple of weeks.
Renate
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Deb, your cards came today. They are even prettier in real life. Thank you, also for your postage help. Renate
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#28 Posted : Friday, April 05, 2013 7:23:09 PM(UTC)
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Deb, your cards are beautiful and I've seen them in person now. Thanks for sharing.
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#29 Posted : Monday, April 08, 2013 6:24:01 AM(UTC)
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50 cards going postal to the east.

have a crafty day.
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#30 Posted : Monday, April 08, 2013 12:13:55 PM(UTC)
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I will be shipping 103 cards to Phyllis today for the mtn zone.
Have a great week everyone!
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