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#1 Posted : Friday, April 12, 2013 11:58:30 AM(UTC)
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Father’s Day, General Use Cards
& Cards for the Children using bright cheery colors
Now through May 3



Time for another theme, and this time we will work on Father’s Day as well as the always needed general use cards. Birthday, Miss You, Love You, Anniversary…….and cards for the 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. How about all those bright cheery colors??
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 around the world including US Navy ships . Each time zone has several 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 : Friday, April 12, 2013 11:59:44 AM(UTC)
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Tally Page

EAST

Princess Granddaughters - 50
CraftOldBat - 32
Adens-Nana - 13
Victoria Fligstein - 120
CraftyMem - 35
bklynborn - 30

TOTAL EAST: 280

CENTRAL

Mary Stillman - 10
KellyAnn - 50
RGK - 50
Renate's Friend - 24

TOTAL CENTRAL: 134

WEST/MTN:

Shoz4Me - 75
Phyllis - 50

TOTAL WEST/MTN.: 125

TOTAL ALL539

Edited by user Friday, May 03, 2013 8:29:15 PM(UTC)  | Reason: May 3

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#3 Posted : Friday, April 12, 2013 9:03:31 PM(UTC)
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I'll sign up for 10. I traded a couple of cartridges for someone to make cards for soldiers. I will do at least 7 of her's and try to do 3 of mine, but will send in at least 10.

Thanks for doing this.

Mary
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#4 Posted : Saturday, April 13, 2013 7:13:53 AM(UTC)
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I will be sending 50 this next week and maybe more by the end of the deadline - I will let you know if I get more done. I am central so I will send to Renate.

Thanks for doing this. Everyone have a fantastic weekend.

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#5 Posted : Saturday, April 13, 2013 7:20:52 AM(UTC)
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off to a good start.
The Princess grand daughters will be doing cards for kids. Not sure how many, but I am going to let them color some images.

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#6 Posted : Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:26:50 PM(UTC)
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My DS & DD have left on their deployments now, so I'm back in for this round. Gotta stay busy and remember to breathe!Scared Smile (east)

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#7 Posted : Saturday, April 13, 2013 3:11:17 PM(UTC)
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Hello everyone. I'm sorry I missed the last one, I had the fluMad. Please sign me up for 75 for the Western zone. Thanks.
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#8 Posted : Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:20:57 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: shoz4me Go to Quoted Post
Hello everyone. I'm sorry I missed the last one, I had the fluMad. Please sign me up for 75 for the Western zone. Thanks.


Sorry about the flu. It seemed to have done a number on lots of people. Glad you feeling better.

~pat

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#9 Posted : Sunday, April 14, 2013 3:10:36 PM(UTC)
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#10 Posted : Monday, April 15, 2013 6:19:04 PM(UTC)
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Phyllis, please add my 50 cards to the tally. Thank you! Renate Smile
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, April 16, 2013 9:51:40 PM(UTC)
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, April 17, 2013 7:25:37 AM(UTC)
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Phyllis, next time you update, you can put the Princess' down for 50.
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, April 17, 2013 7:41:31 AM(UTC)
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Please sign me up for 10 right now. I hope to do more, I just don't want to over commit. I will make kid cards.


Eastern zone.



Jackie
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#14 Posted : Friday, April 19, 2013 5:38:06 AM(UTC)
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Just want to move this up. I have never made a card before. I will try a few and if I can figure it out, then I will committ but I won't get a chance to try until Sunday.
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#15 Posted : Sunday, April 21, 2013 7:07:28 PM(UTC)
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#16 Posted : Monday, April 22, 2013 4:38:53 AM(UTC)
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count me for the east. see what I can get done before the due date. have 30 done.

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#17 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 11:09:49 AM(UTC)
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Unfortunately the flu has hit my house - I will be sending my cards out next week before the deadline. So sorry for the delay.
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#18 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 5:58:37 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KellyAnn Go to Quoted Post
Unfortunately the flu has hit my house - I will be sending my cards out next week before the deadline. So sorry for the delay.


oh no, get well soon! I'll look for your cards when you get a chance to mail them - there's plenty of time.
Renate
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#19 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 7:22:14 AM(UTC)
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Please put me down for 35 cards. Will mail this week. Eastern

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#20 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:56:06 AM(UTC)
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Hi Pat

I've put 120 assorted general cards in the mail today, 4/27. They should arrive in about 3 days or so.

Also I trust that the 86 cards the were mailed on 4/9, which included Father's Day for the prior challenge which ended 4/8, arrived safely.

Thank you.
Victoria Fligstein
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#21 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 6:57:28 PM(UTC)
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Please add 24 cards to my tally. A lady left them for me at Archivers. Thank you. Renate
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#22 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 6:58:54 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: VictoriaFligstein Go to Quoted Post
Hi Pat

I've put 120 assorted general cards in the mail today, 4/27. They should arrive in about 3 days or so.

Also I trust that the 86 cards the were mailed on 4/9, which included Father's Day for the prior challenge which ended 4/8, arrived safely.

Thank you.
Victoria Fligstein


Yes they did Smile. I thought I had mentioned it.

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#23 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2013 8:27:48 PM(UTC)
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#24 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:16:18 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: VictoriaFligstein Go to Quoted Post
Hi Pat

I've put 120 assorted general cards in the mail today, 4/27. They should arrive in about 3 days or so.

Also I trust that the 86 cards the were mailed on 4/9, which included Father's Day for the prior challenge which ended 4/8, arrived safely.

Thank you.
Victoria Fligstein


Victoria, the box of 120 cards came yesterday. Thanks for the nice variety. Smile ThumpUp

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#25 Posted : Wednesday, May 01, 2013 3:18:19 PM(UTC)
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Have 32 completed, will try to fit some more in before Friday; Father's day and children's.

These are the cards I did but in all different color combinations.

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#26 Posted : Friday, May 03, 2013 10:00:44 AM(UTC)
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I mailed off my cards yesterday. I sent 13, I was really hoping to send more. Hopefully I can do more this next time. I am busy making 40 baby shower invites for my daughters friend right now then hopefully I can spend some time making cards.



Jackie
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#27 Posted : Friday, May 03, 2013 11:49:17 AM(UTC)
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Phyllis, I mailed a box of 75 cards yesterday. Expected arrival to you is Thurs. May 9.
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I'm sorry when I picked my mom up today she was unwell so I brought her straight home. I should be able to make the morning mail tomorrow and you should get them Tuesday.
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Originally Posted by: CraftyOldBat Go to Quoted Post
Have 32 completed, will try to fit some more in before Friday; Father's day and children's.

These are the cards I did but in all different color combinations.


How cute, love them.
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#30 Posted : Friday, May 03, 2013 8:26:21 PM(UTC)
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Phyllis, I mailed a box of 75 cards yesterday. Expected arrival to you is Thurs. May 9.


Thank you, I will be looking for them.
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