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#1 Posted : Friday, August 05, 2011 12:46:38 PM(UTC)
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Scrap your Stash
of cool blues & greens with grey & white
General use cards for all occasions
Aug 5 ~~ Aug 26

Important Notice!!!!! We have new shippers for Central and West/Mountain


Time for another theme, and this time we need to restock the 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 : Friday, August 05, 2011 1:03:36 PM(UTC)
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Tally sheet

EAST
ditskid, 15
craftymem, 30
Dbson, 75
barbarastewart1, 132
Kraftygal, 50
KristineAuders, 50
BighouseRN, 100
DivineMissJ, 15
DebraGraham3, 130
KarenCuller, 30
Nann22Nina22, 26

EAST TOTAL: 653

CENTRAL
dicegrrl, 30
housefullofrotties, 20
DonnaMcKinney, 15
Scrapgirl63, 30
MommyofChina, 25
RGK, 50
grannykate, 25
abravesfan, 30
julybabies, 15
DConrad, 25
Alingra, 295
Danielle, 100

CENTRAL TOTAL: 651

WEST/MTN
Phyllis, 50
ThisIsJulz, 13
shoz4me, 25
Larkspur, 15

TOTAL WEST/MTN: 103

TOTAL ALL: 1407

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#3 Posted : Friday, August 05, 2011 4:10:07 PM(UTC)
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I'd like to do 15 cards. I am in Maryland. Where do I send my cards?
Thank you
Jan
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#4 Posted : Friday, August 05, 2011 4:22:35 PM(UTC)
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Hi Jan and welcome to CS and the MB. Thanks for making us your first post.

You will ship to me and I will pm you my address

~pat
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#5 Posted : Friday, August 05, 2011 4:28:25 PM(UTC)
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Count me in for 30. Eastern
Claire
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#6 Posted : Friday, August 05, 2011 4:43:31 PM(UTC)
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thanks Claire and thank you for the cards I rec'd the other day, the postage help and the note to put in a pkg. I know the units enjoy those.
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#7 Posted : Saturday, August 06, 2011 7:00:04 AM(UTC)
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50 for me, east.....
Welcome Jan....
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#8 Posted : Saturday, August 06, 2011 4:50:56 PM(UTC)
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I'm in for 30 Central. I will need our new shippers address. Naturally I just pre-printed labels for Cindy. Lol. Ah well :)
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#9 Posted : Saturday, August 06, 2011 5:13:44 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dicegrrl Go to Quoted Post
I'm in for 30 Central. I will need our new shippers address. Naturally I just pre-printed labels for Cindy. Lol. Ah well :)


I will pm you the address just as soon as I find it in the pile of papers on my desk.
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#10 Posted : Saturday, August 06, 2011 6:55:34 PM(UTC)
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Tally is updated
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#11 Posted : Sunday, August 07, 2011 1:40:33 PM(UTC)
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Sign me up for 20 (Central) and I'll see if I can get more done!

Jess
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#12 Posted : Monday, August 08, 2011 12:20:01 AM(UTC)
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I still have the hardest time getting signed it!

sign me up for 15 central - I will need the new shippers address. thanks!
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#13 Posted : Monday, August 08, 2011 5:42:48 AM(UTC)
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Donna I have pm'd you the new central address.....
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#14 Posted : Monday, August 08, 2011 7:28:00 AM(UTC)
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Sign me up for 30 in the central time zone. I also will be mailing the Christmas cards out today.
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#15 Posted : Monday, August 08, 2011 2:42:40 PM(UTC)
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Hi Pat & everyone - I'm going to have 50 for sure ... and there's always that chance I get on a roll and make MORE.BigGrin Cool Love
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#16 Posted : Monday, August 08, 2011 4:06:20 PM(UTC)
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Will do 25 for Central. Please send the new shipper address.

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#17 Posted : Monday, August 08, 2011 4:20:09 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MommyofChina Go to Quoted Post
Will do 25 for Central. Please send the new shipper address.



I just pm'd you the address.
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#18 Posted : Monday, August 08, 2011 5:03:58 PM(UTC)
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I am making 50 cards (Central).
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#19 Posted : Monday, August 08, 2011 6:03:22 PM(UTC)
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Hey, guess Mtn/West need some numbers. I'll do 50 to start out.

Getting read to update the tally.

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#20 Posted : Monday, August 08, 2011 6:28:11 PM(UTC)
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Tally is updated. Good start ladies.
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#21 Posted : Tuesday, August 09, 2011 7:49:17 AM(UTC)
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Phyllis please change my total to 75 for this time.....and as you can see I used some different colors, a few were left over card parts just needed to be put together....

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#22 Posted : Tuesday, August 09, 2011 7:58:24 AM(UTC)
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OK Deb, will do.

Beautiful cards too. I have a bunch already made too, will add a few green and blue ones.

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#23 Posted : Tuesday, August 09, 2011 8:28:48 AM(UTC)
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Put me in for 25 from central, I to will need the address to send to no hurry as it will be later this month before I get them done.
granny
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#24 Posted : Tuesday, August 09, 2011 8:43:19 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: grannykate Go to Quoted Post
Put me in for 25 from central, I to will need the address to send to no hurry as it will be later this month before I get them done.
granny


Kate, I will pm you the new address.

~pat
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#25 Posted : Tuesday, August 09, 2011 10:34:19 AM(UTC)
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Hi, I will commit to 10 with an option to send more. BigGrin I am on the West coast. Please let me know where I can send these cards to be shipped out! Thank you!
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#26 Posted : Tuesday, August 09, 2011 11:33:00 AM(UTC)
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Hello Ladies, Sorry I have been gone for a while. This summer has been very busy.
Sign me up for 25, western zone and would someone send me the address for our new shipper.Thanks.
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Hi, I will commit to 10 with an option to send more. BigGrin I am on the West coast. Please let me know where I can send these cards to be shipped out! Thank you!


ThisisJulz I have sent you a PM with your shipper info.....thanks for joining in....

Deb
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#28 Posted : Tuesday, August 09, 2011 12:45:39 PM(UTC)
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Hello Ladies, Sorry I have been gone for a while. This summer has been very busy.
Sign me up for 25, western zone and would someone send me the address for our new shipper.Thanks.


shoz4me I am sending you a pm with your new shipper info.....

Deb
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#29 Posted : Tuesday, August 09, 2011 3:57:45 PM(UTC)
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Put me down for 30 in the Central. Also, please pm me the new central shipper address. Thanks!
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#30 Posted : Tuesday, August 09, 2011 4:50:56 PM(UTC)
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Put me down for 30 in the Central. Also, please pm me the new central shipper address. Thanks!


Just PM'd you the new Central Shipper address.
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