Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Card-making for a Cause!

 I have been thinking about ways to do more for my community while doing something I'm passionate about, and my daughter's preschool Silent Auction gave me the perfect chance.  I donated a Pinterest card-making class for 6 ladies and spent the past couple of weeks getting ready for it.  The girls had different skill levels, so pre-made kits were definitely the way to go.  I hosted the party Saturday night and it was a blast! 


To keep things simple, before the  class party, I folded the cards, cut the cardstock and made the embellies, like these punched butterfly with faux pearl centers. 
 I separated the materials for each card into a cute baggie.


My daughter even embossed the napkins for me...

 I went to Pinterest for some clean and simple (CAS) card inspiration.  I don't do a lot of CAS cards, so I needed help with layouts lol!  The ladies did great with the first card, a bowtie and shirt combo for Father's Day, inspired by this card.  I found the free bowtie printable here.  

 They got to emboss and stamp a little with this second Pinterest-inspired butterfly card found here.

They quickly got the hang of embossing with the Sizzix Big Kick and combined that with paper-weaving for a fun "Thank You" card.  We modified the original card pinned here.

What a fun way to spend a Saturday night and all for a good cause...I think I like this teaching thing!
Do you craft for charity?
Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used: Various paper scraps, Recollections white and kraft cardstock, Versafine Ink, Darice Chevron embossing folder

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16 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea and a great way to throw your hat in the "teaching" ring. Great way to get started. Love the cards.

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    1. Yes, Tiare...it was a comfortable, no pressure setting to test the waters...have always wanted to teach something, maybe it will be craft-related :)

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  2. Wonderful cards. Looks like your group of ladies really enjoyed themselves.

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    1. Thank you, I think they did Lorie!

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  3. Awesome! What a way to keep the industry going and the cards look great!

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    1. Yes, Emonie, we have to keep our craft alive and kicking!

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  4. What a wonderful idea, cute cards, love the thinking of you card! I'm all for CAS crafting, tfs!

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    1. You're welcome Treva! Those cards were fun to put together.

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  5. Very nice Kimberly and inspiring.

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  6. Great cards for a wonderful cause, glad everyone had fun!

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    1. Thanks Tena E., we did enjoy ourselves!

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  7. They are lovely! Looks like a great time.

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  8. Great idea!! Your cards were very cute! It looks like you all had some crafty fun!

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  9. What a nice idea and what a great way to make a contribution while combining it with something you enjoy! The ladies look like they had a great time and the cards are very cute while still being simple to make.

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  10. What a great way to give back while using your creativity! I'm inspired.

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