Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cards for a Cause

I am putting the last Saturday of the month aside for Cards for a Cause Club. We met for our first card club on July 30th. I think our first meeting was productive despite a late start. It was also so much FUN!!

Our card club features a different cause each month. I am looking for causes that are close to your heart. In July we made cards for Crafting for a Cure. Crafting for a Cure is Jo Ann's Relay for Life team. Crafting for a Cure is holding their annual Craft Fair on August 14th. Spring into Fall is the name of the show. Spring into Fall is an annual fundraiser for the benefit of the American Cancer Society with loads of crafters and great raffle prizes, including the cards we made photographed here plus loads more AND Crafting for a Cure's beautiful handmade team quilt. If you can swing or should I say SPRING by the show you should. It's for a fantastic cause. The Spring into Fall Craft and Vendor Fair is August 14th from 11am-3pm at the Holiday Inn, Rolling Meadows - 3405 Algonquin Rd.

Here are two of the cards I made at Card Club. They both feature some AWESOME Bazzill cardstock that I got on clearance from TAC. We used TAC's Card Club Quickies for inspiration. Jo Ann brought some Frutti Fusion paper and challenged us to use the square dot pattern. She has some difficulty designing with that bold pattern. The images are both from TAC's Sweet Day Cupcake T3442 and the Sentiments are from Savvy Sayings t3256 and Sweet Sayings T3443. I colored my images with Copic markers.

Our next Cards for a Cause is going to be a cards for kids day. I work with preteen girls at church during the school year. Occasionally I like to send a card to encourage these girls in their faith and in their lives. Some of them are disadvantaged and many come from challenging family situations. They need the love and encouragement. If you can join us, I promise, it is a fun and rewarding. We stamp on the last Saturday, August 27th, from 11am to 4pm. Bring any supplies that you want to use - especially those uncut stamp sets. I provide my stamps, tools, inks and other non-consumables. Cards for a Cause Club is a great way to use those supplies you HAD to have while being inspired by other card crafters like yourself and doing good to others! If you can join us on the 27th please send me an email!


thestampingbug said...

Fabulous cards, as usual. Love the happy colors. Wish I could come play! Kerry

Teresa Jenkins said...

Sounds like a fabulous card club, love your donut card... too cute!

Chelsea said...

Great cards Risa!