Monday, June 2, 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 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! 

I served some appetizers so, my daughter got creative and embossed the napkins for me...

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.

For the first time ever, 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?
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  1. This looks like such fun…I'd LOVE to enjoy one of your card making classes and how fun that you did this for charity. You're such a giving and inspirational lady, Kimberly. I do craft for charity each year I donate the $ from several of my sold items to the Multiple Sclerosis Society a fund raiser we've been involved in for the past 7 years. It's a great feeling to give back. Sweet hugs my friend!

    1. Ha Donna K, I'm not sure how much I can teach you, my card-making guru! Love that you craft for the MS Society; it is a joy t be able to give back by doing something we love, isn't it?

  2. I think that this is an awesome idea!!! On a monthly basis I craft for a cause as well for the I feel the love project. Last week I entered a FB group called Cards for Kids. I am super excited about this. I will be making and sending 8 kiddos cards. The cards are TOTALLY cute!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

    1. Migdalia, I will have to look up that FB group; those are some fortunate kids to be getting a special card from you!!! I am sure they will treasure them.

  3. Hi Kimberly, I am the Content Manager for a few cardmaking websites, on which we like to feature timely cards and techniques, as well as cardmaking and paper craft events. I came across this post and think its a wonderful idea and way to give back using your cardmaking skills. I was wondering if we could feature your post/idea on our site? We would link our post back to your website as well.
    Please let me know if this is okay. You can email me at I'd love to hear from you and feature this post!
    Thank you,

    1. Hi Caroline, thanks for taking a peek at my post! I emailed you :)


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