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#1 Posted : Friday, November 02, 2012 10:02:55 PM(UTC)
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General use cards
Now Thru Nov 16th



Time for another theme, and this time we will work on the always needed general use cards. Birthday, Miss You, Love You, Anniversary…….cards for kids. These are what the soldiers request most.

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

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. 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, November 02, 2012 10:04:24 PM(UTC)
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Tally sheet BigGrin

EAST

Imnchghere, 100
Dbson, 50

TOTAL EAST: 150

CENTRAL

Mary Stillman, 5
RGK, 50

TOTAL CENTRAL: 55

WEST/MTN

Phyllis, 50
Larkspur, 15
ScrappinFun, 66

TOTAL WEST/MTN131



TOTAL ALL:331

Edited by user Friday, November 16, 2012 1:05:40 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Nov 16

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#3 Posted : Friday, November 02, 2012 10:28:03 PM(UTC)
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I will start with 100 for east coast
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#4 Posted : Saturday, November 03, 2012 6:08:41 AM(UTC)
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I will start with 50 east.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, November 04, 2012 8:31:56 AM(UTC)
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I'll commit for 5, may make more.

Mary
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#6 Posted : Sunday, November 04, 2012 3:12:41 PM(UTC)
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Here are a few of the cards for this theme....excuse the 'chopped off edge' of the hey cupcake and Life's sweet cards....didn't see this before I sealed them up in the envelope...(guess my scanner had a mind of its own yesterday)...

Pat these will probably go in the mail tomorrow some time.....



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#7 Posted : Sunday, November 04, 2012 7:21:52 PM(UTC)
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Deb, I love your cards and I love love the owls, owls are a favorite of mine.

I will do 50, Tally is Updated.
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#8 Posted : Monday, November 05, 2012 9:41:40 AM(UTC)
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I'll do 15

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#9 Posted : Monday, November 05, 2012 3:57:58 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Phyllis, I cased the owl card off Pinterest.

Pat my cards went in the mail this afternoon.

Deb
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#10 Posted : Monday, November 05, 2012 6:10:16 PM(UTC)
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I'll make 50 cards.



Deb, your cards are so cute.
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, November 06, 2012 6:05:06 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Renate....
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, November 07, 2012 2:21:12 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dbson Go to Quoted Post
Thanks Phyllis, I cased the owl card off Pinterest.

Pat my cards went in the mail this afternoon.

Deb


Deb, your cards arrived today. Haven't opened the pkg yet, but I am sure they are great.
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#13 Posted : Thursday, November 08, 2012 7:01:10 AM(UTC)
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#14 Posted : Thursday, November 08, 2012 4:35:42 PM(UTC)
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#15 Posted : Thursday, November 08, 2012 9:32:54 PM(UTC)
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Here are a few of my cards for this theme.
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#16 Posted : Friday, November 09, 2012 6:21:45 PM(UTC)
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Beautiful cards Phyllis. Thank you for sharing.
Renate
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#17 Posted : Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:35:18 AM(UTC)
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Phyllis I love your cards....beautiful....
Deb
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#18 Posted : Monday, November 12, 2012 6:15:56 PM(UTC)
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I will do 60 for Mountain, but not sure when I'll get to mail them. Transmission went out in my car and not sure when we'll either get one or get a different car :( Sucks to be stranded!!
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#19 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:57:20 PM(UTC)
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I will do 60 for Mountain, but not sure when I'll get to mail them. Transmission went out in my car and not sure when we'll either get one or get a different car :( Sucks to be stranded!!


since these are general use, we have a little leeway with the deadline. Hope you can get the car fixed soon.

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#20 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 6:57:44 PM(UTC)
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I've got 5 boring cards done (non cricut) and will try to do some more cricut cards before the 16th. I'll let you know what I complete and mail so you can update the tally.

I'm thinking of selling all my cricut stuff. Can I still participate if the cards are non-cricut?

Mary
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#21 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:03:12 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MaryStillman Go to Quoted Post
I've got 5 boring cards done (non cricut) and will try to do some more cricut cards before the 16th. I'll let you know what I complete and mail so you can update the tally.

I'm thinking of selling all my cricut stuff. Can I still participate if the cards are non-cricut?

Mary


Mary, the cards do not have to be cricut. Do what you are comfortable making. I am sure your cards are not boring. Sometimes we just get in a slump.
~pat

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#22 Posted : Wednesday, November 14, 2012 3:26:00 PM(UTC)
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Mary my cards are stamps, punches and another cutter.....like Pat said we all get in a slump....I am sure your cards are not boring.....
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#23 Posted : Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9:58:21 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Pat. I actually have 66 cards done, used up all my envelopes. If the weather permits I'll try walking to town to get them mailed asap. :)
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Today was a gorgeous day in W.Va. I walked to the post office and mailed my cards :)
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#25 Posted : Friday, November 16, 2012 1:06:44 PM(UTC)
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#26 Posted : Friday, November 16, 2012 1:08:12 PM(UTC)
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Today was a gorgeous day in W.Va. I walked to the post office and mailed my cards :)


Thanks, I'll be looking for them. Hope your car issues are taken care of too.

Phyllis
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#27 Posted : Friday, November 16, 2012 4:59:01 PM(UTC)
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I put 7 in the mail today. Post Office said to expect Monday or Tuesday.

Thanks for doint this.

Mary
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#28 Posted : Monday, November 19, 2012 5:21:30 PM(UTC)
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I put 7 in the mail today. Post Office said to expect Monday or Tuesday.

Thanks for doint this.

Mary


Mary, your cards arrived today. And they are NOT boring at all. Thank you also for the postage help.
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#29 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:33:40 AM(UTC)
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Phyllis, unfortunately car issues aren't fixed yet. Have no idea when it will be; no one has been able to find a compatible transmission yet.
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#30 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 10:38:38 PM(UTC)
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Today was a gorgeous day in W.Va. I walked to the post office and mailed my cards :)


I received your cards yesterday, great cards, thanks.
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