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#1 Posted : Tuesday, August 30, 2011 8:00:43 PM(UTC)
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Scrap your Stash
using the colors of FALL
General use cards for all occasions, Halloween & Thanksgiving
Aug 31 ~~ Sept 16


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

Time for another theme, and this time we need to work on the fall holidays of Halloween & Thanksgiving as well as the always needed 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 : Tuesday, August 30, 2011 8:02:21 PM(UTC)
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tally sheet

EAST

Princessgrandaughters, 25
Cakelady, 100
Craftymem, 40
burghbeth, 30
BarbaraStewart, 130
ditskid, 17
Erika, 10
Dbson, 25
Pat's MI Friends, 230
Karen Culler, 50
BighouseRN, 300
Bijou17, 193
Cynthia, 100


TOTAL EAST: 1250

CENTRAL

RGK, 30
DonnaMcKinney, 30
NormaRankin, 30
Abravesfan, 30
Utona, 15
DConrad, 25
Alingra, 265

TOTAL CENTRAL: 425

WEST/MOUNTAIN

6gr8kdz, 30
Larkspur, 20
Phyllis, 51
Shoz4me, 25
Suzanne, 100
MommaNJ, 138
My BC Friends, 95
MommaNJ, 138

TOTAL WEST/MOUNTAIN: 459

TOTAL ALL: 2134

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#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:46:16 AM(UTC)
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not off to a very good start, so I will get it going with 25 for the Princess Granddaughters. They are back in school, so won't have as much time

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#4 Posted : Wednesday, August 31, 2011 12:55:47 PM(UTC)
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25 for me....east
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, August 31, 2011 1:55:36 PM(UTC)
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Please put me down for 20 - Mountain

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#6 Posted : Wednesday, August 31, 2011 4:43:03 PM(UTC)
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Put me down for 30 for me, maybe more. Renate
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, August 31, 2011 7:07:08 PM(UTC)
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Put me down for 30 - central.

Renate I will finally get the last bunch of cards mailed tomorrow and promise to try and mail the ones this time early!
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#8 Posted : Thursday, September 01, 2011 8:05:35 AM(UTC)
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Put me down for 100 Eastern....I do have a bunch that I made several years ago, they are Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving related. I will be sending them...as well as the others I will begin working on today....the number may increase. We will see. :)
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#9 Posted : Thursday, September 01, 2011 1:28:46 PM(UTC)
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Put me down for 20, not sure I can do more in two weeks, but will send more if I can
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#10 Posted : Thursday, September 01, 2011 5:11:16 PM(UTC)
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Donna M, I look forward to receiving your cards. Thank you! RenateSmile
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#11 Posted : Thursday, September 01, 2011 7:26:11 PM(UTC)
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Pat, My cards from the last challenge went out yesterday. Promised 30,sending you 45.

Put me down for 30 for this challenge. Thanks, Claire
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#12 Posted : Friday, September 02, 2011 6:03:59 AM(UTC)
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15 for Mountain.
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#13 Posted : Friday, September 02, 2011 7:32:43 AM(UTC)
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I'll do 30 for East
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#14 Posted : Friday, September 02, 2011 3:17:19 PM(UTC)
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Tally is updated. Looking good.

Oops, I forgot to put mine in. I'll start with 25.

Phyllis

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#15 Posted : Friday, September 02, 2011 5:43:42 PM(UTC)
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I'm sure to have 100.
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#16 Posted : Saturday, September 03, 2011 10:32:12 AM(UTC)
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I'd like to do 15 more for this month, for the East tally.

thank you
jan
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#17 Posted : Monday, September 05, 2011 9:50:17 AM(UTC)
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I am in for 10. Probably all I can do before 9/16.

Thanks,

Erika
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#18 Posted : Tuesday, September 06, 2011 4:28:54 PM(UTC)
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DKM from Texas, I just told you that I received your cards today but I posted it on an old theme. The cards are beautiful. Renate
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#19 Posted : Tuesday, September 06, 2011 4:49:04 PM(UTC)
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Another tally update.
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#20 Posted : Tuesday, September 06, 2011 7:41:33 PM(UTC)
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I will try for 30 in the central. Can someone please pm me the new address for the central shipper? Thanks!
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#21 Posted : Tuesday, September 06, 2011 9:58:20 PM(UTC)
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I know that loose glitter is frowned upon, but what about stickles? I have used a little on some cards, but I want to make sure that it is ok before I mail them.
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#22 Posted : Wednesday, September 07, 2011 3:42:19 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: abravesfan1 Go to Quoted Post
I will try for 30 in the central. Can someone please pm me the new address for the central shipper? Thanks!


I just pm'd you the address. Thanks.
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#23 Posted : Wednesday, September 07, 2011 3:44:37 PM(UTC)
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I know that loose glitter is frowned upon, but what about stickles? I have used a little on some cards, but I want to make sure that it is ok before I mail them.


Yes, stickles are fine.
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#24 Posted : Saturday, September 10, 2011 8:42:16 AM(UTC)
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Not too bad. I received 230 cards from a group of challenged friends in MI. Phyllis, you can add them to this tally, although they contained Christmas (at my request). I have also received cards from the last theme in addition to a few from this one already. I have tried to let everyone know, but if you aren't sure, just ask. Hoping my case of boxes arrives soon, so I can get more cards shipped out.

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#25 Posted : Saturday, September 10, 2011 8:52:02 AM(UTC)
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Pat, just wondering if you received my cards. Didn't see a post.

Thanks again for all the work that you do for our soldiers to help show they are never forgotten.

Claire
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#26 Posted : Saturday, September 10, 2011 9:04:42 AM(UTC)
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Claire, yes I did. And yesterday I rec'd cards from Donna G (KraftyGal) who is still feeling aftershocks from the earthquake before hurricane Irene, before TS Lee. What a trooper she is.
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#27 Posted : Sunday, September 11, 2011 11:29:26 AM(UTC)
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Please put me down for 15 for Central.
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#28 Posted : Sunday, September 11, 2011 3:34:03 PM(UTC)
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Put me down for 25 western zone, I'll put them in the mail tomorrow.
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#29 Posted : Sunday, September 11, 2011 8:13:39 PM(UTC)
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#30 Posted : Monday, September 12, 2011 6:21:03 AM(UTC)
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I will send 25 for Central. Thanks!
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