Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cards for Troops Update

This past weekend was WORLD CARD MAKING DAY, a perfect time to create some
Cards for the Troops!

I visited 3 local scrapbook stores where we created cards and had a little fun. Here are the winners of the Prima goodies I gave away at each store:

Collective Journey, Redlands, CA

The Red Bee, Tustin, CA

The Scrappin' Table, Placentia, CA

I collected some great handmade cards too including some cards from some of the Divine Desert Divas for a total of 300 cards collected so far!

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Cards for the Troops!

Every year we launch a campaign to collect handmade greeting cards for our military serving overseas. You send us blank handmade cards, we send them to the troops. They then fill out the cards with a message for their loved ones and send them home in time for the holidays. Cards and paper are hard to come by in combat zones and these cards mean alot to these soldiers, airmen, marines, sailors, officers, and their families during the holidays.

Cards collected in 2007: 1500+ Cards

Cards collected in 2008: 2000+ Cards

Here's all the details for submitting your cards to our Cards For Troops Campaign this year:

  1. Cards must come with envelopes. Tip: buy the envelopes first and make the cards to fit inside.
  2. Cards should be shipped with the back of the card inside the envelope and the front of the card outside the envelope (half in, half out). This makes it easier for them to look at the cards, to choose which they like and helps keep the envelopes together with the macthing card. If you get creative and there is not a way to put the cards 1/2 in and 1/2 out, then please ship them in clear bags, or envelopes so they don't get separated. Tip: sells clear envelopes that are inexpensive and a great way to send us your cards.If you buy from them and enter our group code CP1010, they will donate 5% of your purchases to Scrapbook Royalty.
  3. Cards should be rectangle and up to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 will ship for regular postage. Tip: square envelopes cost extra to send.
  4. If you decorate the front with 3d embellishments or chunky glitter, it helps to include a blank piece of paper to place on the front of the cards to protect it when shipping.

Deadline for Scrapbook Royalty to RECEIVE your cards:

Sunday, NOVEMBER 1, 2009

Please send the cards in a box or envelope to:

Scrapbook Royalty
Cards for Troops
PO Box 910665
San Diego, CA 92121


Pam Hoffman said...

I have about a dozen cards already made and ready to send.

I will need to figure out something for some of the envelopes - I'll probably make some of them.

Thanks for the update!

Pam Hoffman

Sudie said...

My girls and I are making cards and having so much fun creating them. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to help and to teach my ladies in training about giving back. Blessings, Sudie

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