Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Public Service Announcement

Hello everyone!  I thought I would take a departure from my fall crafts and Halloween mode to plug in something a little special.  I am on a committee at work that raises money for the Annual United Way Campaign here in the Boise, Idaho area.  I was very honored to be chosen to serve in this way and along with many fund raisers and events I am helping to plan I decided to donate some of my handmade cards for a silent auction/raffle that is going to happen at the end of October.  Borrowing once again from the wonderful Diane at Capadia Designs, I used her very functional gift box for cards.  You can follow her tutorial here.  I absolutely love this craft!





A little about this project.  Whenever I give cards as gifts, I like to enclose them within a clearbags envelope along with their paper envelope.  I think it displays the card in a bright and clean way and it also protects it from grimey fingerprints or accidents.  You can also mail cards in these envelopes and then even the postman can have a smile in their day when they see the fun you put into your greeting.  You can purchase these envelopes at Clear Bags.  The cards are some I have shown in the past that I made.  I usually keep them stored in a plastic shoebox until I find a purpose for them.  I hope you liked this idea!

If there is a United Way or Community Support Program in your area and you are able to donate even a small amount towards those with needs within your community then I applaud you for your kindness and generosity.

4 comments:

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

Wonderful idea!! and thanks for the link! I love your cards boxes and cards of course, but that huge flower is just gorgeous!!!

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

Shelley, I forgot to ask you...
I am going to go get Copic certified on Sat., any advice?
Gaby

Teese's Scraps said...

you are such a wonderful and giving person. you generosity is so awe inspiring.

Monica said...

TFS! I LOVE your flowers! :)