~23~ 5K Leukemia/Lymphoma Raffle Donation

This past weekend, I spent A LOT of time crafting.  A friend of mine, and fellow blogger asked me a couple of months ago if I'd be willing to donate some of my craft projects for a raffle she's organizing for the Leukemia and Lymphoma "Ready.set.cure" 5K race on April 14 in Pelham, Alabama.  I of course said yes, and agreed to make a contribution of a 5 card pack of homemade greeting cards. If you're interested in learning more about the event or how to contribute to the research of blood cancers, you can visit the official website HERE.

Prior to making my cards, I mapped out what type of cards I wanted to make and in which designs.  I came up with 2 birthday cards (1 female/1 male), 1 thank you, 1 congratulations, and 1 everyday card.  I figured that this distribution would provide a decent amount of variety for various life events.  The 1st card I made was a birthday card using the Celebrations Cricut cartridge, using the flower present design.  The background floral cardstock is from the Citrus Stack.

The second birthday card I wanted to make more guy friendly, so I used blues/greens for the color theme.  The cake is cut from the "Sweet Treats" cartridge and the phrase, 'birthday blessings' is from the "George and Basic Shapes" cartridge.  The background paper is from the Guy Stack.

For my thank you card, I again used "George and Basic Shapes" to create the flowers and then cut out skinny pieces of green paper to make the stems.  After I attached my stems to the flowers, I gathered them as if I were creating a real bouquet and tied them using white string that I normally use for cross-stitching.  The wording was done using the "All Mixed Up" cartridge.  The inside of the card says, 'a bunch'.  The background paper was also taken from the Citrus Stack.  To add a little extra something, I bling-ed out the center of each flower bud.

The congrats card was made using cardstock from the Glitter Stack that I just picked up this weekend.  The congrats decal was created using the "Lacy Labels" cartridge.  I stamped and embossed the word 'congrats' in the center with blue ink and clear embossing powder.

The last card in the pack was an any occasion card that I created using the "George and Basics Shapes" cartridge for the flowers, "Celebrations" cartridge for the scallop/circle.  I embellished the rest of the card with pink and black ribbon, and pearl button to finish the look.

Since I was excited to have figured out a great and attractive way for packaging my cards, I also made a pink polka dot card box to hold them, and included stamped dividers.

I hope that the winner of the raffle and these cards really enjoys them and is proud to give them to his/her friends & family!
If you're interested in having any of these cards or card box of your own,  they are available on my Etsy site

Have a great week everyone!

1 comment:

  1. You are the BEST! Thank you so much for your hard work. I hope you gets lots of sales from this!


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