Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Card Collection Day in Washington

Cardmakers combine efforts for our heroes

April 5, 2009, Tukwila WA — A number of cardmakers from the Washington area south of Seattle (and one visiting from Nevada!) gathered their cards together and showed up on Sunday.

Cardmakers were able to view the CFH scrapbook full of photos and letters, meet other stampers, ask questions, and have a great time together! The store generously offered a discount coupon for anyone bringing 10+ cards with them—so you can be sure everyone brought enough to qualify! The store is full of PAPER! So much wonderful cardstock, matching envelopes, a whole section of stamps, patterned papers, embellishments... :)

The cards were so beautiful! Those visiting that afternoon had an opportunity to peek through the donated cards and get inspiration from each other. The cards represented so many styles, from photographic cards to highly embellished, clean and simple designs as well as complex folds. Each was a treasure!

And, seeing these pictures, we're sure you want to know the final count. How many were collected in this one event? 1047 cards! Yes, isn't that amazing! Many many thanks to those who donated cards, finances, and their time and efforts—as well as Laura and staff at Paper Zone for organizing and promoting this card collection day!

If you'd like to organize a card collection day at your local stamping, scrapping, or paper goods store, contact us at info@cardsforheroes.org and we'd be glad to help with advertising and resourcing you with flyers etc!

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