Friday, September 30, 2011

Giving Back...

I think we should all share, we should all give back in some way. I love sharing my paper arts and sewing adventures with good causes. In the past I have made handmade journals for the Oncology Unit of a hospital, totes and journals for Open Arms orphanage in So. Africa. I love to make dog and cat cards for fund raising at the shelters, ... in this instance I have made so many fun things that will be donated to a craft show and some of the proceeds will go to 3 very good causes. I used to do craft shows.... for about 20 years but I just became weary of the process of it all so now I participate but in not so direct ways. I had more fun bouncing around from one design to another, this idea, that idea, some of this, some of that... and in the end result, I now have a few little tubs packed with fun stuff. I used a lot of Cutting Cafe printables in my fun adventure.
There are cards, some tags, door hangers and bookmarks. A fun array of things to offer. The hanging signs are fun...but my most favorite is the little birthday cakes....these are made with Nestie shapes, the center or middle of each layer is a cover scotch tape plastic roll. I've added some die cuts and jewels and Stickles. Calorie free too.... I made a few see through boxes that the little cake can be presented in.

Cutting Cafe Valentine Cards....

Some tags, die cuts, and a hanging sign

Bookmarks: These are oodles of fun to make and are simply wonderful to use up all those small scraps of papers. I have a tutorial further on in the blog on how to make these darling bookmarks.
Maybe these little phrases can be used to slip into a card.
Cutting Cafe birthday sentiments.... I used Nesties to make the 2 layers. Everything is embossed.
Here is a picture of the little birthday cakes...and some of the see through boxes.

Door hangers.... and some packages of die cuts.
Thanks for walking through my Giving Back Adventure.


DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, Carole! What a fabulous assortment! You are the kindest, most giving person I know. Your creations are so so special, just like YOU! Those birthday cakes are the sweetest EVER and way to go on recycling. I save stuff like that too, but never know what to do with it. LOL xxD

"Um Buggin" said...

Carole, you have the kindest heart in the world my friend. I love all your creations, and I so appreciate the gifts I have received from you. I love those little birthday cakes too, and who ever receives them will certainly love them too. Keep up the awesome work!

Hugz, xx


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects! You are so sweet!

Creative Hayes Creations said...

Nice everyone else that birthday cake idea is the greatest,i will definitely be making some of those. And to think how many of those rolls i have tossed, but think i can make the same affect with a strip of paper, i got to try that today. Will use my Cricut.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Carole! Just popping in to wish you a belated Happy World Card Making Day!

Heather said...

What a great array of projects. Everything is so cute. I am in love with those little cakes. Do you have a tutorial on how to make them. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.