Friday, September 2, 2011

Project Sunshine and Smiles, this is the LAST WEEK!

This is the LAST week to make cards for the kids at St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Sunday September 11, 2011 is the last day to post a picture of the cards you make on my casebook to be entered to win the cartridges...... Please get them in the mail ASAP! I will be travel to Tennessee  VERY SOON!
, hopefully the following will help answer some questions....

Cards for Project Sunshine and Smiles at St. Jude's. The ONLY rule is please don't remind the child how sick they are, get well soon is ok to write. Please write a message to a child.... I can't hand write 5,000 cards, so if you could help me....write a small note to the child who is receiving it. Envelopes are not needed, they kids will get to pick their own so it would be nice for them to see them (if you want to put it in an envelope that is ok too) The card can be any size, for any age, boy or girl. They can be for infants, toddlers, school age children, teenagers! They all deserve a BIG smile, at least we can bring it to them for one day! If you would like to make a card for a birthday (obviously I will not know who's birthday it is, but I can leave them with the nurses or Volunteers to extend our little project and smiles into the rest of the year. As far as how to make these cards.... There are really no rules.... anything you want!
It does NOT have to be made
with the Cricut.
My daughter and I have made some cards using just stickers.  If you have a child who would like to make a card.... that's great too.
Please mail these by the first week of September. Have a party or social gathering to make cards! What a great idea! I cannot wait to take these to the hospital. I am in Ohio, but I will be making the trip down to Memphis, TN to deliver them. If you have any questions please email me EricaCraftRoom@aol.com with the subject SUNSHINE AND SMILES. Thank you in advance for helping these children who are in such need of a happy card.

Please mail them to:
Erica's Craft Room
4364 Laburnum Drive
Akron, Ohio 44319
      
EricaCraftRoom@aol.com and put Sunshine and Smiles as the subject of the email.
     Here are a few more details about the project. You can make any type of card, using and crafting technique that you know, please write a simple message in the card to a child. Please do not remind the child of their illness, most are fighting childhood cancer. You may say get well soon, but DON'T say, "I know how you feel and it is not fun...." please DON'T say anything like that. But you can say "Get Well Soon" "I hope this puts a smile on your face".... you get the idea.... you don't need to ask if something is ok to write in it, as long as you do not remind the child of their illness, it is ok.
Frequently asked questions....

Can a child make a card for them?
YES YES YES!!!!
Does it have to be a certain size?
Any size!
Do I have to add envelope?
Nope, I am going to have these in a large (Clean) red wagon for the kids to pick their own card
Can I put them in envelopes?
Yes
Do I have to use the Cricut to make these??
No, this is the ONLY project that you do not HAVE to use the cricut, but wouldn't it be great if you did :)
Can I make a birthday card?
Sure but I will leave those with the volunteers for the future to give to kids who are there for their birthday
Do I need to have a kids cartridge to do this?
No, you can use anything and make anything, even a card full of flowers. I am sure there will be one child who will love flowers, or bear, cars.... the sky is the limit!

      I do hope i have answered all of your questions if not, please email me and I will send it back to you and add it to the post here so others will see the question and answer.

In the meantime I am doing a contest for this....
Each week post your cards on my facebook Cricut Craft Room
Each week i will put all of the name in a bowl and pick a winner. Every card that you submit get you ONE entry into the bowl...
At the end of next week, who ever submitted the MOST cards will win the NEW Cricut cartridge Simply Scarecrow. If you have already mailed cards to me, they will be added to the total of cards you are submitting. I do not have to have these cards in my hand this week. BUT you have to post the picture on my facebook for it to count. If you have a card decorating party with your friends or social group.... You can count all of those cards from you , as long as your friends will let you :)
 
I am only 1,000 cards away from my goal of 5,000
 
Even just ONE card helps put a smile on ONE child's face, isn't that worth it?
 

10 comments:

Suzys Crafts said...

Getting closer!!!

EnjoliCollums said...

I have enjoyed making these cards I hope the kids love them.

Amy E said...

This is such a sweet thing you're doing!

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gshrader said...

This is such a great thing you are doing! All the cards are going to make the kids so excited!!!
I have enjoyed seeing what everyone makes on facebook!

McVic said...

Fab idea! HOpe you get to your 5k soon!

Cathy said...

You are an angel.
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cema1cema said...

I'm going to try to make more cards this weekend. Just love that you are doing this! Christina

Ulysses' mama said...

Love this idea! I will have to add to the pile this week!

Linda Harris said...

Mailing mine off on Tuesday Erica!!!! Such a great project for the kids!!!!

Kim. said...

I so wish I had seen this earlier but I just cannot get any cards to you soon enough. Next time you do this I will definitely help out as I am now a follower of your blog.
Kim xXx