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Cards for a Cause - 2015 details

Hi Everyone.

Happy Thursday.   I promised to let you have the details of the card drive for 2015.  I have created a pdf for you and have also put the details in my blog post.  

As you have until October 3rd to get your cards to me - lots of time after kiddies go back to school :-), please could I ask you to leave me a comment - or send me a quick email - and let me know whether you will be participating.  It helps to give me an idea of how many of my wonderful blog readers will be helping - it also helps to encourage others who read my blog when they see that you are donating your time and tremendous talents.

These are two fabulous charities and you know that your cards will be very much appreciated.   If you need a reminder of how much they will be appreciated - all you need to do is click this link.  If you are submitting cards for Cards for Hospitalized Children - don't forget the teenagers as well as the younger kiddos :-)

So.... here are some of the details

When do we have to have cards to you?

Please have your cards with me by October 3 2015 - with unsealed envelopes

What type of cards are required?

Please check the following links for details on the types of cards being requested from these two organizations:

Cards for Hospitalized Kids have recommendations on general cards as well as holiday cards.  


The October 3rd deadline means that you can include Halloween cards as well as holiday cards, Christmas Cards, Hanukkah, etc.  Remember that a lot of the recipients will be young children, so gear your holiday cards to the right age group :-)

Feel free to sign your first name an an uplifting message on the inside of the card.  No personally identifiable information.  Remember to check the website for full details.

Card Care Connection:

Here’s the link with the details for Card Care Connection.  Please check this link for their recommendations and requests.


Will you be offering prizes again this year?

Of course!  I know that the prizes are not why you support my card drives, but it is a way to show you my thanks.   The number of prizes on offer will depend on how many of you tell me that you will be helping out.

To get you thinking  - here's another card I made with the Hero Arts Lil Hoot stamp set.  I made this one with a more feminine vibe - and used color I never usually use.   I added a little sparkle and shine by adding some Distress Glitter to the Embossing Paste Cloud. 

Here's my card:

Owl purple (1 of 1)

I used the Stampin' Up! Woodgrain background stamp to add some interest to the base of the card.  I stamped it with Perfect Plum.  I stamped the image onto Xpress Copic paper and colored it with my Copic markers.   I fussy cut around it and mounted it to this tag. 

I do hope you will join me again this year....   I'll be back with tomorrow with my Addicted to CAS card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you that a need a little lift tonight.



Here's the pdf file in case you need to keep it handy: Download Jaydee cards for a cause 2015


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Sandy M

Jaydee I would be happy to participate. FYI the link for general cards won't open. Thank you for all you do, and your little owl card is adorable!


Sandy, thanks for letting me know. The link is now fixed :-) So glad you will be joining us and helping both of these great organizations.

Karen Lang

This is way off the subject of cards.......I am a card crafter but also have a cat! I have followed your blog & have read about your cat history. We have a 13 yr old with CKD.......we are having a very difficult time getting him to eat solid food....whether it be dry or wet. I have heard you talk about your successes with your cats & do you have any suggestions for me. Thank you. I really do love to see pictures of all your animal friends whether they be in your wetland or garden area....plus your beautiful indoor animals!! And your card creations are very inspiring. Karen


Karen, I am so sorry to hear about the CKD. I've never had to deal with this with any of my cats, so all I can do is tell you what I've done to help cats who won't eat under other circumstances.

I'd also recommend seeking out an holistic vet if you can. one that is a DVM but also looks at the cat from an holistic point of view. Cat's stop eating for so many different reasons.... dried food tends to be the first thing my cats stop eating. I try them with their favorite food and heat it up in the microwave for 8-10 seconds - just enough to warm it a little - it increases the smell quotient.

I also use a high calorie supplement called Nutri-Cat made by Tomlyn. You can get it usually at PetCo or PetSmart. I've also had the vet prescribe Metrazapine - which really helped with my older or sick cats. Another thing is baby food, warmed a little. just ensure there is no onion or garlic in the baby food.

You have probably already seen this - but I did find this link: http://www.allfelinehospital.com/chronic-kidney-disease.pml

It's a very frustrating process... not getting a cat to eat..... keep close with your vet and don't forget to check anything you do in terms of supplements or anything with your vet before offering them up. especially with a disease such as this.

As I said, I've never had to deal with this particular reason.... hopefully this helped a little.... Good luck and many hugs to you and your kitty


Dear Jaydee:

I will be participating. Would there be the possibility that I mail the cards to you by mid-October? I will be travelling to Paris end of September to meet some American friends. They will return to the US by that date. If it is not possible, let me know . . . I will see how I get them to you.

Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to contribute to a good cause.

Marina . . . from far Africa


What a cute and adorable card
Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend

rosemarie calpin

Have been following your blog but don't often comment. As both of your causes are near to my heart will be participating in the card drive! Have also asked card making friends to help. Thank you for doing this. Greetings from California.


Marina, you have the most amazingly interesting life. You pop backwards and forwards to some amazing places and I love hearing where you are :-) Thank you for offering to participate. As I know you are unlikely to be sending Halloween cards :-) it's perfectly OK for you to get your cards to me by mid-October. That will be wonderful.


Rosemarie, thank you so much for participating - and for passing along the word! I really appreciate that - and we know that the charities and recipients will as well :-)
Have a fabulous weekend

Marsha Lotze

Jaydee, I'm planning on making cards for your drive. Is there a minimum or maximum amount of cards for the drive Do you care if duplicate or single design cards are made for the children. I'm anxious to start. It looks like the organization needs any type, even holiday cards. Thanks a lot, your friend from Apple Valley, CA.


Marsha, how wonderful. Thank you! No minimums and no maximums and it's totally ok to duplicate cards. I've done that. And, yes! Holiday cards for the kids... including appropriate Halloween and Christmas. I even bought a brand new stamp for children's Christmas cards and have had some fun today coloring the images and hope they will bring a smile to the recipient's face :-)


Stef Perry

Hi Jaydee, I look forward to joining you again this year in your card drive. Love that you do this!!



Dale Barbur

I absolutely love your Emu card! I am so excited to be able to make cards for Cards for a Cause, count me in! Thank-you for doing this and allowing me to be a part of it.


Stef, wonderful that you are joining us again this year. Thank you so much. I appreciate it and you know the charities will, too!


Dale, how wonderful that you will be joining us this year. So glad that you are participating. On behalf of the charities, thank you so much!

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