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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cards for Kids: Feathers and Color Blocking

Cards for Kids continued . . . 

I know it's been around for a while, but I recently discovered color blocking. I love this effect and I think the kids will too. 

#1. Use a really thin back ground paper (color doesn't matter) and glue entire thing. I really like using my 5" Xyron for this.

#2. Using several sheets of various colored paper (1/2 to 1 inch), lay them down evenly on the thin back ground paper. Make sure they are firmly attached.

#3. Pick a die. Any manual die cutting machine will work.

#4. Have your die laying perpendicular to the colored stripes to get the desired affect shown in the pictures.

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Cards for Kids:
The cards are for a camp for battered, abused and neglected children. The camp is called Royal Family Kids Camp, and you can check out the organization at www.royalfamilykids.org if you want to. These cards are for the Clayton County Georgia camp.
The kids are treated to a fun filled week, and are shown lots of love. It is a Christian based camp, but they are not preached to --our goal is just to love them with the love of Christ, and to give them a week to make wonderful memories and new friends, and feel safe and loved. The counselors and other staff members write notes to each camper and they are put in their slot in the camp mail box. THe neat part is that we have a Post Miistress, who logs in a book to make sure that each canper is receiving cards, and that they all get about the same number of cards. Everynight, before bed, you will find the campers sitting on their bunks, poring over their cards and you can see how much they mean to them. They can't believe that people who don't even know them, would take the time to make the cards for them. You will never now how much a simple card will mean to these kids. A really touching story is that a few years ago, we had a brother and sister who were once campers themselves, come back as couselor and praise team member- the camp meant so much to them that they want to be able to give back!

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