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Monday, May 23, 2016

Cards for Kids: Pinwheels

For the past couple years I have been making Cards For Kids (details below). We can make whatever we want, but they always have a need for cards for boys.

A few weeks ago, I really got my mojo going by finding inspiration on Pinterest which lead me to this blog full of easy card sketches.

I raided my scrap stash for all these cards. I will be blogging about each style separately over the next few days. I love putting my scraps to good use.

This style is the Pinwheel. I liked making this one cause I used not only scraps of patterned paper, but scraps of card stock I no longer use (or like) that I've been hanging onto.

TRICK: Don't go for complicated. These kids love whatever all the volunteers make. I know it also looks repetitive, but the camp needs over 3000 cards. Believe me, no one kid is going to get the same card twice. HAVE FUN!!!!!

A2 Cards: 4 x 5.5
Scraps . . . . all scraps.
I even put stickers to good use. . . . there will always be stickers.

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 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!


  1. These carrds are adorable and very creative.

  2. These pinwheels are pretty cool!