If you haven't already read about the wonderful "take-action" group "CARDS FOR KIDS", please read the post below.

The girls had some friends over today and I decided that it was a perfect opportunity to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak
(i.e. make some cards... for kids).

Here's the "recipe":

1 very worthy cause
2 8-year old girls
2 4-year olds, assorted
6 glue sticks
1 glue gun
1 Martha Stewart ballpoint-tip glue pen for fine glitter detail
cardstock and scrapbooking paper
glitter, buttons, doodads and plastic spiders
muffin cups & doilies
Halloween printouts (thanks to Matthew Mead, Martha Stewart, and my favorite: Emily at Inside a Black Apple)
Miscellaneous ephemera (old sheet music, schoolbook and dictionary pages)
The kids had a great time creating from the craft table smorgasbord, and were excited about the fact that their creations are going to other children.


  1. How adorable! I'll bet the kids loved it! And it was for a worthy cause, making it even more special. I'll have to get my daughter involved in making some cards.

    Have you ever checked out the Graphics Fairy? She has some great, free vintage clipart, too!

  2. These are darling!!! What a wonderful project and so great to include the kids on it! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog so that I could find yours. What an amazing site, it makes me happy just to be here!
    Thanks for posting my button, that was so sweet of you.

  3. CUTE! Cannot wait to make ours.

  4. What a great idea! And I love that you got your kids involved...what a wonderful way to encourage their artistic abilities while helping spread some happiness to someone else's life!!

  5. We are going to have the most awesome year in scouts thanks to all my bloggy buddies.

    Thanks for another great idea!

  6. Jenn- you are so wonderful!!! I cannot thank you enough for writing that article about Cards for Kids AND for making these adorable cards with your sweet munchkins!!! I just wrote my students about it and they are thrilled. We're busy getting more drivers in hopes that we can reach as MANY hospitals as possible on the 30th. Huge thanks, Jodie

  7. What a great idea! All 3 of my kids would love this. Thanks for sharing the great idea. Holly at

  8. I belong to a group who send cards & small gifts to children & adults suffering from illness. It's so much fun getting the kids involved.

    Happy SITS Sharefest


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