Thursday, September 13, 2012

30-Day Gratitude Card Challenge

I think I've left you all to your own devices for long enough--time to let you in on a little project I've been dreaming up. This is going to take a commitment of 30 consecutive days of consistent creativity from me, and that's why I've put it off for so long. But, (fingers, eyes, and toes crossed) I think I'm finally at a spot where I can do it :-)
So, here's the deal: I am going to create a new Thank You card every day for 30 days, and send it out. Each of those 30 days, I will ensure there is a different printable card available for you on my blog. I may decide at any time to actually make a physical card to send out, in which case I'll try to make my printable card similar to my physical card, and I'll show you pictures of both.
I know there's no time like the present to get started, but I wanted to allow a few days to let this resonate with you, and see if I can get comments from some of you to join me! This challenge will officially start on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012.
For those who would like to join me, and would prefer to make physical cards, let me point you to some supplies you can order right now from my ONLINE STORE to make at least 35 Thank You cards super-easily. With your $35+ purchase from now through the end of September 2012, I'll email you instructions for the cards for FREE:
(2 pkgs) Notecards & Envelopes (set of 20 cards & envelopes)
(2 pkgs) Snow Festival Designer Series Tags (set of 25)
Sassy Salutations* stamp set (clear-mount or wood-mount)
Basic Gray Stampin' Write marker (found in Neutrals Collection)
Decorative Label Punch (or similar size)
Stamp-a-Majig (optional)
SNAIL Adhesive and/or SNAIL Refill (optional)
*I do not yet own the Sassy Salutations stamp set, but email me if you would like to buy it for me and get 40 of the "stepped-up" completed cards from me using the 'thank you' image from that set!!! (I earned a free stamp set from Stampin' Up! and redeemed it for Sassy Salutions!)
You can see on the samples above, that using a marker on these cards means you get to add detail to the card at no extra cost! Yes, the cards are made with few supplies and are simple, because you want to be able to make one every day without fuss, or strain on your schedule or pocketbook.  The priority of this challenge is getting ONE thank you card out EVERY DAY for 30 DAYS.
That said, if your schedule allows you to share more of your creativity, go for it :-)  Add texture to your cards by using the Big Shot and patterned embossing, as with the Perfect Polka Dots Folder, or the Vintage Wallpaper Folder.  Add depth to your cards by using Stampin' Sponges on your layers, and raising your layers with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Add bling with self-adhesive Rhinestones or Pearls. Add detail with a White Gel Pen. All of these items are featured in the stepped-up samples below.  The nifty thing about all these add-ons, is that they don't create bulk, which can cause mailing hang-ups.
Sorry 'bout the weird lines, my gel pen had a spaz on me...!
So, who's game to play along?? Tell you what...this is a great activity to do for no reason other than doing it, but I'm happy to put you in a drawing to send a little something special your way if you want to work for some points!

1pt for your initial comment to play along (must include name & email in comment body)
**additional points only granted if you qualify with properly formatted initial comment**
1pt for sharing this post on Facebook
1pt for sharing this post on Pinterest (one of the pics of one of the stepped up cards)
1pt for each comment with a link to a picture of a different card you've sent
(different from the cards I'm posting...this task is all about new ideas, people!)
1pt for sharing how gratitude has changed your life
5pts for reporting by Oct 26th that you have sent out 30 cards
25pts if you're the one who buys me the Sassy Salutations stamp set (WOOD)!!! Lol.
(I have the Sassy Salutations stamp set now!!!)

You can leave entries for multiple tasks in one comment, where it's convenient, and I'll tally them together.

Winner will be chosen & notified by October 28th. The most points win, and if there is a tie, those with tying winning point totals will go against each other in a random drawing. Sorry, I can ship winnings to U.S. address only.  LET THE COMMENTS BEGIN...!

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO
procrastistamper@gmail.com
http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE)
BECOME A DEMONSTRATOR

1 comment :

procrastistamper said...

I'll leave the first comment to demonstrate the proper format to qualify for points:

I'll play along!
Kimberley Morris
procrastistamper at gmail dot com
(spelling out your email adds extra security against "spam bots")

And don't worry, as soon as this whole challenge is over, I will hide the comments so your info is not sitting out here forever :-)