Sunday, November 8, 2009

Spreading the Love

 I participated in a card drive challenge and made this card for an 11 year old girl in New Hampshire.   I learned about the card drive from Samantha (Scrapmaster) on the Cricut Message Board.  Here is the information from her blog:

On October 4th, 4 teenagers armed with knives broke into a home in a small town in New Hampshire. Alone and sleeping inside were a mother and her 11 year old daughter. These 4 boys broke into this home with the intent to rob and kill anyone inside. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings."

Our hope is that everyone hopping around today will stop for a moment and think about Jaimie and her father and what life must be like for them now. One moment in time has changed their lives forever. We are asking that everyone reading this message please take a moment to make a card and send it off to Jaimie. You can make something very simple or much more involved, but please share some words of hope and love and let her know that people do care and want the best for her. Please send your card to the address below:

Jaimie Cates
c/o Mont Vernon Fire Station
Main Street
Mont Vernon, NH 03057

Here is a LINK to the Stamp Something... for Jaimie blog where you can find the blogs that were in the hop and see cards that others have made to send to Jaimie.  I believe the hop ends on Monday but I am sure cards will continue to be appreciated.

I made a tri-shutter card starting with this piece of 12 x 12 cardstock from the DCWV Sweet Stack. I have posted the directions for these cards before - here is a LINK to other posts about tri-shutter cards.

I fussy cut the 5 1/2 inch strip of the cardstock to have the green scallops across the bottom edge and the flower at the right corner.

I cut a strip of the same cardstock and trimmed it into sections to make the layers to go across the top of the card.   I also cut and embossed pieces of white cardstock with the D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug folder.  The butterflies are punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

Inside the card I added some hearts and the word "love" in pink glitter cardstock cut with the "Love Language" Cuttlebug embossing and die set.  I added two scalloped circles, one without holes in orange glitter cardstock with a pink scalloped circle with holes layered on top (I used the Creative Memories two-way punch for the scallop).  I wrote Jaimie's name with Martha Stewart glitter markers.

I hope that Jaimie gets lots and lots of cards and knows that many people care about her and her future.


  1. What a beautiful card and such a thoughtful, caring project to participate in!

  2. Thanks for the reminder. I had wanted to find her addy so I could send her a card as well. I am also working on a card for a little boy in Michigan. You can find a post on My Pink Stamper's blog if you wish.

    Your card is adorable Diane, so thoughtful, girly and sweet!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Lisa Sturgill

  3. What a great a card.....I'm sure she will love it!! That little girl deserves nothing but wonderful things after what she went through. It still breaks my heart thinking of it.


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