Crafty Paper Bees community does it again
Well, our third Charity Card Day, this time supporting the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, is done and dusted. What a success it was. To date over $1200 has been raised with still more donations to be added to our kitty. Twenty-nine generous ladies attended the event at the Salisbury Community Sports Club, with five more purchasing the kits. It was a stinking hot day and so the air conditioning was very welcome.
The Crafty Paper Bees assembled the thirty-four kits required over three weeks, with approximately 5000 individual pieces prepared by the team. We were that busy doing the preparation we forgot the photos – darn! darn! darn! But it was certainly a mammoth undertaking this year as we designed the kit of ten projects (eight cards, one treat bag and one belly band), wrote the instructions (nine pages), did the ‘cut-out’ and assembled the kits. But it was all worth it. Here is just some of the feedback:
Thanks Ann for all your preparation and planning for today. Great day, enjoyed myself. N.C.
Just thought I would send you a quick email to thank you very much for all the work that went into making today such a success. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. When I arrived home I took everything out and decided to finish everything from today. L.C.
Fantastic day I enjoyed myself so much. Thank-you to you Ann and your team of helpers… F.B.
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The kits featured one of the most popular stamp sets of the year so far, Birthday Blooms, and the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper. We had quite a few ‘stamping virgins’ come along and I think they have ‘caught the bug’ as everyone had a great time.
And we couldn’t have done it without the support of our family and friends who helped set up, helped with the morning tea and sold the raffle tickets. Thank you!
Whilst the day is about raising funds for a worthwhile cause and making a difference, it is also about having fun, learning new techniques and meeting new people. And all that happened in abundance. There were embellishments, paper, adhesives, scissors, rulers, paper trimmers, cups of coffee, morning tea (all day) and raffle tickets spread over the tables whilst everyone worked feverishly to finish their projects. Some ladies even tried to tell me that it was tiring having all that fun!
The lucky door and raffle prizes were highly sought after – of course, they were mainly Stampin’ Up! And every time there was a draw, there was one scream of delight accompanied by at least thirty groans of disappointment. Liz won the major raffle. Our sponsors for the day were Stampin’ Up! Australia, Crafty Paper Bees team, Greenslopes Marketplace News and Roslyn Nix.
We had a few photographers present but as always there are those who just never seem to be photographed.
And we are going to be doing it all again in six months – it is a important for our team to ‘make a difference’. Thanks for your support to everyone who attended, purchased raffle tickets, helped on the day or otherwise supported the Crafty Paper Bees.
I will be posting the tutorials for some of the projects and my demonstration (cat treat bag) in the coming days.
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