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Gentiva Hospice

Gentiva Hospice Valentine Craft Day

Gentiva Hospice Volunteers

All the card making projects were ready to go when we arrived Thanks to Sharon

I recently attended an activity with the Gentiva Hospice volunteers.  These volunteers minister to Hospice patients in the Clovis area.  They get together about 4 times a year for team building and do something special for their patients.

Gentiva Hospice making Valentines

They gathered at Unique Creations, a local crafting mall and studio, to make valentine cards.  In a few hours, 15 guys and gals were able to crank out almost 100 cards. Their leader, Sharon Null had everything ready to go ahead of time.

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Gentiva Hospice Volunteer Group

Volunteers busy creating valentines

Gentiva Hospice Volunteer Group

Snacks!

Volunteering with Gentiva Hospice benefits both giver and recipient.

Card making and any craft is a great tool for bonding and team building. There is the added benefit of having something to show for your team work!  People may not realize it, but art actually releases endorphins which not only feel good, but are good for your immune system!  Bonus!

Gentiva Hospice is a great way to serve the community. You can help people and make lasting friendships.  If you would like to become a volunteer or just get together with the group for their next project to help out, contact Sharon Null at 575-749-2086 or send her an email.

Gentiva Hospice Volunteer Group

Gentiva Hospice Volunteer Group gathered to make valentines for the Hospice Patients

Scrapbook Cards

Scrapbook Cards are such a great way to use up small scraps. I have been busting out coordinating card sets as thank you gifts for donations to our church youth group to help get the kiddos to camp.  (Consequently, if you would like to make a donation…) As I was saying, I just love making these little sets so I wanted to share.

Recently I made a mixed media owl canvass and thought I would try a card version

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Use up those scraps by making these cute owl cards

Here is the whole set

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Use up old scraps making these cute owl cards

As you can probably tell I just rough cut these guys, no pattern or anything which make each one unique, but I decided to make a little template so it would be a little easier which you can download here:

owl card template word doc

owl card template pdf

The backgrounds while coordinating are all different so I could save on paper since the idea is to use up the small scraps.

 

The next set is pretty simple.

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Whip up some cute cards with your left over scraps

 

These sets as I said were thank you gifts, so I made these matching pennant thank you cards to top them off:

 

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Whip up some cute cards with your left over scraps

The banner thank you cards obviously are just strips.  I like to make it easy on myself by making each pennant different widths and lengths so I don’t commit myself to order.  Less mistakes, less stress! I was lazy and just used my envelop board punch to cut the bottoms

Just tie it up with a bow!

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Whip up some cute cards with your left over scraps

 

 

 

 

 

Greeting Cards

I have been going through my Pinterest Pins.  I keep a selection of Cards that I want to make.  I came across a great deal for some paper collections and have been crafting away.  These are some of my results:

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