Thursday, November 29, 2018

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Cards

Hi, Friends......

I am here with my final 2018 entry into Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Days November Challenge.  It's the last one of the year and I have managed to enter each month this year...and so I am eligible for the extra drawing in December!  YAY!!!

Our church participates in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Program.  My pastor's wife asked me if I could make some simple cards to include in each box.  I made a whole pile (around 60 or so) of these super-easy cards by cutting and folding patterned cardstock and die-cutting either NOEL or JOY for the fronts.  Inside I stamped "Jesus is the Reason for the Season" and a Nativity scene.  The participants from our church wrote personal notes of Christmas greetings inside each one. 

I meant to get a shot of all of the cards spread out over a table but I forgot!!  lol...  You can see one of the shoeboxes and some of the stack of cards in a basket with some of the participants writing notes in this photo:

There were a variety of patterns and colors, but here's a sampling of three of the cards:

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Joy Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Noel Cutaway die
DCWV patterned, solid, and glitter cardstock

Thank you for stopping by today.  I haven't been on here much because of Thanksgiving and also we have been busy getting ready for our Christmas Bell Choir and Valley Singers concerts.  It's all fun.....but haven't been able to do much crafting.  Hope your holiday season is lovely!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this set of cards in the following challenges:
1. Scrappy Mo's November Rudolph Days Challenge
2. Allsorts Challenge #495 - Inspired by a Song (Joy to the World and The First Noel)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Gift It
5. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #75
6. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #413 - AG Christmas
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - November
8. DL.ART November Linky Challenge

9. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
10. TCP Tuesday #352 - Winter Holiday 


  1. So very pretty cards!
    nice photo !

  2. these are lovely and so very festive! i love the die cut sentiments as the focal point. thank you so much for playing along with the rudolph days challenge!
    DT rudolph days challenge

  3. Simple but brilliant.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  4. You have done a great work for the Church action, so kind of you! The cards are lovely and surely will be very appreciated!

  5. Gorgeous creation.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts,
    welcome again with our new theme;-))m

  6. Lovely set of Christmas cards, fabulous pattern papers. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  7. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J 😊 x

  8. Lovely cards and I enjoyed the background of your church groups participation in the shoebox program.

    Sorry I am so late getting round to hands are flared up again.

    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.


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