Stampin’ Up! is a national sponsor of the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC).  They have partnered to bring comfort and creativity to the lives of Ronald McDonald House guests. Each year, thousands of families stay at more than 160 independently operated Ronald McDonald Houses in North America. These Houses serve as temporary homes for the families of seriously ill children who are being treated in nearby hospitals.

One of the things that Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators do is volunteer time at the house helping the guests make cards.  I was finally able to reach the coordinator of the house here in Atlanta and got to visit on the Stampin’ Up! night in January.  This month I designed the card and will be going to the house with all the supplies on Tuesday night.  Here is what I designed for this months project:

This is very similar to a card I made last year.  Using the Big Shot die-cut machine and the Top Note die I made sleeping bags and then cut Build-a-Bears to go inside.  I think they will really like this project – at least I hope the kids will really like this project!

The Designer Series paper is retired paper that I had – I thought this one would be fun for the “boy” cards and then I’m using a different one for the “girl” cards – I’ll show you that one next week.

Part of the work will be pre-done – I’m going to have everything cut, the sleeping bags glued together and the faces finished on the bears.  The house guests will choose a sleeping bag, dress their bear, stamp something on the sleeping bag and then add it to the front of their card.

I hope it will be a successful evening at the Ronald McDonald House – I’ll report back next week.

Tonight is Stamper’s Club night so I’m off to finish getting ready for that.

Have a great weekend.