The Well Traveled Card

I want to share with you the story of the well-traveled card I gave to my dear friend, Allison.  She is the type of person all us crafters love to make cards for because she is always so appreciative and complimentary.  So here is the card in need of a passport:

The Well Traveled Card

Well Traveled Card-Do You See What I See

When I gave the card to Allison, I wrote my sentiment on an insert so she could send the card along to someone else.  She sent it to her daughter-in-law’s mother…who lives in China.  Now it just so happens that mom in China has brothers in Holland, so we’re hoping we can convince her to send it along to one of them.  I’ll let you know if it continues it’s journey.  Fortunately for me, Allison is the kind of friend who made it a point to share this with me and will definitely keep me informed of any updates she receives.

During Jennifer McGuire’s Share Handmade Kindness Campaign, Hero Arts offered a free download of a card insert.  Though the idea was theirs, I redid them to be able to print four to a sheet rather than two.  You can find my version on the Hints, Tips & Tutorials section under Printables.

Print them out and use them when you send your handmade cards…and see how well-traveled they can become!  If you do try it, please let me know if your cards travel…I will showcase the card and it’s story here.

It just so happens this same card won a sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps with this card as well.  I guess you could say I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of this card; both literally and figuratively.

Before I go, you may recall my post on New Year’s resolutions and my desire to be more organized.  I wanted to share with you that I joined a Get Organized Challenge offered by Tiffany Spaulding, the designer of Totally Tiffany products.  It’s free and it fun!  If you’re interested in joining me and 11,000 others in this challenge or would like to learn more, click here.


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  1. I love the snowman and the idea of the challenge! I might try the Share Kindness Campaign! Do you attach the insert in anyway?

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Oh, I hope you do! I think you get back as much as you give! No, I don’t attach the insert. I made the printable version the full 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 for ease in cutting them out…just cutting down the middle in each direction, but I would probably trim off a little (to about 4 x 5 1/4 or so) and then it would tuck in quite nicely. I would also add an extra blank one so they can send it along to the next person the same way. Let me know if you take the challenge so I can share your story here. Don’t know if you saw my last comment back to you…you were a winner on Connie Can Crop.

  2. Sami says:

    I’m doing the get organized challenge to!

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