Friday, January 28, 2011

Heart Cards Say Thank You - Australian Floods

Have you heard of the horrendous floods which recently deluged Australia? In the state of Queensland, 75% of the state was affected. This is equivalent to twice the size of Texas or France and Germany put together. Victoria and New South Wales were also hit by flooding. Loss of life, property and livelihoods was devastating.

Help, donations and messages of support from fellow Aussies and from people all over the world has been amazing. Now one Aussie card maker has come up with a unique idea to help those affected say "Thank You" to the generous souls who have rallied to assist.  

Simple. Make Thank You cards and send it to her for distribution. What a grand idea... the Power of One.

  • "HEART CARDS" is a project to give communities that have been affected by devastating events, such as natural disasters; and community groups, a way to say "Thank You" to those who have helped them out in times of need.

  • Paper-crafters are asked to make packs of 10 thank you cards or blank cards that will be given to communities and groups.

  • "HEART CARDS" will be an ongoing project to create hand made cards for those families who have lost so much.

  • Please keep checking back here on our blog to keep up-to-date with our latest card drives.

  • Thank you for your interest and for taking part in this VERY worthwhile cause.
Even if  you can't help, I thought you might like to know about this project which reflects the supportive and caring nature of our wonderful papercrafting community. For more, head to the Heart Cards site.

Update February 5th:
Since my original post above, a severe cyclone (hurricane) has hit Queensland - lots more hearthbreak. In some cases, whole towns have been virtually wiped out with houses reduced to matchsticks. Plus more terrible floods and bushfires have hit Victoria and now bushfires and homes lost in Western Australia.


  1. What a wonderful card drive, Yvonne. Thanks for letting us know about it!

  2. Great idea! I will take a look.

  3. This is a wonderful idea. I cannot even fathom the magnitude of the destruction all of the flooding caused. My heart goes out to everyone involved.

  4. I have been reading about this...and how sad for these families to lose everything in such a horrific manner. Thanks for posting!

  5. thanks so much for sharing, may God richly bless all who are touched by this.

    enjoy *~*

  6. My goodness...I wasn't aware of the tragedy in Australia! What a nice site to share. Wanted to thank you for visiting my blog. Glad you liked the pin cushions!! You have some lovely creations yourself! I think my favorite was the bag/notecard set...beautiful!! I have not seen that bag idea before--love it!
    Also noticed your question about the light box, but didn't read responses. It is something I struggle with also. If it is something you are still interested in, I know a fellow blogger who made her own and posted on it. I would be glad to share with you, if you're still interested. Let me know. Thanks again for your sweet comments!

  7. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I have been to Australia twice and enjoyed it fully! The Aussies are great people. Would love to return some day. Was sorry to see and hear about all the flooding. What a great idea.

  8. Yvonne - I have been following the news for sure - my step son just arrived in Australia to study wine making - he's a bio-chem major getting his masters in winemaking. My mom lived in AUS - in Cairns for 6 months and I am hoping to get to AUS this summer. It's been heartbreaking to hear the devastating news - I'll do my best to see if I can help in some way. Meanwhile thanks SO much for the sweet comments on my blogaversary. You made me SMILE today!! Have a good week - thanks and hugs~


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