Sunday, May 3, 2015

Silent Auction to Aid Victims in Nepal

Nepal is an incredibly beautiful country, but also one of the world's poorest. Last Saturday, it was hit with a series of devastating earthquakes, which have resulted in at least 6,000 dead and thousands injured and homeless. Many of the country's priceless landmarks have been destroyed and in a few weeks the monsoon season starts, with so many lacking shelter.

The world is responding with aid to Nepal and I wanted to use my papercrafting skills to raise some money to donate to the victims of the earthquake. I have also challenged other papercrafters to do the same. Use your skills to raise some money, donate it to the Red Cross or any other reputable aid organization, and post what you did and how much you donated on your facebook status, using the hashtag #StampingforNepal.

I decided to do kind of a silent auction. I have some cards, card collections and home decor items that I will show you here, but will post in an album on my Facebook Page, Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser to facilitate the silent auction bidding.  The bidding will start Sunday morning, May 3 at 7:00 am and will end Thursday evening, May 7 at 10 pm. The highest bidder for each item will be sent a PayPal Invoice in Canadian dollars. As soon as I receive payment, I will ship each item to the winners of the bidding. When you bid, make sure you do it on the Facebook Album and not here! It is much easier to see and keep track of the bids.  All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Nepal Region Earthquake Fund.

Here are the items I am auctioning off.  (Remember: DO NOT BID HERE. Go to the Facebook Album to place your bids.) These would make great Mother's Day Gifts!

 Item A:This is a mix of masculine  and more feminine cards, collected in this great nautical themed card holder. There are six top quality hand stamped and crafted greeting cards. Starting bid: $10

Item B: This is an eclectic mix of greeting cards in a bright and cheery envelope box. This would make a great Mother's Day gift. There are six top quality hand stamped and crafted greeting cards.
Starting Bid: $10
Item C: This is a softer, neutral and pastel mix of cards for both men and women. Again this would make a lovely Mother's Day gift. The lovely card holder contains six top quality hand stamped and crafted greeting cards. Starting Bid $10.

Item D: This is a vintage collection of cards in neutrals and pastels featuring mostly birthday cards. A beautiful gift for someone special. The holder contains six quality greeting cards, hand stamped and hand crafted.  Starting bid: $10

Item E: This antique-looking frame holds a piece of home decor, with an encouraging saying, hand stamped and crafted. Starting bid: $5

Item F: Another cute frame hold the saying: "The best things in life aren't things"! Great home decor item. Can sit on a desk or be hung on a wall. Hand stamped and crafted. Starting bid: $4

Item G: The same as Item F, but with a black frame and different coloured flower. Starting Bid: $4

Item H: This is the same as the previous item, with a different background paper. All black and white. Starting Bid: $4

Item I: This greeting card has received 1400 repins on Pinterest. It is called the Four Seasons. Starting Bid: $5

Item J: This was a challenge winner on Pals Paper Arts. It features the retiring set Pleasant Poppies. Starting Bid: $4

Item K: This is a special Peek-a-Boo card as you can see below. Starting Bid: $3.

There you have it! I hope you will take an opportunity to participate in my fund raiser and help the relief effort in a devastated country, and in return, receiving some quality hand-crafted items.

Everyone who participated and submits a bid, whether it is the winning bid or not, will receive a downloadable photo tutorial for making this card:


I hope to hear from you on my Facebook page.

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