Have you heard about Share Handmade Kindness? No?!? You must be living under a rock, everyone’s talking about it! While I’m contributing both creations, funds, and love, this is my “official” share here on the blog to nudge you into stepping out into new areas of giving.

Note: There are ZERO affiliate links used in this post, and no ads will be shown on my video….it’s all for the love of doing the right thing in my own little way.

Edited to add: Please consider joining me in making a donation to the French Red Cross for the work they are doing to help in Paris right now. My heart is broken for the people there. There’s no need to report back or to hashtag that you’ve done so…Mt 6:4

One Layer Kraft Card

Sometimes the most powerful cards can be one layer – so much impact with so few supplies! White ink, some Christmas tree stamps to make a non-holiday design, a fab sentiment, and some kraft card bases……add a few pencils and you’ve got a really intriguing card! Watch the video below or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

About Giving

There are so many ways to give – sharing your own handmade creations (cards, baking, sewing, or whatever you make!), giving funds to your favorite charity, or sharing yourself. That’s the one I find the most life-giving!

I’ve given much of my life in service to our deployed heroes through Operation Write Home – and as that is drawing to an end, I’ve been slowly ramping up involvement in other areas. I now get to share my handmade cards with more people – patrons, blog readers and youtube subscribers, as well as friends and family of course. Some days I make special efforts to spend time with friends sharing “handmade” hugs. And I just said yes to a part in my church’s Christmas play, eeep! I’ve always wanted to be part of a play, and getting to share the Gospel too? Yeah! I have plans to step out in other areas in 2016, and I’m excited at the prospect.

Sandy Allnock - One Layer Kraft Card

Last week in the 24 Tags of Christmas giveaways, the 24 winners each had selected a charity for me to give to. I was so blessed to see how many were local groups! Thank you to the winners for helping me spend money doing GOOD…this is my favorite kind of enabling. If some of you want to also give to one of these, it’ll multiply the benefit to people around the world! Here they are:

  1. Ronald McDonald House
  2. Bay Area Rescue Mission
  3. Second Chance Animal Shelter
  4. Huntington’s disease society
  5. Arthritis Foundation
  6. The Shade Tree
  7. Sickle Cell Foundation of California
  8. The MPS Society
  9. Ronald McDonald House 
  10. American Cancer Society
  11. Alzheimers Association
  12. Helping Up Mission
  13. Child Help
  14. Facing Homelessness
  15. Lupus Foundation
  16. Wounded Warrior Project
  17. Salvation Army Nashville
  18. Preemptive Love
  19. American Diabetes Association
  20. MS Association
  21. American Cancer Society
  22. SPCA Nova Scotia
  23. Mission Arlington
  24. Pencils for Kids


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

  1. Acts of Kindness stamps
  2. Joy to the World stamps
  3. Unicorn ink
  4. Kraft cards/envelopes
  5. MISTI stamping tool