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Klarissa Hudson Capstone

For my capstone I raised money for Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia (CHOP) through baked goods and card sales. My original plan was to sell the cards on an online website but it required a credit card and being eighteen. It was tedious so I decided just to sell them in school. Throughout the year I scheduled and conducted multiple bake sales raising over eight hundred dollars for the hospital. I made cards for halloween and christmas but ended up not selling any of them due to not having enough time to create multiple copies for purchasing. For valentine's day I tried selling cards but was told that I couldn't because someone was already selling valentines' grams. On the thursday and friday before mother's day I hosted a card making bash where students and teachers could either make their own cards or have me make them. After going through this whole process and having many experiences I've learned that having a card business is actually harder than it looks. I didn't take it that seriously at first but people prefer just grabbing a card really quick than actually sitting down and making it themselves. Overall it was fun to have this experience and to use something that I like doing to raise money for a good cause. Please enjoy some pictures of cards made this year and feel free to leave comments or questions.

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"Blog: Top 10 Ideas for Valentine’s Day Cards." Creative Popup Cards. Creative, 6 Feb. 2013. Web. <http://www.creativepopupcards.com/blog/top-10-ultimate-ideas-for-valentines-day-cards-gifts.php>.


This website has ten unique valentine’s day cards that the author thinks are the most interesting. All the cards have different designs and styles on them that make arts and crafts more fancy and fun. There are stencil cards, pop up cards, cut out cards, window cards, origami cards, and many other types of cards on this website. There are also multiple video tutorials and templates on this website for people to use when trying to create the cards. The website also gives a list of supplies and steps that are needed to create each type of card that offered.



"Button Heart Valentine's Day Card." YouTube. K Werner Design, 28 Dec. 2008. Web. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERK1nWzm7oU>.


This is a video that gives a step by step tutorial on how to make a button heart card. The video is very short and clear due to the steps being easy and repetitive. This video is made to help people who want to make a heart without having to draw it in the classic way. This video really comes in handy when wanting to create an appealing and original heart card that won’t fall apart. The video has some steps that it skips because there are some repetitive sections that don’t have to be shown but overall the video is very helpful with the ideas that it gives.



Courtney. "Easy Valentine's Day Cards." Babyccino Kids Blog. N.p., 4 Feb. 2013. Web. <http://babyccinokids.com/blog/2013/02/04/easy-valentines-day-cards/>.


This website shows people how to create Valentine’s Day cards. The card on this website is in the shape of a heart and is folded up into an envelope with a heart sticker to seal it shut. It gives people creative and useful ideas to create professional cards that will surprise someone. This blog is a first hand account of the processes of making the cards. It provides detailed step by step pictures to guide the viewers along the way. The feedbacks at the bottom of the website makes the source more credible and to see how hear or easy the card actually is to make.



Kitts, Kayla. "Handmade Valentine's Day Cards." HGTV. HGTV, n.d. Web. <http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/10-handmade-valentines-day-cards-pictures>.


This website has eleven different ideas for people who want to create their own cards for valentine’s day. The cards are all very different from one another and are unique in their own way. It gives people a good range of options to choose from and build off of if they get inspired by what they see. The website doesn’t have a tutorial but it gives clear photos of the end product so that people can see what it’s supposed to look like when they get finished. Each card also has words written on them so that people have an idea of what they can write when they make their own.



"KUKU CARD Teddy Bear Invitation (Osito)." YouTube. YouTube, 5 Apr. 2012. Web. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoE2se9wt5A>.


This is a video that gives a step by step tutorial on how to make a teddy bear card. There are many different components and steps that go into creating a flashy teddy bear. This video is made to help people who want to make a bear that people will want to buy and keep. This video really comes in handy when wanting to create an appealing teddy bear card. The video has some steps that can probably be skipped due to time and availability of supplies but overall the video is helpful and insightful.



Noemi. "Love Is in the Air, Rainbow Heart Balloon, Blank Card." Etsy. Etsy, 1 Feb. 2012. Web. <https://www.etsy.com/listing/91164513/last-1-love-is-in-the-air-rainbow-heart>.


So this website has an enlarged  picture of a card with heart balloons on them with strings attached to the bottom. The website also gives a list of all the supplies that will be needed to create that type of card. The card on the website can also be bought and sent to people in the mail. The size of the card is also written down on this website. This website gives you the tools to create the card yourself or to just buy one that is already made from the author so that you can choose which way you want to spend your money.



Plamondon, Monita. "Candy Valentines with Printable." Favecrafts.com. Favecrafts, 2011. Web. <http://www.favecrafts.com/Valentines-Day/Candy-Valentines-with-Printable>.


This website is about how to create small candy pods for valentine’s day. The website gives step by step pictures of what the pod should look like during each step. It also gives a template that people can download instead of trying to make the pod free hand. The website also gives a list and picture of the supplies that will be needed in order to create the candy pods as well as the types of candy that will be able to fit inside of the pods. Another thing that the website insides are the sizes of the pods and the type of paper that can be used in order to make them and not have the material too thin or thick.



"Red Hearted Valentines Card." Karoove. N.p., 6 Jan. 2013. Web. <http://www.karoove.co.uk/red-hearted-valentines-card>.


This website is a step by step run through of how the author made their card. The website has multiple pictures showing the process of making the card and what’s needed to make it. There’s also an introduction that briefly goes over the supplies needed in order to properly make the card. The card is easy and simple to make so there are only three or four steps that the website lists in it. The card has a big heart on it that is made out of an array of different sized heart stickers and there’s a banner over the front with a short message saying “Be My Valentine.”



"Tarjeta Pop-Up Flores 3D." YouTube. YouTube, 19 Sept. 2011. Web. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IwdqCF831s>.


This is a video that gives a step by step tutorial on how to make a pop up flower card. There are a couple repetitive steps in creating a flower card so once you know how to one part correctly it gets easier. This video is made to help people who want to make a card that people will be amazed by when they open it up. This video really comes in handy when wanting to create an interesting flower card. The video has some steps that it skips because there are some repetitive sections that don’t have to be shown but overall the video is very helpful and clear.



"Weaving Danish Heart Baskets for Jul." Radmegan. Radmegan, 1 Dec. 2010. Web. <http://radmegan.com/2010/12/weaving-danish-heart-baskets-for-jul.html>.


This website shows people how to make a heart by weaving cloth together. It has some step by step pictures of how to create the heart with paragraphs in between each one to further explain the process of how to make them. There is also an introduction at the top explaining why the author decided to make these and what she was celebrating. The author goes into talking about what the traditions and holidays are in Denmark. The author also goes on to say the different holidays that you can use this one design for so that you don’t have to throw out any extra hearts that you make.