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A rewarding K-12 art lesson in which your students see their idea go from a drawing to a professional product.

MyCards Art Lesson/Fundraiser
A rewarding K-12 art lesson in which your students
see their idea go from a drawing to a professional product.

 

Teach the MyCardstm lesson on card design and supplement your art budget.
There is absolutely no cost to your school!

What do teachers have to say about MyCards?

Need a fresh idea?
Visit the MyCardstm Gallery!

The Art Lesson
Lead your students through the MyCardstm process of creating and publishing a quality card design.
  Using our three day, standards-based lesson plan as a guide, you’ll teach your students to create an attractive card design that compares with cards they see in stores and galleries. Allow 2-3 class periods to complete the lesson.
"I definitely want to do this again next year.  The kids really enjoyed it. What a fun way to earn money for our school! "
- Myers Elementary, Yukon, OK

"Mountain Color is a wonderful company to work with...the epitome of organization. 
'Til next year!"
- Totten IS 34, Staten Island, NY

 "Wonderful...I am extremely impressed with your customer service.  Everything is so well thought out and customer-friendly." - La Cima MS, Tucson, AZ

"All was EXCELLENT... I'm thrilled with your product.  And your staff is so friendly." -Godley HS, Godley, TX

"Great experience -  will do it again!" -Edna Hill MS, Brentwood, CA

"Students were totally impressed with your reproduction of their work, and those who did not order cards were sorry they didn't.  We (the entire art dept) are looking forward to even more involvement next year. Thanks again for this great opportunity!"
- Auburn HS, Auburn, NY

"This was easy to do.  Well organized, outstanding quality, very friendly service." -Wyomissing Area Jr.Sr HS, Wyomissing, PA

"Beautiful color.  A very professional product!"  -Tomball HS, Tomball, TX

"I'm very pleased with the quality of your product and will work with you again next year." -Osceola Elem, Naples, FL

"Great service, very thorough.  I'm glad this program is available." -West Salem HS, West Salem, WI

The Press Kit
We send a customized press kit free of charge with everything you need for a fun and rewarding classroom project: teacher’s guide, three day standards-based lesson plan, sample cards, design templates, parent notes and order envelopes, individual class organization envelopes, shipping box and prepaid return shipping label.
The Card Boxes
Each student’s card box contains 10 (4x5) cards w/envelopes of that student’s design. Each card features a full color reproduction of the student’s design on the front and his/her name and school on the back. Printed on premium card stock, cards are boxed in clear plastic boxes for a beautiful presentation.  Allow 3-4 weeks to receive the cards.
The Money for Your Art Program
Parents may purchase retail quality card boxes of their child’s design at a special school price of $14.95, shipping included. We donate $3/box to your art program for every box ordered!  There is no minimum order or limit to the size of your donation.
Everyone Wins
Students love this fun art project and seeing their work in print. Parents love the professional product. You’ll love the students’ enthusiasm and extra money in your classroom fund. We love making cards!

What do teachers have to say about MyCards?

YES, I’m interested! How do I start the MyCardstm process?

1 Check with your principal for permission to participate in MyCardstm.
For more information, have your principal visit this page: mountaincolor.com/mycards.htm. There is no cost to your school.
2 Call (800) 208-8900 & tell us when you would like to teach the MyCardstm lesson.
We’ll schedule press time accordingly and ship you a customized press kit.
3 Receive your free press kit & teach the MyCardstm lesson.
We supply a standards based lesson plan and card templates to insure high quality reproduction on the cards.
4 Send home the completed design templates inside the order envelopes provided.
We supply parent notes & order forms so parents can buy boxes of their child’s card design.
5 Ship designs to Mountain Color for publication.
We supply the shipping box and a prepaid return shipping label.
6 Distribute card boxes to proud students & deposit our donation to your art department.
Allow 3-4 weeks to receive your cards, and 4 weeks to receive your donation check.

Call (800) 208-8900 to reserve your space for fall or spring.

Your customized press kit keeps you organized through the MyCardstm process.

Frequently Asked Questions
I want to participate in MyCardstm.  What do I do now?
Ask for permission from your principal, then call (800) 208-8900 and tell us when you’d like to teach the MyCardstm lesson.
We’ll schedule press time accordingly and ship you a customized press kit. 
How much will it cost me to participate?
Nothing!  There is absolutely no cost to your school. 
How long will it take to teach the lesson?
Two to three 40 minute class periods. Here is a suggested time line:
Day 1 Teach the lesson. Students choose an idea and sketch their designs.
Day 2 Work on designs/finish designs.
Day 3
Finish designs. Send home completed designs in the order envelopes provided. Collect orders the next class period.
Do parents get to see their child’s design before ordering?
Yes. You will send home the completed card design inside the MyCards order envelope.
What can I do for the students who do not order cards?
You may like to trim the design from the template and mount it on construction paper to be displayed on the wall, given as a gift, or used as a large original card.
Do I have to tally orders and count money?
No. Parents write checks to Mountain Color. You simply send us the designs and sealed order/payment envelopes.
How do you calculate your donation to my art program?
We donate $3 for each box of cards ordered.
Ex. If your students order a total of 200 boxes, you will receive a check payable to your art program fund for $600.
Will student artwork be returned?
Yes; with the card order. 
What is the turnaround time to receive our cards and donation?
Allow 3-4 weeks to receive your cards, and 4 weeks to receive your donation check.
May I have cards made of my own design?
Yes. Your press kit even includes a gift certificate for the art teacher so your first box is free.
Click here for a printer-friendly brochure.
MyCardstm Gallery
Need an idea?  Check out these awesome examples of student art and teacher brilliance! 

Sunflowers in Crayon and Watercolor
Cottage Grove Elementary, Cottage Grove, WI
“My experience with Mountain Color, Inc. and the MyCards project was outstanding! Mountain Color produced an excellent product and provided support for me every step of the way. We nearly doubled our expected amount of money raised for our cause.”

 

Birds of a Feather in Colored Pencil
Randleman HS, Randleman, NC
"Everything went well as usual.  You guys always do a great job."

 

Stars in Marker
Elkhart Elementary, Elkhart, TX

"Fundraising with your program has been a wonderful experience.  It is safe, fun, educational, uses art time for art, and we make a lot of money!  Students learn about real world art jobs, and parents love the cards.  One of the best parts of the program is the professional, dependable and punctual way your company does business.  The press kits arrive complete and on time, the printed cards are returned on or even ahead of time.  Customer service is friendly, helpful, considerate.  I love MyCards!"

 

Birch Trees in Watercolor
Lynwood Avenue Elementary, Farmingville, NY
“Everyone, including myself, was beyond pleased with the results and I was so impressed with the system you have going at Mountain Color.”

 

Angels in Crayon and Sharp Marker
Red Cross Elementary School, Glasgow, KY

 

Owls in Colored Pencil with Sharp Marker Outline
Wolf Hill Elementary School, Oceanport, NJ

 

Integrating Words and Symbols in Various Mediums
Foothill HS, Palo Cedro, CA

"Just as wonderful the second time around!  I love this lesson and the students really enjoy it!!"

 

Ornaments in Colored Pencil
Providence Grove HS, Climax, NC

 

Sunsets in Mixed Media
- Utica Academy for International Studies, Sterling Heights, MI
"Thank you - the print quality was perfect! I also like the easy way to send in materials with the [prepaid] UPS label - very user friendly. Made my job easy!"

 

Thank You Cards in Mixed Media
LJ Hauser JHS, Riverside, IL
"Thank you for the opportunity and a wonderful experience!"

 

Laurel Burch Inspired Cats in Colored Pencil
Hopewell JHS, Aliquippa, PA

 

Monograms in Colored Pencil
Hopewell JHS, Aliquippa, PA

 

Fourth Grade Cardinals in Mixed Media
Hawthorn Townline Elementary, Vernon Hills, IL

 

Sixth Grade Snow Globes with Sharp Marker Outline
Norwood School, Norwood, PA

"We found this to be a fabulous experience.  The materials were extremely organized.  The final product looks amazing and the profit is great!"

 

Fifth Grade Mice with Sharp Marker Outline
Norwood School, Norwood, PA

 

Third Grade Snow People with Sharp Marker Outline
Norwood School, Norwood, PA

 

First Grade Mittens in Marker
Norwood School, Norwood, PA

 

Sun/Moons in Colored Pencil
Grace E. Stewart Elementary, Salina, KS

 

Second Grade Fish in Watercolor
Marlborough Elementary, Marlborough, CT
"Just a note to say it was a pleasure working on the my cards! Your organization made this a great experience for our kids and quite easy in terms of record keeping for me."

 

First Grade Flowers in Watercolor
Marlborough Elementary, Marlborough, CT

 

Fanciful Frogs in Crayon and Marker
T.A. Hendricks Elementary, Shelbyville, IN
"Everyone has gone CRAZY over the cards and the teachers are so impressed.  We will definitely do this again. You guys rock!!!" 

 

First Grade Penguins in Crayon w/ Sharp Marker Outline
T.A. Hendricks Elementary, Shelbyville, IN

"Your program is a win/win opportunity for my students.  We learn new art techniques for drawing, get beautiful cards and money to buy extra materials for the art program!  I can't wait to do it again next year! "

 

Third Grade Lighthouses in Crayon with Sharp Marker Outline
M.G. Vedder Elementary, North Babylon, NY

 

Colorful Snowmen in Crayon, Marker and Paint
Lincoln Elementary, Pryor, OK

 

Second Grade Pattern Fish in Marker
Creekside Elementary, Kaysville, UT
"This was a great project for our school.  The kids loved it and the funds were much needed.  A BIG applause for your customer service.  You were always there to answer questions and cheer me on.  Very organized and professional.  Thank you SO much."

 

Kindergarten Suns in Crayon with Sharp Marker Outline
Creekside Elementary, Kaysville, UT

 

Hearts in Crayon and Colored Pencil
Brookfield Elementary, Brookfield, MA
"I am very impressed with the professionalism, organization, and quality of this program! Thank you so much!"

 

Monograms in Crayon and Marker
Wolf Hill Elementary School, Oceanport, NJ
"I loved completing this activity with my students. They enjoyed working on the designs, and adored the finished product. I continue to get texts, calls and emails from parents saying how thrilled they are with the results!"

 

Suns in Watercolor, Crayon and Marker
Parkland Elementary School, Yukon, OK

 

Cardinals in Paint with Crayon Outline
Deyton Elementary School, Spruce Pine, NC

 

Gingerbread Houses in Crayon with Sharp Marker Outline
Spring Hills School, Roselle, IL

"I was very pleased and impressed with my experience in the MyCards program. Your staff was very helpful and professional. The quality of the cards was great. My principal and parents loved them! I will definitely do this again. Thanks!”

 

Nutcrackers in Marker
HL Lubker Elementary School, Bald Knob, AR

 

Butterfly Portraits in Colored Pencil
Randleman HS, Randleman, NC

 

Fish in Crayon with Sharp Marker Outline on Watercolor Background
Kansas City Christian School, Prairie Village, KS

 

Landscapes in Colored Pencil
Holicong Middle School, Doylestown, PA
“I’m really proud of the kids, and the emails and calls from parents have been great! You REALLY have a winner here!”

 

Rainy Day Fun in Watercolor Crayon Resist
Piper Elementary School, Kansas City, KS
"AWESOME! Thank you!"

 

Hot Chocolate Mugs in Colored Pencil with Fine Marker Outline
Ventura Missionary School, Ventura, CA
"Everything in my experience with MyCards went smoothly.  I appreciate the flexibility and professionalism of all the employees that work hard to make sure the project is timely and stress-free."

 

Flower Portraits in Colored Pencil
Providence Grove HS, Climax, NC

 

MyCardstm Art Fundraiser
A rewarding K-12 art lesson in which your students
see their idea go from a drawing to a professional product.