Create for a Cause: The Leaf Card Project

Join your fellow BRAA members and brighten someone's day!

Gerri Young
Gerri Young

Linda Correll
Linda Correll



Here are some examples:

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Some of you may have seen Diane Relf’s posts on Facebook about paintings on Ginkgo leaves by Gu Houxin. He makes them look like butterflies. The BRAA is asking our members to create cards for Senior Center Residents in the NRV!


Steps: (Click here to print)

1. Register:  Use button above

2. Collect, dry and press a few colorful leaves.
Need pressed leaves? We have plenty! See below for locations

3. Affix leaves to heavy paper/card stock, or paint the leaves and fix with gel medium or Mod Podge to your card stock, homemade papers, or any sturdy paper. Please consider making several

  •  Our goal is 75 cards for the English Meadows Senior Living Community

  • Keep size to approx 5"x7"

4. Write an uplifting message on your cards

5. Add your name and "Blacksburg Regional Art Association Leaf Card Project 2020"

6. Return your finished cards to the drop off locations by Friday December 4. 

There are many YouTube videos and Pinterest examples that show techniques, here is another one: But  you can use your imagination and make any design you want:

Pick up/Drop off  locations


Blacksburg: New River Art and Fiber, 101 S Main St.

A great place to shop!

      Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm.

      See also

We will also display the results here on our website and on our Facebook page.

​Any questions? Email Diane Relf:

Christiansburg: Moose Lodge 1470, 115 Farmview Rd.

     Hours:  7 days a week open 5p.m. -11p.m., 

     hours vary during the day.


    Wednesday 2nd 10 AM for the day,

    Thursday 3rd 9 AM for the day,

    Friday 4th 10 AM for the day.


Check with Kim Kirk, 540-382-9294

There will be a box in the lobby on the bench to the right of the door

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