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#ShareHandmadeKindness Cards + GIVEAWAY!

Hello! I have felt a strong calling lately to make more cards to give to people I don’t know. To encourage. To share kindness. And I am hoping that some of you will join me! Nothing fancy. Just #ShareHandmadeKindness.

Share Handmade Kindness Video Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Over a year ago, I did a Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. Since then, I have kept it up in my own little world, but have felt a strong calling lately to make more cards for folks in my community. I just want to remind as many people as I can – no matter what they do, who they are, etc. – that they matter. So I just decided to make cards… film it… blab a bit… and pray you will join me. (More on that below. First let’s talk about the cards!)

Share Handmade Kindness Video Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the background on today’s cards, I used Turnabout Stamps from Concord & 9th. (I recently did a video HERE using their Triangle Turnabout.) The first examples feature the Concord & 9th Oh, Hello Turnabout Stamp Set. Such a fun background! You can see the inks and cardstocks I used in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Share Handmade Kindness Video Jennifer McGuire Ink

The awesome globe is from the Concord & 9th Globe greetings Stamps Set. I used Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder to emboss on Lawn Fawn Mermaid Cardstock… and inked the edges with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. This embossing powder is amazing and picks up the color of the cardstock it is on. Lots of shine! I also silver heat embossed the stand directly on the background. The hearts are from the Concord & 9th All About You Die Set and are covered with Glossy Accents. And last but not least, that amazing sentiment is from the Hero Arts You Are Loved Stamp Set. (More on that below, too.)

Share Handmade Kindness Video Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another sentiment from the Hero Arts You Are Loved Stamp Set. It is embossed on a vellum banner cut with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners Die Set.

Share Handmade Kindness Video Jennifer McGuire Ink

I couldn’t get enough of the Concord & 9th Oh, Hello Turnabout Stamp Set and created a few backgrounds in a different color combo.

Share Handmade Kindness Video Jennifer McGuire Ink

For these cards, I used the Waffle Flower Pretty Butterflies Die. I covered the die cut with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder and it immediately looks like an embellishment. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts You Are Loved Stamp Set and I again used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners Die Set.

Share Handmade Kindness Video Jennifer McGuire Ink

That shine makes me so happy. So does that sentiment!

Share Handmade Kindness Video Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also made a couple cards using the new Concord & 9th Dotty Turnabout Stamp. The “YOU” is from the Concord & 9th All About You Die Set and is covered with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder.

Share Handmade Kindness Video Jennifer McGuire Ink

The sentiment on the card and envelope are again from the Hero Arts You Are Loved Stamp Set.

#SHAREHANDMADEKINDNESS

Please join me! It is simple: Make cards. Put your heart into them. And give them to anyone! It is all about spreading kindness. And this isn’t some big challenge with an end date. This is just an ongoing push to us all to use our super power of cardmaking to make an impact on someone’s day.

And by sharing on social media with the hashtag #sharehandmadekindness, we can get the word out and get more people creating. I will keep my eye out over on Instagram to see what folks are sharing. (And if you aren’t on Instagram, you should join! It is a happy place where many cardmakers share.) I may even give some crafty goodies along the way. Be sure to use the hashtag #sharehandmadekindness.

YOU ARE LOVED STAMP SET

In this video, I used many incredible sentiments from the Hero Arts You Are Loved Stamp Set.

I recently made a bunch of cards for the teachers of a school that was the victim of a hate crime. I wanted to remind the teachers that their community loves and supports them. When doing so, I struggled to find the right sentiments. I contacted Aaron of Hero Arts and asked if he would develop a stamp set of kindness messages and he said yes! We worked together to come up with sentiments that would encourage both family and strangers. They can be used to encourage anyone! Perfect for making cards for folks in our communities. Hero Arts designed the set and is donating a portion of the profits to support the Kind Campaign to put an end to bullying. (I was not paid to help – I just realllllly wanted this set!)

Please join me in creating kindness to share with others. I believe a simple handmade card can make a huge difference. A difference our world needs. xo

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a Hero Arts You Are Loved Stamp Set?  For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 5/17/17 telling me if you’ve ever made a card for a stranger. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.

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412 thoughts on “#ShareHandmadeKindness Cards + GIVEAWAY!”

  1. My church sometimes has a day of reaching out to people in out community. For one of those events I made many cards to be delivered along with flowers to people who were home bound or were living in assisted living centers. Many new ideas for sharing with strangers have popped into my mind as I watched your inspiring video!

  2. I have never given a card to a stranger but you inspire me so much with each new post to create, create, and create even more! I am very new to cardmaking, and I got introduced to cardmaking by way of scrapbooking. Since venturing out to cardmaking, your passion for it has given me the drive and inspiration that I need. So far I have only created cards for family and friends but I will definitely make sure that the cards I make this weekend will include some for complete and total strangers! Thank you!

  3. I have never made a card for a stranger, but I think its a great idea, the person may be having a bad time and a card would cheer them up.

  4. I often give cards to total strangers. Especially to cashiers at grocery stores or Wal-Mart, to those that seem to be overly stressed. What a difference it makes to them. I also leave cards in conspicuous places in public where I so not even know who will get the card, but I trust that the right person will find it the message will be perfect for them at that time.
    I absolutely Love the new stamp set you helped design. I agree, there just are not enough stamps with such encouraging sentiments. I do not have a lot of stamps anyway(because of my budget), so I create sentiments and print them out on a computer; which I so not mind doing, but have to go to the library to print. So I obviously print a lot at a time because of not having a printer at home.
    Thank you for making this world such a happier place with your tutorials and this card “challenge”.

  5. Thank you for posting this video of kindness cards. What a great idea, I have never made kindness cards but I have made kindness bookmarks and given them to some of the teenagers who live in my community. I think I will make some cards now.

  6. Your kindness is shared by many. Just putting it out ‘there’ inspires others to think about things they do, say and act. Thank you for that.. We need more kindness.

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