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.
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!)
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.
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.)
I couldn’t get enough of the Concord & 9th Oh, Hello Turnabout Stamp Set and created a few backgrounds in a different color combo.
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.
That shine makes me so happy. So does that sentiment!
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.
The sentiment on the card and envelope are again from the Hero Arts You Are Loved Stamp Set.
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
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!)
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.