Spread the love and inspiration!
Posted on 22 June 2015
Margareta here, with some inspiration for you to use and share. I've been making greeting cards for decades, ever since I was a little girl. Birthdays, Christmases and other events are natural prompts to send cards to friends and family. Lately, I've been rethinking my cards a little bit. Of course, I'm still sending greeting cards at the usual holidays and events, but I've discovered 'inspiration cards'!
Why not spread a kind and encouraging word to a friend or family member, on a regular boring Tuesday or Thursday, just 'because'? An inspirational card is guaranteed to put a smile on your friend's face and is a fine form of what we call 'happy mail'. :)
The June kit from Pinkfresh Studio is perfect for creating some love and inspiration! The gorgeous acetate cards and the gold foil word stickers are full of wonderful supporting and loving words and phrases.
On the card above, I cut a 'window' on the front of the card base and mounted the acetate card on the backside with glue dots. This way, you can put the card on your desk or in a window and let the light flow through the colored semi-transparent card. The light will add to the beauty and to the encouraging words.
I also cut apart one of the epoxy frames and added as corners on the front, as well as adding a couple of the gold foil word stickers to add to my message.
On my second card, I cut two corners on another acetate card and mounted it directly on the front of the card base.
I added a couple of washi tape strips, a couple of word stickers and an epoxy word sticker, to accentuate the main message.
For my last inspiration card, I chose one of the summer tags from the kit, and colored both the mesh and the happy sun with water colors. I added an epoxy sticker to the tag and replaced the white string with coral/white baker's twine.
Before I put the tag on the card, I used some more of that amazing gold foil washi tape, and added a gold foil phrase sticker 'Let the sun shine through your heart'. Isn't that just beautiful?
I could go on making a ton of inspiration cards from this kit! Especially as the kit contains a mini alpha stamp with craft die! Stamp, cut and spell your favorite inspirational sayings on as many cards that you wish to make. You'll never run out of letters! Your friends will love the inspiration and support that you create and send to them!
And now I'm curious: What is your favorite inspirational and/or encouraging saying? Please, leave some inspiration for us all to use on our cards in the comments. :)