Encouragement Card featuring Artsy Fruits

This year, I’ve had my very closest friend go through some really hard things. Heck, I’ve been through some really difficult things this year myself. When I think back to those times, I consider how nice it was to have someone…anyone send me a sweet note of encouragement, whether that was in the form of a text, a Facebook message, or a card. I like to have these kinds of cards on hand to give to those I love when they’re going through something tough. It’s a little reminder to keep holding on and that life will get better. To make this card extra cheerful, I used Simon Says Stamps Artsy Fruits to add a whimsical, carefree feel to the sentiment. Read more

Spread Happiness featuring Hampton Art x Mama Elephant “Up We Go” Stamp & Die Set

I absolutely adore this set from Hampton Art and Mama Elephant. Not only is it ridiculously cute and versatile (the images could easily work as a birthday card), but it’s inexpensive for those crafters who are on a budget. It contains 8 stamps and 7 dies as a full set and it is under $13, so you just can’t go wrong. I decided to make the little critters look like they were floating up and away in the sky by holding onto the balloons. You could easily swap out the encouraging sentiment for a birthday one and send someone a very colorful birthday card! Read more

Encouragement Card featuring Essentials by Ellen Hutson “Mermaid’s Tail” by Julie Ebersole

Mermaids are my jam. I even had pastel turquoise hair for an entire year in 2015! When I saw the Mermaid’s Tail Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies on Ellen Hutson (designed by Julie Ebersole), I lost it. I had to have it because it was just so stinkin’ cute. The sentiments in this stamp set are also a total riot and will probably bring a huge smile to your face (“Mermaids Don’t Have Thigh Gaps”). The sass is strong in this stamp set, but there’s also really great everyday sentiments such as “Just Keep Swimming” and “Seas The Day.” I decided to make this an encouragement card because when I think of looking to lift someone’s mood, I think of bright, cheerful colors and patterns and this card packs a punch in that department. Read more