Do you remember that old Glenn Campbell song? Seems like one of the best things we can do for someone is just to be kind to them, doesn’t it? Cards with a little note have a way of lifting up our spirits. It happened to me just a week ago! After directing my children’s choirs annual program, I was tired and a little down, low attendance after so much work, etc. That very day I received a note from a church member telling how much it meant to her and thanking the children and adults for putting it together – just a short note but oh, so welcome! We need to send each other some more of those encouraging notes!
Cards are what I have always loved to make, rather than buying, and I love stamping and embellishing. SO guess what? This month Close To My Heart is celebrating National Stamping Month with a “Create Kindness” kit to make 3×3 cards and encourage others – isn’t that so timely? 🙂
I ordered my kit and let me share some pictures of it with you. The kit is one of the all-inclusive kind including an organizer box to hold it all together! It has 8 of our mini sized (M) stamps, 4 with sentiments and four with images & words so you can mix and match. The stamps fit on the included 2″x 2″ My Acrylix block and stamping is easy with a mini size archival black ink pad, Lastly, the kit includes 24 card bases and envelopes plus little pre-cut circles to stamp an image. Of course, you can use the materials in any way that suits your taste but CTMH has some images of what you can create with it all as well. The reason for including an archival black ink pad is so you can color the images in with markers and have minimal bleeding of the black with your colors, which can happen when using a regular dye-based black ink pad. Here are the pictures from the kit I just received.
Would you like to come over and create some kindness cards with me? I will have an all day Cardmaking Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, at my house, starting at 10 am until 7 pm. I will have a Card Buffet set up, with a variety of cards to make for you to choose from. You can make 2 cards for free and if you want to make more than that they are just $2 for every extra card you make. Feel free to drop by any time that day, RSVP is not required but if you can give me aheads up that would be nice. You can text or call me at (321)428-1386.
To finish off, let’s enjoy Glenn Campbell’s song, shall we?