Kindness – thank you card

Kindness begins with each and every one of us.
This being said, I hope you have a wonderful day filled in with joy, happy thoughts and warm hearts!

I created this card a while ago, actually – last year, but haven’t got the chance to share it. It’s part of a set of three thank you cards I made for a dear friend of mine.

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img9176The card base is made of cream card stock, cut and top folded. For the background, I chose simple, that meant a piece of kraft paper. I ran this through the die cut machine using Lawn Fawn stitched border dies. The focus is on the flower. I die-cut it out of a patterned Dovecraft paper using the Daisy layering dies. I threaded it with some lilac elastic twine (cord), added a big button and tied in a bow.

 

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A sentiment that matches the theme is the one I used. It comes from the Hero Arts ‘Acts of kindness’ set. Now, the photos look a bit dark. I took them in a different photo set up where lighting was low. Thanks for your understanding.

Wishing you all the best,
Talida

Acts of Kindness Bookmarks

Good morning, everyone!

I’ve been pretty busy these months and today, I have a set of bookmarks to present as part of my acts of kindness. You’ll probably wonder why or not, but the idea behind this is nothing more than being kind, giving without expecting anything back.
Jennifer McGuire has started the Acts of Kindness campaign in the US. There were a lot of #sharehandmadekindness crafts worldwide. And I loved the idea.

This was somehow planned a long time ago, but waited until Christmas to share them with a lovely team. So, in order to know how many bookmarks I needed to make, I trusted my lovely elves to help with an approximate number. I got 25, but made a few extra, you know, just in case something happened.:)
I went with white and red for the card and die-cut the bookmarks in both colours. The bookmarks die I used are from Avery Elle and I got them from Onestopcrafts. Each recipient got a set of 2 bookmarks tied together with some red and white twine. For the sentiments I used Acts of Kindness Hero Arts stamp set created for Jennifer’s campaign. One of them says: ‘A bit of kindness to brighten your day’ and the other ‘throw kindness around like confetti’. Of course I added a heart on each of the white bookmarks for an extra touch.

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Then, I packed them all in an envelope created by myself using the 1-2-3 Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers, a tool I got from Craft Mall. This is such a useful tool, especially when you have to create different types and sizes of envelopes. My niece loves the bows you can make using it.

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Many thanks for stopping by.
Have a lovely day,
Talida

Sharing kindness

Hello, everyone!

This post is about sharing kindness and saying thank you in a crafty way. I’ve been pretty busy lately trying to finish my Christmas crafts and projects. The one today is part of this and my part in the art & craft #sharehandmadekindness campaign inspired and launched by Jennifer McGuire. She is a very talented craft maker whose work I admire very much. As I haven’t got the kindness stamp set yet, I went on and used some of my recently acquired stamps.

Some of them are digital stamps created by Gerda Steiner and I must tell you that I adore them.

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