Welcome back to our second post for the day! This post from Jayne is all about the original inspiration for this kit – Jennifer McGuire and Share Handmade Kindness. We partnered with Jennifer last fall to create products perfect for sharing an act of handmade kindness. These two products, Acts of Kindness and A Bit of Kindness, pair perfectly with our May release. We donate 25% of the profits from these stamps to the Kind Campaign to support their efforts in ending bullying. Here’s Jayne…
Hello, I have a few cards and gift card holders to share that I made using the beautiful Acts of Kindness stamp set that was created to support Jennifer McGuire’s Share Handmade Kindness Challenge, encouraging crafters to share handmade kindness with someone.
For my first card, I masked and inked a circle on a piece of white layering paper with three colors of distress ink. I heat embossed a sentiment across the circle with white embossing powder and then I trimmed away two sections of the cardstock panel, one above and one below the inked circle. I repeatedly stamped a small message, at random positions, along both borders with Tide Pool ink. I layered the panel over an iris and lilac card base with foam adhesive. To finish, I added some confetti that I punched with a 1/2″ circle punch, a purple satin bow, and a trio of adhesive pearls from the May kit.
For my next card, I started by die-cutting circles from masking paper, cutting each circle in half, and then placing them on cardstock to create banners. I inked over the full panel with distress inks, removed the masking paper, and then stamped a small heart on each flag. I created a circular sentiment panel that I inked before applying an embossed sentiment. Again, I embellished the sentiment with a trio of pearls from this month’s kit.
And best of all, I used several images from the Acts of Kindness stamp set to decorate a pair of gift card envelopes that I created using a new die, available exclusively in the May My Monthly Hero kit. I love this awesome die and I hope that you do too! On one gift card envelope, I stamped a series of small hearts across the flap with Grape Juice ink, added a small sentiment at the lower corner, and then created a seal by embossing and die-cutting a round sentiment. For my second gift card envelope, after securing the gift card inside with an adhesive dot, I added a stamped and embossed, cardstock sleeve around the outside.
I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek. There is so much more beautiful inspiration coming soon!