I was thinking the other day, that it seems to me that these days we are so busy and have so much on our plates that it is easy to get a bit overwhelmed. I thought I need some reminders and inspiring messages that I can see right at my fingertips! And then as I started thinking of how to go about this, and envisioning what that might look like, I thought, "Wow! These would be awesome to give to friends and family as gifts to place on their desks at work, or home." I decided to go through the 2017 Stampin'Up! catalog to look for stamps with inspiring messages. I found no shortage of them! I actually created an Inspiration List naming the Stamp Set and the stamp phrase. This made it very easy to pick and choose the phrases that I thought would be the best for each person I created a set for! This project was very quick, fun and quite frankly, inspiring! ;o)
I had this little base that I chose to use for my sample set. You, of course, can choose anyway you would like to showcase these cards. I also, kept them quite simple. I used already created 2-7/8" x 3-7/8" cards as bases from our new Memories & More product line. I used the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack. (144210) The stamp sets are varied. I also added a few small die cuts for some dimension and of course had to add a bit of Wink of Stella on each card for some bling factor! I will list these items below for reference.
So this is a view of what my cards look like in their holder. Each day you can switch the card, or maybe, if there is a card that is really speaking to you, of course, let it be front and center for as long as you need it! It is really amazing how just a quick visual of this little card can keep you focused, and centered on the positive.
Frontal view of cards in base:
This is a sampling of the cards I created. The possibilities are endless! Not only in the message they share, but in how you design and embellish them. I can design a set of these for everyone I know and they will all be personal to each person. I love that!
- Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack - 144210 (All cards)
- Big Shot Die Cutting Machine - 143263
- Layering Love stamp set - "Enjoy the Little Things"
- Dapper Denim Ink - 141394
- Wink of Stella Glitter Brush - 141897 (All cards)
- Lemon Zest stamp set - "Life's Short" & "Live it with Zest" & Orange Slice stamp
- Tuxedo Black Memento Pad - 132708
- Crushed Curry Ink - 131173
- 1-3/4" Circle Punch - 119850
- Pieces & Patterns stamp set - "Enjoy Today"
- Berry Burst Ink - 144083
- You've Got This stamp set - "You've Got This"
- Bouquet Bunch Framelits - 143659 small flower cluster die
- Coffee Cafe stamp set - "Life Happens Coffee Helps" & Coffee Beans stamp
- Early Espresso Ink - 126974
- Coffee Break Designer Series Paper - 144155 (sheet with the small coffee cup printed)
- Coffee Cups Framelits Dies - 143745 (small coffee cup)
- Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
- Ribbon of Courage stamp set - "Live Every Moment, Laugh Every Day, Love with all your Heart"
I hope this idea and these cards have inspired you to spread some much needed reminders of inspiration to show your support to those you love!
I would love to see inspiration cards that you have created! Please feel free to share them.
Remember, "A day without stamping is like a day without Sunshine!"
Until next time!