Category Archives: Encouragement

Today is a day for new beginnings

Encouragement card created using Stampin’ Up Power of Hope and Free as a Bird – (cas’d The Crafty Thinker). The gazebo and geisha were stamped, colored and fussy cut.Copics used R27, R89 and E99 on Gazebo; R27, R89, BG02, BG15,E93,and E18 on Geisha and E000, E0000, BG10 and B000 on Birds

So Thankful

Fall encouragement card for a friend. First layer was created with the Stampin’ Up Birch background stamp. I created the leaves by using brusho crystals on card stock and spraying with water, then die cutting out using the SU Gathered Leaves dies. The pumpkins and wheat stalks are from the SU Gather Together stamp set, and fussy cut out. The sentiment is from SU Country Home, heat embossed on wood grain SU DSP.

Dancing in the rain

Interactive shaker encouragement card. I brushed the background using distress oxide ink. Next, I stamped a figure from Stampin’ Up Beautiful You, which I colored with copic markers and then fussy cut out. The umbrella is from Altenew Dancing in the Rain. The top layer, which was stamped with a sentiment from the same Altenew set, was also brushed with distress oxide inks to match the background. Next, I attached 11 lines of clear filament cord along the back top of the top layer. I added 20 crystal seed beads (size 11/0). After adding the beads to a cord, I then secured the cord at the bottom back of the top layer. Once all cords had the beads added and attached to the back, I added Stampin’ Up foam adhesive strips to secure the top layer to the background layer.

I’m Here For You

Case’d Brian King for this encouragement card for my friend going through cancer treatment. The outside of the card was created using Stampin’ Up Blossoming Basket stamp set for the basket and sentiment. The basket was stamped and colored with copics before fussy cutting it out. The sentiment was stamped and then run through the SU Subtle embossing folder. These were adhered to a layer that had been run through with the SU Basket Weave embossing folder.

The inside of the card was created using SU Artfully Aware stamp for the people and sentiment. The people were also colored using copics.


Encouragement card created using Simon Says Stamp Gerber Daisy background stamp. I colored it with copic markers G82, YG03, Y35, YR14, YR02, RV69, R39, E00, E0000, E23, E15 and G29. Sentiment is from and called Hugs for You, which I attached with dimensionals. The sentiment inside, which is from the same stamp set says “Wish I could be there to hug you in person right this very minute.”