Happy Friday, stampers! There’s lots of fun stuff going on today.
First, let’s talk kindness. Let’s talk Jennifer McGuire’s Share Handmade Kindness Challenge…
As crafters, many of us can agree that we love to create. It makes us happy to make cards, homemade treats, and more. But when we give these creations to others? We make them happy, and nothing is better than that. A simple act of kindness can have a lasting impact, and our world needs more kindness! To encourage these acts of kindness, Jennifer McGuire is hosting the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. Throughout the month of November, Jennifer will be challenging crafters to share an act of handmade kindness with someone. Whether you make a card, a note, or a treat…anything handmade counts. Each week there will be a new challenge, as well as videos, giveaways, and more. For more information, visit sharehandmadekindness.com or jennifermcguireink.com. (#sharehandmadekindess)
Hero Arts has created two stamps — one clear set and one individual woodblock — to support the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. We will be donating 25% of the profits from these stamps to the Kind Campaign to support their efforts in ending bullying. Today we’re happy to let you know that the stamps are now available in our online shop!
I’m over the moon be featured on the Hero Arts website. If that excitement could be overshadowed by anything it would be the reason behind why I’m here. Jennifer McGuire is launching a Kindness Campaign. I’m a superfan of both my friend Jennifer and spreading kindness so it kind of works out perfectly! The basic idea is to use your amazing creative talents to be kind to others. It doesn’t make a difference if it’s a friend, co-worker or complete stranger. Your talent can make someone’s day, so use it. I’m thrilled to be involved. I hope you will be too.
I adored all the sentiments included in this special stamp set but throwing anything around like confetti immediately made me think shaker card. I used the heart die from The Fox Says to cut three windows for my sequins before stamping the various hearts included in the Acts of Kindness stamp set. I had to do them in rainbow colors, I just had to! Hero Arts makes so many beautiful ink colors I had a hard time leaving any of them off! I added acetate to keep my sequins in and then used craft foam to pop up my whole panel. Some clear sequin on the outside and a rainbow strip of paper finished it off.
If you’d like to see, I have a video showing how I made it from start to finish on my blog. Click HERE to watch.
Thank you so much to Hero Arts for allowing me to showcase their beautiful stamps and, of course, to Jennifer for including me in her campaign. Her heart is huge and I couldn’t adore her more for it.
Jennifer and Kelly, thank you both for inspiring us all to share handmade kindness. When the love of creating and the love of giving collide, it’s truly a beautiful thing!