Hello Friends! It’s Leanne here today to share a few cards to help keep your New Year’s Resolutions in check! Or maybe to encourage someone else who is on a journey of change and discovery!! Either way, these fun little cards promote self esteem and hopefully motivation!
Card #1 | Happy Day
I chose the Warm & Cozy patterned papers for this card, in particular for the arrows. To me, nothing says “moving forward” more than an arrow or two! The card base is a piece of white cardstock trimmed to 6″x8″ and then folded in half to 6″x4″. Strips of 1″ patterned paper are used for the basket weave effect. To have the arrows point in different directions, the paper strips are trimmed at 1″ intervals and then adhered to a separate piece of cardstock, on the diagonal. This creates an illusion of a basket weave. Trim to size and mount with a second piece of coordinating patterned paper.
Complete the card with fussy cut flowers and a “happy day” sticker sentiment.
Card #2 | Enjoy The Little Things
Enjoying the little things can mean exactly that! I want to give this card to a friend to help keep them motivated with their New Year’s Resolutions. I want her to recognise that even the smallest of steps and achievements should be celebrated. This simple card was created with layers in mind. As soon as I saw the 2″x2″ cut apart sentiment from Cozy Sentiments Patterned Paper, I knew I wanted to use it in a motivational way. The white cardstock base is 6″x8″ folded in half to create a 6″x4″ card. I’ve trimmed the Fallen Leaves patterned paper to allow a small white border around the layers and then mounted it with a second patterned paper that mimics the sentiment print. To allow the sentiment to stand out, I’ve mounted it directly onto a small piece of white cardstock, to create a border around its edge.
Card #3 | Yes You Can
Card #3 has the most obvious encouragement induced sentiment. The phrase was created using Imprint Thickers on a 2″x3.5″ piece of cardstock. The gold foil complements the gold accent of the fussy cut wreath branch. Layering the Tartan patterned paper below the gold foil, draws attention to the motivational sentiment.
I hope these cards can inspire you to create uplifting inspiration for others. I’m sure we all need encouragement to stay strong, as we embark on New Year Resolution journeys. Thanks for visiting..x
Warm & Cozy Patterned Paper Fall Day 733418
Warm & Cozy Patterned Paper Tartan 733405
Warm & Cozy Patterned Paper Fall Bouquet 733398
Warm & Cozy Patterned Paper Arrows 733399
Warm & Cozy Patterned Paper Cozy Sentiments 733414
Warm & Cozy Patterned Paper Fallen Leaves 733403
Warm & Cozy Patterned Paper Afternoon Naps 733410
Warm & Cozy stickers 733395
Home+Made Ephemera 733389
Fun in the Sun Enamel Dots 732834
AC Thickers Imprints 732775