Send Out Some Love With These DIY Encouragement Cards

There’s something special about sending mail to your friends and family. Dedicating the time to make a handmade card and knowing you’ll put a smile on someone’s face can warm anyone’s heart. Take a look at these DIY encouragement cards that Blog contributor Tina Kistinger made with the Picture This! collection and start thinking of who you’d send these sweet sentiments to.

Tina’s Inspiration

It brings me incredible joy to send happy mail to my family and friends. Lately, I’ve been mailing lots and lots of encouragement cards to those I love to brighten their day. We all need an emotional boost from time to time, and a handmade card is a way to lift the heart and spread happiness.

To create these cards, you’ll need:

Say Cheese Card

Step 1: Cut a piece of White Cardstock to measure 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scoring Blade to score the card in half.

Step 2: Cut the camera patterned paper mat to be 4″ x 5-1/4″. Adhere the camera paper to the card using the Repositionable Adhesive.

Step 3: Adhere “Say cheese” using Foam Squares.

Capture Smiles Card

Step 1: Cut a piece of White Cardstock to measure 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scoring Blade to score the card in half.

Step 2: Cut the dot patterned paper to measure 4″ x 5-1/4″. Cut the blue dot patterned paper to measure 2-1/2″ x 3″. Mat the blue dot paper using dark blue paper.

Step 3: Adhere the dot patterned paper to the card using the Repositionable Adhesive. Adhere the “capture” sticker to the blue dot mat.

Step 4: Adhere the blue dot mat to the card base using Foam Squares.

Camera Card

Step 1: Cut a piece of White Cardstock to measure 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scoring Blade to score the card in half.

Step 2: Cut multiple strips of patterned paper to measure 1-3/8″ x 4″. Adhere the paper strips to the card using the Repositionable Adhesive.

Step 3: Adhere the aperture sticker to the middle of the card as shown. 

Step 4: Adhere the camera sticker to a piece of scrap cardstock and trim. Adhere the camera sticker to the card using Foam Squares.

Smile Card

Step 1: Cut a piece of White Cardstock to measure 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scoring Blade to score the card in half.

Step 2: Cut multiple strips of patterned paper to measure 2-5/8″ x 2″. Adhere the paper strips to the card using the Repositionable Adhesive.

Step 3: Punch out four cameras using the Camera Love Punch. Adhere the cameras using Repositionable Adhesive as shown.

Step 4: Adhere “smile” sticker to scrap cardstock and trim. Adhere using Foam Squares to the middle of the card.

Which one of these DIY encouragement cards do you like the most — and who is the recipient you have in mind? Let us know in the comments below!

2 thoughts on “Send Out Some Love With These DIY Encouragement Cards

  1. I don’t think I can choose only one design to be my favorite! They’re all wonderful, and would be a most welcomed surprise in anyone’s mailbox! Great job, Tina; thank you for giving us such good ideas on how to quickly and easily make something to bring a smile to a friend’s face.

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