We are living in a crazy world. It’s sad when the news is filled with mass shootings and political corruption instead of kindness and humanitarian stories. I’m hoping to spread some kindness, even if it’s just a little bit, with these Mini Random Acts of Kindness Cards.
This post is sponsored by Simply Stamps. All opinions are my own.
The smallest act of kindness from a stranger can change the course of someone’s day, and in some cases it can change someone’s outlook on life.
You may have seen feel good stories in the news of good samaritans leaving scarves tied to trees in city parks for the homeless. Many people are posting on Facebook and Twitter about thoughtful people paying for their coffee in the morning.
I want YOU to get in on the kindness. I want YOU to think of something kind to do for others. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture, costing lots of money. Helping an elderly person load groceries into their car costs you nothing but a few minutes of your time, but it can restore everyone’s faith in humanity.
I’m going to show you how to make these mini Random Acts of Kindness Cards to give out with your good deeds. They are only 3″ x 3″, so they will easily fit into your purse or pocket,
Supplies Needed for Random Acts of Kindness Cards
- Keep Calm You’ve Been RAK’D stamp by Simply Stamps
- Random Acts of Kindness Stamp by Simply Stamps
- Craft Ink
- Variety of matching papers
- White card stock
- Small flowers, rhinestones, buttons, brads, or other doo-dads to decorate your card.
- Scrapbook Adhesive
- Foam Tape
Watch and see how easy it is to make these little cards.
Since you’re going to be giving these out regularly, you won’t want to make just one. These are small, and it’s easy to make a whole stack of them at once. You’ll be sure to have lots of them on hand so you’re always prepared to BE KIND.
- Choose your paper. These papers were in a 6×6 stack. I love coordinating paper stacks. It makes it so easy to match colors, so you don’t waste time. When making a stack of cards, I suggest doing all of the cutting first. It’s easy to assemble the cards if everything is precut.
- Cut the card base 3″ x 6″, then fold in half. This size is perfect if you’re using 6×6 paper.
- On white card stock, stamp Keep Calm You’ve Been RAK’D in craft ink. I used blue to match my paper.
- Color the cupcake with colored pencils or markers.
- Trim your stamped image to 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″.
- Cut a 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ mat for your image and attach the image to it using scrapbook adhesive.
- Attach the layers to the front of your card using foam tape or pop dots.
- Decorate your card with ribbon, bows, glitter, flowers, and rhinestones.
- Stamp Random Acts of Kindness on the inside of the card.
Now wasn’t that easy? How many of these could you make in an evening? 10? 25? 100? Make enough for yourself and make some for your kids and friends to encourage them to be kind.
Here’s one of the ways I’m going to give my Random Acts of Kindness Cards. I’m going to attach them microwave popcorn and tape them to the Red Box machine. Inside I’m going to write, “Enjoy popcorn with your movie”. It’s such a small gesture, but who wouldn’t love getting an expected little treat like that?
What kind of kindness are you going to bring to your community? Let me know in the comments, or tell me something kind that someone has done for you!
The cards themselves are so cute and adorable, anyone would love to receive them, but what a clever and kind idea to give them away with popcorn. What a surprise that would be. Hugs, Maggie
Do you remember the collection. Amenfor these papers? I “need” them
Hahaha! Let me look through my paper and see if I can find them. I loved the colors and patterns.
I love your work that you show. I was a stampin up demonstrater for a couple of years.