Saturday, August 25, 2012

Journaling/Motivational Message cards with It's Your Day and Artiste Stamp Sets

This month Jen Gallacher has been hosting a Back-To-School series on her blog where she's been sharing ideas and challenging us to create some back to school projects.

Ellie starts kindergarten in just over a week. She is SO excited about it, and we're praying that it actually meets her expectations! I've been looking for ways to encourage her since she tends to take a while to warm up to new situations.

One of Jen's challenges was to create a set of Motivational Message cards. Her's have cute sayings like "Hey there! Way to go Smarty Pants" with a pack of Smarties attached.

I wanted to spin it a little. Since I've been so bad about writing in the journal that I have for Ellie, I wanted to make sure I was putting pen to paper and writing down notes about the moment - that I hope she has a great day, or that I'm so proud of her TODAY because of such and such.

So my cards are more motivational journaling/note/message cards. My other ulterior motive is that I can eventually collect them and use them in a scrapbook or smash book type project for her.

The cards are 3" x 4", so you can get 12 out of one sheet of paper. I only have 10 here because I am prone to stamping accidents.

For these cards I really wanted to show off the stamps that come with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge as well as this month's It's Your Day stamp set. LOVE these sets, and they are perfect for creating journaling cards or for Project Life/SMASH books.

As a reminder, It's Your Day is available through September for $5 with a $35 order. BUT if you order the Cricut Artiste cartridge from me, I will cover the cost of the stamp set for you. This is a personal promotion, so you will need to shoot me an email if you want to take advantage: mprantner at gmail dot com.

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock: CTMH - White Daisy cardstock
Stamps: CTMH - It's Your Day, Cricut Artiste stamp sets
Ink: CTMH - Black, Lagoon, Pacifica, Topiary, Gypsy, Cranberry, and Dutch Blue; Hero Arts - Bubble Gum and Butter Bar Mid-Tone Inks


  1. This is such a cute set! Love all your colors and cute sentiments! These will be perfect for capturing little snippets of life you'll want to remember! :)

  2. Those are so cute! I can't wait to get those stamps!

  3. Love it!! Thanks for linking up over at

  4. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I just loveeeeeee these!!! AWESOME colors and AWESOME sentiments!!!

  5. beautiful! every child deserves this kind of reassurance and I'm sure your little one will be beaming to find these :) i wish i had a cricut, these cartridges are awesome!