Hey Mama… You got this

I recently sent this card to a friend of mine who needed a little reminder that she is doing a great job. I think these strange lockdown times are affecting us all, not least those of us stuck at home with children to entertain and/or homeschool, whilst trying to juggle our own jobs and managing our households. When you’re trying to be all things to all people. it’s no wonder we all start to feel like we’re failing somewhere along the line. So, sometimes we all need to hear that we are enough. We are loved. We are doing a great job.

CZ Design’s “Good Job, Mama” stamp set was a must-have as soon as I saw it – it has so many encouraging sentiments. So many, in fact, that I couldn’t choose just one to use… so I decided to use several!

I started by choosing which of the sentiments I wanted, then cutting strips of my current favourite Concord and 9th cardstock colours – one for each sentiment. I adhered the strips to the bottom of an A2 sized panel of white card. Next, I lined up the sentiments on the card strips, and picked them up with the door of my MISTI stamping tool. I used Versamark embossing ink to stamp the sentiments, then coated them with Wow! super fine white embossing powder. Finally, I set them with my heat tool.

Next, I stamped the “Mama to Mama” sentiment above the card strips, with the two little hearts next to it, and inside the card I added a co-ordinating sentiment and sub-sentiment: “Good Job Mama…. you’re doing a great job!”

I trimmed the card panel down to be 3.75″ x 5″ so that it would fit nicely on an A2 card base, with a small border around the edge. I made my own top-folding card base using Concord and 9th’s Dove cardstock, and adhered my panel to the top with foam tape for dimension.

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