"Cast Thy Burdens" - Card of Encouragement

Do you have friends or loved ones going through a rough spot right now?  I do.  You don't have to look hard to see people who are hurting.  Crafting is a stress release for me.  I can get lost for hours creating something while forgetting about the day's frustrations and hurts.  Long ago, I learned that an hour or two spent in the craft room after a tough day in the ER helped me relax enough to get the rest I needed.

While this is important for my own well being, I also need to look outside of myself or  I will quickly become self-centered.  This attitude does not honor Christ and it does not help those around me who are hurting.  It is amazing that when you open your eyes and use your skills to help those around you you, how much your own emotional and spiritual well being is blessed.

Today's project is a great picture of this.  I needed a sympathy card but I also know others who are hurting and I wanted to have something for them as well.  This reminder from our Lord should work well for both.  At the same time, it is a good reminder for me.

CTMH "Look to the Light" stamp set
CTMH 3-D foam tape
Momento, tuxedo black ink
Cuttlebug "Victoria" embossing folder
Spellbinders dies
Reflections "Spice Market" card staock
CTMH white daisy card bases
White cardstock

This was actually a pretty simple card to make.  I simply cut the pieces, run them through the Cuttlebug, stamp and assemble.  I like the little touch of dimension that the foam tape adds to the embossed piece.

On another note, I found that this project was perfect for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  You can learn more by clicking here.

How about you?  How can you encourage someone today?  You don't have to be a cardmaker.  Sometimes just a phone call or text can make all the difference in someone's life.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.


Diana said…
I just started following your blog, Cheri, and am finding we have many things in common. I enjoy crafting as well - creating things for myself and for others. And yes, looking outside ourselves to brighten the corner in someone else's world helps them, ourself and pleases the Lord. Look forward to more of your posts. 😊 Diana
Mandy said…
Lovely CAS card! I love the white embossing, it looks so elegant.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

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