Hello, everyone! I’m Pam from P.S. I love you Scrapbooking, and I’m on a mission to spread some kindness in this crazy world of ours!
There’s a lot of scary things going on in our world today, so today I’ll be showing you how to make RAK cards. If you don’t know what RAK stands for, it’s Random Act of Kindness! You never know what kind of day someone is having, but a small gesture, like a bag of popcorn and a pretty card, could make a stranger’s bad day better or a good day great.
A small token of kindness can have a huge impact, so I assembled these simple cards to go along with some of the gifts I’ll be handing out to strangers.
These cards were easy and inexpensive to make. If you’re able to spare a small amount of money and a little bit of your time, this is a great way to spread some happiness.
Here are the supplies I used:
- Keep Calm, You’ve Been RAK’d Stamp
- Random Acts of Kindness Stamp
- Craft Ink
- Coordinating Scrapbook Papers
- Solid Card stock
- Tiny flowers, buttons, rhinestones, glitter glue, or other embellishments to decorate your card.
- Scrapbook adhesive
- Glue Pen
Here’s how I made these kindness cards:
- These cards are smaller than your typical card, so I cut the base of the card 3” x 6”. You can of course make them whatever size you’d like, but I chose to make them mini-sized so I could use scrap paper leftover from other projects!
- With the ‘Keep Calm You’ve been RAK’D’ stamp, I stamped on a solid piece of card stock and trimmed it to 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”.
- Next, I cut a 2 ½” x 2 ½” piece of card stock to mat my stamped image onto. You can use from solid or printed paper, whichever you prefer.
- I used scrapbook adhesive to attach the image to the mat.
- Next, I attached the image to the card with dimensional dots.
- I decorated the card with embellishments, then stamped the ‘Random Act of Kindness’ stamp on the inside of the card.
You can watch the full process here:
Simply leaving this card for a stranger would surely brighten their day, but if you’d like to take it a step further you can include a gift for them as well. I attached my cards to bags of un-popped popcorn with ribbon. Popcorn was a great match for my cards because it’s inexpensive and matched perfectly!
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s tutorial and I’ve inspired you to go spread some kindness in the world!