Together with this kindness card printable and an easy paper piercing technique, you can easily stitch a thoughtful gift for someone special. You don't even need to use the free printable. You can simply get ideas for making your own, perhaps adding your own meaningful message. Before you go rushing off though, this printable also comes without the sayings so if you like the shapes, you can add your own words.
A small act of kindness can make a huge difference in someone's life. It can brighten someone's day and have a positive impact on their mental health. These cards are a wonderful way for you to express your appreciation and of course, spread kindness.
And hey, why not make them for yourself? Crafts are such a great way to relax and unwind. Pop these somewhere to remind yourself how awesome you are.
I will run through how to make your free kindness cards printable below. However, if you just want to grab the download now, scroll to the base of this post where you'll find a big green button with the download link.
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All about your Kindness Cards printable
Your free printable “thinking of you” cards include three different versions. The first one has US spelling; the second page has British spelling and the last page is blank with the exception of the designs. On this last page, you can write your own sentiment or well wishes. There are four designs with the following quotes:
- Cute sun with the saying “You are my sunshine”
- Sweet rainbow with the saying “You colour/color my world”
- Fun star with the saying “You're a star”
- Lovely heart with the saying “You have my heart”
A couple of ideas I came up with for using this kindness cards printable include;
- Affirmation cards for yourself (or somebody else!)
- Gifting to someone just to tell them they're appreciated
- Gift them but ask the recipient (when they're ready) to then forward the cards to someone they feel may need them.
- Add them to your kid's or partner's lunch box for a sweet surprise!
- Use them as gift tags on presents.
- Embroidery thread in your choice of colours
- Sewing needle*
- Scrap cardboard
- White card** similar to 8.5×11 80lb or A4 220gsm
- Paper trimmer (optional)
- Corner paper punch (optional)
- Kindness Cards printable (button link at the end of this post)
*I found it better to use a larger needle as it makes the paper piercing much easier.
**It is not imperative that you use the paperweights that I have specified above. However, I do recommend some sort of cardstock or heavy paper. I actually used a lighter weight at 200gsm simply because that's all I had at the time. So don't rush out to buy something new if you already have a card close to the weights.
Making your kindness cards printable craft
I'll drop the video to this tutorial below. However, if you enjoy reading words, keep scrolling for how I made my thinking of you kindness cards. Remember you will find the green download button at the end of this post, you can grab your printable there!
Step #1: Paper piercing your cards
Once you have downloaded and printed your kindness cards printable, the first step is to prick the paper with a needle. Place a piece of cardboard underneath your printout and begin poking holes in the grey outlines. You can make these as close or far apart as you like. If children are making this craft, it might be easier for them if you pierce the holes further apart.
Step #2: Cut your kindness card printable
Once you have finished paper piercing you can now cut your cards out. I did this with a paper trimmer however scissors will do just fine too. If you like the rounded edges you can trim these with scissors or a corner paper punch.
Step #3: Stitching your cards
Now comes the fun part! Using a simple backstitch I followed the paper piercing outlines to create my shapes. You can stick strictly to the outlines or create your own patterns and even fill them if you like.
Summing Up: Kindness Cards craft
Once you've finished your cards you can gift them! I like to punch a hole in mine to attach to a gift.
I really enjoyed the idea of making kindness cards. I'm thinking I should come up with some deeper, more meaningful kindness sayings. What do you think?
What other ways would you use these kindness card printable tags? Have you embroidered using the paper piercing technique before? This is the first time I've done it and it was so simple. Of course, there are far more complex designs out there but these paper piercing cards are perfect for beginners (such as me!).
Right, now you're probably after that free download button?! If you don't have the password as yet, signup is simple with an email address. After that, the link below will take you straight to the download. Plus you will also have access to all of the other amazing free printables in the library.
Printables in the freebies library are for personal use but if you wish to use this template for your class, then you are more than welcome to do so. I do have copyright limitations on what you can use my free printables for, view these in the footer of my website or in my terms and conditions.
Free kindness cards printable below:
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