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How to Create Affirmation Cards On-The-Go

by Evelyn on March 3, 2010

Consider creating a unique deck of affirmation cards using your private collection of favorite of positive affirmations, mantras or sayings! Have you been keeping a list of lovely quotes, romantic sayings or catchy phrases every once in a while which you get from magazines, books or online? Well, instead of simply copying the words down in a book or storing them in a word or excel file, think of making a set of affirmation cards that you can flip easily and carry around!

affirmation cards on the go
(Affirmation Cards On-the-Go)

Like the idea of mini collages for affirmation cards on-the-go (see picture example above for end product) ? If so, let’s get crafty with today’s post – creating affirmation cards the fun, cheap and easy way!

What You will Need for Creating Affirmation Cards:

1. Lifestyle Magazines.

2. Poster or acrylic paint. Quick drying ones!

3. A pair of scissors.

4. A stick of glue.

5. Colored paper or gift wrapping paper.

6. Ring holder.

7. Hole puncher.

8. Stencils or colored pens.

Steps to Creating Affirmation Cards:

1. Buy a set of blank white cards. I was lucky to be able to get a stack of pre-cut cards. The size will depend on how big you want your cards to be but most certainly, don’t have them too big for easy flipping and carrying around. Use a paper cutter if needed to trim the cards to a nice size. I prefer using cards with plain colored background, thus allowing the subsequent adding of color, pictures and words to stand out much better.

2. Choose a couple of blank white cards and paint different kinds of background. Add dots, lines, hearts, stars or whimsical shapes. Allow to dry.

backgrounds for affirmation cards
(Backgrounds for Affirmation Cards)

3. Choose another few cards and stick on colored paper, if you so wish, for background. Other types of paper that you can use include graph, construction or gift wrapping paper.

4. For cuttings of sayings and phrases, look through magazines! Make your selections based on inspiration, color and variety in typography! The ones that I found from article titles included phrases like
– “Pack a Punch”
– “Creative Living”
– “It’s Fun to Smile”
– “Perfect Vision”
– “Breaking Boundaries”
– “Looking Good, Feeling Great”!

examples of affirmation cards
(Examples of Affirmation Cards)

You can find lots of great titles in home and decor, holistic living or lifestyle magazines. Stick the cuttings of words onto your cards! If any images in the magazines catches your fancy, you can also cut them for making your affirmation cards as well!

5. For specific positive affirmations or sayings that you want included, you can choose to write, stencil or type. If you choose the third option as I have done, open up your MS word software, choose your favorite font type, type, print, cut and then paste. It sounds like a lot more work than simply writing or using the stencil with colored pens. However, I like my affirmation cards to look like collages of art!

6. Decorate your cards with stickers, glitter, more paint or other items that will make them look more interesting!

7. [Optional] Laminate your affirmation cards with packing tape or a laminating machine.

8. Punch a hole on the sides of your affirmation cards.

9. Mix your cards up and then place a ring holder through them.

affirmation card carl jung quote
(Affirmation Card with Carl Jung Quote)

affirmation card eckhart tolle quote
(Affirmation Card with Eckhart Tolle Quote)

Create Different Affirmation Card Stacks

You can create affirmation card stacks with different themes such as:
– Healthy Eating Tips
– Funny Jokes
– Riddles
– Mini Vision Boards
– Joy
– Abundance
– Gratitude affirmations.

Make them for yourself or as gifts for others! Make them together with your kids as holiday projects! The possibilities are endless! Invoke your imagination and connect with your creative self!

Last Note: Creative Living

If you don’t already know, I have been pretty much a hobby junkie. I have taken many classes during my spare time ever since I started working and could afford to pay for lessons. The art classes I have done included graphic design, jewelry making, pottery, folk art painting, etc. Then, I found myself completely absorbed and fascinated with internet marketing, building websites and writing; and gave offline hobbies a break for a while.

More recently, I found myself digging through my old paint boxes, beads and other craft items once again. I realize that with the intent of crafting my life creatively as a conscious being, it will be an excellent idea to interweave the various parts of who I am – not just metaphorically but literally. It therefore means honoring what I have done and what my passions at different times in my life have called me to do.

So it is and will be. A life of creative living. A life of inspiration. And finally, using an often quoted phrase, a life worth living!!

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” — Socrates

Abundance always,

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jenn March 3, 2010 at 9:43 am

Love this idea!!!! I’ve done this scrapbooking in a mini book! :)

Miss. B.C. Biggins March 3, 2010 at 9:51 am

Dear Evelyn

Hi, I love your ideas. Could you point me in the direction to obtain these wonderful inspirational positive quotes please because I want to down load them and start decorating my office and give them to my employees so they can decorate their classroom with them.

Thank you and GOD Bless

Miss. B. C. Biggins

Lance March 3, 2010 at 10:55 am

These affirmation cards look wonderful, and it IS so creative! What a great way to be inspired. And very good to read how you are honoring the journey you are on. Evelyn, you shine so much at this, and at really being in those moments of life. So, so wonderful…

Love always,

Bake March 3, 2010 at 11:16 am

Hey Evelyn,
Your intention to be creatively express yourself for the month of March is off to an amazing start! It’s interesting, I intutively began writing positive affirmations on a piece of paper with my marker a few days ago and cut each positive affirmation into small sizes that can fit my pocket whenever I go out. So I have a new positive affirmation statement each day of the week to carry around my pocket when I go outside. I really like this idea that you have here, very creative and fun.

Cheryl Paris March 3, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Dear Evelyn,

Thanks for the great ideas and tips. Simple and easy way to decorate the personalized office space.

Cheryl Paris Blog

Marelisa March 3, 2010 at 3:38 pm

These are really cool Evelyn. You can even pick one each day and make that affirmation your theme for the day. :-)

Hilary March 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Hi Evelyn – yes I was thinking gifts for people .. with all sorts of things .. special recipes, pictures of the family, etc etc etc .. great thought – I’ve put cards or photos into those little photo albums .. I made a recipe book that way once ..

Brilliant the way you’ve done them – not being that creative – or not going into those kind of shops .. now I know!! Thanks … Hilary

zmajeva March 3, 2010 at 11:02 pm

How fantastic idea, and it’ FUN! Thanks! :)

Joy March 4, 2010 at 2:15 am

Wow I love this idea! I use all different kinds of affirmation cards, but never thought of customizing my own. My children will also enjoy making their own set. Thank you for this!

Shann March 4, 2010 at 8:40 am

Thank you for your creative inspiration! I plan to share your custom affirmation ideas with my friends, family and coaching clients!

Suzie Cheel March 4, 2010 at 9:33 am

I love this, now I know why I have a stack of magazines that I haven’t recyled yet- what a great idea

You have also piqued my interest in scrapbooking


Farouk March 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm

they look great and tidy :) good work Evelyn

Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord March 4, 2010 at 7:06 pm

What a great, colorful & creative idea! It takes affirmations to the next level.

Your idea reminded me of the various places I put affirmation cards: in my car, on my cupboards, on the wall in front of my desk… The list goes on. Always handy to have reminders throughout my house & car so I can be inspired throughout the day.

Have a blessed, bountiful week!

Hilda March 5, 2010 at 12:43 am

I love this idea Evelyn! I stick affirmations around the house and write them in a notebook I read after meditation, but I love this idea of keeping them at hand as I head out and about. And yours are so attractive, it’s really inspiring me to make my own set!

Ryan March 5, 2010 at 1:02 am

A sensational idea Evelyn. Trying to mentally hold an affirmation can be a challenge with all the stuff that runs down the pike on a normal day.

Having a vivid and tangible reminder of what to say adds power to your affirmations.

Lisa (mommymystic) March 5, 2010 at 6:54 am

Evelyn, I love this idea for the cards, but I especially love what you wrote about your own creative hobbies, and integrating these different interests and arts of yours as you consciously create your life. I have realized lately, partly because of blog posts from friends actually, that I have neglected the creative side of my being, and I’m seeking to explore that more myself. Thanks for the inspiration.- Lisa

Boris March 7, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Thanks for your inspirational posts!
For those who are in front of their computer for more than three hours per day, I would suggest to keep images with inspirational quotes in a file and then set your screen saver to show the images.
All the best,

Barbara Swafford March 8, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Hi Evelyn,

This is a FABULOUS idea. As I was reading the instructions, I thought how cool it would be if we could buy something like this. Have you thought of marketing affirmation cards? I think you’d be great at it.

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