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Day 5 of 30 Days of Create With Gina: Design Affirmation Cards

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Art Therapy Life Coach, Artist, Photographer, Designer—Gina believes that the purpose of the arts is to enrich and heal lives.

What Are Affirmations?

Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.

Affirmations are like exercises for our mind and outlook.

Affirmations are really anything you say or think. A lot of what we normally say and think is quite negative and doesn’t create good experiences for us. We have to retrain our thinking and speaking into positive patterns if we want to change our lives.

Affirmations are door-openers.

Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. All of our self-talk, our internal dialogue, is a stream of affirmations. You’re using affirmations every moment whether you know it or not. You’re affirming and creating your life experiences with every word and thought.

Some of My Completed Affirmation Cards

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Why Do We Like Affirmations?

Affirmations can:

  • help you to perform better at work.
  • help to mitigate the effects of stress.
  • be used to successfully treat people with low self-esteem, depression, and other mental health conditions.
  • stimulate the areas in our brains that make us more likely to effect positive changes in regard to our health.
  • release you from negativity, fear, worry, and anxiety.

Materials: What You Need

  • A sheet of 8 1/2' x 11' paper (color of your choice)
  • Glue
  • Tissue papers of various designs
  • Markers
  • Pens/Pencil
  • Temporary tattoos (optional) I used them in mine.
  • Your favorite "I AM" statements or Affirmations
  • Your favorite quotes
  • Your creativity and imagination

Step 1: Divide The Sheet of Paper as Seen in The Image Below.

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Why Are Affirmations So Powerful?

There is tremendous power in words.

Words can wound or words can heal.

Words

  • are the most powerful weapons that humanity has.
  • have the power to change your life.
  • can recreate your world.
  • have the ability to rewire our brain.
  • can even create wealth for you.

Step 2: Cut the Sheet of Paper Into 8 equal Pieces.

There are only 6 pieces shown because I had already started to work on a couple of the affirmation cards.,,,but you get the idea.

There are only 6 pieces shown because I had already started to work on a couple of the affirmation cards.,,,but you get the idea.

Affirmations Can Also Be Negative.

Every complaint is an affirmation of something you think you don’t want in your life. Complain about something and you will no doubt attract it.

Every time you get angry, you’re affirming that you want more anger in your life.

Do you feel like a victim? , You’re basically affirming that you want to continue to feel like a victim.

If you feel that Life is unfair and that it is isn’t giving you what you want in your world, then it’s certain that you will never have the good stuff and abundance that Life gives to others. You will not receive those good things you desire until you change the way you think and talk.


Step 3: Start to Design the Background of the Cards.

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Step 3: Designing the Background

This part can be designed entirely how you want.

I love working with a variety of tissue designs, so I cut and pasted different tissues onto the background of the cards.

I also worked with temporary tattoos in some cases. You can find temporary tattoos at the Dollar Tree and various other places, like Michaels Arts and Crafts. You can even try these ones from Amazon.

There is no right or wrong way to design your affirmation cards. Get creative. Let your creativity and imagination flow.

You can:

  • draw
  • paint
  • collage
  • stencil
  • and more

Let the background dry completely before writing any words.

You can also cut out the letters for your words from magazines.

Step 4: Enjoy Your Affirmation Cards!

After making multiple affirmation cards, you can display them on a key ring, like in this photo, and have them readily available.

After making multiple affirmation cards, you can display them on a key ring, like in this photo, and have them readily available.

Saying Affirmations is Only Part of the Process!

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Patrick Wiggins on the Power of Words

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Watch the Video for More Inspiration and Details.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Gina Welds Hulse

Comments

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on April 05, 2021:

That was really interesting. I have seen affirmation cards and used them for myself but never tried to create them in this way. I must try that. Thank you.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on April 03, 2021:

I have never done this before but I think it could be quite helpful and encouraging. I used to leave little affirmations notes on my children's pillows at night to let them know when I noticed they had a hard day or when they were really trying to do better. It meant a lot to them so I can see how a little word of encouragement to myself would do the same. Thanks for the ideas.

Blessings,

Denise

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