Encouragement Card Hop

Hello Friends, Welcome to Pops of Paper! I’m so happy you’ve stopped by and that you are joining us for the Encouragement Card Hop! The Encouragement Card Hop is different than the typical hop. It’s not a blog hop or video hop, it’s a card hop that was created to showcase all crafters who love to design and create happy mail.

Encouragement. It can be transformational for many of us and I am awed by the encouragement, kindness and support that our card making, stamping, paper crafting village has created. I thought for this hop I would share my story of Encouragement through two cards. The first card was my first card…EVER posted on Instagram. I was very nervous to share my work and what happened next filled my heart…I started to receive encouragement from others in the community. These small acts of encouragement convinced me to keep posting, to keep sharing and to participate more. And here we are today; I have been inspired everyday from this awesome community and I’ve made amazing friendships. I even achieved my goal to be a Design Team member. So THANK YOU to everyone who encouraged me with little acts of kindness because those little hearts and kind words in your comments, have encouraged me to keep calm and creating! Thank you for being here today and please don’t stop passing along all the goodness that this amazing community has to offer. The artists/creatives/crafters (whatever your fancy) on this hop have created amazing works of art and I can’t wait to pay it forward. Give a little heart, a little comment and share your favorites with your friends!


My first EVER post using the Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters stamp set. At this time, I had no idea what or how to mask a stamp, didn’t own a single Copic marker, what in the world is embossing powder, what are stand-alone/frame/layering dies and I had no idea how many amazing stamp companies existed.



I thought I would use the same well-loved Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters stamp (lost that cute little butterfly along the way…so I used a cute bumblebee image from the Birthday Scene Stamp Set from PPP). I used a little bit of masking, more than a few Copic markers, a heat embossed sentiment and layered die cuts from SugarPea Designs. But still a sweet and soft card with an adorably curious bear reminding us that “You are Wonderful”. Looking back I LOVE that first card even more. 🙂



I hope you enjoyed both of my cards today! Thank you for stopping by and wishing you a fun hop ahead! Your next stop is: Archisha Mukherjee

Big Paper Hugs!


If you’ve stopped in the middle of the hop, here is the entire line-up:

Courtney Kreeber 

Christine Marino (video)

Jennifer Kotas (blog)

Dawn Soto (video)

Cyn Uehara (video)

Natalie Walsh (blog)

Jamie-Not 2 Shabby (video) 

Katrina Howe (video) 

Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens (blog) 

Cindy Higgins (video) 

Tanna Lohouse (video) 

LeeAnn McKinney (blog) 

Simone (video) 

Fairuz Fabina (video) 

Dana Joy (blog) 

Xiomara Rivera (video) 

Lilibeth Mendoza (video) 

Anne Fiene (blog)

Jenn-Scrapbena Creations (video)

Sara Scraps (video)

Joy Dsouza (blog)

Annalisa G (video)

Sally Powers (video)

Jenny Hall (blog)

Brenda Messina (video)

Renee Moran (video)

Teresa-Scrapping for Less (blog)

Jennifer Branny (video)

Charlotte-The Joyful Soul Creates (video)

Stacy Tiedemann (blog)

Sharon Luska (video)

Amanda (video)

Emily Mydlowski (blog)<—-You are Here

Next Stop—->Archisha Mukherjee (video)

Christine Burillo-Kirch (video)

Maria Willis (blog)

Jessica Shier (video)

Roslyn Jin (video)

Dori Leslie (blog)

Michele Sarin (video)

Maria Nyce (video)

Tracey Jean (video)

Janet Bagnall (blog)

Tanya Boser (video)

Denise Gibbs (video)

Christine Patterson (video)

Wilma Davenport (blog)

Dawn Marie Manning (video) 

Luci Manos (video) 

Patty Reuter (video) 

Marie Bingaman (blog) 

Tracy Shultz (video)

Jeannie (video)

Sandra-Create In Spain (video)

Jennifer Faustino (blog)

Sandra Sagerer (video)

Deena Hopkins (video)

Cathy Arenzana (video)

Jen Holder (video)

Alison Heikkila (blog)

Mary Polanco (video)

Courtney Kreeber-Card Showcase

Below are list of some of the supplies used in the today’s cards. These are affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

25 thoughts on “Encouragement Card Hop

  1. Emily you just made my day. Not only are you cards beautiful, but so are your words. You are so right about our little community. Thanks so much for sharing this and being a part of this Hop. HUGS


  2. Such a sweet card! I love how you shared about your first post on Instagram and all the love you received. Crafty people really are the best!


  3. I love the idea of you using this set from your first instagram post. Your skills have grown but that first card was awesome too!


  4. Hi Emily, love your sweet card, especially the soft colours and the layers on it. Such a sweet bear too.


  5. Thank you for sharing your experience of encouragement and what it has meant to you! We appreciate you participating in the hop with us! Jenn


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