October 4, 2008

World Card Making Day ...and Button Flower Cards

Happy World Card Making Day! Here's a few details on what WCMD is:

World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to:
Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family
Kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season

The first Saturday of each October, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings.

The card-making community worldwide, including hobbyists, beginning card makers, manufacturers of card-making products, retail sellers of products, educators, and press are invited to come together to celebrate this holiday and creative passion.

It is a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making.

There's lots of fun activities, galleries to view, blogs to visit, and PRIZES to be won!

To get your started, check out Marianne's BLOG. She's got some good prizes to give away.

And then head to the JustRite Stampers BLOG, there's some awesome prizes there to be won also!

I have some cards to share today to keep in the spirit of World Card Making Day. If you find some time, join in on the fun and whip up some cards!!

Here are my creations for today. I used Pines Rustic Branches set from Papertrey Ink to create some flowers. I used the same supplies on all of my cards, but varied the actual card designs. To turn the wreaths into flowers, I simply stamped the wreath on to the card stock and then used the straight branch stamp to create the stems. I used a sticky note to mask off the very top portion of the straight branch. You can see the card on the right below where I did not mask. The straight green branch kinda flows over into the flower. The card on the left shows how the stem looks when I masked it a little bit. Just a little neater approach.
For all of my cards, I used the Rustic Branches stamp set, button centers from Foofala with some sequins added (a great idea I saw Melissa Phillips using), black gingham ribbon, green polka dot paper, Berry Sorbet Card Stock from Papertrey Ink, PTI Berry Sorbet Ink and Palette Black Ink.
I also stitched around all of my cards. I love the homespun feel that stitching gives to cards. I used various sentiments from several PTI stamp sets so I could get a good variation of themes for my cards. I just love stamping days like this. I get a lot done by using the same supplies on each of my cards.
I hope you're able to join the fun today of World Card Making Day! Have fun everyone!!


Heather McNally and Melissa MacDonald said...

I love these! The trees, the colors, the buttons! FUN FUN FUN!

Anonymous said...

Just love everything you make! Where do you buy the Foofala buttons--such lush colors? I go to your blog and Nicole's first thing every morning--if nothing is posted yet I return throughout the day hoping for something new!

Karen said...

Happy World Card Making Day!! Those cards are adorable. I love how you always think outside the box and give us wonderful ideas to use products we have in different ways.

Renee V. said...

Oh my... these cards are gorgeous!
Happy World Card Making Day!
Rubber Hugs,

DeeDee said...

HWCMD!!! WOW, these are gorgeous Mish!!! Love those colors and those pretty stamps....just so beautiful!!! HUGS!!!

Chrisd said...

These are so cute! I love the ideas you come up with in very creative ways. Thanks so much! Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Anonymous said...

Love these! Pretty!

Shari said...

I love how you used this stamp set, gorgeous cards!!

retiredheather said...

Love your cards. Great ideas thanks.

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

Hello! My name is Nika! We are from Russia. My husband and I to work with students. We organize many clubs to construct attitudes friendship and to speak them about the Christ. I have ladys club, we to do hand made cards, scrapbook, quilt and crosstitch. It is good opportunity to testify about our God and His love! Every Saturday I have craft club for ladyes. We do cards, quilt, crochet, cross stitch too. It very not usual and new to Russian culture. I to study on different blog how to make cards, made quilt and to use different technics. We are missionary to the Far East Russia. We are russian. We live in city Birobidzhan, it is the Jewish region in Russia. A lot of Jews live here. They have synagogues and to celebrate religious holidays. But many of them do not know the Christ. We have 2 daughters. Polina is 8 years and Liliya is 2 years.And if you are interesting about us I shall be glad give answer to you. I will glad if you can write me.Sorry my English.
You can vizit to my blog http://christforchristglory.blogspot.com
and our family ministry blog
Can I ask if you can halp to our ministry, here in Russia? Nika

Regan said...

what a totally awesome way to use that set!!! I LOVE it!! Great colour combo too

Kathleen said...

I love these cards----and your use of this set is wonderful. I have this set and I'm not sure I would have thought of it that way!! LOVE it and can't wait to try it! Thanks for your continued inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I just love the colors of your flowers.

Unknown said...

Very pretty!!!

Cindy Lyles said...

I must get Pine's set now!! LOVE these Mish!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So so cute - but then I wouldn't expect anything else!

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