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!!