World Card Making Day- October 6! (And a Giveaway)

October 5, 2012

Craft News, Giveaways


Ok, I’ll be honest- I didn’t even KNOW that there was a World Card Making Day! But there is, and I’ve been cranking out cards like it’s my JOB for OperationWrite Home (see my original post on my card making party here.)  So I thought I’d share some happy card-making inspiration with you today. Plus, you can do a good deed or two or three AND have a chance to win some goodies. FIRST, let’s talk about World Card Making Day. (Snagged from the website.)

World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on. Celebrating its seventh year in 2012, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It’s a day for the card-making community—hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers—to unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making. Join us in the fun onOctober 6, for World Card Making Day 2012!

There is also a ton of samples on the website to get you going, if you need some inspiration. And of course, they also are sponsoring a contest. You have to make a card and send it to them (no, you will not get it back) and they will choose  TWENTY winners to receive a ridiculous pile of loot. You can read all of the details here. (But don’t go away, I’ve got more to tell you. Plus my own giveaway. K?)   Operation Write Home is also celebrating World Card Making Day with their own blog hop– so there will be tons of inspiration. (And you can set holiday-themed card in to them until October 31st if they are stamped and tucked. You can see all of the deadlines here and  the guidelines for cards here.  I’ve been busybusybusy making cards from some wonderful EK Success Brands products (JoLee’s, K & Company, EK Tools) and have been using ribbons from May Arts Ribbons. But let me SHOW you in this little video, K? Now, some folks have let  me know that the videos won’t render on slow connections, so here are some still photos for you to see.

This set features some amazing JoLee’s Boutitque stickers and May Arts Ribbon. So simple but impactful, no? (PS- I like the ones with the embossed fronts better.)

This set uses JoLee’s stickers and beautiful patterned papers from K & Company. I found some vellum stickers in my stash for the sentiments.

Here I used some K & Company Paper and coordinating K & Company 3-D stickers (the cardinals.) I think they are pretty classic, and the May Arts ribbon just sets it off.

K & Company Paper and 3-D Stickers.

More K & Company Paper and 3-d stickers. SO EASY!

Mixin’ it up a bit. More May Arts RIbbon!

Amazing JoLee’s Boutique 3-D Stickers. It makes is so easy to pair with some pretty paper- (and I used my Martha Stewart Crafts punches on these, too.) DONE.

So…are you inspired yet? I’m going to give away a box of cardmaking goodies to one of you lucky folks! I’m tucking in 6X6 paper from K & Company, some JoLee’s Stickers, some May Arts Ribbon, assorted buttons/brads gew-gas, envelopes, and an Operation Write Home Stamp so you can make a few for the troops, too!  Ready to enter? Just use the RaffleCopter widget (or follow the link) below. You’ll get the opportunity for multiple chances to win, including a daily tweeting option. Have fun, good luck, and make sure you clicky-click around on some of the links in this post to visit some of these great cardmaking resources. Happy WCMD!

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We have a winner-Author: Lisa J
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I enjoy making birthday cards personalized to the tastes of the recipient. Thanks for the chance to win!


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61 Responses to “World Card Making Day- October 6! (And a Giveaway)”

  1. Dee in NH Says:

    Love your cards!!!! Was fun to see you in your video too!

  2. grace Says:

    this is so cool. Im off to make some cards. thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

  3. Lisa J Says:

    I enjoy making birthday cards personalized to the tastes of the recipient. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Donna O'Neil Says:

    I like making Birthday Cards

  5. Kim E Says:

    What occassion is there NOT to make a card for? :)

  6. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage Says:

    I love crafting of any type! Great giveaway Jenny!

  7. Ana Marcela Herrera Says:

    I love to make cards for all the ocasions. Thanks for the chance!

  8. Debbie Kelly Says:

    I make cards for OWH, so I make alot of everyday cards. By the way, love the drawers in your craft room. They remind me of the card catalogs that were in libraries many years ago!

  9. Jenny Says:

    Debbie- those ARE library card catalogs! I got them from a school that was moving them out to make way for the new computerized system. My good luck, right?? : )

  10. Brenda B Says:

    I love to make all occasion cards so there is always a card ready to grab and send off.

  11. Ann M Says:

    I host a monthly OWH cardmaking party. Thank you for the inspiration and chance to win. Beautiful cards!

  12. Ann M Says:

    I followed on Pinterest also. My favorite cards to make are masculine cards.

  13. Mod Podge Amy Says:

    Birthday cards are my favorite to make! I like to have them ready to go – so I make a bunch at a time!

  14. Christine Says:

    I’m just getting started but will try to make some for operation write home.

  15. Cindy J Says:

    Love to do Christmas cards! I put together card making kits every year for the clients I work with and teach them some paper crafting techniques, they make 3-5 cards to send to the troops and then they get to keep all the rest that they make for their own loved ones. LOVE this process, would love to win these supplies to add to this year’s offerings!

  16. Lynn B. Says:

    Love the idea of working in a series but don’t know if I would ever do it, I always seem to be in a time crunch. Thanks for the chance:)

  17. Lynn B. Says:

    Not sure where this comment goes, but I’m a youtube subscriber.

  18. Giveawayjean Says:

    I would love to win the pack.

  19. Giveawayjean Says:

    My favorite occasion is Mother’s Day And Father’s Day!

  20. Holly E Says:

    What a great bunch of cards! I love how you made sets of 3’s but each one is tweaked slightly!

  21. Holly E Says:

    I am a follower on Twitter

  22. MelodyJ Says:

    I don’t make cards. I would like to make journals.


  23. debb Says:

    beautiful cards-you have been busy!

  24. debb Says:

    Opps just entered – yes I am a card maker and birthdays are my favs to make

  25. Carol L Says:

    Yes, I’m a card maker, and I think my favorite occasion to make cards for is birthdays. I also love making “thinking of you” cards for OWH the most!
    Your cards are all amazing, and I love seeing how you used all those stickers! I have some in my stash but I’m always challenged with using them. Great inspiration :)

  26. domestic diva Says:

    I like to make thank you cards or just because cards.

  27. Laura G. Says:

    This is great! I’m pretty new at cardmaking, and I love it!!!! Birthdays are my fave!! so far!! :)

  28. Caroline D. Says:

    I love to make cards!! All the cards you shared are beautiful!!

  29. Kelly Braund Says:

    Yes, I am a cardmaker and love doing cards for Halloween!

  30. Patti C Says:

    I love papercrafting of all kinds, but love making friendship cards the best.

  31. Theresa Conte Says:

    Thanks for the inspiration for World Cardmaking Day. I love what you do for Operation Write Home. You guys are amazing!

  32. Kathy S Says:

    I’m not a card maker, but I love to scrapbook.

  33. Pat Q Says:

    Definitely a card maker–mostly for OWH.

  34. Dawn C. Says:

    I am definitel a card maker. Make most of my cards for OWH. I love to make kids cards! I love making cute cards for folks to send to the kids they love! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Pat K Says:

    Love you encouragement! I love to make Birthday cards!

  36. Michelle Says:

    I love to make birthday cards the most.

  37. Granna Deanna Says:

    I love to actually MAKE all types of cards. Too often, I collect supplies but can’t find them or have a space to complete them. I’m working on my craft room now to remedy this. (My husband calls it my CRAP room.)

  38. Victoria Says:

    I just made 25 cards for the troops and sent them through Michael’s. I would love to win this package, so that I could make more cards to send! Thank you for the chance to win!

  39. dawn louise Says:

    Yes I’m primarily a card maker, I love it and all the different things you can use to create with. I also run a monthly card swap and do giveaways etc, its fun and have made some lovely friends all through cardmaking x happy cardmaking day everyone x

  40. Nikki C Says:

    Mostly I’m a card maker these would be fantastic to play with :)

  41. Jennyfer L Says:

    Birthday cards!

  42. carolyn Says:

    I mostly make cards for Christmas and birthdays – those are my favorites but I make cards for other things too.

  43. lynaeve Says:

    oh man I love making cards for everything but I guess if I have to choose I would choose christmas.

  44. Toni Leli Says:

    Every month, I participate in “Cards for a Cause” over on Splitcoast Stampers. I love making cards for a needy cause as much as they love receiving them.

  45. Marsha D Says:

    Oh, my. I have a whole new appreciation for stickers. These cards are fabulous.
    I am a cardmaker and my favorite cards to make are birthday cards.

  46. Sandy Lewis Says:

    I would totally choose Christmas – followed closely by birthdays! Love all of the cards.

  47. Barb Ghigliotty Says:

    Great cards ~ Thanks so much for your inspiration! Also, thank you for taking the time to create a video for us!
    I’m a subby, and like you on FB!

  48. Barb Ghigliotty Says:

    Oops… I forgot to mention that I love to make Birthday Cards! Especially for OWH!

  49. Sara @ Says:

    Christmas is definitely my favorite, I just wish I had more time to make more cards!

  50. VL Says:

    Thats so sweet to add the stamp for the troops. :) If I get around to making holiday cards this year I’ll have to make a few extra!

  51. Julie Anne Says:

    such festive cards… it inspires me and excites me to get started soon!

  52. jengd Says:

    Cardmaking is actually where I started in papercrafting. Christmas cards are probably some of my favs to make.

  53. Veronica Piena Says:

    Aloha! Just stumbled across your post on facebook about making washi tape. Loved it.
    I’m very new at this, making cards for now with aspirations for scrapbooking for the
    grandkids. Keep up the good work.

  54. Sheryl Says:

    There isn’t one occasion. I like to make cards for friends and acquaintances who are going through a tough time or are facing challenges. The digital world is great but for me, there’s nothing better than getting a card in the mail. You don’t have to ‘pay it’ or ‘toss it’. I especially think hand made cards let people know you really care about them.

  55. Lisa Bradley Simpson Says:

    I Love making cards,Christmas cards are wonderful,I started out in scrap booking and became addicted to card making.

  56. johannah Says:

    Christmas and Valentine’s Day

  57. Anita A Says:

    I made a few cards on WCMD. I just found this on FB.

  58. Gina Strickland Says:

    I have just started making cards. I have been scrapbooking for a long time so I thought that this would be fun also. I love making cards specially for Christmas!!This is so awesome!!!!

  59. Kathryn Says:

    Wow, you were super productive with all those sets of cards! I love making love themed cards whether for Valentine’s Day or any other day. Christmas cards are my absolute last favorite which is a huge shame since those are cards we all feel obligated to send. Thanks for the chance to win!

  60. Cori Says:

    Super fun! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  61. Cheryl Hutcherson Says:

    I am a card maker. My favorite occasion to make cards is for Christmas!

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