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


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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  1. Lisa J says

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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?? : )

  4. Ann M says

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

  5. Christine says

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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:)

  8. Holly E says

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

  9. 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 :)

  10. Laura G. says

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

  11. Theresa Conte says

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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.)

  14. 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!

  15. 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

  16. carolyn says

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

  17. lynaeve says

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Sandy Lewis says

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

  21. 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!

  22. Barb Ghigliotty says

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

  23. 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!

  24. jengd says

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Lisa Bradley Simpson says

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

  28. 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!!!!

  29. 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!

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