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