Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day and Prizes

It's time to "create & celebrate." World Card Making Day 2010 is here! Today marks its fifth anniversary. I remember when I worked for Paper Crafts magazine when this holiday was born (an idea put together by our creative team.) We did everything we could to introduce the day to the world in a big and beautiful way. We wanted it to be about the art of card making (and getting a jumpstart on the holiday card-making season) and connecting through creativity, which is exactly what it is. The creative world embraced the idea and it has grown into something bigger and better than we could have hoped for. Here are just a few places you can go to celebrate today (and win free stuff)!

  • Paper Crafts Connection blog: They're giving away a prize package worth over $600!
  • My creative friend Alicia Thelin's blog
  • SRM Stickers blog
  • The Studio Calico message board


Since this day holds a special place in my heart, I want to celebrate it in a big way. For starters, I’m sharing this Celebrate card. Like my projects in previous posts, this one was created with a cupcake liner that I cut down and adhered to a doily. The center of the fair ribbon is a second liner, which has been spirally wrapped to create a flower. (Thanks, Cindy Tobey, for the idea!) The next time I make a card like this, I'm going to adhere the fair ribbon to a pin so it can be removed and worn by the person doing the celebrating!


Speaking of celebrating, I'm going to my monthly card group tonight, where we’ll honor this hobby we love by exchanging handmade greetings. We each bring a dozen of the same greeting, and we swap them, leaving with 12 unique cards. Fun! I’ll be sure to post all of the cards from this event on here soon.


FREE STUFF

And what would a party be without a giveaway? I want to celebrate with you by awarding three lucky winners with a big box of paper crafting goodies. To enter into my random drawing, simply leave a comment on this post, stating what it is you love about creating or receiving handmade cards. From the comments received between now and next Saturday, Oct. 9, I’ll select my winners.


Happy World Card Making Day!

26 comments:

julie.schellin said...

As a card maker, I know the time and effort involved. So I truly appreciate it when someone makes a card for ME!

Michelle (from KY) said...

I love finding funny sayings and cute jokes to make people smile for their birthday. thanks for sharing!

mandi said...

I love making cards and designing it to fit the person's personality.

Pamk said...

if I need a card I can usually whip one up in a short period of time without going to the store and buying it. And it's seems it's appreciated more.

Cynthia B. said...

I love receiving handmade cards for the same reason that I love making them: they're so personal, and I know each one is made with love!
Happy WCMD and happy crafting! :)

Lillian said...

I love the extra something that goes into a handmade card - it's personal, not something generic from the store.

Rachelle said...

I like how happy it makes someone when I make a card specifically for them.

coffeewoman said...

I hope it's not too late to enter. I totally love making cards. It is therapeutic after a hectic day of chasing my 3 children! What a great blog....I just discovered it!

Isabel said...

There's just something lovely about receiving a card in the mail. The surprise when you open the mailbox and a card or letter drops out that isn't a bill or advertisement, but something personal, letting you know that someone thought of you. I love putting that smile on people's faces.

katiebug92 said...

I love putting corny little sayings on my cards. and I love recieving handmade cards because they are super inspiring if you ask me. :)

-Katie
www.punkprojects.blogspot.com

Jane B said...

I love to make cards for a few reasons. I love to give cards, as I believe a handmade card with a beautiful message to the recipient is a great gift (I love to get cards for the same reason!). I also love to make cards as it's a great way to express my creativity and I get instant creative gratification :)

Nicole said...

I love seeing the joy on someone's face when I give them a handmade card by me. It just means so much more to ppl then a card from the store, and its great to notice that ppl really do appericate the small things in life.

P.S. - You know when u go to a big celebration (baby shower, sweet 16, bridal shower) you always see like 4 of the same card (while their opening gifts you say to yourself "I hope one got the same card as me"), ever since I started makin cards I never had to worry about that again. :)

Samantha said...

The best part about getting a handmade card used to be thinking about how much time the creator put in, all for me. NOW, the best part is looking at the products and ideas and techniques to see what new things I can incorporate.

Rachel E said...

I love being able to create something that fits the personality of my family and friends.

nicole said...

I love giving hand made cards because they stay on display longer than store bought cards. They are treated like art instead of just a card. I always carefully pick what to make for my mom for that reason. It's like art getting displayed on the fridge again- but I'll all grown up!

Catherine Christina said...

The best part about making and receiving handmade cards is the ability to give the recipient a piece of yourself. A mini piece of artwork special for them. Sometimes the best part of a gift is the card!

Ellie A. said...

Well how awesome are you :) Well for me its my way of expressing myself nothing like sharing what you love is what I say. I also love being able to teach people that they can do it to. Its super rewarding to see the smile of someones face when they finish their first card. Priceless :)

Just Us said...
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Just Us said...

I love to find a way to share what makes me happy with others-they know I love to craft and by giving my crafting to others it lets them know that I took time out to do something special and personalized just for them.

wheelercyndi said...

I love when people see mail and instantly know that a card is for them. I try to be as expressive with my envelopes as I am with my cards. When I make cards, I usually leave the sentiment blank & then when the occasion comes, I can stamp whatever is apprpriate onto the card. Then I'm more apt to get it out in the mail right away. That give me a sense of accomplishment and of being a good friend. Making the cards fulfills my creative needs. Then being able to share someones else's burden or their joy is just an added blessing.

Rhonda said...

I love creating cards and receiving created cards for the same reason - It gives me an opportunity to remember all of the shared experiences I have with that person.

Susan K.Weckesser said...

Hi Megan! I had to leave a comment cause i just think that this week is SOOOOOO COOL! Making and receiving homemade cards is so exciting because you really know some thought has been put into it and a little bit of heart! It really is special to get something home made! Have a great day girl! :)

Anonymous said...

I love showing friends and family how much I care by making handmade cards for them.

jenni_pooh86@yahoo.com

{VICKI} said...

I love that homemade cards are very personal---usually mine are made with that person in mind.

mdaul328 said...

I love making cards. Lately I have been experimenting with the cuttlebug embossing folders, inks, and embossing powders.

Anonymous said...

I love all the pretty supplies you can use to make handmade cards, and receiving a handmade card is always so nice to know that someone made that card just for you.
thanks for the chance to win!
Yasmin