Showing posts with label World Card Making Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World Card Making Day. Show all posts

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day

This is the sixth celebration of this event which you can read more about here.
No doubt there will be make and takes or other events at any place that sells card making materials. I thought I’d share a few of my Halloween cards to mark the day!
White cardstock, Me and My Big Ideas and Mambly Prints  background papers, K and Co self adhesive scrapbook borders, DCWV Ghosts and Goblins collection (focal) and of course rhinestones!
White cardstock, DCWV Ghosts and Goblins background paper, silver glitter paper for spider web, stamped and colored pencil focal.
DCWV background paper, stamped and colored pencil focal image, Recollections self adhesive glitter spider.
If you’re already a card maker, have fun! If you’re not, it’s easier than you think with all of the great papers and embellishments…no time like the present!
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

How I Spent World Card Making Day

Well not the whole day. I did venture out to Goodwill, and ended up at the Dollar Tree for some of those glitter skulls I've seen around blogland:

which I put on top of some candle holders I made earlier and put on my mantel with on of my skully plates. Then I went through my Halloween stuff and got rid of some things and did some decorating. Here's something I did BB ( before blogging):
It's just acrylic paint on outdoor canvas (the kind you use for seat cushions, pillows etc.). I drew the ghosts and bats freehand several years ago. But then I did make some Halloween cards. It was card making day after all. I also realized I'm addicted to the K&Co line. I hadn't really thought about it until I started blogging and realized how much of their stuff I use. I bought this package of diecuts  in August:
174 Pieces!!! And the photo looks like it's uploading right, but then flips. Oh well
Generally I'm not a whimsical person, but these were fun and although I'm getting more "serious" in my Halloween decor, Halloween's a time for fun and whimsy so I went with that for some Halloween cards. I actually kept these pretty simple because they will be mailed and the post office and I disagree on embellishments!
Can't see it in the pic but these diecuts have glitter already on them! Added an orange rhinestone nose
I've since added black rhinestones to the owl's eyes

The spider is a leftover from some stuff I'd printed on Avery clear label paper

I decorated this pumpkin die with separate eyeball diecuts from the pack
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Tomorrow's World Card Making Day and Some Cards & Tags

Fun Facts ( courtesy of the World Cardmaking Day website...yes, there's a website for that)

  • Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, especially popular in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • 1 in 6 U.S. households participates in making cards
  • 86% of scrapbookers also create handmade cards
  • 92% of paper crafters create cards more than any other type of project
  • The top occasions/themes for making cards are

    • Birthdays
    • winter holidays (Christmas, New Year’s, etc.)
    • thank you
    • Valentine’s Day
    • Mother’s Day
  • Card makers prefer stamps and rub-ons for use on their holiday handmade cards
  • 73% of card makers use their computer in part or all of their design
I've always done creative stuff but my first foray into the formal craft world was cards. It started when I went to a store with a friend who was trying to explain embossing powder to me. I later went back and proceeded to mistakenly buy glitter (powdery stuff in small bottles...who knew) and felt like a complete idiot when I went back again to complain it didn't work and the lovely woman who'd obviously experienced this before,politely explained my mistake. Nevermind.

Fast forward to today where I have a dresser drawer full of stamps, have migrated to buying clear cling stamps that go on acrylic blocks ( easier storage and some argue better for the environment), have expanded my crafts repertoire well beyond cards but use stamps in a lot of things, have a collection of paper that's probably a fire hazard, plus the increased array of scrapbooking embellishments and now a Cricut Expression get the idea. But cards are still a true love and from October through December especially, I am in high card mode!

So if you've never made a card, World Card Making Day is a great time to start. Most likely your local stamp or scrapbooking store will have something going or look out for "Make and Takes" and Stampin Up demonstrators are always willing to teach you! Or you could look here:

Here are some cards and  tags I've made as part of the inventory for my first craft fair: (ironically, no stamps)
K&Co "Life's Journey" Collection
I can still bust some stash and found some tag shaped cards I'd picked up on clearance somewhere for $1 for a package of 2. I cut them at the fold to make two tags from one card, cut selected pieces from the above sheet of paper, got out my stash of self ahesive scrapbook borders (also K&Co) and my bin o scraps and went to town!

I had some chairs I'd cut out using my Cricut and a chair image from The Graphics Fairy  I printed out on a transparency , so I made these cards:

Go forth and make cards!
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