Saturday, October 01, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day 2011

It is wonderful that people who love to make cards have their very own holiday to celebrate! We have all kinds of other days to celebrate donuts, birthdays, and talking like pirates, so why not set aside a day every year dedicated to delightful craft and community of giving miniature pieces of art to those we love? After all, isn't that what a handmade card really is? A bitty canvas that lets us pour our heart and soul onto and then give away that small part of us to a recipient who will hopefully ooooh and aaaaah over our efforts giving us that warm, giddy rush of happiness that make all the decisions worth the while.

I made a couple of cards just to share with anyone who happens by the blog today, and if you have a card that you have made for the day that you would like a little love on, leave a link and I will pop by!!

For this first one I used the Christmas Emporium line from Graphic 45. The stamps are beautiful red rubber and leave a fabulous impression and the paper is gorgeous! I stamped with Archival Jet Black then colored with my Prismacolors. Easy peasy and how relaxing is doing a little coloring while the afternoon whiles away?

A closer look at the shading if you are interested.

And this fun little number uses Hambly's Birds on a Wire, some Authentique letters and handy dandy American Craft Thickers. No rocket science or skill required, just a cute and punny way to share happy birthday wishes with someone special.

Another fun way to celebrate card making is to do a little shopping, and I have seen great sales at loads of places! I know Ellen has some great products at great prices, so that might be a place to start if you need a little retail therapy (I am jealous if you don't, such self control is very impressive to me!!)

Of course there are loads of other cards in various stages of  completion on my desk, but that is the fun of having a whole day to make a mess, revel in small successes and maybe even get an entire set of holiday cards done...

(that isn't me, wish it was today, but not in the cards, lol!!)

If it is you, kudos!! That makes you my hero  ;o)

Best wishes for a delightful and productive World Card Making Day!!



Laura O'Donnell said...

awesome, as always!

Dru said...

Great cards - love the vintage look especially! Happy WCMD to you!

Alicia said...

Beautiful.... classic Christmas cheer!

Pamela said...

Love these! :)