World Card Making Day
Happy World Card Making Day!
If you are a paper crafter, today is the day to pull out all the stamps, inks, paper and embellishments.
It’s a day of play and enjoyment to create cards with all of the paper goodness in front of you.
What Does World Card Making Day Mean?
As a hardcore paper crafter I certainly don’t need a special day to get me to create. However, it does have a lot of meaning to me.
I mean, really… it could be National Tutu Day and although I’m going to wear the tutu, you can bet I’m probably in a tutu creating a card. In my world its World Card Making Day EVERY DAY!!
So if I’m creating every day as a die hard paper crafter, why would this day mean anything to me?
It’s a reminder. Honestly, it’s a huge reminder.
It reminds me that making cards is enjoyable. A form of massive relaxation and the cheapest form of therapy I’ve ever known.
World Card Making Day also reminds me that while I make these fun cards they should also be sent.
YES! We can make all of the beautiful cards in the world… but let’s be reminded to do something BIG with them.
Time For A Challenge!
Friends, maybe I’m alone in this needed challenge… but I find so often that I make fun cards and they sit in a box.
If I’m being brutally honest with you, they sit in MANY boxes.
We’ve talked about this several times. We have such great intentions when we make our beautiful creations and then once we are done we take a few pictures, share it on social media and BAM… into the box it goes.
A couple of months goes by and I’m reminded that I’m the worst friend ever because the card I made for a friend 5 weeks ago sits in the box. It even has a pretty matching stamped envelope. I mean come on, we can’t send a naked envelope.
So we have a beautifully stamped card, sitting in a box.
Can we be the paper crafters that changes that?
Can we challenge each other to empty the boxes?
Why Do We Create?
I don’t know about you, but the entire reason I create handmade cards is I know the feeling it creates when someone receives it.
Most times they may not even notice all of the pretties on the card.
They open the mail box, see the card and instantly smile.
YES! They have not even opened the card and they are smiling.
Take a minute and imagine the last time you received a handmade card in the mail. Can you remember the feeling that it gave you when you opened it?
That’s the feeling we should be recreating all the time. World Card Making Day is the perfect reminder to start sending those countless cards we have built up and make someone else smile.
Everyone Can Use a Happy Moment!
As I think of a few friends on my list and the cards I plan to send I know it will brighten their day.
For some of them this past week has been stressful. Some had medical issues going on that were scary.
Some deal with the pain of life and could really use a hug in the mail.
Or maybe you have that friend that needs to know you care. Let’s face it- life is busy and MESSY.
As a paper crafter we have the ability to make a difference.
Let today not just be about making the cards, but more about sending the cards.
Make World Card Making Day your reminder to send a few hugs in the mail.
Sending Warmth & Cheer
Its time to get into full on Christmas card mode. I’m pretty excited to stamp with the Wrapped in Warmth stamp set.
I might live in Florida but I can send a little Florida warmth in my cards as well. This card has the look and feel of a warm sweater.
The Warmth & Cheer suite is AMAZING.
My absolute favorite is the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
This is a texture that you almost can’t believe. This embossing folder provides a deeper embossed impression than Stampin’ Up!’s regular embossing folders. Its like nothing you have experienced before.
The Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper will give you the warm fuzzies! It reminds me of a nice thick sweater or plaid shirt. The patterns can be used for Christmas or other holidays. I love the options this paper stack provides.
Tips & Tricks
- Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies created the spray of greenery near the greeting. The die cuts were kept in place by stapling onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock oval die cut.
- Layering Oval Framelits were used to frame the greeting and scallop matte.
- Linen Thread created the perfect addition for the rustic feel of the card. Simply wrap a few times for a loose bow then staple to oval with stamped greeting.
Time to Send!
Wrap up your World Card Making Day by making someone smile. Get a few cards out of the beloved box and put a stamp on it. My hope is that a card is coming your way too. That you can experience that same gratification that you are sending. We can make a difference.
World Card Making Day Promotion
A fun promotion from Stampin’ Up! arrives in time for World Card Making Day on Saturday, October 1st -5th.
Click HERE to see the products you can save and stock up on. It’s one NOT to miss.