As fellow card makers, I’m sure most of you know, Saturday, October 3, was the 10th annual World Card Making Day which is celebrated annually on the first Saturday of October. It’s a day for the international card making community to unite and celebrate our shared love of card making. It was really fun scrolling through Instagram yesterday seeing all of the amazing cards people were making. If you want to check it out, you can search for the #wcmd hashtag. Other alternatives I saw used were #wcmd2015 and #wcmd15.
In honor of World Card Making Day, I decided to work on creating some cards for the upcoming holiday season. Given it’s already October (how on earth is that even possible?!!), I figured this would be a great use of the day.
The first set of cards I created were made using the Snowhaven Workshop on the Go Card Making kit from Close to My Heart (CTMH). I purchased this kit last year, so it’s no longer available, unfortunately. If you like the color scheme, the inks and card stock are all still available. The ink colors used are Glacier, Cranberry, and Slate. The card stock colors are White Daisy, Whisper, Cranberry, and Glacier.
Since I was mass producing these cards, I used my MISTI stamping tool for all of the stamping. It made it so easy to just line the stamp up once and know that the stamping would be in the right position on all of the cards. That was extremely helpful on the card on the right that used two different border stamps (tree line and word line).
For my next set of cards, I followed a one sheet wonder design idea Angie shared over on the Chic’n Scratch blog. Her original design resulted in 10 cards and a gift bag, but I didn’t really need the gift bag. I modified her plan and just made all cards instead.
The supplies I used are mostly from Stampin’ Up (SU), but the stamp is from a retired CTMH set called Frosted. I used Very Vanilla for the card base and the stitched circle on which I stamped my sentiment using Red Real ink. The striped paper is from the Home for Christmas designer series paper pack. I used Real Red cardstock to mat the striped piece and the sentiment. I cut the stitched circle for my sentiment using my Stitched Circles die set from Simon Says Stamp and cut the Real Red mat using my Cricut Explore. I finished it off by adhering a little bow made from Real Red striped ribbon and then rounded the corners using the 1/2″ side of my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.
By the time the weekend was said and done, I made a total of 49 cards. I think that sets a new record for me for the most cards I’ve ever made in a single weekend before. Combined with some other holiday cards I made recently, I think I’m pretty much set for my cards this year. Now I just need to decorate the envelopes and get them all signed and addressed. This is, by far, the most prepared I’ve ever been for holiday cards in my entire adult life. Given I’m 51, that’s saying something. LOL
Until next time …