Participate in World Card Making Day
World Card Making Day is the First Saturday of October
The first Saturday in October is World Card Making Day. This page offers information about this event, links to card making events, photos and tips for those who are new to card making.
Every year, the first Saturday of October is World Card Making Day. Hobbyists, professional paper artists, merchants and manufacturers join the fun to create one or more hand made cards on this day.
According to the World Card Making Day web site, the purpose of the event is to "to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making.
To participate, simply locate an event and plan to attend (either online or in your local craft store), or gather some friends and have your own event. If that doesn't appeal, why not make a card and give it to someone just for the fun of it?
If you have never made a hand made card before, this is a good way to learn. There are some tips for beginners on this lens, or see if your local craft store is hosting a Make and Take or a workshop.
Poll: How do You Observe World Card Making Day?
How do You Observe World Card Making Day?
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I have three crafting and card making tools that I would not part with. Number One on the list is my Sizzix Big Shot. I use it constantly because of its ease of use and versatility. This Universal Embossing and Die Cutting System will use dies and embossing folders from any manufacturer. I am SO glad I bought it. It's worth every penny and then some.
Never made a card before? See how easy it is in the video below.
How to Make a Child's Birthday Card - Video Demonstration
This video demonstrates how to make a child's triangle room fold birthday card. It's very simple to make, and uses few supplies. All you will need is some cardstock, some scrapbook paper, and stickers or some other trim for embellishment. You will need cutting tools and adhesives, of course.
World Card Making Day Links
- World Card Making Day
World Card Making Day Official Web site
- World Card Making Day! | Paper Crafts Connection
Make a card and enter to win a prize
- Inkadinkado® | How to Celebrate World Card Making Day
This day is made for you, and everyone like you who loves card making.
- World Card Making Day - 4th Oct, 2014 | Days Of The Year
People give each other cards to celebrate birthdays, weddings, achievements and more, as well as to commiserate or support.
- World Card Making Day - Stampin' Up!
Stampin Up! events
- Moxie Fab World: World Card Making Day Week: Day One
Moxie Fab World held weeklong events during celebrating World Card Making Day
- Prima: World Card-Making Day
In celebration of World Card-Making Day we would love to share a gorgeous variety of cards made by our talented team! Hopefully a few of our cards will inspire you to pull out your Prima and start creating! Enjoy! Starting...
What Kind of Cards Can I Make?
Wondering what kind of cards to make?
Since Halloween, Thanksgiving and the winter holiday season are fast approaching, cards for any or all of these occasions would be a great idea. But no need to limit yourself to those types.
Consider any of these:
Robbie Burns Day Cards
St. Patrick's Day Cards
Mothers Day Cards
Fathers Day Cards
Happy Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall Cards
Valentine's Day Cards
For the Teacher Cards
Thank You Cards
Get Well Cards
Wedding and Shower Cards
Thinking of You Cards
Blank Cards for Handwritten Messages
Happy Housewarming Cards
Bon Voyage Cards
Gift Card Holders
and many more .....
You could even make postcards. Why not?
What Card Making Supplies to Use?
Card making and card making supplies can be as simple or elaborate as you want. In the video demonstration, I show a simple child's birthday card. It uses only card stock, scrapbook paper, a hand written or computer generated sentiment and a sticker.
The card shown here is a little more elaborate. It features a stamped image blocked on card stock and scrapbook paper, a double die cut shape, an eyelet and the stamped word, "Always".
Other card making tools could include:
*rubber stamps or acrylic stamps and inks
*die cuts and embossing folders
*ribbons, rick rack and lace
* dried flowers and leaves (cold laminated)
* colored pencils, pens and markers
*brads and eyelets
*beads and rhinestones
*and almost anything else that fits the paper size
Adhesives and cutting tools are imperative.
Be Original! Combine Two or More Crafts
When you're doing card making, if you know another craft or art form, why not combine the two? In the picture shown here, I have added small crocheted flowers to the card. The crochet pattern is found at this link: Hand Made Card with Crocheted Flowers.
If you knit, sew, crochet, paint with oils, acrylics or water colors, draw, sketch, bead, do quilling or parchment craft, why not incorporate that talent into your greeting cards?
If you write prose or poetry, consider adding that as well.
The important thing is to have fun and be creative.
My Hand Made CardsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Ten Tips for Celebrating World Card Making Day
Wondering what to do on World Card Making Day?
Try some of these:
1. Look for an online event or contest and sign up to participate.
2. Check with your local scrapbook or stamping stores. There's a good chance they'll be running Make n Takes or workshops.
3. Round up some friends and host your own card making event
4. Join a craft related email group (Yahoo have plenty) and get involved in a card swap for World Card Making Day
5. Donate your cards to a charity such as a hospital or a center for abused women
6. Make cards to sell at a Christmas Craft Fair
7. Contact some other crafters and collect card making supplies to donate to a classroom teacher or to a kid's day care or other similar organization.
8. Host a card making workshop to teach youngsters how to make cards
9. Host a card making workshop at a woman's center or senior center
10. Make a big batch of all occasion cards just for yourself.
© 2011 June Campbell