World Card Making Day

What feels like ages ago, as a young magazine editor, I was tasked with helping set up World Card Making Day (WCMD). Actually, at the time it was Nat'l Card Making Day (a day founded by the Paper Crafts magazine team at that time—Jennafer Martin, Cath Edvalson, Stace Hasegawa, Junko Barker, and Stacy Croninger), but I suggested we change it to World (for a few reasons), and the holiday was born. While I may no longer be a full-time magazine editor, you can bet I'm still an avid card maker, and I love that this holiday is still going strong. 

To celebrate, I created a couple of cards. The original idea behind WCMD was to kick off the holiday card-making season, so I created this Christmas card. 

This one was so simple. I tore some strips from an old book, colored the edges of those strips with a paint pen by Elmer's, and then stitched the strips to my card base. From there, I added a few sequin ornaments for a bit of festive sparkle. 

My next card was created for the Scrapbook & Cards Today (SCT) Magazine blog. 

Being a copy editor for this magazine is so great, but I love that I also get to put my crafting abilities to use from time to time. 

Finally, as a sneak peek, I created this card, which I'll be sharing tomorrow on the SCT blog as part or my Monday with Megan post. It's for a friend who is currently undergoing breast cancer treatments. With this being breast cancer awareness month, it felt like a good reason to also share it here. 

Like my tree card, I simply used pages from an old book (card base and "ribbon"), a paint pen (pink this time, also from Elmer's), and my sewing machine. I then added stickers from Maggie Holmes ("beautiful") and Making Memories (&) to complete my design. 


As promised, I want to offer a WCMD party favor. Comment here between now and Friday, Oct. 10 for your chance to win a card-making grab bag. I'll randomly select a winner from comments received. Thanks!

Happy WCMD, friends!