Today, October 5th, is officially World Card Making Day! This holiday is an opportunity to celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family. It's a day 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. It’s also a time to get a jump-start on the holiday card-making season!
At Designed To Color, we’ve decided to celebrate this special day with an awesome Blog Hop!! Our Design Team and special guests have made some amazing cards! Several of us will also be sharing some card-making tips along the way. Please leave a comment on each designer’s blog and then a comment at Designed To Color to let us know you have completed the hop. We will pick 1 random winner for a prize package consisting of goodies from various sponsors including:
…..just to name a few!
You have until Monday, October 7th, at 11:59pm MST to leave a comment on each blog. We will announce the winner on Wednesday, October 9th. GOOD LUCK!
Here is the blog hop order:
Carisa (you are here)
Stamp: The Greeting Farm (From the Bean Collection - retired now I think)
skin- E50, E51, E93, V20
hair- V20, B91, B93
Clothes/stars- R24, R46, R59, B000, B12, B14
Elements: Copic Xpress It Blending Cardstock, Pink Paislee, Timeless Twine "Firecracker", Studio Calico Wood Veneers, Sweet N Sassy Mini Tags Die Set & Matching Stamp Set, Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Spellbinders Circles & Scallop Dies
For WCMD I wanted to go back to my stamping roots - for me, The Greeting Farm started it all. I kinda liked stamping and coloring up until the moment I saw my first TGF card. Totally stopped me in my tracks and the obsession with stamping and coloring grew beyond my wildest dreams. I've had a blast and met some of my closest friends because of it. I'm so excited to be celebrating WCMD with this hop today. I hope you have a great day and find some time to make some cards! That's one of the hardest parts for me these days is finding the time.
MY CARDMAKING TIP: I was noticing I hardly used my dies any more - so now when I pull out my cuttlebug if I'm cutting a general shape with plain cardstock I make a few extras. For example, the cute mini tag I used on my card today, I cut out a bunch of those dies using just white cardstock so that I can have them ready on hand for that final touch but I don't have to have the hassle of grabbing my cuttlebug out! Easy Peasy!
We hope you are inspired to create something special for World Card Making Day. If you do make a card please stop by the Designed To Color Facebook Page to share your creations. We would love to see them!!
Now it's time to hop on over to Susie!