Two things to share today.
First, here is today’s card.
It’s one of those old stuff meets really new stuff projects.
The cool text-y botanical transparency is by Karen Russell for Creative Imaginations. It is not just old. It’s super old. It’s at least 4 years old, but I still love it.
The patterned papers should come as no surprise to anyone who has been by here lately since I’ve been on a bit of binge with American Crafts’ ever-so-lovely Moda Bella collection. 😉 The letters are from Making Memories.
Second, I want to share with you that World Card Making Day is coming up on Oct. 4th.
About three years ago, the good folks at Paper Crafts magazine came up with the idea of having a day for card makers. Kind of like National Scrapbooking Day, World Card Making Day is a day to celebrate all things good and card-y.
There are many, many ways to celebrate:
1. Go here to the World Card Making Day web site. Check things out. Get some inspiration. Share some cards in the gallery.
2. Visit the web sites of the WCMD sponsors, like Cornish Heritage Farms, American Crafts, Paper Crafts magazine and Gel-a-tins. I noticed AC has a little WCMD inspiration on their blog. Check it out here.
3. Call your local craft store and see if they have something planned. Why not consider having a card bash at your house if there’s nothing planned?
4. Check out your favorite card makers’ blogs to see what they have been up to. There’s a whole WCMD blog tour going on in the days in celebration of the days leading up to Oct. 4. Check out the list by clicking here. Also, if you need one more blog to check out on the 4th, go visit my friends at Outta This Funk. I know the gang plans has big plans to post a few cards on World Card Making Day.
5. Send out a handmade card to someone you like and love. Donate some cards to a cause or person you admire. Last week, I walked into a random school and donated a box of about 100 handmade cards for the teachers to use as they wish. The principal pretty excited, but the best part was the feeling I had afterwards.
Anyway, that’s it for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with my Swedish Chef voice for Frugal Friday.