The card-making community worldwide, including hobbyists, beginning card makers, manufacturers of card-making products, retail sellers of products, educators, and press are invited to come together to celebrate this holiday and creative passion.
It is 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.
* Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, especially popular in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
* 86% of scrapbookers also create handmade cards
* 92% of paper crafters create cards more than any other type of project
* The top occasions/themes for making cards are
o winter holidays (Christmas, New Year’s, etc.)
o thank you Valentine’s Day
o Mother’s Day
* Card makers prefer stamps and rub-ons for use on their holiday handmade cards
* 73% of card makers use their computer in part or all of their design
Coinciding with WCD, Papercraft Inspirations Magazine are having a Christmas blog party all weekend, celebrating Christmas and offering Christmas card making ideas, projects, competitions, money-saving offers and more, all that you'll need for the festive season.
|Papercraft Inspirations Blog Party|
We were thrilled when we were asked to join in with the festivities and we would like to invite you to join in too by making a Christmas card to celebrate.
We have a paper pad to giveaway too;
We will pick a card at random from all the eligible cards.
- In order to be eligible you need to add a link in the comments to a newly created Christmas themed card by midnight on Saturday 9 October.
- You may enter as many times as you wish and you may combine challenges.
- Cards must link back to the Daring Cardmakers blog.
- Have fun creating!
Craft Creations large square card blank
Digital Papers from Funky Hand Dreams Come True CD printed at A5 size
Snowflake and sentiment are Funky Hand All I Want for Xmas Digi stamps
Fiskars Upper crest border punch
Black felt tip pen
Glue pen and Glamour Dust glitter
Nestability small rectangle and scallop dies
Bazzill Kraft and white cardstock
Crate Paper Snowy Day papers, chipboard and stickers
Paper flowers - some coloured with Sharpies
Lace and button twine
Button and brads
Nestabilities small scallops circle die
Cuttlebug flower die
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Circle and Holly punches
Brown and white inkpads
Needle and thread
1. Cut a panel of brown patterned paper and ink and stitch around the edge, wrap lace around the panel and mat with Kraft cardstock
2. Emboss a panel of white card, tie on twine, mat with kraft cardstock, ink and stitch and adhere to the card.
3. Mat a chipboard ring with white embossed card cut into a circle and a die cut scalloped circle.
4. Add a cuttlebug flower and chipboard snowflake circle with a brad, adhere the completed circle to the card.
5. Add note label and memories sticker and adhere chipboard scallop and corner to the card.
6. Create tree from patterned paper, stitching the edges of the tree, add a snowflake and punched circle with a brad and add the tree to the card.
7. Punch holly, ink and adhere. Glue flowers to the card.
8. Add a punched yellow circle and button to the top of the tree and gems to the card.