Tuesday, September 29, 2009

World Card Making Day

You bet there's a day for us! World Card Making Day is October 3rd this year. Technically, it's not quite a federal holiday... or even a Hallmark holiday; rather, it was created three years ago by a paper craft magazine to encourage sales celebrate card-making and bring card-makers together. But every holiday has to start somewhere, so we're going to celebrate World Card Making Day all week long, with card-making tips, my favorite products, resources for more inspiration, and of course, cards! I'm determined to spread the paper craft love :)

White congratulations

Basic white never looked so good :) The large white swirly panel is an embossed piece of paper; I used a Cuttlebug and an embossing folder. A Cuttlebug is a die-cut machine that can also be used to create these "dry embossed" patterns on paper. The piece of paper is placed between plastic with a molded pattern, and run through the die cut machine. The machine squeezes the paper and folder together uniformly, so you end up with raised patterns on your paper. Here's what a dry embossing folder looks like:

The only other pieces to this card were two small flowers, and a stamped sentiment on a small piece of white paper. The all-white concept is great for weddings, babies, engagements, or when you can't decide what colors to use together! And that's my tip for today... if you find yourself in a color rut, go back to basics - pick one color and go crazy with it.

Want more tips on color? Check out these:

Six Basic Color Guidelines
Stampin' Up Color Combo Interactive Matrix


Anonymous,  September 29, 2009 at 8:34 PM  

Got any "Don't quit grad school" cards??? I could use one!


Michelle September 29, 2009 at 10:59 PM  

Love the card! You beat me to one of my stamp-a-stack cards for this month. =)

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