Monday, September 29, 2008

The Countdown Is ON!!!

It's t-minus 5 days until World Cardmaking Day!! Join in the fun with card makers the world over on Saturday, Oct. 4, as we kick off the holiday card-making season. Now in its third year, this is a day to connect with card makers around the globe and to celebrate the creativity and joy of this craft! Hobbyists, beginning card makers, manufacturers of card-making products, retailers, and educators, are all making plans to share the excitement of World Card Making Day with workshops, online galleries, parties, contests, sales, and other special events.

Visit HERE for ideas and unique ways to celebrate this holiday, including:

  • Creating your own handmade cards from the dozens of sponsored ideas in the Inspiration Avenue section.

  • Sharing your unique designs with the world in the Creation Corner Gallery.

  • Finding and visiting an Official World Card Making Day Retailer for classes and activities that will help you connect with other fellow card makers

  • Planning your own fun activities with friends and family with ideas from the Celebrate section Join Paper Crafts magazine on this amazing day that brings card makers from all over the globe together in celebrating the joy of giving the gift of a handmade card!!!

So, do you want to win a little treat in honor of WORLD CARDMAKING DAY? All you need to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite cardmaking technique right now! I'll pull one lucky winner from the hat and the winner will recieve this copy of Cards Gifts & More!


Leave a comment, get those creative juices flowing, and get ready for one more fun-filled day of cardmaking fun with World cardmaking Day!

I'll be back tomorrow with some creations! Stay tuned!

81 comments:

mimiburroughs said...

I just love use my Cuttlebug and embossing folders on my cards...I just love they texture and depth they give!

Nancy C. said...

I saw a demonstration on embossing in Michael's and that started me on cardmaking. Two years later that is still my favorite thing to do - emboss! It just makes all the difference!

Kim Ross said...

Right now I'm loving Nestabilities and Copic Markers... I use them on just about everything. :) Can't wait to celebrate!

Anonymous said...

I'm loving my Nestabilities and Cuttlebug folders and learning how to use them to enhance my cards.
Gail S.

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

I just bought a Cuttlebug and I'm in love :) I can't stop using it! Embossing gives cards a whole new dimension!

~Q~ said...

How fun - thanks for the chance to enter. My favorite technique is heat embossing - I just love embossing. I think all of my Christmas cards this year will have some heat embossing on them. :)

nanalady said...

Thanks so much for this great chance! I love my prisma color pencils and gamsol.....coloring is fun and therapeutic! Thanks for all your great inspirations, Maureen

Eileen M said...

My favorite right now is coloring with prismacolor pencils, too. I actually have many colored images and not enough actual cards made!
thanks for a chance to win!

sandie994 said...

I have two favorites. I love embossing folders and use them alot. My other favorite is Prisma pencils and OMS.

Jennifer said...

I'm loving my Cuttlebug AND my Cricut Expression. They both offer such versatility in card-making.

The Rubber Maid said...

I love every aspect of card making but have to say I love to color with my water colored pencils. Makes me feel like a kid again. Pat

SueB said...

The most-used tool I've ever picked up has gotta be the Cuttlebug - I LOVE the embossing folders! Other than that, I'm a sucker for sketch layouts ... tho' I'm not sure EITHER of these count as a technique!

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Julie! Thanks for giving so much information on this! I'm going to link to your blog with my next post so that my readers can get the info too! As most others have stated here, I LOVE my Cuttlebug and Nesties! I have just about every embossing folder, and have 6 sets of the Nesties. Thanks for the chance to win! Best, Curt

Lovely gd. Cee said...

i use pictures, sometimes but


i'd never win......:(

Teresa said...

I just love your blog and I'm really looking forward to World Card Making Day. I will be signing up as a SU Demo that day too.

Teresa said...

Oh yea...I forgot, my favorite technique is watercoloring.

Diane said...

Well with Christmas creeping upon us,I like to do heat embossing!
Thanks for the chance girl!!

Anonymous said...

I'm just starting to make cards. I love using my punches from scrapbooking.(Creative Memories) Also, I like the cardstock that is white on one side and colored on the other.

bjr

Anonymous said...

Hey Julie:
the mag looks good...I should organize a card making event for my little shop here in Ontario!

Pauline Clark said...

I just posted that one that said I should organize a card making day in Ontario and I didn't want to be anonymous!

Kathy V. said...

I love embossing, coloring and layering. But right now I'm really enjoying piercing to add a special touch to my cards.

Veronica said...

My all-time favorite technique is using chalks or pencils, but more recently it's definitely using my Cuttlebug and Nesties!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Julie, what a great reason to gather the stamping and scrapping crew to make cards for the troops. Two weeks a stamping friend was ready to toss her paper and embellishments scraps sack. I asked her to rescue it! Twenty-three cards have been made using her toss and general embellishements from this house's reserve. Wonderful! Fun! A great challenge I'll continue from anyone wanting to donate a scraps sack of paper products. Now, for that Oct. 4 carding crew.
Keep Looking Up! mt23stamper@yahoo.com

retiredheather said...

I love variety...cuttlebug, H2Os, Prismacolored pencils. I end up doing one or all of these on everycard I make. Love doing them all.
Heather

LeAnne said...

I always like to watercolor. It calms me down and adds a lot of personality to a card. But I am also using a lot of silhouettes as they are fast & easy!
LeAnne

denise g. said...

Oh, girl, it's coloring! It's using my prisma pencils and maybe adding a bit of stardust gel pen ink here and there for some sparkle because I will never be able to do the ribbons like you do. And a good card has to have a little something to keep it from the mediocre pile.

Denise Clark said...

Anything NEW! I love all the new ideas! I especially love doing something new with something old! :)

Denise

sandyh50 said...

I always love trying new techniques, but I am really enjoying watercoloring with markers and my aquapainter right now!

Debbi said...

I'm just starting to stamp.....so right now I guess that would be my favorite tech. I've really just started making cards so I'm open to anything.
debbim

Alana said...

My favorite technique right now and has been for a while is to make pop-up cards. I just love the actions when you open them. Very intriguing.

Thank you for offering the cool magazine! My subscription has run out, so I'd love a new copy!!

Good luck to the winner of Julie's lovely prize!!

krcrafts said...

These days, I would say my favorite card making technique would be to actually *finish* making a card!! LOL But seriously, I love using chalks or paper piecing.

Lori A. said...

I'm really getting into my Cuttlebug and the embossing folders!

Susan G said...

I've just bought a Cuttlebug and Nesties, so I'm having a ball with those. Thanks for offering the magazine.

Virginia Anderson said...

My latest card making has included punch-outs with new punches, Cuttlebug embossing and I'm trying to learn how to use Nestabilities shapes. My latest trend is brayered backgrounds with Kaleidacolors. Unique card folds are also of high interest! Choices. Choices.....sometimes too many! Love new ideas! VA in AZ

Ida P. Krause said...

I'm really into "Distressing" now (direct to ink on the card stock) or (tearing the edges) etc...
Thanks for the chance to win.

Chris said...

I'm hosting a scrapbook crop on saturday and am planning to make cards in addition to introducing a card make n take.

Tanya said...

Ok, well, my technique of choice right now looks awfully simple compared to teh rest of the list- sponging! I've been doing that on nearly everything for a couple of months now... But I realy keep my projects quick and simple so I guess that's ok! :)

DeniseLynn said...

Oh nice give-a-way. I love so many things about making cards it's hard for me to choose a fave. I would have say paper piercing. I recently got a sewing machine so its about to turn into cards with thread instead of bare holes. Thanks for a fun chance to win. Your card is so fab, my friend who sends partridge in a pear tree cards every year for Christmas has got to see it!

Giovana said...

I love Heat embossing. I tried to do it all the time.
Thanks for your generosity.
God bless
Giovana

tape said...

My current favourite is stamping + colouring with either ProMarkers or Inktense watercolour pencils.

Mary said...

My favorite technique is Emboss resist. I love using many different inks to help pop out my image. I have found that this technique does it for me.

Mary

Alyssa said...

Embossing is my all time favorite - both with my Cuttlebug and/or my heat gun. Second favorite is probably watercoloring. Thanks for the chance! :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie, thanks for the chance to win. My favorite technique is usually the most recent technique that I've learnt, but I have to say that nothing has yet overtaken the cuttlebug for me. I love embossing with it. But, I've been doing a lot more heat embossing lately as well, so I guess embossing, in whatever form, is my favorite technique.
Have a great day.
Anne. dinkuminkum at yahoo dot co dot nz

Anonymous said...

Julie thank you for the chance to win this magazine. I think embossing is my favorite both with embossing powder and now with embossing folders I think it brings your cards to the next level.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Lori S.W. said...

Right now I am loving lots of layers on my cards. They just look so much better. Thanks for a chance to win!

LindaS said...

I love the Cuttlebug folders and enjoy playing with alcohol inks and about any other background techniques.

Pegg S said...

I'm finally free to have some time for cardmaking! My favorite technique is emboss resist - esp with all the beautiful silhouette stamps that are popular now!!

southernscraps said...

I really like the chalkboard technique and being able to stamp on dark backgrounds!

Pat said...

Right now I seem to be stuck on watercoloring images. Love the look combined with fall colors. Thanks for being so kind!

cathygalloway89 said...

My favorite technique right now is stamping and then coloring, either with copics or colored pencil/gamsol.

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing to do right now is dry emboss.

T. Blue

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I really like making twinchies, and have been using them as my focal point in my cards.

Anonymous said...

I have just started using the shimmers, I like how you just paint it on with a regular artist brush. And of course the Cuttlebug folders. They are wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.
Cathy D

Melinda aka Passionfruit said...

I am loving the scallop edge punch from SU. It just adds that little extra something to my cards! Speaking of creative juices flowing, that is the name of a cardmaking/papercrafting group/club that 5 of us friends started, the Creative Juices. We all have "juice" names (corny, I know, but fun). I am Passionfruit. Thanks for the inspirational cards, Julie. I really enjoy them.

Anonymous said...

I love embossing, whether using powder or dry embossing for texture. A plain card with a little dry embossing can become a wonderful card by adding just that little bit. Cheryl L.

"Jany" said...

I just saw this post and visited the link. That is a great idea!

acreativeneed said...

Thanks Julie for the chance..my favorite technique is water coloring, I use pencils, crayons, aqua markers...
smiles,Deena

Juanita said...

right now I am still heavy into heat embossing. it makes white pop and in clear it is such a subtle detail.

Elsie said...

my fav technique is cuttlebugging! i just bought the swiss dots folder and am loving it!

Annelies said...

I recently bought a Cuttlebug, so I like to use it a lot, mostly with embossing folders or my nestabilities. Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

I find myself fussy cutting alot.

Elena said...

My favourite technique is coloring with Pisma colored pencils! and using CB embosiing folders is so much fun!

Donna said...

I guess I'm not the only one that is in love with my Cuttlebug and all of their embossing folders. Add to the embossed images just a touch of ink and WOW... I use a slightly darker shade of ink from the same color family as the embossed paper... really makes it pop...

Terrie B x said...

Hi Julie...
My fav technique at the moment has to be..
Distressing Everything!!!
and stamping of course:)~X~
Thanks`` for the chance to win some goodies:)~X~

Angie said...

I hope I am not too late! Happy WCMD! My fave technique is using my brayer! Thanks so much!

Angie

Jeni said...

I've found myself using my Cuttlebug Embossing folders & Nestabilites dies alot lately. I've also been stamping on almost every card.

Jenn said...

I'm learning how to use watercolor pencils at my monthly stamp club meeting at my lss - so that's my favorite technique these days!

Anonymous said...

My favorite tool is my big shot and both my Cuttlebug embossing folders and my Nestabilities dies. both give so much dimension to a card. Happy World card making day. Ann Lind

Superwoman Scrapper said...

My favorite technique is acrylic stamps right now. There are so many quotes and cute sayings that are perfect for cards. I can see where I want to put it because it's clear. Yeah!

Kim said...

omgosh, only one favorite? I am sure I would have a different answer for everyday of the week! lol Currently I have a great affection for my cuttlebug, folders and nestabilities! I can't seem to make a card without using at least one of these! Thank you so much for the chance to win Julie!!
:)
Kim

jacki jones said...

I guess most techniques I like involve coloring....

SherylH said...

My favorite technique(s) involve resists, particularly embossing a design, applying background colour over top and then removing the embossing with an iron.

Sheryl

Shad said...

I'd love some inspiration in my mailbox. My newest gadget is the cuttlebug so I've been busy embossing. I never cared for embossing with a stylus so I love my new gadget!

Anonymous said...

Wow.....I don't know if I can just pick one technique that i love. But I know I have been creating alot of scalloped borders lately.

Cyndi

pammy jo said...

great ideas in your posts - love your cards! i love the texture of dry embossing - it adds so much to cards :)

Marge said...

I just added a few more Nesties with my first CKC adventure, so I'm really enjoying using them right now! Love all the shapes & the embossing!!!

SusanR said...

I love embossing. Don't do it often enough but love the way it adds to a card.

Erin Glee said...

My favorite cardmaking technique is stamping with a permanent ink and watercoloring the image in... thanks for a chance to win!

Lueyes said...

I am coloring with Copics and using them with punched images.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are inspirational! Thanks so much for sharing.

Sue W. said...

I am new to card making and find your site extremely helpful. Thank you!