It’s National Card Making Day.. And My Birthday! Let’s Mix Up A Few Stamp Sets!

It's My Birthday
The origin of exchanging handmade greeting cards can be traced all the way back to ancient Chinese culture.
  • Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, especially popular in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • 1 in 6 U.S. households participates in making cards
  • 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
    • Birthdays
    • winter holidays (Christmas, New Year’s, etc.)
    • thank you
    • Valentine’s Day
    • 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

Holiday Details:

World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to:

  • Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family
  • Kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season


The first Saturday of each October, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings.


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.
So, now that you know all about National Card Making Day – and YES, I am making cards today. I am at a retreat having a blast with a lot of friends, at In The Woods Retreat in West Olive, Michigan. We have some scrapbooking, and some stamping. Also, giggling a lot between projects. Let’s get on with today’s birthday card! I had to do a birthday card, yanno!
I was in the shower.. and I was thinking.. why can’t the Festive Flurry Stamp Set be part of a tree? And, this is how this card came to be…….
Festive Flurry & Take Care
Festive Flurry & Take Care
Festive Flurry & Take Care
Festive Flurry & Take Care
Festive Flurry & Take Care
Festive Flurry & Take Care
I think it turned out kinda neat. It was too “naked” for me so I needed to add the sentiment and a button – gotta have an embellishment! It is a must have for me.. so a good example of “stepping it up” just slightly. Which do you like better?

Supplies Used:

  • Festive Flurry Bundle (Stamps and Framelits)
  • Take Care Stamp Set
  • Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
  • Bring On The Cake Stamp Set
  • Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Old Olive Classic Inks
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Stampin Sponge
  • Naturals Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Stampin Dimensionals

I think for a crazy idea in the shower, this card came out kinda cute! LOL. Who knew snowflakes could be a tree, right? I was actually thinking outside the box.. scary! *wink*  Thank you so much for stopping by! What other possibilities can you think of to use these stamp sets for? Have a great day! Make something pretty, and get a little inky!! *hugs*

Now, I am off to hunt down some Birthday Cake…and maybe some ice cream?



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