It’s Monday! I know…I sound way too excited about that fact. BUT, it’s easy to be excited about Monday when you consider the fact that today kicks off an entire week’s worth of fun here on Paper Crafts Connection and Moxie Fab World in honor of World Card Making Day!
So let’s recap…
We’re hosting an entire week of card inspiration, fun and challenges. Ending with the grand finale on Saturday…an entire day devoted to this beloved hobby of ours. A day to possibly gather with friends to play with paper goodies. Or maybe take a class. Or maybe just shop for paper crafting goodness. There are so many fun ways to spend World Card Making Day. (If you’re interested in participating in our 2010 blog tour, click HERE.) See why I’m excited that it’s Monday?
Every day this week, the Go-to Gals will be highlighting a favorite special issue from the past year. I’m pulling out my beloved, dog-eared copy of this year’s Card Creations and turning to it for some holiday inspiration. Card Creations, Vol. 8 has a wonderful holiday card section that’s 14 pages long and features 28 draw-dropping holiday designs. But what about the rest of the issue? Who says I can’t turn any one of its beautiful creations into a holiday-themed card?
Check out Kelly Goree’s adorable card. That little dinosaur peeking out of the window just makes me smile. And I love his little speech bubble. SO cute!
I decided to put this design to work on a holiday card. Instead of a dinosaur peeking through the cut-out on Kelly’s card, I created a small shaker box with a snowman inside, along with some glitter and small punched snowflakes.
Since I basically kept the layout the same as Kelly’s card, the hard work was already done for me! I changed the sentiment in the speech bubble, changed the hearts to die cut snowflakes and used some fun holiday papers. In the words of my seven-year-old…”it was easy peasy, lemon squeezy!”
I just shared with you what inspired this card of mine. What do you use for inspiration on your holiday cards? Do you use a magazine or online project as a starting point? Or are you an innovator that likes coming up with your own ideas? Or is it something else? Leave me a comment and you could win one of three prize packages from Papertrey Ink, plus a copy of Card Creations, Vol. 8! The package includes the stamps and dies I used to create today’s card. All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
P.S. Ready for more fun? Head over to Moxie Fab World to see even more World Card Making Day inspiration. And come back here tomorrow when Go-to Gal Kim Hughes shares a new holiday project inspired by Card Style!
P.P.S. It’s time to announce the three winners from Kim Kesti’s Countdown to World Card Making Day post!
1. Jessica (Sept. 25, 8:14 a.m.)
2. Barbara Hudson (Sept. 24, 10:27 a.m.)
3. Cat Spicer (Sept. 24, 6:06 p.m.)
Congrats, winners! Kelly will be contacting you shortly to discuss your prizes and get your mailing addresses. Thanks to all who left comments!