Welcome to Freebie Friday! Has it really been almost a week since World Card Making Day? While many of you left comments telling me how you spent your WCMD, I thought I would share the details of my day.
Many of you know that myself and a few ladies from the office are in a monthly card group. We “try” to meet regularly to swap cards and work on a fun paper crafting project. So when it came to scheduling our next meeting, it made complete sense to hold it on our fifth annual World Card Making Day holiday!
Our theme was Thank You cards that incorporated text (anyone remember the Reading Between the Lines feature in our September/October issue?). Since life was a little crazy last week, I didn’t even sit down to create my cards until an hour before we met. Thanks goodness for our special issue Go-to Sketches! It really does come in handy when you’re short on time and creativity. I borrowed one of Jessica Witty’s sketches and had so much fun with it. I just punched 1-inch circles out of my favorite October Afternoon paper (Fly a Kite), pop dotted them, added a button to one circle and finished it off with a thanks rub-on. So easy! Thanks, Ms. Witty!
Next came our fun Halloween project! I reached out to my Pisces Sister and card group co-founder Megan Hoeppner for some ideas. She had seen this rolled paper wreath on Club CK and suggested we give it a try. She graciously kitted all of our wreath supplies, so all we had to bring was our favorite Halloween paper. I chose Little Yellow Bicycle’s Boo-ville collection.
As one who has never misted before, I’m not going to lie…a little goes a long way. But I’m super pleased with the results. And can I tell you how many craft stores I went to before I found the perfect ruffled ribbon to match the ruffled crepe paper? Three! But it was worth it. If you’d like to make your own rolled paper wreath, Megan was kind enough to post a step-by-step tutorial on her blog. Please hop on over to see her fabulous take on this fun project.
Can you guess today’s giveaway? Yep, thanks to Megan, I’ve got some extra wreath kits, along with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist! Leave me a comment and I’ll pick two winners to take home this spooktacular prize package. All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, Oct. 10.
P.S. Just a reminder for those wanting to submit cards to our 2010 World Card Making Day Card Contest…the deadline is next Tuesday, Oct. 12. The post office is closed on Monday for Columbus Day, so make sure your entries are postmarked by Tuesday. Those mailed after this date will not be eligible.
P.P.S. It’s time to announce the three winners of Maren’s Adopt-A-Dog Month post!
1. Rosie Glenn (Oct. 6, 1:53 p.m.)
2. Vickie S. (Oct. 6, 6:15 p.m.)
3. Elaina Larsen (Oct. 6, 7:53 p.m.)
Congrats, winners! You’ve each won some fun dog-themed goodies from Little Yellow Bicycle! I’ll be contacting you shortly to get your mailing addresses. Thanks to all who left comments on their four-legged furry friends!