It’s a Small World After All

 Its a Small World After All

P. Kelly Smith

Happy World Card Making Day! (And happy birthday to dear ol’ dad! Too bad he doesn’t get the significance of this special day. If only he were a card maker…then he would be super psyched. At least he’s guaranteed a homemade card by yours truly!)

Since my thoughts are on family today (those related by blood and those related by this connective hobby), I can’t help but think about this wonderful world we live in. We’re geographically scattered all over the globe, but somehow we’re not so different…especially when it comes to our love of pretty paper, ribbon, buttons and brads.

I’m reminded of my favorite childhood song, It’s a Small World. (My sentimental mom even has a recording of me “singing” this little tune with my grandma humming in the background.) While I like to think my taste in music has matured over the years, I still love the simplicity of these lyrics:

It’s a world of laughter
A world of tears
It’s a world of hopes
And a world of fears
There’s so much that we share
That it’s time we’re aware
It’s a small world after all

There is just one moon
And one golden sun
And a smile means
Friendship to every one
Though the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide
It’s a small world after all

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It's a small world in the Wild, Wild West!

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It's a small world in the Mid West, too!

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It's a small world on the East Coast as well!

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It's a small world even beyond the U.S.A!

And since you’re all making cards today (nod yes), why not enter them in our 2010 World Card Making Day Card Contest? We’ll award 20 winners a prize package worth over $600! Winners will also have the opportunity to be published in the March/April 2011 issue of Paper Crafts magazine. How’s that for a sweet deal? For more information, see p. 21 in our September/October issue or click HERE. All entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Since it’s World Card Making Day and there’s been rumors about ONE MASSIVE GIVEAWAY, let’s get on with it! I just happen to have an extra set of prizes from our World Card Making Day Card Contest. How about I offer it up as a prize for ONE LUCKY WINNER? Just leave a comment telling me why you love making cards. All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Monday, Oct. 4. The big winner will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 5!

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One lucky winner will take home this entire prize package!

Happy World Card Making Day!

P.S. Need some inspiration to jump start your creativity today? Check out our 2010 World Card Making Day Blog Tourto see how your fellow paper crafters are celebrating this day. If you plan on celebrating yourself, please link up!

P.P.S. It’s time to announce the three winners from Maren’s ‘Tis the Season for Sketches post!

1. Tiffani (Sept. 30, 5:10 a.m.)
2. Lin (Sept. 30, 9:11 p.m.)
3. Barbara (Sept. 30, 5:38 a.m.)

Congrats, winners! I’ll be contacting you shortly to discuss your prizes and get your mailing addresses. Thanks to all who left comments!

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1,022 Responses to It’s a Small World After All

  1. Penny P. says:

    I love making cards becuase it satisifes my need to be creative and I love making things for loved ones.

  2. Carolyn Cece says:

    I love making cards and hearing how happy people are to receive them.

  3. Karen says:

    I love making handmade cards..they are such a fantastic gift.

  4. Brianna B from AZ says:

    I love making cards because a handmade card means so much to a person opening it. Its awesome to recieve them too!

  5. christine pethers says:

    I love making handmade cards because I have chronic pain problems and I can look at the cards I have managed to make , at the end of each day and think at least I have achieved something . If I concentrate and make a parchment card it takes me away from my world totally for a period of time

  6. Mandie says:

    I love making cards because it’s a great way for me to try new techniques for my scrapbook pages on a smaller scale AND I usually use up my scraps making cards : )

  7. Rachel Loesch says:

    I love making cards and giving them to people to show how much I care about them by taking the time to give them something handmade!
    ~Rachel in Sacramento

  8. jennifer ferrell says:

    OMG! Over 1000 comments so far! Wowie wowie wow! I love making gifts from the heart. I love picking out the perfect present and making the card and wrapping it all up beautifully.

  9. Sandie says:

    How wonderful it feels to me while creating a card, papercraft project or just pulling together items that cause me to think of a family member, friend or someone who needs a little “I’m thinking of you” note. It’s just uplifting to me to share a bit of my time with others!
    Joyful blessings…….~Sandie

  10. I love making cards because I can customize each one to fit the personality of the intended recipient!! Plus, I’ve found that people LOVE receiving my cards, too, which makes me so HAPPY!!

  11. Wow, what a prize!! I love making cards for a number of reasons. One, they are quick to make, two, I love to stamp and cards are the perfect place to do it on, and three, everyone loves getting happy mail and I like sending it. Thanks for starting World Card Making Day!!
    xoxo, Christine

  12. SHRUTI says:

    I love making cards because I love the personal touch you could give and even love playing with paper and colors.

  13. Simone Naoum says:

    I love making cards because I find it a great way to show someone how much I really care about them and I also find it a great way to relax and unwind from everyday stresses as it takes my mind off of work/home related things for a while. I also love seeing the expression on the recipients faces when I tell them the cards are handmade :)

  14. I love making cards because it serves as my outlet to have such fun time and not think much about my husband who is working abroad…it makes me happy to see my creations and the thought that someone will be happy to recieve such cards I make…I like the feeling that I can create these cards and could meet other people fromdifferent parts of the worl who have the same passion as mine…

  15. Mel says:

    I love making something beautiful & sharing it with someone else…just showing them how much I care…spending the time to make them something special.

  16. Jeanne N says:

    I love making cards because I can be creative and then give it away to give someone else’s day a boost.

  17. Katy S. says:

    I love making cards because I can personalize the card to fit the person I am giving it to. That’s why I got started making cards, I could never find the right one, that said they right thing or just looked like the receivers personality. I love having control over the outcome of the card.

  18. Linda Steffl says:

    Why do I love making cards? It’s the perfect way to put love in an envelope!

  19. Jeff Smith says:

    Who said that WCMD could be the same day as my birthday, who makes these rules? Less we all forget, it is foremost W orld J effs B irthday C elebration D ay, or WJBCD!

  20. Susanne says:

    Cards are just fun…they are fun to create…and the anticipation of one receiving a card tops all great things….I imagine when I send a card to someone ‘out of the blue’….they open it and feel a sweet friendship! Job accomplished!…That’s all, just to make someone feel spectacular after a long, tiring day!….They place it on their mantle and think….someone took the time out of their busy schedule to think of ME!….:)

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