We love the World Card Making Day Contest, mostly because all of the entries are mail-ins. There’s nothing like ooohing and aaaahing over cards as you touch and feel the detail, or soak in the stunning simplicity up close. And even better than that is knowing that all the cards not selected as winners will fill the boxes of a wonderful group called Operation Write Home. It feels like we’re all winners in some way or another.
Speaking of winners, I have to admit I’m smiling just a bit as I write this, because we’ve made them wait TWO WHOLE MONTHS before we announced their names. The winning cards will be published in our upcoming March/April issue, and in the world of what we affectionately refer to as “magazine time,” that’s just how long it takes. They’ve been so patient, and have even received their prize packages already (which they can’t even publicly hoot about yet!). And this year’s prizes was a DOOZY – retail value over $600!
One winner in particular really made our hearts swell when she sent us this note after receiving her prize:
Here are Kristen’s winning cards (you’ll have to watch for your March/April issue to see the rest!):
A is for Adore Card:
And, since they’ve been so incredibly patient with us, without further ado these are the top-of-the-heap card makers for World Card Making Day 2010:
THANK YOU category:
HELLO/THINKING OF YOU category:
SEASON’S GREETINGS category:
Congratulations to all the winners (especially those who won in two categories!), and start your countdown to World Card Making Day 2011 on Saturday, October 1!