It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . for me anyway!
With my favorite season just 10 days away and the kids back at school I enjoy having some time to craft for Halloween and Thanksgiving.
And boy oh boy those muted earth tones of fall excite me! I just love having such a beautiful palette outside my window every day as inspiration.
But if fall (and a quiet house) is not enough inspiration to get your crafty juices flowing, then consider all of these reasons to break out our crafting supplies this month.
Let’s start with today. Did you know that it is National Encouragement Day? Have some free time this afternoon? Make a quick, clean and simple card to tell someone that you enjoy having them in your life. I can’t think of any better encouragement to receive than that!
September 16th is National Neighborhood Day. consider making a card for your neighbor. It’s a great way to thank them for being so nice to live by, or you could introduce yourself to someone new in the neighborhood!
September is also National Sewing Month. It’s a great time to head out to your local sewing store and stock up on notions, thread, or other items that you use on your cards. Many retailers are running special promotions on sewing items. Don’t use sewing items on you cards? Why not try it?
How cute is Chan Voung’s Sew Much card that appeared in 365 Cards? Her use of a sewing pattern and buttons couldn’t be any better!
Do you like to make punny cards? Send a friend a pirate themed card on September 19th to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
And don’t forget about World Card Making Day coming up on October 6th. Plan to spend the day crafting away in celebration of your favorite hobby. I use the time to start making my holiday cards. But you could also make cards to enter into our World Card Making Day Contest! Check out Susan’s great insights on the contest HERE.
Okay, so are you ready to start paper crafting? Leave me a comment here by Friday, September 14th at 5pm MDT and I’ll pick one random winner to win three paper stacks from DCWV to give your patterned paper stash a boost!
Windy Robinson, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
P.S. On our Go-to Gal blog hop last week, many of you asked me to show you how to emboss with dies v. cutting with them. Well, stop on over at my blog today and I’ll share a quick tutorial on how I made that card I shared today using that technique.