Around here we get into those crazy little holidays that aren’t really holidays. You know, the ones like National Root Beer Float Day (August 6), National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day (August 8), and National Potato Day (August 19). Notice it’s the food-related holidays we seem to celebrate!
Did you know today is National Swap Ideas Day? Since most of our readers are creative people (or aspire to be!), we thought this would be an excellent non-holiday to spotlight. With the internet so accessible, right this very minute, paper crafters like you are swapping ideas, tips, and projects, not to mention meeting new people in this growing paper-crafting community.
Are you in the mood to swap ideas? Here are some fun ways!
Paper Crafts on Pinterest
Have you joined Paper Crafts on Pinterest? Currently we have 4,090 fans following 25 boards with 3,000 pins (and counting!). In addition to tons of crafty inspiration, you’ll find boards for each of the six Go-to Gals, free patterns, sketches, sentiments, and even submission tips! Click HERE to follow us today!
Paper Crafts Blog Roll
We created our blog roll to showcase the talents of our contributors (and keep you inspired . . . especially in between issues). From Paper Crafts Go-to Gals to World Card Making Day and Stamping Royalty winners, you’ll find all your favorites, as well as some newcomers. Get ready to expand your blog reading!
Creating Keepsakes Conventions
Creating Keepsakes Conventions are a great place to meet up with friends, take instructional classes, shop from retailers, and HAVE FUN! Click HERE to see if there’s a 2012–2013 convention coming to a city near you!
World Card Making Day Blog Tour & Card Contest
We’re just a few weeks away from our seventh annual World Card Making Day! Join your fellow card makers as we officially kick off the holiday card-making season on Saturday, Oct. 6. We’ll be counting down to World Card Making Day right here the week of Oct. 1-6. If you’ll be doing something special on your own blog to celebrate the holiday this year, feel free to join our World Card Making Day Blog Tour HERE. And make sure to enter our 2012 World Card Making Day Card Contest HERE. (Twenty winners will take home a $400 prize package!) Want even more ideas for celebrating this crafty day? Go to our official World Card Making Day Card website for participating retailers, exclusive projects from our sponsors, a gallery to upload your creations, and fun ideas for celebrating with your friends. Can anyone say card swap?
Speaking of swapping, I have three Paper Crafts “Betty” shirts that I’d love to swap out of our warehouse. Leave a comment telling me where you go to swap ideas or be inspired and I’ll pick three lucky winners to take home this sassy t-shirt (sizes vary). All comments must be received by Wednesday, September 12th at 5 pm MDT.
P.S. Just so you know, tomorrow is National Make Your Bed Day, so let’s all vow to make our beds like good little girls. You can go back to your old habits on Sept. 12.