Sunday, 7 October 2012

Thankful for World Card-Making Day

This weekend marks the first anniversary of my blog!
I remember posting about World Card-Making Day, which I had just found out about. Imagine, a day dedicated to creating things which give joy to other people!
Some similar joy this past week, when I ran two card-making workshops. One was for clients at the Rehab Centre where I work, and one was for friends of my sister-in-law. In both cases, the true enjoyment was watching people get excited about the creative process. I love it best when the projects I've provided only serve as a departure point for further inventiveness, when people make their own variations or take off in an entirely new direction.

It is also Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada.  All in all, lots for which to be thankful.

Here's a selection of some of the cards we made this week:

 The two thank-you cards feature the CTMH stamp set "A Little Thanks." The clean-and-simple card design is from my friend Kristin.
The DP in the left side shows both designs on the double-sided "Flirty" paper from CTMH.
A little shading of Sizzix die-cut leaves, some seasonal ribbon and voila.
This "turkey2stamp" is another fun set from The Stamps of Life. The turkey outline, body and feathers are all stamped separately, so you can choose your own colour and pattern combination.
This particular card design was CASEd from Emily Niehaus, one of the design-team members from the Stamps of Life. She is a very versatile stamper and can do whimsical, as is the case here, elegant, shabby-chic...worth checking out her blog.

I added a little Flower Soft for the turkey to scratch upon.
The newbie stampers had a lot of fun with this guy!


Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian pals, and to the American ones, its never too early in the season to enjoy some roast turkey!

Happy crafting, 
Caroline

3 comments:

  1. Adorable cards!!! Love the turkey!

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  2. Love these - glad to hear you did a workshop with Line et al.

    xox, Morag

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  3. Such great layouts...the leafy vines are so pretty and I LOVE that turkey! So cute!

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