Jennifer Schaerer

Jennifer Schaerer

Let the countdown begin – that’s how long we have until the fun and celebration of World Card Making Day is here for 2009! That’s right, mark your calendars for Saturday, October 3rd and start building your plans now.

No idea where to start? Try the World Card Making Day web site. We’ve got plenty of ideas for celebrating in style, plus the 2008 community gallery. We’ll be adding card projects from our product partners (with photos, instructions and supply lists!) in the coming weeks, and invite you to help build the 2009 gallery by uploading your own cards as you make them. We’ll also be launching a blog hop later this summer.

And, as we do every year, we’ll be sponsoring the 2009 World Card Making Day Card Contest. This year’s prize package is worth over $185, and we’ll be awarding four winners in each of five categories. Keep your eye on the web site for more information.

So hop on over and get started today! If you’re already a member of our Scrap and Paper Corner community, you can can login with the same username and password as your Scrap and Paper Corner profile. Otherwise, you’ll need to set yourself up as a new user.

Then, feel free to use the World Card Making Day logo anywhere you’d like – your blog, your online profile, emails, or anywhere else you can spread the word and create yet another paper crafting connection through card making.

Finally, to get you into your crafty space to start making cards, here’s a chance to win a great big boost of inspiration.

For five lucky winners, I’ve got hot-off-the-presses copies of Card Creations, Vol. 7, plus a whole bunch of cheery chipboard accents in a rainbow of colors from GCD Studios.

Leave a comment by this Sunday, June 21 at midnight MDT and let me know how World Card Making Day fits into your life – do you use it to get your paper crafting space organized? Or is it your kick-off to making your holiday cards? Is it a great excuse to get your paper crafting peeps together for some creative fun?

However you do it, just unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making.