Cath Edvalson

Cath Edvalson

How was your World Card Making Day? No matter where you were or who you were with, I hope it was fun memorable!

Here at Paper Crafts, we are overwhelmed with the response to our fourth year celebrating this amazingly connective holiday. From manufacturers and online companies who were sponsoring events, to grass-roots blog hops and challenges, to individuals posting cards on their blogs, to groups of gals who gathered to make cards for charity, to those of you who really did get a jumpstart on your holiday cards, there was a lot going on as Oct. 3 worked its way around the globe.

Speaking of the globe, in the World Tour of Card Making that took place in the Moxie Fab World last week, we spotlighted 42 different designers in 17 countries. There were a total of 8,470 comments made–many of them in different languages–and 347 international bloggers joined in on the tour as well!

On the World Card Making Day web site, there was a blog tour for discounts on products in our online store and 383 other card makers did something special on their blogs for World Card Making Day, linking them on the site as well. Here’s some of the great cards that were featured on this tour:

Stinkin’ cute Boo Card by Becky from the Becky & Stacy Blog:

Fun Christmas Blessings Card by Lynn Miller:

Beautiful Blue Butterfly Card by Brises from Poland:

Cutie-pie Thanks a Latte Card by Michelle Woerner:

Fun Trick or Treat Card by Jona Panesa from the Philippines:

…and from what could be our youngest blogger in World Card Making Day history, this For You Card by eight-year-old Rebecca Ledlow:

Our Go-to Gals – Kim H., Maren, Teri, Betsy and Jessica were busy teaching classes at five winning retail stores around the country, while Kim K. was promoting the holiday at CKC-Glendale. Click their names for their takes on their experiences.

It was certainly a busy day, friends – but believe it or not, there’s still more fun to be had. If you live in the U.S. or Canada (except Quebec), you can send your Birthday, Christmas/Season’s Greetings, Hello/Thinking of You, Love and/or Thank You cards in to our World Card Making Day Card Contest to win a fantastic prize AND a spot in our March/April 2010 issue. But you need to hurry! Entries must be postmarked by Oct. 12! Click HERE for all the details!

What did you like most about World Card Making Day? My favorite part was the connections that I made with paper crafters from all over the world. With the click of the “translate” button, I was able to make friends with people I would never have met otherwise. Here’s hoping that the World Card Making Day spirit is alive within us all throughout the coming year until it’s time to celebrate again in 2010 on Saturday, Oct. 2!

I’d love to hear what you liked most about World Card Making Day and am prepared to thank you with a chance to win some fun embellishments from American Crafts. Just be sure to leave a comment by midnight (MDT) on Wednesday, Oct. 7 and I’ll draw three random winners!

Basking in the sisterhood of World Card Making Day,

P.S. I now get the privilege to announce the grand prize winner of Kelly’s Happy World Card Making Day post! This lucky lady is taking home this giant jackpot of a prize:

Congrats to Deanna for winning this WHOLE prize package!

Congrats to Sherry for winning this WHOLE prize package!

 Sherry (Oct. 3, 3:56 p.m.)

“Happy World Card Making Day from Iowa! I’ve been looking at the web pages and gathering lots of inspiration and reading blogs while putting together a few cards! Oh What Fun!!!”

Well done, Sherry! Kelly will be contacting you shortly to get your mailing address. Thanks to all of our 408 commenters! We loved hearing how you spent your World Card Making Day!