World Card Making Day |
October 2, 2010
World Card Making
Day was founded in 2006 to bring card makers together at the beginning of the
busiest card-making season of the year. It was formerly known as National Card
Making Day, but due to the positive response it received and the worldwide
popularity of card making, the holiday is now known as World Card Making Day.
It is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October.
you know that...?
Want to join in on the fun? Here are a
few ideas to help you celebrate World Card Making Day in style!
in 6 U.S. households participate in card making
- 86% of
scrapbookers also create handmade cards
- 92% of paper
crafters create cards more than any other type of project
card making: Make cards to
cheer up hospital patients, encourage soldiers, or offer holiday wishes to
nursing home residents. (Try the Stand & Salute cartridge for patriotic cards and welcome home signs!) Click Here for Stand & Salute
card making: Play some
Christmas tunes, serve tasty holiday treats (such as cookies and candy canes),
and put on your favorite Christmas movie to have a holiday card-making
extravaganza. There's nothing as satisfying as knowing all of your holiday
cards are made before the hustle and
bustle of the season sets in.
in numbers party: Stock up on
cards for the coming year in organized, assembly line fashion. Each guest is
responsible for one part of the process, (making card blanks, adding the
sentiment, finishing touches with ribbon, etc.) making a large number of cards
in no time flat. Add variation by keeping the same card design but changing the
sentiment for different occasions. Divide up the cards at the end of the party
so everyone walks away with a variety of cards to use in the months ahead.
Hoo Hoo Hooray Card Idea|
A Special Card For A Special Someone
Hello! I am a recent edition to the Craft-e-Corner team and volunteered to make a project to share with all of you!
This way I could get some hands on experience with our products, contribute to
our newsletter, feel like I've taken part in World Card Making Day, and end up
with a special card for a birthday party I'm attending this weekend. How fun is
that? I'll be honest... this is the very first project I have ever made with a
Cricut machine. And as they say...
If I can do it, anyone can do it! But to make
it even easier for you, here are step-by-step instructions to get you on your
way. Hoo Hoo Hooray!
1) GATHER YOUR MATERIALS
~Cricut Expression Machine
~Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
~Cardstock (Aqua, Dark Brown, Brown, Tan, Green, Mint Green,
~Tool Kit (EXTREMELY handy... especially the spatula!)
~Adhesive Strip Runner (Or your adhesive of choice)
~Cricut Cutting Guide (In the A to Z Cricut DVD!)
CUT YOUR CARD PIECES (It looks like a
lot, but it was fun!)
Owl/ 5"/ Brown = Outside of card
Owl/ ¾"/ Brown Qty 2 = Small owls for
(Blackout) Owl/ 5" /Tan = Inside of Card
/1 ½" /Tan Qty 3 = Envelope Phrase
(Alphabet) R /¾" /Tan = Envelope phrase
/¾" /Tan = Envelope phrase
¾" /Tan = Envelope phrase
Owl /5" /Aqua = Envelope
Flower /6"/ Pink 2 Qty = Flowers for over eyes
(Phrase) Cupcake /5 ¼"/ Pink = Happy
Birthday phrase inside card
(Icon) Flower /1 ½" /Mint Green = "Hair"
(Icon) Owl /5" /Green = Tree Top and Grass
(Icon) (Shift) Owl /5"/ Dark Brown = Tree
3) ADHERE YOUR PIECES TOGETHER AND YOU'RE DONE!
I hope you have a Hoot making this project!
|Crafting Tip of the Day |
Great tips for using Silhouette 12x12 Vinyl
This one's a real " Woo Hoo!" moment for all Cricut Owners.
Silhouette America has manufactured a 12x12 vinyl. And it's compatible with the Cricut! This material is so popular now for so many different
projects. My personal favorite is putting those beautiful quotes up on your
wall, but I've also been searching around and have found other amazing projects
like making a blackboard out of black vinyl, using vinyl as an outline to
create etched glass décor,window clings
etc....and it's all so easy! This really opens us up to doing some great projects
with both the Cricut and the Silhouette. We
are so excited about these products that we will be bundling our Black Adhesive Vinyl, Transfer Paper, and Home Decor Cartridge with the Cricut Expression Machine at the special price of $268.84. Click here to see it
Now, go fill that room with
|Food for the Poor |
Charity of the Month
is proud to announce this month's featured charity, Food for the Poor. This is an organization that has been hard at
work saving lives throughout the Caribbean and Central America (Including
Haiti) since 1982. Food for the Poor raises funds and provides direct relief
assistance to the poor, usually by purchasing specifically requested materials
and distributing them through the churches and charity organizations already
operating in areas of need. They are a faith based organization, and more than
96% of all donations received go directly to programs that benefit the poor.
2nd (World Card Making Day), Food for the Poor will be holding their
5th annual "Walk for Hunger". Participants can form a team and walk
at Lynn University in Boca Raton Florida, OR
walk in their own community. You can register as a team or alone, and
their website has all the information you will need to start fundraising. We
encourage you to participate in any way that you can, or if you're busy making
cards that day, maybe just stop in and take a peek at Food for the Poor's e-cards
available on their website. Now that's
a fun and rewarding project idea!
Craft-e-Corner is providing will supply a thirsty village with a water pump,
and a poor family with a goat and food for 3 months. If you would like to be
part of saving the lives of those still suffering in Haiti and throughout
Central America and the Caribbean, please visit their gift catalog on their
website at www.foodforthepoor.org
|More Products on SALE |
The Silhouette SD and Cricut A to Z DVD
The Cricut Celebration Sale is well underway and many have taken
advantage of the great prices on Cricut Cartridges and other products.
The sale ends on October 3, 2010, but we are happy to announce that we
have added a couple more products. Check them out:
Learn all about your Cricut Machine
Cricut A to Z DVD
Our Price: $19.84
Sale Price: $14.84
Over 25% OFF
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Get quality cuts with the SDSilhouette SD Machine
Our Price: $229.84
Sale Price: $199.99
Save Over $25
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