Welcome to World Card Making Day on the SCT blog!
To celebrate this fun occasion, we asked some of our favourite card makers to share a card with us. And, what beautiful cards they are! Scroll down to view a vast array of fantastic cards—complete with supply lists and instructions. And, because we wanted to make sure that all of this hard work was duly appreciated, we are donating each of the cards to our “bring a smile to a child” campaign (for more information on this campaign, please visit our website at www.scrapbookandcards.com).
For those of you who have joined us, be sure to scroll through all the beautiful cards for a wonderful surprise at the end!
Michelle Engel – I Think You’re Groovy!
1. Take a base in the colour of your choice of 8.5x6 and fold in half.
2. Use a circle template to cut various sizes of circles, draw or trace your favourite flowers and cut out.
3. Sand front of card, circles and flowers (I used a 150 grit) and then arrange circles and flowers (finish flowers with a brad for dimension).
4. A simple computer generated greeting on white cardstock and cut into a strip completes the card!
Supplies: Cardstock-Core’dinations, Brad-SEI, Font-2Ps Quirky
Roxanne Jegodtka – Smile, Laugh, Giggle
1. Trim a 8 1/2 wide by 5 1/2 high piece out of the green polka dot cardstock and fold in half to create the base of the card.
2. Cut a piece 4 wide by 5 1/4 high out of the rose red patterned paper and adhere to the front of the card.
3. Trim a circle out of the green cardstock approximately 3 in diameter, adhere to card and add the chipboard rings to it. Attach the chipboard flower with dimensional adhesive in the center of the rings.
4. Trim stripes out of the patterned paper and add to the left side of card. Attach buttons to complete.
Supplies: Patterned Paper – SandyLion, Patterned Cardstock - Bo Bunny, Chipboard – SandyLion, Buttons - Bo Bunny and Autumn Leaves, Dimensional Adhesive - Glue Dots
Kim Hughes - Celebrate Love
I thought this would make a sweet card to give at any time of the year to celebrate the love people have for each other.
1. Cut the journal square from the base 12 x 12 paper and ink the edges.
2. Mat onto a card base and ink the edges then stamp celebrate.
3. Draw a heart onto the back of the red paper and cut it out (ink the edges before adding to the card).
4. Add a paper, button accent.
5. Stamp, cut out and ink the bird accent
6. Add glittered alphabet stickers to spell love
Supplies: Patterned Paper-Bo Bunny, Stamps-Cornish Heritage Farms, Ink-Clearsnap, Stickers-Bo Bunny, Button-Making Memories, String-Scrapworks
Kimber McGray – Happy Birthday
1. Cut down the 8”x8” sheet of pattern paper along the scallop print.
2. Layer it on top of a sheet of the orange pattern paper, trim and fold to make a card.
3. Stamp the turtle with a sucker on a scrap piece of paper and color in with markers. Adhere to green piece of pattern paper with foam adhesive dots.
4. Stamp sentiment and mat with scraps of the orange paper. Adhere to card front.
5. Wrap hemp/twine around green pattern paper and secure with a knot.
Supplies: All papers and stamps-Kim Hughes Collection from Cornish Heritage Farms, Markers- Stampin' Up!, Ink-Ranger
Tina Werner – Happy Birthday
1. Make 5 ½” x 4 ¼” card with white cardstock.
2. Trim patterned paper 5 ½” x 4 ½” for background and adhere to card front.
3. Stamp out journal block on patterned paper with stamp using black Versafine ink and cut out.
4. Adhere journal block to lower left side of card.
5. Add strip of 7 Gypsies gaffer tape over the journal block and stamp along bottom right of card using black ink.
6. Add the “happy birthday” sentiment using alpha stamps in coordinating colour.
7. Ink a chipboard swirl with charcoal chalk ink and add to the left side of gaffer tape. Ink the outer edges of the card and a few flowers with charcoal chalk ink. Adhere the flowers to the card front with brads.
Supplies: Patterned paper-BasicGrey, Stamps – Impression Obsession, Ink-Versafine, Chipboard-Making Memories, Flowers-Prima
Holly Pitroff – Smile
When I think of celebrating, smiling is the first thing the comes to mind. You can’t have a celebration without smiles! I hope this card brings a smile to someone’s face and brightens their day!
1. Make a 5 ½” x 4 ¼” card with patterned paper.
2. Place rub-ons on cardstock.
3. Cut out the scallop shapes around the rub-ons.
4. Add “smile” and a jewelette as the top of the “i”
Supplies: Patterned paper-Bo Bunny, Cardstock-Core-dinations, Rub-ons-Creative Imaginations, American Crafts, Making Memories, Ink-Ranger, Chipboard-American Crafts, Jewelette-Petaloo
Christine Hill – Celebrate
1. Create a standard quarter fold card from a piece of 8.5 x 11 cardstock.
2. Base paper (stripe) is 4 x 5.25, cut and adhere to card front.
3. Cut accent strip (black paper) 2 x 5.25 and adhere to left side of card.
4. Cut background for greeting (cream with flowers) 3.75 x 2.5 and adhere as shown.
5. Attach brads, greeting and tie ribbon
Supplies: Patterned paper-Crate Paper, Cardstock & Ribbon-Stampin’ Up!, Die-cut-QuicKutz, Brads-Creative Impression
Kelly Goree - Happy Birthday Card
1. Cut pink cardstock to 7 x 9 and fold in half so card measures 3 ½ x 9.
2. Cover left side of card with BasicGrey aqua patterned paper, the right side with BasicGrey striped patterned paper.
3. Adhere strip of black paper down center of card.
4. Place section of Making Memories shaped ledger paper on the right side of the black line.
5. Apply rub-ons in the middle of the aqua section
6. Punch 1 ½ circle out of black paper. Mount Chipboard flowers to it and secure with brad. Mount piece in the middle of the card as shown.
7. Add doodles with black pen as desired.
8. Print sentiment on strips and secure to top of card with brads.
Supplies: Cardstock-Bazzill, Patterned Paper, BasicGrey Urban Prairie, Making Memories, Brads, Chipboard elements, Rub-ons – BasicGrey, Ink-Colorbox (Clearsnap) Chalk Ink, Pentel Pen (black)
Anabelle O’Malley - Congratulations
Making stamped backgrounds is a quick and easy way to add visual interest. Using a large, bold stamp works best. Happy stamping!
1. Use paint to create the background. I painted the stamp and stamped it repeatedly on the white cardstock.
2. Cut a piece out for the background and mount it to the card front.
3. I layered some felt onto it once it was dry.
4. Add a rubon, cut it out, and adher the flowers and rhinestones.
Supplies: Cardstock-The Paper Co., Bazzil, Stamp-Heidi Swapp, Paint-Delta, Felt & Jewels-Queen and Co., Rubon-Scenic Route, Flower-Fancy Pants, Flower Trim-Making Memories, Decorative Scissors-Fiskars
Jennifer Roach - Let's Celebrate card
When I create cards with children in mind, I like to keep them fun and colourful. I created this card using paper and chipboard candles from the Cupcake line from Basic Grey and paired with some cute Cornish Heritage Farm stamps. Add the end I added some Stickles to give it an all over shimmer.
1. Create an A2 standard card base (measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4) using card stock of your choice (or premade card base).
2. Take zig-zag edged cardstock and trim to fit inside the card base as shown. Adhere to card base.
3. Trim a piece of patterned paper to fit inside the zig-zag cardstock and adhere.
4. Stamp turtle stamp onto green patterned paper and cut out. Stamp eyes onto white paper and cut out. Glue white eyes onto cut out turtle. Stamp cupcake onto white paper and colour as desired.
5. Using scalloped border punch, punch strip out of red patterned paper same width as background paper.
6. Cut piece of orange paper same width as background paper, and stamp with sentiment in bottom left corner.
7. Emboss white paper with birthday embossing folder and cut to same width as background paper.
8. Adhere orange paper, red scalloped border and embossed cardstock as shown to center of background paper. Adhere turtle and cupcake cut outs to card. Adhere chipboard candles to card. Add bow to candles.
9. Add some shimmer to the card by adding Stickles as desired.
Supplies: Stamps-Kim Hughes Collection from Cornish Heritage Farms, Ink-Adirondack Pitch Black, Cardstock-DCWV card base, Bazzill Cardstock with an edge, Patterned Paper-BasicGrey Cupcake collection, Tools-Cuttlebug (embossing), Fiskars Threading Water border punch, Accessories- Chipboard candles BasicGrey Cupcake collection, American Crafts Ribbon, Stickles
Carla Peicheff – Hooray Happy Birthday
I made this card bright and fun with lots of texture and pop-up tape on my image to give it some some wow effect! I wanted to be sure that it would be a fun for a child to receive. I am hoping it puts a smile on a child's face.
1. Cut card base.
2. Cut 2 pieces of contrasting patterned paper to fit card base, adhere.
3. Cut contrasting piece of patterned paper to 1 smaller on all sides, adhere.
4. Stitch around patterned paper pieces if desired.
5. Stamp image and colour with prismas or desired medium, add stickles, cut around image, adhere to card.
6. Adhere sentiment stickers/rub-ons.
7. Adhere photo corner and punched stars. Doodle on stars, adhere.
* When making cards for children try not to use small embellishments for safety reasons.
* Add stickles or glitter to add an extra special touch to your card.
* Cute animal images are always a hit on childrens cards!
* To make this card for a girl, use feminine colours instead.
* You could also make this a colour me card by leaving the image blank and enclosing a pkg. of crayons to let the child finish off the card for fun!
Supplies: Patterned paper- Scenic Route Surprise Collection Kit, Stamp-Whipper Snapper, Pencil Crayons – Prismacolors, Rubon – DCWV, Punch - Stampin' Up, Ink - Uniball white gel pen, Glitter – Stickles
Allison Cope - Have a Jolly Christmas Card
1. Cut and fold in half a 8.5 x 5.5 card base.
2. Cut a 8.25x5.25 green mat and a piece of 8x5 dotted red paper. Adhere together and then to card base.
3. Cut a strip of white cardstock about 1 inch wide and punch one edge using an edge punch.
4. Center the circle stamp and the snowflake stamp within the edge design of the strip. Adhere to card.
5. Stamp three animal images on to scrap pieces of white cardstock, colour and cut out.
6. Cut a scalloped circle in green cardstock and a slightly smaller diameter circle from white cardstock. Ink the edges of the white circle. Adhere to one another.
7. Adhere the three stamped images to the layered circles. Use foam adhesive to pop out one image. Adhere the images and circle to the card.
8. Stamp a greeting a small piece of cardstock, mount it some green cardstock and adhere to the card. Finish with self adhesive gemstones.
Supplies: Patterned Paper -Scenic Route, Cardstock- Bazzill, Prism, Stamps-Hero Arts (animals, snowflake, greeting), Papertrey Inks (circles), Inks-Close To My Heart, Ranger, Copic markers, Gemstones- Hero Arts, Tools-Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Martha Stewart punch, Adhesive-American Crafts, Scotch
Beatriz Jennings - How Old? card
1. Make card from cardstock, distress with ink and adhere patterned paper on top of card.
2. Cut scalloped paper, distress with ink and adhere.
3. Adhere swirls die cut and star.
4. Adhere button make a knot with ribbon and adhere onto swirl die cut. Apply rub ons.
Supplies: Patterned Paper–Making Memories, My Minds Eye, Cardstock- Bazzill, Die cuts-My Minds Eye, Rub-ons & buttons-BasicGrey, Ribbon-Craft Supply, Ink-Ranger
Linda Beeson – Absolutely All Boy
Since the cards go to children, I wanted to create something that would really be fitting to a child and I picked a boy theme.
1. Create card base - 5 1/2 square.
2. Cut the brown dot piece to fit the card front and then free-hand cut the mountains from the other colors of the dot paper.
3. Add some rough edges with the Tonic Paper Distresser. When all these layers are together, machine sew around the outside. The machine sewing adds a little bit of texture that seemed to go with the outdoor look of the theme.
4. The Dinosaur is self adhesive, so that was just placed on the card and the greetings were rubbed on in place.
5. Hand cut the leaves and add them to the card and add dot from the copper Stickles.
Supplies: Cardstock-Core’dinations, Patterned Paper-Bo Bunny, Chipboard-BasicGrey, Stickles-Ranger, Rub-ons-We R Memory Keepers and Making Memories
Sherry Wright – A little birdie told me!
I thought I'd share a card using my favorite owl and a fun sentiment. How can you not smile looking at his face!?
1. Cut a 5x10 piece of brown cardstock, score, and fold to make a 5x5 card.
2. Cut a 4x4 piece of orange poka dot paper and a 3 3/4x3 3/4 piece of lined paper. Layer in the center.
3. Stamp the owl, small bird, and branch and color images. Arrange as shown.
4. Run a strip of orange paper through a Dymo and imprint A little birdie told me, ink, cut and adhere to card front.
5. For inside: Cut a 4x4 piece of orange dot paper and adhere to center. Stamp owl, litlle bird, and branch and color. Arrange as show. Run cardstock strip through Dymo and imprint It's your birthday, ink, and adhere to inside of card.
Supplies: Patterned Paper-Anna Griffin paper (dots), Prima paper (lined), Stamps-Kim Hughes Collection by Cornish Heritage Farms, Colored pencils-General’s, Markers-Copic, Ink-Clearsnap, Adhesive-Beacon, Dymo label maker
Greta Hammond – Happy Birthday
1. Make base of the card 4.25" x 5.5" (folded) from Kraft cardstock.
2. Cut a piece of red floral paper to slightly less than outside of card. Stitch around outside and ink edges.
3. Cut a piece of grey polka dot paper to about 3.75" x 3.25". Use scalloped punch on bottom. Stitch around edge and ink. Layer on top of red floral piece.
4. Add thick red ribbon and tuck behind red floral mat. Tie a bow.
5. Add strip of solid red paper right above scalloped edge.
6. Add rub-on to grey lined paper. Ink edges and adhere to red strip with pop dots.
7. Finish card with a layered punched circle, and flower with red gem for the center.
Supplies: Cardstock-Bazzill, Patterned Paper-Little Yellow Bicycle, Rub-on-Little Yellow Bicycle, Tools-Martha Stewart Scallop Punch, Flower-Prima, Gem-Little Yellow Bicycle, Ink-Tsukienko, Other-Ribbon
Becky Olsen - Happy Birthday
1. Create card base, adhere patterned paper.
2. Circle punch out along the argyle to create the diamond shape border.
3. Use make-up sponge to apply soft edges on paper pieces.
Supplies: Patterned Paper & Sticker-Sassafrass Lass, Stamps-Rummage Bin Stamp sentiment, Ink-Archival Black
And, in the spirit of giving on this special date, we will be offering a great prize package when you leave a comment here! One name will be randomly drawn on October 7th at 6:00 p.m.
Happy card making!
Catherine, Kerry, and the rest of the SCT team