World Cardmaking Day 2014

Today is World Cardmaking Day … and today I would like to dedicate our blog post, our cards, and our day to a dear friend who lost her life to cancer just over one year ago.  Dari was a huge part of Love is in the Details … and she LOVED making cards, it was one of her favorite pastimes.  Last year, Dari was laid to rest on World Cardmaking Day.

Dari … today is for you … our cards and our challenges … I know you will be sitting up there … second star from the right … watching and creating with us.


Please leave a comment on this blog post … with a link to a picture of each of the “newly created cards” you make for each one of these challenges.  For each *newly created card* you make, you will receive a ticket into a random prize draw.

#1 Challenge – Lori – Put a Bird on it

My love of cards started when I made my first vintage card.  Today, my challenge for you is … not to make a vintage card (although I won’t mind at all if you do) … but to make a card and “put a bird on it.”  Here is the card I made for the challenge.


And, if you would like to receive an extra ticket some extra brownie points, please finish the inside of the card.


#2 Challenge – Jennifer – For the love of fall

It’s time to break out the beautiful orange and brown embellishments and all things textured. Let’s see your fall cards.  Brownie points for using something corrugated.


#3 Challenge – Norine -Color Challenge

Happy World Card Making Day!  What a worthy event and occasion, especially when it reminds us of Dari, who we all fiercely miss.

You would know that my focus this summer has been our cottage reno.  And even though we’re painting everything white and a deeper shade of white, it hasn’t stopped me from browsing through the paint racks at the paint store.  I. LOVE. the color scheme cards they provide there!!  LOVE THEM!  And also, maybe collect them.


Here’s one I especially loved from my last trip to Home Depot, and it’s what I used to inspire this color challenge.  My challenge for you is to make a card using these three colors.  You can use them in the portions that most appeal to you – example – mostly blue with accents of rust and copper.wcmd1


If you have, and want to use Tim Holtz inks or markers for color reference, the ones that match most closely are Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China or Salty Ocean.


#4 Challenge – Lisa – Masculine

When I sit down to make cards I always make feminine cards….I don’t know why I think they’re just easier.  To challenge myself for World Cardmaking Day I thought I’d step out of my comfort zone and create a masculine card.  You know it ended up easier than I thought and I love the results.  So my challenge for you today is to make a masculine card, it can be for a boy, man, birthday whatever the occasion.


For extra ‘brownie points’ I want to see you pull out those die cuts and use them on your card!!  I used three different Tim Holtz dies to create mine.  Have fun with all these amazing challenges, I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!

#5 Challenge – Jodi – Happy Halloween!

Halloween is my favorite time of year.  I also love decorating for it.  So when I had to chose a card to do, I chose Halloween as the theme.  Plus it’s just around the corner!   On this card, I used a couple of items that you wouldn’t find in a scrapbook store… like the spider and webbing.. so my challenge to you is, add something to your Halloween card that is non scrapbook related.  Can’t wait to see what you create!!


Thank you everyone for making this day special and helping us celebrate!!

0 thoughts on “World Cardmaking Day 2014

  • Lori I love what you wrote about Dari !! What a great way to remember her and I love all the card challenges especially the one about not having to do a vintage card  LOL !!!!!

  • Phew… now that I have wiped the tears away… that totally caught me off guard, lady!  Dari loved cards, loved crafting, and was making them right up until August of last year.  The last card she made was for my birthday, and it’s up on a shelf in my scrapbook corner.  Thank you for dedicating today to her, that means a lot. <3  And that being said, I already made a card this morning for my momma 🙂

  • Those are some fantastic cards! You ladies are so talented.  And I’m happy that today is dedicated to Dari, she was a beautiful person.  Not sure I can make anything close to the above but I’ll try one!

  • Hi, I just wanted to thank you for dedicating today to my sister. I never had the chance to meet you but I’ve heard so many wonderful things from both my sisters. When Chelsea sent me the link I wasn’t expecting to be shedding tears but you got me a little choked up. She loved cards And I’m so glad I kept every single one I was ever given. Thank you again, you’ve made my day!!

  • A wonderful dedication and remembrance.  I was always amazed at the amount of cards Dari made and all so lovely.
    Happy World Card Making Day!

  • What a wonderful tribute to celebrate one of Dari’s loves.
    Ladies, you have beautiful cards….inspired me to try my hand; as you will see I had difficulty posting.  I think I need a refresher, cause they do not look right.
    Having lots of fun-looking forward to the crop !!

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