Happy World Card Making Day, Makers! Can you believe that it's already October 1st? Today is a huge day for all of us, it's a day of celebrating not only the appreciation of cards, but the actual art of creating them. It seemed like a huge impossibility to try and showcase all of the amazing cards that we've had the honor of having on our blog by our wonderful design team. We have SO many fantastic card DIY's and inspirations! We were able to pick out 15 cards that we want to share with you, all of them being crafted using our amazing dies, stamps, paper and embellishments. We hope these DIY cards inspire you to make something special today.
Fresh, fun, and easy to make cards are some of our favorite projects to create, especially when we can use them for any occasion! If you're looking for some beautiful, quick make cards, check out this DIY by Vivian using Stephanie Barnard's dies!
Have you ever added felt embellishments to your cards? This floral felt DIY by Aida gives us all the flower feels, giving us new ideas for upcoming spring projects. We love the combination of dies she used from Eileen Hull Designs,Tim Holtz and Debi Potter!
What happens when you combine Katelyn Lizardi's Planner dies with dies from Tim Holtz and use together them as embellishments on an adorable card make? A card that's absolutely perfect for celebrating the best day EVER! We love the unique way that Hilary used these dies, showing just how awesomely compatible they are!
Our hearts are filled with so much love for this gorgeous Wedding Wishes card by Tami using Brenda Walton's Floral Panel Thinlits. Between the color combinations and the layering of embellishments, we can't believe that this must make only took 20 minutes to create!
As makers, sometimes we like creating a bank of cards for any occasion, just in case something pops up. Mou showcased Stephanie Barnard's adorable card collection which were created to use in both the Big Shot and Big Shot Plus machines, and we absolutely adore them!
Mou also created this dapper card for Dad, using a perfect blend of Tim Holtz's dies that were all the rage at CHAW 2016. This DIY card incorporates so many techniques and mediums, from a border made using a sewing machine, to hand painted accents with acrylic paints. If you're a mixed media lover, this card make is definitely one you'll want to try recreating!
When Jen Long introduced her Fox Tales line earlier this year, we were giddy with excitement! Foxes, owls, and decorative botanical designs with a fresh modern textile twist were finally available to us to make and create with, showcasing a truly unique take on the woodland trend. Hilary beautifully created this Fox Fold-a-Long card from Jen's collection, making us eager to start making our own adorable foxes every time we see them.
We can say it's officially fall, right? This amazing card DIY by Anna-Karin using Jen Long Designs new Happy Fall Y'all Framelits and Stamps truly gives us all the feels for autumn. There's no better way to celebrate the upcoming season than with this gorgeous mixed media tutorial!
Now that we're officially in the month of October, every day draws us closer and closer to Halloween. If you're planning a party, these DIY invitations by Laura using Tim Holtz's Gothic Gate are sure to send a chill up your party attendee's spine. Don't be scared... we promise you'll love this spooktacular make!
There's nothing like giving the gift of handmade cards and gift boxes with your presents this holiday season. Anna-Karin created the most beautiful gifting idea using Lindsey Serata's new collection, Snow Place Like Home. Be sure to save this make for your winter gift giving this year!
Often times when making, the smallest detail makes all the difference. With Sharyn Sowell's new Winter Wonderland collection, those details are already there for you! We love these spectacular snowflake cards Jan created; full of wonderful, intricate designs!
Christmas crafting is about to become way more colorful with Jen Long Designs new Christmas in Color collection, which includes all new Coloring Cards! This beautiful Christmas Card by Tami is another must make for this holiday season, especially if you're crunched for time.
14. Reindeer Cards
Oh deer, we can't get over these plaid-tastic Christmas cards by Laura using Tim Holtz's Dashing Deer die! Simple to make, and wonderful to receive, this holiday card is an instant classic!
15. Snow Globe Card
Snow globes are a staple for us at Sizzix when decorating our office for Christmas, so you can believe we were so excited when we found out about Tim Holtz's new Snowglobe die set! This die set perfectly captures the look and feel of a traditional snow globe, with a Tim twist, of course! If you haven't checked out the amazing ways you can use this die, you definitely should!
So to you, our awesomely creative Makers, we say thank you. Thank you for all of your cards, all of your makes, all of your projects. Each of them are as beautiful and unique as you are individually. We hope you have a wonderful World Card Making day today, and hope that we've inspired some card-crafting creativity for you. If you're needing or wanting more inspiration, you can check out the new collections from Brenda Walton, Tim Holtz, Crafty Chica, Jen Long and Stephanie Barnard on our website. Don't forget that our Black Friday When You Need It Sale is still going on, and ends tomorrow. But don't worry, we have more Black Friday When You Need It sales coming soon!
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What cards are you going to make to celebrate today?