It's one of the most wonderful times of year again. And no, we're not talking about Christmas. It's time for World Card Making Day 2019!
This year, our favorite card making holiday is on October 5th, but we're celebrating for an entire week! Keep your eyes on our Deals and Promotions for upcoming sales you don't want to miss!
We're kicking off the celebration early by featuring 19 of the best cards of 2019 (though we really wanted to pick 2,019 of the best cards!).
Check them out below to spark your card making creativity!
1. Thinking of You Card
We would absolutely adore receiving one of these bright and cheerful 'Thinking of You' cards from the brilliant Mona Tóth. Using a fun assortment of Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, along with a beautifully blended Distress Oxide sky, she created a lovely scene that would brighten anyone's day!
2. 3D Flower Thank You Card
Keep things positively Whimsical when you create an unforgettable 3D thank you note for your favorite person. This stunner by Paige Evans uses her Whimsical Collection for Pink Paislee and some cut files for her electronic die cutting machine to create amazing flowers that pop right off the front of this card. This thank you card looks perfect enough to frame!
3. Stamped Butterfly Cards
These cards are fluttering by with a variety of special sentiments for all sorts of occasions. Justine Hovey created this series of bright layered butterfly cards using the Faithful Flutterings stamp set and dye inks from Catherine Pooler Designs. Not only does this set create a gorgeous assortment of butterflies, but it has sentiments for happy hellos, sympathy, encouragement, and love.
4. Happy Holidays Cards
There's no place like home when you're crafting for the holidays! It's where you come up with amazing designs like Nicole Watt's bold holiday cards. We're loving the combination of Distress Inks and Distress Oxides in non-traditional holiday colors such as Spun Sugar pink and Twisted Citron green. She blended faint snowflake designs before stamping a beautiful, bold Scrapbook.com sentiment in the center! These would certainly make our holidays happy indeed!
5. Sweet Valentine's Day Cards
These Valentines by Flóra Farkas are so sweet we can practically taste them! We La La Love the assortment of stickers, ephemera, and fussy cut papers from Crate Paper that were used to assemble these two cards. It makes our hearts happy to see so much love going into a handmade Valentine for someone special!
6. Mixed Media Butterfly Card
Mixed media techniques and card making go together like Tim Holtz and Distress Oxides! Juliana Michaels created this distressed masterpiece using Tim Holtz products from Idea-ology, Stampers Anonymous, Ranger Ink, and Sizzix for a card that is both rustic and elegant at the same time. The two poignant sentiment stickers bring the whole card together for an inspiring, encouraging card that would truly make someone's day!
7. Interactive House Card
This adorable little house with gardening tools and chirping birds really makes our hearts sing. Carol Hintermeier turned the Art Impressions Holiday Mansion Stamp and Die Set into a charming little house with a window and door that really opens! A few blossoms and a wonderful sentiment makes this a fantastic card for one of your favorite people!
8. Alcohol Ink Holiday Card
Your season will always be jolly when you have bold stamps and Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks! This festive holiday card by Laura Mooney shows the amazing results of experimenting with specialized Yupo paper and alcohol inks, which are designed to work brilliantly together. The main bold sentiment from Scrapbook.com isn't stamped but lifted from the alcohol ink using Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift-Ink. This combination of techniques created a stunning berry-hued card to make the season bright!
9. Sending Prayers Card
Send someone beauty and thoughtfulness in times of sadness with a handmade card. This shimmery creation from Jen Kray combines Tonic Studios and Nuvo products for an elegant yet lovely card. Using a background stamp, Glacier Paste, and Shimmer Powders, she designed a floral arrangement filled with prayers for a special person who needs them.
10. Spanish Birthday Card
This fun birthday card looks like a cupcake that we just want to take a bite out of! Kathleen Graumüller created this scrumptious looking celebration card using Scrapbook.com's Sentimientos en Español Spanish stamp set, craft daubers, and acrylic blocks. We're loving the dual colors accompanied by the double birthday wishes on the front of this card. And what better way to send birthday cheer than with a matching stamped envelope? Brilliant!
11. Sweater Weather Card
We can hear the crunchy autumn leaves under our boots and feel the crisp air touching our rosy cheeks just looking at this fun fall card made by Wanda Guess. She used a fabulous main sentiment from Scrapbook.com's Fall Sampler Stamp Set, our beautiful hybrid inks, and an absolutely perfect sweater-filled Concord & 9th turnabout stamp.
12. Vellum Thank You Card
Thank you, Nanette Tracy, for creating a thank you note filled with color, creativity, and Catherine Pooler Designs! Inked in a color palette of Daydream teal and Queen For A Day purple, this die cut beauty is a work of art that deserves a spot on the mantle. We're loving the fancy font and ombre effect that takes center stage on this grateful and gorgeous card!
13. Safari Shaker Card
It's a jungle out there, and in here too with these tropical treats from AnyaL. Filled with fancy feathered friends, jungle palms, and wild sentiments, these fun cards are a wonderful option for really any occasion. Adding to the wild and free feelings are the fun shaker elements in these cards too! Make 'Born to be Wild' birthday cards or 'Wild Thing' love-filled anniversary cards. Embrace your sense of adventure with Echo Park and the Animal Safari Collection.
14. Snowy Scene Holiday Card
Feel the magic of a dark wintery night with snow flurries dancing to the ground in this Distress Oxide card by Jess Francisco. We wouldn't be surprised to see Santa's sleigh led by his 8 tiny reindeer streaking through the Dusty Concord and Black Soot sky. This is such a fantastic ink blended card for celebrating the cold holiday nights crunching through the snow.
15. Die Cut Thank You Cards
Talk about elegant and unique! These sophisticated little thank you notes made by Ivana Camdzic combine a variety of amazing techniques and materials into sweet little cards filled with gratitude. Using thin metal dies from Pinkfresh Studio, along with heat embossed vellum and delicate white lace ribbon, she created adorable little stunners for showing thanks.
16. Beautiful Positivity Cards
This trio of cards is filled with beauty, positivity, and charm. Bea Valint used the Willow Collection from 1 Canoe 2 to create thoughtful cards for any occasion. Send encouragement and friendly hellos to all your favorite people when you use papers, ephemera, and accents from this breathtaking collection. Our day would be made to receive one of these floral, butterfly, or songbird cards from Bea!
17. Funny Christmas Card
The fabulous Carissa Wiley used not one, not two, but three of the Scrapbook.com holiday stamp sets to create this funny and festive Christmas card. The rainbow color palette is non-traditional but we love the funky feel of this finished card. It's also a fun way to repurpose the Flag Banner Nested Die set. Are our Christmas gifts at the end of this rainbow? We hope so!
18. Sweet Wedding Card
Weddings are magical, moving events for the happy couple and their loved ones who share in the moment. There's no better way to celebrate the day than with this positively perfect wedding wishes card by the talented Laura Volpes. Using the Happily Ever Crafter stamp and coordinating die set from Heffy Doodle as the star, and other metal dies for perfect clouds, grass, and a gift card pocket, she created a downright adorable love-filled card.
19. Pumpkin Spice Card
It's all pumpkin spice and everything nice with Terri Burson's delicious fall-themed beverage card! She used a variety of wonderful products to create this colorful scene, including Photo Play's Fall Breeze Collection, Waffle Flower's Water Media Mat, and Picket Fence's Life Changing Blender Brushes. It makes us want to run to our local coffee shop for a tasty pumpkin spice latte...with extra whipped cream!
Believe us when we say we could have filled this World Card Making Day feature with hundreds of our favorite cards of the year. Which card was your favorite?
We hope you have a creative, fun, craft-filled World Card Making Day!