Happy World Card Making Day, Crafters! Today, we celebrate the art of card making, and the time and creativity each of you use to create these wonderful projects. At Sizzix, we have such a wide range of possibilities with collections that it seemed almost daunting to encompass every beautiful card that has been crafted using our amazing dies, stamps, paper and embellishments. Though we weren't able to feature all of the beautiful and inspirational cards that have come our way, we hope you find joy and a spark of creative juices flowing with the cards we did pick out.
We are in love with this beautiful Lotus Blossom Card by Vivian Keh. Featuring designs from both Brenda Walton and Jen Long Designs, this card with its bright colors and gorgeous flower blossom truly shows off the talent and creativity that comes with card making.
Bold colors. Crazy Birds. This is definitely one of our favorites. Aida Haron created this Spunky Bird Crazy Card using Tim Holtz's collection of Bird Crazy thinlits and his Bingo and Patchwork embossing folder. The outcome was magnificently crazy. Crazy awesome.
Exploring the world of card making makes each session of crafting cards unique and fun. Jeanne Streiff shared a wonderful tutorial for this Explore Card utilizing not only Tim Holtz's Globe thinlit, and Mini Airplane & Cloud movers and shapers, but she also explained the use of Sizzix's Die Brush and Foam Pad for the more intricate dies. This lovely card definitely makes us have some wanderlust.
Elephants are a trending favorite right now. This one was so adorable, that it needed to be shared. Adrianne Surian perfectly crafted this Peanut Clustered Gift Bag and Card using Brenda Walton's Elephant Bigz die. We love the bright, contrasting color of the Sweet Treat Bag behind the elephant, not to mention the expert use and placement of the Daisy. An elephant never forgets. And we will never forget this card.
Perfectly pink, full of flowers, and enough room to put a Starbucks gift card in?! ABSOLUTELY! Kylie Jenkins created this fabulous Gift Card Flower Purse using Lori Whitlock's Purse Bag Bigz die and Brenda Walton's Summer Floral decorative strip. It's hard to not feel like a princess when using Kylie's crafts as inspiration for projects.
You and me. We love cards. We love flowers. We love glitter. Hilary Kanwischer beautifully took all of these things and combined them in this You and Me Glitter Card. Using Stephanie Barnard's Card With Banners 3D Drop-ins, Hilary created a bright, lovely card that would make anyone giddy to be the recipient of.
This card takes us back to childhood memories of rollerskating rinks, music blasting as we jammed around the floor, attempting to dance to the DJ's music. Laura Russell sweetly crafted this Roller Skate Card, combining Stephanie Barnard's Tags die set and Brenda Walton's Ice Skate Bigz die. Cutely adorable, this roller skate card evokes the nostalgia of wonderful childhood experiences.
Coffee and friends just seem to go hand in hand. Tami Mayberry perfectly captured this with her All Occasion Friend Card which featured designs by Tim Holtz. The need to text our best friend for a coffee date becomes a necessity when looking at this card.
We seriously cannot help but break out in a huge grin with Mou Saha's Smile Card. The bright and contrasting colors of this card make it absolutely beautiful to look at. For this card, Mou used Tim Holtz's Bird Silhouette Bigz die along with his Friendship Word:Block thinlits. This is a perfect example of how card making is a work of art.
Michelle Stewart is an amazing party planner. So it should come as no surprise how awesome her cards are. Perfectly timed for Halloween, this Spooky Pumpkin Greeting Card creatively uses Tim Holtz's Pumpkin Parts Bigz die along with the Bats & Owls Set embossing folders. We get the chills just looking at this card in awe.
Celebrating inspiring cards on World Card Making Day is always fun, but even more fun is when Jen Long Designs decides we need to do a giveaway of her favorite card collection! Beginning today at 9am Pacific, our fantastic U.S. and Canada residents are invited to join in the card making fun and visit our Sizzix Facebook page to see the entry details. The winner will not only get hand selected by Jen, but will also be announced live on Periscope this coming Monday at 1:30pm Pacific. Don't miss out on this card-tastic opportunity!
So to you, our awesomely amazing Crafters, we say thank you. Thank you for all of your cards, all of your crafts, 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 always check out our new Fall and Winter dies, or you can go and see Brenda Walton's, Tim Holtz's, Lori Whitlock's, Jen Long's and Stephanie Barnard's collections on our website.
Happy crafting, Crafters! Have a fantastic day!