World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded byPaper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.
Celebrating its fifth year in 2010, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It's a day for the card-making community -- hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers -- to unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making.
Did you make cards today? I haven't yet, though I have several I need to make this weekend. Below is the card class I am currently teaching at The Little Blue House. These are three variations of pop-up cards. The left card with the bat on the front opens to a "honeycomb" pumpkin pop-up that wishes a Happy Halloween. The top center card has a spiral pop-up with die cut ghosties. And the right card opens to a spinning spider. All three feature some of the pretty Halloween "Toil and Trouble" line of papers from Girls' Paperie Co.
If you are local and interested in taking the class, please call The Little Blue House at 817-431-7930 to sign up.