Hi everyone, happy World Card Making Day! (And yes, it’s totally a thing and we did not make it up.) Today is a day for all the card makers out there, as we celebrate your special corner of the paper crafting world and the art of creating handmade cards.

So where did cards begin? The custom of sending greeting cards can be traced back to the ancient Chinese, who exchanged messages of goodwill to celebrate the new year; and also to the early Egyptians who used papyrus scrolls to send greetings. In the 1400’s Europeans began selling and exchanging greeting cards (including Valentine’s cards). The first known published Christmas card can be traced back to 1843, although the official Greeting Card Industry was not formed until almost one hundred years later in 1941. These days, despite a booming industry in mass-produced cards, there are still many who prefer the personalised touch of a handmade card, and today we celebrate them with cards created by our entire design team.

(After you have scrolled through the cards, we’ve got a challenge to you at the end of the post!)

First up, a floral friendship card from Sophie using our ‘Daydream’ collection…

And another sweet sentiment, also from Sophie using ‘Daydream’…

A layered birthday card from Tarrah, using our ‘Make a Wish’ collection…

A cute shaker card from Gwen (with a bow, of course!), using ‘Daydream’…

Another beautiful shaker card using ‘Daydream’, this time from Laura…

A simple rainbow thank you card from Sue using ‘Daydream’…

A sweet card to make you smile from Anita, also using ‘Daydream’…

A gorgeous pair of happy cards from Rachel using the ‘Daydream’ collection…

A glorious floral greeting to make you feel fantabulous from Kylie using ‘Daydream’…

 

Sweet, simple, and sure to make your day brighter – this pair from Anna B, also using ‘Daydream’…

A super fun concertina fold card from Danni, also using ‘Daydream’…

Look at the amazing layered detail when you open Danni’s card…

Super pretty, positive vibes using our ‘Daydream’ collection coming from Raquel…

A stunning pop-up box card bursting with happiness from Anna K using ‘Daydream’…

Pretty and elegant using a floral cut file combined with the ‘Daydream’ collection from Melissa…

And finally, a sweet congratulations shaker card from Michelle also using ‘Daydream’…

We hope you have found plenty of card making inspiration from our team today. Now it’s time to put your own card making skills to the test with a card making challenge (or two!) Pop over to our Facebook Community group where you can join our card sketch challenge or our card colour challenge. We’ve got two $10 store vouchers up for grabs for our lucky winners, but get in quick as entries close midnight (AEST), Monday 5th October.
Happy crafting!

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