Saturday, October 04, 2008

World Cardmaking Day!

Happy Saturday! Do you have plans today? Today is World Cardmaking Day! I know I'm going to try and get busy making some cards today... it would be great to get a head start on those Christmas cards, you know? Steve is off deer hunting for the weekend so it's just me and the girls, so I guess we'll see what ends up happening. This is also baking day, so I've got a busy schedule. I'm not a huge fan of gourmet cooking and baking, but I wanted my kids to get into it and have fond memories of the kitchen, so I've started a tradition of Saturday baking. Last week we made banana crunch muffins. YUM. Today we are making brownies. We are also making German pancakes for breakfast, so it's a double baking day!

Speaking of WCMD, have you checked out the Pink Paislee blog today? If you check it out today, you'll see sneaks leading to all sorts of cards and instructions to help get you in a crafty mood. I hear that Rebecca is also planning a little WCMD giveaway, so be sure to check it out!

I used the Vintage Moon line for my card. I wanted to show that you could do other seasons besides fall with this line. I just love it! The chipboard butterfly is from Maya Road and came from my September kit from Studio Calico.

With this card I decided to carry on my obession lately, ruffles.

It is really easy to do the ruffled look with patterned paper. Rather than rouching the paper and folding it the same way, I like the look of going back and forth.

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You carry on with this until you have reached the length you want. Want to ruffle across a 12 by 12? Trim two lengths of the same paper and when you reach the end, tuck the beginning of your new strip under one of the ruffles. It hides the end and allows you to ruffle away!

I then stitched over the top of my ruffle, added a ribbon, and adhered it to the front of my card. The ruffle adds a lot of dimension so I used pop dots on the top of my butterfly to really help it stand out.

And because I was on a roll I decided to make a card with the Pop Fashion line to share with you today as well.

I was immediately inspired by the 8x8 paper pack packaging and the strips of the different patterns:

I trimmed strips with my scalloped deco scissors, stitched the edges, tied a bow, and slipped in a topsider with my sentiment. This card came together really quickly!

I hope you have a great WCMD and a great weekend! Don't forget to visit the blogs of all the other Pink Paislee team for more PP inspiration!



  1. Love both the cards! And thanks for sharing the ruffle technique! I'm gonna try to make a couple cards today and will have to try that out.

  2. Cute, cute, cute!!!!!

  3. gorgeous cards davinie!!
    happy wcmd!!

  4. Lovin' the ruffle technique! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Happy WCMD!!!

  5. Love that ruffle, thank you for sharing.
    Hope you have a happy baking day & WCMD :)

  6. Love your cards, great style!

  7. gorgeous as always my friend...dang, lol. =)

  8. I love the ruffle things!!! Thank you so much for showing how to make them!

  9. I love your cards! That ruffle looks sooo cool!

  10. Awesome cards Davinie! I love doing that 'ruffled' look too but mine is usually much more messy! ha!

  11. Super cute cards! I totally "get" wanting to do something with the's too cute just too waste!

  12. I soooo love that butterfly!

  13. Ooooh I love the ruffle tutorial!!! Gorgeous creations as always!!

  14. naomi5:05 AM

    Gorgeous... just so much eye candy I dont know where to look... need to get back to writing my blog but having too much fun surfing yours
    love naomi x

  15. Love the colors in the first card! Just beautiful!

  16. I was so inspired by your card, particularly the pleat. Gave it a go, and I loved it so much I just know it will be making many more appearances on cards/layouts. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. love your work and congrats on making the Cardalicious team! :)