World Card Making Day Weekend

It’s that time of year – World Card Making Day, and I thought this year….why not inspire you with projects all weekend long? Let’s kick it off today with a quick clean and simple card. I’m in love with angles and lines at the moment. So I thought it would be fun to get a little crooked today…

candy-cane-collection - clean and simple ingrid blackburn

This card is pretty straight forward. To duplicate it, stamp your favorite background stamp  – I used the new Peppermint Stick Background by Catherine Pooler Designs. For a muted look, use a deep red on kraft. Use the same color red for your candy canes. Now you can stamp these on white – but I thought I’d keep them deep red to symbolize love a little better.


Did you know that if you criss cross facing candy canes they form a heart? Now you see it, don’t you! I layered multiple patterns, added a little holly & berries and stamped a cute sentiment. Keep it real simple – no sequins or embellishments. It helps to focus on the dies, angles and patterns.

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What do you think? Tell me in the comments if you’re going to be creating this weekend for world card making day?

Over at StampNation, the Design Team and a huge list of guest designers are going to crazy inspire us all weekend long –  four times each day – that’s a lot of inspiration. There are tons of prizes for those creating along with us too – it’s a worldwide party….here are just a few of the cards I made for the weekend over at StampNation – and I plan to stamp along making more as well!


Hope to see you there – or on your own blogs. Tell me if you’re creating this weekend in the comments below and I’ll stop by your blog this weekend!!


And be sure to stop by tomorrow & Sunday – I’m part of a blog hop for a great cause – yup….cards & a fundraiser…how fun is that! There will be lots of designers and a ton of awesome inspiration! Hope to see you here tomorrow….

Till then, keep those fingers inky –


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World Card Making Day 2012

World Card Making Day

Today is World Card Making Day.  So how did I spend this great holiday in the Paper Craft industry – well….making cards!  Yes, we had our own little World Card Making Day here in the Creative Studio.  Today we focused on Clean and Simple (CAS) cards.  Here is just one of three projects that were mass produced today.  Overall – we made sixty+ cards today.  Not bad!

I used the 2011-2013 In Color Designer Series Paper (DSP) for a well coordinated look for this simple, but fun card.  

  • I used a different sized square punches to make the banner ends.
  • Paper Piercing is that great little something to add to your card to complete the look.  In the corners I added a pierced banner corner to compliment the DSP corners.
  • I popped my sentiment up using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it some depth and added a few Pearl Basic Jewels.


Have fun making your cards today!

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Stamp Sets – Sweet Essentials (126457) Paper – Whisper White (100730), Island Indigo (122923) Ink – Island Indigo (126986) Cool Tools – Decorative Label Punch (120907), 1” Square Punch (124094), 1 1/4” Square Punch (119865), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187) The Perfect Finish – Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)