Celebrating World Card Making Day 2022 with Holiday Cards

Last Updated: February 3, 2024

October 1 is approaching, and card makers everywhere are excited because the first Saturday in October can only mean one thing: WORLD CARD MAKING DAYThis day holds a special place in our hearts because it is when we celebrate the delight and beauty of handmade greeting cards. So many events and developments have transpired throughout the years, but one thing remains the same: our appreciation for handmade cards! 

Appreciate the wonders of handmade cards with World Card Making Day!

Handmade Greeting Cards for All Occasions

Happy 2022 World Card Making Day!

Cards will always be one of the best mediums and avenues to send our love, wishes, and thoughts. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, when physical interaction was limited - people still felt each other's presence by making handmade cards for all occasions

Even in this era of fast communication with technology, handmade cards remain relevant as the effort put into creating them is incomparable. Besides, nothing compares to the joy and relaxation of assembling a beautiful greeting card from scratch! 

So whether you're a new or experienced crafter, we invite you to learn more about this event and how YOU can celebrate World Card Making Day with the community of crafters all over the globe, even in the comforts of your home. 

What Is World Card Making Day, and Why Do We Celebrate It?

World Card Making Day is a worldwide event for card makers created by Paper Craft Magazine in 2006. Paper Craft Magazine intended it to be exclusive for their subscribers, but the event's success turned it into a well-loved global event.

The event was a springboard for crafters to get started on their holiday cards early. After all, as the -Ber months roll in, it's only a matter of time before Christmas finally comes! To honor the origin and history of World Card Making Day, let's look at some beautiful holiday card ideas to get you started on your holiday crafts! 

The Perfect Holiday Card Ideas to Celebrate World Card Making Day 2022

Featuring new hot foil plates, embossing folders, and stamp and die bundles, this Winter Magic Collection will amp up your holiday cards!

 Winter Magic Collection

Are you looking for the perfect card ideas for the 2022 holiday season? We've got you covered! In this blog post, we'll share some of our favorite card designs that are perfect for paper crafters of all skill levels.

From simple cards with elegant designs to playful cards with colorful decorations, these ideas will inspire you to create festive and unique holiday cards that everyone will love. So get crafty this holiday season and whip up some great cards!

1. Feel the Winter Magic Inspiration With Layered 3D Die-Cuts

    Add shine to your handcrafted cards by creating layered 3D die-cuts with the sparkling vibrance of our new Winter Magic Collection! Take this beautiful card designed by Nathalie, which features the Magic Burst Hot Foil Plate.

    Thanks to the hot foil plate design, it created a golden burst for the background, making the center a perfect spot for her card's focal point: 

    A gorgeous hot foil plate perfect for card backgrounds with focal points!

     Altenew Magic Burst Hot Foil Plate

    Nathalie used our Layered Snowflakes 2 Die Set for her gorgeous wintery centerpiece. She cut the die from the set with Glitter Cardstock Set - Gilded to accentuate the rich details of the snowflake designs and layered them to create stunning texture and dimension.

    You can never go wrong with using layered die-cut designs as focal points and embellishments to make your projects stand out!

    2. Encapsulate the Holiday Season with Intricate Snowflakes

    For breathtaking holiday card designs, here's a simple but versatile stamp set perfect for your needs: the Small Moments Stamp Set! Like real snowflakes, the images from the stamp set bring individuality and uniqueness to all your greeting cards for any occasion. You can use this stamp on its own or pair it up with other stamp sets. We love how Agnieszka used it in this festive greetings design.


    Make the small moments matter with this beautiful snowflake stamp - bringing a touch of winter to your cards!

    Small Moments Stamp Set

    She used the Small Moments Stamp Set with images from Mini Christmas and Pine Cone Stamp Set. The Crisp Dye Ink colors she chose complemented each other, creating a stunning festive background for the card panel. It's an easy layered background technique that brings out bold sentiments for a fantastic look!

    3. Create Magical Winter Forest Scenes with Birch Tree Backgrounds

    What gives out festive vibes more than gifts and ornaments? An enchanting winter forest! With our Birch Forest Stamp Set, you can create your own winter wonderland by mixing it with other holiday sentiments and designs. As shown on this Festive Deer Card made by Svitlana, she used a one-of-a-kind design that perfectly represents the captivating feel of the holiday season. 

    Make your own winter wonderland scenery with a gorgeous birch forest background!

    Birch Forest Stamp Set 

    Using the Modern Deer Stamp Set to accompany the Birch Forest background, Svitlana completed the look by cutting white cardstock pieces to create a mounted "snow drift."

     All in all, the Birch Forest Stamp Set is perfect for creating gorgeous winter cards that are sure to impress your friends and family this holiday season. Take it one step further by pairing it with other festive embellishments - all while following Svitlana's detailed tutorial (and blog), which includes more ideas on using the birch tree in unique handcrafted cards for all occasions!

    4. Show the True Meaning of The Holidays with Festive Trees

    When it comes to cardmaking for the holiday season, using festive trees as the focal point of your designs is a great technique! You can achieve this effect with the Festive Tree Stamp and Die Set. The stamp is easy to work with, because you only need two layers to create a modern tree image with leaves.

    Make your trees the center of attention in your Christmas cards with this stunning modern tree stamp set!

    Festive Tree Stamp & Die Set

    In this design made by Jenny, the stamp set is used to create a fun ombre effect through ink blending. Using complementary ink colors for this image creates an exciting look that will make your holiday card stand out from others.

     You can also level up the tree design by adding ornaments such as Antique Gold Sequins for a more detailed look. Indeed, this design will embolden your handmade greeting cards with a much-needed heaping of festive trees! 

    Celebrate World Card Making Day with These Holiday Card Ideas!

    This year, celebrate World Card Making Day with a sense of creativity and fun! From making handcrafted cards for all occasions to sharing the love for crafting with others, you will surely gain memorable moments from this special event.

    We hope that this blog post has inspired you to get crafty and make some beautiful holiday cards for 2022. Be sure to check out our other card ideas here and don't forget to share your #WorldCardMakingDay2022 creations with us on social media – we can't wait to see them! 

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