Freebie Friday – World Card Making Day Edition

Baby Announcement Cards

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday everyone! Tomorrow is World Card Making Day so I figured I would fill today’s post with cards that I love! Sound like fun? Let’s do this!

Celebrate card set by Danielle Flanders

I love the wonderful colours and the simplicity of these cards.

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Baby Announcement Cards

These onesie cards are super fun for a baby announcement or congratulations to new parents.

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wedding doily

I love how you can create such a beautiful card by folding a doily.

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Applique Heart card by Kimber McGray

The details on these paper hearts make them look just like fabric appliques. Sweet!

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winter landscape card

This winter white scene is stunning. I love all the crisp white cutouts.

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I hope you have been inspired by all these cards. There are lots of exciting events taking place on World Card Making Day both in person and online. If you are a card maker, enjoy the day! If you are not a card maker, why not challenge yourself to create a card or two. You never know, you may find a new hobby!

This week’s giveaway is hosted by the Scrapbook Expo team.  We would like to send one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend a Mystery Box filled with card making goodies. To be entered to win, leave a comment on this post and tell me whether you are a scrapbooker, card maker or a combination of both. The giveaway runs until midnight on Thursday, October 8th. Good luck!


Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Spellbinders. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for the party dies from Spellbinders.

The winner is Shelly Lindgren!


Congratulations, Shelly! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Spellbinders Giveaway winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win a mystery box from the Expo team, you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be inspired, join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

See you next Friday!

~ Jen


138 thoughts on “Freebie Friday – World Card Making Day Edition

  1. Dolly says:

    I’m a combo LOL although my LOs have been FAR between, which makes me sad, I need a good ole NSD LOL!

  2. Nikki K says:

    I’m a card maker (*^o^*)
    Most everyting I craft is something to give my friends or family. I love making gifts.

  3. Phyllis Damon says:

    would luv to get a Mystery Box! some really nice samples posted! gonna retire the end of this month, so will have plenty of time on my hands for card making now!! see everyone out at the Ontario ScrapBook Expo!!

  4. Edwina Brown says:

    I love surprises. I was looking at all these lovely cards. I need to learn how to make the dress out of a doily. I love the baby outfit too. Thanks for the inspiration. Edwina Brown

  5. Sue Anderson says:

    Love to make cards and anything else with paper. Can’t wait for the Ontario Expo…….will be a great way to celebrate my birthday!!!

  6. marylouh says:

    Love the little onesies.
    Cards are great.
    Would love to get the chance to see what’s in the mystery box.

  7. Susan Winten says:

    Enjoy your website—tips and posts. Would love to win a mystery box. I and two card making friends just attended the scrapbook expo in Denver CO yesterday. What a great convention. We had a wonderful time. Hope to see that again next year. We generally will always drive the 250 miles to Colorado for a convention as we have nothing closer. Keep doing what you do to keep us crafting. Thanks

  8. Laura Turcotte says:

    I like to think that I am a Jane of all things crafty! 😉 Scrapbooker, cardmaker, PLer, mixed media-er(?), stamper…I like to dabble in a bit of it all! 🙂 thanks for the chance!

  9. Jane says:

    I do more scrapbooking than card making. But I do both. I crossover card technique & design I like in cards onto scrap pages.

  10. Carey Nusbaum says:

    I am both a card maker and Scrapbooker! Thanks for the opportunity to win a mystery box! That sounds so exciting to get a box filled with goodies!

  11. Maryann W. says:

    Definitely a cardmaker–mailing out about 200 cards yearly. After doing one scrapbook, swore I would not do another, but succumbed to making two more at the request of granddaughters.

  12. Carolyn S. says:

    I love to scrapbook, I have made a few cards but would love to make more. The cards I made I sent to our troops for them to send to their love ones.

  13. Lori S. says:

    I’ve been a scrapbooker for years. Just bought a cuttlebug this year so my scrapbook pages are turning out with a more artitistic flair. I love it.

  14. Lori says:

    I am an avid card maker but also enjoy scrapbooks too. Love all the great card examples especially the onsie card…so cute.

  15. Sweet April says:

    Wow…what gorgeous cards,I’m still learning a little of everything.I’m new in cardmaking,scrapbooking and others but I’m willing to learn.I most say that I loved the doily dress,amazing!

  16. Theresa Wright says:

    OHHHHHH! I am a card-maker and looking forward to making some of these cards tomorrow! It would be really cool to get a surprise in the mail. Thanks for sponsoring!

  17. Sue Doak says:

    I’ve been doing multiple paper crafts for many years. Now focusing on cards and quilling ornaments. I love the doily dress and will use one on a manikin shaped ornament with quilled flowers. Always love your great inspiration, even after all these years of crafting!

  18. VJC says:

    I started with scrapbooking and have added card making to allow my creativity an outlet . I enjoy doing both and love to brighten someone’s day with a handmade creation made specifically for them. I would be so happy to receive a Mystery Box!

  19. Joan Howard says:

    All cards are so inspiring! I especially love the oneses! I am a card maker and love every moment of it!

  20. Christie Anderson says:

    I love these cards and as a papercrafter (I do everything with paper) I find inspiration in all of these!

  21. Maureen Greene says:

    Definitely a cardmaker — far too disorganized to get scrapbooks together! But I also use my dies to do many other things: centerpieces, ornaments, place cards…everything is better with some well-cut paper!!!

    Thanks for the card ideas — the white houses are just up my alley!!

  22. Sherri says:

    I am a scrapbooker at heart. I began making cards when I realized that most of what they sold in stores could be made better and with more love if i did them myself. I love doing both!!

  23. Pamela Fonte says:

    Hello fellow crafters, I love to scrapbook and make cards. I make all my Christmas cards to give out one by one. No two are alike. I start early in June sometimes at our annual “girls week” with my mom & aunt. Been doing it for years now. My aunt started us in scrap booking and it took off from there. I now work part time and went back to school recently to earn a degree but i still try to craft with my mom every week. There’s always time to craft 🙂 Thanks everyone.

  24. Kelly says:

    I am a scrapbooker/ cardmaker/ art journaler. I play with lots of mediums though I’ve not done much of anything in the past few months. Moved into my new studio and would love new toys to play with. Creative Blessings! Kelly

  25. Lisaerica says:

    I set out to make scrapbooks for my son about three years. So I went out a started buying all the supplies I needed to make albums. Since I was a newbie I started to watch YouTube videos. Well then I started to come across videos of all these amazing cards. That was it I was hooked, needless to say those supplies have sat in a corner collecting dust, lol. I never looked back, definitely cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Margy says:

    I started as a card maker, then decided to scrapbook too, and am now passionate about both! I absolutely love all these cards! I’m especially excited about the baby ones, as my daughter is expecting her first soon!

  27. tammy kist says:

    I do both…I scrapbook more, but cards are so fun…like a scrapbook page on a smaller scale 🙂

  28. Eileen R says:

    I am both a scrapbooker and a card maker, and I LOVE surprises! Love these cards that were featured today!

  29. Tandara Smith says:

    I am a little of both. Love all the samples, especially liked the onesie. Would love to have a surprise box.

  30. Kathy Davidson says:

    I’m a scrapbooker who just started making cards. Since my daughter is having a baby soon, I really loved the onesies cards. Would love a surprise mystery box.

  31. renee says:

    I love a good mystery!! i am an avid scrapbooker, art journalist, and card maker. whatever you got, i will love and put to a very good use.

  32. sharon L says:

    I am happy to say I am both. I thought my scrapbooking days were over as my granddaughter had joined the military and was quite a distance away. Now I am a great grandma. I am scrapbooking a baby album. The baby cards are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Kristin says:

    I would love the baby onesie template for a baby shower for a dear friend. Maybe the mystery box would have goodies that I could use for that baby shower, hint, hint😀

  34. wEndy Knipple says:

    I love the wedding card. Please show/tell us how to make it. What a great use of a doily and the card comes out so elegant. I am a scrapbooker and a card maker.

  35. Donna T. says:

    I’ve been stamping since 1995 and scrapbooking since about 2000. I love the inspiration and ideas provided by each of you in each post from Scrapbook Expo. Thank you!

  36. Hollyk1226 says:

    I scrapbook and make cards. my last big card project was making all the Invitations and Thank you cards for my wedding last year.

  37. Jimena says:

    I’m mostly a card maker, because I enjoy making something special to make other people feel loved and special. Sounds cheesy, but it is true! I also like scrapbooking, though. Working on my son’s baby book at the moment. Thank you for the chance!

  38. Karen says:

    Awesome card ideas ! I am a combination of both cards and scrapbooker ! I also do a lot of altered art with paper as well! I love creating new things !

  39. Elsa Piccinich says:

    I am a card maker, but have just started playing with pocket scrapbooking. This is a great time if year for all types of crafting.

  40. Tamara Aunapu says:

    I do a combination of both. My favorite is card making. I tell my family it is cheaper than therapy and I’ve made something beautiful when I’m done.

  41. Gloria says:

    I LOVE to do both. Tho lately I have been making more scrapbooks for gifts, wish there was more hours in the day so I could work on Family books. OHHHH well keeps me happy.

  42. Lisa says:

    I am primarily a scrapbooker, but I do make cards off and on as well mostly for family birthdays or other holidays as I am not happy with the store selections, especially for my dad. I would love the chance to win the mystery box! Thank you for the opportunity.

  43. Kathy says:

    I’ve been a scrapbooker, but in the last year I’ve been trying to make cards! It’s been a learning process but I’m getting better…I’m starting to enjoy giving handmade cards instead of way over priced store cards!!!!

  44. barb macaskill says:

    I have been crafting since I was just a little tyke and I think I will be crafting in my grave too!! I love cardmaking, altered art, mixed media, upcycled art, quilting, book making and coloring!! Life would not be the same if I didn’t craft! It relaxes me and when I get in the zone I am able to forget about my pain even if it is for a little while!! My Home Health nurse took my blood pressure before I went into my Craft Room and then 15 minutes after I went into it. It was significantly lower AFTER spending time creating. Now we just need to convince the insurance companies that creating IS a remedy so they will help cover our supplies!!

  45. Toni says:

    Card making is what I love best! However, I’m beginning to get into scrapbooking now. My granddaughter and I have begun making wreaths as well as other projects. Ya’ll have some of the best supplies around. Look forward to continuing to learn and use your products.

  46. Miranda Videcak says:

    I’m both a scrapbooker, and card maker. I’m so much into cards I preplan them months ahead! My thanksgiving cards are in their envelopes and Christmas greetings are in the planning.

  47. Debbie says:

    I love both scrapping and card making! Love seeing and sharing all the posts from this site! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  48. Lisa Hickey says:

    With World Card Making Day this past weekend, one would think that to say I’m more of a “card maker” is the appropriate answer for this contest. But, I live in two worlds: Card Making and Scrapbooking. Depending on what is happening in life at that moment, dictates whether I am creating a card masterpiece to touch someone’s life or if I’m scrapbooking a memory so it will not fade away. Thank you for the electronic canvas here to express my answer. Cheers!

  49. Sharon says:

    I am a card maker….but I love being creative and making gifts. There is something about making a gift for someone. It always brings a smile to my face and theirs.

  50. Marsha says:

    I am a card maker. The closest I’ve come to scrapping is making a family cookbook which was quite fun.

  51. Annie says:

    Scrapbooking, card making, pocket pages/project life, mini albums …. give me any one of these and I am in heaven! What’s better than creating memories through whatever medium and sharing that with important others in your life!

  52. Elizabeth Harrison says:

    I do both cards and scrapbooks. Love the inspiration I get from your site. I also sew and crochet. I make items from these media’s that I donate to my local Shriner Hospital patients. keeps me busy and out of trouble.

  53. Kharmyn says:

    I am indeed a card maker! I just finally organized my craft room after making cards for our senior citizens. We make cards for them for every major holiday and we go and present them with cards and goodies! We started small, but they love the cards so much, it has grown to a large group! 🙂

  54. Nena Salvador says:

    I would say I’m a combination gal who also enjoys various other crafts. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway.

  55. Debbie Rodriguez says:

    I started off as a scrapbook in 2004 . But before. Crafting my whole life. I see myself as a card maker the last 2-4 years! I love Making stuff.

  56. Diane says:

    I am a scrapbooker and Card Maker. I am currently working on at least 10 albums for friends that will all need cards. I attended my first Expo in Marlborough last month and had so much fun, learned new ideas and can’t wait for the show next year…Thank you for the chance to get a surprise…

  57. Mercedes Perkins says:

    I would love to ein one if these mystery boxes. I am also hoping that I will be able to attend a Scrapbook Expo near me. The next one is this month in Sacramento, Ca. I have never been to a Scrapbook Expo.

  58. Connie Montague says:

    I am mainly a scrapbooker but I like making cards also. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  59. Varonica H says:

    I recently retired and now doing what makes me happy…….card making. I attended my first Scrapbook Expo in Somerset, NJ last month and now know that my hobby is now my passion.

  60. Robin says:

    I scrapbook more but love paper crafts and surprises! I’ve been know to use card covers as embellishments in my pages…:)

  61. Jeanne MacConnell says:

    Would love to win this and dig into all the surprise goodies to enhance my cardmaking. Starting to get those Christmas cards under way but still get all the birthdays and others fit in.

  62. Renetta Maldonado says:

    I am a scrapbooker for myself and everyone else. I had a niece go to college this fall so we spent the summer making her scrapbook to take to college. Also my youngest sister had her first baby and so I have a new book of baby Lenai. I use the free craft room at Michaels to make cards as well. I make cards for small business owners, friends and family. Get well, happy birthday and lots of thank you cards. I could be real happy with whatever in the box. Thanks

  63. Denise Premenko says:

    Card making & scrapbooking…….I do both!!!! There is so much you can accomplish with paper crafting. I would love an opportunity to win some goodies that will help me continue to create more!! Thanks Scrapbook Expo!!

  64. Heather Grey says:

    Just registered for this years workshops! T-minus 1 week til the Sacramento Expo!!!! This year I’m introducing a friend to the Expo! She had no clue and is so excited for her first time!!!!!!

  65. Deborah says:

    I call myself a paper crafter as everything I make is from paper. I find that anything I make is a gift and I don’t make things for myself. So I need to be better at taking pictures to show people what I do.

  66. Queenie says:

    I used just do scrapbooking for so many years and recently started to make cards. Actually I find making cards are really fun especially if you learn some new techniques and all the cutting, stamping that makes it really fun. I love both!! 🙂

  67. Jane Austin says:

    I mostly scrapbook. But with all,the beautiful cards out there it has peaked my interest to make cards. I’ve made a few and would like to make more

  68. Serena says:

    What beautiful cards! I especially love the winter white one. I am a cardmaker and would love to be the winner of the cardmaking pack!

  69. Norma Nakata says:

    I love both cardmaking and scrapbooking. But, I love cardmaking so much I share my ideas and host card making classes at least 4 times a year at my church. The ladies just love my cards. Not to brag, but just to share my favorite comment from many of my card making buddies, they say, “I can’t give away the card I made. I have to keep it”. 🙂 I’d love just a little more card making stash to share with my class. Thanks!

  70. Monica Bartz says:

    I am a card maker but don’t seem to find as much time to enjoy it as I would like. I love all the inspiration given here.

  71. Sher Brown says:

    Beautiful cards. I’m a combo of both card maker and scrapbooker. I started out scrapbooking, and then spotted these darling stamps by Sherri Baldy My-Besties and was hooked into card making.

  72. Laurie says:

    I love all of these cards! I am into making cards and the idea of doing scrapbooks. Thanks for all of the ideas!

  73. Pat Moffitt says:

    I love some of the cards I am seeing on this site. There are so many wonderful tools to help us make beautiful cards, all we need is a little time and some creativity. I would be proud to win anything you guys are giving away, I love this craft and also do scrapbooking.

    Thanks, Pat

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