WOW! What an amazing World Card Making Day! To all who have joined us today, thank you so much! If you are just joining us for the first time, welcome. We hope you’ll click on the links below and go back to see all the inspiration, challenges and prizes we have featured throughout the day!

9:00 am  –  World Card Making Day kickoff with Cathy Zielske and a fun colour challenge! 

10:00 am – We are joined by Nicole Nowosad and an “add the layers” challenge!

12:00 pm – We are joined by Latisha Yoast and an “it’s all about friendship” challenge!

2:00 pm  –  We are joined by Sheri Reguly with an “over the rainbow” challenge!

4:00 pm  –  We are joined by Jill Dewey-Hawkins with a “clean and simple” challenge!

6:00 pm – We are joined by Editor-in-chief Susan R. Opel with a “let’s color” challenge!

We are wrapping up this day with our commander-in-chief also known as our Editor-in-Chief, Susan R. Opel! As a former editor of Paper Crafts Magazine, she knows a great deal about cardmaking. So let’s wrap up this awesome day with some inspiration from Susan, a fun challenge, and a grand prize from our friends at We R Memory Keepers AND a surprise too!

Happy World Card Making Day from Salt Lake City, UT!

A couple of years ago I received a gorgeous gift of Polychromos colored pencils for Christmas, and I like to practice as often as I can! With tips from coloring guru Kathy Racoosin and honest critiques from my former-art-teacher sister, I am getting the hang of things.

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This beautiful background stamp from Simon Says Stamp showcases a pretty mix of blooms. I like to stamp a background and color while binge-watching true crime television shows. All you need is your stamped image, your colored pencils, and a good pencil sharpener, and you are all set!

I actually colored this background earlier this year, and I had it waiting to be made into a card. I keep a little clear zippered pocket with ready-to-go bits and pieces for card making.

I hope you have a magnificent day doing what you love! Card making ROCKS!

Susan R. Opel, Editor-in-Chief, Scrapbook & Cards Today



Our challenge this hour is to create a card that has a hand-coloured element on it! Susan’s gorgeous card is inspiring and we can’t wait to see what you create too!

Challenge Guidelines:

  • Create a card with a hand-coloured element on it and send an image of it to us at
  • Please put “WCMD 6:00 pm challenge” in your reference line.
  • Ensure your image is less than 2mb. (very important or we cannot share it!)
  • You have until October 13th to send your submission to us. We will share a selection of today’s challenge submissions on October 15th!



Our friends at We R Memory Keepers are excited to help us wrap up this day with a brand new…ready for it…Revolution! Die-cutting has never been easier with the Revolution Cutting and Embossing Machine by We R Memory Keepers! It features an innovative magnetic platform system that’s sure to get you the perfect cut every time. Dies are held in place magnetically to ensure precision and perfect placement, and a clear-cutting plate allows for visual confirmation that your cuts are coming out just right. Great for scrapbooking, cardmaking, DIYs, and so much more!

But wait there’s more! We are pleased today to introduce our exclusive Beautiful Blossoms stamp and die set from designed by Angie Blom Designs. Our friends at Crop & Create Cornwall had the opportunity to create with these stamps this weekend and LOVED them!

Beautiful Blossoms Stamp & Die Combo

You can order HERE!

To enter our WCMD giveaways:

  • Leave a comment below by October 13th for an opportunity to win the Revolution and the new Beautiful Blossoms stamp and die set!
  • For a second entry, leave a comment on the post with this prize on our Instagram page;
  • For a third entry, leave a comment on the post with this prize on our Facebook page;
  • One winner for each prize today will be randomly selected and announced on October 15th.
  • You do not have to participate in the challenge for our hourly prizes…but we would love it if you do!


And that’s a wrap on World Card Making Day 2019! We hope you’ve had a wonderful, productive day. A day where you have felt inspired and excited to either be in your crafty space or are looking forward to carving some time out this week to take part in one or more of our challenges. We appreciate you and we appreciate all you bring to this beautiful community. We hope you’ll share our posts with your friends and on social media. The more the merrier!

I’ve always said we have the most engaged, appreciative and beautiful readers out there. We see you. Thank you for all your sweet comments today and for hanging out with us as you could! One last thank you to our incredibly talented design team who always knock it out of the park for inspiration! How lucky am I to get to work with such talent each day?  To all our participating partners, your support means the world to us!

~ Catherine Tachdjian, Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine