Thank you for joining us for our "hello" hour! Everyone loves a happy "hello" card and we thought designers Sheri Reguly, Melissa Phillips and Nicole Nowosad could easily create some beautiful cards that do just that! Nicole has even created a bonus free cut file you can use over and over today! Our special guest this hour is Richard Garay with a special giveaway too! Here we go…

"Hello, and Happy World Card Making Day! Whether it’s fashion, home decor, or paper crafting, it’s all about layering. The card that I have to share with you today, shows how some simple layering can add additional interest and texture into your creations.

1(supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Simple Stories; Paper Heart, Stickers, Rub Ons: Crate Paper; Puffy Sticker: Pink Paislee; Enamel Dots: Simple Stories, Doodlebug Designs; Manual Die: My Favorite Things)

I started off with an idea, and gathered the supplies needed to embellish one of Crate Papers, already adorable, paper hearts.

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First, I adhered the flag sticker towards the bottom right hand side of the heart, followed by the flagged sentiment puffy sticker.

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I then adhered the flower sticker directly above, using adhesive foam to add additional dimension.

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Lastly, I adhered a touch of gold glitter to the center of the main flower. Once dry, I adhered enamel dots to all three flowers. Two leaf shaped enamel accents provided the finishing touch and introduced an additional splash of color.

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Finally, my layered accent was ready to adhere to my card.

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And, while I had all of these wonderful goodies spread out across my desk, I couldn’t resist creating an additional two cards…both showing additional examples of simple layering. 🙂

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(Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Simple Stories, Pebbles Inc; Tassel, Clip, Chipboard, Stickers: Crate Paper; Cork Heart, Button: Pink Paislee; Enamel Dots: Simple Stories, My Mind’s Eye, Manual Die: My Favorite Things; Punches: Fiskars, EK Success)

Enjoy the rest of World Card Making Day with us!" ~ Sheri Reguly

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Hello_Melissa

"Layers are one thing I can’t seem to live without when it comes to creating my cards.  Chipboard is one of my most favorite elements to utilize because of the weight and depth it provides.  Cutting chipboard to fit your card may be a bit daunting at times because of the thickness of the chipboard.  One tip I have learned over the years is to use my paper trimmer to score a cutting line and even cut into the chipboard a bit.  Then your cutting line is there for you and all you need to do is follow it with your scissors and you’re finished, with a nice clean cut." ~ Melissa Phillips

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Hello card

"I love sending a quick "hello" card to a friend to make her day a little brighter! I love to create these type of cards with colorful and bright patterned papers to help brighten that person’s day.

For my card, I chose to diecut the sentiment from some simple white cardstock and adhere various patterned papers from a 6×6 paper pad. I made sure to choose several papers that range in colour and pattern to back each letter of my diecut sentiment. To do this, I simply took the inside leftover letters from the diecut design and traced those letters to the patterned paper I chose for that letter. Once it was traced, I cut it out (giving a small allowance around the letter when cutting) and adhered it to the back of my diecut design. I like to use either a dot tape runner or a small amount of clear liquid adhesive for this purpose.

Hello tracing

Hello backing

I layered it over a simple patterned paper that already had a floral design on it. This made the card come together even quicker… but it still needed a little something! Adding some small fussy cut flowers or pre-cut diecuts that co-ordinate to the card with some foam adhesive helps that floral design pop a little and add some quick and easy texture to the card.

Hello fussy cutting

It really doesn't have to be hard to made a fun card to cheer someone up, or just say hello!

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I created this cut file for you to use on cards like this one, or others throughout World Card Making Day!

Sentiments

Download here!

Enjoy a creative day friends!" ~ Nicole Nowosad

9:00 am special guest – Fun Stampers Journey

Hey guys! Happy World Card Making Day! I’m super happy you joined us on the SCT blog and I’d like to share a project created with products from my retail collection: Make Amazing Happen! Stamped flowers and a fun sentiment, all layered with details such as enamel matte dots, makes for the perfect card!

Richard Garay Be Amazing card

This Be Amazing card was created with:

Another fun project created with the Make Amazing Happen collection is this spooky and oh so pretty Halloween treat tag! This tag could also be easily added to a card to send to someone who loves this special day! This was created by Make Amazing Design Team member: Patricia Roebuck.  

Patricia Roebuck Richard Garay halloween MAH tag

Patricia shows you all the details with her video tutorial below!

To celebrate WCMD with you all, we are giving away the products used to create the Be Amazing card! Enjoy!" ~ Richard Garay

SCT WCMD giveaway 2016

Thank you so much Richard and team! We are thrilled you joined us today. For an opportunity to win this amazing prize be sure to leave a comment below by October 8th! A winner will be randomly selected and announced on October 10th! Good luck!

SCT friends please take a moment today to stop by the Team Richard Garay Facebook page and give them a big "thank you!"  

Next at 10:00 am – cards that sparkle and shine!