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World Card Making Day

October 2, 2010


Did you know that the first Saturday in October is World Card Making Day?  Today’s the day!  World Card Making Day is a “holiday especially for card makers around the world to celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family.”  It’s no secret that we LOVE card making here at Penny Black, and we LOVE our readers!  Thank you so much for stopping by every day, and providing us with your comments and support.  We’d like to thank you, our readers, with a few cards created by our Designers and a special prize giveaway that you can read about at the end of this post.

by Elizabeth:

Are you card making today? If you create a card using Penny Black, load it into our Gallery. We regularly feature reader entries and you might find YOUR card at the Penny Black Blog!

by Jenyfur:

Join our Twitter account! We tweet links to Penny Black projects from around the web, every day!

by Ashley:

Have you joined the over 800 Penny Black Fans at our Facebook Page? Facebook Fans receive sneak peeks of Penny Black projects, links to Penny Black sponsorships, and daily card inspiration!

by Kathy:

Are you ready for PRIZES?! First, click HERE to join our club — in just a few clicks you’ll be signed up to receive newsletters and information about Penny Black and our newest releases, via email. Then, leave a comment here, letting us know that you’ve joined our club. We’ll choose three random comment authors to receive a Penny Black Prize!

Be sure to visit next week as we’ll be posting new Designer projects, daily. Our newest challenge will be announced as well…and you won’t believe the incredible, huge, generous, fabulous Penny Black prize! Good luck and Happy World Card Making Day!

124 Comments leave one →
  1. October 2, 2010 12:08 am

    I’ve been a follow and joined the club a while back,… loving this new blog and enjoyed meeting all the designers this week.

  2. Bridget permalink
    October 2, 2010 12:09 am

    Can’t wait to see the latest & greatest! Happy Card Making to All!!

  3. October 2, 2010 12:46 am

    Yes, yes, i’ve joined the club already! Great to stay up-to-date about Penny Black!! And it’s also a pleasure to see all the creative work from the dt-team! Thanks!

    Saskia 🙂

  4. October 2, 2010 12:58 am

    wonderful cards from the DTs!! thanks for sharing! Happy World Card Making Day to all! =)

  5. Diane permalink
    October 2, 2010 1:02 am

    joined your club just now. Love Penny Black stamps and looking forward to lots of great inspiration. Happy World Card Making Day!!

  6. Su C. permalink
    October 2, 2010 1:56 am

    Happy World Card Making Day! Thanks for sharing these great cards! I joined the club a while ago.

  7. October 2, 2010 2:02 am

    Fabulous cards from the team – TFS! I’ve been a member of the club for a while now – thanks for the chance to win!

  8. October 2, 2010 2:04 am

    Happy World Card Making Day!! to crafters all over the globe 🙂

    I have loved seeing all the DT profiles this week and getting to know them a little better and the cards have all been beautiful!

    Jenny x

  9. October 2, 2010 2:30 am


    I am already signed up for the club but would love to have a chance on winning some PBlove

    hugss Ria

  10. October 2, 2010 4:05 am

    Wow … I am sooooo excited. Penny Black has always been my favorite, right from the first time I inked a stamp ten years ago. And now a club to keep me informed …yippy!!!!

    Happy Card Day everyone

  11. B0nnie Downs permalink
    October 2, 2010 4:08 am

    I adore your stamps!!! I have most of the Hedgehog line, but now that you’ve added a few new ones, I’m sure I’ll be wanting to get those soon! I just joined your club. I look forward to getting info from my absolute favorite stamping company!

  12. October 2, 2010 4:12 am

    I’ve already joined the club a while ago and I follow the blog.
    Happy WCMD.

  13. October 2, 2010 4:38 am

    Just joined the club! I love your sample cards – especially the little frogs sitting on top of the world!

  14. Karen Lawrence permalink
    October 2, 2010 4:58 am

    I joined the club a couple of weeks ago and really enjoy the posts. I love all things Penny Black…especially the hedgies and flower images. Keep those posts coming! Happy WCMD.

  15. October 2, 2010 4:58 am

    I already signed up and I’m glad I did! You have some lovely cards to show off!

  16. October 2, 2010 5:28 am

    Happy WCMD these cards are mazing as always and I just joined the club!!!

  17. Louise Charlton permalink
    October 2, 2010 5:32 am

    I am a membre already. I love the new blog and I especially like to see the the designer’s work! Great Job Penny Black – love it!

  18. Susan Hribljan permalink
    October 2, 2010 5:43 am

    Wishing everyone lots of great card making on World Card Making day!!! I have already signed up to be a member and enjoy looking at all the great cards you share with us!

  19. October 2, 2010 5:50 am

    I’m already a member, and am very excited to see this blog becoming more exciting! Love these examples today from the design team! Happy Day, everyone!

  20. Penny permalink
    October 2, 2010 6:05 am

    Penny Black stamps are my absolute favorite stamps. I joined the club this week. Love your stamps.

  21. Becky Green permalink
    October 2, 2010 6:07 am

    I too am already a member!!!! And SOOOOO happy to see a blog where Penny Black Fans can come together and share!!!! 🙂

  22. October 2, 2010 6:32 am

    I’m signed up, thank you! 🙂

  23. CraftyCrafter permalink
    October 2, 2010 6:42 am

    I’m already a member and loving the blogs !!
    Love PB stamps, my favourites.

  24. October 2, 2010 6:45 am

    Hi there, great cards and Happy World card making day to you all! Have been a follower for a while now and love getting regular updates and inspiration thank you to you all :0) xx

  25. Barb permalink
    October 2, 2010 6:52 am

    Joining now … just waiting for the confirmation email to get here. Looking forward to Penny Black inspiration on this blog and FB.

  26. Erika M permalink
    October 2, 2010 6:54 am

    Happy WCMD! I joined the club and became a follower a long time ago!

  27. October 2, 2010 6:56 am

    Just joined the club! Excited to see the newsletters and updates.

  28. October 2, 2010 7:03 am

    Hi im now a member and i adore Penny Black stamps. Thanks so much for bring such fabulous products to us. Happy World Cardmaking Day. xxxx

  29. October 2, 2010 7:06 am

    Hi Ladies… this is the first time I’ve dropped by your blog, I found you through Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog. I love Penny Black stamps, they’re what got me hooked on stamping. I love the cards the DT have made, such brilliant ideas and gorgeous, vibrant colours. I’m going to make a card later today, seeing as it’s a special day for us card makers! Hugs Shelly 😉

  30. Flo D permalink
    October 2, 2010 7:22 am

    I’ve been enjoying your messages and now I’ve joined “The Club” so I can have greater access to your wonderful designs and artists. Thanks for the opportunity to get the inside scoop.

  31. Barbara permalink
    October 2, 2010 7:28 am

    I’m pretty sure that I joined minutes after the club was first announced! 🙂

  32. October 2, 2010 7:36 am

    I joined this site a while back, I love the way everything comes up on facebook giving you inspiration evry day

  33. Michelle Patterson permalink
    October 2, 2010 7:37 am

    Great stamps! Joined your group today, Thank you!

  34. Virginia L. permalink
    October 2, 2010 7:38 am

    Yes, I’ve joined the club!I am loving all the DT’s fabulous and inspiring work today!! You make the club so fun! Happy WCM day!

  35. Cathie Lobpries permalink
    October 2, 2010 7:53 am

    I am a member, and I just love seeing all the great ideas and designs from the DTs. You are all so inspiring and get me to thinking “outside the box” for my own card making. Creativity is a wonderful thing to share and Penny Black is a great place to do it. I love the stamps and color combinations that are used in designing. Have a great card making day – I look forward to seeing all the new posts!

  36. October 2, 2010 8:04 am

    So happy that I joined the club. Just heard of it actually a few days ago after becoming a DT member for Penny Black @ All sorts. Love Penny Black stamps, my favorites of course are the cute ones because I love everything cute.
    Thanks so much for a chance at winning.
    Happy cardmaking day,

  37. October 2, 2010 8:06 am

    Awesome cards!
    Happy WCMD to all!!!!!
    Love PennyBlack, I’m Facebook fun and joined the club.

  38. jill Ross permalink
    October 2, 2010 8:12 am

    I just joined the club, and am expecting an order of Penny lack stamps in the mail today!!!! I love the blog, the card designs are just perfection!!!

  39. October 2, 2010 8:14 am

    Hi I’ve just joined up I love your lines of stamps thanks for the chance to win some and your DT did a fab job at creating all those wonderful Cards 🙂

  40. October 2, 2010 8:15 am

    Happy WCMD to you all :0) I’m a member of the club…. Love the cards especially the Hedgies :0)

  41. October 2, 2010 8:15 am

    Wonderful Cards, I’ve Joined Up and this is so exciting happy card making day 🙂

  42. Sharon D. from Canada permalink
    October 2, 2010 8:19 am

    Happy WCMD 2010! Love the terrific cards posted here – Elizabeth’s punny card made me giggle! And I love the diversity of styles – from cute and fun to elegant! I’ll definitely be making some cards today!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Sharon D. from Canada permalink
      October 2, 2010 8:21 am

      I’m so sorry – I forgot to say that I’m already a member

  43. Katherine Kloschinsky permalink
    October 2, 2010 8:31 am

    Happy World Card Making Day everyone! Just discovered this blog this morning. I love Penny Black stamps & am sitting in my scraproom as I write and can’t wait to get stampin’ today. Enjoy the day!

    • Katherine Kloschinsky permalink
      October 2, 2010 8:33 am

      Oh yes & of course I signed up for a membership – how exciting to have instant updates on this awesome product!

  44. Sue McRae permalink
    October 2, 2010 8:32 am

    Love the cards you’ve showcased today and I’ve joined the Penny Black Club too!

  45. Becky Elder permalink
    October 2, 2010 8:39 am

    I joined the club awhile ago. I have Jenny Black stamps and paper on my desk now and am working on Christmas cards!

  46. October 2, 2010 8:46 am

    I have just seen your post on facebook and have now just joined your club. So excited to receive regular newsletters. I love the Penny black stamps, can’t get enough of them at the mo especially the hedgies (so cute)
    Love Em x

  47. October 2, 2010 9:06 am

    I’ve been a member of the club from the start! I ♥ Penny Black Stamps!

  48. October 2, 2010 9:06 am

    I also joined the club quite a while ago and have been enjoying the new look blog and also joining in over on Flickr. Lol, I also bought a new clear set this morning at Archivers. Happy Card Making everyone!

  49. teregee permalink
    October 2, 2010 9:08 am

    The blog has been awesome these last few weeks. I love your stamps and really appreciate the hard work of everyone involved with the blog. You inspire me every day. And I need more stamps now after all the new ideas. I’m just waiting for Starlit to arrive so I can start my Christmas cards.

  50. Teresa Godines #6857 permalink
    October 2, 2010 9:09 am

    I’ve been a club memeber for a while and just signed up as a facebook follower. I love the Penny Black desgins. Just wish I had a retailer closer so I can really stock up.

  51. October 2, 2010 9:11 am

    What amazing cards!! Love them all. I’ve signed up for the newsletter, and am grateful for a chance to win… 🙂

  52. October 2, 2010 9:18 am

    Happy card making day everyone. i have signed up long time ago 🙂 so happy to know your blog

  53. Marge Sexton permalink
    October 2, 2010 9:23 am

    Yeah…I just joined the Penny Black Club. I’ve been a Penny Black Stamp Fan for many years….I love the whimsical stamps as well as the lovely florals, and have many in my stash. Thanks for a chance to win! Happy World Card Making Day!

  54. October 2, 2010 9:40 am

    HOORAY! I just signed up! I love your stamps, especially the puppy images, so I am all over getting newsletters and announcements. Happy World Card making Day! It is extra special for me this year since it is also my birthday! WOO HOO! 🙂

  55. Cathy Pulickal permalink
    October 2, 2010 9:46 am

    I LOVE the Penny Black blog! I look forward to getting my daily e-mails with yummy goodness inside! 🙂 Penny Black is my favorite by far!

  56. October 2, 2010 10:33 am

    Wow, what wonderful inspiration. Happy WCMD from Ireland! I am loving the inspiration that you are featuring daily….. TFS. I’m a follower and member!

  57. Jessica B. permalink
    October 2, 2010 10:50 am

    love all these great samples!!! I just signed up for the Penny Black Club!

  58. Pia permalink
    October 2, 2010 10:57 am

    I love Penny Black! I am a facebook follower too! I just received a Betsy Bluebell set for my birthday and am looking forward to using the stamps!

  59. October 2, 2010 11:09 am

    Already a PROUD follower!! Love – Love – Love Penny Black!!
    “Peas on Earth” = Fantastic!!

  60. October 2, 2010 11:37 am

    LOVE PENNY BLACK!!! Just joined your club…can’t wait to see all the new goodies. Keep up the good work, thanks for the inspiration and HAPPY WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!!!!

  61. LaNell permalink
    October 2, 2010 11:37 am

    Looking forward to receiving the latest from Penny Black.
    I just love your style!

  62. October 2, 2010 11:41 am

    Happy World Card Making Day Everyone!!!!

    I’m a follower and I’ve now joined the club.
    Can’t wait to get the latest news about PB!!
    Thanks for the chance to win the prize!!
    Vivi from Brazil

  63. October 2, 2010 12:21 pm

    Yay, Happy World Card Making day to everyone!! I just joined the club 🙂 Love all these wonderful creations, looking forward to seeing more. Hugs, Natalie 🙂

  64. October 2, 2010 12:22 pm

    Oooh! There are some REALLY cute stamps that I’m dying to have! 🙂 I signed up! Happy WCMD!

  65. Gina permalink
    October 2, 2010 12:33 pm

    Stamping has always been a BIG challenge for me, but I had FUN playing with some Penny Black Halloween images . . . I think I’ll be stamping a little more! 🙂

  66. October 2, 2010 12:33 pm

    Happy WCMD, I love Penny Blacks and have loads of them but can always find room for more. I am already a club member.

  67. October 2, 2010 12:46 pm

    Happy WCD! I’ve always loved Penny Black’s hedgies and the new, updated designs are just awesome! Love the showcased cards–amazing artistry!

  68. October 2, 2010 12:46 pm

    Happy World Card Making Day!
    I’ve join the club!

  69. Karen permalink
    October 2, 2010 12:53 pm

    Penny Black has always been my very favorite stamps. From Hedgie to all the beautiful sayings… I wish I owned every single one of them! Happy World Card Making Day Everyone! ❤

  70. October 2, 2010 12:54 pm

    Your team is so phenomenally talented – SHEESH! Beautiful creations!!

    Thanks for the chance to win; I so ❤ Penny Black!!

  71. amanda7609 permalink
    October 2, 2010 12:56 pm

    I’ve just joined the club and have had a lovely day cardmaking. Happy Card Making Day to all crafters out there

  72. Lauren permalink
    October 2, 2010 1:03 pm

    I just joined the club! I spent my day purchasing supplies to make Christmas cards, yet I had no clue that today was World Card Making Day!!! Happy World Card Making Day everyone!!

  73. Bonnie permalink
    October 2, 2010 1:09 pm

    Love the cards. Thanks for sharing.

  74. October 2, 2010 1:14 pm

    Awesome cards,
    love the hedgies and the fuschia’s
    Happy card making world day
    Angie aka lilacanglia

  75. Sarah scofinsky permalink
    October 2, 2010 1:17 pm

    Already a club member and get so excited everytime I see new designs released .. I want them all.

  76. Donna permalink
    October 2, 2010 1:40 pm

    Stunning cards, fantastic inspiration from the DT. Happy world card making day. x Donna

  77. October 2, 2010 1:42 pm

    Happy Card Making Day! What a wonderful day to celebrate.
    Very happy to find there is a Penny Black Club and just joined,.

  78. Patti permalink
    October 2, 2010 1:42 pm

    I’ve been a Penny Black fan for awhile, glad to see a blog and the design team!

  79. Helen Jennings permalink
    October 2, 2010 1:44 pm

    I’m all signed up! Been buying Penny Black stamps for a few years now – it is great to see ye blogging and on facebook – that will keep ye in my mind! Loving some of the new Christmas stamps. Snow dust has been all sold out at our local store for a few weeks and I want it real bad!
    Looking forward to the news updates and new ideas! PS I’m in Ireland!

  80. Yvette permalink
    October 2, 2010 1:59 pm

    Joined your club just now. Love Penny Black stamps and looking forward to lots of great inspiration. Happy World Card Making Day!!

  81. October 2, 2010 2:21 pm

    Great cards ladies! Happy World Card Making Day!

  82. Holly Danks permalink
    October 2, 2010 2:23 pm

    EVERY DAY should be World Card Making Day! The world would be a happier place. At least at MY house…

  83. October 2, 2010 2:28 pm

    Hi there … I joined the PB club as soon as I could and have already received a newsletter whcih is great 🙂 I also have joined the new Flickr goroupa nd am a follower of the love – as a serious PB addict I totally love it, and it is great talking to other PB lovers from around the world.
    Pauline x

  84. October 2, 2010 2:31 pm

    Hi there … I’m already a follower of the blog, memever of the PB club, and member of the Flickr Groups 🙂 Only reason i haven’t joined the Facebook or Twitter grous is because I’m not on them. Love these forums for meeting PB fans.

    Tried to comment before and got an error message so hope this one works …
    Pauline x

  85. Kylie permalink
    October 2, 2010 2:41 pm

    I’m already a club member too. Love the inspiration today. Thanks! 🙂

  86. Patricia permalink
    October 2, 2010 2:59 pm

    I love your blog and lovely stamps so much! Thank you for this chance. With love from Holland
    xx Patricia

  87. October 2, 2010 3:20 pm

    Already a member…Happy World Card Making Day!

  88. Lisa Whittemore permalink
    October 2, 2010 3:24 pm

    Yes, I am part of the club and I just love your stamps. The cute ones are so cute but the elegant ones are elegant. Such a great mix. I love the cards posted for today. I have to say for me cute wins especially the hedgehog stamps.

  89. Alyce Schwenn permalink
    October 2, 2010 3:45 pm

    Thanks for the inspirational examples. I spent the day at my local art store showing people how to make easel cards. Everyone had a great time!

  90. Marilyn permalink
    October 2, 2010 5:01 pm

    Love my Penny Black stamps. I’m looking forward to seeing more projects on the blog.

  91. October 2, 2010 5:23 pm

    Love that adorable hedgie/globe card! Happy card making to everyone. I have been with the club for a few weeks now! 🙂

  92. Linda C. permalink
    October 2, 2010 5:24 pm

    I just joined the club! Saw your ad at Splitcoast Stampers.

  93. DeniseB permalink
    October 2, 2010 5:39 pm

    I’m a club member already and checked in here today to see the cards. Great assortment! They’re all fabulous!
    Happy World Card Making Day!

  94. Lieselotte permalink
    October 2, 2010 6:18 pm

    Happy World Card Making Day to everyone!
    I am a member, and look forward to every new post. I had the good furtune to celebrate World Card Making Day by attending your Design Team Member Elizabeth’s Halloween class. Love the cards we made, and the Penny Black stamps we used!

  95. Debbie permalink
    October 2, 2010 6:48 pm

    Happy Card Making Day to everyone. I love Penny Black Stamps…..especially all the cute mice.

  96. Elaina Larsen permalink
    October 2, 2010 7:18 pm

    I receive your newletter already and I have really enjoyed this blog since I have suscribed to it. The posts about the designers was great. Really love the hedgehogs.

  97. Harriet Skelly permalink
    October 2, 2010 7:27 pm

    I just joined your club! And I am subscribing to this blog.

  98. October 2, 2010 7:36 pm

    i’m already a member, but happy about the new blog and circle. happy wcmd.

  99. Janice Melton permalink
    October 2, 2010 7:49 pm

    I’m already a subscriber and follower on FB. Love my PB aniaml stamps!! :0)

  100. Michel E permalink
    October 2, 2010 8:03 pm

    I am already a member of the club. Love your stamps. I am also a follower.

  101. tim r permalink
    October 2, 2010 8:32 pm

    Love the cards on your blog–Happy World Card Making Day!!!!
    I just signed up for your club, looking forward to all the inspiration

  102. cathi carpenter permalink
    October 2, 2010 8:40 pm

    Happy World Cardmaking Day! Your stamps are just the best….! I ADORE the hedgehogs!

  103. Kelly Kakert permalink
    October 2, 2010 8:48 pm

    I got my Christmas and Halloween cards done today! 110 cards stamped and assembled…… WOW! Didn’t even realize that today was such an important day to be inspired 🙂 I happened along on your sight, and am super inspired to try some of your specific cards. I always love a great new idea!

  104. Melissa Massy permalink
    October 2, 2010 8:53 pm

    I love Elisabeth’s card with the peas. Thanks for the chance of a giveaway!

  105. lisa permalink
    October 2, 2010 9:54 pm

    i signed up for the club not too long ago…..I have to say that penny black is my all time favorite stamps to use and the stickers are also amazing…..wish they would come out with some christmas hedgehog stickers to go with the stamps…

  106. Chris permalink
    October 2, 2010 10:13 pm

    I’ve joined the club! I’m so excited, I finally have my ‘stamping mojo’ back! Just in time for WCD! Love the samples.

  107. October 2, 2010 10:56 pm

    Just joined…looking forward to seeing all the new things at Penny Black. 🙂 Thank you too for the chance to win some “new toys.” 🙂

  108. Starqueen permalink
    October 2, 2010 11:20 pm

    Oh, I just found you and joined the club. I love Mimi and all things PB! Thanks for sharing!

  109. October 3, 2010 5:00 am

    I’m a club member. Thanks for the chance to win a fun prize.

  110. October 3, 2010 5:53 am

    Happy Cardmaking Day! Penny Black are my favourite stamps and I’ve just joined your Club. Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

  111. Peggy permalink
    October 3, 2010 8:20 am

    I am a member and have been for awhile. I was first drawn to the florals, then the hedgehogs, now the new ladies (so sophisticated)and the little girls are great. Guess I now love them all.

  112. Pamela permalink
    October 3, 2010 8:30 am

    Just joined today… I was too busy making cards yesterday! 🙂 Gotta love the hedgehogs… I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t instantly do “Awww…” when they see them! 🙂

  113. October 3, 2010 9:25 am

    I’ve joined the club as i love love love Penny Black stamps. They were my first love in stamping and will always be stamps i chose!

  114. Steph B permalink
    October 3, 2010 9:40 am

    Joined the club and so excited to receive the newsletters!!
    Also absolutely LOVE the world card!!

  115. October 3, 2010 10:46 am

    hello, Penny black stamps are just my favourite, everytime a new collection is out, i must have them… they are just the best and look so sweet….

    i’d be happy to just buy stamps and not go shopping for anything else 🙂

  116. October 3, 2010 3:56 pm

    I’m in the club!

    Liz x

  117. October 3, 2010 7:41 pm

    I’m in the club!

  118. Nancy Sinnen permalink
    October 3, 2010 7:45 pm

    I’m already an member and have loved Penny Black stamps forever. Your new blog is fabulous, I am finding all kinds of inspiration.

  119. October 3, 2010 11:02 pm

    I’m in the club, and I SO love penny black

  120. Kelley permalink
    October 4, 2010 7:19 am

    Penny Black stamps are so stinkin’ cute! Of course, I joined the club. Anyone who wouldn’t is crazy!

  121. Karen K permalink
    October 4, 2010 1:58 pm

    I’m so glad that I have found this blog, I have joined the club and hope I’m not too late to qualify for the prizes! I look forward to all the inpirations to come.

  122. Carrie C permalink
    October 6, 2010 4:42 am

    I’ve joined the club already. I love Penny Black stamps!!!

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