World Cardmaking Day!

Hi friends and Happy World Cardmaking Day!! Yay!!!

Simon Says Stamp celebrating our holiday today with a fun blog post where you can find cards from cardmaking all around the globe!

I was honored to represent Ukraine in this party and you can find one of my cards there as well.

Two Ukrainian Christmas Cards for Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day. Cards by @craftwalks

The first one is cute and funny and very Ukrainian;)

Ukrainian Christmas Card featuring Street Vertep (Nativity Play) for Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day. Card by @craftwalks
There is a holiday tradition in Ukraine which is called – Vertep. It can be translated to English as Nativity Play. Initially Vertep was a puppet play theater, but with time it had evolved into a live theater played by people.

Ukrainian Christmas Card featuring Street Vertep (Nativity Play) for Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day. Card by @craftwalks

These street theaters can be played by real actors as well as “regular people” ;) During holiday times you can meet many oversteps on the streets. Some of them do it for free, some ask for a small donation.

There are two parts of the play, a religious and secular ones. And as far as characters go there are some which exist in any, other can vary and the number can be as small as 5 people and as big as 40.  Star of Bethlehem is the must attribute of a vertep as well.

In my vertep I have angel (which is carrying the Star of Bethlehem), demon (the cow :D), Herod King (dog), shepherds and sheep and goat. I used the cutest My Favorite Things Birdie Brown Stamp Sets: You Make My Tail WagThe Whole HerdEwe Are The BestHog Heaven. And I made the star using Lawn Fawn Puffy Star Die and a circle die.
Ukrainian Christmas Card featuring Street Vertep (Nativity Play) for Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day. Card by @craftwalks

I cut a circle out of masking paper and applied onto a white card base. And I also die-cut a couple of snow drifts using MFT Stitched Snow Drifts Die Set and applied them below. And I created a night scene by inking over these masks with distress inks.

The sentiment say Merry Christmas in Ukrainian, stamped using a stamp from Altenew Peace On Earth Stamp Set stamped with Altenew Starlight Ink.

Ukrainian Christmas Card featuring Street Vertep (Nativity Play) for Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day. Card by @craftwalks

My second card is more classy, elegant and what I call – business style (it reminds me the style of holiday cards businesses send to their clients)

Ukrainian Christmas Card featuring embroidery Christmas tree for Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day. Card by @craftwalks

Here I used amazing Christmas Sweater Background stamp from Simon Says Stamp and cut out kind of embroidery Christmas tree out of it.

Ukrainian Christmas Card featuring embroidery Christmas tree for Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day. Card by @craftwalks

So I simply stamped the background using SSS Schoolhouse Red Ink onto a white cardstock and cut a triangle out of it.

Ukrainian Christmas Card featuring embroidery Christmas tree for Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day. Card by @craftwalks

And I also cut a “star” from this pattern. I then foam mounted the tree onto a white card base and stamped the sentiment below.

Ukrainian Christmas Card featuring embroidery Christmas tree for Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day. Card by @craftwalks

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

Simon Says Stamp Blog – http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/happy-world-card-making-day-from-simon-says-stamp/

Australia – Gayatri Murali – https://handmadebyg3.com/

Belgium – Laura Sterckx – http://makingcardsisfun.com/2017/10/winter-wonderland-sequin-shaker.html

Canada – Sarah Moerman – http://sarahjmoerman.blogspot.com/2017/10/simon-says-stamp-world-cardmaking-day.html

China – Scarlet Liu https://paperlovercrafter.blogspot.com.au/?m=1

Colombia – Bibi Cameron – http://www.bibicameron.co.uk/2017/10/happy-world-card-making-day-with-mixed.html

England – Jo Nevill – http://bootsblogspot.blogspot.com/2017/10/world-cardmaking-day-2017.html

Germany – Maria Fischer – http://rieslingmama.blogspot.com/2017/10/happy-world-card-making-day.html

Greece – Vicky Papaioannou – http://www.clips-n-cuts.com/2017/10/world-cardmaking-day/

Italy – Barbara Schiassi – http://yayascrap.blogspot.com/2017/10/happy-world-cardmaking-day.html

Malta – Lorraine Aquilina – http://loraquilina.blogspot.com/2017/10/celebrating-world-card-making-day-with.html

Poland – Marzena Ziuziakowska – http://macarena-creativa.blogspot.com/2017/10/world-card-making-day.html

Russia – Svetlana Pavlova – http://svetlanaskrapit5.blogspot.ca/2017/10/world-card-making-day.html

Scotland – Debby Hughes – http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/watercoloured-plaid-for-world-card-making-day/

South Africa – Anna-Karin Evaldsson – http://layersofink.blogspot.com/2017/10/happy-world-cardmaking-day.html

South Korea – Marge Yoon – http://margecrafts.blogspot.com/2017/10/world-card-making-day-at-simon-says.html

Spain – Amanda Korotkova – http://www.littlecraftypill.com/2017/10/world-card-making-day.html

Switzerland – Isha Gupta – http://hobbyandideas.blogspot.ch/2017/10/happy-wcmd-merry-christmas.html

Ukraine – Svitlana Shayevich – http://craftwalks.com/2017/10/07/world-cardmaking-day/

USA – Barb Engler – https://bdengler4.blogspot.com/2017/10/world-card-making-day-with-sss.html

I encourage you to check out Simon Says Stamp post to see what cardmakers from all around the globe made for this fun event. And if you have any cardmaking plans for the weekend – you can link your projects there and win a prize:)

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

SUPPLIES

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15 Comments

  1. Reply

    Marjorie Dumontier

    October 7, 2017

    These are two great holiday cards in different style but equally awesome !!

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    Tracey Magner

    October 7, 2017

    That was so interesting learning about Vertep, That would be so cool to see, I wonder if there are any you tube videos on that? I saw your one card over on the SSS Blog representing Vertep, so adorable, and I love your second card as well, isn’t funny how sometimes we make things so much more complicated than they need to be, like in your second card how simple I love how you just made a triangle and it came out looking like a Beautiful Christmas tree, so creative !!

  3. Reply

    Monica Soto

    October 7, 2017

    Gorgeous!!! Love the bright colours

  4. Reply

    Lisa Fragassi

    October 7, 2017

    Love your vivid colors. Thank you for sharing!!

  5. Reply

    Teresa Doyle

    October 7, 2017

    I always enjoy seeing your work Svitlana. Your vertep is adorable, thanks for sharing that interesting tidbit about Ukraine.

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    Наташа-GOLD

    October 8, 2017

    Света, красивые и интересные открытки! Ёлочка очень милая!

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    Lorraine A

    October 8, 2017

    Gorgeous cards Svitlana, both of them are fabulous! I love the first one, so cute with all of the critters, and the 2nd one is so simple and stylish, very lovely :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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    Trina P.

    October 8, 2017

    First card is so cute. Love all those critters. Love the simplicity of your second card. So pretty.

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    Anna Kosskovskaya

    October 9, 2017

    Я прям не могу с этих зверей!! Сразу вспоминается шутка “тиха украинская ночь, но сало надо перепрятать”)) потрясающе сделала!

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    maria f.

    October 9, 2017

    “Learn something new every day” – thanks for the lesson on vertep! I love how you chose that for your first card. Very clever.

  11. Reply

    Lagene

    October 10, 2017

    Beautiful cards, I especially love the cute critter scene!

  12. Reply

    Tara Prince

    October 10, 2017

    I love the tree card!!

  13. Reply

    Edy

    October 18, 2017

    Love the creature card, Svitlana!!

  14. Reply

    Edy

    October 19, 2017

    Where in the Ukraine are you from? Three of my grandparents were born there many years ago.

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