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Brighten someone’s day with a hand-made card

*World Card Making Day This Saturday*

Brighten someone’s day with a hand-made card

*Auckland**, Friday 3 October, 2008: – *World Card Making Day (WCMD) is held on the first Saturday of October (October 4^th this year) and to celebrate Stampin’Up! New Zealand is holding workshops nationwide encouraging Kiwis to brighten someone’s day with a handmade card.

Stampin’Up! New Zealand Manager Emma Parkin-Wilson says demonstrators will be available to help share the art of card making*. “It’s a great creative and social opportunity,” she says.

Parkin-Wilson says WCMD celebrates the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create when given to others. “If you’ve never been a crafter or card maker before, this is a chance to get involved, learn a new hobby and make new friends.

“Nothing can beat that feeling when you go to the mail box and shuffle through a stack of bills and junk mail to find someone has taken the time to send you a personalized hand made card,” says Parkin-Wilson.

Now in its second year World Card Making Day, founded by the American /Paper Crafts /magazine, is bringing card makers together at the busiest card-making season of the year. These steps were taken in hopes of uniting the card-making community (hobbyists, retailers, manufacturers, and more) and celebrating the connection and creativity that is at the heart of card making.

Specific locations of where World Card Making Day workshops will be held around New Zealand can be found on the Stampin’ Up! web site . Just click on World Card Making Day and follow the prompts to find an event near you.

Stampin’Up! launched in New Zealand February 2007. Demonstrator numbers have increased year to date from 60 to over 200 and are expected to at least double again over the next year. Demonstrators can work as often as they wish, earning anything from just enough to cover their own projects, through to full-time salaries.


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