Wednesday, October 5, 2011

World Card Day Fun!

Before I go into the fun we had at my World Card Day event, I need to announce the winner of the Stocking Challenge!  Stocking #1 received the most, congratulations Angela!!!  I will have a prize for you at our next Group Gathering!  Thanks to everyone who voted!

On to World Card Day!  The first Saturday in October is World Card Making Day...a day set aside to celebrate the craft of making cards and kick off the busiest greeting card season (Christmas!).  Each year I do a fun day long card making event.  This year we had a small group, but what we lacked in size, we make up for in fun!!!

We started our day with a really fun game of speed stamping!  To choose participants, we had a round of Stampin' Up! Trivia.  The winners were Kelly and Kristi-Ann so they got to play the game!  We gave them each a blank BINGO card and they had to fill the squares with images from the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set.  Each image in the set had to be used once and completely inked and stamped in a square on the card.  The one who filled their card first won.

We also gave a prize for the best cheerleader during the game...Kim won that one!  All winners got to choose a prize from the prize basket!

After we got everyone's blood flowing we started a project like nothing else we have done before at World Card Day.  Did you notice the new Card Keepers in the Holiday Mini Catalog?  Well, each participant got to make a card keeper during the morning!

We stamped some First Edition DSP with the tall leaf image from the Just Believe set and added some small punched flowers which were embellished with pearls!  They got to choose between three different colors for their ribbon and flowers. 

Janet was the only one who chose pink!  Since our event raises money for Breast Cancer Research, we gave Janet a prize for doing a pink one!!!!

Right before lunch we did another game...Blind Stamping!  Sherri made a Halloween card and our two participants (Kim and Shelley) had to recreate it blindfolded!!!  They were great sports and did awesome!

Our day continued with a delicious lunch...we had Slow Cooker BBQ Beef on a Bun and a mini Salad Bar (so fun!)...and some visiting time with each other!

During the afternoon, we made cards...16 total!!!  Here are the 8 that I contributed (Sherri did the other 8).  I was inspired by cards I've made in the past, some convention swaps and so many cards on Stampin' Connection (the online demonstrator community).

We had a fun start to our afternoon!  Sherri and I began by telling them about some of the new products from the Holiday Mini that they would get to use and how much we loved these products...especially the new Dazzling Details.  Then we surprised everyone with their own bottle of was like Oprah's Favorite Things, only it was Lisa and Sherri's Favorite Things...and we didn't give away a car!!!

We had a fantastic day and I'm pleased to say that we raised $150 for Breast Cancer research through our silent auction and the donation we made from each person's registration fee...fantastic considering we had such a small group!  Thanks ladies for a great day...can't wait until next year!

Have an inspired day!

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