Hi there! Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 was World Cardmaking Day! This is a special day for us cardmakers and I held an event at my home for this special occasion. Let’s be honest though, really every day is World Cardmaking Day, lol.
For My World Cardmaking Day Event I hosted 7 ladies at my house in Central Florida and we had a great time creating cards and play games. I posted the sign above on my front porch so they would see it when they arrived, I thought the sentiment was very appropriate for today.
“Never Have I Ever…” Cardmakers Edition Game
When they arrived I had printer paper and pen/pencils at their stations so that we could play our first game. We played a Cardmaker Edition of the game “Never Have I Ever…” that I typed up after doing a Facebook and Google Search of some versions of this game.
The “Never Have I Ever” wording was a bit confusing so I changed it to “I Have Never” when I was reading it and each lady wrote a tick mark for each item that they had never done. The one with the most tick marks at the end won a pack of In-Color Enamel Dots.
The winner had 10 tick marks at the end and she swore the one that put her over the top was because she never used a 40% off coupon to buy something she didn’t need, haha!
Printable Version! Click here to download and print this game to play at your own events.
Next we did a mystery stamping activity. I came up with a basic card layout and wrote down the steps for how to assemble the card in 9 “clues” and had them complete each clue at the same time.
I used the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper and the coordinating cardstock colors along with the Zany Zebras Stamp Set. It was really fun to see how each of their cards were different at the end. Below is a picture of them all with their cards.
6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder
Next I showed them how to create 4 different card layouts using a 6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder. We used the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. I love this set because it coordinates with all of our new 2020-2022 In Colors. I pulled out all of the coordinating cardstock, ink and ribbons as well as the In Color Enamel Dots, Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and Pearl Basic Jewels. I used some great sentiment stamp sets – A Grand Kid, Beautiful Friendship and So Sentimental. Below are the examples I created for a guide.
I think they all really enjoyed it because everyone could mix and match the colors and sentiments and really make it their own. Below are some pictures of them hard at work.
Printable Version! Click here to download and print the 6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder Instructions and Card Layouts. I got the 6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder layout from Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sylvia Durocher.
Card Guessing Game
I told each lady that if they wanted to be entered in to win a special door prize they could bring a hand made card to share. When they arrived I had them put their cards in a leftover birthday gift bag that I have and make sure that I couldn’t see it.
At the end of the event I had each of them write their names down on a sheet of paper and I lined the papers up and pulled the cards out and tried to guess who made which card. I only guessed about 50% of them correctly, haha.
I then had each of them do show and tell with their cards. See the picture below for how I lined them up according to my guesses (I only got the middle three right haha).
After that I took each of the paper slips with the names on it and put it back in the bag and used these to draw the name for the door prize. My door prize was the A Merry Hello Hostess Stamp Set from the August-December Mini Catalog.
Everyone gets a prize!
To top it all off, I really wanted to make sure that everyone went home with something. I had a Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper Pack left over from Sale-A-Bration last year that I cut down to 6″ x 6″ and I labeled it with the coordinating cardstock colors. Each lady took home a pack of paper that included 1 6″ x 6″ sheet of 6 different designs from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper pack so that they could go home and create more One Sheet Wonder cards to send.
We had such a great time and I really love that they were all so excited to join me for this event. Did you celebrate World Cardmaking Day? If so, what did you do? I would love to hear how to celebrated it.