A Worldwide Event For Card Making and Networking
I didn’t know what World Card Making Day was when I first heard about it. First, it is on October 2 every year. It is Stampin’ Up’s way of celebrating card making in a group setting with friends to build community, friendship and business. I started coming up with an idea for a live streamed video to participate in this worldwide event right away. Even though I was nervous about live streaming because I hadn’t ever done it before, I gave myself a lot of time to work the bugs out. I also had to develop a card idea. I wanted it to be seasonal, not “world” themed and I knew I wanted my daughter Scout to help me. Her point-of-view is invaluable to our designs and videos. She always teaches me something!
Our #WCMD2021 Concept Development
Luckily, I had just attended a team stamp activity so had all the Christmas supplies to make some designs I was familiar with right at my fingertips. And I had recently received a Give It A Whirl Die set that I was excited to try out so I made a Halloween design to fit it. I did dry-runs of my live stream while I prepared the pieces for my project. None of those went very well what with sound difficulties and interruptions but, I was at least confident I could get an image up. After writing to tech support I had to reconfigure my cameras and incorporate a phone to get the right shots.
The Big Day
My hour-long card making stream with my daughter had a clunky start due to technical difficulties. Eventually it was a great event where my daughter and I made two cards. We made: a Frankenstein card and recreated a Christmas card based on the “Delivering Cheer” photopolymer stamp set . (This stamp set is a Host reward and can be unlocked by hosting a party. I also have a few sets available for shopper rewards.) I really enjoy stamping with my daughter. As long as I don’t take it too seriously and have fun everything goes well. Cardmaking is a fantastic exercise in letting go. I will continue to live stream but, it’s going to take a little more work before I get the clarity I want in a broadcast. I hope you will forgive my inexperience and continue to grow with us into the coming holiday seasons and next year!
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- Shoppable Frankenstein Card Supply List
- Shoppable Christmas Card Supply List
- View the recording of our live stream here.