Three years ago, Pam (my incredible upline) and I planned a stamping get-together with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in our area in place of the company-hosted Regional Conventions that were being phased out. We got together with 25 of our friends – many flew in from other states across the U.S. Unbeknownst to us, we had selected World Card Making Day as the day for our event. Who knew? World Card Making Day then became THE DAY for our annual event. A year later, 50 demonstrators showed up for our gathering. Today, 100 demonstrators are attending. WHAT FUN!
As paper crafters and card makers, we spend so much of our time creating awe-inspiring projects. Our goal is to create something that leaves mouths open and hearts fluttering, right? Well, I had a different idea for the kickoff of our World Card Making Day event this year – instead of creating a beautiful project to share (there will be plenty of time for that throughout the day), our attendees were challenged to create a super-tacky name tag to introduce themselves. What fun!
There you have it – we’re opening our World Card Making Day event this morning with a Tacky Tag Parade – we all proudly share our tacky tags, and one attendee will crowned the winner of the Tackiest Tag.
What’s a Tacky Tag? For starters, it’s a name tag – there’s no real requirement that your name is prominently displayed, but it’s a nice bonues. In my book, a Tacky Tag is so over-the-top that it’s lost it’s visual appeal. It can be colors that don’t work together. It could have so many flowers that the name is visually lost. It could just have glitter (does it get any worse than that?). There are no rules. Our attendees have had lots of fun with their “bring it!” attitude, so I’m expecting big things. I thought it would be fun, though, to share MY Tacky Tag with you today.
I used a pack of old party napkins I pulled from the kitchen pantry to cover a Styrofoam wreath and added dimension by ruffling the napkins behind the letters of my name. It’s really tacky. Here’s my Tacky Tag:
Our event goes on through the weekend. I’ll be sharing pictures and wrap-ups with you early next week, so please come back to check those out.
What are you doing to celebrate World Card Making Day today? I hope you’ll [at the very least] sit down and make a project – 10 minutes or 2 hours. How much time will it take you to fully celebrate this wonderful day?
Thanks for stopping by today!