Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sympathy card for a military family

Recently, my husband and I attended a funeral for a highly decorated 86 year old Army veteran. We had known him for many years and knew his daughter and her husband even better. He was a helicopter pilot and flew many missions in Korea and VietNam. His service was one with full military honors including a helicopter hovering over the Veterans' part of the cemetery with an enormous American flag hanging from it. It was a moving service and made me so thankful for our military and proud of our country.  I wanted to send a sympathy card that captured much of what I was feeling that day and this is what I came up with.


I wanted to keep the card simple and dignified and yet obviously a military theme. Stampin'Up! has just the stamp set for my design, called "For Your Country". I could have used so many of the images, but I chose the silhouette soldier and flag.  I heat embossed this image over some "Under the Tree" paper that is a thicker Kraft type paper. A simple paper clip was just what I needed for an extra touch without making it to fussy.  As an aside, if you have the opportunity to go to a full military honors funeral or memorial service, GO!  You won't regret it.

Today is Tuesday so that means there are new weekly deals!  I'm actually getting FOUR things which is pretty rare for me, so it's a good sale!  Here's a peek:

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2014-2016 In Color Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up!
2014-2016 IN COLOR BACKGROUNDS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK
Price$21.95 $16.46
Amped Up Ampersands Kit -- Digital Download
AMPED UP AMPERSANDS KIT - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Price$9.95 $5.97
Celebration Basics Kit
CELEBRATION BASICS KIT
Price$14.95 $11.21
Daffodil Delight 1/4 Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
DAFFODIL DELIGHT 1/4" COTTON RIBBON
Price$5.95 $4.46
Mosaic Punch
MOSAIC PUNCH
Price$15.95 $11.96
Pansy Punch
PANSY PUNCH
Price$15.95 $11.96
Pumpkin Pie 1/4 Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
PUMPKIN PIE 1/4" COTTON RIBBON
Price$5.95
What's Up Punch
WHAT'S UP PUNCH
Price$16.95 $12.71

You can get these by going to the store (ride side of web page) and click on weekly deals! For those of who you are big punch fans, this is your week!

Have a great Tuesday!
Sarah

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