I'm going to start a new plan to post Saturday or Sunday or both with some real miscellaneous cards/projects that do not exclusively stick to Stampin'Up! product. I'm a realist. I have a ton of paper goodness that I had purchased prior to becoming a Stampin'Up! demonstrator, almost 4 years ago. I also like an appreciate the things other companies offer so occasionally buy something (shhhh.... ;) ). I probably use Stampin'Up! stuff 80-90% of the time, but I do have some projects for which I just can't quite find what I need in the catalog. Like for instance, horses! I have two Western/horse themed clients for card sales and they sell whatever I make! I've been searching high and low for some English riding motifs too and finally found some paper and stickers! That stuff is hard to come by. Anyway, this was horse week in the craft room! Here are some samples!
All of these with the exception of the horse/buggy/church card drew their inspiration from the background paper which gave me my theme and color scheme. It's a fun way (and easy) to create a card especially when it needs to be very theme-specific. I'll post more tomorrow with another technique... cutting up a single sheet to make multiple cards!
I feel like I should sign off with "Hi Ho Silver!!"
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!