Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator!

Hey friends!
I've been a demonstrator with Stampin'Up! since 2011. I'm located in Bozeman, Montana, but have customers all over the country. I have a very fun and active downline called "Big Sky Stampers" and we get together in person and online to share what we love. My blog posts feature what I'm up to recently and I try to share new product information, tips and tricks and creative inspiration. You can shop from this site or find out more information about our products and becoming a demonstrator! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Back at it!

Real life pressed in a little the last couple of weeks and my blog was not the priority!  I have been keeping up with my little side business of card selling and also fit in a trip to the homeland... Rapid City, South Dakota!  All of it is fun!

I have some graduation cards to show you today and tomorrow. I realize not everyone needs grad cards, but they can easily be adapted for another occasion. Take the techniques and design ideas and use them for what you need !

First, I love to make cards out of maps!  The original map for this card is about 2-1/2 x 4' big, the whole United States and part of Canada and Mexico. It came from a geology friend and don't tell him I cut it all up because he would probably cry, haha!

I am in the process of cleaning my room somewhat and found some beloved stuff I had forgotten about so you won't see alot of Stampin' Up! product in these, but that's okay. It feels unbelievably good use up some things I've had around for too long!

The next card features stamping on Vellum. For best results, I would use a Stazon ink as I think it will dry better. I used Stampin'Up! ink and then used my heat tool to make sure it was dry. The background paper is some old map paper from SU! And, yeah... washi tape!  instead of actually using the arrow paperclip as a clip  (because it covers up too much of the clip), I attached the paper clip with a small glue dot and now you can see the whole thing!

The last card today is a favorite Stampin'Up! paper pack called "I am Me". I love the camera and travel motif. I don't know why, but I really like to use any kind of travel-themed product for graduation cards. I guess it is the whole "moving on" thoughts it inspires. I had some blank camera film negatives that were fun to staple on there too!

Anyway, lots of ideas for a rainy Tuesday!

It's only one more week until the new catalog goes live!  I can't wait to share it with you. If you live outside the Gallatin Valley and want one, let me know.

I'll be hosting a drop in open house next Tuesday where you can see some of the new product, try some of the new colors out, snack , grab a catalog and order some brand new things! Hope you can come. More details to come...

Meanwhile, back to the craft cave!

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