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, 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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