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!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Santa's Coming... sooner or later!

I'm discovering that people have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with Christmas cards. They love to receive them, lots of them. They also like the idea of sending them, not as many of them. They stress about getting them in the mail and stress even more if they are trying to make them!  I've been offering some classes to help my stamping friends get a head start with their Christmas cards and I want to feature some of these on my blog for the next few posts so keep coming back for more!

Here's the first:

I used several of my favorite products on this card!  The color scheme is very traditional and features two of our richest colors, Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy.  The ornamental piece on the sleigh is also the new copper foil paper. Boy is that gorgeous on just about anything! The sentiment was easy to cut out using the new layering ovals featured in the Annual Catalog. The sleigh is cut using framelits as well and though I didn't use it in this card, there is a coordinating stamp set. I will be coming back to this set with more card ideas!  Here's a look at the set itself:

As you can see, lots of possibilities!  I would even use the tree and deer for non-Christmas cards... maybe a hunting themed-birthday card for a guy!

Do you need to jump start some Christmas cards this year?  I have lots of ideas and Stampin'Up! even has a kit if you want to get on the fast track. Check this out:

This fun kit combines some gorgeous stamping and papers with minimal stitching for a very quaint, homemade look!  It's called "Stitched with Cheer" project kit (#142012) and comes with supplies to make 18 cards. You will also need the coordinating stamp set "Stitched with Cheer" (#142182).  All of these supplies are listed below and I would love to get your started if you need some ideas!
Meanwhile, happy stampin!


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