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!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Joy and LIght

Hi stamper friends!
I hope you had a great weekend as we ushered in December!  Our house is all decked and we even found a spot for the tree after a little brainstorming in our new living room!  My mom was a pretty serious Christmas decorator but my family has taken it to soaring heights!  We really get into it.

As I was fiddling with different Christmas card ideas this season, I thought about something that could be a card but also a stand-up decoration. Here's my idea:

this is a version of an easel card, although the mechanics are a slightly different take. The outside base of the card is 11" x 4-1/4". I scored the card at 2-1/4" and 3-1/4". The top layer is adhered to the 2-1/4" side and the other flap is my easel base.  I used the Jar of Love framelits, copper foil and plenty of pine boughs and berries to decorate. I also used a battery-operated votive for my light in the jar.   I hope you like this fun and festive idea!  This could easily be adapted for other occasions and seasons as well. As usual, your imagination is the limit!

I'm excited for today... Mr. Brown (UPS) is due to arrive later this afternoon with my preorder box from the new Occasions Catalog which goes live on January 4th!  I can't wait to see what some of my choices look like in person (especially the paper) and then start creating!  Stay tuned as I switch gears away from Christmas and towards the New Year!

Just a reminder that many products are retiring from the Holiday Catalog Come January 3rd. If there's something you have been hoping to get, I would get it while it is still in stock as some things are only available while supplies last ;)  You can see everything that's available, some of it at great discounts, in the store. Click on the  "shop now" button and you are on your way!

Happy Stampin'!

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