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!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Eight steps to a successful Christmas tag party!

My daughter had the great idea of asking some friends to come to my house, make some tags or Christmas cards, eat food, mimosas and possibly hot tub!  Sounds like a very festive thing to do on a very snowy Saturday, right?  I was game and in a couple of hours,  I threw together a tag and card party. It was easy and I want to share my  "how to" steps in case you want to do something similar. Part of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is nurturing a flexible spirit... haha!

1.  Gather up some old paper that is sturdy and color appropriate, cut into tags. Also scrounge around for old tag kits:

2. Find some fun stamps you've bought over the years that work for tags!

3.  Clean out your Christmas stash of doodads... ribbon, bells, glitter, washi tape, etc... add it to the pile!

4. Gather up some punches and ink... lots to choose from!

5. Grab the Paper Pumpkin kit you haven't opened yet and let them all try their hand at making a card!

6.  Welcome your daughter and her friends, step back and let them play with all the stuff!

7.  Have them bring the food and beverages they want and add more paper to the stack!

8.  Take fun pictures of their ideas!  

And all had a great time!  That's how to throw a spur of the moment Stampin'Up! party!

Christmas Cheer!

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