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, January 25, 2017

Happy, Happy, Happy

Hey stampers!  I don't know about you, but sometimes I need a card in a hurry... nothing too complicated or intricate, nothing too fancy or difficult to make. I just need a card!  I was inspired to make such a card when I saw the "Happy Celebrations" stamp set. This is a great artistic set with a swooshing paintbrush style that I am going to use over and over!  Here's my card:




I chose one of the paintbrush looking "happy" stamps and stamped it 3 times in different colors. I just eyeballed this and didn't try to be precise about where I was stamping. I also overlapped and overstamped but by choosing different colors, you can still see each "happy" fairly well. I then chose the outline "happy" and stamped that in black. There are several smaller outline words to add to the "happy", making this a very versatile stamp set. Then you have all the color splotches to make you really feel like an artist, in this stamp set but not used here. I topped it off with some Tasty Treats washi tape and I was done!  Here's a peek at the stamp set to clarify what I just described!


I think you could make 100 cards off of this set and they would all be different when you switch up colors and sentiments!  I also like that the font is BIG and bold!  

What are you trying out with the new catalog?  Have any favorites yet?  I'd love to hear what you think in the comment section below!

Tomorrow is Thursday and I'm going to be jumping on the TBT (Throw Back Thursday) bandwagon with some cards featuring products from previous catalogs, now retired. Check back then and see if you recognize anything!

Happy Stampin',
Sarah

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