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, February 7, 2017

Scooping up some Birthday Wishes

Hey Stampers!
Today I'm combing a most popular reason to send a handmade card with a most popular theme  - Birthdays and  Ice Cream!  Kids of all ages love both so it's a natural combo for a card. Stampin'Up!'s Tasty Treats suite makes it easy!  Here's my card:



As you can see, this is full of color and yumminess. My Designer Series Paper background choice is a specialty paper with the ice cream treats glossy and embossed right on the paper.  I used a small strip to make it go further but also to leave me some room on the edge for a sentiment. I kept my dish of ice cream with three scoops simple by using plain, coordinating card stock so there wasn't a fight with the background for attention. The cutest part of all is the silver spoon cut out of Silver Foil paper.   Just for fun, I added some washi tape too!  Are you wondering about the sentiment?  This is such an important stamp set to have... why?  Because the sentiments are VERTICAL!  This is so rare in stamps and I promise it will open up your design options to a whole new level!  It is the "Vertical Greetings" stamp set found in the Annual Catalog on page 109. Here's a look at this wonderful stamp set:



The classic topiary style trees are wonderful, but it's the greetings that make me love this set. They are narrow and vertical... perfect for the edge of any design! This is a must have!

I hope you like my card for today!  I'm excited to be spending a lot of time in my stamp room this week to come up with more blog samples, class ideas and just plain fun! Is there a particular type of class you wish someone would offer? Let me know your ideas and I'll see what I can do. I love stretching myself and figuring out new things.

Hope you have a lovely day!
Sarah

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