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!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Blue and White - That's All!

Hi Stampers!
Yeah!  It's Friday!  Weekends almost always are something to look forward to and this is no exception. We have a son's college Senior Project to partake in on Saturday night and a daughter and son-in-law's choir concert on Sunday afternoon. Then there's some laundry and other chores haha!

I have a great card today for you blue and white lovers.  It's such a clean and crisp color combination and also evokes certain cultures and styles. I have more than a couple of shelves of blue and white dishes and other pieces that I enjoy so much.  My inspiration was the card fold design, called "Dutch Door". It features a top flap that opens up and two smaller side flaps that open out.   Here's the card:

I used the fabulous Floral Boutique Designer Series paper which is, you guessed it, all blue and white, specifically Night of Navy and white.  My oval floral design piece is cut directly from the DSP paper and framed with Night of Navy.  Curious about the inside?  Here it is:

I have a small ink blooper in the upper right hand corner and purposely left it there to show you that accidents happen... sometimes frequently!  My fix for this would be to cover that area with a new piece of perfectly stamped white card stock.  That's washi tape at the top of the inside and at the bottom, a perfect bloom of Night of Navy using the Stylish Stems framelits.  This style of fold for a card could be adapted to anything... any color, any theme. I will be doing it again.  The white card stock dimension is 4-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 5-1/2".  The Night of navy piece is 2-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 2-1/2" on each side.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope I gave you some ideas for your own projects!  Papercrafting has become a therapy for me... a way to relax, be creative, step back from any life stresses and just soak in the gift of some free time. I love it!

Happy weekend!

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