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, April 25, 2017


Hey Stampers!
I hope you are enjoying your spring so far... We are getting lots of rain which is welcome now as it should help with reducing the forest fire risk later in the summer when everything gets so DRY!  At least, that is what I'm telling myself as I look at the raindrops.

I have a really fun card for you today. I recently participated in a local card swap and the "rules" were to use things that you have purchased but not yet used. Unfortunately, that is all toooooo easy!  Why is it I just have to have something, then never use it?  Crazy, right?  Here's what I came up with:

I had quite a bit of 12 x 12 paper that doesn't get alot of attention so I decided to start there. I also had a Big Shot Die that does banners. It happened to retire shortly after I purchased it. I also had a couple of stamp sets that were brand-spanking new. As you can see, I combined all of that into this card. It was easy to score my card at 4" and 8" and have 3 panels to work with. I used some extra old Sale-A-Bration paper for my color scheme and went from there. In order to make it truly look like a banner, I I punched some holes at the top of each banner and threaded some Baker's twine throughout. I really like how this turned out. Due to my design, I limited myself to 3 letter words. I decided to make a Congratulations card as it is graduation season and I wanted the gals who received my card be able to use it!  Another idea would be "MOM" or "DAD" etc. You could also make 3" panels and have four of them, allowing for 4-letter words (only nice ones ;)

Anyway, there's any idea for you on a rainy Tuesday!  Challenge yourself to use something you have purchased but not tried out yet - It's fun!

Happy Stampin'!

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