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, June 27, 2017

Thank You - CAS (Clean and Simple)

Hi Stampers!
I have a Clean and Simple card for you today. These are cards that don't require a lot of supplies to make or a lot of fuss to create. They are great for when you need something quick or want to maybe stamp with some friends for a fun get together. Here's my card:

I started with some Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper to determine my color scheme. It's bold and bright which I really wanted. I used a retired embossing folder with an arrow pattern on my card base and glued the DSP on top. I then grabbed a thank you stamp (from Background Bits hostess stap set) and stamped it in every color that is featured on the DSP. Here's a hint. Start with a good sized piece of Whisper White card stock, do your stamping and when you are done, trim it to the desired size. I wasn't sure how big this would be until after I had stamped all the colors. If you absolutely have to have perfection in lining up your stamp, use a Stampamajig but if you are okay with "close enough", eyeballing it works too. That's what I did, just eyeballed my placement of each stamp. I placed the colors in somewhat of a rainbow order.

Now and then, it's fun to just make it simple! This card could be reproduced in any colors you might have and with any stamp you might have. While I'm always buying new stuff, it is important to use what you have as well! I love giving a neglected stamp another try.

There are some great promotions coming in July with Stampin'Up!  One is for any new demonstrator that signs up in July. In addition to your Starter Kit that you select, you will get a free stamp set (a new Christmas set from the 2017 Holiday catalog) and a free stamping essentials gift pack. Watch my blog for more details! My team of demonstrators is called "Big Sky Stampers" and we would love to welcome you! We get together in person a few times a year for fun, talking shop, stamping, etc. We also have a private Facebook group to share ideas, ask questions, celebrate each other's accomplishments and encourage each other. Ask me for more details if you are interested.

Also, Bonus Days will be back in July!  For every $50 you spend, in July, you get a $5 coupon redeemable in August on any purchases!  Review your wish lists and see what you might want to buy to take advantage of this promotion!  There's always more around the corner with Stampin'Up!

I'll be blogging more about these special promotions in the future so watch for details!
Happy  Stampin'!

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