Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator!

Hey friends!
I've been a demonstrator with Stampin'Up! since 2011. I'm located in Bozeman, Montana, but have customers all over the country. I have a very fun and active downline called "Big Sky Stampers" and we get together in person and online to share what we love. My blog posts feature what I'm up to recently and I try to share new product information, tips and tricks and creative inspiration. You can shop from this site or find out more information about our products and becoming a demonstrator! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 18, 2017


Happy Friday!
We are headed out camping shortly so I have a rather quick post for you today. When it comes to nostalgic, almost nothing beats the "Heartland" stamp set in the Annual catalog. I mean, really... a dog, a little boy in overalls, some geese and a tractor!  Here's my idea:

It's a gate fold card with a twist.  I cut my card stock 4.25" x 11" and scored at 2.75" on both sides (score on the left, flip card stock around and score again at 2.75"). I then turned my card stock 90 degrees on the score board and scored 1" in down to my score marks on both sides. I cut away that little section of the card stock "gates", lower one on the left, upper one on the right. I then did my stamping with Gray archival ink and used our watercolor pencils and blender pens to color.

Then there's the inside of the card!

This time, I used the large barn image!  I love this set!  I added some sentiments that can be seen on the outside and inside because of the cut away card stock. I am going to try this card layout again, with another theme.

Here are some more renditions of this set.  The first one is using a fussy cut piece of the "Naturally Eclectic" paper.

And my last one is a more traditional look. I intentionally left off any flowers so this card could be used for a guy!

I hope I've given you some inspiration.  The Heartland stamp set is more versatile than it would appear and believe me, it will touch every soft spot in your heart if you grew up in any kind of rural area or the Midwest!

Have a great weekend!

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