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, 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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