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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Stampin' Up Pocketful of Cheer Paper Pumpkin Kit II

Now, today is supposed to be full sun and high of 61.  Let's hope the weatherman and I got it right this time.  It could always be warmer for me!!!  And, the sun is gone already at 8 this morning.  Geesh!  =)

Today, I have two Stampin' Up Pocketful of Cheer Paper Pumpkin Kit alternate cards to share with you.  Let's get started:


































My card base is 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" using Stampin' Up's Pool Party Cardstock.

I used SU's Curvy Corner Trio Punch to punch two opposite corners.

I trimmed out a piece of the card's flower design envelope at 5-1/2" x 4-1/8" and scored and folded at 2-3/8".

Using SU's Curvy Corner Trio Punch, I punched each corner on the right side and adhered it to my card base using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.




Using SU's Flower Fair Framelits Dies, I die cut the 4 pieces of the flower shown in the picture above with SU's Bermuda Bay Cardstock and with another card that came in the kit.

I adhered the card piece to the Bermuda Bay piece using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then layered the next Bermuda Bay piece and the next card piece using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.  Using Stampin' Dimensionals, I adhered the whole flower to the card making sure that it hung over the edge some..

My leaves are punched using the wing of the bird in SU's  Bird Builder Punch and SU Garden Green Cardstock.  I randomly adhered the leaves around the flower using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I applied Crystal Effects in the center of the flower.

After the Crystal Effects was dry, I colored 5 Basic Jewel Pearls using my Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker and adhered them to the center of my flower.


































Using SU's Linen Thread, I tied a double bow and adhered it left of the flower using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I stamped the sentiment and balloon in the inside of the card using SU Bermuda Bay Ink.




































 My second card is made the exact same way only I used SU's Garden Green Cardstock and I trimmed down one of the cards in the kit for the card.


I love to make alternate cards with the Paper Pumpkin Kit's.  They're so fun to play around with and go outside of the box!


































And this time, I stamped the sentiment with the flower image in SU Bermuda Bay Ink.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Come back tomorrow and I'll show you another alternate card that I made for my Nephew.  Have a great day!












I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  Please be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!




If you are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up products, you can order from me on-line at www.stampinup.com and please choose me, Lynn Gauthier, as your Demonstrator.


 

 
 

This is my first blog and it is still under construction.  I have yet to receive my Watermark so the picture's are copyright Lynn A. Gauthier, 2015-2016 Stampin' Up.

 
















 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Stampin' Up Pocketful of Cheer Paper Pumpkin Kit I

Well, I got the weather wrong instead of the weather man.  It's supposed to be 60 degrees out today not yesterday.  That was my Boo Boo as I had my days confused.  My Husband had Good Friday off from work and it's messed me up all week.

This week, I'd like to start sharing with you Stampin' Up's March Paper Pumpkin Kit called Pocketful of Cheer:

The cards are a breeze to put together and they're so pretty!  

The colors are so much bolder and bright in real life.  My pic's just don't do them justice!





























Such a fun, fun kit!  You can make 4 large and 4 small cards with envelopes.



































Pictured above is the envelope with the card inside it.  Theres' a pocket that you can adhered to the front and put one of the smaller cards in it or a gift card or both.


























Pictured above are 3 of the small cards that I stamped.  The stamp set is amazing and is great for All Occasion cards.























You can lay your sentiment stamp and an image stamp on your work space up-side-down and take your block and put it on top of the stamps to adhere them to the block.  This keeps the stamps lined up perfectly on the block as you want them.  So, like pictured above, I took the Just For You stamp, laid it up-side-down on my desk, positioned the flower stamp next to the 'for' with the stem pointed inward towards the 'for' and laid my block on top of them.  Perfectly lined up for me to stamp on the cards.





















In the center of the picture above, is the gift card with the belly on it.  

There are circle tags that you can stamp and adhere to your projects.  There are also adhesive backed strips of paper and banners to use to seal up your envelopes.





























In the the picture below, you can see all the goodies in the kit that are already put together per the instructions.

I will be getting a lot of use out of this stamp set!!!






































Tomorrow, I'll be sharing a couple alternate Paper Pumpkin cards that I designed.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!   











I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  Please be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!




If you are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up products, you can order from me on-line at www.stampinup.com and please choose me, Lynn Gauthier, as your Demonstrator.


 

 
 

This is my first blog and it is still under construction.  I have yet to receive my Watermark so the picture's are copyright Lynn A. Gauthier, 2015-2016 Stampin' Up.
















Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Stampin' Up Sparkle & Shine Honeycomb Happiness Easter Cards

Ahhhhh...the sun is shining full on today.  Still some cool weather though; but, tomorrow is supposed to be in the 60's again.  Yay!  Come on warm weather!!!

Today, I'm sharing a couple cute little chick cards that I made using Stampin' Up's Sparkle & Shine and Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Sets.  Let's take a look:



















My card base is Stampin' Up's Pool Party Cardstock cut at 3" x 6" and scored and folded at 3".

My card front panel is SU's Whisper White Cardstock cut at 2-3/4" x  2-3/4".

I used the raindrops stamp from SU's Sparkle & Shine Stamp Set with SU's Pool Party Ink to stamp the background on my card front panel. 

I trimmed out a piece of SU's Pool Party Designer Series Paper at 1/2" x 2-3/4" and adhered it to the left side of my card front panel.

Using SU's Pool Party 3/8" ribbon, I wrapped it around the card front panel and tied it into a knot.  

I adhered my card front panel to my card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped the little chick from SU's Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set on to SU's Daffodil Delight Cardstock using Memento Black Ink.  I fussy cut him out and adhered him to my card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I mixed some Daffodil Ink and Rubbing Alcohol in a Stampin' Spritzer (about 3-5 drops ink to 2/3's full of rubbing alcohol) and spritzed one of SU's White Honeycomb Embellishments until it was covered with Daffodil Ink.  I used my SU Heat Tool to dry it.  Be careful as I did burn the edges slightly of the first one that I made and use some long tweezers to hold it away from your fingers so you don't get burned from the heat tool.

I adhered the embellishment to the chick's belly.  The Honeycomb Embellishments are adhesive backed so you just peel off the covering to adhere them.

Since I only had the one picture of the chick cards, I thought I'd show you how much water is in the river behind our pole barn.  The river is a small tributary of the Kawkawlin River.  In the Summer, it dries up to be anywhere from 5' to 12' wide.

These pic's do not do justice to show how much water is really there.

To the West and Northwest of us, there is State owned land which is a HUGE Floodwater Preserve that is home to many, many wildlife creatures.

There is so much waterfowl that it's unbelievable; Ducks, White Swans, Loons, Cranes; etc.  We are fortunate to be able to see some of them on our property at times.  

There are also Muskrats and Beaver.  Sometimes, these critters start to build a hut or dam in the ditches and the County has to come in and remove them with a backhoe.

Lots and lots of Whitetail Deer too!  Our neighbors even spotted a Black Bear last Summer!  Hope I don't come across him!!!

Well, that's all I have for today!  Thanks for stopping by!
















I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  Please be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!




If you are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up products, you can order from me on-line at www.stampinup.com and please choose me, Lynn Gauthier, as your Demonstrator.


 

 
 

This is my first blog and it is still under construction.  I have yet to receive my Watermark so the picture's are copyright Lynn A. Gauthier, 2015-2016 Stampin' Up.







Monday, March 28, 2016

Stampin' Up Easter Basket Easter Lamb, Bunny, Chick, Cadbury Egg Treat Holder VI

What a gorgeous day it was yesterday!  Beautiful sunshine, hardly any wind and 65 degree's out!  The snow has all disappeared and, yes, our road is a mess again!  It rained last night too which just adds to the soupy mess!

Today is the last blog post for my Easter Basket series:
































Pictured above is the Easter Basket that I sent to Kadie for the door prize for her down line meeting!


































And, here's the tag that I made for the basket.  A Sweet little bunny!

I die cut the flower tag from Stampin' Up's Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper using the largest die in SU's Flower Frames Collection Framelits dies.


































Using SU's Friends & Flowers Stamp Set, I stamped the bunny head and ears on SU's Shimmery White Cardstock using Black Memento Ink.  

I punched out the bunny's head using SU's 1-3/8" Circle Punch and the bunny's ears using SU's Festive Flower Builder Punch.

I water colored the outside of the bunny's ears and the bunny's face using one of SU's Aqua Painters and SU Mint Macaron Ink.  For the inside of the bunny's ears, I used SU's Blushing Bride Ink.

I added some of SU's Crystal Effects for the bunny's nose to make it stand out.

Using Blushing Bride Ink and the small round stamp in SU's Balloon Builder's Stamp Set, I stamped the bunny's cheeks, stamping off once onto scrap paper and then stamping without re-inking onto the bunny.


































After the bunny head, ears and Crystal Effects were dry, I adhered the ears to the head using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I had a piece of a SU Dotted Cone Cello Bag left over and used it to make a bow tie by tying it up with some of SU's Retired Mossy Meadow Bakers Twine.  I adhered the bow to the bunny using a rolled up Glue Dot.

I adhered the bunny to the flower tag using SU's Stampin' Dimensionals.


































Using SU's 1/8" Handheld Punch, I punched a hole in the top petal of the tag and used some Retired Tangelo Twist Thick Bakers Twine to tie the tag to the basket and into a pretty bow.

That's all I have for today!  Come back tomorrow and I'll show you a little chick Easter card.  Have a great day!






I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  Please be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!




If you are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up products, you can order from me on-line at www.stampinup.com and please choose me, Lynn Gauthier, as your Demonstrator.


 

 
 

This is my first blog and it is still under construction.  I have yet to receive my Watermark so the picture's are copyright Lynn A. Gauthier, 2015-2016 Stampin' Up.