Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stampin' Up Cookie Cutter Christmas, Banners for Christmas, Stitched Shapes Framelits - Sneak Peek 2017 SU Occasions Catalog - Nailed It, Build It

What an awful cold spell we are having.  The wind chill is 0 to -5 and your hands and face freeze instantly when you go outside.  The winds and scattered snow flurries today have made the road conditions awful and some low visibility at times.  The high's are only in the teen's today.  I'm so not a Winter fan anymore.

And, The HUGE blow out sale from December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017 continuesAll products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store at and will have a complete list of Year-End Closeout items and deals.    Retiring accessories and items are only available while supplies last.  All retiring items will be discontinued after Jan. 3, 2017.  

You can order online at and please choose me, Lynn Gauthier, as your Demonstrator.


As I am a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I get to pre-order from the new 2017 Occasions Catalog.  I've already received my pre-order from the new 2017 Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog and my free items from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  Sale-A-Bration runs from January 4 - March 31, 2017.  During Sale-A-Bration, you get a free item of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax). 

My share for the Sneak Peek will be farther down in my blog post.

My share for today is a Matchbook Style Treat Holder which I showed in an earlier post only I've changed the embellishing.  The Stampin' Up products that I used are Cookie Cutter Christmas and Banners for Christmas Stamp Sets, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

Let's take a look:

I just LOVE this little Teddy Bear.  Stinkin' Cute!  I made 7 of my Bear Treat Holders for my Good Friend and Fellow Demonstrator, Kadie, and her Downline Team.  They are having their Christmas Party today in Arizona...nice WARM Arizona!
You can see how the Matchbook Style Treat Holder is made by clicking on the following link:

I used Pear Pizzazz Cardstock for my Matchbook Holder Base.

I put some of my FAVE candies in each Treat Holder.  Peppermint Patty's work good too!

Using Stampin' Up's Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set, I stamped my bears in Crumb Cake Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.

I stamped the Bear's faces in Basic Black Archival Ink.

Using SU's Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, I punched out the Bear's and the Bow's.

I stamped the Bows in Read Red Ink also on Shimmery White Cardstock and I adhered them to the Bear's with a small piece of Stampin' Dimensional.

I tied a bow around the flap on the top of the Treat Holder with SU's Whisper White and Red Metallic Baker's Twine.

I rolled up one or two Mini Glue Dots and adhered them under the Bear's chin.  I then tucked the Bear under the Baker's Twine Bow and pressed the Bow onto the rolled up Glue Dots to adhere.  It's kind of like a Baker's Twine Belly Band.

Using SU's Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, I die cut the Smallest Oval in Whisper White Cardstock and the Second Smallest Oval in Read Red Cardstock.

Using SU's Banners for Christmas Stamp Set, I stamped my Sentiment on the Whisper White Oval in Real Red Ink.

I adhered both Ovals together and to the Treat Holder with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Too cute!  I hope they put a smile on everyone's face!

Now, onto my Sneak Peek...the Stampin' Up products that I used from the new SU 2017 Occasions Catalog are Nailed It Stamp Set and Build It Framelits Dies.

Today is my Husband's Birthday so I tried my hand at making a GUY card.  I tried making a tool belt pouch thingy, not sure what they call it.  Since I made the card, I've found out that the pouch pockets are actually flat on the bottom.  Ooopsy!  Their is hope for me yet, though, as I do know the name of the tools.  =)

My card base is Whisper White Cardstock (Painters Pants or it may be pretty on Dapper Denim for Jeans) cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored and folded at 4-1/4".

For the Pockets:  I trimmed out two pieces of Always Artichoke Cardstock at 2-1/2" x 3-1/2".  I measured up both sides of each pocket 1" and put a tick mark.  I measured across the bottom at 1-1/4" for the center of the pocket.  I then trimmed off the corners on an angle starting at the 1" side tick mark down to the 1-1/4" center tick.  Again, I've since found out that the pockets on the pouches are flat across the bottom.  Sigh!  I cut a slit in each pocket about 1-1/4" down from the top of my pocket and about 2" across the pocket.  This is done so you can insert the tools.

For the Belt:  I trimmed out a piece of Basic Black Cardstock at 3/4" x 5-1/2".

I trimmed out 3 pieces of Basic Black Cardstock at 3/8" x 3/4" for the Belt Loops.

For the Pouch:  I trimmed out a piece of Always Artichoke Cardstock at 1/2" x 5-1/2" for the top of the Tool Punch Belt.

I adhered the Black Belt across the top of my card, then the Tool Belt Pockets, then the Always Artichoke Tool Pouch Belt and then the 3 Belt Loops to my card as shown in the picture above all with Mono Multi Purpose Glue.

 I did some Faux stitching with my Project Life Journaling Pen on the Tool Belt Pouch as shown in the picture above.

I adhered some Always Artichoke Circle Enamel Shapes onto the pockets.

I adhered some of SU's new Urban Underground Silver Star Embellishments to each pocket.  There is also some Screw Heads and some Hexagon Screw Heads that come with the embellishments.

For the Tools:  Using SU's new Nailed It Stamp Set, I stamped all the Tools once in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Smokey Slate Cardstock.  I stamped the Saw again onto Soft Suede Cardstock.  I stamped the Hammer again onto Basic Black Cardstock.  I stamped the Screwdriver again onto Pumpkin Pie Cardstock.

Using SU's new Built It Framelits Dies, I die cut out all of the tools.  I fussy cut the pieces from the Hammer, Screw Driver and Saw and adhered them back together as shown in the picture above with Mono Multi Purpose Glue.

I die cut some Screws and Nuts and adhered them randomly to the bottom of the card base.  I went over the embossed slots on the Screws with my Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker to give them some dimension.

I die cut the Ruler or tape measure and adhered it to the inside of my card with Mono Multi Purpose Glue.  I went over the embossed slots on the Ruler with my Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker to give them some dimension.  I also colored in 3 dots on the Ruler.

The version in the new 2017 SU Occasions Catalog is so much better.  I like how they adhered the Hammer.

Phew....that was a lot.

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges, using them for their own card classes and (using them on their blogs as their own creations) - Please give credit where credit is due.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges, blog hops, card classes 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!




  1. I am SO BLESSED to have you as a SU friend. My downline team LOVED LOVED LOVED your gift. They also LOVED your recipe swap page. YOU ROCKED IT GIRLFRIEND. And I just have to say.......Though the picture you shared is cute....THEY ARE EVEN BETTER IN PERSON. I am lucky to have received one of these from you....THANK YOU!

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