Friday, September 30, 2016

Stampin' Up PPA320 Foxy Friends, A Little Foxy, Perfect Pines, Lots of Labels, Layering Ovals, Best Birds, Fox Builder, Classic Label, Banner Triple would be nice to see some sun pretty soon!  It's just another drizzly, dreary day out today!

My share for today is a card I designed for a Wonderful and Talented fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Mary Fish.  Mary hit her Million Dollars in Personal Sales this month.  I am in awe of Mary, her talent, her group, The Paper Pals, and all that she has done in her Stampin' Up career!  Wowzers!!!  What a feat!!!  Congratulations Mary!!!  Well done!!!

I am entering my Congratulations card for Mary into the Pals Paper Arts Challenge PPA320.  Another Good Friend and Fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Dawn Tidd, created a very nice and easy sketch for this challenge.

The Stampin' Up products that I used are Foxy Friends and Best Birds Stamp Sets, A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack, Perfect Pines, Lots of Labels and Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and Fox Builder, Banner Triple and Classic Label Punches.

Let's take a look:

Stinkin' cute, eh!!!  I know, very punny!!!

My card base is Stampin' Up's Pool Party Cardstock cut at 4-1/4" x 11" and scored and folded at 5-1/2".

My card front panel is a piece from SU's A Little Foxy Designer Series Stack cut at  4-1/8" x 5-1/8".  I adhered a piece of Pool Party Glitter Ribbon (Retired but still available in the Clearance Rack) to the side of my card front panel and then adhered it to my card base using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I trimmed out a flagged banner with Calypso Coral Cardstock at 5/8" x 3", flagged the end using SU's Banner Triple Punch and adhered it to my card with Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.  

The Pool Party Glitter Ribbon and the Calypso Coral flagged banner are what's required in Dawn's sketch only I used mine on the left side of my card instead of the right.

I used SU's Fox Builder Punch to create this Stinkin' Cute little Skunk.  I stamped his face using SU's Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Black Memento Ink.

Again, using SU's Foxy Friends Stamp Set, I stamped the tree onto Whisper White Cardstock in Old Olive ink, die cut it out using SU's Perfect Pines Framelits Dies and adhered it to my card with Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I stamped the Stump onto Soft Suede Cardstock with Soft Suede Ink, fussy cut it out and adhered it to my card with Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I stamped the Ferns onto Whisper White Cardstock with Old Olive Ink, fussy cut them out and adhered them to my card with Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.  For the center Fern, I stamped off once onto scrap paper and then onto the Whisper White Cardstock without re-inking for a more lighter look.

I stamped the 3 Mushrooms onto Whisper White Cardstock with Cajun Craze Ink, fussy cut it out and adhered it to my card with Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

For the inside of my card; Using SU's Lots of Labels Framelits Dies, I die cut a Label from Calypso Coral Cardstock.  

Using SU's Layering Ovals, I die cut a Scalloped Oval from Pool Party Cardstock. 

Using SU's Foxy Friends Stamp Set, I stamped two Ferns onto the Label.

I adhered the Oval to the Label and to the inside of my card using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

Using SU's Best Birds Stamp Set, I stamped my sentiment in Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and adhered it to the Skunk underneath his paws.

So, Congratulations Mary!  You're AWESOME!!!

And, thank you Dawn for the sketch!!!

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Have a great weekend!!!

I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges and using them for their own card classes.  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!


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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.


  1. Way cute! I love the way you made his little paws holding the sign! All the little details are just perfect. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration!

  2. Cute little critter. Nice choice of colors that go so well with the background paper.

  3. This is absolutely adorable, Lynn! I love that DSP in the background and all your cute little elements are so cute with that precious skunk! I know Mary will love it! Thanks so much for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week. I loved seeing your card in the gallery!

  4. Wow this is so cute! Mary will love it! Glad you shared it with PPA!

  5. I like how the pattern paper and vertical ribbon make the rest of the card pop! Superb! Congrats on the PPA320 win!

    1. Thanks so much Brent. I just got home and saw this! I am Beaming from ear-to-ear! It really made my day!!!

  6. Thanks everyone for all your kind comments. I'm stunned and so excited to win my first challenge! I truly am beaming from ear-to-ear!!! Thanks again!!!