Grateful For You

Hello, Friends!

Wow!  We just arrived home this evening from a wonderful week of family, fun and relaxation at the Outer Banks in North Carolina and I am SO ready to hit the ground running.  There's just a little over a week left before the Holiday Catalog goes LIVE and I have SO many ideas to share.  If you haven't already gotten a copy of the Holiday Catalog, please message me at net with your address and I'll get one out to you jiffy quick.  It is FABULOUS!!

Until then, I want to share this sweet card with you and all of the instructions to create it too.  These sweet raccoons were created with the NEW "Fox Builder" Punch.  I have to tell you, this punch is going to be like the Owl Builder Punch for me.  There are SOOOOO many ideas and designs to create with it.  It's a definite "must have" if you ask me.  It can be found on page 188 of your regular Annual Catalog.  Item #141470
It coordinates perfectly with the "Foxy Friends" stamp set that you can find on page 57 - Item #141549

Be sure to check out all of the "Pin"spiration on my "Foxy Friends" Pinterest Board.  
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Want to order these fun, foxy items or other supplies?  Just go to my Online Store by clicking here

Just in case you missed sure to to also check out the details below about my "Holiday Paper Share" that's coming up SOON.  It's going to be awesome!

Alrighty....without further ado....Here's your Project of the Day...."Grateful For You".  


Grateful Raccoons

All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!®

  • Stamp Sets: Foxy Friends (141549), Acorny Thanks (139718)
  • Inks: Calypso Coral (126983), Mint Macaron (138236), Basic Gray Archival (140932), Basic Black Archival (140931), Soft Suede (126978)
  • Paper: Calypso Coral (122925), Smoky Slate (131202), Whisper White (100730), Mint Macaron (138337), A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (141637)
  • Other: Fox Builder Punch (141470), Owl Builder Punch (hair bow) (117074), Smoky Slate 1/8” Stitched Ribbon (141687), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Glue Dots (103683), Paper Snips (103579)

Smoky Slate cardstock:  5 ½” x 8 ½”
Calypso Coral cardstock:  3 ¼” x 4”
Whisper White cardstock:  3” x 3 ¾”
From the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack:
            Calypso Coral Woodgrain:  5 ¼” x 4”
            Polka Dots on White Background: 3 ¾” x 4 ½”
  1. Stamp the tree trunk image in Soft Suede ink on the 3” x 3 ¾” piece of Whisper White card stock.  The 3” sides should be at the top and bottom.  Stamp image centered from left to right about ¼” up from the bottom edge.
  2. Using Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral ink, stamp the mushroom images of your choice on both sides of tree stump. 
  3. Next, stamp the leaf arch in Calypso Coral ink centered from left to right at the top edge of the Whisper White piece.
  4. Using the Fox Builder Punch and Smoky Slate cardstock, punch out two sets of shapes so that you have enough parts for two raccoons.
  5. With Basic Gray Archival ink, stamp the mask/eyes, tail stripes and legs/feet) as shown above.  For the girl raccoon you will only need the head and body pieces.  The rest can be set aside.
  6. Stamp the eyes and noses of both raccoons using the Basic Black Archival Ink.
  7. Use SNAIL adhesive to attach the boy raccoon’s tail so that it extends from the right side of the image. 
  8. Next, using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the boy raccoon’s body so that he’s sitting on the tree stump.
  9. Using SNAIL Adhesive, adhere the girl raccoon’s body at a slight angle behind his being sure to just tuck her in behind his side. 
  10.  Adhere her head with SNAIL Adhesive so that she’s peeking out over his shoulder.
  11.  Adhere the boy raccoon’s head using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  12.  Stamp the “Grateful for You” sentiment onto a scrap of Mint Macaron cardstock.  Cut out a   banner with Paper Snips and “flag” the ends.  Adhere banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  13. Take the Woodgrain Designer Series Paper and wrap a 6” piece of Smoky Slate 1/8” Stitched Ribbon with placement as shown.  Add SNAIL Adhesive to side edges of the DSP and wrap the ribbon around to the back so that it is secure.
  14. Tie a bow using the Smoky Slate 1/8” Stitched Ribbon and adhere using a Glue Dot.
  15. Punch two hearts out of Calypso Coral cardstock using the Owl Builder Punch and adhere them with the bottom points touching using Glue Dots.
  16. To finish, adhere layers as shown using SNAIL adhesive.

I'm thrilled to be offering all of the NEW Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog to you in my NEW Holiday Paper Share.  When you participate you will receive 42 ea. 6" x 6" paper samples and 4 ea. 3" x 6" paper samples in the mail from me.  You will have a sweet sampling of all the beautiful new paper designs from this fabulous Holiday Catalog.  Here's what's included...
2016 Holiday Paper Share will include:
42 paper samples: 6"x6"
4 paper samples: 3"x6"
  • Petals & Paisleys Specialty: 5 samples 6x6, + 2 samples 3x6
  • Candy Cane Lane; 6 samples 6x6
  • Halloween Night Specialty: 5 samples 6x6, + 2 samples 3x6
  • Fancy Frost: 6 samples 6x6
  • Presents & Pinecones: 6 samples 6x6
  • Copper Foil: 1 sample 6x6
  • Pumpkin Pie Glimmer: 1 sample 6x6
  • Warmth & Cheer Stack: 12 samples 6x6
Cost for one share:  $15.00
Shipping cost:  $4.50 (1st class bubble mailer - tracking included)
Sign Up:
email me at with the following info:  
  • your name
  • your address and phone #
  • the email address you use for PayPal*
  • subject line: 2016 Holiday paper share
You will be added to the reservation list and receive a Paypal invoice via email 8/27/16.  
All invoices need to be paid before I place the order on 9/1/16.
Once the paper arrives, it will be cut, sorted and packaged to mail back out to you.
**If you do not have a PayPal account, you will be able to pay via debit or credit card through PayPal.  If you have any questions, please message me at
I'm excited to be able to share all of these fabulous, new papers with you!  Reserve yours today!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,