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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Christmas Bulbs Garland

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Most of you know I have not posted in a long time because I am full time painting now!!
You can see my watercolor paintings here!! 

But... this project was just too cute not to share.
You can find the step by step directions with photos at: http://www.stubbornlycrafty.com/blog/paper-christmas-lights-garland/

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Supply List:
  • Gray cardstock
  • Colored cardstock in colors of choice
  • Glue gun or paper glue
  • Hole punch
  • Scoring blade or other scoring tool
  • Twine, ribbon, or yarn
Cutting Your Cardstock:
  • Cut out your gray cardstock in 1 1/4″ x 4″ strips
  • Cut out your colored cardstock in 1″ x 8.5″ strips
Putting Our Lights Together:
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Take your gray cardstock and score it every 1/2″. Make two marks a half inch down at 1 1/4″ and 2 3/4″.Ī¾Fold your paper on the score lines and use a paper punch to punch two holes where we added pen marks.
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Take the two ends, overlap one 1/2″ flap onto the other end’s last 1/2″ flap and glue.
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Now onto shaping the bulbs. My eight year old came home from school and I recruited her to help. Ignore her out of lunch money stamps.
Take your strip of 1″ x 8.5″ cardstock and fold in half lightly pressing at the crease.
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Pinch your two ends together and push the paper onto your palm. When you bring it back up it should resemble a Christmas light. If not try it again until you get the shape you like.
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While still pinching your ends together use your hole puncher to punch a hole through both layers about a 1/4″ down. Make sure it’s centered.
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Now let’s start stringing our lights together. Stick it through one hole of your gray light top and then insert your bulb in the center and string your twine through both holes of your bulb. You can push your bulb paper up high to make it easier.
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String it through the other side of your gray cardstock. Repeat for as many lights as you need to get the garland length you’d like. Make sure to keep the side you glued in the back on all the bulbs while stringing them together.
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And that’s it. Now display them somewhere fabulous and admire your quick and easy Christmas lights garland. I think they turned out pretty darn adorable. I hope you do too.
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Saturday, March 19, 2016

A new card!

A new card from Mommo!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Some Easter & Spring Oldies!


Looking through some old tutorials and I found some great Easter and Spring ones!

You can find the links right below them or just click on the image to see more details! 

 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_WlyFnFyEpgk/S5jqIqmDXvI/AAAAAAAABy4/HqgGHrm9gOU/s400/eggs+over+easy.jpg
http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/03/eggs-over-easy.html 

 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WlyFnFyEpgk/S4fUZyhgBgI/AAAAAAAABrk/WLnyqig0HUw/s400/easterbunny+chick1.jpg
http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/search?q=egg 

 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WlyFnFyEpgk/S5jbijBIe5I/AAAAAAAAByI/idpjB9agY0Y/s400/fancyfavor+bunny+basket1.jpg 
http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-bunny-fancy-favor-basket.html 

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_WlyFnFyEpgk/S4vOl0G_fEI/AAAAAAAABsc/oMlWISgGylw/s400/black+sheep.jpg 
http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/03/black-sheep.html

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TnOdDl9umC8/TZSBhOgwX_I/AAAAAAAAEMk/z4dmR1Jj8Io/s400/6pack%2Bplanter4.jpg
http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2011/03/planter-six-pack.html

 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WlyFnFyEpgk/S4Uuvjmn6TI/AAAAAAAABqE/RkrBvkpm4yU/s400/baconeggs.JPG
http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/02/bacon-and-eggs-birthday.html

Eggcelent Box & Chick Cards

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This is the perfect gift to give anyone, big or small, for Easter!
This would also be a great gift for someone who just had a baby. You could add pink bows for a girl or blue bow ties for a boy!
The egg box flips up to open and fits three chick cards with 3” x 3” envelopes or more.
You do not need 12” x 12” paper for this project, only 8 ½” x 11”!

CLICK HERE to get the directions for this project!

Friday, January 9, 2015

New Cards!

I will be posting new cards each day for over a week on my Stamping Facebook page!
Log on and check them out! These are all cards done by my wonderful Mommo!


 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Star Ornament Revisited

I am such a proud Mama! Yesterday I was doing craft projects with my 9 nine year old daughter, Ashley. We were searching on Pinterest for fun stuff to do. Ashley saw a photo of something she wanted to do, and the directions were HERE on MY blog!! SO much fun. She followed the step-by-step directions that I had done years ago. So... not only did she follow my directions (with no help at all!), she changed it to make it better on her own!! So proud of this kid!!
 On the original post I said to fold the ends to attach them. Instead Ashley just overlapped the ends flat and put a paper circle over them to hide the overlapping. Much easier and looks even better!!
Here is what I originally showed in my directions:
HERE is the link to the original post with the full directions!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Get a FREE Pet Painting!

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BEFORE Monday, May 26th, 2014 
and get entered into a 
FREE DRAWING 
to win a custom pet painting of your pet! 
If you don't have a pet and you win, you can use it as a gift for a friend!
I do it all from a photograph of your pet that you can mail or email me, so don't worry if you live far away. When the painting is finished, I will ship it to you for free!!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Stars and Stripes

http://lynndpratt.com/index.html


 I just found out that my watercolor painting, "Stars and Stripes", 
WON THE EXCELLENCE AWARD 
in the 2014 Annual Juried North East Watercolor Society Exhibition!! 
It is on display at the Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY until March 21st.

You can see the step-by-step of how I painted it on my site as well as many others: 
http://lynndpratt.com/the-process.html

http://lynndpratt.com/the-process.html

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Downhill for Diabetes tomorrow!

The Downhill for Diabetes ski/board event is tomorrow Feb 9th!! 
Shirts are made, poster is in and everything is almost ready! You can donate, register or buy raffle tickets right on the website:


Hope to see you at Pico tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

In the News!

If you missed it this morning, here is the WCAX Channel 3 news story!  Ashley and I were on about our Downhill for Diabetes Ski Event!!
http://www.wcax.com/story/24563084/downhill-for-diabetes



You can see more information, make a donation or get raffle tickets on the website:



Anything you can do to help us find a cure for this disease would be wonderful!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Watercolor Classes Starting Soon!

I will be having a four week
Watercolor Painting Class
starting in January 2014! 
All are welcome to sign up!
It will be on Thursdays; Jan 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10am-1pm at my house in Pawlet, Vt.
This class will be for first time watercolor painters or beginners looking to further explore the medium.
You have the option for all materials to be provided as well, so don't worry if you don't have anything. 
Winter in Vermont is the perfect time to start a new indoor hobby!
Email me for details! pratt.lynn@gmail.com



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Digital Studio


I now have watercolor painting GIFT CERTIFICATES available and...
 I made them using My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up!
This program is so great and easy to use, you can really make some beautiful stuff!
On another note... if you want to get a custom pet portrait, home painting or anything else for that hard to shop for person, but don't have a photo to go from... just get a gift certificate for the size painting that you want to give and they can choose the photo and order it themselves! You can order them for any size painting or value.
You can see more details on my website:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Mommo's Cards

Here are some more of my Mommo's wonderful cards from her classes!



Monday, September 23, 2013

"Festival For The Lake" in Lake George, NY This Weekend

Don't miss the "Festival For The Lake" in Lake George, NY 
This weekend September 27, 28 & 29
Friday 27th: 12pm -6pm
Saturday 28th: 9am-6pm
Sunday 29th: 9am-4pm

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER CANADA STREET & BEACH ROAD WILL BOTH CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAVEL FOR ENTIRE WEEKEND EVENT! 

Proceeds to Benefit S.A.V.E Lake George's Water Purification & Preservation Against Invasive Species.

Featuring the FINEST:
  • Arts & Crafts Vendor
  • Theme-Related Retail Items
  • Carnival Rides
  • Pony Rides & Petting Zoo
  • Bounce Houses & Children's Games
  • Strolling Entertainers 
  • 2 Band-Stand Locations with LIVE Entertainment/Music
  • Rides:  Hot Air Balloon, Parasail,  Antique Speed Boat, Amusement/Carnival
  • Craft Beer & Wine Tasting Tents
  • GIANT Food Court
  • Las Vegas Casino Games
  • Thou$and$ of Dollar$ in Prize$
  • Silent Auctions
  • and MUCH... MUCH MORE!
For more info: http://www.lgfestivals.com/2013-SEPTEMBER-SHOW.html
Or on my site: http://lynndpratt.com/

Come and see some of my most recent work!

"Tully"
Watercolor on paper 11x15 

 "True Vermont Comfort"
Watercolor on Paper 13x19
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