Friday, February 12, 2016

Mini Valentine Mailboxes

I saw these cute little Valentine Mailboxes all over the place in Pinterest.  I had some nugget bars left, so of course I decided to make some.  You can make them as fancy or as plain as you like.

There were a lot of different sizes but I decided to use this video for the ones I made.  I made a few changes - the first one NOT using my glue gun!!  I don't have a low temperature one to begin with and didn't feel like burning my fingers!!  So I used my 1/2" score tape and it worked like a charm.

I had a smaller heart punch which I used, so I punched out two hearts to decorate the base of my mailboxes.

This is a great way to use up some of those scraps you have laying around.  My little mail slide measures about 1".  I had some micro glue dots in my stash which worked out great for the little pieces.  I had purchased them by mistake and thrown then in my drawn and what a great little tool they turned out to be.

I wish Valentine's Day was at least two more weeks away so I could make some more goodies.  It seems like I never start early enough making my projects, or I probably want to make too many of them!  LOL!!

UPDATE:  Jennifer gave out her Bear Hugs Valentine cards today and the kids loved them, especially playing with the spinning bears!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bear Hugs Valentine Cards for Jennifer

My daughter asked me if I would make some Valentine Cards for Jennifer to take to daycare for her little friends.  I knew exactly what stamp set I would use!!  I just received SU's Bear Hugs stamp set.  When I saw this in the catalog, I knew I would have to have it.  Where Jennifer lives they have bears strolling through the property every now and then, so she knows what a real bear looks like.  Usually, they don't come out until dusk, but one day this summer my daughter was putting some water into Jennifer's little baby pool when Jennifer told her - Mom - bear - she looked up and there was a huge bear standing about 20' from them watching them!!  Fortunately, they were by the garage door and backed up and shut the door!  For a long time when we would go over after that, Jennifer's first statement to us would be - no bear Nanny!!


Stamps - SU's Bear Hugs & Framelits Dies
Paper - Real Red, Whisper White
Ink - Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Real Red
Punches - Heart, Word Window
Accessories - Heart Embossing Folder, Action Wobbles
Embellishments - Red Twine

These were so much fun to make.  I used my bone folder to bend the paw forward and was planning on putting a lollipop sucker in the paws for the kids, but found out NO GOODIES!!  Nothing but cards!  What a bummer!!  So I put a red heart in one paw and a little sentiment that said Friend in the other paw.  I also colored the bears in different shades of brown as well.

I tied some twine on the bottom and stamped a "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment on the inside.  I also put a Action Wobble on the bear so he spins around.  I forgot to take a picture of the envelope but I also stamped little red open hearts all over them.  I loved how they turned out even though they were minus the lollipop!!

We had some snow last night but only a few inches - not like the last time thank goodness!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine Poppers

I saw this video at -  Stampin Pretty - and fell in love with it!  It brought back so many memories!  I remember when I was a kid and I went to a birthday party the first thing we would do was snap our popper (which made noise) and open it up to see what goodies were inside!  So I decided to make these for my daughter to take to the Wellness Center.  They came together pretty quick!

This is a great project to make multiples.  I first cut my DSP, made my score lines, put my tape on and then punched them with my envelope punch.  I then put them together.

Two nugget bars fit perfectly inside.  I then tied my ends with some twine I had picked up at Hobby Lobby.  It was such a large roll I couldn't pass it up.  With my app on my phone I had a 40% coupon and ended up paying only $3.81!!  You have to love those apps!!

I then used my SU stamp set PS - I Love you for the sentiment and punched them out with a 1" circle punch.  I popped them up with a dimensional and I was done.  A little red grass in my red tray and they are ready to go!

I still have some cards to make and cookies to bake this weekend, so I had better get going,  I like to make my cookie dough ahead of time and refrigerate it so it is ready to go.  Hope you have a great weekend.

This post is entered in Cardz TV 3-D Challenge - Treat Bag or Box for Valentine's Day.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Large Hershey Hearts for Valentine's Day

The other week I post these adorable (Hershey Hearts) that I made.  While visiting (The Bee Hive), I noticed that she had a tutorial for sale for bigger Hershey Hearts.  You could buy SU product or purchase the tutorial - which I did.  I am in love with these 3D projects you can make with Hershey Kisses.  The ones I made for my daughter's baby shower started my addiction!  Everyone loved the little (Baby Carriages)!  Here are four hearts I have left.

If you decided to make the little hearts you will love this larger size.  You can decorate them in so many ways.  I choose to stamp another sentiment from SU PS - I Love you stamp set. I slipped a ribbon in between rows and then tied on my sentiment with some gold twine.   One tip I can give you is to use the Green Tombo Glue when making these. It is very sturdy and easy to work with - and a little goes a long way!   I have learned to love this glue.

It is hard to believe that it is 50 degrees outside and this week we will probably set a record heat wave which is fine with me.  I'm sure old man winter will be back!!  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Valentine One Sheet Wonder

We spent the last few days shoveling from the 32" the snowstorm left on its way going North.  I have not seen that much snow in many years and don't want to see it again!!  In our back yard, there are drifts of at least 5'.  Fortunately, the weather is turning warmer this week, so hopefully most of it will melt before we get some more.  The girls are excited as they haven't had school yet, so no one had to get up early.

One good thing was that we didn't lose our power, so Joe had his cable and we watched Denver win!!!  Yeah!!  We were so happy for Peyton Manning!  In between watching TV, I was working on making this adorable project.  Did you ever make something out of "One Sheet Wonder"?  I have seen them on the blogs and was intrigued but never made any.  Then on Chic n'Scratch I saw her video using the Bloomin' Love Stamp Set and decided to try it out.  The idea is that with one sheet of DSP you can make several cards/gift boxes.  In this case, she made 7 cards and one small gift box.  I had been wanting to make some cards for Valentine's Day and thought what a great way to start.

I had the stamp set but not the paper she used, so I went through my stash of DSP and came up with the same design DSP but in red with some glitter on it which was perfect - I even had the red glimmer paper.  You can watch her( video here), as well as print out her cutting instructions.  I'm sure I'll be using these instructions for future cards.  Here are the finished products.

Here is a close of one of the cards.

Here is a picture of the gift box.  It is a perfect size for a special gift or treat.

Well, I' working on some more Valentine Treats while hiding the candy from the kids!!  Hope everyone survived the storm as well as we did.  Have a great week!

I've submitted this project to Cardz TV Card Challenge #1 - Valentine Day Card.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hershey Heart

Everyone here has been sick with the virus going around, and as usual I get it last!!  I just sent Joe out with a long list to the grocery store in anticipation of the snowstorm that is expected this weekend.  It will be our first major storm of the season and from the looks of it - it will be a big one!!

I was in the process of starting to make some Valentine goodies and decided to start posting them so if you want to make some there is still enough time.  If you are like me, you don't have a lot of time and need to get started as soon as possible.

I saw this adorable Hershey Heart on Pinterest and knew it was from one of my favorite bloggers - The Bee House.  I have made a lot of her crafts.  She does such a great job in explaining how to make them!

I'm going to make some in pink as well.  You could decorate these a lot of different ways, but since I make a lot of my items for the Wellness Center I try to go easy on myself.  I used one of the stamps from the P.S. I Love You SU stamp set.  I love this set and use it a lot!

I just stamped and punched out the sentiment with a 1" circle punch.  Remember - the kisses fit tight so you may have to manipulate the paper.  Make sure you adhere the tab lining up the score line with your pencil line.  Her directions are very detailed.

Well, I have to go and get another box of tissues - I hope you enjoy making these adorable hearts!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hello Baby Card

Hope everyone had a great New Year's and are settling into a New Year!!  We decided to go back to Lancaster for the holiday and had a great time!!  Jennifer loved putting on the hats and blowing the noise makers and wishing everyone "Happy New Year"!

Before the holidays, I made this card for my friend's first grandchild!  I got the idea from a similar card in Pinterest.  Cleaning up my desk I realized that I had never posted it.

I used SU Bashful Blue CS for the base with a layer of Whisper White.  I then added another layer of Whisper White that I embossed with my Swiss dot folder.  I die cut my oval with my Spellbinder's Petite Scalloped Oval large die and stamped my baby booties with my Stitched Stocking stamp set using White craft ink.  I planned on using the matching punch, but when I went to punch it out it did not work!!  I was so annoyed as this was the first time I had used the matching set!  So I ended up cutting it out by hand and decorated the booties with some silver thread.  I stamped my greeting with my Teeny Tiny Wishes SU set and made a banner out of it and popped it out!  I was happy how it turned out.

Since the punch is now retired with SU, I was fortunate to find one on Ebay.  This will teach me to make sure the punch is in working order when I receive it.  The cold weather is supposed to be coming back this week and bringing some snow along with it.  We really haven't had any snow so far this year so I guess we are due.  Hope everyone has a good week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

PS - I just saw this video on Pinterest and thought it was pretty interesting for future punches!!