Friday, May 20, 2016

Happy Birthday Card

Hope everyone had a good week!  Things here are really hectic with the end of school soon and Rachel's prom is tonight, so lots going on.  Checking my cards I realized that I didn't post the birthday card I made for my daughter.  I was so happy with how it turned out.  I actually made two of them so I would have one for my stash.

I thought this would be harder to make but surprisingly they came together really well.  I tied the silver string on first and then placed the balloons where I thought I wanted them and then glued down the bottom ones first using dimensionals for the ones I placed over them making sure I gathered all my strings together.  I used my glue dots to tie them together cutting off the extra strings.  I used glue dots again for the bow which helped secure them down better.


Stamps - Party Pack
Paper - Whisper White, DSP, Black & Silver Glimmer
Accessories - Balloon Bouquet Punch, Bow Builder Punch

Well, I had better get going!  Rachel is getting her hair done and will be home soon and everyone's coming here to take pictures before leaving.  I can't believe she is 16 and going to a PROM!!! Where has all the time gone!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Graduation Gift Box

I needed something for a gift card for another graduation gift, and I saw this tutorial on Splitcoaststampers and decided to make it.  It was so easy to make and quick!

I made this in the school colors.  Love how it turned out!

It was hard to take a picture, but I wanted to give you a close up of the tassel.  I used some twine for my tassel but you can use other threads.  If you don't want the tassel, you have a cute little box for a note and gift card!  As they say - try it you'll like it!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Graduation Card

I have a few graduations coming up, so I thought I would get a jump on some cards.  I saw a similar card like this one on Pinterest and put it together with the supplies/tools that I have.

I wanted a masculine card and thought this fit the bill.  I used the colors for the college - blue and grey.  I only embossed the layer 3/4's of the way to leave room to stamp the sentiment.

This is the inside of the card.  Plain and simple but I liked how it turned out.


Stamps - Perfect Pairings, Botannicals for You
Paper - Brilliant Blue, Brushed Silver, Whisper White
Ink - Pacific Blue
Accessories - Large and small star punches, Embossing Folder
Embellishments - Blue Ribbon from Michael's

We went from heat to air-conditioning - what a crazy season this has been!  The rain is coming back in tomorrow, but Joe hopes to get the garden planted this weekend.  He has never planted this late before.....but the grass loves it!!  Hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Bear Hugs Mother's Day Card

We hope everyone enjoyed their Mother's Day weekend!  I have one more card I made for Jennifer to give her Mom.  I knew I wanted to use the Bear Hugs stamp set from SU, and I was so happy on how it turned out.

I made 2 large bears and glued them together and then curved the paws in so it looked like she was hugging the baby bear.  Jennifer is always wearing bows, so I decided to put a pink bow on the baby bear as well.

Here is the inside of the card.  Jennifer is always outside picking Mom's daffodils, so I decided to use the flower and heart die to decorate the inside.

I used my envelope flap die on this card as well.  Love how it finishes off the card!  Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah


Stamps - Bear Hugs, Michael's
Ink - Basic Black, Early Espresso
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Perfectly Artistic DSP, Heavy Whisper White CS
Accessories - Bear Hugs Dies, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Curvy Corner Trio Punch,         Window/Word Punch
Embellishments - Party Enamel Dots

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mother's Day Tea Card

I needed to make some more cards for Mother's Day and saw this adorable card in Pinterest that Dawn from dostamping made with the new Cuppa Stamp set from SU.  Her link has all the details to make this great card!

I made mine out of Wisteria Wonder and Melon Mambo CS.  The only problem was when I went to stamp my tea cup the stamp did not come out right!!  I tested all the other stamps with the set and they worked fine.  When my husband looked at it he felt that the stamp itself was not raised enough to give me a good image!!  Best laid plans ....... so I decided to go with the other stamp in the bundle which I thought turned out fine.

So instead of saying World's Best Mother the tea cup said you're tea-riffic!  SU is sending me another stamp set so all is well!

I decorated the inside of the card again with DSP which I really like.  Might as well use up all the scraps!

I had always wanted to get the envelope flap die and when I saw it was retiring I decided to go for it!  So this was perfect timing.  Love how it finishes off the card!

I really like this set especially the DSP!  If you need a quick card to make this is definitely the one!  I loved how the little charms looked tied to the cup as well!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Happy 16th Birthday - Rachel!!!!

Today is Rachel's 16th birthday - Happy Birthday!!!!!  I started this card last week and then realized I had better get my act together as her special day was almost here!  I was so excited on how this card turned out!  I kept thinking about what type of card I wanted to make for her on this special day and when I saw the stamp set Number of Years, I knew it would be perfect for her card, as well as so many others.  This is going to be one of my favorite stamp sets.

I decided to make a center fold card.  I made it in Wisteria Wonder and layered the center folds in some scrap DSP.  I cut out the number 16 with the matching dies to this set and adhered them to a 3 1/2" circle of Whisper White I cut out with my spellbinders dies.  I layered this on a piece of Wisteria Wonder CS cut with my scalloped circle dies.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and I ended up using Perfect Plum ink as the Wisteria Wonder ink wasn't dark enough but I think it matched up pretty good.  I used dimensionals only on one side of the circle for the opening.

This is the inside of the card using sentiments from the same stamp set.  I just love how it turned out!

I had purchased some lavender envelopes from the Scrap Book Show the other week and decided to use the rest of the scrap DSP to decorate the flap.  I hope she likes it!  Besides spending time with her friends to celebrate, the family will be here to help celebrate as well. All the girls are out shopping for Prom dresses.  Rachel has hers but now comes the shoes!!  Oh boy!!  I hope the nasty weather stays away!  I actually had to turn our heat on last night.  No garden planted yet!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Friday, April 22, 2016

Mother's Day Botanical Garden Card

As I told you last week, I would probably be using SU's Botanical Garden Dies again and here I go!  I have been busy making some birthday cards, but decided I had better start making some Mother's Day cards.  I saw this sketch on Pinterest and really liked it and decided to try it out!  There are so many great ideas there.

This is also a great way to use up those scraps!  For my base card, I made it in Old Olive and layered
a 1 1/2" piece of DSP.  I used the Botanical CS paper for my flowers and Old Olive for my leaves.  My circle is punched out with my SU 2 3/8" punch and the sentiment is another one of those $1 finds from Michael's.

It's hard to tell in the picture, but I used the clear Wink of Stella on the large flower.  I really liked how it made it pop out.  The other week I went to the annual Scrap Booking Show in Allentown, PA. and picked up some of these decorative pens,  Stamps by Judith was there as well, and I brought some of her peg stamps!  I love those stamps.

I also decorated the inside of the card again with a 1/2" piece of matching DSP.  I really like how it dresses up the inside.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

I'm entering this card over at Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #136 Mother's Day.