Thursday, May 17, 2018

Kids Coloring Cards

Wait until you see the cute project I have today.  My friend - Denise - brought this to my attention.  She originally saw it on Pinterest.  I thought it would be so cute for Jennifer and her friends.  I fell in love with the Magical Day stamp set and paper and thought this project was perfect. This card could be used for so many different occasions.  To color in the car on a long trip, on vacation, birthday wishes, to send to a little one who is sick, etc.  Here is a picture of two I had left. 

Check out the video from - Tammy Beard.  I really loved how these turned out.  On this one I used some narrow washi tape.  I wouldn't use this size again as it was too thin.  I ended up having to glue it in place.

I also felt that tying it together with twine would not hold up well, especially with little fingers.  So I used some colored hair ties that I had on hand and they worked great.  On this one, I used some wider washi tape and it worked fine.

I also changed up the inside of my card.  I decided to fussy cut some of the mermaids and add them to the sentiment.

The other thing that I did was add some extra coloring sheets in back of the crayons.  Thanks Denise for stamping them for me.

What is nice is that you can always stamp some more pictures and replace them in the card.  Jennifer's came in handy when we were in Lancaster the other weekend.  Big day here tomorrow as Rachel is going to her boyfriend's prom.  Hopefully, the rain won't be too bad.  Have a great weekend!

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Coaster Mini Album

Well, it looks like we had better enjoy the nice weather today as rain is coming in for Mother's Day weekend.  We are all gathering at my daughter's this year, so I guess we better plan on moving things inside.  I was looking around for something to make for my daughters and came across this cute -Coaster Mini Album made by Chic N Scratch.  She makes so many nice things.  They came together really quick.  I had the coasters, but heavy cardboard would work just as well.  These are the front covers.  I used my spellbinders dies and made a banner for the sentiment.  Again I was able to use up some scraps - I am definitely on a roll!

Here is a closer look at the covers.

Here is what the inside looks like when it is opened.

I decided to mark the year on the back cover as well.

I really liked how they turned out.  I used some dies to cut out the pictures and write in the date the picture was taken using my word window punch.  I didn't add a lot of embellishments to the inside as I wanted it to be able to close without using a belly band.

I was just going to put them in a nice bag when I came across this cute purse made with a 12 x 12 piece of DSP.  Check out her VIDEO - it is so easy to make.

I decided not to make the closure as my album was a bit too large.  So much for my measuring abilities!!  I just added some paper flowers that I had in my stash.  I really liked how they turned out.  I hope my daughters will too!

Well, I have to start cooking for the weekend.  Everyone in the Pansy Patch wishes all the Moms out there a wonderful "Happy Mother's Day".

I entered this post at CardzTV Anything Goes Challenge #47.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Curtain Fold Mother's Day Card

I thought I had 2 more weeks until Mother's Day - I guess I was wrong!  We all went away this weekend to the Amish Country to celebrate my daughters 50th birthday, and we had a great time!  The kids had a ball in the pool!  We had great weather.  It was so nice to be outside without a coat!  When I was asked what I wanted to do for Mother's Day, I said Oh, we have time and everyone laughed!  After catching up with the laundry today, I decided I had better make some more cards.  I had seen this video on - - and decided to make some for Mother's Day.  I had made this type awhile ago, but I really liked how she made hers.  Here is my take on the card.

She used the upcoming Share What you Love Bundle, but I actually continued my hunt for scraps to use and succeeded in getting some the right size.  I used Old Olive for my base CS and found a perfect match for my ribbon.

That's what I love when you CASE something, you can make it your own with the stash you have on hand.  Instead of white, I used some of my small metallic foil doilies.  I didn't have the tri punch she used, so I substituted some little hearts that have been hanging around for awhile.  Here is the inside of my cards.

I used the Perennial Birthday stamp again for the sentiment.  These came together really quick which is what I needed.  I'm so use to making a portrait size card, I stamped the sentiment the wrong way.  I had cleaned and put everything away when I realized what I did, so everything was dragged out again to stamp it in landscape.  Here is another great card to make with scraps.  Well, I have to go out these in the mail.  Have a great week!

I entered this post at CardzTV Challenge - Anthing Goes #46. and Addicted to Stamps & More - Anything Goes Challenge #291.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mother's Day Card

Well, have you started making some cards for Mother's Day yet?  I saw this card at Debbie's Designs and thought I would try it.  I liked how she made the cone for the flowers.  I actually was able to use up some of my DSP scraps which is always a plus.  Of course I didn't have the stamps she used, so I just looked around my stash and substituted with what I had.

The measurements are:

Base card - 11 x 4 1/4 scored at 5 1/2 ( I used Crumb Cake)
DSP - 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 and 3 x 3 (scraps)
Yellow CS - 4 1/4 x 1 1/2 (I used Daffodil Delight)
Whisper White - 4 x 3/4
Old Olive - 2 1/4 x 1/2

For my inks I used Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight.  My stamp/dies were Oh So Succulent, Perennial Birthday and Blooming Love.  I was surprised how quick it came together.  She had a great tip on her video about marking your scoreboard on the 6" mark to make it easier to score your 3 x 3 piece to make the cone.  I had some extra flowers, so I used them on the inside.

I really liked how it turned out.  Each one will be different depending on the colors and stamps/dies you use.  Give it a try!

I entered this card in the Always Fun Challenge #56 - Flowers.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

50th Birthday Card

Hope everyone is having a wonderful, relaxing Sunday!  Before attempting to do more yard work, I thought I would post the card I made for my daughter who is turning 50 this week!!  Does this mean I can't be 29 anymore??  My baby is going to be 50 years old - can it be!!  We love the same colors, so I made her card in Sweet Sugarplum CS.  I was so upset to hear that SU is retiring this color so I stocked up!

The stamp sets I used were Cool Treats, # of Years, Oh So Succulent and Perennial Birthday.  I used Whisper White for my layer and glimmer paper for my numbers.  I always die cute the numbers in card board as well and mount the glimmer paper on them so they are more sturdy.  I popped these up so they would stand out.  I even have the ribbon for this color as I love it so much!  Here is the inside that I stamped.

I have so many birthdays coming up the next few months.  I'm anxious to see SU's new stamp sets in their new catalog.  I loved all their old ones - especially Cool Treats!  Have a great week!

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I am submitting this card to CardzTV Anything Goes Challenge #45.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Rachel's Birthday Card

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  It was so great being outside in the sun!  My daughter and her fiancee came over and helped Joe take down the first of many trees destroyed by the storms.  I finally got back into the craft room yesterday and finished the birthday card I had started to make for Rachel.  It is hard to believe that she is turning 18!  I love SU's Party Panda stamp set ,so I decided to use it for her card.  I used SU's Powder Pink CS for the base and the DSP Painted with Love.  I think this DSP is so pretty.

I actually used my stamperatus for the first time in this card.  I placed both pandas and greeting on different plates.  The panda with the birthday hat didn't stamp completely, so I had to restamp it and it came out great.  I then stamp the two extra balloons separately and cut them out and adhered them to the card.  I used Powder Pink ink to color them in, as well as the party hat and sponged the Whisper White layer.  When I was unpacking my lost box, I found these cute stamps from Gelatins.  These were Off to School #'s which I stamped on the balloons.  I had purchased these years ago when I was making the girls cards to help with their math.  I'm going to have to find that project for Jennifer soon.

For the inside sentiment, I used Perennial  Birthday stamp set and stamped and cut out the other Panda in the set.

I really liked how this card turned out!  I hope Rachel does too!  On Saturday, Jennifer and her Mom came for the day and we had a great time outside riding her ATV.  She came in so proud to give me this cute pot of violets.

Every time she went around the yard, she would stop and pick some of my flowers and bring them in.  Spring is finally here - thank goodness!  Here are some of my hyacinths she picked.

Unfortunately, it is suppose to rain tomorrow, so I may get some more time crafting.  I started to make my daughters something for Mother's Day which I have to finish, as well as my daughter's birthday is coming soon.  Hope everyone has a great week!

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I entered this card at CardzTV Anything Goes Challenge - #44.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Thinking Of You Card

Well,  I have no idea where the last week went.  Days are really moving fast around here - at least it is in the 70"s here the past few days, so I'm spending more time outside.  They said it is going to get colder starting tomorrow with rain, but anything is better than snow.  We have a lot of yard work to do after this rough winter.  I had started making these pansy cards awhile ago, and finally got back into the craft room to finish them.  I have had this stamp for awhile and never put any ink on it, so decided it was time.  As you know, I love pansies and decided to make some Thinking of You cards for my stash.  This stamp is by Debbie Mumm and produced by Inkadinkadoo.

I colored my images in and then used my Oval Spellbinders dies to cut them out.  I matched my CS up with my flower colors - Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry.

For the yellow pansies, I used Daffodil Delight.  I also used some enamels dots that I had in my stash.

I think I like the Rich Razzleberry ones the best, but I'm partial to those colors.  I backed them all in Old Olive.

My sentiment was from SU's Honeycomb Happiness.

I wanted to leave enough white space so I could write a message.  I haven't done much coloring lately but I liked how they turned out.  For me, every pansy is beautiful!!  Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend and enjoying some nice weather for a change.

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I entered this post at CardzTV Challenge Anything Goes - #43.