Monday, July 25, 2016

Botanical Blooms Birthday Card

Well, we are off to another start of a hot week!  We have been hibernating inside all weekend due to the weather, and I got some time to make some birthday cards.  I used my Botanical Blooms die again - I just love that set.


Here is the inside of the card.  I used my copper embossing here as well.


I also used my Wink of Stella again for the petals and love how it makes them stand out!



Recipe:

Stamps - Butterfly Basics
Paper - Whisper White, Brushed Gold, Rich Razzleberry, Lovely Lilac, Blackberry Bliss,
              Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Ink - Copper Embossing Powder
Embellishments - Pearls, Wink of Stella
Accessories - Botanical Blooms Die

I think this card would be so nice in any array of colors.  I had ordered the new copper embossing powder and wanted to try it out and love how it looks!  Well, at least I have a few birthday cards in my stash.  It seems like I have a lot of birthdays in the summer and always run out of cards.  Hope wherever you are you stay cool.  I try not to complain as I know what is coming this winter.  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

50th Birthday Card

Well, it was a busy weekend!  We celebrated my daughter's 50th birthday on Saturday - oh my, where does the time go!  We had a great time.,  Then on Sunday family and friends got together for a picnic.
Here's a family picture of us on Saturday.


I made her a card of balloons!  I love the balloon punch!


Recipe:

Stamps - Party Pants, Spellbinder HB Stamp, # of Years
Paper - Black, Whisper White, Shimmery Black and Silver
Accessories - Balloon Punch, Embossing Folder, Black SU Marker, # of Years Dies

I layered my card after I embossed it on Whisper white.  I then punched out my balloons and popped them up with dimensionals and drew balloon ties on with my marker.  I stamper my sentiment on some Whisper White and cut it out by hand - and then I realized that there was a die for the banner!  But I thought it turned out pretty good so I didn't redo it!  Next time will be easier!


This is the inside of the card.  I stamped the sentiment and die cut the numbers.  I really liked how it turned out.


Since I was handing it to her I stamped some extra goodies on the envelope.  Here is a picture Sarah took of Jennifer and her Mom at the picnic Sunday using those funny filters on her phone.  She loved it!


To start off the week, Joe had his cataract surgery yesterday and so far so good!  He went back for a recheck this AM and all is well.  No lifting or bending, but he can drive again so he is happy!  Hope all is well with everyone and the week is going well for you!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah


Friday, July 15, 2016

Flower Shop Birthday Card

As you know, I have been working on making some birthday cards.  The next card I made was using one of my favorite stamp sets - SU Flower Shop.  I had not used this one individual stamp and saw this card and decided to CASE it with a few minor changes.


Recipe :

Stamps - Flower Shop, Cute & Curly
Ink - Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White
Embellishments - Ribbon, Pearls
Accessories - Cute & Curly punch, Dimensionals

I made my base card in Daffodil Delight CS.  Using the different colors, I stamped on the Whisper White layer.  I colored my ribbon and adhered it on the layer and popped up my greeting with dimensionals.  This is an old stamp set with matching punch that I have used so many times.  One of the greetings just says "Thank You" in the corner and when punched out it makes a great tag!  I used some pearls for the center of some of the flowers.


I decided to decorate the inside of the card with some some of the stamped flowers.  I used my go to birthday stamp that I found at Michael's years ago in the $1 bin.  I also stamped the envelopes.


I really liked how the cards turned out.  Something a little different than I usually make.  Its been pretty hot here lately with lots of storms.  We even had a small tornado a few towns over which is rare for us.  We have a pretty busy weekend planned.  My daughter turns 50 and we are celebrating.  Boy - where did that time go!  Hope you have a wonderful whatever your plans are.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Botanical Blooms Birthday Card

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.  Everyone is trying to get back to normal after a long weekend off.  I realized that I have a lot of birthdays coming up and my stash was getting empty.  I saw a few cute cards on Pinterest that I decided to make.  This first one was using one of my favorite Su stamp sets - Botanical Blooms.  I love this set!


Recipe:

Stamps - Botanical Gardens, Perfect Pairing
Ink - Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive
Paper - Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Accessories - Botanical Garden Framelits, Punches, Basket Weave Embossing Folder
Embellishments - Ribbon, Wink of Stella - clear

I think this card would look so neat using any other color as well.  What I did was stamp first on my layer and then run it through the embossing folder.  It gave such a great affect.  I didn't have any Watermelon Wonder ribbon so I colored my white ribbon with the ink.


For one of my cards, I stamped my birthday greeting inside.  I left the other blank as I think you could use it for other occasions with the "thinking of you" on the front.


I used the Wink of Stella on the flower petals and I really liked how they turned out.  Hope you enjoy this card as much as I do.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy Birthday Nanny!

Yesterday was Nanny's birthday and Poppy, Nanny, Sarah and I went out for a birthday dinner.  The four of us have been doing this for years and then we go for fireworks.  We had a great time! The rest of the family is coming over today for a barbecue and CAKE!!!



Everyone in the Pansy Patch hopes you have a great 4th of July!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Rachel & Sarah

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Happy 4th of July Cards

We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend with family and friends!  We spent Saturday with my daughter, Jennifer and the rest of the family.  They had an open house where my son-in-law works, so all the guys went.  He operates a BIG crane so they had a great time!!  Sunday, I had everyone at the house, but we ended up spending most of the day inside as it was so hot outside.  The guys got toy helicopters to play with and found some shade to play.  They never grow up!!

I decided to make some 4th of July cards.  I love this holiday - probably because my birthday is July 1st and when I was working I always enjoyed the long holiday!  I saw a bunch of cards on Pinterest that I liked and ended up changing them up a bit to use the supplies I have on hand.


Recipe:

Paper - Whisper White, Pacific Point, Glimmer Red & Gold Paper
Ink - Pacific Point
Stamps - SU July Fourth, Gorgeous Grunge
Accessories - Star Framelits, Star Punches

These cards came together so quick.  I just layered my paper, then used my Grunge stamp and stamped it 3 times on the layer.  I adhered my gold glimmer star I had die cut and then used my punches to add the red glimmer stars.


I used my sentiment stamp - Happy 4th of July on the inside and I was done!  Hope everyone is having a good week - it sure is hot here in PA.  I guess I shouldn't complain - it's better than snow!!
This time last year we were getting ready to go on vacation to the Outer Banks, in North Carolina.  I wish we were going again - I loved it there!  So did the kids!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Father's Day Treat Box

Well, this week went fast!  The girls are out of school and I thought things would slow down, but NO!!  The carnival is in town, the pool is open and everyone wants to go everywhere and it is very HOT!!!  I was going to post this AM but then my daughter and Jennifer stopped by for a visit, so of course everything stops and then Sarah started throwing up so it was one of those days!  As promised, here is the Treat Box that I made to go with the Father's Day card I posted last week.


I saw this adorable VIDEO on Stamping to Share using my favorite SU stamp set Bear Hugs!  I am so glad I purchased this set.  I have used it so much for many different occasions.  I didn't have the Baker's Box Thinlet she used but remember the VIDEO Pootles Papercraft did making a milk carton.  So, I put the two together and put my own twist on it and I loved how it turned out!


Since it was a larger box, I used the larger bear stamping it in Early Espresso.  For my grunge colors, I used Early Espresso and Soft Sky.  I had some ribbon in my drawer that matched my fish, so I decorated the box with that.


I thought the fish was so cute on the clothespin.  For the sentiment, I used the Tea Shoppe set and the matching punch.


Here is the card and the box together.  I filled the box with some Swedish Fish, and we are ready to bag them up for Father's Day. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah