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.


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

Monday, June 6, 2016

Father's Day Card

Well, it's the start of another week!  Over the weekend, I decided I had better start making some cards for Father's Day which will soon be here before we know it.  I had seen this cute VIDEO over at French's blog and decided to make some.  I really like how they turned out.

I love how the Bow Builder made this cute little bow tie - and the hankie looks so cute!

In her video, Frenchie used ink to color her stripes, but I had some scraps of DSP I decided to use instead and change off the color of the bow ties.

I used my $1 sentiment stamp I had found years ago at Michael's.  I have a cute little package to go with them that I am working on and will post later this week.  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Monday, May 30, 2016

Diaper Fold Packaging

Along with the card that I posted for Jennifer to give her Mom, I needed some type of packaging to put her gift in.  I had seen these cute Diaper Folds in all different sizes which was just what I was looking for.  I like checking out Stamping to Share's blog, and she showcased the Diaper Fold in different sizes -  Check out her video.

I made the 10" size and it was perfect for what I needed.  I don't know why I had never seen these before, but I think they are great and will use them again in the future,  I just stuck a bow on the front as I didn't have a lot of time, but you could decorate these in many different ways.  Here is another way to use up some of your scrap/old DSP.


A blogger friend of mine liked this Diaper Fold post and made a really cute one for Father's Day and another one where she made an adorable Flower Pot card to put inside with some goodies!

Check out her blog and see how cute they turned out - PJ's Projects!

Here is a picture of Rachel and her boyfriend before going to the prom.

I thought this was a cute picture of Rachel and Sarah.

The girls and their Mom were down at LBI - Long Beach Island for the holiday and came home today.  Everyone had a great time and the weather was good.  Jennifer stopped by to see us yesterday and we had a great time. Boy does she like hot dogs and corn on the cob!!   Everyone is growing up way too quickly.  Well, its going to be a short week - thank goodness!

We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend spending time with their family and friends!  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Friday, May 27, 2016

Diagonal Birthday Card

I wanted to make a simple card for Jennifer to give to her Mom for her birthday.  In my search, I came across this VIDEO from Patty's Stamps.  I thought it was perfect for what I wanted.  What a novel idea - and a great way to use up some DSP scraps!  I love how she made different sizes of cards and was able to use so many different sentiments.

I made it fairly simple as I didn't have much time.  I used up some scrap DSP paper for the card and the envelope as well.  I punched some Melon Mambo paper with my Pansy punch and my small scallop in Daffodil Delight.  I had a bunch of embellishments on my desk, and Jennifer found this cute ladybug which she helped me put in the center of the flower.

Jennifer was more than happy to stamp her hand print on the inside of the card and added her thumb prints as well!  I think the Pansy Patch will have a new member soon!!  Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

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