Friday, September 23, 2016

Caterpillar Bookmarks

I have a cute little bookmark for you today!  My stamping friend from Florida spent her last day here on Wed. and we had so much fun!  I wanted to make something for her adorable Granddaughter.  I saw this cute bookmark on DIY and knew I wanted to make one for her and Jennifer.


I love how they turned out and they were so easy to make.  This is another good way to use up some scraps.


My friend's Granddaughter loves the color purple, so I mixed some DSP scraps with the new in-color Sweet Sugarplum.  I used my 1 1/4" circle punch and punched out some medium sized cardboard as well.  I glued the paper on each side of the cardboard and then used my tear and tape to put them together.  I cut out some antennas out of paper as well, and glued them on along with some googly eyes.


Here's the one I made for Jennifer.  I think they are so cute!!  I made this one with the circles going up versus the other one with the circles going down.  I am looking forward to some cooler weather this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Friday, September 16, 2016

Halloween Card

I can't believe it, but I have a Halloween card for you!  Where has the summer gone?  My friend Martha came over yesterday for some craft time, and we decided to make this card I saw on Pinterest but change it up a bit.


I don't have any of the new Halloween stuff from SU yet, so we put this card together with some older stamp sets.

Recipe:

Paper - More Mustard, Black, Whisper White, DSP, Black Shimmery Black
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories - Boo to you Framelits, 1" Square Punch, Scalloped Square Punch
Stamp sets - Spooky Bingo Bits, Sentiment from Michaels
Embellishments - Rhinestones, Dimensionals

My first layer is a 1/4" smaller than the base A2 card using some scrap DSP I had.  The black layer measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" with the More Mustard layer 3 1/4" x 3 1/4".  I positioned the squares on the layer and then popped it up with some dimensionals.  I placed my BOO on the bottom and put some rhinestones down the one side.


We thought it turned out pretty good.  Here is a picture of the inside sentiment.


I always liked this sentiment with the spider handing down from it!  I love Halloween!  And now since it is Jennifer's birthday it is really special.

I have another card I would like to share with you.  I have enjoyed blogging with PJ's Projects and really liked this card she had posted awhile back.


We were away for awhile as Joe's sister's cancer has returned and spent some time with her.  I was so surprised when we returned, and I found this card among the huge stack of mail.  I thought it was so sweet of her to send it to me,

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah




Friday, September 2, 2016

Patriotic Cards

Since this weekend is Labor Day, I decided to make some more patriotic cards.  I wanted to use one of my new stamp set I had just received and thought this would be great card to try the die out.


This card came together pretty quick until it came to producing the letters!


Recipe:

Paper - Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Alphabet Punch Outs
Ink - Pacific Point, Real Red
Accessories - Sunshine Wishes Die, Star embossing folder, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestone

My basic card is an A2, with the first layer in Brilliant Blue 4 x 5 1/4".  My second layer in Whisper White is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8".  I then ran this through my embossing folder.  I die cut 1 design in each color.  I adhered my blue cutout first.  Then I cut the stems off the other two and placed them on either side.

I don't have any letter die cuts and didn't know what to use.  When I was asking the girls they came up with the packages of alphabet punch outs they have used for school projects!  Of course, I couldn't find solid color ones, but did find white ones.  I used my SU markers to color them and we were all set.  I didn't have the Brilliant Blue marker, but the Pacific Point one matched fine!  For the white letter, I used my 2-way glue pen with the dazzling diamonds.  I was happy how they turnd out!

Well, everyone in the Pansy Patch hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!


Nancy               Rachel            Sarah




Thursday, August 25, 2016

Shooting Star Card

My friend Martha has been up from Florida visiting her family for the summer.  We always try to get together at least once a week for some stamping fun!  This week we decided to make this adorable card for our granddaughters.  We just thought it was so cute and that they would like the spinner aspect of the card as well.


What do you think - cute, isn't it!  We saw this great VIDEO from Brenda Quintana.  She does such an amazing job with her videos.  I just love how the star spins.  I didn't have the new punch for the sentiment, so we used my window punch which worked out just as well.  I was surprised that the Wink of Stella even shows through the photo.

The only problem we ran into was that I didn't realize the star punches I had weren't the right size.  One was too small and the other one was too large.  SU makes a medium size star which I didn't have.  You have to make sure that the penny is covered.  The small star didn't do that  The large star did but was just too large for the card.  So, we made our own template and traced it unto the Shimmery Silver paper and cut them out.  That was the hardest part of making this card.  It actually took longer than making the entire card!  I think it turned out pretty good though!  Jennifer is on vacation, so I'm going to put it in the mail to her, so she will get it when she comes home!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Engagement Card

We had a lovely surprise to celebrate the past few weeks.  Rachel and Sarah's Mom got engaged for her birthday!  Everyone is so excited!!  So, of course I decided to make a card.  I saw this on Pinterest and decided to change it up a bit.


I used the embossing folder - Manhattan Flower - on Very Vanilla CS.  Then I did it again and cut out the actually flower.  I  then outlined the flower with a copper gel pen.  It was a bit of a challenge, but I went slow and I really liked how it turned out.

I decided I wanted to use my copper embossing powder for my sentiment.  Well, I was surprised when it turned out not the same copper color.  Soooo, I embossed another piece of CS and set it aside and took out some stamp pads I thought would match up.  Believe it or not Pumpkin Pie matched perfectly!  So, then I stamped my sentiment on the front with my Whimsical Words SU Stamp Set.  I love this set and have definitely got my money's worth.  I have used it so many times.  I then popped it up with dimensionals on the front of the card over the flower.  I had ordered some of the new Enamel Shapes in the Brights and was able to use the hearts.   Sometimes things do come together!  They loved the card and have asked me to make their wedding announcements and other things for the wedding - oh boy!  I think I will be busy!

This is the last week of summer vacation for the girls!  Yah!! for Joe and me!  Both will be in high school this year, so at least they will be on the same time frame!  Hope you have a great week - it is suppose to get a little cooler here, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah


Monday, August 15, 2016

Birthday Card - # of Years

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Boy, was it hot here!!  Sunday was the hottest day with temps over 100!  We were suppose to go the church's annual Peach Festival but didn't have the strength or will power to go.  The youngsters went but didn't stay long, but brought home our dinner which was great as always!!

I was thinking about what to blog, and I remembered that I didn't show the birthday card I made for Joe.  I was so happy how it turned out.


Recipe:

Ink - Basic Black
Paper - Very Vanilla, Old Olive, scrap DSP
Stamps - # of Years, Perfect Pairings
Accessories - # of Years Dies, Triple Banner Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper
Embellishments - Twine

I cut my basic card 11" x 4 1/4" and scored in half.  My first layer of Old Olive was 5" x 3 7/8".  My second layer of DSP was  3 5/8" x 4 5/8".  My tag was cut 2" x 4 1/2.  I tied my twine in a bow and adhered it on the DSP.  I used my die to cut out my numbers and popped them up with dimensionals.   I stamped my greeting on a piece of Old Olive 3 7/8" 1 1/8".  I love this sentiment that comes in the # of Years set.

Here is the inside of the card using the Perfect Pairings stamp set.


As you can tell my picture isn't that good, but I stamped it on a piece of Old Olive 3/7/8 x 5".  He really liked his card.  Well, 2 weeks from today the girls go back to school.  I don't think they want to admit it but I think they are happy about it.  There is only so much you can do in all this heat!  Hope you have a great week ahead for you.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Cupcake Kiss Tent

We hope everyone had a great weekend.  Ours was pretty busy.  Joe's birthday was Friday, so we celebrated it on Sunday with family and friends over at Jennifer's house.  We had a great time.  My daughter just had a patio put outside, so we definitely initiated it!  Everyone cooked and brought something to eat, but I decided to make these adorable cupcake kiss tents that I had seen over at Brenda Quintana's website using the cupcake builder punch.

Since I was making a bunch of them, I started making the tents first.  I used a 12" x 12" chocolate chip CS from SU and I didn't have any waste.


Then I made the tops to the cupcake.  In her video she cut the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp in half, but I didn't want to do that so I used a stamp set I had with some sprinkles on it instead.  This is a great way to use up your leftover scraps.   I think they turned out cute.


Then I glued them together and put the kisses inside.  Of course, I had to eat some of the kisses to make sure they were fresh!!


To display them I put them on my little tier plates.  Everyone loved them and they looked so nice on the dessert table at my daughter's.


Some people took them home with them, but some just took out the candy and left the cupcake which is nice so I can reuse them.  Next birthday is Jennifer's in October, so she will be happy to see them again,  She liked taking out the kiss, eating it and then putting the paper foil back into the tent!!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Nancy, Rachel & Sarah