Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hershey Nugget Wrapper and Santa Box

I am trying to finish up most of my crafts this week and then work on some cards.  Over the weekend, I made the rest of my little Nugget wrappers for the Wellness Center  I saw this video at - Dawn's Stamping Thoughts - and thought they were so cute.  They look like little packages under the tree.

Since I made about 50 of them, I cut all my papers first and then used my Envelope Punch Board.  I have to admit it took me awhile to get the knack of putting them together.  You don't have much room for error.  I learned very quickly that you have to score them well and break down the fibers well and then the little boxes came together easier.  I used my small star punch in glimmer paper to top them off.

It was a great way to use up some scraps of DSP paper as well.  My daughter won't be taking them in to the Wellness Center for another week, so I used 2 glue dots to secure them as I wanted to make sure they didn't come apart on the trays.

Here is one of the trays I put together.  I wanted to find some little trees to put in the center but finally saw this adorable - Santa Box video - that Dawn posted on her blog.  She put some candy in a bag, but I just put the left over nuggets in Santa without the bag.  I think it is so cute!

I have some extras that I made and have been handing them out like she did.  Joe and I had an appointment today and gave some out to the staff and they were so excited.

I have to make another Santa Box for the other tray and then they will be ready to go.  I have been working on Jennifer's gifts for her classmates.  They turned out so cute!  Wait until you see them!

I entered this post in CardzTv Challenge #78 - Anything Goes.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Pop-Up Mini Pizza Box

I was looking for something to make Jennifer's teachers for Christmas and I saw so many of these adorable mini pizza boxes all decorated up for different holidays.  I think they are so cute!  I decided to make the one that - Debbie's Designs made mainly because I had the DSP paper that she used and loved the cute surprise that pops out!

They came together pretty quick.  She does a great job with her tutorials.  I changed up the CS color as I don't have Poppy Parade.  I planned on using Real Red, but it definitely did not look right with the DSP that had Poppy Parade color in it!  You think red is red but - NO!!

Here are the little Peanut cups that I decorated.  Aren't they cute!!  Now, are you ready for the pop-up surprise???

Here comes Santa!  I just love how you fold this cute little fella up and he pops up when the box is opened! 

Here is how I finished up the pizza box.  I used some twine and found some cute little jingle bells that I had in my stash and glued them on the circle with the sentiment.  You could make these with so many different figures for different holidays.  This is just one example.  Well, the weeks are going by quick and I have some more goodies to make.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

I wanted to make Jennifer an Advent Calendar this year.  I saw this adorable one over at Brenda Quintana's website.  I love all her Hershey tutorials and fell in love with this adorable tree.  With this particular one, you can use various types of goodies.  For mine, I used chocolate nuggets.

I didn't have any small number stamps, so I ended up just using my sharpie to write my numbers.  Her tutorial also shows how you can use a small circle punch for the ornaments.  I love how it turned out and can hardly wait to give it to Jennifer this weekend.

Before I placed my ornaments on the tree, I organized them by color and then wrote the numbers on them.  The nugget fit perfectly inside the little triangle.  I also decided to add some twine around the trunk.  The really nice part is it stands up so well.  She really did a wonderful job with her tutorial.  Well, now I'm working on some teachers gifts for the kids and some goodies for the Wellness Center.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Count My Blessing Card

I wanted to post my last Thanksgiving card that I made.  Actually, you could use this card for other occasions with a different sentiment on the inside.  I love this stamp set.  I used Very Vanilla CS for my base card and  Perfecctly Artistic DSP for my first layer.  I randomly stamped the little branches on the card and made a border on the bottom with the stamp of the loose leaves.  I then lightly colored them in to give them a depth of color with Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie SU markers.  I think they went so well with the DSP.

After stamping my sentiment on Very Vanilla CS in Early Espresso, I used my Spellbinders dies to cut it out and sponged it with Pumpkin Pie.

I tied some twine around the DSP before I adhered it to the base card.  Then I popped the sentiment up with some dimensionals and make a bow with the twine.  I was so pleased how it turned out.

I used the same DSP for the inside and stamped the sentiment using an old SU's stamp set called Thankful For.  I then stamped the leaves again and colored them in as I did for the front.  As I mentioned, you could use any sentiment on the inside.

I decided to make Jennifer an Advent Calendar, so that is the project I am working on this week.  So far so good.  Since Saturday is December 1st, I had better get going and finish it up.

I entered this post at CardzTV Anything Goes Challenge #75. Crafty Creations Challenge  #379 - Anything Goes.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving Card

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  It was so bitter cold here.  We can't remember a Thanksgiving that was so brutal.  Needless to say, no one ventured outside unless it was absolutely necessary.  Today's post is another Thanksgiving card that I made.  There is such beautiful DSP out there that I thought I would utilized some.

I used Very Vanilla for the base CS with a layer of Crushed Curry.  Then I embossed a layer of  Chocolate Chip CS with the Woodland Embossing Folder.  I adhered a piece of Painted Autumn DSP on a layer of Crushed Curry and adhered it to the embossed layer.

I made a banner from Very Vanilla CS and stamped the sentiment from the Painted Harvest stamp set in Chocolate Chip.  I love this DSP.  You really don't have to do too much stamp with paper like this!  Then I punched some leaves in Garden Green with my leaf punch and tied a bow with some twine.

For my inside sentiment, I used an old Inkadikado stamp that I had and added some more leaves that I also punched out.  FYI - the Wellness Center folks loved their little turkey's!  They were a big hit at the dinner table as well.  Now, I have to think of something for them for Xmas.  Have a great weekend ans I'll see you back here next week!

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Thankgiving Turkey Nuggets

I have been working off and on on these little gems for the Wellness Center!  I saw a lot of them on Pinterest using different methods.  Some didn't have a wattle, but I think they look better with it.  I think they turned it so cute!

The first thing I did was cut some DSP 1" x 3" and cover the chocolate nuggets.  Then I chose my colors for their feathers and punched them out with my scallop punch.

For the scallop closest to the nugget, I scored them and cut off 5 scallops.  Then I would adhere that scallop to the next scallop leaving 4 scallops showing and trim them off.  Then I would position them on the third scallop and trim off any excess showing.

  I made these in steps as I made 50 of them.

After all the scallops were made, I used my 1" circle punch to make the head.  The last time I went to Michael's to get some glue dots, I purchased some micro min glue dots by accident.  These came in handy as I put the tiny googly eyes on them which made it a lot easier to place them on the faces.

The next step was to make their tiny beaks.  I cute out 1/2" squares and scored them from end to end and then folded them in half.

I used the same method of adhering them by using the glue dots.

For the wattle, I used my punch putting one of the top showing three petals and one on the bottom showing only 2 petals.

I then adhered the scallops to one end of the nuggets with a larger glue dot and the same for the face.

Aren't they cute - I love them!!  Here is one of the trays I used for the Wellness Center.

I saved some for my Thanksgiving table as well,  I'm sure the kids will love them!  Well, everyone here at the Pansy Patch hopes everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I entered these little gems at the Love To Craft Challenge - Anything Goes Challenge #28.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving Card

I took a break making my goodies for the Wellness Center to start making some Thanksgiving cards.  If I don't hurry, it will be too late to mail them!  For this card, I used some Calypso Coral CS for my base card and used Basic Black for my first layer.  I have been trying to use up some of my DSP so my next two layers were from the Painted Autumn pack.

I used some shiny brown ribbon I had in my stash to wrap around the layers before I adhered them to the base card.  I then touched up a foil snowflake with some Early Espresso ink and adhered it over the ribbon.  I used my Stitched Shapes Thinlets Dies for my circles and the Thoughtful Banners Stamp set for the sentiment.

I really liked how this card came together with all the fall colors and pumpkins.  I used SU's Thanksgiving stamp set for the inside and fussy cut a pumpkin as well.

Well, it started snowing around noon and is project to keep going until we have 5-8" - Oh Goodie!!  Hopefully, it will warm up tomorrow and it will all melt away.  At least I can get in some craft time!

I entered this post at CardzTV Anything Goes Challenge #74.

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