Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!

All of us at the Pansy Patch want to wish you and yours a wonderful Happy New Year!
Nancy    Rachel     Sarah

Friday, December 28, 2012

Medallion Christmas Tree

I didn't want to forget to post this great little tree!  We made a few of these and I loved how they turned out!  Fran Sabad did a great video on how to make them.  If you have some energy left after this week give it a try!

We finished the trees by placing them in a small pot trimmed with some ribbon, and then decorated them with some bows and small roses that I had in my stash.  I also had some small plastic stars that were just the right size, so we used them instead of making some out of paper.

We had a great Christmas and are looking forward to New Year's!  We had 2 inches of snow Christmas Eve.  When we left church it was snowing - it was beautiful!  We are expected to get another few inches tomorrow and it is getting cold!!!!  Have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Monday, December 24, 2012


Rachel created this beautiful holiday basket at Girl Scouts and she wanted to share it with you!

We would also like to wish you a very Merry Christmas from all of us at the Pansy Patch!!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Hershey Christmas Trees

I always have Christmas at my house the Sunday before Christmas. This year I wanted to make a favor to put on the table for each person by their place setting.  While looking through Youtube, I saw this adorable video on how to make Hershey Christmas Trees  and knew this is what I wanted to make.

I was really surprised how quickly they came together.  Unfortunately, when you take out the candy the tree comes apart, but I salvaged these and put more candy back in them to take a picture which I hadn't done.  They were a big hit and I will definitely put them on my "keep" list.

We had a great time!  We always take the girls to church Christmas Eve and then have dinner at my daughter's and then on Christmas Day.  We had alittle snow yesterday and more is forecast for the next few days so it will be a white Christmas!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

Every since the SU catalog came out and I saw the cover with the Christmas ornament  on it, I knew that I wanted to make them - along with everyone else!  There are so many how-to videos on the web and I think I watched them all!  I did make one ornament with the stamps and I loved how it turned out, but I knew if I wanted to make a bunch of them that wasn't the best way to go.  I decided on using DSP scored every 3" and then folded together before putting through the Big Shot with the ornament die.  I found that I could die punch 5 out lenghwise which gave me the 20 cutouts that I needed.  Even better was that I could place the smaller die cut inbetween the larger cutouts to produce those 20 cutouts which enabled me to make an ornament out of one 12" x 12" piece of DSP!  I was in my glory!  I use scraps of DSP to make my rosettes for the center of the ornaments using my Cricut Cart - Ribbons & Rosettes.

I loved getting out all my embellishments and adding the finishing touches!  My next decision was how I was going to wrap them up.  I wanted to keep them lying flat and saw a great tutorial for a box to put them in on Stamp & Scrap withFrenchie.  I decided not to use the window sheets as I had too many to do and made the box for the top as well in a different color and stamped and embossed a Christmas wish.

To add a personal touch, I stamped a Merry Christmas greeting and punched it out using my large scalloped punch.  I wrote the year on it and a personal message as well and adhered it on the back of the ornament.  I was so happy with how they all turned out!  I did a dozen of them and already gave some out.  Every year I try and give my daughters and granddaughters some type of ornament for them to keep.  I love quilling and have made them several ornaments in the past.  This year it was the angels and these ornaments!

I would definitely recommend you make these ornaments!  I think the angels and these ornaments were my favorite things I made this year.  One note to myself - start earlier next year! Hope you have a great week!  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or leave a comment. 

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Cocoa Pack

Over the weekend I finished making up these cocoa packs for my daughter to take to the Wellness Center for the clients.  Every holiday I make something and when I saw this video on Dawn's Olchefske's blog I knew this was what I was going to make this Christmas.


Stamps - Scentsational set with matching Holiday Collection Framelits Bundle - SU
Ink - Real Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip - SU
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, DSP - SU
Accessories - Big Shot, Scoring Tool, Dimensionals, Hot Cocoa Packs, Candy Canes
Emblishments - Rhinestone Jewels, Sweater Trim - SU

I fell in love with this stamp set and die when Rachel was using it to make her Board Game for school.  I also used my cricut cartridge George and Basic Shapes to make the 2 1/2" circles and candy canes for the stirring sticks.  You can't have hot cocoa without candy canes!  This is the first time I used the sweater trim and I really like it.  Very easy to use and to tie a bow.  Hard to believe that Christmas is just 2 weeks away!

Hope you have a good week.

Thanks for stopping bye!
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Angels

I fell in love with this project!  I love making angels for Christmas and when I saw this tutorial by Stamping to Share I knew I was going to make them - lots of them! 


Paper - DSP, Very Vanilla - SU, thinner paper
Tools - Big Shot Machine, Scallop Circle Die, Paper Doily Die and Scallop Circle   Punch - 2 3/8"
Embellishments - Twine, Buttons ( I found some with glitter in them), ribbons
Misc. - Ornament Hangers, Beads, Hot Glue Gun

After watching the video, I made my first angel and then was addicted and kept on making them.  These are all I have left as every time I turned around 1 or 2 were missing!

The only thing that takes time is taking out all the paper scraps from the doily die as mentioned on the video.  I found thinner paper than SU's in my stash and it worked much better, but I still had to run it through the Big Shot several times.  Since I wanted to make a bunch of angels, I decided to make all my doily die cuts first.  Then the rest of the process went quick.  I had a thought to use paper doilies but the ones I had were way too big.  I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did.  It is so great to see what starts out to be a plain piece of paper turn into something so cute! Have a great weekend!

Thanks for stoppig bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Anniversary Card

In the midst of getting ready for Xmas, I needed to make a card for my daughter's anniversary.  I saw different versions of this card and changed it up abit.


Paper - Real Red, Whisper White and Be of Good Cheer DSP - SU
Stamps - Snow Buddies, Teeny Tiny Wishes - SU
Ink - Real Red and Garden Green color markers - SU
Accessories - Framelits - Hearts - SU
Punches - Word Window
Emblishments - ribbon

I started with an A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") for my base.    My next layer measures 5 1/4" x 4".  I stamped out my snowmen, hats and carrot noses using my Stamp-a-ma-jig and then cut them out with my framelits.  Then I used the next size framelit and cut out the other piece of DSP.  I used my dimensionals to pop the hearts.  Then I tied my ribbon around the card and placed it on my base card.  I stamped my sentiment and punched it out and popped it up on the card using my dimensionals.  I really like how it turned out.  When my daughter got married on December 9, 1995 she wanted a Christmas Wedding - she got what she wished for - 9" of snow!  Hopefully we won't get that this year!


It's going to be a busy week around here.  Hope yours is great!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah