Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine Double Heart Card

Here's another quick and easy card to make for Valentine's Day!


Paper - Real Red, Whisper White, DSP
Accessories - Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit
Embellishments - Real Red Ribbon - SU

This is an A2 size card - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  The second layer is 5 1/4" x 4" which I ran through the embossing folder.  I then adhered my 2 hearts that I embossed with the Hearts embosslit, tied my ribbon on the bottom of the card and adhered it to my base card and it was finished!  Clean and simple, but I liked how it turned out.  To finish it off, I used a Valentine greeting on the inside. 

We woke up to snow and ice, but it is suppose to be in the 60's by Wed. which is OK by me!  I'm trying to finish off my projects for Valentine's Day without eating all the candy - which is proving difficult to do!  Have a good week!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine Heart Card

I thought I had better start making some cards for Valentine's Day as it will soon be here.  This card came together pretty quick.


Paper - Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla - SU
Accessories - Embossing Folder - Square Latice - SU
Punches -   Heart to Heart & Ticket Corner - SU
Embellishments - Real Red Ribbon - SU, Heart brads

This card is an A2 size - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  The next layer is 5 1/4" x 4".  I punched out my hearts and adhered them to the card and then ran the layer through the embossing folder - I really liked how it turned out.  I then adhered my ribbon across the bottom of my layer and  computerized my sentiment. I layered it, punched the corners and put my heart brads on before adhering it on my card.  I decided to do some doodle lines to make it stand out more.

Rachel is out selling GS cookies and Sarah is on her way up to do some Valentine crafts.  Hope you have a good weekend! 

Thanks for stoppig bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Monday, January 21, 2013

Valentine Doilies

I saw these doilies on Inking Idaho and thought they were so cute and decided to make some.


Paper - Doilies - 5 1/2"
Ink - Real Red, Pretty in Pink - SU
Stamps - Happy Valentine Day - Michael's
Accessories - Cording, small heart punch, dauber, plastic needle

Inking Idaho used the SU doilies which are smaller, but I had some 5 1/2" ones on hand. She also used twine, but I decided to use my cording instead.  I stamped my greeting on the front of the doily and then put that one together with another one with  the backs facing each other.  Then I just stitched in and out of the doily holes going around the inside circle with my cording.  I found using my plastic needle made life alot easier.  Before closing the circles, I filled the centers with 4 hershey kisses and then tied the cord off with a bow.  I adhered a small red heart that I had punched out, and used my dauber and went around the edges of the doilies on both sides and it was finished! 

I thought these would be cute for the girls to give out to teachers, bus drivers, etc.  It's going to get really cold here  - hope you keep warm and have a good week!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sour Cream Packs

I have been working on some treats to send to the hospital with my daughter for Valentine's Day. This is the first tray of goodies.

Paper - Valentine DSP, Real Red, Pretty In Pink - SU 
Stamps - Animal Crackers - SU, My Heart - Michael's
Punches - Heart, Large Scalloped, Circle - SU
Accessories - Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots - SU

 I made a bunch of sour cream packs (SCS has a tutorial for this) using some Valentine paper and decorated them with a cute stamp from SU. I love this stamp set!  Rachel and Sarah have used this set alot. After coloring them, I punched them out with my large scalloped punch and popped them up with a dimensional. I always try to decorate the tray with a centerpiece. The Valentines were made using my heart punch. I punched out 8 hearts for each flower, ran them through the embossing folder and glued a pipecleaner in the center for the stem and then glued them together. I then colored and punched out some decorative stamps I had for the center of the flowers and put them into a paper milk box container for some stability. Loved how turned out.

It's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is around the corner - the holidays are really going fast!  Hope you have a good weekend!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Monday, January 14, 2013

Valentine Jars

I decided to start making some Valentine items. I had some plastic jars left over from another project and filled them with some nugget bars. I made some belly bands from some Valentine paper and secured them in the front so the seam wouldn't show. I found these cute pop-up monkeys in Michael's on sale and thought they fit right into the Valentine theme with their little hearts! To finish it off I tied some ribbon on the top rim! I thought they turned out cute!


Hope your week is off to a good start!  Mine would be better if  Blogger would fix their upload process for Internet Explorer.
Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Friday, January 11, 2013

Heart Card

Here is another card that I made for my daughter who needed an engagement card, but I think it could be used as a Valentine's Day card as well.


Paper - Pretty in Pink, Brushed Gold -SU
Stamps -Wonderful Words, Polka Dot Punches - SU
Punches - Heart - SU
Techniques - Embossing Powder - Gold

My base card is an A2 size (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") with the fold on the top.  The next layer of brushed gold is 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" and then I applied another layer of pretty in pink sized  3 1/4" x 4 1/2".  I stamped my hearts, embossed and punched them out and layered them on hearts cut out of brushed gold,  I then stamped my sentiment and embossed it as well.  It's a pretty clean and basic looking card but I liked how it turned out.  You could use any heart stamps, die cuts, etc. that you have on hand.

Everyone around here has been down with either the flu or some type of virus.  What a way to start off the New Year!  Hope everyone in your family is well or is on the mend.  Enjoy the weekend!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Friday, January 4, 2013

Engagement Card

Well, it's hard to believe that the holidays are behind us! I hope everyone made some beautiful memories. I needed to make an engagement card but didn't have alot of time or energy and came up with the following:


Paper - Very Vanilla - SU
Stamps - Perfect Punches - SU
Ink - Pretty & Pink, Reinkers - SU
Accessories - Embossing Folder - Manhattan Flower, Top Note Die - SU
Punches - Modern Label, Butterfly - SU
Emblishments - Ribbon, Brads, Black Marker

My base card is an A2 size (5 1/2" x 4 1/4"). After I used my Top Note die, I ran it through my embossing folder - use any folder you desire. I then sponged the edges. Last summer I made several pansies using my butterfly punch and the technique using SU reinkers. I love how they turned out. I had a few left and decided to use them on the front of the card. There are alot of tutorials out there on this technique. You'll love how neat the pansies look and how each one looks different. I then added my ribbon to the base card and popped up the Top Note and my sentiment using dimensionals. 

Well, the girls are headed back to school. Mid-terms are next week so no crafting this weekend. We hope you have a good weekend!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah