Sunday, June 29, 2014

4th of July Card

The neighborhood is definitely starting to celebrate the 4th early - lots of fireworks going off!  I decided to make this card for the holiday.

It came together really quick.  I used Brilliant Blue for the base card with the first layer of Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4". The second layer is Real Red - 5" x 3 3/4" - which I embossed with my star folder.  I love how crisp and clear the embossing is on this folder.  I then used my Cricut to cut out my 2 stars and my small SU punch for the red star, which I glued a red button that I had tied a bow on.  I used my stamp set from SU - July Fourth for my sentiment, punching it out with my large oval punch.  The girls thought it was pretty festive!

We also quickly put together some of our candy wrapper which we always do for the holiday.  See this post for all the directions.

We hope everyone has a great week with lots of fun!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Owl Pillow Treat Boxes

I am in the process of cleaning out my craft room and moving to another room and found some extra pillow box treats that I had made for the girls to give out the last day of school.  I completely forgot to post them.  They came together so quickly and they are so versatile.  You can put a lot of different things inside - money. gift cards, goodies, etc.  Here's a pictures of what was leftover.

If you don't have the SU pillow die, you can get some at Michael's in the Wedding Section.  They are a little smaller and come in different colors.  That's what I used above.  Just punch out circles in your desired DSP and adhere them on the front of the box by staggering them and trim off the edges.  I used my 1 1/4" circle punch above and the 1 3/4"  and 3/4" circle punches for the eyes.  I made the wings using my oval punch and the feet with my heart punch.  If you have a flower punch you can use a petal for the peak or just cut a piece out of your CS.  To make them look more realistic, just curl up the "feathers" forward.  I thought they looked so cute!

Hope everyone had a good weekend.  The girls spent it mostly swimming.   Have a good week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel and Sarah

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hexagon Candy Box

Well, the summer has officially started - school is out and I have no idea where the time is going!  I was looking around for some little thing to give the Dad's with their gifts and came across this gem from Papercraft Button.  I just love listening to her youtube videos, and I fell in love with this cute hexagon box she had posted.

I used Pacific Point CS for the box and decorated it with some ribbon I had in my stash from Michael's.  I didn't want to make it too frilly, so I used my stamp from SU called A Round Array with the coordinating punch and popped them up with some dimensionals.   I also used the clear stamp "Dad" from this month's SU Pumpkin box to decorate the clear stamp.

Since my time for making cards for Father's Day is shrinking quickly, I utilized the cards from this month's Pumpkin box to go along with my boxes.  As you can see in this picture, the candy treats are missing!  I decided to treat myself for completing the job!  Peanut Butter Reese's don't last long around me!!

We hope everyone is enjoying the start of summer vacation and all the Dads out there have a wonderful celebration this week!

I have entered this box into Cardz TV Designers 3D Challenge #2 Father Day.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah