Sunday, November 23, 2014

Advent Boxes

Someone asked me the other day if I was ready for Thanksgiving - my answer was NO!!!!!  For some reason I thought we had another week to go.  So I started cooking this weekend, as we always have Thanksgiving and then realized that next Monday is December 1st!!  I have been wanting to make something for the girls for Advent and found these cute Advent boxes over at Paper Craft Button's blog.  I decided that I had better start making them or the idea will be put away for another year.

They came together pretty quick.  Sarah felt sorry for me when she came out of her room and found me deep in papers, stamps and ink and helped me cut them out.  I used SU's Trim The Tree Designer Series Paper Pack and their gold and silver baker's twine.  I didn't have the punch she used but found my small scalloped circle punch worked out fine.  I finally found my Gel-a-tins number stamps buried in the bottom of my punch drawer.  I used these to make flash cards for the girls and they are great stamps!  I always used my small star punch on silver and gold SU paper to decorate the box.  There are so many other ways you can dress them up.  The best part was filling them with candy - one for the box and one for me!!

I haven't decided where I'm going to hang these cute boxes if my tree isn't up by the 1st!  I may just arrange them on the kitchen door in the shape of a Xmas Tree or wreath.  Everyone in the Pansy Patch would like to wish you all a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Jennifer's Birthday Card

With all that has been going on lately, I hadn't started Jennifer's birthday card, so I was short on time and ideas.  Sorting through a drawer for something in my craft room I came across some SU Sound cards I had purchased awhile ago which gave me an idea for Jennifer's card.  This is the front of the card.  I used my Fun Fest die to cut out a pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie and stamped a #1 on it.  The sentiment stamp I have had for years that I purchased for $1 at Michael's bin.  You have to love that $1 bin!  I had some corn brads and leftover Halloween ribbon to finished off the front of the card.

For the inside I made a template using my 1" and 1/2" circle punch and cut out that side of the card in Whisper White.  This way the unnecessary buttons are covered.  Joe and I recorded our message and I adhered it to the card.  I used my Cupcake Punch to decorate the middle of this side of the card.  On the opposite side, I put a layer of Pumpkin Pie where I wrote our message to Jennifer.  On the back of the card I put another layer of Pumpkin Pie to finish it off.

I was really pleased with the results.  The card comes in a white box which made it perfect to give and save.  Now she can hear our voices even when we aren't with her - which is rare!!!

We hope everyone had a great Halloween!  We had such a great time at Jennifer's birthday.  Here she is riding the Ladybug Rocker we gave her.  She was so excited with it!

Here's a picture of her pumpkin birthday cake.

I think she will have lots of fun in the future celebrating her birthday and Halloween!  This year she was a pumpkin!

Well, we had everyone over at our house today as our town had Halloween today.  The girls had a great time going trick or treating!  Now I'm going to go check out their bags for some Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah