Monday, January 26, 2015

Blossom Paper Flowers

Last week I finally got a chance to do some crafting with my friend Denise.  She brought over some new SU tools to play with and we had a great time.  Before she left I asked if she wanted to make some paper flowers. The girls and I were checking out youtube awhile ago, as they wanted to make some paper flowers, and we came across this video.  I just loved how they looked.  The video was made by ddstamps so check it out for all the details.

These flowers were so easy to make and came together quickly.  I used whisper white paper and sponged them with melon mambo, red real and pixie pink.  I can see so many uses for these.  I'm going to try other flower punches as well.

The girls are home today and probably tomorrow as well with the snowstorm hitting the northeast!  I can see our Easter vacation days disappearing fast!  Hope everyone is keeping warm and safe!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Valentine Treat Bags

Well, I can't believe that I'm working on Valentine projects - but I am!!  I saw this cute little treat bag over at Papercraft Button's blog and decided to try it out.  When put together they measure just over 2" x 2"which is just the size I wanted.

These came together really quick and the best thing was that I used up a lot of scrap paper!!!  When I moved my scrap room this summer I found a bunch of Mat Stacks (6 1/2" x 4 1/2") by Diecuts with a View.  I remember buying these years ago when I first started scrap booking.  These were perfect for this project.  I just tore out a bunch of red/pink papers and started scoring.  I used my scalloped tag topper punch from SU for the flap and my 3/4" circle punch.  My little heart is a cute little punch that the girls had from American Girl.  I had a regular heart punch, but I liked how the heart looked with tiny scallops.

A few tips if you decide to make these.  After you score, make sure that the side you cutup  into is the smaller measurement side.  I did the opposite side first and the bottom won't come together correctly. Tying it together with the twine works better if you put the twine down into the hole, wrap it around and use a paper clip to hold the flap down while you tie your bow.  Works great when you have a lot to tie together.  I made about 30 bags and it probably took about 2 hours to complete.  I put a Dove's chocolate heart in each bag!

I haven't been able to do much crafting lately so it feels good to get something accomplished.  It's a special day here - Rachel is at the orthodontist getting her braces off after 3 1/2 years!!!  She can hardy wait!  No cutting off the corn on the cob for her this summer!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah