Monday, July 16, 2018

One Wild Ride Birthday Card

Well, I'm still making birthday cards to have in my stash.  Today's card is made with SU's One Wild Ride.  I couldn't believe how quick this card came together.  For my base card, I used Basic Black CS and for my first layer More Mustard.  My second layer was made with some DSP in my stash that I cut vertically so the first layer could show through.


I used my stitched circle die to cut Whisper White which I stamped the motorcycle on.  I offset it and trimmed it down.  I ended up fussy cutting the other sentiments for the front of the card and then popped them up with some dimensionals.  For some one that doesn't like to fussy cut I have been doing it a lot lately!! 


I used the sentiment in this stamp set for the inside and adhered some extra DSP paper on the bottom of the card.  Well, I have quite a few birthday cards in my stash now, but one can never have enough I have found.  It is almost 100 degrees here today!!  Needless to say, we are not going far!!  Have a good week!.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Perennial Birthday Card

I have used the sentiments in this stamp set a lot lately, but I realized that I never used the stamps!  I am working on making birthday cards, so I decided to get some ink on the stamps.  I was really happy how these cards turned out.


I saw this card on Pinterest.  What I like about it is that you can make this card in so many different colors.  I used Melon Mambo CS for my base, Powder ink for my first layer and Whisper White for my next layer.


I colored my flowers in with Melon Mambo, Powder Pink and Pear Pizzazz with my Aqua pen.  Then I layered my sentiment with the same colors.


I decorated my inside with another cute flower and used my favorite sentiment again in this stamp set.  I am definitely going to make some more in different color combinations.  Hope everyone is having a good week!

I entered this card at the following challenges:

Always Fun Challenge #66
CardzTv Anything Goes Challenge #56
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #300 - Happy Birthday


Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Friday, July 6, 2018

Butterfly Basics Birthday Card

I have been working on some birthday cards and I knew when I saw this card on Pinterest that I wanted to make it for my daughter's birthday which is coming up.  What I didn't realize is all the fussy cutting I would have to do!! LOL!  I used Whisper White for my base card and on the left side I stamped the diagonal background image in basic black.  On the left side I stamped the honeycomb background image in Pool Party.


For my layer, I used Shimmery White CS and sponged it with Pool Party and adhered it to the base card with some dimensionals.  I stamped the honeycomb image again in Pool Party on Whisper White and then stamped the butterfly image in Melon Mambo over the top and then again on its own.  I then cut them out with the dies.  The fern image was stamped in Lemon Lime Twist on Shimmery White CS and I cut it out - that was fun!!  I then stamped the floral image in Basic Black on Shimmery White CS and used my aqua painter to color it with Lemon Lime Twist and Melon Mambo and then fussy cut that out as well.  Then I just adhered my images down with some dimensionals adding some gold thread behind them.  I placed my butterflies on the page making sure I left room for the sentiment, which I stamped in Basic Black as well on Shimmery White CS, cut it out and adhered it with tiny dimensionals.  I actually had some matching Melon Mambo sequins which I scattered around.


For my inside sentiment, I used SU's Whimsical Words and stamped some tiny butterflies with Melon Mambo.  Yes, it was a lot of cutting, but I was really pleased how it turned out.  The fern was the worst but the rest wasn't too bad!  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

I entered this post in the following challenges:

CardzTV - Anthing Goes Challenge #55
Paper Players - PP400
Love To Scrap #111 - Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July!!!

We hope everyone is enjoying this week of celebration.  It has been so hot here in the North East, but we are still planning on celebrating today with family but mostly inside.  I came across a post I had made many years ago.  A 4th of July card that I was really proud of and thought I would post it again for those of you who may have not seen it!  It definitely tested me, but I was so happy with the results.



I always make these 4th of July goodies as well.  The people in the Wellness Center always look out for them.




Have a wonderful, joyful day with your family and friends!

I entered this post at Alway's Fun Challenges #65


Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy











Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Birthday Delivery Card

I have a lot of birthdays in the month of July, so I thought I had better get started making some cards.  I decided to make this card for Joe's sister.  Their Dad was a baker and they worked in the family's Bakery most of their lives, so I thought she would appreciate this card.



I decided to use the thick Whisper White CS for the base of my card, as I knew I was going to be loading up the front of the card with some goodies!  I used SU's Birthday Delivery stamp set with Pacific Point CS and ink.


I used my circle Spellbinders dies for the circle and some enamel dots I had on hand that actually matched my colors - Yay!!  For my inside sentiment I used SU's stamp set Party with Cake.


As my husband says - one can never go wrong with cake!!  While his Dad was alive we were really spoiled with goodies from the Bakery!  Definitely not like the bakery stuff they sell today!  Everyone is looking forward to the holiday soon.  Have a good week!

Thanks for stopping by,

I submitted this card to the following challenges:

Seize the Birthday - Anthing Goes

Cute N Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #3 - Birthday Theme

Always Happy Birthday Challenge

CardzTV Anthing Goes Challenge #54



Nancy

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Money Envelope for Graduation

We have a graduation to go to, and I was looking for a card and found this adorable money envelope over at - Rejoice and Create website.  She always makes such unique items.  As she mentions in her video, this envelope can be decorated for so many occasions.  I especially liked how she make the graduation cap.  For my sentiment I combined two stamps that I had and stamped them on my 2 1/2" punch.  I also decided to poke some holes in it, as I don't have the stitched circle dies.  I also used some enamel stars that I had on hand.



Here is a picture of what it looks like with the flap open.  Such a neat way to close the envelope.


I decided to make a little note for the inside as well.


I really like how it turned out.  These would be great to have on hand for a quick birthday gift.  You can make some in advance as they lie flat.  Here is another mug that I made to go along with the money envelope.


These are so quick to make and you can personalize them as much as you want!  Of course, my little friend - Jennifer - wanted one as well.  I found some extra paper that I had used for her baby shower and I had just enough for her mug!


I hope everyone had an enjoyable Father's Day.  It was really hot here, so we spent most of the day celebrating indoors.  Have a great weekend.

I entered this card at CardzTV Anything Goes Challenge #53.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Decorative Mugs for Father's Day

I was trying to decide what treats to make for Father's Day.  I was cleaning out some of my kitchen cabinets and decided to throw out a bunch of old coffee mugs that have been around forever.  I went on Amazon and brought some mugs that I could personalize.  They had a whole bunch that you could choose from.  This was so easy to do, I can't believe I didn't think of this sooner.  They are going to look so much nicer than the ones I threw out!

All you have to do is unscrew the bottom of the mug and take out the paper insert and use that as a pattern for whatever paper you decide you want to use. Cut it out and just pop it in and screw the bottom back on.  The first one I used the back of a sheet of scrapbooking paper and decorated it with the stamps from the set One Wild Ride.  I thought it turned out great!


The next one did not take a very good picture, but I made it for Joe using snowmobiling paper and stickers.  The paper is blue and dark which made it hard to photo.  I love it!  I think I'm going to make one for myself.


The next mug is for the camper in the group.


I hope the guys will like them, I know I do!!  What's nice is that you can always change them up if you want.  I kept one of the inserts for a template in my stash. 

Yesterday we had so much fun.  Jennifer had her Pre-Kindergarten graduation.  It was so cute.  They sang some songs and even wore cute hats and received a diploma.  We then went out to dinner and of course stopped for ice cream for dessert.  We hope everyone has a wonderful Father's Day weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Monday, June 11, 2018

One Wild Ride Father's Day Card

I had one more Father's Day card to finish up which I did this weekend!  Yay!!  My other projects for the men in the family are almost finished as well, and I have a few days to spare!  This must be a record for me.  This was the first time I used SU's stamp set One Wild Ride and I really liked how it turned out.  This is not my typical card, but he loves to ride his motorcycle so I thought I would try out something different  The picture is hard to see as the base is black CS.  For my layer I used a piece of back and white polka dot DSP paper.


I used Real Red CS for my panel and stamped on Whisper White.  I decided to use the eclipse method to make the letters pop a bit.  I love using the Large Letter Dies and hope to start doing some scrapbooking again with these dies.  I felt like the panel needed something else and decided on these little gems I had in my stash.


For my inside sentiment, I used my $1 stamp again that I got at Michael's.  I have had a lot of use out of this stamp over the years.  Well, it is too nice to sit inside anymore.  I'm going to take advantage of the breezes and sit on the porch.  See you again at the end of the week!

I entered this post at CardzTV Anthing Goes Challenge #52, Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #196.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Father's Day Card

Well, I finally got back to the craft room to finish Joe's Father's Day card.  First I had to remember where I hid it!  LOL!!  It was a pretty simple card to make, but I liked it and I think he will too!


I used Crumb Cake CS for my base and then my first layer was a scrap of DSP.  I made some banners of different colors also with some scrap paper.  I have definitely made a dent in my scrap pile!  My sentiment is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set.  I have been using this a lot lately.  I colored some dots around my oval that I cut out with my die and then used my large and small star punches and put a small brad in the middle.


For the inside sentiment, I used the same $1 stamp from Michael's and added some stars on the bottom.  As I said, it was pretty simple but I liked it.  I have one more card to make plus I am working on a project for the men in the family.  All the schools are closing so summer begins!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

I have submitted this card to CardzTV Anthing Goes Challenge #51.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Father's Day Card

I have been trying to do some challenges lately, so I made this card for one that required that you use 3 different washi tapes.  The only problem is that I missed the deadline!!  Oh well, at least I have started on making some Father's Day cards.  These cards were so easy to make.  I used SU's Crumb Cake for my base card and Calypso Coral for my next layer.  For my 3rd layer, I used Whisper White and just angled the different color washi tapes on the bottom.


I used my large letter dies to cut the letters DAD and adhered on some flowers I had with a little heart for the center.


For my sentiment, I used an old $1 Michael's stamp and added some washi tape on the bottom.


The hardest thing about these cards were picking out the colors to use!!  I guess the weather can't make up it mind.  One day I have the air on and then the next the heat!!  But at least our vegetable garden is going along!    I'll be back later in the week with some more cards.  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Friday, June 1, 2018

Hershey's Bow Ties

Well, that week went by quick!  I know it was a short one with the holiday but here it is Friday already!  I didn't get a lot of time to craft, but I managed to finish up these cute bow ties that I started making for Father's Day.  I always like to make a little goodie for the men in the family and when I saw this tutorial over at - Brenda Quintana's - blog I knew this was the one for this year.  I love all her tutorials but especially the ones with the hershey kisses.


Here is another project that you can use up some of that scrap paper you have laying around.  I really liked how they turned out.


Here is a picture of all the kisses inside.


At first I made the tie a little wider, but then decided to go back to the original size.  I think they both look good.  I'm sure you can use these for other occasions as well.  We are suppose to get some rain this weekend, so I'm hoping to get some more time in the craft room and make some cards for Father's Day.  It will be here before you know it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

I entered this post at CardzTV Challenge - Anything Goes #50

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Magical Day Birthay Card

I am definitely in love with this stamp set.  Jennifer is going to a birthday party this weekend and asked me to make a card for her to take.  Right away I thought of this stamp set.  I think they turned so cute.


The CS colors I used were Wisteria Wonder, Mint Macaron, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White and Blackberry Bliss for my ink.  I embossed my layer and used my Everyday Label Punch for my sentiment of my layer - 2 1/8 x 4 1/4.  I stamped and colored my cute little mermaids and then used the dies to cut them out.


I used my daubers to color my white satin ribbon Lemon Lime Twist and stamped some little bubbles on the layer - they look so cute!!  For the inside sentiment, I used the Perennial Birthday stamp set and stamped some cute little sea horses!


Since this card is not going through the mail, I stamped the little mermaid on the envelope with some more bubbles.  For some reason, my picture didn't turn out clear no matter how many times I took it.  LOL!!


I can see many more cards using this set in my future!  Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend,  It looks like we have rain coming in for our area - what else is new!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

I entered this card at CardzTV Challenge - Anthing Goes #49.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Kids Coloring Cards

Wait until you see the cute project I have today.  My friend - Denise - brought this to my attention.  She originally saw it on Pinterest.  I thought it would be so cute for Jennifer and her friends.  I fell in love with the Magical Day stamp set and paper and thought this project was perfect. This card could be used for so many different occasions.  To color in the car on a long trip, on vacation, birthday wishes, to send to a little one who is sick, etc.  Here is a picture of two I had left. 


Check out the video from - Tammy Beard.  I really loved how these turned out.  On this one I used some narrow washi tape.  I wouldn't use this size again as it was too thin.  I ended up having to glue it in place.


I also felt that tying it together with twine would not hold up well, especially with little fingers.  So I used some colored hair ties that I had on hand and they worked great.  On this one, I used some wider washi tape and it worked fine.


I also changed up the inside of my card.  I decided to fussy cut some of the mermaids and add them to the sentiment.



The other thing that I did was add some extra coloring sheets in back of the crayons.  Thanks Denise for stamping them for me.


What is nice is that you can always stamp some more pictures and replace them in the card.  Jennifer's came in handy when we were in Lancaster the other weekend.  Big day here tomorrow as Rachel is going to her boyfriend's prom.  Hopefully, the rain won't be too bad.  Have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Friday, May 11, 2018

Coaster Mini Album

Well, it looks like we had better enjoy the nice weather today as rain is coming in for Mother's Day weekend.  We are all gathering at my daughter's this year, so I guess we better plan on moving things inside.  I was looking around for something to make for my daughters and came across this cute -Coaster Mini Album made by Chic N Scratch.  She makes so many nice things.  They came together really quick.  I had the coasters, but heavy cardboard would work just as well.  These are the front covers.  I used my spellbinders dies and made a banner for the sentiment.  Again I was able to use up some scraps - I am definitely on a roll!


Here is a closer look at the covers.




Here is what the inside looks like when it is opened.




I decided to mark the year on the back cover as well.


I really liked how they turned out.  I used some dies to cut out the pictures and write in the date the picture was taken using my word window punch.  I didn't add a lot of embellishments to the inside as I wanted it to be able to close without using a belly band.


I was just going to put them in a nice bag when I came across this cute purse made with a 12 x 12 piece of DSP.  Check out her VIDEO - it is so easy to make.


I decided not to make the closure as my album was a bit too large.  So much for my measuring abilities!!  I just added some paper flowers that I had in my stash.  I really liked how they turned out.  I hope my daughters will too!


Well, I have to start cooking for the weekend.  Everyone in the Pansy Patch wishes all the Moms out there a wonderful "Happy Mother's Day".

I entered this post at CardzTV Anything Goes Challenge #47.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy



Monday, May 7, 2018

Curtain Fold Mother's Day Card

I thought I had 2 more weeks until Mother's Day - I guess I was wrong!  We all went away this weekend to the Amish Country to celebrate my daughters 50th birthday, and we had a great time!  The kids had a ball in the pool!  We had great weather.  It was so nice to be outside without a coat!  When I was asked what I wanted to do for Mother's Day, I said Oh, we have time and everyone laughed!  After catching up with the laundry today, I decided I had better make some more cards.  I had seen this video on - Barbstamps.com - and decided to make some for Mother's Day.  I had made this type awhile ago, but I really liked how she made hers.  Here is my take on the card.


She used the upcoming Share What you Love Bundle, but I actually continued my hunt for scraps to use and succeeded in getting some the right size.  I used Old Olive for my base CS and found a perfect match for my ribbon.


That's what I love when you CASE something, you can make it your own with the stash you have on hand.  Instead of white, I used some of my small metallic foil doilies.  I didn't have the tri punch she used, so I substituted some little hearts that have been hanging around for awhile.  Here is the inside of my cards.


I used the Perennial Birthday stamp again for the sentiment.  These came together really quick which is what I needed.  I'm so use to making a portrait size card, I stamped the sentiment the wrong way.  I had cleaned and put everything away when I realized what I did, so everything was dragged out again to stamp it in landscape.  Here is another great card to make with scraps.  Well, I have to go out these in the mail.  Have a great week!

I entered this post at CardzTV Challenge - Anthing Goes #46. and Addicted to Stamps & More - Anything Goes Challenge #291.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy