Friday, November 30, 2018

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

I wanted to make Jennifer an Advent Calendar this year.  I saw this adorable one over at Brenda Quintana's website.  I love all her Hershey tutorials and fell in love with this adorable tree.  With this particular one, you can use various types of goodies.  For mine, I used chocolate nuggets.

I didn't have any small number stamps, so I ended up just using my sharpie to write my numbers.  Her tutorial also shows how you can use a small circle punch for the ornaments.  I love how it turned out and can hardly wait to give it to Jennifer this weekend.

Before I placed my ornaments on the tree, I organized them by color and then wrote the numbers on them.  The nugget fit perfectly inside the little triangle.  I also decided to add some twine around the trunk.  The really nice part is it stands up so well.  She really did a wonderful job with her tutorial.  Well, now I'm working on some teachers gifts for the kids and some goodies for the Wellness Center.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

I submitted this post to CardzTV Challenge #76 - Anything Goes.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Count My Blessing Card

I wanted to post my last Thanksgiving card that I made.  Actually, you could use this card for other occasions with a different sentiment on the inside.  I love this stamp set.  I used Very Vanilla CS for my base card and  Perfecctly Artistic DSP for my first layer.  I randomly stamped the little branches on the card and made a border on the bottom with the stamp of the loose leaves.  I then lightly colored them in to give them a depth of color with Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie SU markers.  I think they went so well with the DSP.

After stamping my sentiment on Very Vanilla CS in Early Espresso, I used my Spellbinders dies to cut it out and sponged it with Pumpkin Pie.

I tied some twine around the DSP before I adhered it to the base card.  Then I popped the sentiment up with some dimensionals and make a bow with the twine.  I was so pleased how it turned out.

I used the same DSP for the inside and stamped the sentiment using an old SU's stamp set called Thankful For.  I then stamped the leaves again and colored them in as I did for the front.  As I mentioned, you could use any sentiment on the inside.

I decided to make Jennifer an Advent Calendar, so that is the project I am working on this week.  So far so good.  Since Saturday is December 1st, I had better get going and finish it up.

I entered this post at CardzTV Anything Goes Challenge #75. Crafty Creations Challenge  #379 - Anything Goes.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving Card

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  It was so bitter cold here.  We can't remember a Thanksgiving that was so brutal.  Needless to say, no one ventured outside unless it was absolutely necessary.  Today's post is another Thanksgiving card that I made.  There is such beautiful DSP out there that I thought I would utilized some.

I used Very Vanilla for the base CS with a layer of Crushed Curry.  Then I embossed a layer of  Chocolate Chip CS with the Woodland Embossing Folder.  I adhered a piece of Painted Autumn DSP on a layer of Crushed Curry and adhered it to the embossed layer.

I made a banner from Very Vanilla CS and stamped the sentiment from the Painted Harvest stamp set in Chocolate Chip.  I love this DSP.  You really don't have to do too much stamp with paper like this!  Then I punched some leaves in Garden Green with my leaf punch and tied a bow with some twine.

For my inside sentiment, I used an old Inkadikado stamp that I had and added some more leaves that I also punched out.  FYI - the Wellness Center folks loved their little turkey's!  They were a big hit at the dinner table as well.  Now, I have to think of something for them for Xmas.  Have a great weekend ans I'll see you back here next week!

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Thankgiving Turkey Nuggets

I have been working off and on on these little gems for the Wellness Center!  I saw a lot of them on Pinterest using different methods.  Some didn't have a wattle, but I think they look better with it.  I think they turned it so cute!

The first thing I did was cut some DSP 1" x 3" and cover the chocolate nuggets.  Then I chose my colors for their feathers and punched them out with my scallop punch.

For the scallop closest to the nugget, I scored them and cut off 5 scallops.  Then I would adhere that scallop to the next scallop leaving 4 scallops showing and trim them off.  Then I would position them on the third scallop and trim off any excess showing.

  I made these in steps as I made 50 of them.

After all the scallops were made, I used my 1" circle punch to make the head.  The last time I went to Michael's to get some glue dots, I purchased some micro min glue dots by accident.  These came in handy as I put the tiny googly eyes on them which made it a lot easier to place them on the faces.

The next step was to make their tiny beaks.  I cute out 1/2" squares and scored them from end to end and then folded them in half.

I used the same method of adhering them by using the glue dots.

For the wattle, I used my punch putting one of the top showing three petals and one on the bottom showing only 2 petals.

I then adhered the scallops to one end of the nuggets with a larger glue dot and the same for the face.

Aren't they cute - I love them!!  Here is one of the trays I used for the Wellness Center.

I saved some for my Thanksgiving table as well,  I'm sure the kids will love them!  Well, everyone here at the Pansy Patch hopes everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I entered these little gems at the Love To Craft Challenge - Anything Goes Challenge #28.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving Card

I took a break making my goodies for the Wellness Center to start making some Thanksgiving cards.  If I don't hurry, it will be too late to mail them!  For this card, I used some Calypso Coral CS for my base card and used Basic Black for my first layer.  I have been trying to use up some of my DSP so my next two layers were from the Painted Autumn pack.

I used some shiny brown ribbon I had in my stash to wrap around the layers before I adhered them to the base card.  I then touched up a foil snowflake with some Early Espresso ink and adhered it over the ribbon.  I used my Stitched Shapes Thinlets Dies for my circles and the Thoughtful Banners Stamp set for the sentiment.

I really liked how this card came together with all the fall colors and pumpkins.  I used SU's Thanksgiving stamp set for the inside and fussy cut a pumpkin as well.

Well, it started snowing around noon and is project to keep going until we have 5-8" - Oh Goodie!!  Hopefully, it will warm up tomorrow and it will all melt away.  At least I can get in some craft time!

I entered this post at CardzTV Anything Goes Challenge #74.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Magical Day Birthday Card

Jennifer has a birthday party to go to and asked me if I would make a card for her friend.  I let her pick the stamp set and of course she chose the adorable Magical Day set.  I made two - one to take and one to keep on hand as it seems like everyone in her class is celebrating their birthdays!

I have to admit this stamp set is so cute!!  I used Pool Party CS for my base card and layered it with some of the matching DSP.  I also added some of the matching glimmer paper to add some shine!  I used Lemon Lime Twist ink for my sentiment on the front and embossed it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

I stamped and colored in my little mermaid and used my Spellbinders circle dies to cut it out and mounted it on some more glimmer paper.  I added some gem stones that I had in my stash as well.

For my inside sentiment, I used SU's Perfect Pairings Stamp set and also embossed it with the Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and added some twinkles!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  It got really chilly here with frost on the ground everyday.  I guess I know what is coming next!

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Birthday Card

Here is another birthday card that I needed for this month.  I finally got around to using this Happy Birthday die from Poppy Stamps that I had purchased awhile ago.  It cut like butter.  So easy!

It was really quick and easy to make, and I liked how it turned out.  For my base card, I used Crumb Cake and my first layer was Garden Green.  Then my next layer was DSP from It's My Party.  For my die cut, I used Melon Mambo CS.

To dress it up a bit, I used Melon Mambo Stitched ribbon and some sequins.  I made a knot on one card and then tied a bow on the other to see which I liked the best.  What did you think?  I like the bow better.

For the inside sentiment, I used one from Gina K's Wreath Builder Set and punched out a few stars from the same DSP paper.

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