Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Christmas Card - Gleeful Wishes

Before I start with my project for today, I wanted to let all those who are members of Splitcoaststampers know hat I was chosen Favorite Stamper of the week.  I was so surprised!  I didn't even know about this feature.  They pick someone and then they go to your gallery and chose one of your cards to CASE.  I was so pleased and loved seeing their cards.  If interested, you can go to their website and under Featured Gallery type FS670 which will take you to their cards.  It was so much fun!

I'm back with another Christmas card.  I am loving Heartfelt Creations collections.  To make this card I used two of their collections - Candy Cane Cottage and Candlelit Christmas.  This is a 7" x 5" card made with thick Whisper White CS.  I used some of the DSP to cover the front and the Intricate Swirl Frames Die in Whisper White as well.  I adhered a pretty panel from my DSP  inside the frame.


I used the stamps and dies for my ginger bread house, candy canes and cute penguin which I popped up with dimensionals.  I used clear white glue and glitter to accent the snow, frame and card.  I made my poinsettia using Real Red and Olive Green for the leaf and added some prills for the center.  The sentiment I used was also from the DSP matted on a piece of Whisper White.


For my inside sentiment, I used SU's Still Scenes stamped on the collections DSP.  I really love making these cards. 

On a sad note, my daughter had to put their dog Willow to sleep.  When her elderly neighbor passed away she took Willow in because she didn't want them to put her in the pound.  Every since that day, she has always repaid her with her love and loyalty.  After Jennifer was born, she never left her side.  I remember when feeding her bottle, Willow was always by my side watching. She never left Jennifer out of her sight.  The night the bear appeared in their yard, she put herself between Jeannie and Jennifer and scared it off.  They did everything they could to save her but did not want to see her suffer.  There was nothing more they could do.  The Vet came to the house so she could pass at home. She was the best dog I have ever seen and will truly be missed.


I have hundreds of pictures of Jennifer and Willow, but I always liked this one.  Jennifer loves to go to the playground and no matter what she was doing Willow was always right by her side.  Rest in peace Willow!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy




Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Christmas Starry Night Poinsettia Card

I am looking outside my window watching the rain/sleet come down!  Oh, Goodie!!  We are suppose to get snow tonight into tomorrow.  Depending on who one listens to the inches vary!!  Oh, goodie!!  One positive thing is that I will have some time to spend in my craft room.  Over the weekend, I finished a Christmas card I had started using some dies from the Heartfelt Creations.  The card size is 6" x 6" which I hardly ever make.  I decorated it with a piece of DSP from their Candlelight Christmas Collection.  Then I die cut 2 pieces from  their Starry Night Decorative die and layered them over the DSP.  I then sprinkled some glitter in top of the dies.  I love how this die presents itself.


I then added my sentiment from the Blended Seasons stamp set from SU on Whisper White and layered that on  a piece of Old Olive.  I used the Heartfelt Creations Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Stamp set and dies to create several flowers which I mounted on the base of the card.


For my inside, I used another piece of DSP from the same Collection, and the Create Cut Mat 2A from Heartfelt Creations which I stamped my sentiment from SU's stamp set Snow is Glistening.  I am so enjoying making these Christmas cards with these stamps and dies.  I hope everyone that is in the eye of the storm is safe and enjoying some good leftovers from Thanksgiving day.  We were in NJ at my daughter's for the day and had a great time.  On Friday, they went to the grand opening at Seaquest Aquarium in Woodbridge Center and had a wonderful time.  We met up with them yesterday and did some shopping and had a yummy dinner.  Everyone is home now safe and sound waiting for the storm to pass.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy




Monday, November 25, 2019

Ginger Bread Gift Box

We had such a lovely day here with temps in the 50's!!  Tomorrow it is going to be the same so we have a lot of things planned.  This weekend was not so nice so I finished up the gift boxes I made for Jennifer's teachers.  I just loved how they turned out.


I made them using the Heartfelt Candy Cane Cottage Collection again.  I used Craft Paper and stamped them out using Frost White ink and embossed them with some Crystal Clear Glitter.  To accent some thicker snow, I used some dry white glue and sprinkled some glitter for more snow.  I then just die cut plain houses for the back of the Ginger Bread.  For my  gift box, I used, Heartfelt Creations Gift Box and Mini Snow Flakes collection.  I just put the box together and glued on the front and back of the Ginger Bread houses .


I then decorated them with large and small candy canes, Christmas Trees and a Merry Christmas sign.  All my daughter has to do now is put in the goodies, wrap them up in a plastic bag and tie them off with a bow.


I'm so glad they are finished, as I have to start working on the goodies for the Wellness Center.  It seems that once Thanksgiving is over the next month flies by.  Everyone here in the Pansy Patch wishes you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

I entered this post at CardzTV Anything Goes Challenge #103.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Christmas Shaker Card

I have recently purchased some Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies and I love them.  They have a lot of videos using their products which is so helpful.  One - video - that Andrea did was making this adorable shaker card.  I knew immediately that I wanted to make this card for Jennifer.


I used their Candy Cane Cottage Collection to make this card.  This was the first time I made the poinsettias and I was really pleased how they turned out.  I used their Heart of Joy die so it looks like a shaker snow globe.  The shaker part is made with layers of  the circle/scallop dies with some cute little figures inside having a good time in the snow.


For the inside, I just added a strip of DSP on the bottom and left the rest blank.  I can hardly wait to give it to her.  I'm in the process of making some cute Gingerbread house gift boxes for her to give to her teachers.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Jennifer's Thanksgiving Card

Well, I got all my Thanksgiving cards put in the mail today!  I saw this really cute card made by -Debbie Henderson. She makes so many nice things and her videos are so detailed.  I love visiting her blog.  When I saw her card with the 3-D pumpkin, I knew I wanted to make it for Jennifer.  She loves my pumpkin punch and is amazed that she can use it for an apple as well. 


I used SU's Old Olive CS for my base card with my first layer in SU's Pumpkin Pie.  My Whisper White CS was cut  3/4" x 3 1/2" and I ran it through my embossing folder and  then glued some scrap DSP on the bottom.  I used my Stitched Nested Labels Die to make the next layer in Old Olive.  The stamp set that I used is SU's Harvest Hellos.  I punched 5 pumpkins out and glued them together as the video showed using some ribbon for the pumpkin stem and twine for the bow.  My sentiment was stamped on 1/2" Pumpkin Pie CS and glued down along with some leaves I fussy cut out.


For my inside sentiment, I used an old $1 stamp from Michael's and put some Washi Tape on the bottom to dress it up.  It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy



Friday, November 15, 2019

Thanksgiving Card

Here is another bunch of Thanksgiving cards that I put together.  I love SU's Harvest Hellos stamp set and punch.  It is so perfect for making cards for this holiday.  These cards came together so quick and easy.


I used More Mustard for my base card and layered it with some DSP.  This paper matched the punch perfectly.  I used the reverse side of the DSP for the strip on the bottom of the card.


I then punched out a pumpkin and stem and popped it up with dimensionals and used some twine to make a small bow for the stem.  My sentiment was stamped on Crumb Cake CS and cut out with the Stitched Nested labels Dies.


For my inside sentiment, I used Pumpkin Pie ink on Whisper White CS with the Count My Blessing stamp set by SU.  The wheat is from SU's Gather Together stamp set in Chocolate Chip colored in Daffodil Delight.


Again, I stamped the back of the envelope.  I love doing this.  We are going to try and get outside today as the temps are in the 50"s!!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy


Monday, November 11, 2019

Christmas Advent Calendar

 I have a quick post for you today.  It is going to be almost 60 degrees here today before a nasty cold front arrives, so we are going to go out and enjoy the nice weather.  If you are a regular on my blog, you know I decorated SU's Christmas Advent Calendar for Halloween/Jennifer's birthday.  She loved it and enjoyed opening the little boxes every day to see what goodies were inside and counting down to her birthday and Halloween.  I told her I would do the same thing for Christmas.  Over the weekend, I decorated the other side of the boxes for Christmas.


SU made this project so easy with all the little stickers and decorations.   I didn't have to make the front pieces on this side - only glue them in place.  I definitely got my money's worth on this project!  Now for the hard part - finding goodies to fill the boxes up! 

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy