Friday, May 31, 2013

Teachers Treat Bags

We decided to put all our little goodies into paper sacks to give to the teachers, bus drivers, etc. We stamped on the front of the bag and then using my double hole punch put a ribbon through to hold it closed.  I used my Doodlecharms Cricut Cart to make a bunch of apples for the girls to write on.

I love this stamp set!  It is from Our Craft Lounge.  It is CCMO34 - Bookworm in clear stamps.  The girls and I have used it many times during the past few years.

We had a wonderful time at the wedding.  It was a little cold but they held the ceremony outside anyway.  We went from really cold temps. to really hot today!  Hard to believe that school is out next week!  We hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!!!!


Everyone here at the Pansy Patch would like to wish you a Happy Memorial Day!

Nancy          Rachel         Sarah

Friday, May 24, 2013

Butterfly Post It Notes

I have made these adorable Post It Notes many times, so we decided to make some more to give to the teacher's, bus drivers, etc. 

I have seen many instructions on the web on how to make these.  Separate a 3x3 Post It Note Pad into 4 sections using the same CS color if possible.  Cut them out one section at a time using the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die.  I put the sticky side of the Note Pad face down on the top so the papers tend to stick together.  Next cut out the CS and any vellum you want with the die. You need a front and back cover for each section.  Then put these through your favorite embossing folder.  Using my Crop-A-Dile, I punched a hole through the layers and secured them with a small binder ring.  Using glue dots, I secured a small butterfly - which I also ran through my embossing folder - onto the vellum I had cut out.  Secure this on top of the pad with glue dots and decorate with your favorite rhinestones.  If you don't want to use Post It Pads you can cut out printer paper.  You have to work a bit when placing the paper and Post It Notes on the die.  Sometimes you might cut a wing short but it won't be noticed.

My daughter is the Matron of Honor at her best friend's wedding tomorrow. Rachel and Sarah are involved with the festivities as well, so we are all looking forward to having a wonderful time - hopefully, the weather will cooperate.  It is suppose to be an outdoor wedding, but I have a feeling it will be moved inside.  Have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping bye
Nanny, Rachel & Sarah

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bottle Cap Key Rings

Here's another gift for the teachers.  Everyone is doing bottle caps - all sizes and colors!  So, we decided to make some bottle cap key rings to put in the teachers goodie bags for the end of school.

You can make these several ways.  Sarah wanted to make some with the teachers initials.  Some of the bottle caps were already set with a bail wire.  We found a Sticker Pad from Spare Parts with a bunch of stickers in designs and initials.  We just put them in the bottle cap and used an epoxy sticker from Spare Parts to put on top of it.  We used some charms that Rachel had left over from her jewelry designs and secured them onto the ring and then hung them from a 4" ball chain.  We wanted to display them, so I used the smaller tag from my Two Tags die which worked out perfectly!  I punched holes on both sides, put the key chain through the holes and then secured the flap with a dimensional.

The heart key ring was made by flattening the bottle cap in my Big Shot machine - there are a lot of videos out there showing this method.  I used a sticker on the key ring and then flooded the bottle cap with glossy accents and let it dry.  Make sure there are no bubbles in it.  After it dried, I used my E6000 glue to adhere a bail plate on the back of the bottle cap to hang my 4" ball chain.  You can also punch the bottle cap with your hole punch and put your own bail through the hole.  Most of our supplies we purchased at Hobby Lobby.  We could spend hours in that store.   We got some colored ball chains and bottle caps at the Scrapbook Show and plan to make some necklaces.  We really like how they turned out!

Finals start this week so everyone is busy! Alot of year end activities coming up! Hope you have a great week!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Friday, May 17, 2013

Mini Note Pads

One of the stamps that I recently purchased at the Scrapbooking Fair was a Mini Note Pad made by Toomuchfun Rubber Stamps.  I really like their stamps.  I have quite a few of them and love how clean and crisp they stamp.  We started making some goodies for the teachers, and we thought they might like this little note pad for their bags.

These little mini note pads are so much fun to make.  We stamped them on some CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then cut them out.  Much to my surprise they were pretty easy to cut out!  I always cut about 1/16" around the black lines, which I think makes it easier and looks neater.  I always cut them out first in case I do make a mistake so all my coloring doesn't go into the garbage pile!  Then we choose the different colors, which is always the hard part for me.  These mini note pads have 2 score lines and a slit to open where the little flap is inserted to close the pad.  I used the smallest size 3M notepad that I purchased in Staples. We think they turned out pretty cute and hope the teachers will like them.

We're working on some more teacher's gifts.  It's hard to believe that school is almost over and summer vacation will be here - YEAH!!  Have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Monday, May 13, 2013

Birthday Card

I wanted to make a special birthday card for my youngest daughter.  I saw this card by Cindy Hall and fell in love with it.

I was really happy how it turned out.  I never have exactly everything someone uses on a card, but enjoy adding my own touches.


Stamps - Perfect Punches - SU
Paper - Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla, DSP - SU
Accessories - Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Petite Oval Dies, and flowers from Michael's Recollections Collections of Mulberry Paper Roses.
Punch - Large Oval - SU

This is an A2 size card turned on its side.  The layer is 5 1/4" x 4".  I adhered the DSP on the card and then used my Spellbinder Dies on my layer to cut the oval after I embossed it with my folder.  After I put together my sentiment, I used these cute mini flower brads I found in my box of Making Memories that I have had for years.   I then adhered my layer to the card with dimensionals and also popped up my sentiment.  After placing my leaves, I used glue dots to adhere my flowers.  I really liked how it turned out.  I love these two colors together.

Cold weather came back in so we had to cover the veggies at night!  I hope warmer weather is on the way!  Hope you have a great week!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Mother's Day Card

This is one of the cards I made for Mother's Day!  I saw this design on several blogs with different sentiments, so I decided to make it for the holiday.  I love the look!


Paper - Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Melon Mambo - SU
Ink - Melon Mambo, Black Stazon - SU
Stamps - Just for you & Happy Mother's Day - Michael's
Accessories - Top Note Die, Blossom Stamp & Punch
Embellishments - Ribbon, button, flower center and leaves from Michael's

This is an A2 size card with the layer 5 1/4" x 4".  I adhered the layer onto the base card and then die cut my top note.  I love this die!  Next, I tied my ribbon and then put together my flower.  I punched out a solid flower in melon mambo for the base of my flower and then adhered the stamp version.  Using glue dots, I adhered my white button, pink flower center and leaves.  I popped the flower up with dimensionals and then popped up the top note to my layer.  I added my sentiments in and out and the card was complete.

Everyone in the Pansy Patch hopes you all have a wonderful Mother's Day and a great weekend! 

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Nurses Day!!

Today - May 6th - is Nurses Day!  My daughter will celebrate 25 years with her hospital this year and we are so very proud of her!  I think one has to be a special person to go into this field.  It takes alot of work, dedication, and love for others, but the rewards and self-satisfaction are great!  Here is the card I made for her.  I loved how it turned out!


Paper - Whisper White, Real Red - SU
Cricut Cartridge - Everything Paper Dolls - Headwear, Doodletype
Embellishments - Brads - Making Memories & Eyelet Outlet, Red/White Twine

The card is an A2 size with the layer sized at 5 1/4" x 4".  I cut out my nurses hat and adhered it in the center of the layer and wrapped some twine around the bottom of the card and attached my nurses hat brad on the bow.  I decided to put a stethoscope brad on the top and finished it off with some faux stitching with my gel pens.  My sentiment inside the card was "Happy Nurses Day" cut out with the Cricut Cart Doodletype.

It was a busy weekend!  Sarah and her 5th Grade Running Club ran their first 5K Race on Saturday and she finished in 36 minutes!  She was so excited!  Rachel and Mom documented the event, so I will have to get some pictures to post.  It was my youngest daughter's birthday as well - so lots going on!  I can't believe that it is Mother's Day next Sunday.  These holidays really sneak up on us!  We hope you have a great week and are enjoying some sunshine!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah