Story of Elegance
Hello and welcome!
Today I’m featuring the beautiful Celebrate Daisies Bundle, a product in our new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.
When it comes to sending heartfelt greetings, nothing captures the essence of pure joy and innocence quite like a daisy. Delicate, vibrant, and exuding an undeniable charm, daisies have captured the hearts of millions throughout history. It’s true. Daisies were first found in Ancient Egypt, where they were often depicted in artwork and used in medicinal remedies. These lovely flowers have been enjoyed by people for centuries, and it’s easy to see why.
Daisies are known for their bright white petals and sunny yellow centers, which make them a popular choice for fresh cut flower arrangements and planting in gardens. But did you know that daisies have other uses as well? For example, daisy extract can be used in skincare products to help soothe and hydrate the skin. Some people also use daisy tea to help with digestion and alleviate anxiety. I haven’t been courageous enough to try that, but I use lots of other natural rememdies, so I think it’s likely that this would work.
I really like daisies and here is a sweet and simple card I made with today’s featured product.
I wanted some dimension for this card to add a little visual interest, so I popped up the flower on dimensionals.
A Closer Look
Elegance Made Easy
Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.
First, make your cuts:
- Basic Black card stock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
- Lemon Lolly card stock – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
- Basic White card stock – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (front) and 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside)
- Die cuts:
- Use the large die from the Celebrate Daisies die set to cut the flowers and leaves in Basic White card stock
Layer the Lemon Lolly panel onto the Basic Black panel and adhere to an A2 card base made with Thick Basic White card stock. (Note: An A2 card base is made by cutting an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Thick Basic White card stock in half. Score and the 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ (half sheet) of card stock at 4 1/4 “.)
Stamp the flower stem and leaves onto the Basic White panel using Old Olive ink, then add to the card front.
Snip the die cut piece into separate pieces. Use the large daisy and the leaves for the project. Color the center of the daisy with a Light Lemon Lolly Stampin’ Blend. Color the leaves using Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend. Save the other flowers for another project.
Add Dimensionals to the back of the flower and adhere to the card front, then add the die cut leaves.
Stamp the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used a sentiment from the fabulous Go To Greetings stamp set.
For the inside, I stamped three flowers onto the Basic White panel and colored the centers with Lemon Lolly Stampin’ Blends.
To complete the project, stamp and color flowers on the envelope flap and panel to coordinate.
Finding Your Creative Elegance
In the end, the beauty of paper crafting lies in its ability to connect us with our own creativity and with others. It’s a chance to slow down, unplug, and create something beautiful and meaningful with our own two hands. So why not give it a try today? You never know where your creativity might take you.
If you would like to try your creativity with the products I used, you can shop with me anytime!
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Show hospitality to all your guests with the Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine elegant and detailed cards—three each of three designs. Whether you’re hosting friends and family, or want to invite someone over, this kit has what you need to create sophisticated and elevated cards!
You can also pair this kit with a coordinating die add-on! (Available while supplies last. Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately).
ABOUT THE KIT
Name: Welcome Inn
This kit includes:
- All the supplies you’ll need to create 9 elegant and sophisticated cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
- A coordinating photopolymer stamp set with floral designs and friendly, hospitality-themed sentiments.
- A Night of Navy Stampin’ Spot and beautiful embellishments
- Lovely floral details and precut vases
Finished card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Boho Blue, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive
This kit perfectly coordinates with the Countryside Inn Suite Collection (Item number: 161474).
Introducing the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up!
Shake up someone’s special day with a happy, handcrafted shaker card! The Confetti Birthday Kit, the newest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up!, comes with everything you need to quickly create confetti shaker cards—a total of 9 cards in 3 lively designs. Celebrate in style with bright, bold colors, confetti, and birthday greetings full of joy!