Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Another Sneak Peek of Fresh As A Daisy using Cheerful Daisies Bundle


  • Stampin' Up! Cheerful Daisies Bundle
  • Final hours to sign up for two different card classes April 27 & April 28
  • Exploring New In Colors with May 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Earlier this week I highlighted the new Fresh As A Daisy Design Series Paper from the Fresh As A Daisy Suite that becomes available next week--2 May 2023, when the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog launches.  Today, I'm using the Cheerful Daisies Bundle from this suite, and you'll see what the fun Dies and Stamp Set look like.  I decided to create White Daisies and I used a color palette of Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzaz, and Old Olive--one of my favorite color combination.  I used one of the Embossing Folders from the Basics 3D Embossing Folders to add a subtle design to the Soft Sea Foam basecard.  I used one of the pints from the Subtles 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper Assortments as the image area layer.  The Cheerful Daisies Dies includes dies that create dimension to the daises petals.  Although there is also a leaf stamp, I decided to use the leaf attached to the daisies dies and die cut just that section of the die to add leaves to the daisies.  Then, I glanced up at my ribbon rack an discovered three rolls of this lovely Soft Sea Foam seam binding.  I usually don't like to use retired products on my cards, but the addition of a Soft Seafoam bow added so much to this card that I couldn't resist.  I used another die from the Cheerful Daisies dies to create the sentiment label, and I stamped one of the sentiments from the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set in Old Olive ink onto the Basic White sentiment label.  To finish, I added a few Adhesive-Backed Milky Dots.
Daisy-themed greeting card using Stampin' 'Up! Cheerful daisies bundle

The basecard for today's card is Soft Sea Foam Cardstock.  I dry embossed the Soft Sea Foam basecard using one of the embossing folders from the Basic 3D Embossing Folders Set.  Then a matte layer of Basic white, and an image layer of a print from the Subtles 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper.       

Floral birthday card using Stampin' Up! Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set and Dies

Then I used the Cheerful Daisies Dies to die cut Basic White daisy petals.  I used additional dies from the set to die cut Daffodil Delight centers for the daisies.  The base of the daisy has a leaf that I used to die cut several Pear Pizzaz leaves, however, there is a separate leaf stamp and die that can be used as well.  I popped the daisies up on Dimensionals and tucked the leaves behind the petals.  .  

Birthday cards using daisies from the Stampin' Up1 Fresh As A Daisy Suite

To finish my card, I used I used one of the dies in the Cheerful Daisies Dies to die cut a Basic White Sentiment label.  I used one of the sentiments from the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set stamped n Old Olive ink for my sentiment.  I also added a few Adhesive Backed Milky Dots to my card front along with a bow using Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding Ribbon, a retired ribbon I found on my ribbon shelf that matched perfectly. 

Reminder:  The final date to order from the existing Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is Monday, 1 May 2023, but I wouldn't wait.  Several items on the Last chance Lists have already sold out.  This is a great time to pick up your favorite gems, ribbons and other accessories that will work with your new Annual Catalog order.  Check out both the Clearance Rack and the Last Chance Sale going on until 1 May 2023. 

Stampin' Up! Stamps and Dies used to create  Cheerful Daisies Card

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  • Stamps: Cheerful Daises (Sentiment, Available 2 May 2023), 
  • Ink:  Old Olive 
  • Paper: Basic White, Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz (Retiring Soon), Subtles 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper (Retiring Soon)
  • Accessories:  Cheerful Daisies Dies (Available 2 May 2023), one of the Basic 3D Embossing Folders, an Online Exclusive product, Adhesive-Backed Milky Dots (Retiring Soon), Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss Machine,  Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals

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Two Different Card Classes to Pick From this Week  

Join us for one of our card classes this week Thursday 9:30 am or Friday at 9:30 am at our local coffee shop.  Different cards in each class.

Thursday, 27 April 2023 - 9:30 am
We'll make these 4 cards, below.  Cost $20.00 USD
Register for this class on my Meetup site, which includes directions and a map to class location.
See "Things To Bring" below.

Greeting cards we're making in Card class in Houston TX 27 April 2023


Friday, 28 April 2023 - 9:30 am
We'll make these 4 cards, below.  Cost $20.00 USD
Register for this class on my Meetup site, which includes directions and a map to class location.
See "Things to Bring", below.

Greeting cards we're making in Card class in Houston TX 28 April 2023

Things to Bring:  Bring a bone folder, your favorite scissors, your preferred adhesive, such as snail adhesive, Fine Tip Glue Pen, or Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive, and Dimensionals.  Inks, stamps, die cuts, papers, envelopes and embellishments are provided with your class fee.  New stampers can use my tools and glue their first time attending. 

Exploring In Color May 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Explore new 2023-2025 In Colors with this month's Kit. Say hello to mountain landscapes and new In Colors.  This month's kit features nine outdoors-themed cards in our new 2023-2025 In Colors plus exclusive FREE stickers.  

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What's Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy.  These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin' Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.  Paper Pumpkin is a great introduction to an impressive collection of Stampin' Up! products, from one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments.  It's an easy way to stock up on supplies and create small-batch projects you'll find joy in creating and giving. 

Order the Exploring In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit by May 10 to ensure you don't miss it!!

This kit includes:  

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards--3 each of 3 designs-- and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • A 7-piece all-occasions stamp set that celebrates good friends and great adventures!
  • 1 Copper Clay (new In color) classic Stampin' Spot
  • Twine and die-cut accents
  • FREE stickers to put on your projects or anything you want--put them on water bottles, laptops, coolers, and more!
  • Final Card Size:  5-1/2 X 4-1/4"
  • Coordinating Stampin' Up! colors: Boho Blue, Copper clay, Daffodil Delight, Moody Mauve, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path, wild Wheat
  • Exploring In Color Cards & Envelopes
  • Available starting 2 May, while supplies last
  • Item number:  163113
  • Price:  $10.00 US
  • This add-on includes
    • 18 cards, 6 each of 3 designs
    • 18 coordinating envelopes
    • Finished card size:  4-1/4" X 5-1/2"

More ideas:  Looking for more ways to use Paper Pumpkin  kits?  Check out the Paper Pumpkin Blog, where talented concept artists come up with a few fun takes on the pieces included in kits and create new masterpieces. Browse the blog

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