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Daisy Bouquet…

Can you think of anything better than taking someone a daisy bouquet that will never die?  Me either!

So today I’m posting just that…

How sweet is that?

I used this arrangement today at my New Catalog Open House and added Baby’s Breath to fill it in.  I should have taken another pic for you, but I’m so tired right now, I can’t move.

Suffice it to say as cute as it looks here the Baby’s Breath did add to the overall look.

This little pail (which I got at Ikea) is about 5″ across and it took 15 daisies to make it look this full.  I made three taller ones, five medium and seven short ones.

There are three different colored flowers:

  • White with Daffodil Delight sponging
  • Pink Powder cardstock with Fresh Fig sponging
  • Pink Powder cardstock with Berry Burst stamping and sponging.

All have Daffodil Delight cardstock 1/2″ circle punched and stamped with detailed center stamp.

I curled one petals under on one layer and left the top layer flat.  Hot glued together alternating petals.

There is a Styrofoam ball cut in half hot glued inside the pail to hold the arrangement.  The top of the ball was covered in hot glue and shredded paper added on top.

Florist wire was twisted in a circle and bent flat.  The flowers were hot glued to this flat area.

The pail was decorated with Berry Burst 3/8″ Ribbon and a half flower (all hot glued) and the label was made with the Pretty Label Punch and stamp set.

This whole thing took me about 30 minutes to put together.  I think I’m going to keep it for a while on my desk.  It just makes me happy to look at it.

Hope you are having a great day and plan to stop back by tomorrow.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

today is one.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

 

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Kelly’s Stamping Friends…

What a great day!  Friends of Kelly Kent are hopping together today to help her celebrate her fifth Stampin’ Up! anniversary…

Our “theme” is HaPpY!  Now doesn’t that just make you smile?  When Kelly invited me to hop along, I was excited to gather with her stamping friends and celebrate with her!

I have no problem coming up with a “HaPpY” card…it happens almost daily around here.  So I pulled out the Delightful Daisy Suite because who can be unhappy looking at daisies, right?

A pocket full of daisies would make anyone HaPpY!

Glamour close up…

A side view to show dimension.

And a peek inside…you might notice the daisy on the envelope too.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits in case you’d like to give this HaPpY card a try…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Old Olive and Delightful Daisy Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Delightful Daisy and Old Olive
  • Stamps:  Daisy Delight and Lovely Friends (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Lovely Laurel Thinlits (sentiment), Daisy Punch, Dauber Sponge

Digits

  • The Old Olive base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Delightful Daffodil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Delightful Daisy DSP is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Mark top center and lightly pencil in a 2″ line.  Cut along this line and fold even with sides.  Attach this layer along outside edges with SNAIL.
  • Stamp on scrap Thick Whisper White with Archival Basic Black in five daisies.  Let ink dry.  Using Dauber sponge and Daffodil Delight, sponge color in center and out part of the petals.  Stamp centers with Old Olive and detailed flower center stamp.  Punch out with Daisy Punch.  Cut one daisy in half.
  • Add three daisies to inside front “pocket” with multipurpose glue and dimensionals.  Add one outside “pocket” with dimensional.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on Thick Whisper White scrap, then cut with framelit.  Cut a second Old Olive scrap with same framelit and cut this one in half horizontally.  Add SNAIL to each piece along cut lines, then position the pieces maybe 1/4″ apart and lay the stamped Whisper White piece of top.  Add to lower right corner of card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Daffodil Delight layer if 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″ attached with SNAIL.  Add one of the daisy halves with multipurpose glue or SNAIL at the top of the Whisper White layer.
  • Add the last daisy half to the bottom left corner of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

Hope this card spreads HaPpY-ness to all and especially for Kelly as she celebrates your Fifth!

And now to continue with all thoughts HaPpY, click the “next” button to go to the next blog which is Rochelle Blok.  It would make me so “HaPpY” if you would leave a comment so I know you were here! AND…if you would like to receive an email when I post, click the “subscribe” button.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

It is Memorial Day here in the US…and while many families gather to spend the day together, we all pause and grateful say “thank you” to those who served and sacrificed for our freedoms.

Inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

  1. Kelly Kenthttp://mypapercraftjourney.com/2017…
  2. Billie Moan – http://ramblingrosestudio.com/kellys-stamping-friends-2/
  3. Rochelle Blokhttp://rochelleblok.blogspot.com/20…
  4. Kayla Renee MacAulayhttp://www.stampinwithkayla.com/201…
  5. Jacqui Crouchhttp://crouchingdoggraphics.com.au/…
  6. Tina Gillespie http://scissorspapercard.blogspot.com/…
  7. Kathryn Ruddick http://www.katlodesigns.com/stampin…
  8. Valerie Moodyhttp://www.stampingwithval.com/2017…
  9. Jo Weedonhttp://joweedon.blogspot.com.au/201…
  10. Danielle Bennenk http://wp.me/p7kGAo-Dc
  11. Nikki Spencer http://nikkispencer-mysandbox.blogspot.com/…
  12. Sylvia Verhulst-Batenburg http://mijnfreubelhoekie.nl/2017/05…
  13. Richelle Fletcherhttps://stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com.au/…
  14. Chloe Evanshttp://chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com/…
  15. Rachael Lewsleyhttp://www.mystampinhaven.com.au/ke…
  16. Lou Kitzelmanhttp://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com/…
  17. Courtenay Heustonhttp://bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au/…
  18. Denita Wright-Smeehttp://denitawright.blogspot.com.au/…
  19. Christine Blain: http://christineblain.blogspot.com/…
  20. Martha Groeger: https://www.cookiescraftco.de/2017/…
  21. Patrice Easton: http://springblossommusings.blogspot.com/…
  22. Sandra Collett: http://sanzstamps.blogspot.com/2017…
  23. Cheryl O’Breehttp://nyobre.blogspot.com.au/2017/…

 

 

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Floating Daisies…

Did you see the post from yesterday?  If not, you might want to scroll down to read it as today’s post is a continuation of that project.

You see today’s project is the one I had on the table to work on when that dang chewing gum box caught my attention.  And this whole project started with a left over piece of cardstock with flowers from the Oh So Succulent Framelits cut out of it.  This may give you some idea how my chaotic mind wanders…

Here’s the piece of cardstock that started today’s post…

Looking at it I saw a pretty daisy background.  Do you see it or am I nuts?

Now do you see it?

And this is how it all turned out…

A Glamour close up…

And a side view.

and a peek inside where I used that piece of cardstock again.

So you see we can create designer series paper too!  In any event, I’m happy with the way this card turned out and I’m happy to share the Stuff ‘N Digits with you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Daisy Delight and Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Your handmade stencil, Daisy Punch, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Succulent Framelits Dies, Daubers, Stencil Brush

Digits

  • The Night of Navy base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  I made the stencil using the two smallest flowers framelits from Succulent Framelits (you could substitute any framelit) and stenciling it with Daffodil Delight ink using a stencil brush.  You could also brayer it, sponge it or brush on the ink.  Then attached this layer to the Daffodil Delight layer with SNAIL.
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 3″.  Add to bottom of card front with SNAIL
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 4″ x 1″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • Cut one branch using Seasonal Layers Die from Early Espress and attach to card from starting at top left corner at an angle to the right with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp sentiment in upper right corner in Night of Navy.
  • Stamp two daisies on scrap Thick Whisper White in Night of Navy.  Sponge Soft Sky around center and Daffodil Delight at center.  Punch out with punch and attach together with dimensional making sure the petals are in opposite positions.
  • Stamp two leaves on scrap Whisper White and “fussy cut”.  Add to card front with SNAIL.  Add daisy with another dimensional.
  • Inside the Daffodil Delight layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stencil just the bottom of this layer with Daffodil Delight and add to card inside with SNAIL.
  • You can almost see in the photo that the envelope is also stenciled along the left side.

Waiting for my g’daughter and her new son to arrive tonight.  They will be here until Sunday morning so you can expect some “Henry” pics…

Thanks for stopping by.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Ahhhh….

Keep those fingers inky….be HaPpY!

 

 

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Daisy Gift Bag…

Today’s post is another gift idea that would work for most occasions (just in case you get caught behind the ball rather than on it).  This would be the perfect gift bag to have on hand…

How pretty is that paper?  This bag is 3-3/4″ wide, 2″ deep and 9″ tall…

Glamour close up…

Side view showing embellishments.

You could definitely make this bag 12″ tall, but I used the extra DSP to make that border which is actually the flip side of this paper in the new Incolor, Tranquil Tide.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Tranquil Tide Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Tranquil Tide and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Delightful Daisy and Label Me Pretty
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gift Bag Punch Board, Hole Punch, Delightful Daisy Punch, Pretty Label Punch, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and 5/8″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon and Linen Thread

Digits

  • Cut DSP 9″ on one side.  Follow directions on Gift Bag Punch Board for Large Bag.  Fold on all score lines and attach with Tear Tape or Fast Fuze.
  • Using Scallop Framelit from Seasonal Layers Thinlits cut one side of the 3″ piece you cut away from 12″ DSP paper.  Attach to top of gift bag with Tear Tape and score on existing score lines.
  • Punch two holes at top to thread ribbon through and tie in a knot.  Trim ends.
  • Stamp two daisies on scrap Thick Whisper White CS in Tranquil Tide and punch out with Delightful Daisy Punch.  Curl petals using bone folder.  Attach flowers with dimensional being sure to rotate the petals.  Add to bag with dimensionals.
  • Stamp border (Archival Basic Black) and sentiment (Tranquil Tide) on scrap Thick Whisper White.  Trim close to border with snips.  Punch another label from Tranquil Tide CS, punch both layers with small circle punch then layer together with dimensionals.  Thread with Linen Thread and loop around daisy.

Think I’ll go back through my DSP stash that is retiring and make up some of these bags to have on hand…

Today Sweetums and I are winging our way to New York City to meet up with our son’s family and surprise Lyla for her tenth birthday.  Our flight this morning was at 5:45 a.m.!  And I know we will be too excited to be tired.  I’ll post pics when I get home Monday.

You have a great weekend whatever your plans are!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Found this pillow while shopping last week.

Hope it brought a smile.  Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

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