FMS327-For you, one more Daisy

Yes, another Daisy card. Now that I’ve finally gotten around to using this Daisy punch, I’ve made a lot, yes a lot of daisies! So I have to find ways to use them all! I’ve had this pattern from Delightful Daisy DSP sitting on my craft week for several weeks just waiting for the perfect idea for a card. When I saw this week’s FMS327 sketch, I knew today was that day.

I’m practicing on creating more simple cards, letting the paper and one focal point make a big statement. If you’ve been following me over the last couple of years, you know that is a hard task for me. I love layers, embellishments and bling mixed in with bright colors. But the FMS sketches are all about “clean and simple” cards, so I’m practicing.

Here’s the card I created yesterday with the Night of Navy background with tiny rows of daisy chains. Did you do that when you were young? Take daisies or dandelions, slit the stem and inset another one, continuing until you had a flower necklace? Yup, I was always creating, taking after my crafty and creative mom.

I started with a Whisper White card base, adding a Night of Navy frame layer before adding another layer of Whisper White. I overlaid the DSP over that. The delightful white daisy was a leftover from my crazed daisy making spree last week! I went through all my Big Shot dies to find just the perfect sized saying for the card and landed on this one from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits. I cut out two, one in Night of Navy and the other in Whisper white to have the contrast. That’s it, simple, quick and easy, but I love it, don’t you?

Here’s what I used to make this card.

Thanks for stopping by today to visit today. Have a great weekend stamping! We’re off to the opening of Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capondimonte in Naples, Italy. We got to see some of these paintings when we were in Naples a few years ago. It will fun to see them again here in Houston. Then Saturday we are heading over to the Houston Rodeo – the largest rodeo in the U.S. or so they claim. It’s an annual event that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime! “Happy trails to you!”





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Another butterfly, just for you

Yes, it’s more butterflies to end this week. I used another of the many ones I cut last week for today’s card. Using up some of the last of my non-holiday side of Season of Cheer DSP for this spring card. I made it with the generic “for you” saying from the Sale-a-bration Happy Wishes stamp set so I can use it for a number of occasions. Lots of embellishments, bling and layers, but easy to make this happy spring card.

I used Old Olive card base to match the strip and added Pool Party as the coordinating color (especially since that was what I used for the butterfly). On the inside I carried through with the strip and Pool Party strip. I added a small butterfly for an accent.

Here’s what I used for this card:

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great weekend crafting and I’ll see you on Monday. I’m heading to see my 91 year-old dad to continue his birthday week celebration.






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FMS326-Daisy Delight celebration

Yesterday I watched my weekly Ronda Wade’s “Creating Success” live FB post. She demonstrated a darling candy holder using the Delightful Daisy DSP and the Daisy Punch. I’ve had both for quite a while, and you’ve seen several of my cards recently made with the DSP (here, and here). But I haven’t used the punch yet.  At the same time, this week’s FMS326 sketch popped up in my feed (yes, I tend to mult-task – LOL!). I pulled out my Daisy Punch, used Ronda’s ideas to create a “clean” card for this week’s FMS326 challenge.

I used the random Tranquil Tide dots as the starting point for my card. I punch several daisies out of Whisper White and Vellum, added one of the large Metal Rimmed Pearls in the center. I made 3 on the principal of always using an odd number of things for balance. But 3 white daisies were too many and too white for this card. I then made one with Tranquil Tide, the dotted DSP and a Vellum top. I stamped the greeting using the new Sale-a-bration Amazing You stamp set. (Still time to get one, just order $50 of Stampin’ Up! product from me here.)

I had one of the Metal Rimmed Pearls in the middle of the Tranquil Tide daisy, but instead used my stamped and punched “Let’s” greeting as the daisy center. After looking at it for a few minutes, I wondered if it would be a “cleaner” card for the FMS challenge if I only used one daisy. So I made two more versions, one with a white daisy, one with the Tranquil Tide daisy. What do you think? Being me….I liked the two daisy version best and submitted that to the FMS326 challenge.

I wanted to carry the look through to the inside so I added a strip of the dotted DSP over a piece of the Tranquil tide at the bottom. I had it all taped down and realized I needed a little something else. Out came my waxed dental floss. This was one the best tips I’ve ever found to remove taped things when you make a boo-boo! I looked through my stamp sets and realized I didn’t have the Daisy Delight stamp set (hmm…), but did have the At Home with You set which had a bucket of daisies! I stamped this in black, and reattached my border. As always, I’ll add my inside greeting when I get ready to send this card. The outside greeting is generic enough to fit a number of occasions.

Here’s what I used to make this card:

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Spring is in the air for this birthday card

I needed a birthday card for my husband’s admin’s birthday on Monday so I started out planning a Soft Sky, Pool Party card using the Soft Sky striped paper from Season of Cheer. But I couldn’t get the Delightful Daisy DSP out of my head and quickly migrated back to this burst of spring flowers in the soft palate paper for her card. I made a similar card on Saturday (see it here).

The FMS325 template was my inspiration, but I varied it to accommodate the new Happy Wishes stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog. This time I used So Saffron since Daffodil Delight yellow was just too bright for the print. I was going to use one of the many butterflies I cut out from earlier last week, but decided the retired Elegant & Bitty butterfly punches would work better for this card. I also dry embossed the butterflies using the retired Confetti embossing folder. And, of course, I had to add some bling with a string of pearls on the butterfly’s body.

Inside I added a strip of the gorgeous print and the reverse colors of butterflies. I didn’t add my usual white insert since I felt the Wisteria Wonder was light enough to write our handwritten message.

And then I trimmed her envelope to match for the final birthday card.

Here’s what I used to make this card:

Thanks for stopping by today. I enjoy sharing my creations with you and hope you like them also.
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