Daisy Daisy Give Me Your Answer Do

Stampin'Up!, Daisy Punch, Daisy Delight Stamp, Window Box Thinlits, encouragement card, #peribeal, #papercraftingthreads

Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two) was a song written in 1892 and it became a huge hit immediately– kind of like Stampin’Up!’s Daisy Punch! The punch and bundle sold out almost immediately upon the release of the new catalog. I’m happy to report they are back in stock and you can now purchase them in my online store.

This card is all about texture, from the watercolor paper, embossing, double layers of the Daisy, the faux stitching on the edges, the banner and the copper trim. I love that copper trim-sleek and slim as is , or pull it out on the sides for a more lacy or netting look.

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Throwback Thursday – Henry Says Party!

Henry Says Party!
Henry Says Party!

After a month of zero to no crafting due to life getting in the way, I decided I need to make some changes. I want to create and share more often. And a simple card can be just as lovely and provide that creative outlet as a more involved card with many steps. And oh how I’ve struggled with that concept. The old KISS rule – keep it simple silly – really is true. Anyway, on to my new weekly feature.

It’s Throwback Thursday! I’m planning on sharing retired stamps from my stash that need some loving. This adorable little elephant and all his accessories are a part of Henry Says. And Henry says happy birthday!

Colors are Pool Party and Melon Mambo. The Tiny Triangles embossing folder adds texture and interest to the layers.

My Leap Year Challenge – Day 4

Friends and Flowers Pea in the Pod
Friends and Flowers Pea in the Pod

And here’s my final challenge card – perfect for welcoming a little one. Pea in the pod is from Friends and Flowers. I stamped the image in Always Artichoke and colored the image with a blender pen. And only fussy cut the little curlicue – the pea in the pod was punched out with the Festive Flower Builder Punch. The striped paper is from the Wildflower Fields designer paper, which is free with any $50 purchase. The Large Polka Dot textured impressions embossing folder adds more dimension, and the Pool Party Glimmer Ribbon finishes it off.

A Big Thank You

A Big Thank You
A Big Thank You

Texture is the name of the game with this big Thank You. A wood cutout, corrugate cardboard turned perpendicular to another piece, black embossing, and glimmer paper add multiple layers of interest.


Faux Silk Technique with Video

Wow, another video! This card showcases the faux silk technique, adding lots of texture. And it’s simple to do! Watch the video or read on for the how to.

Faux Silk with Pleasant Poppies
Faux Silk with Pleasant Poppies

Faux Silk Technique

Step by Step

Cut base cardstock and score in half

Run through Big Shot with Card Base Pop N Cuts

Stamp swirl from Kindness Matters on bottom front of card

Stamp Forever and Always on inside of card – set aside

Stamp Pleasant Poppy in middle of white tissue paper with Stazon Jet Black ink

Carefully color in poppies with Summer Starfruit marker, or use blender pen w/ink pad

Crumple up tissue paper

Apply Anywhere Glue to entire surface of piece of Whisper White cardstock

Gently unfold tissue paper and apply to the glued surface

Trim overhanging edges with scissors

Mat and layer onto card front with Dimensionals



Big Shot; Card Base Pop N Cuts; Whisper White and Basic Black card stock; Pleasant Poppies, Kindness Matters, Loving Thoughts stamp sets; Jet Black Stazon ink; Anywhere Glue Stick and Dimensionals