Happy Monday and Happy Daylight Savings Time. I love when the clocks change this time of year. That extra hour of daylight really cheers me up. I hope this card will do the same for you!
For today’s card, I pulled out the once popular but slightly forgotten Daisy punch. This punch was the hit of the Annual Catalog back in June when it debuted but like a lot of really great products got pushed aside for newer sets. I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to use most of the sets I’ve purchased and not get stuck using just the latest and the greatest!
You can click on the link in the Product List below to order any of the products I used on today’s card. I think it’s a pretty straightforward card and just made me smile.
The daisies were punched from Very Vanilla card stock and sponged with So Saffron ink. I punched the centers and embossed them for a little texture.
The leaves were stamped in Old Olive ink using an image from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, which is another under-used set in my collection. They were hand cut. Each flower is popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment, from the Best Birds stamp set, is stamped in Early Espresso ink and cropped with the Layering Ovals framelit. The two additional layers are also cut from these framelits. The Layering Ovals, Circles and Squares are such a staple to have and really earn their keep!
I added the sweet little bees from the Touches of Texture stamp set because the daisies I have in my flowerbeds always seem to have bees buzzing around them and I think these are just so cute.
The wood grain and gingham paper are non-SU but were so perfect for this card. I have quite a collection of paper (like most card makers) and love it when I can find just what I need to create the look I envision. I stamped the sweet little trio of daisies from the Daisy Delight stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink and used a Stampin’ Write marker to color the center. I left the inside blank for a personal note.
Daisies are one of my favorite flowers. There’s a line from the movie You’ve Got Mail (which is one of my favorite movies) where Meg Ryan refers to daisies as such happy flowers and I agree! So I hope today’s card made you smile!
HERE are two more cards I made using the Daisy punch…
Thanks for stopping by and even though the temperature here certainly doesn’t indicate Spring, I am definitely coming down with Spring Fever and I hope you are too! Must be that extra hour of daylight!
There’s only 3 more weeks left to take advantage of one of the best promotions of the year. Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31 and the products offered this year are just fantastic! You can check it all out HERE