When I’m designing projects for my blog I do try to mix things up a little. That’s why you don’t see a card project every day. I also try to vary the types of tools and products I use. Today’s simple Sunday project was designed to avoid fussy cutting as I know not everyone enjoys that job. So instead I turned to a punch to bring you a new leaf option for the Daisy Lane Stamp Set.
PHOTO ALBUM COVER
I began with a pocket photo album from the Dollarstore and removed the generic covers. Then I cut two pieces from the Garden Lane 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack to replace them.
To make things a little more interesting, and provide some additional strength to the covers I mounted the DSP onto Whisper White Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I simply slid one of the pieces into the back pocket of the album. The one for the front was set aside for later.
On top of the DSP I wanted a bright pop of colour and so I turned to the Daisy Lane Stamp Set for the large flower. Using Pineapple Punch ink I stamped two of the flower images onto Whisper White Card and punched them out using the Daisy Punch. Then I used liquid glue to join the two flowers together with the petals of the lower one showing between the ones on top.
A NEW LEAF
The Daisy Lane Stamp Set includes a stalk and leaf image but I wanted a much bolder leaf. So instead I picked up my 2-1/4″ Circle Punch.
First I punched out a circle from some Mint Macaron Card. Then I slid the edge of the circle back into the punch until I could see a basic leaf shape and punched again. I did this a second time so that I had two leaves. Of course there was no actual measuring involved so they weren’t exactly the same, but then again no leaves ever are.
Next, to add some extra interest to the leaves I folded them in half down the length of each one. Then with a Sponge Dauber I added some Mint Macaron ink down the centre crease and around the edges. With that done I used liquid glue to fix the leaves to the back of the assembled flower.
That just left the sentiment, and for a photo album “smile” seemed particularly appropriate. I stamped the sentiment onto some Whisper White Card using Mint Macaron ink and then cut the piece into a leaf shape using the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch.
Finally I brought back the front cover and used liquid glue to attach the sentiment and flower to it before sliding it into the album.
So now my newest album is finished I need to decide what should go into it. With the floral cover, I might end up add some photos of my garden that inspire me and make me smile.
FREE PROJECT PACK
If you don’t already have it, you still have one week to get my free Daisy Lane Project Pack. This PDF contains full instructions and photos to create 6 projects using the Daisy Lane Stamp Set. I’ve included measurements for each project but you won’t need them, as all the cut and prepared pieces are in the pack as well! To get my Daisy Lane Project Pack, all you have to do is order the Daisy Lane Stamp Set or Daisy Lane Bundle through my online store before July 22nd. Once I’ve received confirmation of your order I’ll put your pack in the mail to you so when your stamp set arrives you’ll be ready to create.
BUNDLE BONUS – The Daisy Lane Stamp Set actually coordinates with two different punches. You can purchase the stamp set in a bundle with the Medium Daisy Punch (not used today) and save 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. So in case you wanted to look at this in more detail I’ve included a link to the bundle in my product list. The Daisy Punch used today coordinates with both the Daisy Lane and Delightful Daisy Stamp Sets, but is only available as a separate item.