Daisies make me smile. Whether that’s big cultivated Gerberas or small wild daisies in the lawn, seeing them simply brightens my day. So I was excited to discover the new, and aptly named, Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set in the Stampin’ Up! 2023/2024 Annual Catalogue. While there are four sentiments in the set, it was versatility of the three main daisies that caught my eye. I decided to use the two full flower images, along with a stem and the leaf to create today’s sneak peek project, a colourful birthday card.
Although this project was all about the daisies it was the sentiment that initially inspired me. I chose “wishing you the brightest birthday” and so I simply had to use bright colours. In the end I settled on Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green for the flower. However, instead of black I selected Early Espresso for some dramatic contrast, and immediately stamped the sentiment onto some Basic White Card.
From the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set I picked out the outline and solid stamps for the two full flowers, along with the stem, single leaf and the two small flower centres. Then using Early Espresso ink I stamped the large flower outline and stem onto some Basic White Card. Next, changing to the large solid flower stamp, I used it to colour the petals with Melon Mambo ink. Finally I added the larger of the two flower centres using Daffodil Delight ink. Now, leaving some space around the flower and stem, I just needed to stamp two separate leaves in Granny Apple Green ink.
With that part of the stamping complete I took everything over to my Cut & Emboss Machine and coordinating Cheerful Daisies Dies. For the sentiment I used the pretty label-style die also included in the set.
Before moving on I decided to add some interest to my background layer. So I cut a 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″piece of Basic White Card and embossed it using the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. Then I simply assembled the flower pieces on top using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow), before adding the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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For my card base I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Early Espresso Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Daffodil Delight Card and glued the assembled Basic White layer on top. Then I added three Melon Mambo embellishments from the Glossy Dots Assortment before mounting the completed piece onto the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
That just left the inside of the card and the envelope to decorate, and that’s where the second daisy outline, solid daisy and flower centre stamps came in.
On a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card I stamped the flower outline in the bottom right-hand corner with Early Espresso ink. Then using the other two stamps I coloured in the daisy to match the one on the front of the card. Once that was done I glued the stamped layer inside my card base.
Finally I stamped a whole host of colourful small daisies over the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope and with that my latest sneak peek project was complete.
The Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set and coordinating dies are just gorgeous and I think they’ll be very popular. But what do you think?
Here’s the full Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set (I’ll show you more from the coordinating dies in a future sneak peek).
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set and coordinating dies as the ‘Cheerful Daisies Bundle’. Using this single item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two products separately. I’ve included both options below so you can explore them further if you wish.