My regular readers will know that for the past few years I’ve created ‘simple Sunday’ projects. These are easy ideas that require no expensive tools or special techniques. Today’s project using the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set has actually been on my mind for a while. Unfortunately the few times I’ve attemped it I’ve always been disappointed with the result. So today I decided to give it one last try. Finally it worked, and all I needed was to seek out a very fat paperback book. Tom Clancy to the rescue!
It all started after I found some white paper ‘treat bags’ in Dollarama quite some time ago. At just $2 for a package of 25 they were a bargain that was hard to pass up. The food-safe bags are 4-3/4″ x 7-1/8″ x 2-1/4″ and perfect for stamping on. Howerver when laid flat on the desk the overlapping seam and folded gusset and base made stamping difficult. I’ve really no explanation for why it took me so long to find a solution. All I had to do was seek out a paperback book as close as possible to the size of the bag and use it as my stamp surface. Duh!
So with this monster Tom Clancy novel tucked inside the bag I simply had to stamp each of the sides in turn. I began by choosing the two full-flower daisies from the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set. First I stamped the outlines on the front of the bag using Calypso Coral ink. Then using the corresponding solid dies I coloured the petals using the aptly named Petal Pink ink. Each flower was finished off with the appropriate flower centre stamped using Lemon Lolly ink.
Next from the stamp set I chose “your friendship means everything”. Using Old Olive ink I stamped the sentiment onto the bag, before filling in the rest of the white space with the leaf image stamped in Old Olive.
With the front complete I simply repeated the process (minus the sentiment) on the back. Then I stamped the smaller daisies along with some leaves on the sides. And that’s all there was to it. So simple but oh so pretty don’t you think?
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set and coordinating dies (not used today) 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 a link to the bundle below so you can explore this option if you wish.