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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Daisy Delight

Measurements:  
  • Whisper White:                    5 ½” x 8 ½” for card base, 3 ½”x 4 ¾” for layer
  • Basic Black:                        3 5/8” x 4 7/8”
  • Lemon Lime Twist:               ¼” x 3 ½”, scrap to punch leaves
  • Melon Mambo:                    Two @ 3” x 3” for the daisies, scrap for flower center
Instructions:
  1. Ink up the Daisy stamp in Melon Mambo ink and stamp it on Melon Mambo cardstock.  Repeat to stamp a second daisy.
  2. Punch out the daisies with the Daisy Punch.
  3. Punch out two of the small star flower from the Melon Mambo scraps with the Blossom Builder Punch.
  4. Punch out two leaves from the Lemon Lime Twist with the Blossom Builder Punch.
  5. Use the bone folder to gently curl the petals on both daisies and on the leaves.
  6. Ink up the word “smile” in the black ink and stamp it on the white layer.
  7. Adhere the black card stock to the white card base.
  8. Adhere the white layer that says “smile” to the black piece.
  9. Using Mini Glue Dots, adhere the flower stem to the white layer.
  10. Using Mini Glue Dots, attach the leaves to the stem.
  11. Using Mini Glue Dots, attach one of the daisies to the stem.
  12. Using another Mini Glue Dot, attach the second daisy on top of the first, rotating to stagger the petals.
  13. Attach the two small star shaped flowers together with a Mini Glue Dot.
  14. Attach the two small star shaped flowers to the center of the daisies with a Dimensional.
  15. With a Permanent black marker (like Sharpie), color a clear faceted gem to darken it.  The color will only appear on the raised bumps, you should still see some of the clear showing through.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Enjoy Today!

Measurements:  
  • Whisper White 8.5” x 5.5”  
  • Designer Paper: 4” x 5.25”
  • Basic Black” 2.5” x 5.25”
  • Designe paper 2.25” x 5”
  • Whisper White scrap for banner
Instructions:
  1. Score and Fold the 8.5” piece of whisper white cardstock
  2. Adhere the 4” x 5.25” piece of Bits & pieces designer paper to front of folded card
  3. Die cut three leaves from the 2.5” strip of basic black cardstock
  4. Adhere die cut black cardstock to 2.25” piece of bits and pieces designer paper
  5. Wrap length of basic black bakers twine around left hand edge of die cut leaf piece
  6. Add this element to card front
  7. Stamp greeting on scrap of whisper white and cut with trimmer, notching edges with scissors
  8. Add to card front
  9. Tie bow with basic black bakers twine
  10. Add to card with glue dot
  11. Add clear faceted gem to center of bow