Posts Tagged ‘Upsy Daisy’
While I’m excited for NEW stamps in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog that comes out on June 1st (yes, Demonstrators get to see it early!!), I am of course going to miss some of my favorite stamps from the past. I’ve been making a list, and I think Upsy Daisy (see it online) is at the top.
This is an idea shared at the Stampin’ Up! Convention in 2008…a blast from the past!
Instead of inking the stamp with an ink pad, the presenter used Sponge Daubers to apply the ink colors, in Pink Pirouette, Real Red and Tangerine Tango.
What a great technique to use on bold stamp sets like Inspired By Nature (see it online) and Upsy Daisy (sniff, sniff, both are retiring!). Be sure to check the lists of retiring stamp sets for favs from your Wish List!
It’s coming soon… the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog debuts on June 1st. And in order to make room for the new stamp sets (yay!!) they’ll have to retire a good number of the current ones (boo hoo!). Who knows what will retire? Anyone can guess, but the list will come out on April 15th, so watch for it here on my blog.
Have any guesses about what will be going? I’m wondering about Upsy Daisy (see it online). It’s one of my favorite all-time sets, but it’s been around awhile… here’s a Clean & Simple card idea that makes the most of this gorgeous stamp set.
The card is Very Vanilla card stock with a Very Vanilla layer… gotta love Stampin’ Dimensionals to make it stand up! The greeting is from the very versatile Sincere Salutations stamp set (see it online). It’s like a magic stamp set… with two type faces on each greeting, it matches a wide variety of styled stamp sets.
And the technique on the silhouette is a simple Rock N Roll, simple as 1-2-3:
- Just ink the whole stamp in More Mustard first
- Then rock just the edges of the stamp on a Cajun Craze ink pad
- Stamp on your card stock, and voila!
Here are some other cards with the Upsy Daisy stamp set on my blog.
Know what else will be retiring? The whole Decor Element product line, including the Upsy Daisy Decor Elements (my favorites!). Click here to browse the Decor Elements online now.
Got a guess for a retiring stamp set? Leave me your guesses in a comment! Can’t wait to see if we’re right, or if we get to hang onto this fun stamp set for another year.
My friend and fellow demonstrator, Betsy Crider shared this technique with me — I love it! Remember to use Shimmery White card stock for this, since it’s a bit heavier than the usual Whisper White, plus it’s got a terrific subtle shimmer that adds a nice extra sparkle to the finished card.
Check out how to make your own masks or stencils using the Big Shot, and you can design a similar card with your own flair.
This is one of the cards we made at Stamp Club with Meg during August. Be sure to let me know if you’d like to join me for Stamp Club on September 9th here in central Illinois!
- Upsy Daisy stamp set (see it online)
- Crystal Effects (see it online)
- Shimmery White Card Stock (see it online)
- Big Shot (see it online)
- Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot Die (see it online)
- Jet Black Staz-On Ink (see it online)
I’ve been meaning to share this picture for a few weeks now. When my new iPhone arrived I went out to get a new case.
While I loved the pink color, I thought it needed a little more pizzazz. That’s where my Decor Elements come in!
Check out the Upsy Daisy Decor Element I added to the back of my iPhone case!
Yes, these stay attached really well, and yes you can order them from my website (check the pdf of the Decor Element supplement)
Looking for more Decor Elements projects? Check out some of these…
Need a fun idea for a quick party favor? For a back-to-school lunch treat? For a Teacher Appreciation project? Here’s a quick one that your kids can help assemble these cute gifts using the Stampin’ Up! Petal Card Punch.
Just follow the directions for assembling the little treat containers (they hold the ‘mini’ size candies, about 1″ square). Then pair two of the treats and put them in a Small Cello Bag ().
The tag for this little project comes from the Perfect Punches stamp set and was punched out with the matching Curly Label Punch.
**TIP** To make the tag hand correctly on the ribbon, I actually tied the ribbon first, then added the tag to the ribbon end. This way you can arrange the tag exactly where you want it.
Stamps: Perfect Punches (117022 Wood Mount or 120516 Clear Mount), Upsy Daisy (111710)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizazz
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Petal Card Extra-Large Double Punch (119273), 1/16″ Circle Punch (101227), Curly Label Punch (119851), 1/2″ Circle Small Punch (119869), Pear Pizazz Poly-Twill Ribbon, Brights Brads
Did I just say ‘boring’? I think I might have mentioned this before, but I’ll admit not being super-excited about the Stampin’ Up! Lattice Die when it first came out. I had to be dragged kicking and screaming to my computer to order it… okay, maybe not quite that dramatic, but still
I am a total convert now! I love this die! Ha ha… and I’ve converted a whole crew of other stampers, too. Maybe we should form an “I Love the Lattice” support group. Anyone want to join? Or ‘need’ to join?
Here are a few other samples of projects using the Lattice Die, to help convince you that you, too, need to add this die to your collection. Oh, and of course you can join my Big Shot Die of the Month Club and get the Lattice Die along with supplies for a set of projects.
This idea actually came from my friend Becky Strater. She was playing with the Lattice Die and decided to take the Rich Razzleberry frame left over after she made the die-cut, and she took the cut-out Real Red Lattice piece and fitted it back inside the frame. The piece of Designer Series Paper is actually layered behind the Lattice & frame. Very cool, eh?
I had to play with this on my own, so here’s what I came up with first:
And then I had this really cute tag, made for me by Tina Joergens (thanks, Tina!). I didn’t want to let the tag just sit idle (too darn cute) so I decided to incorporate it into a card using this Lattice frame technique.
The colors are Kraft, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla, and the butterfly image is from the Great Friend stamp set.
Convinced yet? I might have mentioned somewhere that I LOVE this die! Until October 10th you can still sign up for my Big Shot Die of the Month Club, featuring my favorite new Big Shot Die.
Stamps: Great Friend (113792), Upsy Daisy (111710)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Stampin’ Up! Lattice Die (115958)
Here is a project that was actually from the $2.50 section of the $1 Spot (I think that’s cheating, but they didn’t ask me!). I found this great pink bin that’s a dead ringer for Melon Mambo (the new In Color) and I couldn’t resist adding it to my Stamping Studio.
I just happened to have the new Upsy Daisy Decor Element handy in White, and the Melon Mambo bin was just screaming “put that on me!” Who was I to resist?
Here’s the “how to” on adding a Decor Element to this fun tin.
Have you seen the new Decor Elements book yet? You can download it right here!
Seriously, I do love this punch. Did I mention that I own two of them? Yup, the same punch. I use it so often that when I design projects for classes or clubs, I just *need* to add a Scallop Edge Punch piece to more than one card! (#112091, $10.99 on sale through July 5th, reg. $15.95)
Here’s a fun card using two pieces of Scallop Edge in Chocolate Chip. Layer the punched pieces together and curl them up a bit for extra dimension. Plus the Upsy Daisy stamp set makes everything look fabulous! Did you know the Upsy Daisy pattern is out in Decor Elements now?! Really! I have a set ready to apply to the front of my laptop–I’ll be posting it soon! If you haven’t seen the new Definitely Decorative Catalog, you can download the pdf.
Here are two more projects with the Scallop Edge Punch. The first reminds me to gush about the NEW Stampin’ Up! Hearts & Brackets Big Shot Die (115955, $17.95). I’m SO excited about this die. Brackets are everywhere I look… scrapbooking magazines, card samples, on my own blog so I’m really happy to be able to make as many brackets as I want.
**TIP** Plus with my Big Shot, I can apply Designer Series Paper to the chipboard first, then put the chipboard through the Big Shot, and my chipboard piece will have perfectly matching paper with no sanding or trimming!
And this little gift bag project is quick and cute, and of course features the Scallop Edge Punch. The bottom scallop edge perfectly echoes the Scallop Circle Punch piece. The stamp set used for the little birdie is Nursery Necessities.
Looking for more Pretties Kit ideas? I posted several in the last couple of weeks, but I wanted to add this project. I’ve been having so much fun with Pacific Point lately… I think I may have called it my favorite color a week or two back!
Here I’ve used the Pacific Point Textured Cardstock (on special in May!) for the base of my card.
A CARDSTOCK CUTTING TIP: Instead of making a ‘normal’ sized card, which is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ closed, I tweak the size to make the most of my 12×12″ cardstock. So I cut my 12×12″ sheet into 3 pieces that are 4″ x 11″… that way I can get 3 cards out of a sheet, rather than just 2 if I cut ‘normal’ sized cards.
I also used the Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper, both for the Big Shot Top Note frame around the edge, and the Scallop Edge punched strip across the middle. Yes, this is the same paper that I used for the little owl Jelly Bean Box.
For the technique… just press your Pretties Kit flower directly into a Craft Pad (Summer Sun used here). Then pour Clear Embossing Powder over the flower and heat with your Heat Tool. If things start to get smoky, don’t panic–it’s actually steam coming up from the silk flower.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Inks: Pacific Point Classic Pad, Summer Sun Craft Pad
Papers: Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper, Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point Textured Cardstock, Whisper White,
Accessories: Round Fire Rhinestone Brads, Boho Flower Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Scallop Edge Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
This card is one that I demonstrated on the ‘Main Stage’ at our Spring Into Stamping demonstrator meeting 2 weeks ago. You can still join my group if you’re interested! The Demo Starter Kit is always a great deal, and with the $75 Special Kit in May, it’s too good to pass up!
I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for cute and easy projects to make for loved ones like grandparents, my husband, special friends, and this is a great project that I’ve used in the past. I resurrected it to share at a local MOPS group event, where I was asked to come and be the speaker, plus provide a fun stamping project.
The theme for the MOPS day focused on marriages, and with Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought it would be fun to make a small gift.
This frame sits perfectly on a desk at home or at work, and makes a wonderful and inexpensive gift. Here is the supply list that we used:
- Stamps: Upsy Daisy (‘you’re on my mind’), Polka Dot Punches SAB set
- Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Bashful Blue
- Paper: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Delicate Dots SAB Designer Series Paper
- Accessories: Top Note Big Shot Die, Silver Brads, SAB Ribbon Bundle (Saffron), Corner Rounder, 5-Petal Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Tombow Multiadhesive,
The coasters you can pick up in any restaurant or bar–usually the wait staff is happy to give you a couple of extras for your project