Daisy Lane – part 2

Last week, in the first part of my Daisy Lane stamp set showcase, I gave you some inspiration for creating projects teamed with the Daisy punch. If you haven’t read it, you can find it here. Today we are going to look at projects which don’t need the punch but use some fussy-cutting and pair up stamped images with DSP.

Again, we will look at a matching set of three items – gift tag, card and pillow gift box.

Let’s start with the gift tag…

The tag base is created from Whisper White thick cardstock and uses the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and the corner-rounder (Detailed Trio punch) to produce the basic tag shape. I have added detail and texture using the stitched edge die from the Stitched Nested Label die set.

I have also cut a piece of DSP (from the Garden Lane Suite) to the same shape and cropped slightly to reveal some of the Whisper White. The sentiment is stamped in Garden Green ink onto Mint Macaron cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Nested Label die. This is then layered onto a slightly larger die cut in So Saffron cardstock. I have then adhered the sentiment piece to the main tag.

One of the Daisy images has been stamped in Smoky Slate ink and coloured using the So Saffron Stampin’ Write marker. This has been fussy cut and adhered using dimensionals. Final touches are added with Pearl Basic Jewels coloured with So Saffron Blends and a length of Mint Macaron twine.

Next, the card…

The card base is created from Whisper White thick cardstock. I have then adhered a layer of DSP from the Garden Lane Suite. The next layer is a piece of Whisper White cardstock which has been stamped with one of the foliage stamps in Garden Green ink in the bottom right hand corner. I have added detail and texture using the stitched edge die again which helps to tie the projects together. The sentiment piece is created in the same way as for the tag and adhered over the foliage.

Three of the daisies have been stamped in Smoky Slate ink, coloured with a So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and fussy cut. These are adhered using dimensionals and a length of Mint Macaron twine has been curled and tucked under one of the daisies. Again, final touches are added with Pearl Basic Jewels coloured with So Saffron Blends.

Finally, the gift box…

The basic gift box is one of the Kraft Pillow Boxes (available in packs of 10). To decorate the Pillow Box, I have cut a strip of Garden Lane DSP and added detail and texture with the stitched edge die. This is wrapped around the box and the two ends adhered to hold in place. The sentiment piece and Daisy are created in the same way as in the other projects. This time, the curled twine has been tucked on the sentiment piece. Final touches are added with the Pearl Basic Jewels coloured with So Saffron Blends.

Next time…

Look out for the third edition of the Daisy Lane Stamp Set Showcase next week and if you have any comments or questions in the meantime, pop them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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I really enjoy making sets of matching projects and think they look most effective when there are elements running through all the projects but also little twists so that each item is individual. I hope you have enjoyed exploring these creations and inspired you to create something similar. I you would like to purchase any of the products that I have used, simply click one of the links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy Crafting!

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Don’t forget Father’s Day!

With Father’s Day coming up later this month (16th June if you had forgotten!), I wanted to review a couple of my most popular ‘masculine’ makes in case you missed them. They both use the Geared Up Garage stamp set and Garage Gears coordinating dies which is a fabulous bundle for all those car lovers in your life.

Lets start with the gift tag…

This is a lovely, simple make which will add a great finishing touch to your gift.

The tag base is Whisper White Thick cardstock (2” x 10cm – sorry to mix metric and imperial but these are the measurements I generally use for tags!), cut out using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. I have created a faux-chequered-flag look by stamping Buffalo Check in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The car is also stamped in Memento and cut out using the coordinating die. For the sentiment piece, I stamped in Memento on Whisper White cardstock and then added extra detail using the cog dies. The finishing touch is some Basic Black Baker’s Twine which my have retired by the time you read this (!) but you could colour the Whisper White Baker’s Twine using the Basic Black Blends.

Next is the Gift Card holder…

Gift cards are great for people who are difficult to buy for but we often feel guilty that less thought has gone into it than into an actual present. Worry no more! Just make sure that the gift card is packaged beautifully and the recipient will know that you have put time and effort into their gift.

The base of the gift card holder is made from A4 Night of Navy cardstock which has been cut into a 10cm wide strip. This has then been scored at 10cm and 20cm leaving a third section of just under 10cm. Cut the third section diagonally from top left to bottom right to give a triangle.

Cut three pieces of DSP to 9.5×9.5cm and adhere to the front and back of the first section and the front of the second section. I used the Rich Razzleberry and Coastal Cabana DSPs. Also cut another piece of 9.5×9.5cm DSP in half diagonally and adhere to the back of the triangular section of the Night of Navy. You can over-stamp your DSP as required, depending on the type of pattern you have used. Fold and crease all of your score lines and use a strip of Tear and Tape to create a flap from the second and third (triangular) sections of the cardstock.

To decorate, I have used a combination of cardstock and DSP cut out using the 2” and 2.25” circle punches. Again, stamp sentiments and images on these as required. I have adhered die cut cogs to the front of my gift card holder and the final touch is a length of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine (again, this may have retired by the time you read this but you could colour the Whisper White Baker’s Twine using the Night of Navy Blends) and one of the Classic Garage Metal Elements.

More inspiration…

You can find more inspiration using the Geared Up Garage stamp set and Garage Gears dies in my January 2019 blog series starting here.

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I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or send me an email at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would like to purchase any of the products I have used in today’s blog to recreate these projects (and more) yourself? Simply click the link below and you’ll go straight to my online shop. If you are ordering in June 2019, please use the host code R7ZNJNAF and you’ll receive an extra ‘thank you’ gift from me in July. Any other time, the relevant host code can be found pinned to the top of my Facebook page.

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