Thursday, 24 April 2014

One Daisy Die - Two Cards

The very pretty Poppystamps 'Bubble Daisy Border' die was one of my crafty birthday gifts.  Whenever I have new goodies I'm itching to have a play with them and I had so much fun I ended up making two cards!  I saw two cards on Pinterest (HERE and HERE) made with the die that I loved.  The first card I made combined elements from both cards so it was kind of a mash up! 

My sweet friend Lesley gave me the die so I wanted to use it to make a thank you card for her.  I made an A6 card base from Centura Pearl CS, cut the daisy border on the edge of the card and adhered Night of Navy CS behind.  I cut out the border a few more times in different colours and pieced the daisy border together.  I added a sentiment oval, punched butterflies and some aqua gems. 

Here's the inside.

Here's the envelope.

I enjoyed working with the variety of bright colours but then I wanted to make a card with a simpler colour scheme - and what better than yellow and white if you're using a daisy die?  I made a 5 1/4" square card from Centura Pearl CS but cut some off from the bottom.  That's because I wanted the 'happy' portion of the 'happy birthday' die cut to extend above the top of the card but I still wanted the card to fit inside a 5 1/2" square envelope.  I die cut the wording from the pearl CS, glued Daffodil Delight CS to the card front and then glued on the happy birthday die cut piece.  I wrapped Daffodil Delight stitched ribbon around the card and added a bow.  I die cut the daisy border from pearl CS, glued that down and then added yellow pearls to the daisy centres and added one as the dot over the i. 

Here's the inside.  I had quite a job getting a photo of the inside as I couldn't fold the card over because of the die cut extending above the top of the card.  So I turned the card on it's side to take the photo and then rotated the photo!

Here's the envelope.  This border die is so pretty and I love the different looks you can get with it by using tone on tone CS or contrasting colours of CS, by nestling a positive shape inside a negative shape or just using a positive shape and also you can leave the petals in or take them out - endless fun!

Supplies for thank you card:
Stamps: sentiment from SU! 'Best Blossoms' set
CS: Centura Pearl white with a hint of silver, SU! Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Bermuda Bay
Tools: Poppystamps 'Bubble Daisy Border' die, Petite Oval Nestabilities dies, Martha Stewart multi butterfly punch

Embellishments & accessories: PaperMania aqua gems

Supplies for birthday card:
Stamps: sentiment from SU! 'Happiest Birthday Wishes' set
CS: Centura Pearl white with a hint of silver, SU! Daffodil Delight
Ink: SU! Daffodil Delight
Tools: Poppystamps 'Bubble Daisy Border' die, Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' die
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Daffodil Delight stitched grosgrain ribbon, yellow pearls 

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Radhika said...

Lovely Daisies and cards :)

aufspapiergebracht said...

Your yellow birthday card is sooo beautyful - thank you for sharing1

Candyce said...

I love the way you did the inside and matching envelope!

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