I just love everything that’s in this card. Unfortunately, most of what I used to make it will be retiring all too soon.
Daisy Lane Stamp Set and the Daisy Punch
It seems as if the Daisy Lane Stamp set and its coordinating Daisy Punch have been around forever. Well, the punch has been around since the 2017-18 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. It was introduced with the retired Daisy Delight Stamp Set. So I guess that qualifies for at least a long time. The Daisy Lane Stamp Set has only been in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog since 2019, so it’s a bit newer. Nevertheless, I’m going to miss them both.
For this card, I stamped the Daisy image from the stamp set twice using Crushed Curry Ink. Then I punched both images using the punch. I glued both daisies together, spreading the petals to fill out the whole shape of the flower.
Two Layers of Designer Series Paper
I made the top layer of the card using the Granny Apple Green print from the Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper set. Then I used Granny Apple Green Ink to stamp the flower stem right onto the Designer Paper. I layered that onto a piece of Crushed Curry Designer Series Paper from the Regals 6″ x 6″ paper set. But before that, I stamped the fern leaf from the stamp set onto both the left and right side of the Crushed Curry paper using Granny Apple Green ink again.
The Sentiment Layer
Before I adhered the card front to the card base, I wrapped some Evening Evergreen Baker’s Twine (from the Fan Baker’s Twine set) around the card front. Then I stamped the word, “Smile,” (also from the daisy stamp set) onto a piece of Basic White Cardstock before punching it with the Label Me Fancy Die.
A Technique Tip
When I layer ribbon or twine around a card and then add a sentiment element over it, I adhere Stampin’ Dimensionals to the card NOT to the punched or die-cut element. I figure out the width of the element, then adhere the dimensionals just above and just below the ribbon/twine. This way I keep a dimensional from landing on top of the ribbon/twine which can create an unsightly bump in the sentiment element.
What’s Not Retiring
There are three products in this card that are NOT retiring at the beginning of May: The Granny Apple Stampin’ Pad and the Basic White Cardstock that I used for the sentiment and the card base will continue into the 2022-23 Annual Catalog. The Fan Baker’s Twine is in the January – June Mini Catalog, and that catalog continues until the beginning of July. As I don’t see this twine set in the preview version of the new annual catalog, I am guessing that it will retire at the end of the mini catalog. That’s not for certain as it could end up in the July – December Mini Catalog. We’ll know for sure in a couple of months!
Stuff’s Selling Out Fast!
Check out my Facebook page (Robins Craft Room) for a list of what’s currently already sold out from the current Annual Catalog that will be retiring at the beginning of May. It’s a long list and getting longer. So, if there’s something that you have been thinking of buying and it’s going to retire, now is the time to buy it!
Happy Stamping with whatever you’re using!