Is it too early for Easter cards??

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a mega sized tutorial featuring the Daffodil Daydream Bundle and the Simply Marbleous 6” x 6” DSP! When I first started out with the idea of combining this bundle and DSP, it was supposed to be quick and simple for alternative inspiration, especially with the Simply Marbleous DSP. However, as I was moving along and trying to be creative, I started to get a little overwhelmed with everything and really started to think I was in over my head with trying to create this one tutorial! So, I took a deep breath and realized that this isn’t just one card, but it’s six cards and that the creative process is really the hardest part! Speaking of overwhelming, when I was first sorting through the Daffodil Dies (there are 24 of them!), I thought “wow, this is a lot and I’m going to have to sit down and really figure them out”, then I just took them out of the packaging and placed them on a magnetic sheet to store them with the dies to come back to later. Well, thanks to Stampin’ Up!, they posted a handy little diagram picture on their FB page, which I will also share with you in case you missed it!

Let me start off by saying that I used one sheet each of each color from the Simply Marbleous DSP, cutting the 6” x 6” sheet into a 4” x 5 ¼” piece, a 2” x 5 ¼” piece, and a ¾” x 6” piece, and the 4” x 5 ¼” piece will be the base layer for all six cards:

For card #1, use this design for the base layer (and all subsequent cards):

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a 2” x 5 ½” piece of Basic White cardstock and emboss with the Hive 3D EF.

2. From Garden Green cardstock, die-cut out the two leaves and the stem facing to the left. (Garden Green cardstock will be used for all the die-cut daffodils leaves and stems).

3. From Pale Papa cardstock, die-cut out one outer petal, one detailed outer petal, and the cup.

4. From Gorgeous Grape cardstock, die-cut out one outer petal, one detailed outer petal, and the detailed cup.

5. Use (about) a 20 inch piece of White Frayed Ribbon, cut it in half down the middle of the ribbon, fold it over two times, and tie a piece of Linen Thread in the middle, a double knot and then a bow, creating a faux bow.

6. Use three of either the silver or clear drops from the Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials, not pictured.

I used liquid glue to adhere the die-cut petal and cut pieces together and then adhered to the stem:

I adhered the embossed cardstock to the DSP base layer (about a ½” from the side and trim off the excess as I cut this a little longer due to embossing “shrinks” the cardstock), placed the daffodil about where it will be adhered to the embossed cardstock, and used liquid glue to adhere the leaves to the flower stem. The daffodil top is adhered with dimensionals to the embossed cardstock, liquid glue to adhere the stem and leaves, trimming off the excess. I adhered the base layer to a Gorgeous Grape cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, used glue dots to adhere the faux bow, and placed the silver drops as shown:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink, and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

For the coordinating envelope, use the butterfly stamp in Gorgeous Grape ink, stamping 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation and use the Detail Trio Punch to round two of the corners of the 2” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP and adhere to the envelope flap:

For card #2, use the So Saffron side of the Simply Marbleous DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, for the base layer:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a 2” x 5 ¼” piece of Cork Specialty Paper. I have a whole sheet + left, but if you do not have this (it’s retired), you can easily emboss cardstock like card #1.

2. From Garden Green cardstock, die-cut out the two leaves and stem.

3. From Mango Melody cardstock, die-cut out the two detailed petals and detailed daffodil cup.

4. From So Saffron cardstock, die-cut out the two petals and cup.

5. Use the other half of the cut White Frayed Ribbon with Linen Thread to create another faux bow.

6. Use three of either the silver or clear drops from the Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials, not pictured.

I used liquid glue to adhere the daffodil die-cuts together and then to the stem facing to the right. I used the same process as above to adhere the daffodil die-cuts to the cork paper, glue dots to adhere the faux bow, and three of the clear drops. This is adhered to a Thick Basic White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

For card #3, I used Flirty Flamingo cardstock for the card base, detailed die-cut petals, and detailed die-cut cup (with some Wink of Stella), and Basic White cardstock for the die-cut petals and cup. Instead of using the White Frayed Ribbon, I used Linen Thread to tie into a double bow:

For card #4, I stamped the daffodils in Memento ink on Basic White cardstock, colored in with Light & Dark Granny Apple Green, Light Calypso Coral, Light & Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. This is die-cut out with the coordinating die, I used the white baker’s twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack to tie into a double bow, and the card base is Coastal Cabana cardstock:

For card #5, I stamped the daffodils in Memento ink on Basic White cardstock, colored in with Light & Dark Pool Party, Light & Dark Granny Apple Green, and Light & Dark Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends. This is die-cut out with the coordinating die, I used Linen Thread to tie into a double bow, and the card base is Basic Gray cardstock:

For card #6, I stamped the single daffodil in Memento ink on Basic White cardstock, colored in with Light & Dark Granny Apple Green, Light Misty Moonlight, and Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends. This is die-cut out with the coordinating die, I used the Misty Moonlight/silver Baker’s Twine from Flower’s for Every Season Combo Pack to tie around into a double bow, and the card base is Misty Moonlight cardstock:

Whew! I’m tired now! lol I really wanted to show you the different alternatives that you can make when you combine the Daffodil Daydream Bundle with the Simply Marbleous DSP! After all, there are 48 sheets of the DSP, which is plenty for card making! Even if you don’t use these cards for Easter, you can easily use them for ANY occasion! As promised, the templates that SU! shared on FB for the die-cuts will be at the end of this post! Enjoy!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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