Stitched with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

Stitched with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

Today’s cards combine new products from Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog with “seasoned” products from our Annual Catalog. I sometimes get caught up purchasing and playing with all of the brand-new goodies, And I forget about the stamps, papers, and tools available all the time.

Be sure to watch the video at the end of the post. A Facebook Live replay, it demonstrates the products and how I created today’s cards. I’d love you to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I add a video each week that demonstrates a different stamping technique or product.

Stitched with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

I created a set of cards in Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight using:

  • Stitched with Whimsy Dies (JJ Mini) — I love the whimsical stitching;
  • Happy Thoughts stamp set (JJ Mini) — I love the variety of sentiments — perfect for creating a gift set;
  • Blending Brushes (JJ Mini) — these help create fun backgrounds;
  • Daisy Lane stamp set (Annual Catalog) — says “spring” and we’re all ready for that;
  • Daisy Punch (Annual Catalog) — a fun and easy coordinating product; and
  • the Stamparatus (Annual Catalog) — a stamp positioning tool helping you create quick and cute projects.

This post features four variations of one design. Do you like the Balmy Blue card base, the Daffodil Delight card base, or the white card base? I’d love to hear from you!

Stithced with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

Stitched with Whimsy Congratulations

Stitched with Whimsy Thinking of You

How to YouTube Video

Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards and video. Be sure to take another look at your Annual Catalog. Dust off some of those sets and play around.

Please let me know if I can help you any way! I want to make your crafting experience fun and fulfilling!

On May 4, you’ll see a new copy of the Annual Catalog. I can’t wait to see what’s in store.


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True Love Thank You Card

True Love Thank You Card

If you’re like me, you always need a bunch of thank you cards. I like to thank people who support my small business. And, I believe it’s important to communicate my gratitude with a hand-written note. I love that Stampin’ Up!’s offers such a wide variety of rubber stamps, ink, paper, and other products to create beautiful handmade greeting cards.

In this post, I offer a free tutorial on creating a hand-stamped greeting card using Stampin’ Up!’s True Love Designer Series Paper, the Blending Brushes, Daisy Lane stamp set, Medium Daisy Punch, Here’s a Card stamp set, and the heat embossing technique. I’ve also included a video showing a variety of ways to use Stampin’ Up!’s Blending Brushes.

True Love Thank You Card Free Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Daisy Lane (149325), Here’s a Card (149438)
  • PAPER – Basic White (159276), Basic Black (121045), True Love Designer Series Paper (154281)
  • INK –Bumblebee (153116), Versamark (102283)
  • OTHER – Medium Daisy Punch (149517), Blending Brushes (153611), Heat Tool (129053), White Embossing Powder (109132), Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Matte Black Dots (154284), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Basic White – 8 ½” 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, 4” x 2”
  • Basic Black – 5 ¼” x 4”, 5” x ¾”, 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • True Love DSP (small daisy design) – 5” x 3 ¾”


  • Using a Blending Brush, apply Bumblebee ink to the True Love DSP until you get the desired darkness.
  • Stamp the small daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set twice with Bumblee ink on the 4” x 2” Basic White card stock.
  • Punch images out with Medium Daisy Punch. Layer them together to form a daisy, using a Glue Dot or two in the center of the flowers.
  • Ink the “thank you” sentiment with Versamark and stamp on the Basic Black 5” x ¾” strip on the right-hand side of the paper. Cover with White Embossing Powder. Shake off excess. Heat with Heat Tool until set.
  • Die cut the second to smallest Stitched Circle Die from the 2 ½” x 2 ½” black square.
  • Assemble card: Layer the 5 ¼” x 4” Basic Black piece onto the Basic White card base; add the blended DSP; and adhere the long sentiment on top of this about a third of a way down the card.
  • Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the black circle and place on the card on the left-hand side, straddling the sentiment piece.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to layer the daisy on top of the black circle.
  • Add a small Matte Black Dot to the center of the daisy.

Please enjoy this video demonstrating Stampin’ Up!’s Blending Brushes.

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Daisy Lane 2021 Calendar

Welcome to our monthly Maui Achievers Blog Hop. We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui incentive trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us continue to inspire you creatively.
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator, these are top demonstrators in their country and would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams. Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. We love to hear from you.

Daisy Lane 2021 Calendar

Daisy Lane 2021 Calendar

These 2021 desktop calendars make great gifts. Easy to make, they can be adorned and embellished with any number of stamps, papers, dies, and/or punches.

These calendars make use of the Daisy Lane stamp found in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I l love that this set also coordinates with the Daisy Punch and the Medium Daisy Punch. Also, the calendar on the right uses the Playful Alphabet Dies.

Both feature the Flower & Field 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper which is a free item you can earn from Stampin’ Up!’s upcoming Sale-A-Bration promotion. Beginning January 5, this package of 12 sheets (2 each of 6 double-sided) designs is available free with a $50 purchase. Look for a host of other stamp sets and papers available free with minimum $50 and $100 purchases before tax and shipping.


  • Black base measures 11 x 4 1/2 inches, scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4
  • Flower and Field DSP measures 5 1/4 x 4
  • Bumblebee is cut at 5 1/4 x 4 for both the top and bottom pieces
  • Black mat for the Post It Note measures 3 1/2 x 3 1/2


Daisy Lane 2021 Calendar

Daisy Lane 2021 Calendar

Desktop Calendar Video

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Be sure to visit all of the blog on the hop for a host of paper crafting inspiration.


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List of Products Used for Daisy Lane 2021 Calendar

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Easy Handmade Sticky Notepad Holder

Are you looking for an easy-to-create teacher gift? Or stocking stuffer? This easy handmade sticky note holder fits the bill perfectly. I list directions below. Be sure to watch the video at the end of the post for visual reference.

Easy Handmade Sticky Note Holder

Start with a piece of card stock measuring 8 inches by 3 1/4 inches. Score at 2 inches, 2 1/2 inches, 5 1/2, inches, and 6 inches. Fold on the score lines. Stampin’ Up! offers 50 different colors of card stock. Imagine the possibilities! Choose a coordinating Designer Series Paper or vice versa.

Place the sticky note pad in the middle of the card stock using Stampin’ Seal+ or Tear and Tape.

Adhere the Designer Series Paper pieces measuring 3 inches by 1 3/4 inches to the front card stock flaps.

Select a stamp set sentiment to adorn the holder. For the above holder, I used the “Smile” sentiment from the Daisy Lane stamp set and the Boho Indigo Designer Series Paper.

Use self-adhesive velcro dots to create a closure for the pad.

The holder below features Stampin’ Up!’s Christmas Gleaming stamp set, the coordinating Gleaming Ornament Punch Pack, and the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper. These three products retire at the end of the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog period. This means you won’t be able to purchase them from Stampin’ Up! (Just a note: At the time of this post Wednesday, December 9), the punches and Designer Series Paper are discounted during the 2020 Year-End Closeout Sale. (The Year-End Closeout is while supplies last or through January 4.)

Easy Handmade Sticky Note Holder

Pictured below: I created a number of these note pads and donated them to a local self-help organization.

Easy Handmade Sticky Note Holder

Enjoy this short video showing how easily these handmade projects go together.


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