My August stamp class was all about punches, and one of the projects we made was this birthday card with a black eye susan from Stampin’ Up!’s daisy punch. I got the idea for the flower from Ronda Wade, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and after I saw her flower, I went to work to create my version. I made a few of them, playing with the size of the center. This flower could easily become a sunflower, so stay tuned for a future project!
The class loved this card as it was easy and makes a strong statement (that’s code for cute – LOL!). It is a simple card that does not take a lot of supplies or materials – basically one stamp, some paper, the daisy punch, and you are on your way! Truthfully, we jazzed it up a little bit, but you could make something similar without a lot of fuss.
The version below shows a larger center in the flower. Not yet a sunflower, but edging in that direction!!
Measurements for Card Stock and Paper
- Crushed Curry: Card base = 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored and folded at 4 1/4″. Daisy = 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ to punch four flowers.
- Sahara Sand: 5 1/4″ x 2″ panel.
- Early Espresso:5 1/4″ x 3/4″ strip. Scrap ~2″.
To make the card, I cut all of the card stock and paper, and with the Early Espresso stampin’ pad, I stamped Happy Birthday on the 5 1/4″ x 2″ Sahara Sand card stock panel. I recommend stamping before any gluing so you can use the revers side if you are not pleased with the initial stamped result.
Next, I adhered the Sahara Sand panel on the bottom of the card, and the printed paper on the top. I then covered the seam of the two papers with the 3/4″ strip of Early Espresso.
I cut the Crushed Curry card stock four times with the Daisy Punch, and loosened each flower with a bone folder. I lined up all four punched flowers and put a brad in the center to hold them together. You may want to use a pin or a piercing tool to make a hole for the brad. The color of the brad is irrelevant since it is ultimately covered. I then glued the center of the flower on the Early Espresso strip.
The brown center of the flower was fun. I placed a piece of scrap Early Espresso card stock inside the Softly Falling embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot. This gave it some texture and sort of looks real (heavy on the sort of!). I then used the circle punch to cut it, and I coated it with fine tip glue to give it a shine. After the glue had dried to give the center a glossy look, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach it to the flower.
That’s it – quick and easy! Below are the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used. Clicking on an image will take you to my online store.