Stampin’ Up!’s web site describes the You’re Inspiring stamp set like this: “A dignified dozen of delicate daffodils for dazzling demonstrations of your devotion.” They do love alliteration. It really is a lovely stamp set, and I used it to make today’s card for Easter.

When I was little, the whole family always gathered at my Aunt Edna’s house for Easter dinner. I was the only child at these dinners. My siblings and cousins were all at least 10 years older, so they were teenagers and didn’t care about hunting for eggs. But I loved it. The driveway to Aunt Edna’s house was lined in jonquils, and they were always thick and blooming at Easter. I always knew there would be at least a few eggs hidden amongst them. To this day, whenever I see jonquils (or daffodils or Narcissus) I always think of those childhood Easters. 

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Here’s what I made:

SStampin' Up! You're Inspiring handmade Happy Easter card featuring daffodils by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring handmade Happy Easter card featuring daffodils by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Granny Apple Green card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Lemon Lime Twist CS layer cut to 3-7/8″ x 2-5/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the You’re Inspiring stamp set:

  • daffodils in Granny Apple Green ink onto the Lemon Lime Twist Cs layer
  • sentiment in Daffodil Delight ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Cut using the Classic Label Punch:

  • sentiment

Embossed using the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder:

  • the front of the card base
  • NOTE: You can emboss a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Granny Apple Green CS, then glue it onto the front of the card base. I thought it was easier to skip a step and emboss the front of the card base itself.

Colored using Watercolor Pencils (dry):

  • flowers in Daffodil Delight
  • flower centers in Pumpkin Pie
  • stems & leaves in Old Olive
  • drew three lines along the top, bottom, and both sides of the stamped image in white. I thought about using a ruler, but I think the crooked lines lends a subtle, whimsical quality to the card.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder – I did this with the front of the card base facing down, to avoid burnishing away any of the embossing.
  • Lemon Lime Twist CS layer glued onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • Whisper White CS layer adhered onto the front of the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • sentiment glued onto the Lemon Lime Twist CS layer
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring handmade Happy Easter card featuring daffodils by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

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Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

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Here’s what I used:

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Preorder the Vibrant Vases Online Class by April 10:

  • Make 6 gorgeous cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • perfect for assorted occasions including love, celebration, and thanks
  • You’ll receive all you need to make the cards, including the stamp set, punch, and the precut/prescored card kits PLUS a stamping template for the punch.
  • Limited spots available

Click on the image below for details and class options:

Vibrant Vases Online Card Class by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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