Monday, December 29, 2008

What's new?

Hi there! I hope you all had a very special holiday. I couldn't wait to start creating with some of the new lines. I immediately grabbed Man About Town when I took this photo of my son on his 13th birthday. I love how this line is so versatile and the color combo is one of my favorites.

I hope all of you have a very happy and safe new year.

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Big Guy is nearly here!

Only two more sleeps until Santa makes his way from the North Pole to spread a little cheer :)

I don't know about your families, but my kids are so excited that every time they hear a siren outside they shout, "It's Santa!" LOL. Getting a tad ahead of themselves, I think.

So here at Upsy Daisy we hope that everyone of our lovely supporters has a wonderful Christmas and a safe and very happy New Year!

In order to celebrate the occasion, I have put together a little tutorial for you to have a play with in case you get some time to scrap over the holidays.

Here it is:

How to make a Flower Garden using Upsy Daisy Papers and your Punches:

Step One:

Cut a 1.5inch x 10inch strip of paper. Use your scissors to cut small snips into the piece of paper NOT all the way to the bottom.

Step Two:

Once you have snipped all the way along the paper, come back to the start and start snipping at odd angles in order to chop the little bits of paper into odd/uneven shapes.

Step Three:

At the end of this process, your "grass" should look like this:

Step Four:
Using a large circle punch (I have used the Whale of a Punch 2 inch), punch out two large circles from your other UD paper.

Now punch out some smaller circles, as well as some scalloped shapes using a Marvy scallop oval

punch. You'll need a few from two or three different colours.

Step Five:
Gently ink the outsides of the scalloped ovals and then cut them in half with a pair of scissors.

Step Six:

Now put your large circles facing down on your desk and cover the back with some tape or glue. Using the scalloped ovals that have been cut in half, place them in even spaces around the outside of the circle with the right sides also facing down.

Step Seven:

Your finished flower should look like this:

Now all you have to do is bend the petals of the flowers in a bit and raise the flower off the surface of your page in order to give it depth and dimension.

Here is my example of the finished product:

Here is another way to use your punches to great effect - this time I used the Whale of a Punch Butterfly on my Upsy Daisy papers so that I could show off both sides of the papers!

So that's it from me and the rest of the Upsy Daisy crew until after Christmas - have a wonderful day and many blessings to you and your families!
Sares xx

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday projects

I have a couple new projects to show you using the Spirit and Hot Chocolate lines. The first is a "Happy Holidays" card that showcases the Spirit line. At the top, I punched out a circle and then punched a circle out of that to give it the look of a Christmas ornament.

The second project is a holiday planning book using the Hot Chocolate line. I created tabs in the book to list my gifts, cards, baking and holiday parties. I painted my snowflake chipboard and added some Martha Stewart glitter. Here's a fun tip - to keep glitter from getting everywhere, just finish it off with a coat of Diamond Glaze.

Merry Christmas, everyone! :)


Friday, December 12, 2008

Four New Lines for UDD!!

We are pleased to announce the release of four new lines! We will be taking these to CHA in January but we didn't want to keep them hidden until then. So now you can start the new year with some fresh new papers! Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Trio of Praise

Here are three super easy cards to create from one sheet of pattern paper. I used "Cocoa" from the Upsy Daisy "Hot Chocolate" line.

1 Sheet Pattern Paper
Cardstock for card base

1. From your Upsy Daisy Cocoa paper cut 6 rectanges with the following measurements...
3 - 4 X 5 1/2
3 - 3 3/4 X 5 1/4

2. Centre and attach your 3 3/4 X 5 1/4 rectanges to your 4 X 5 1/2 rectanges. Hand or machine sew your edges if desired.

3. Apply your rub-on sentiments to scraps of your "Cocoa" paper (the pink backside is perfect for this!) Attach these to your created card front.

4. To make your card base trim your cardstock to 5 1/2 X 8 inches and fold in half. Attach your created card front to your card base.

Monday, November 17, 2008

November inspiration -> Michele

Hi there !
Here is Michele and, well, as you may know, english is not my first language, so i hope you will understand what i am trying to tell you !lol ! and i hope you will pardon me my mistakes ...

let's begin by a page using the "Hot chocolate" collection ,marvelous colors ! and what i love with this papers, it's that it's very easy to use it for another theme that Christmas .
This page talk about my biggest defect: being anxious, being afraid about everything ...

UDD products use:

#UDD0155. Wintergreen
#UDD0152. Dash Away
#UDD0150. Cinnamon Stick

yes i love making this flowers , so i thought it would be a great idea to use it for making
Christmas Ornament together !

here is what we need :

6 circles cut in the papers of the "Spirit" collection:
#UDD0156. Giving
#UDD0161. Thanks
rub ons
#UDD0123. Basic Brown

Bend the ribbon like this :

then staple a circle of cardstock on :

distress the edge of the circles and run it in bowl, and glue it together.

put an eyelet on a circle of cardstock

staple it and tie the rope:

add embellishment or words and some glitter :

and voilà :)

an easy way to make Christmas ornament :) i think i will make it again ;)
thanks for letting me share !

Monday, November 10, 2008

November Inspiration -> Kim S

{click on any of the image to see them larger}

I love mixing and matching paperlines and Upsy Daisy Designs products are perfect to mix up! For this layout I have taken papers from both of the new Christmas Lines Spirit and Hot Chocolate . See how wonderful these lines mix? And you don't even have to use them for festive layouts - they are perfect for any occasion.

UDD Products used:
#UDD0151 Cocoa (Hot Chocolate Paperline)
#UDD0150 Cinnamon Stick (Hot Chocolate Paperline)
#UDD0159 Peace (Spirit Paperline)
#UDD005 Flower Swirl (Oodles of Doodles)

I would also like to share a little Christmas Ornament with you - these paperballs have appeared across the web a lot lately and I love just how easy these are to make. They would be fantastic as a little gift, you could fill them with candy or small toys.
All you need are a few strips of paper, a hole punch, two brads and whichever additional embellishments take your fancy.

For my example I have cut a 12 x 12 sheet of double sided paper from the >>Spirit<< line into eight strips of 1,5" width. I found them too long, which would make the ball quite large, therefore I decided to cut them down to a length of 6" each.

When using double-sided paper, make sure that you alternate the patterns for a more interesting look. Stack each of your strips on top of each other and punch a hole at the top and the bottom end of each strip. While they are still stacked on top of each other, secure the ends by attaching a brad through the top and one through the bottom hole. All you need to do now is to fan the strips out and your ball is good an ready. Isn't that just the cutest little gift to do? And it did not take me longer than 5 Minutes to cut, punch and fan the ball. It took much longer to stamp and ink the gift tag, which was attached to the top brad.

UDD Products used
#UDD157 Joy (Spirit Paperline)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hot Chocolate

I love the colors of the new Hot Chocolate line. The colors are nontraditional and that's what instantly attracted me to this line. The pink, the brown and the bright green are a perfect combination of colors for holiday paper. I would love to see what you all are doing with our new holiday lines so please link us up when you start creating. Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Design Team Announcement!

Upsy Daisy Designs is thrilled to announce the new design team members as well as a selection of guest designers. There were so many amazing applications and it was hard to choose! We thank everyone that took the time to apply. A big welcome goes out to our new DT members!

Try a new shape!

I love making cards but sometimes get stuck in a rut with rectangle and square cards. Next time you make a card, try creating it with a fun shape! For this card, I used the Vroom line and drew out my party hat by hand. If you don't want to try hand-drawing try using one of the many diecut machines available to make your shape. I love the colors in the Vroom line - perfect for guys of all ages!


Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Here is the second of the newly released lines. This is Spirit. It is a beautiful, traditionally elegant line for all your holiday memories! Enjoy and please post your projects made using the new lines. We would love to see them!


Attention Everyone!!! Let's get those Holiday projects started! Here is the first of two new seasonal lines for UDD. Hot Chocolate is a fun playful line which we hope will bring some color to your projects! Happy Creating!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

All Dressed Up!

I'm so excited to share how to make these little dress cards!

First you'll need the template...which can be found here.

Next, you'll need to fold a piece of cardstock in half and trace the dress, making sure to leave the top of the dress or the "shoulders" on the crease to keep the card as one piece.

Now you'll need to trace your dress out of your favorite Upsy Daisy paper :)

Finally, attach the dress to the front of your card, add a cute belt, a little collar, and your sentiment!

Have a very wonderful week!

Love and blessings,

Halloween Contest Winner!!

Hey Everyone! Thanks to all those who entered our Halloween contest! We are happy to announce that Tracey Taylor has won! A UDD prize package will be sent out to Tracey soon. Enjoy scrapping all the upcoming Halloween moments!

Friday, September 19, 2008

And the Winner Is!

Hey Everyone!

I am sorry it has taken a while for us to announce the winner of our posting contest! The winner is Traceyt! Her new technique that she has been using is to distress the edges of patterned paper and then hand stitch it onto the page. It gives her pages a fabric feel. Thanks to all of you that posted a comment. There are some great things in the works at UDD so stay tuned! Tracey, please contact us to claim your prize. Congratulations!!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Applesauce and School Memories...

It's that time of year again, isn't it? The pencilcases are packed, the new lunch boxes are chock full of goodies and the mums shed tears at the school gate as they wave goodbye to their
little ones.......
Of course, the start of the school year is one of the best times to start scrapping pages - all those perfectly cute smiles and little backpacks.
Here's a shot of my tribe as my eldest two sons get ready for their first day of school this year.
To show off these photos I wanted something bright and funky, and the Upsy Daisy range "APPLESAUCE" was the perfect choice.
Full of energy and dynamic design, the "Applesauce" range exudes colour and excitement into your school LO or OTP.
And better still, the "Applesauce" range is on sale this week as we make way for even more wonderful Upsy Daisy Designs to stock the shelves. So go ahead and click HERE to take you to the Upsy Daisy Designs site where you will see some fabulous bargains on some of the ranges of scrapping paper.

Also, don't forget our wonderful HALLOWEEN COMPETITION ! Check out the details on the Upsy Daisy Website and enter to win!

Have fun and happy scrapping!
Sares xx

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Exciting Times at UDD

Hey Everyone!

There is a lot going on at UDD! First of all there is an exciting contest to tell you all about!! Get those old Halloween pictures out and put them to good use. Check out the details on the website. Submissions will be accepted until September 15th at There is a prize to be won!!

We are also looking for two new members for our fabulous design team. The call is open from September 1-30. Details are on the website. We can't wait to see all those great layouts!!

Make a comment on this posting telling us about any new techiniques you have discovered and each post will be entered in a draw for a UDD stamp set! Closes on September 9th.

Happy Scrappin and Back to School!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Gotta Go Back

Back to school that is. Last week, I officially became a mom of a 7th grader. I can't believe just how quickly time flies.

I used the papers from the Vroom line. It's such a great line for boys. I love the way the black & white photo really stands out here. For a fun touch, I cut out the circles from the Vroom Vroom paper to make photo corners.