Monday, March 30, 2009

March Projects & SALE

Good morning everyone.

Today I would like to show you a little project using an - uhm - more unconventional item to alter. Call me weird but every month when I look at my box of *wotsits* I keep thinking "surely I must be able to put this to future use".
I am bad because I simply cannot throw away any form of boxed packaging as I always think one day I will be able to use it.

So, how to you get from this

to this?

Easy, peasy lemon squeezy :)
I placed some double sided tape along all edges of the box and took a left-over piece of paper from the {Flutter} Series >> #UDD0146. Soar <<. I pretty much "rolled" the box along its length, which made it stick to the tape.

At the end of the lip, I cut along the edges and "neatened" any overhanging pieces of paper. Then I did the same process to the sides of the box. It actually sounds a more long-winded process than it it. Covering the box basic took me all but five minutes.

Now all I needed to do was add little bits and pieces all around the box. Using a Fiskars Border Punch, I created a ribbon like border using the >> #UDD0147. Take wing << paper. Cutting butterflies from the >> #UDD0145. Take to the air << paper and adhering them to the box with foam pads, adds some depth to the project.

{Rub Ons} >> #UDD192. Butterfly Wishes; #UDD189. Oh Happy Day << and Brads >> #EMB002. Bebe-Girl << give the project a lovey finish. Now it can be filled with whatever you see fit and no-one will ever now this used to be a box of "wotsits"

Before I leave you - did you know that Upsy Daisy Designs have a humdinger of a SALE going on right now? Yup, to make way for the new lines you can grabe yourself some awesome bargains at 50% - 70% off!!! Don't walk --> RUN to the store {here}

Saturday, March 28, 2009

UDD Prize Package!!

We are running a contest for a fabulous Bebe prize package in conjuntion with our ad running in the latest issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine! So please leave a comment and you will be entered to win a package of scrapbook paper, a stamp set, and rub ons!!! Contest runs until May 20th, 2009.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

They're Kitting Us! (2)

Have you visited Memory Workshop?

Well, if you havn't then run on over because they are featuring Upsy Daisy product in two kits for April.

You will find our "Circle of Friends" line in their April Main kit:

The ever-popular "Man about Town" line is in their bonus kit, also featured in the month of April.

Sandra Brindley, the owner, has said this about her kits:
"Every kit includes a newsletter with layout ideas, photos, sketches and
step-by-step instructions. Members can opt to add on or switch to the bonus
kit any month."

And just in case you're short on inspiration, "Memory Workshop" has invited the adorable and talented Cari Locken to Guest Design for them in April.
So, mark your calenders to stop by the gallery to see what Cari has in store.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Hello everyone! I hope everyone has been able to get their hands on some of the new Upsy Daisy products. I have been enjoying them a lot. This week I just wanted to chat about a little something called contrast. I don't know about you, but I really love a good contrast on my pages. I just love the way the black pops against the soft colors on the Bebe papers. Oh, and check out the new journaling stamp from the My Guy stamp set.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cards for all occasions!

I've got some new cards to share with you today using several of the new lines. The versatility of the bebe line is perfect for making both boy and girl baby cards while Circle of Friends is great for honoring that special friend in your life. I've been using the Unwritten line for both wedding and sympathy cards. This line is classic and elegant and works well for celebrating a marriage and mourning the loss of a loved one.

TIP: I used a fine-tip scissors to cut the cluster of flowers from the patterned paper on the "Happily Ever After" card.

Happy card-making! :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

New CHA Products

Hi Everyone! Amanda here making my first post to the Daisy Diaries. I have a few projects to show you here using some of Upsy Daisy's newest products, fresh from CHA.

This card is made using the Bebe pattern papers, Bebe rub-ons, Little One rub-ons, the new flower brads and Make A Bloom stamps. To make these flowers, I used the Make A Bloom stamps and stamped on to Bebe pattern paper. I then cut them out and then adhered them to the card.

This is a birthday card/mini book that I made using the Circle of Friends pattern paper, rub-ons, and stamps. I also used the new Upsy Daisy flower brads on this card.

I used the Unwritten line to make this layout along with the new co-ordinating stamps, rub-ons and jeweled brads.
Look how beautiful and elegant these new brads are!

I used Staz-on ink and only inked the corner of this stamp and stamped it into the corners of the photo.

I am going to show you steps turn the butterfly rub-ons into 3D embellishments. First, cut out the butterfly off the sheet of rub-ons and rub it on to plain white cardstock. (non-textured cardstock works best)

Then, cut the image out very close to the edges of the rub-on.

Next, take a letter opener or bone folder and use it to curl the wings (very similar to how you would make curly ribbon with the blade of scissors)

Fold your butterfly to give it a bit more dimension.

When you adhere your butterfly to the page, just use adhesive on the body of the butterfly so the wings are able to pop up off the page. This technique also works well with images cut from stamps or pattern paper (white butterfly shown is cut from Unwritten pattern paper).

Have a great day everyone and hopefully Spring will find you soon!