Monday, July 27, 2009

Upsy Daisy Designs meets Spellbinders

Do you love using die cuts for your projects? I am not necessarily talking pre-made die cuts but those you can create yourself with the help of such wonderful products like the Spellbinders  dies. Personally, I love the versatility those dies give you - in particular the Nestabilities.

Spellbinders generously sponsored the Upsy Daisy Designs DT Members with our choice of Nestabilities and I chose the Labels One . It just screams at me to use it for creating a minibook from scratch, but will also come in handy as a base for a journaling block. Have a look at the Upsy Daisy Designs Stamp-Set Chic Bebe and you see how perfectly the journaling stamp will fit this set of Nestabilities. But I digress...
This week, I have created a card using the Labels One die and a few of the new Paper Releases. I love how the die used as the background, guides the eye to the focal point of the card.

Card - Birthday

Papers: Upsy Daisy Designs #ND015. Inspire (A New Day Line); #UDD0176. Grafton, #UDD0178. Kent (Man About Town I Line)
Embellishments: Rub Ons - Upsy Daisy Designs #UDD192. Butterfly Wishes, #UDD189. Oh Happy Day;
Tools: Label Die - Spellbinders;
Don't forget that Upsy Daisy Designs have a DT call running right now - if you would like to become part of this wonderful team, check out the details Here.

Monday, July 20, 2009

new stuff

the new UDD are so adorable! i couldn't decide which lines to use first. so i just grabbed the first two lines that were on the top of my box. this layout is using the a new day line

and this card is using the enchanted line. this line is extra special because is it textured like cardstock.

i can't wait to see what you are all doing with the new lines. please be sure to link us up to your projects when you get your hand on them.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Upsy Daisy Designs meets Pencil Lines

What do you do when you are stuck for inspiration?

I love browsing online galleries mainly to get he feel for the use of certain products, just like our gallery here
And additionally I find sketches to be a wonderful kick-start to get the creative juices flowing.

So, put the gallery and the sketches together and what do you get?
Yep - Upsy Daisy Designs teaming up with Pencil Lines

Pencil Lines is the number one international challenge blog for weekly layout sketches, with a world-wide and loyal following. Founded in October 2006 and hosting such well-known Guest Designers such as Ali Edwards and Cathy Zielske, the blog has gone from strength to strength.

Upsy Daisy Designs was delighted to sponsor the Pencil Lines Design Team with a selection of all our new releases and you can see Here what gorgeous projects they created.

Maybe you would like to play along with Pencil Lines, because all their reader submissions will be entered into the monthly prize draw - guess what you could win this time?? Yep - a selection of some of our new papers.

Don't forget to check this post for our very own Upsy Daisy Design Team Call

Monday, July 13, 2009

Circle Card

I'm so excited to share with you a card I made using the new
Upsy Daisy Designs "A Walk in the Park" Collection.

You'll first need to punch out several 1 1/2 inch circles.

I then positioned the circles on my kraft paper card base.

I added brads to a few of the circles for a little dimension. Using your favorite adhesive attach the circles to the card. Turn your card over and cut off the *hanging over* circles on the top and bottom.

The finished card...

Interested in applying for the Upsy Daisy Design Design Team?
♥ All the information can be found by clicking here ♥

Friday, July 10, 2009

teacher's present

Hey :)))
just wanted to share with you these little things i made for the teachers :)))
of course made with the new lines :))) and a die from Spellbinders :))

and a card:

thanks so much for looking and don't forget our call !!! you can find all the info here

Michele Beck

Monday, July 6, 2009


I am so excited to share one the projects that I have been working on over the past week or so. These altered mason jars were made using Upsy Daisy's new summer CHA release called Enchanted. Enchanted is a perfect name for these papers. They have an elegance about them that just works perfectly with a touch of gold (I used gold ribbons). They are also Upsy Daisy's first papers that has a texture to them. I would describe it as an orange peel texture.

Also, take note of the little tags that I have hanging off each jar (inspire, hope and love). Upsy Daisy recently teamed up with Spellbinders to bring you projects using Upsy Daisy and Spellbinders products together. These little dies are amazing. They are so thin that they take up very little space and they work in most die cut machines. The dies that I am using here are called Labels 3.

While you are here, take a moment to check out the Upsy Daisy Designs Design Team call!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Design Team Call 2009

Call runs from 3 July 2009 – 1 September 2009

We are currently accepting applications for three new Designers to join our talented team.

Interested individuals should submit the following information to with subject heading “Design Team Call”:

1. Full Name
2. Contact information (address, phone, email)
3. Three (3) projects (layouts, cards and/or altered items) representing your best design work. Jpeg files should be no larger than 500kb.) ***
4. List of current design teams and link to your resume.
5. List of your Publications.
6. Link to your online gallery (if you do not have one, please include a few extra layouts)
7. Link to your blog, if applicable.
8. Share why you wish to join the “Upsy Daisy Team” and how your style would complement our designs. Please tell us how much time, per month, you are able to allocate to your “Upsy Daisy” designer commitments.

Submission deadline is September 1st, 2009, 11:59pm

International applicants are welcome!

***Preference will be given to those applicants using “Upsy Daisy Designs” products. We want to see how you use our product.***

Positions will start in October 2009 and will run for one year. Team members will be supplied with “Upsy Daisy” products and will be required to submit two (2) projects per month ( clear photos or scans)

Our 3 new design team members will be announced on our website: and on our blog on September 16th 2009

Please Note:
Successful applicants will be required to:

1) sign a one year contract;

2) Produce two (2) projects by the 15th of each month;

3) Contribute to our Designers Blog;

4) Upload projects to online galleries, and promote “Upsy Daisy Designs” on Message Board

Good luck everyone!!!