Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Finds: Daffodils in Bloom

Friday Finds, where I find inspiration in the world around me

There's a grove of daffodils that appears every year along the lakeside path I walk each day. They are late bloomers this year. The earliest I've ever seen them is end of January. The average is around Valentine's Day. This year they didn't deign to burst into bloom until March and I don't blame them... it's been a cold winter. I guess that makes me love the sight of them even more this Spring and it has given me inspiration for this week's Friday Finds.

I designed the daffodil on this card so that it could be mailed flat, but the scored trumpet and fluff of grosgrain stamen make it look dimensional. The Watercolor Wonder note cards provide the perfect and quick background for the daffodil. I finished the card off with a pewter embossed greeting. Keep scrolling down to learn how to make my daffodil. Find out the supplies you'll need to make this pretty card and where to get them HERE!

It's fun to be inspired, but it's even more fun to share. WANT TO JOIN ME???? Just post a link to your daffodil inspired card in my comments below and I'll come see your design. Don't have a place to post your cards yet? No worries. Just sign up for a free account at and post your photo in the gallery there. So break out your daffodil stamps, make a yellow and green card or just use the daffodil photo as your starting point and let your creativity flow. Happy Stamping!

Daffodil Tutorial

Step One

1. Stamp the daffodil shaped flower from the Secret Garden stamp set in Daffodil Delight Ink on Daffodil Delight Card stock.

Step Two

2. Run the flower through the Big Shot with the matching flower die from the Secret Garden Framelits. Alternately, you could cut out the flower with scissors.

Step Three

3. This is what the flower looks like, once it's cut out.

Step Four

4. Punch a scallop circle out of Crushed Curry Card Stock using the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch.

Step Five

5. Using the Simply Scored Scoring Board, score the scallop circle from indent to opposite indent all the way around. Note: I darken my 6" score groove of my Simply Scored with a black Sharpie so that I can line up my projects more easily.

Step Six

6. Pierce the center of the scallop circle piece.

Step Seven

7. I pierced near the center of the scallop circle piece a few more times to widen the hole a little, so that I could fit the grosgrain ribbon through the hole in step nine.

Step Eight

8. Cut a 1" length of Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon. Unravel the ribbon about halfway down. Trim the pulled thread so that it matches the length of the other threads.

Step Nine

9. Feed the ribbon through the hole in the scallop circle.

Step Ten

10. Trim the grosgrain end on the back side of the flower.

Step Eleven

11. Place a Dimensional on the back side of the flower.

Step Twelve

12. Adhere the trumpet of the flower to the flower base.

Step Thirteen

13. Cut ONE 1/8" x 3-1/2" stem and TWO 3/8" x 2-1/2" leaves.

Step Fourteen

14. Taper cut the two leaves.

Step Fifteen

15. Adhere the daffodil pieces to a Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Card. I also embossed "Birthday Wishes" from the Four You stamp set with Pewter Embossing Powder on the corner of the card. You may also want to trim the grosgrain threads at this point.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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  • Stamp Sets: Secret Garden (cling [129144], wood [131940]) Four You (cling [130538], wood [130535]),
  • Card Stock/Paper: Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes [133362], Daffodil Delight [119683], Crushed Curry [131199], Gumball Green [126840]
  • Ink: Daffodil Delight [126944], Versamark [102283]
  • Tools: Simply Scored [122334], Big Shot [113439], Secret Garden Framelits [129372], 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch [129404], Paper-Piercing Tool [126189], Stampin' Pierce Mat [126199], Heat Tool [129053], Pewter Stampin' Emboss Powder [124114], Paper Snips [103579]
  • Embellishments: Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon [126872]
  • Adhesive: Dimensionals [104430], Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue [110755]

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    1. What clever daffodil you have created. Beautiful and the real life ones are so pretty.

    2. What a beautiful daffodil you made! Lovely card. TFS

    3. Brenda, I LOVE your daffodil card, especially the frayed ribbon for the center. Thanks for the excellent picture tutorial! My daffodils appeared about a week ago; I just wish they would last longer! TFS!

    4. merci Brenda pour ce tuto, et pour le cœur de la jonquille effiloché de ruban est une très bonne idée, merci du partage.nous avons des jonquilles depuis une petite semaine.

    5. The card is so beautiful, these are one of my favorite flowers. Thank you for sharing the tutorial for it.

      How do I subscribe to your site so I can follow what you do? Love the site.

      1. Hi Lora, I'm so glad that you like my daffodil. You can subscribe to my site by going to the right side bar and putting your email address in the "follow by email" box. If you are using a mobile device, you will need to go to the "view web version" to see the sidebar. If you have any problems subscribing, just send me an email or post another comment. :)

    6. This is the cutest card I have seen all week! I love the little fluffy center. That is such a creative idea. And the simplicity of the card and the fact that it can be mailed is awesome. Thanks for sharing the step by step tutorial. I know that's a lot of work! Your time and beautiful photographs are sincerely appreciated!