Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Out In the Garden with SUO - Stampin' Up! Only Challenges

Hello and Welcome to our Stampin' Up! Only Challenge - SUO! 
This time we are challenging you to create your project with the theme Out In the Garden.

And, what could be more perfect than these divine daisies!!   I've paired the fabulous Daisy Delight stamp set.....

with the coordinating Delightful Daisy DSP  - and what a wonderful pairing!!

I've used the Daffodil Delight daisy paper and paired it with Always Artichoke and a touch of So Saffron and Early Espresso.

I've also used the awesome and fun Wood Crate framelits to create a container for my daisies.

This card is so full of spring beauty!  It's a perfect card to display on the mantle.  The card is a z fold so that it stands perfectly, and yet, it can still fit neatly into a standard envelope for postage.  

Daisys in a crate z fold card 
You Will Need:  Stamp Set – Daisy Delight; Inks – Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight,  Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder; Extras – Daisy punch, Wood Crate framelits, ½” circle punch, sponge 

Paper:  Card base, Delightful Daisy DSP pieces – 14 x 10cm, 7 x 10cm, 7 x 10cm; Wood Textures DSP pieces – 2 of 14cm x 5cm & 12cm x 2cm, coordinating cardstock for punching daisy heads, Always Artichoke for stalks, Whisper White piece for flower centres 

1. Using the Wood Crate framelits and the 2 Wood Textures DSP pieces (5cm x 14cm) , die cut 2 crate pieces leaving off the base flap.  You may need to trim the bottom of the crate so it’s straight.   2. Assemble the wood crate using double sided tape on the side flaps.   
3. Stamp a greeting onto the top rung of the crate using Early Espresso Ink 
4. Score the extra piece of Wood Textures DSP at 2cm and 10cm  
5. Adhere the strip of wood textures DSP into the centre of the crate attaching the flaps at each end of the crate.  This gives you an extra anchor point for your flowers.
6. Make sure you can fold the crate flat in both directions. 
7. Adhere the Delightful Daisy DSP to each panel of your card and fold the card into a Z. 
8. Attach the crate to the centre of the card – long side of the crate to the long side of the card. 
9. Stamp the greeting onto the front of the card using Early Espresso ink 
10. Using the daisy punch and cardstock, punch 10 flower heads 
11. Sponge along the edges of each petal using coordinating ink 
12. Using a bone folder gently bend the petals to look more realistic. 
13. Stamp 5 flower centres onto the white cardstock using coordinating ink, and punch out using the ½” circle punch 
14. Assemble the flower heads – 2 daisies offset together to make 5 flowers. 
15. Attach the daisy centres
16. Cut very thin strips of Always Artichoke to make  5 stems for the flowers
 17. Adhere the top of the each stem to the back of each flower and arrange them into the crate and adhere. 

Welcome to handmade by Julia Quinn 

I hope you've been inspired to join in the fun with our SUO Challenge!

I'm on the team at SUO!

Click on the graphic and head over to our Challenge blog to see some more amazing Garden creations, and then join in the fun by adding your projects into the gallery!!  We love to see your beautiful creations!!

Happy Stamping,

Remember to send in your registration for my Cardmaking with Julia Retreat Day soon as places are filling fast.


  1. LOVE this card...I hate to buy the framelet set but may try and create something on my own. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. want to make one for my garden club event.

    1. Thankyou Cookie! I love it too. It's so happy. The DSP made it so easy!

  2. I love this card! Do you by chance have a video tutorial or directions on how you made this?

    1. Hi Lori. Thankyou for your lovely comments. Yes, I do have written instructions for this card. I can email you a copy if you like

  3. Hi Julia,

    I love this card but I can't figure out how you can fold it with the crate in order to put into an envelope. Can I get a copy of the tutorial instructions?

    1. Thank you so much for your query. I have updated this post to include the tutorial instructions. I hope this helps. When you make the crate, do not use the base of the crate. It gets chopped off so you have only the sides and this can be easily folded for your card in an envelope.

  4. I am not seeing the measurement for the card base and the score lines for folding. Could you please let me know what they are. Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Sherlie, the card base is 10 1/2cm x 29.6cm. Scored along the long side at 141/2cm and 22cm. I hope this helps!


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