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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Monday, 19 July 2010

Cuttlebug and Joy Crafts Daisies

Monday morning and back to work - well that's not really a true statement because I can't call crafting work - I should have used the words 'back to playing' instead!  Oh, goodie - I have missed my craftroom and my crafting mates in blogland - so hello all and thanks for your welcome home messages - it really is nice to be back and do you like this idea using your scoreboard to create a base card.....

Materials used:
A4 sheet of white linen cardstock
Daisy dies from Joy Crafts
Provocraft Alphabet - Harmony
Tag, ribbon, pearls

Take your A4 sheet and cut off a lengthwise strip of 62mm or 2.1/2" then with your scorebord make a centre fold on the A4 line. You now have a square card that measure 5.13/16"
Now you score two lines - on my EaziScore I used lines Box 2 and 4

Then scored again to make this effect 

Place card back on scoreboard and pencil mark centre on line 4 (or A4 Gate)
Now an apology - I forgot to take a picture of the front of the card!!!  BUT, this is how the card ended up.....I made an aperture card using the largest die from a set of Daisies dies from Joy Crafts. I placed the first die in the centre - you could guess but I used the pencil line as above - this made spacing the cuts much easier.  Then all I needed to do was to adhere my DP to the inside front, and.....

My finished card personalised with my bowling team mate's name using the Provocraft Harmony Alphabet.

I was left with 3 daisies!?!?!?!  Now, I don't like to waste anything, so.....I scored lines on the petals
made a tag, added the daisies and a number.....

and with another sheet of DP decorated the inside of my card.
Since Maria was not too keen on the idea of being 40 I thought this was a better idea than placing the numbers on the front!  However, I did tell her that there were worse things than being 40 - it could be her 50th!  As the saying goes .... "It not the years it's what you put into them that important!"  Happy Birthday Maria - have a great day today!

I have found that the Joy Craft dies cut with easy on my Cuttlebug and have not heard of any problems from my readers.  This company's dies are available from my supplier Liz (link on the sidebar) and this week (18th July to 25th) she is offering free postage on UK orders.

I told you this idea was adapable - you could use any of your small dies to create an aperture card.  I have used butterflies, squares, even Christmas trees - I'm sure you will tell me of others!  I will expand this idea soon because I think I know a way of using up even more leftovers and we all have these! 

Right back to my workdesk, it should be in a fine old mess by Wednesday for WOYWW - perhaps with something a bit unexpected?????   Enjoy your day!


Unknown said...

This card is beautiful I really like it. Mary x

Scrapcat 1 said...

Oh it is nice to have you home, your card is so elegant as usual I will need to try that technique, thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Thanks for the technique, stunning card.
Christine x

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Welcome home Ikki, glad you had a good break! :) and thanks so much for the step by step use of this with your scoreboard and Joy dies, I have a number of Joy dies and find them great too. I was appreciative of the step by pictures of using the scoreboard too as have just bought one (since finding your site) and I am still learning how to get the right technique with it. Thank you so much!
Shaz from Oz.

chrissy xx said...

Love your card, love your idea's So, welcome back to blog land.

slinkycat said...

Gorgeous card, love the idea of putting the '40' inside too :)

Leanne x

XxJULESxX said...

oh! love it!!! another fab tutorial i must have a go at this!thank you!

Max said...

Welcome home Eileen.
Your personalised daisy card is very effective and I especially like how you have discreetly added the numbers inside - bet Maria loved it.

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Deborah Morelli said...

what floral wire brand name you use for the small flowers on your cards?