Peanut butter and jelly. Abbott and Costello. Bacon and eggs. Luke and Laura. Macaroni & Cheese. Stamps and ink. All make perfect combinations and all are or have been enjoyed by millions. I'm guessing all of those examples, with the exception of stamps and ink, were made separately before being tried together. Surely there was peanut butter without jelly, Abbott without Costello, bacon without eggs, and macaroni without cheese. Then when someone put them together...MAGIC.
Now, I'm well aware that Stampin' Up!® is the queen of coordination. The queen of matchy matchy. The queen of ink coordinating with cardstock, coordinating with Designer Series Paper, coordinating with stamps, coordinating with punches or dies. But rarely, I think, are there two stamp sets that are MFEO (Made For Each Other - acronym cred goes to Sleepless in Seattle).
Enter Daisy Lane. Several years ago, Daisy Lane took the stamping world by storm. Riding in on the shirttails of another amazing daisy stamp set, Daisy Lane was different. Not as bold, but more realistic in nature. And it brought with it the Medium Daisy Punch, which paired nicely with the Large Daisy Punch we already had. Both punches can be used with the Daisy Lane stamp set. Stamp and punch out two of one size of the daisy, then layer them together for a full flower effect.
I really thought Daisy Lane was down on its luck, ready to call it quits and enter the world of the Last Chance list from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. But lo and behold, not only did Daisy Lane NOT retire, but Stampin' Up!® made its perfect mate: Daisy Garden.
So here they are together now in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, living together in perfect harmony, kinda like Ebony and Ivory.
What do you do with two stamp sets that were clearly made to go together? So so much. My first attempt wasn't fancy. My first attempt at pairing the two stamp sets came down to this: I wanted to use the Daisy Garden stamp, I wanted to use the whole thing, and I needed a sentiment, which Daisy Lane could provide.
I'm not a fancy colorer and don't typically take a ton of time. You'll see blemishes and mistakes outside the lines, but it's got character and sweetness.
Basic White cardstock:
-4" x 5 1/4"
-Scrap for the label
Soft Succulent cardstock:
-5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
I stamped Daisy Garden in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then decided to feature all 5 new 2021-2023 In Colors when I colored the stamped image with Stampin' Blends.
So now here we are proving once again that there are two things MFEO, just like... Peanut butter and jelly. Abbott and Costello. Bacon and eggs. Luke and Laura. Macaroni & Cheese. Stamps and ink. Daisy Lane and Daisy Garden. The End.