Did you know that one week from today will be May 2nd? It’s a big day in the Stampin’ Up!® world as that’s when customers will finally be able to buy new products from the 2023/2024 Annual Catalogue. So I think it’s time to start giving you some sneak peeks using items I ordered in advance. There’s so many things I love, but my number one pick from the catalogue is the Fresh As A Daisy 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP). This is going to be very popular.
The Fresh As A Daisy DSP is amazing and consists of 2 each of six double-sided designs. On one side are abstract backgrounds, while the reverse has amazing daisy themed designs. One of those 12″ x 12″ daisy designs is actually created as a collage of individual panels which can be cut up. It was where I started today’s thank you card.
Having cut the sheet into the individual panels I chose this large daisy panel. The panel is acutally 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ so I trimmed 1/4″ off the bottom edge. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the DSP onto a 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Early Espresso Card.
Next I wrapped some Linen Thread around the layers three times (about 3/4″ from the bottom) and secured it on the back using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
For the sentiment I turned to my go-to sentiment stamp set, Go To Greetings. After choosing the middle-sized “thank you” I stamped it onto a scrap of Basic White Card using Early Espresso ink. Then I went looking for a die to cut it out and the new Cheerful Daisies Dies caught my eye. I wonder… Yep there was a single label-style die in the set, and it just happened to be the perfect size. So after die-cutting the sentiment I fixed it to the centre of the panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For my card base I chose Wild Wheat Card (one of the new 2023-2025 InColors) to match the background of the daisy panel. After cutting and scoring the card I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Then I cut a 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Early Espresso Card and glued it to the front of the card base 1/2″ from the fold. With that done I added the assembled daisy panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To decorate the inside of the card and envelope I went back to the Fresh As A Daisy DSP. Once I’d found the Wild Wheat abstract pattern I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece. Then using liquid glue I fixed the paper to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. To trim off the excess paper I used my Paper Snips, following the edge of the flap as a guide.
Going back to the Wild Wheat pattern I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece and glued that to the right-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card. Along the left edge of the DSP I then glued a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Early Espresso Card. Finally I glued the assembled layer inside the card base and my first sneak peek project was complete.
The Fresh As A Dasiy Designer Series Paper really is amazing, and I have lots of ideas for the individual panels as well as the other patterns. Here’s a look at the 12″ x 12″ panel sheet. Remember each pack includes two of these (with an abstract pattern on the back).
The other eleven patterns in the Fresh As A Daisy DSP pack are shown in the photo below. Note I was only able to show a sample of each 12″ x 12″ sheet.
Oh I forgot to mention, one of the other things I love about this paper is that five of the six abstract patterns feature the new 2023/2025 In Colors. I fell in love with this new colour collection and I’ll show you more of these colours over the next week.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Cheerful Daisies Dies and coordinating stamp set (not used today) as the ‘Cheerful Daisies Bundle’. Using the single item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two products separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle below in case you want to explore this option.