Today’s project is another one featuring new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue. I’ve already shown you other parts of the Pansy Petals Suite so now it’s the turn of the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP). What’s unusual about this simple Sunday project is that there’s no petals on it at all. That way I could show you that the Pansy Petals DSP is great for masculine/gender neutral projects too.
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Evening Evergreen Card (one of the new 2021/2023 InColors). Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Next I chose a simple Bumblebee background design from the Pansy Petals DSP pack. This would be the main coordinating piece for the project.
First I cut a piece of the DSP 2-1/4″ x 6″ and attached it to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then with my Paper Snips I trimmed off the excess DSP using the edge of the flap as a guide.
For the inside of the card I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the same DSP and glued it down the edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Then I fixed the assembled layer inside the card base.
THREE LAYERED LAYOUT
With the envelope and inside done I was ready for the card front starting with the same Bumblebee DSP.
I cut a 1″ x 5″ piece and glued it to a 1-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Bumblebee Card. Next, on top of the DSP, I added a 1/2″ x 5″ strip of striped paper (also from the Pansy Petals DSP pack). Then using more liquid glue I mounted the assembled layers onto the card front.
Going back to the Pansy Petals DSP pack I chose a third flower-free pattern, a pretty Soft Succulent gingham. After cutting the DSP to 2-1/2″ x 3″ I glued it onto a 2-5/8″ x 3-1/8″ layer of Bumblebee Card. Then I added this assembled piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the final layer of my card I cut a 7/8″ x 2″ strip of Basic White Card. Next I stamped the “thank you” sentiment from the Pansy Patch Stamp Set onto it using Evening Evergreen ink. Then I mounted the sentiment onto a 1″ x 2-1/8″ strip of Bumblebee Card with liquid glue, before adding it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I could have left it there but I decided to add some extra interest and another sneak peek… Genial Gems. These are adhesive-backed faceted gems containing flecks of glitter. The pack contains two sizes of gems (4mm and 5mm), in two colours, Mint Macaron and Pale Papaya. I chose the Mint Macaron gems, one larger one and two smaller ones. Once I’d attached them to the card base today’s sneak peek project was done.
So as my project shows, the Pansy Petals DSP is not just about the pansies, although there are lots of them too. There’s more ginghams and other small background patterns. Plus a couple of the sheets are designed so you can cut out the flowers and leaves using the coordinating Pansy Dies. All in all it’s probably a pack that I’ll use a lot over the coming year. What do you think?
Here’s a quick look at all twelve patterns in the pack.
So that’s all from me for today. I hope you’ll join me again tomorrow for one final sneak peek project featuring another pretty Designer Series Paper pack.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Pansy Patch Stamp Set together with the coordinating Pansy Dies (not used today) using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore that option.