With only another five days to go before we see the retiring list I’m continuing to rediscover products I haven’t used in a while. Today I pulled out the Pansy Petals suite but didn’t quite manage to use it all. You see when I opened up the Pansy Dies, out fell a bag of pieces cut from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP). But they hadn’t been fussy cut, I’d actually used the dies to do that. So from there today’s pretty sticky note pad came together really quickly.
PANSY PETALS PAPER
From the pile of die-cut pieces I chose a large purple pansy which gave me my colour scheme of Blackberry Bliss and Fresh Freesia. I was also fortunate in finding a lavender coloured 3″ x 3″ sticky note pad in my stash which would work perfectly.
From there I began by cutting a 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Blackberry Bliss Card to create the main cover for the pad. After scoring it at 3-1/8″ and 3-5/8″ I folded it along the scored lines and sharpened the creases with a Bone Folder. Then I wrapped the card around the pad and secured it on the back using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next I needed the Fresh Freesia Card. I cut one piece 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ and mounted the pad onto this with liquid glue. Then I cut a second piece 2-3/4″ x 3-1/8″ to act as the base for the main design.
Apart from pansy images on the DSP, I also love the different coloured gingham patterns in the pack. So that’s what I looked for next. I found a small piece in Fresh Freesia and trimmed that to 2-1/2″ x 2-7/8″. Then I mounted it onto the Fresh Freesia Card with liquid glue.
Around the these layers I then added a piece of Highland Heather 1/2″ Grosgrain Ribbon. After wrapping the ribbon around the layers I secured it on the back with a little Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then the assembled piece was added to the Blackberry Bliss cover on the sticky note pad using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
That just left the die-cut pieces. Using liquid glue I fixed three of the leaves die-cut from the DSP to the back of the DSP pansy. Then with a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals I attached the flower to the pad and my project was complete.
Isn’t this the perfect project for spring? Even though the Pansy Dies and Pansy Patch Stamp Set might not retire, the same can’t be said of the DSP. I’ll be checking the retiring list carefully on Wednesday to see the fate of all the parts of this suite.
SAVE A LITTLE MORE… I bought the Pansy Dies as a bundle with the coordinating Pansy Petals Stamp Set (not used today). Ordering using the single ‘bundle’ item number saved me 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. However until the end of March (while stocks last) you can buy this bundle at 20% off (10% more than usual). It’s all part of the Savings Are In Bloom promotion which includes twelve other selected bundles and the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Make sure you check it out