Wow Oh Wow - Beautiful Paper!
I have to admit, I wasn't that fond of the Pansy Petals Suite from the new Annual Catalog May 2021 - April 2022, but I ordered it from the preorder, because I loved the beautiful paper. I also loved that you could die cut the Pansy flowers out right from the beautiful paper. I really appreciate when Stampin' Up! makes this possible on some of the paper, because it's a very simple and quick way to give a WOW factor to an otherwise mediocre card.
There are 22 stamps and 21 dies in the Pansy Patch Bundle - I'm serious! I had no idea where to begin, and it was such a new set that I couldn't go to Pinterest or You Tube and get an idea of how to use this set. So, I did what came natural to me - I used the beautiful Designer Series Paper as a starting point. From there I got brave and just started seeing which dies fit on the images of the paper as advertised. The card stock colors were easy to choose because I love, love, love the new 2021-2023 In Color Collection. As you can probably tell, Soft Succulent is my favorite. I used it for the card base and the leaves on this fun fold card, and all of the Pansies on this card are cut from the DSP.
I stuck with a fun fold for my next card but got a little more brave and stamped the flower that is on the belly band. I love the Gingham paper that is on the flip side of the flowers too. This is the new In Color Fresh Freesia - a very light purple.
I tried stamping the big Pansy from the stamp set on the inside but should have practiced on a scrap piece first, because I was way off and didn't know what I was doing. No worries though, I just cut another beautiful flower from the DSP using the die that was made for it!
Next, I decided to make just a regular card showcasing the DSP again. I wish I had noticed that there is new matching ribbon for every color of the 2021-2023 In Color collection. It's a fabulous soft, open weave ribbon and would have looked great as the divider between the two different patterns of DSP! I just didn't see it on the preorder sheet, so I used a solid strip of the new In Color Evening Evergreen to make my border. You better believe when I placed my second preorder, I snagged the entire collection of In Color 2021-2023 ribbon and several other items I "missed" on my first preorder.
I just think the little bee is precious and am glad I got the whole suite because I would have looked right over that little guy. I cut another Pansy from the DSP for this card, because I decided I needed a little practice with the stamps before I bravely stamp on the inside of an already made card again.
I can't wait for everyone to get the new Annual Catalog May 2021-April 2022 and see the beautiful cards everyone makes. I have a BOGO sale going on right now too. For every $25 order you place in my online store, you can choose one of my gently used stamp sets for free, and I'll ship it to you for free as well. Check out my blog post here for more details and to see the stamps, punches and dies I am offering. I need to clear some shelf space for my new products and I want my customers to benefit. Check back on this post because I continue to add more items as I get new items in.
I hope you'll consider ordering this suite, because it's amazing! A co-worker already laid dibs on this beautiful birthday card for a very special friend of hers.
Thanks for checking out my blog post today, and if you don't already have a demonstrator, I'd love to be yours and send you a catalog. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss the specifics.
Take care and happy crafting!