I pulled out the Pansy Patch bundle and had a little panic attack. Yep, I did. I was a bit overwhelmed when I opened the dies. There are so many detailed dies. How on earth am I going to figure out what layers with what? I think that I have finally figured it out and am going to try to demystify the dies in this bundle and create 2 Pansy Patch birthday cards by layering the dies.

PANSY PATCH BUNDLE

First, let me show you the Pansy Patch bundle.

PANSY PATCH BUNDLE (ENGLISH)

I think the sentiments in the Pansy Patch stamp set are fabulous. The mixed font is fresh-looking. I plan to use the ‘A LITTLE hello FROM me to you‘ quite a bit because everyone needs a card for no reason at all and this sentiment just makes me smile. This set is a multi-step stamp set. It comes with outline stamps, detail stamps, and color fill stamps that work together to make a flower or leaf.

The Pansy dies had me a little confused at first. The non-embossed outline dies coordinate with the Pansy Petal Designer Series Paper and the stamped images from the stamp set. The detailed dies can be used to create unique pansies and are embossed for that extra touch of detail.

2 PANSY PATCH BIRTHDAY CARDS

Today I will show you how to use the dies to make these 2 cards.

soft orange colored pansy birthday cards

COLOR PALLETTE

I used the following color pallette.

If you are looking for color inspiration, search the internet for pansy flower colors. I am always amazed at the variety of colors in nature. Here is a quick reference.

Pansy color inspiration

GROUPING THE DIES

Here is how the dies are separated. It was so much fun spending an evening creating pansies. Some with one top petal and some with 2 top petals.

MEASUREMENTS & SUPPLIES

  • PAPER
    • Thick Basic White cardstock: Card Base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
    • Scraps for pansy pieces
      • Thick Basic White cardstock
      • Pale Papaya cardstock
      • Pumpkin Pie cardstock
      • Soft Succulent cardstock
      • Evening Evergreen cardstock
    • Evening Evergreen cardstock: frame 5-3/8″ x 3-7/8″
    • Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper: 5″ x 3-3/4″
    • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper: 1″ x 5-1/2″ – This DSP is only available using STAMPIN’ REWARDS. Contact me to learn how you can get 48 sheets of 12″ x 12″ for $18 (retail value $30).
  • STAMP SET
    • Biggest Wish stamp set
  • DIES
    • Pansy dies
    • Picture This dies
  • INK & MARKERS
    • Bumblebee ink pad
    • Pale Papaya ink pad
    • Soft Succulent ink pad
    • Evening Evergreen ink pad
  • OTHER SUPPLIES
    • Open Weave Ribbon – Pale Papaya
    • Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals
  • TOOLS
    • Cut & Emboss Machine
    • Paper Trimmer
    • Paper Snips
    • Stamparatus
    • Take Your Pick Tool

ASSEMBLING THE PANSY & LEAVES

Die-cut pansy pieces and layer as pictured. TIP: Add a little Bumblebee ink with a blending brush to the petals.

Now that we have several pansies prepped and ready to go let’s create a couple of Pansy Patch Birthday cards using the Pale Papaya and Pumpkin Pie pieces.

CARD #1

pansy birthday card with 1" strip of black & white patterned paper along edge

Add a 1″ strip Pattern Party DSP to the card front. TIP: Use the inside edge of the Stamparatus to place the strip as shown.

Stamp the sentiment from Biggest Wish. Use the Stamparatus to make it easier to get a clear, clean, and fully inked image. I goofed the first time I tried layering the stamped sentiment. TIP (aka LESSON LEARNED!): Stamp the bold ‘HAPPY’ in a lighter color than the ‘birthday’. To fix my error, I stamped the sentiment and die-cut it using one of the Picture This dies. I added Dimensionals behind the sentiment and all was good. Whew!

OOPS messed up sentiment on pansy card
NOTE TO SELF: Check sentiment on scrap paper first!

Add Dimensionals behind the pansy and the pansy bud. Adhere to the card as shown.

layered pansy with black & white strip and open weave ribbon cut in half

Cut a 12-13″ length of Pale Papaya Open Weave ribbon and then cut the ribbon through the open weave. Wrap the ribbon around the scored edge of the card base. Tie a bow and secure it with a glue dot. Trim the ends of the ribbon.

CARD #2

pansy birthday card with die-cut openings for the sentiment

Die-cut the 5″ x 3-3/4″ Pansy Petals DSP using the Picture This die. Adhere this to the Evening Evergreen 5-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ panel. Line up the Picture This die and die-cut the layered panel. Don’t you just love the long stitch effect of the Picture this die?

Use the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment from Biggest Wishes into the open blocks using Evening Evergreen ink.

Add Dimensionals behind the pansy and the pansy bud. Adhere to the card as shown.

Add a smattering of In-Color Jewels, Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins and Genial Gems.

detail showing stitched openings and embellishments

ENVELOPE & MESSAGE INSERT

As always, take a few minutes to coordinate the envelope and message insert with the card.


I hope that the Pansy dies are demystified for you. Check out my Facebook page for more Pansy cards and projects.

And here is the pile of pansies that I created just for fun using colored cardstock.

pile of assorted pansies in a variety of colors

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