This week’s Global Design Project was a color challenge, and I couldn’t stop thinking about pansies. I used die-cuts  of cardstock to create this pansy, and doesn’t it look like embroidery? Maybe it’s the thickness of the paper that makes it look like fabric. Anyway, I decided it needed to be framed. Follow along for instructions.

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Framed Pansy


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The frame was easy to make with the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

First, I cut a piece of Pansy Designer Paper in a Fresh Freesia, gingham pattern, 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″.

Second, I glued this to Fresh Freesia Cardstock in the same size.

Third, I cut the frame by using the largest and fourth largest Stitched Rectangles Dies. They were run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine at the same time, and I was careful to center them evenly. The lines of the gingham were helpful in doing this.

Fourth, I added Foam Adhesive Strips to the back, and attached my frame to a Thick Basic White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.


The flower is easy also, once you get the “hang” of the parts, which I’ll try to explain.

The largest third of the flower was cut from Basic White Cardstock, with its “edge” cut from Blackberry Bliss Cardstock. The two smaller thirds of the flower were cut from Fresh Freesia Cardstock, with their “edge” cut from Blackberry Bliss. After gluing the edges and three parts of the flower together, I added the beard and center dot. The beard (yes, that’s its name) was cut from Blackberry Bliss, and the center dot was cut from Daffodil Delight Cardstock.


On to the leaves. The one large, and two smaller leaves were cut from Pear Pizzazz Cardstock. I used Old Olive Cardstock to cut the veins, which I glued on top. Then, I glued the leaves flat, beneath the pansy, which was attached with Dimensionals.


You know how plants sometimes outgrow their pots. Well, this pansy started growing outside its frame! The stem was cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock, and two dies were used to cut the bud from Fresh Freesia and Basic White Cardstock. I decided to let it grow there, so added some glue to keep it under control.


For the sentiment, I wanted to use this Ornate Frames Die, and found the perfect fit in the Pansy Patch Stamp Set. I stamped “Love you Much” in Blackberry Bliss Ink, attached it with Dimensionals, and my framed pansy was complete.


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