Petal Passion DSP: Something to hoard

The Craftosphere is all about using up your DSP right now (Kylie Bertucci’s #LoveItChopIt is a trending example).  MOST of the time, I’m right there – use it up – and it’s Designer Series Paper, if you’ve been wondering. But I jump right off that bandwagon with Petal Passion.  I bought extra and I’m gonna hoard it. This card is a great example of why:

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Flirty Flowers Petal Passion DSP Gatefold

  • Stamps:  Flirty Flowers, retired Paper Pumpkin
  • Color Palette:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Emerald Envy, Daffodil Delight
  • Accessories: Petal Passion DSP, retired ribbon (Holiday 2017), Blender Pen

I used the Blender Pen to fill in the small floral images included in the sentiment. I just wanted a touch of color, and the Blender Pen allowed me to layer in the right amount.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Flirty Flowers Petal Passion DSP Gatefold

This is a simple card despite the extra fold. The front panel opens into a small card, then the full gate opens to a traditionally proportioned card. It’s especially nice for sending a gift card, or including a special quotation. Put your message on the small card, then use Glue Dots to adhere the gift card to the inside panel.

There’s still time for your own stash for Petal Passion!  Shop HERE.


Circles and Squares

I’m still playing with the Everything set from the April Paper Pumpkin.  For this gate-fold card, I chose to layer a circle onto a square – not my usual combination, but I’m happy with the result:

Maui Stamper Everything Paper Pumpkin April 2016

  • Stamps:  Everything
  • Color palette:  Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry
  • Accessories: 2 1/2″ circle punch, corner rounder punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tip Top Taupe lace, Timeless Elegance DSP

Maui Stamper Everything Paper Pumpkin April 2016

The Taupe lace is very soft and has nice stretch and give, so you can knot it and then manipulate it to your liking. I think I’ll be able to get away with regular postage if I add a single card stock layer in front of the bow before I put the card in the envelope.