Irresistible Blooms Again!

I simply cannot tell you how much fun I am having creating cards with the “Irresistible Blooms” bundle! The DSP has such beautiful colors and makes it super simple to make a card rather quickly. Not found in any of our current catalogs, this fabulous “Suite” of products can be found in the Stampin’ Up! “Online Exclusives”.

Irresistible Blooms Bundle
Irresistible Blooms Bundle!

I chose to CASE a card from Rachel Tessman of “Stamp Your Art Out”. She had shared how to showcase both sides of this beautiful DSP. I managed to “tweak” a few things from her samples, but the concept is still the same. Firstly, I cut the DSP to 5.5″ in height. Secondly, score along the left edge at 1/2″ and again at 4.75″. I attached the narrow edge of the DSP to the back side of a base card stock that measures 5.5″ x 4-3/16″. Then I folded the DSP along the second score line backwards onto the front of the card.

I used the the “Stitched Scallop” die from the “Penned Flowers” Die set to cut the edge of a narrow white panel. I attached this panel under the edge of DSP that was folded backwards. Using a panel under the “fold” gives the right edge of the card some stiffness. For the greeting, I used one of the “frame” dies from the “Fabulous Frames” Die set. Next, stamp the flower in Petal Pink (stamped off once) and then stamp the “Thank You” over the flower with Flirty Flamingo ink. I mounted the entire greeting panel on dimensionals.

To complete this card, I added a folded piece of “Pale Papaya 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon” under the greeting. In addition, one card has the Adhesive Backed Milky Dots for a touch of bling. On the other card, I used the “Elegant Faceted Gems” in white. These cards are truly “simple and easy” to make.

“Online Exclusives” Now Available!

As of yesterday, March 1st, Stampin’ Up! released their first “Online Exclusives” products! As a demonstrator, I was able to preview and order several of these NEW products. In this post I will share my favorite new items available with these “Online Exclusives”. My favorite list begins with the “Hello, Irresistible” Suite of products. I’m not sure which items I am loving the most, the stamp set, the dies, or the DSP! The “Loose Frosted Dots” are stunning as well! Previously, I created two card samples with the Hello Irresistible Bundle which you can see HERE and HERE.

I absolutely love the additional products introduced in the “Online Exclusives”! Along with the “Hello, Irresistible” Suite of products, two NEW “Diesets were also released! Along with the “Die” sets, Stampin’ Up! has released a NEW Stampin’ Kit called “Colorful Kaleidoscope Kit”. Such a great card making kit filled with peek-through patterns and geometric shapes. This kit makes a total of 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs).

Besides my favorites mentioned in this post, there are even more products available. Make sure you visit the Stampin’ Up! online store to purchase your NEW favorites! As a demonstrator, I don’t know which products will be replenished, so don’t miss the opportunity to purchase these new items!

Irresistible Blooms Sneak Peak!

This is my second “sneak peek” creation with the “Irresistible Blooms” Bundle. Honestly, I’m not sure which is my favorite, the stamps, dies or the beautiful DSP! This suite of products will be available on March 1st as part of Stampin’ Up!’s NEWEST promotion, “Online Exclusives”. See my first card with this bundle HERE.

Irresistible Blooms Bundle!
Irresistible Blooms Bundle!

This was a fairly easy card to create. An “Adhesive Sheet” was placed on the back of the White card stock to cut the “Stringy” die. I ran the “die” back and forth several times through the “Cut & Emboss Machine” so it would cut through the card stock. This card stock piece was about 6″ long, adhered to the DSP, and then trimmed down to 5.5″.

I die cut the flowers and leaves from the “Hello Irresistible DSP” with their coordinating dies. The top flower was only a “half” flower . I placed the flower flush along the DSP and then covered the joint with the die cut leaves. This DSP coordinates with Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock which were previous “In Colors” and I no longer have them. Instead, I chose “Soft Succulent” for my greeting and the additional die cut leaves. I felt this color also worked well with this DSP.

To complete this card, I added a “Pale Papaya 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon” Bow as this color blended well with the variegated flowers. Lastly, for some interest, I added three of the “Flat Adhesive Backed Pearls” to the flower centers. Like I said in the beginning of this post, an easy but beautiful card to create!

Stampin’ Up! has indicated that Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock colors coordinate with the “Hello Irresistible DSP”. There has been speculation of a “Color Refresh” by some of us demonstrators. We will find out in time and I will be sure to share this information with all of you once it’s released!