The new Hello, Irresistible 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (DSP) available from March 1st is simply… irresistible. Yesterday I used the paper as the main layer on my masculine / gender-neutral card. Today however I wanted a lighter and fresher feel to my project so I could show off some of the new Loose Frosted Dots. But the Hello, Irresistible DSP has that too so I thought, why not? Using the colours listed on the back of the DSP pack I grabbed some coordinating card and set to work.
STICKY NOTE COVER
I began with a boring 3″ x 3″ yellow sticky note pad. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut a 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Soft Sea Foam Card, and with the long side at the top I scored it at 3-1/8″ and 3-5/8″. Then I folded the card along the scored lines and sharpened the creases with a Bone Folder. Finally I wrapped the card around the top of the pad and attached the end of the card to the back using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next I needed a base and for that I cut a 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Soft Sea Foam Card. In the centre of that I mounted a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Petal Pink Card with liquid glue. Then I glued the covered sticky notes pad on top.
In no time at all the pad was looking much better. Now all I needed was to create the decorative layer for the cover.
From the Hello, Irresistible DSP pack I found a lovely subtle plaid design in a combination of Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight. This would be the perfect background for what I had in mind and so I cut a 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece.
The DSP was so light in colour I decided I could stamp my sentiment directly onto it. So from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set I chose the middle-sized “Just a note”. Using Pretty Peacock ink (a retired In Color that will be returning soon) I stamped the sentiment in the top right corner of the DSP.
Next I cut a 3″ x 3″ piece of Petal Pink Card and glued the DSP on top. Then I glued the layers onto the top cover of the sticky notes pad.
COORDINATING FROSTED DOTS
As I went to put away the remainder of the cut DSP sheet I noticed flowers printed on the back. Perfect! I grabbed my Paper Snips and cut around one of the flowers. Then I went back to the Hello, Irresistible DSP pack and found a sheet with individual sets of leaves and cut out two sets of those.
All I had to do was fix the two sets of leaves on the plaid layer with liquid glue and then add the flower using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
My project was almost done but not before I added three embellishments from the new Loose Frosted Dots. The tub contains 360 embellishments in Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Pretty Peacock. As the name suggests the 3mm, 4mm and 5mm dot embellishments have no adhesive. This means that they’re great for shaker-style projects, but for me the lack of adhesive simply makes them much more versatile.
Today I picked up a Flirty Flamingo dot using the putty head of my Take Your Pick Tool and added a tiny dot of liquid glue to the back before placing it by the flower. Then I repeated the process twice more with the other two sizes of Flirty Flamingo Frosted Dots.
And with that my third sneak peek project for the new Online Exclusives range was complete.
You’ll find my original project using the Hello, Irresistible DSP in yesterday’s blog post Whale hello again.
COMING SOON – The Hello, Irresistible DSP and Loose Frosted Dots are now available. Sadly I don’t yet have a date for the reintroduction of the Pretty Peacock ink pad. However as soon as I do I’ll let you know. Meanwhile in the list below you’ll find links to all the other products I used that are available for purchase now.