For the month of May, Stampin’ Up! is offering tiered bundles that feature products from a suite in the new catalog. I created this card for the Essex stamp club group so that they could see a small sampling of products in this special bundle offer.¬†The DSP (Designer Series Paper) is really quite stunning in person. Most sheets have pearlized accents on one side, and the paper that I used here is one of them. You can get a hint of it from the photo, and the rest of the patterns are just as gorgeous. The stamp set that I used here is included in all three of the bundles that are on offer, and the patterned paper is in the largest “Gotta Have It All” bundle. The bundles include much more than what I used here, and you can click on the Share What You Love Suite image to see the three bundles in my on-line store. All of the bundles also include the beautiful Grapefruit Grove ink pad; it is one of the new In Colors, and I’m in love. The products in the bundles are all from the new catalog that goes live on June 1st, but this is your opportunity to get things a little bit earlier.

You may be wondering about the title for my blog post, I do have a rationale that I’ll attempt to explain. The tradition here in VT is to wait until Memorial Day weekend to purchase annuals and hanging planters. That date is usually the “safe” time when we can leave plants outside and not have them get damaged by frost. I wait a bit longer because the garden shops are just plain crazy on Memorial Day weekend. So, for me, pretty flowers on cards are my flower fix for Memorial Day. I’ll be going to the garden shop soon, but these pretty posies held me over for now.

This was the quick and easy card that the Essex stamp club group made last week. I wanted to take the opportunity to show off some of the beautiful products that are available in early release bundles this month. I used this sketch that you see here as the basis for my card design. The original sketch was for a square card, but I was able to adapt it easily to a standard card size. I also wanted to show you this card now because there are a couple of retiring products that I used for this card: the pretty organza ribbon and the ticket tear border punch.

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