ESAD Designer Series Paper Blog Hop

ESAD Designer Series Paper Blog Hop

Header Designer Series Paper


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Welcome to my blog. Today I am hopping with the ESAD girls highlighting the July promotion from Stampin’ Up!,
“Buy 3 packs of selected Designer Series Paper and choose a fourth pack for free”.

You might be asking “what in the heck is ESAD”?

What is ESAD

Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper

Today I am featuring the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ paper. It is a fabulously and unashamedly riotous mix of Monet type floral patterns.  I love it.

Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – 146289 = AU$19.25

Now, I got a bit carried away and created a heap of projects using this paper for my post today, but the rules say to try and keep it to 3 projects! This is to keep the blog posts short and easy to read as there are 20 of us in the hop today. So here are five of the cards I created and I will just focus on my favourite two cards today and post more info on the other cards later in the week.

Garden Impressions Card Set

Stitched All Around Stamp Set and Stitched Labels Framelits

This paper is fabulous to use as a feature. I chose to use the Stitched All Around Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Stitched Labels Framelits, and chose a few card colours from the Designers Series Paper. It is such fun to sit down with selected products and just create many different layouts with just those products.

This is my favourite of the group ….

Card No 1 Flower Garden Wishes

I am not quite sure if you can see it in the pic, but the floral paper has been embossed with the Textured Impressions Dynamic Embossing Folder “Subtle”.  It is a subtle, but totally delicious embossing folder that creates a very subtle linen look texture.

Subtle Embossing Folder

Subtle Textured Impressions Dynamic Embossing Folder
Subtle Textured Impressions Dynamic Embossing Folder – 143706 – AU$16.00

Can you see the texture?

Can you see the texture in the floral piece?  All the cards I created have some element using the Subtle Textured Impressions Dynamic Embossing Folder.

I used the Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine, pulled it apart and selected to use just a few strands to wrap around the feature piece.

As always, while all the materials are out, I do the insert for my card.
Card 1 Inside

For my next favourite card, I have used that cross stitch background die from Stitched Labels Framelits directly onto the card front.

Card 2 Floral Stitched Label

Soft Sea Foam (love) is the base card and after cutting that gorgeous cross stitch pattern into top left and bottom right corners of the base card, I die cut a large label stitched die from another piece of floral paper which has been embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder.
Stitched All Around Label
So pretty!  The long intricate label die is tied on with the Night of Navy Baker’s Twine. And you can rally see the texture in the die cut floral label.
Card 2 Inside
Again, the inside is completed to co-ordinate with the front of the card.

The blog hop participants today are an impressive line up so grab a cuppa or a glass of wine, depending on your time of day, and take 10 minutes to hop around and check out the other projects.
Click on the big pink arrow to hop on over to the next blog post, which is Denise Buetler.

Next Blog

Blog hop participant list:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Kelly Kent
  3. Rochelle Blok
  4. Fi Cobbin
  5. Delys Cram
  6. Sharon Dalton
  7. Kim Oliver
  8. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  9. Nicole Wilson
  10. Peta Stephen
  11. Jackie Aitken
  12. Rebecca Scurr
  13. Narelle Fasulo
  14. Barbara Williams
  15. Maree McIntosh
  16. Libby Dyson
  17. Cheryll Miller
  18. Denise Buetler
  19. Mandy Depiazzi


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  • HI Cheryll, this is the first time I’ve seen your blog- such lovely work. I LOVE the label cut from the DSP – genius!!, and embossing Paper with the folders is one of the treatments I love to do. – That navy and yellow paper is my favourite from that pack too

  • Love your cards, and the chosen colour scheme Cheryll. Totally skipped over this DSP when I first got the catalogue. But then I got the chance to see it in the hand and I realised how fabulous the coulours are. Thanks for the inspiration 😊

    • Hey Denise, Yes it is one you really have to see up close to appreciate the detail. Thanks for stopping by! xx

  • Love the cards that you have made with this amazing dsp. It all goes together so well Cheryll.

  • Oh Cheryll. These are all amazing but my 2 faves are the same as yours. I love all of the little details that you always add. The embossed DSP and the way you added detail to the card insides are just too clever!

  • Oooo, embossing the DSP as well – what a fab idea! Takes it to the next level again. This is such a pretty collection of cards. Those blue and yellow papers are my favourites from this collection so I’m glad you’ve chosen to share those.

  • Stunning collection of cards Cheryll. I can’t even choose a fave! I adore the colours you have chosen as your bases, your choices really do make that DSP POP!

    • Thanks Kim, it is fantastic when Stampin’ Up! give us these fabulous colour schemes!! xxx

  • Such a delightful and beautiful collection of cards, Cheryll. I adore them all and I wasn’t a fan of this DSP until now. I too love everything you have created but the four panel card – simply divine! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents xx

    • Thanks Nicole, and it was such fun to sit and just use the same supplies that were in front of me to create all of these cards. xx

  • Gorgeous cards Cheryll, I might need to take another look at that DSP. It didn’t really inspire me in the Catalogue but after seeing your cards I think i “need” to order some.

    • Yes Peta, I was a little bit the same. The colors seemed bright and primary which normally isn’t my thing, but I have used nearly all the designs in some shape or form over the last month.

  • They are all so beautiful in their own right individually but they make such a gorgeous set! Love love love them all. xxx

    • Thanks Kelly … 🙂 That is a pretty card too. This was such fun to put a set of projects together that all co-ordinate and I will be doing it more often!! 🙂

  • Cheryll, I love all your cards! This DSP is so bright and cheerful, I have never thought of putting the DSP through the subtle embossing folder, great tip I must try it! Thanks for the inspiration. Mandy

  • WOW! Just lovely Cheryll! The Stitched Around Stamp Set and the Stitched Labels Framelits go perfectly with the DSP and make for a stunning set of projects. Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

    • Thanks so much Rebecca … it is a gorgeous DSP. I am having a lot of fun with it. And the 6″ x 6″ papers are so much easier to chop into!:) xx

  • I love all your cards Cheryll. I can’t wait to see the others later in the week. That paper stack is so delightful, I don’t blame you for getting carried away.