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”?
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.
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.
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 ….
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
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.
For my next favourite card, I have used that cross stitch background die from Stitched Labels Framelits directly onto the card front.
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.
Blog hop participant list:
- Lou Kitzelman
- Kelly Kent
- Rochelle Blok
- Fi Cobbin
- Delys Cram
- Sharon Dalton
- Kim Oliver
- Siobhan Fitzsimmons
- Nicole Wilson
- Peta Stephen
- Jackie Aitken
- Rebecca Scurr
- Narelle Fasulo
- Barbara Williams
- Maree McIntosh
- Libby Dyson
- Cheryll Miller
- Denise Buetler
- Mandy Depiazzi