Sunday, 10 March 2019

ESAD March 2019 Sale-a-bration blog hop


Welcome to our March ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) blog hop. With only a few weeks left of  Sale-a-bration we wanted to show you some easy ways to earn free products. Make sure you hop around to each blog - your wish list will be full by the end!

For this hop I wanted to showcase 2 of my favourites from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue. And the great thing is if you buy both you can choose 2 free Sale-a-bration products. Check this out ....
I really wanted to show off this gorgeous free DSP and the beautiful birthday card that Kelly Kent made me for my recent birthday was the perfect inspiration. Kelly was inspired by Rachael Tessman's series of cards. The design allows you to use both sides of the DSP in your design. Sometimes I hate having to stick one side down! It feels so mean!


These 6 cards were really quick to make. All you have to do is use the largest Rectangle Stitched framelit to cut out one of each design of paper. For each card you will also need a Whisper White insert cut out using the 3 largest Rectangle Stitched framelit and a card base (14 cm x 12.5 cm, scored at 10.5 cm along the short side).

I wanted to make cards for a range of occasions - the Well Said bundle is so perfect for that! I adhered some Basic Black cardstock to a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet and then die cut lots of the words. I made a bit of a jigsaw puzzle to lesson the waste. I actually cut out 2 of each word to give some height to the words. Using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets makes adhering the words so easy.


Once I had all of the components cut and die cut, I just worked my way through each card and decided what I would stamp to go with each die cut word. The Well Said bundle is perfect for making unique cards.


And the bonus with this card design is that you get to see the reverse side of the DSP when you open the card. I won't bore you by showing you all 6 card insides but you can get the idea from this pic.


The free Butterfly Elements add lovely details to your card ..... quickly. Just be careful separating them from the base as some of the stems are quite thin and delicate ... nothing some glue won't fix though! Learnt that the hard way!



I love that you can stamp words around the die cut words - it really allows you to create individual cards. 


Of course you could really go to town when making these cards. I kept it simple though so I could show how easy it is to make 6 cards quickly using the main products that I showed you at the beginning of this post. But, by simply adding in some ribbons or other embellishments you could really elevate your card designs.





Phew! Sorry about the number of pics in this post. But as you can see by buying the Well Said bundle and the Rectangle Stitched Framelits you will be able to make so many cards in different styles and for different occasions .... and getting 2 free products doesn't hurt either!

Next up is the fabulous Denise. She is sure to blow you away with her creations. 


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13 comments:

  1. Wow - you have been super busy, Lou. I totally agree that the Well Said bundle gives you countless possibilities for sentiments (so why haven't I used mine yet lol). I think you've given me heaps of ideas now so no excuse any more. What a great way to get a stash of cards ready to go for any occasion! x

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  2. You have certainly been busy my friend! Great way to get a good stash happening and a great way of getting a huge pile of words cut!

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  3. Love all of these Lou , such great ideas , thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us .

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  4. What a gorgeous set of cards! I agree, it's hard to use that DSP as it is just so lovely.

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  5. Beautiful cards Lou! Good tip using the Multipurpose adhesive sheets..I forget to use them! Might go and do some diecutting this afternoon and have a stash of words too!

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  6. And in full circle I shall be CASEing you! Great cards Lou! Kelly x

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  7. Just love all your projects Lou. Love those Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets too. Thanks for organising the blog hops for us.

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  8. All the gorgeousness! What a brilliant collection xx

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  9. Gorgeous cards Lou. This is the perfect way to use the DSP so that you don't have to choose which side to use. Happy belated Birthday xxx

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  10. Great showcasing of this DSP and love the idea of running off multiple sentiments to have to hand.

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  11. Just so many GORGEOUS designs, BUT like you said Well Written stamps n dies and Rectangle Framelits make it so easy.
    Thanks for running the hop again Lou <3
    Cheers Shaz

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  12. Lou that is such a wonderful way of showcasing both sides of the DSP -love all your cards. Am definitely going to give this a go.xx

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  13. Ooooo these are so pretty! What a fabulous idea for showing off this (or any) beautiful DSP. I really love the idea of using the stitched rectangle on the inside as well.

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