Saturday, May 7, 2016

ESAD Blog Hop - Time to Say Goodbye

Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop.  Want to learn more about ESAD, check out the details at the end of my post. This is a mixed time of the year as we say goodbye with sadness to many of our much loved products from the Annual and Occasions Catalogues.  But the exiting thing is that we get a whole new catalogue shortly and all of the new wonderful products (and I can attest that there are sooooo many).  

This blog hop gives as the opportunity to showcase some of the retinging products one last time, and all I can advise, is that if you love them don't hesitate to order them as they will be gone by the end of the month.

On to my projects - I decided to make a set of four little 3" square cards using a range of retiring products.  I love little cards to add to a gift, or just to leave in a lunch box, or pop onto someone's desk at work. There are so many opportunities to make someone smile in their day. 

 The first card makes use of the Banner Punch and the Honeycomb Hello stamp set. I decorated the envelope with matching little banners.

My second card uses another of the sentiments from Honeycomb Hello and the balloons from Pretty Thankful. I added strips of Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape, you could really change the feel of the card by using different Washi Tape.

 While I had my Pretty Thankful stamp set out I decided to use the images on my next two cards.  This first one has a combination of Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon, two colours that I am really going to miss.

My final card, also using Pretty Thankful, uses the remaining retiring in-colours, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey.  I thought I would give you a tip on how to line the sentiments up in these shapes, a tip that would work on other shapes and stamps also.

Firstly stamp the frame and then lie the photo polymer sentiments exactly where you want them in the frame.  

The next step is to lie a clear block over the stamps, the stamps are then perfectly lined up with each other and you only need to ink up once. It is pretty simple but has really been helpful to me when trying to line up multiple photo polymer stamps.

It is time to hop on over to Lou's blog and see what she has created.

Happy Stamping


  1. Wowie Monique you whipped these up and did a lovely job my friend x

  2. Cute cards Monique. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great card Monique - thanks for sharing the quick tutorial too!

  4. I love these and wished my work desk was next to yours so you'd leave me one!!! They are a great way to say hi or brighten someone's day. Kelly x

  5. Great tip on lining the stamps up! I'll have to remember that one!


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