Sunday, January 14, 2018

ESAD Blog Hop - 2018 Occasion to Sale-A-Brate!

Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop, our first for 2018!  For this hop we are showcasing some of the amazing products in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues, and what a great range of products there are, so I am very excited to see what my fellow demonstrators have created.  So grab a cuppa, sit back and hop your way around from blog to blog, following the link at the bottom of each post. 

I wanted to showcase a few of the new products in my project for you from both the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration (SAB) catalogues, and thought a gift bag and matching card would be the perfect way to show a number of them. I have used eight products from the new catalogues, can you spot them?

Here is just the bag which I made from a sheet of the gorgeous Petal Passion DSP, I made the bag up prior to colouring it, but then decided it could do with a bit of colour.  My solution ... Brusho!  I spritzed each side of the bag with water then sprinkled on the Gamboge (orange) Brusho crystals and let them go where they wanted.  It was a bit messy and I would highly recommend that if you want to use Brusho on DSP, you do so before making your bag!  Once it had chance to dry out in the sun for a little while it turned out beautifully.  I love the speckled colour that is achieved with this product.  The tag was made with a stamp and flower framelit from the Petal Palette Bundle and one of the framelits from the level 2 SAB Celebrate You Thinlits.

The gift card was made using one of the cute little Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes from the Occasions Catalogue (bottom of page 18). The flowers from Petal Palette were stamped and Gold Embossed then I used Brusho to colour them in, this was one of my first plays with Brusho and I fell in love!  Some of the colour leaked slightly outside the lines but I think this adds to the overall look of the card.  I think the sentiment is so beautiful with it's mixed fonts and little squiggle at the end!  The envelope was stamped with another stamp from the same set which I stamped off to give a softer look.

Did you find all the products? Now can you find them all in the catalogues?  Even when I have looked through a catalogue a few times there are still some little surprises that I seem to miss, so here is a list with the new products I used and the pages on which you can find them:

  • Petal Passion DSP (Occ p23)
  • Petal Palette Stamp Set (Occ p23)
  • Petals & More Thinlits Dies (Occ p23)
  • Whisper White 1/4" Organza Ribbon (Occ p23)
  • Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (SAB p17)
  • Light Pumpkin Pie and Light Old Olive Stampin' Blends (Occ p31)
  • Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes (Occ p18)
  • Gamboge and Moss Green Brusho (Occ p26)

Time to hop on over and see what my good friend Cathy has created.

In case you get lost, or one of the links isn't working for you, here is a full list of the blog participants:

Happy Stamping


  1. Nice projects Monique. Love the brightness of the pumpkin pie blends.

  2. Lovely project, I am yet to play

  3. Lovely projects Mon and I too like the Petal Passion DSP as you can do so much with it. Thanks for hopping with us

  4. These projects are gorgeous Monique! I was surprised to hear how you coloured the bag but it sure is sensational. Such a bright yellow.

  5. Beautiful gift bag and note card Monique. I love the Brusho on the DSP bag, I may have to CASE that idea!!!

  6. Lovely project Mon ... love that paper - so versatile

  7. Love these projects Monique and the new note cards are cute.xx

  8. Your projects turned out lovely but they are so much nicer in person. Thanks for the playdate.

  9. Wow Monique. These projects are all so striking. I love the colours with the gold. Such great impact!

  10. Gorgeous gift bag and card, those colours look so vibrant <3
    Cheers Shaz


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