Sunday, May 23, 2021

ESAD - 2021 to 2022 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

I always like to do a few cards for a new catalogue blog hop and this one is no exception!  I have a couple of cards that I have recently shared as part of a small new catallogue swap so they have only been seen by a few people, then I have a variation on one of those and a completely different one.  Most of my cards use the Hand-Penned Suite but the last one has a really different look, let me know which you like best. 

This first card is one that I have had on my display board for my catalogue launch. I was playing around with a sentiment stamp set Inspired Thoughts which was one of the first things on my wish list as I love the font used.  I did do some fussy cutting after stamping colouring and die cutting the floral image, but it was really easy and it frames the sentiment nicely doing this. The card base is Evening Evergreen and the DSP from Hand-Penned DSP, the colours of the flowers and leaves are all the new In-Colours, don't they look great together?

This next card is one that I included in my recent swaps and is a really easy card to make, just take a piece of DSP 0.5cm smaller on both sides than your card base then  cut 5cm off the end and flip it over. I added a strip of the shimmery vellum and layered it over a piece of Basic White cardstock, then added a daisy cut from the Pale Papaya shimmery vellum using the smaller Daisy Punch. The little leaves are from the Penned Flowers Dies, also cut from shimmery vellum.  Sentiment and die are from Potted Succulents Bundle.

This is my variant from the swap card, using one of the other Hand-Penned DSP sheets, I added Petal Pink ribbon but coloured it with Pale Papaya Stampin' Blend to coordinate with the card base.  The sentiment is from Many Messages, it is great to have a few of these stamped and ready to add to your cards.

Here is a close up of the flower used on the two cards above. You can really see how shimmery they are and they look so pretty on the cards. 

My final card is using a different set from the Simply Elegant Bundle which I haven't played with as much, why? Because I have misplaced the stamp set!  Don't even ask how I managed that, I just can't find it anywhere! If I hadn't made this card I might have thought I didn't order it at all!!!  I was playing around with options for the punch when it occurred to me that it looked a bit like the hinges on an old style heavy leather book, and with the sentiment from the coordinating stamp set I thought it would be fun to replicate an old book. I stamped the flourish image on Crumb Cake cardstock then blended some colour over the top and roughed up the edges to age the cardstock. The sentiment and hinges are layered with gold foil sheet.  This would be fun to do as the cover for a mini album for a wedding I think. 

Time to hop on over to Sue's blog to see what she has been drawn to create with from the wonderful new Annual Catalogue.

The full list of blog hop participants is as follows:
Happy Stamping


  1. I love your cards, especially the hand-penned petal cards.

  2. Great selection of cards, Monique. Love the Hand Penned Suite and I'm a huge fan of the Shimmer Vellum! Your Simply Elegant set will turn up somewhere when you least expect it lol. Glad you had already made this card to show us because I love your idea for the punch! x

  3. Great projects, thanks for sharing

  4. I love all of these Monique. Fabulous. I hope you find your stamp set! x

  5. Beautiful cards, I'm loving that Pale Papaya shimmery vellum! Now I need some!! LOL

  6. Oh wow, so many cards, you have been busy with your new catalogue items! I think my favourite is your first card, tfs

  7. Lovely cards Monique! Im glad Im not the only one who has misplaced things and misplaced the punch for the simply elegant bundle. I had a hard time cutting into that DSP as its gorgeous! Love love your cards using the Hand Penned Suite!

  8. What lovely cards!! I am drawn to the shimmery daisies!!

  9. So pretty! Your vellum daisy is amazing! Kelly x


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