Sunday, May 19, 2024

ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop, it has been a while since I joined in one of these, so I was excited for the opportunity to showcase some of the lovely new products in the 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue. Whether you are starting from my blog, or have come from Tracey's blog, all you need to do is follow the links at the bottom of each post to jump to the next blog.  Time to grab a cuppa and enjoy the hop.

One of the things I love about the new catalogue is the ideas for card layouts that can be found on page 22.  There are 22 of these and I have made up templates for each of them out of retired cardstock with the sketch number and measurements of the elements of the card on the back.  This is sketch 21 and I decided to use this to base my card on, I have embellished mine with a few die cuts. 

I chose the gorgeous Unbounded Beauty Suite Collection for the majority of the card elements. The different patterns of DSP coordinate so well together and there are some beautiful colours in this suite.   The botanical elements behind the sentiment are cut from the Unbounded Love Dies, and the flowers stamped on the base card are from the Flowers of Beauty stamp set. That's right this suite has two stamp and die bundles!  The sentiment comes from Simply Said, a stamp set that is part of the Quick & Easy section of the catalogue, this is a really good basic stamp set with typed and cursive scripts.  The circles are cut with Spotlight on Nature Dies. 
I have decorated the inside of the card simply with one of the floral images on the card base, this time using Berry Burst.  Adding some soft colour with my Blending Brushes and a thin strip of DSP is such an easy yet effective way to show the inside of the card a little love.   I plan to add this floral image to the envelope as well.

I hope you like my project, if so please leave me a comment.  Time now to hop on over to Leonie's blog to see what she has been inspired to create from this lovely new catalogue.

If you get lost on the hop, here is a list of all the blog participants:

Happy Stamping


  1. I love the sketches too <3 They are so very helpful and inspirational, especially when you are under the pump to create in a hurry. Love what you have created with this sketch. Cheers Shaz

  2. Hey Mon .... how good are those templates/sketches in the catalogue? Love what you've done with this sketch!

  3. Unbounced beauty has the prettiest colours such a beautiful card, hugs. Thanks for joining the hop x

  4. Great interpretation of the sketch!

  5. Like how you have used the sketch to showcase that pretty DSP

  6. I love how you've used the sketch for this pretty card Monique. Love it.


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