Cards in Bloom – ESAD New Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to another Blog Hop from the ESAD girls! 

I do love the new Annual Catalogue and there are so many lovely new sets and products to share with you but for today I thought I’d highlight the gorgeous Garden in Bloom stamp set … 

It’s so gorgeous and you know how I love two step stamp sets and now they are photopolymer I love them even more!  I love too that we have the beautiful English Garden Designer Series Paper pack that uses images from this set but today I want to show you how you can make your own paper and how to create a bundle of cards using the paper you created.  This technique is called “One Sheet Wonder” or “Take Ten”.  I have shared this before but not for a number of years and it’s good to go back and do those old techniques and freshen them up! 

So here’ s my sheet of ‘Patterned Paper’ ….

I stamped the images randomly and fill a sheet of A4 Whisper White.  Then I created a template to cut it up so all my pieces would make 10 cards!  You could also use this template with a sheet from the English Garden DSP pack if you didnt want to do all the stamping.  This template is now available to download for free in my Tutorial Shop

Here’s the stack of cards I made ….

Now I was going to share every card with you but then thought wow that would be the longest post ever so thought I’ll highlight just a couple and here’s  a gallery of the cards for you view … 



Now you may notice there’s a colour theme here and you’d be right. I thought if you wanted to make these yourself it would be easier if I used just a few colours so I chose Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. So why those colours?  well they just so happen to be one of the Card Stock packs you can get to match our Patterned Paper packs and this one is the Sweet Lil Things Cardstock pack so if you want to recreate these cards you just need that paper pack as you’ll get 8 sheets of the three colours and thats more than enough for this set. 

One of the cards I wanted to highlight is the Sending Good Thoughts card … 

goodthoughtag2You may notice the background I have here.  I love how this turned out and it was easily done with the ink pad and blender pen! Yes!! I used a Blender Pen! It gives a lovely water colour look on the outline stamp.  I will do a video on that this upcoming week to show you how I did it as it really gives your card a little more depth and more uses for your stamps!

The other card I wanted to highlight was this double layer card … 

I took the piece that was 148mm x 105mm and trimmed it slightly to give a border around and then using my Stampin Trimmer I cut the middle panel out so I havent wasted any stamped cardstock. I’ve then layered that onto a piece of Watermelon Wonder and you cant even see the gap underneath! 

I do hope you have liked the cards I’ve shared here today and if you’d like more information on this technique or any of the cards I’ve shared please dont hesitate to leave a comment or contact me to ask.  I love to share how I do things and am happy to share with you! 

Now it’s time for you to hop along to the next blog in the hop which is the lovely Pauline’s blog  ….
Blog Hop Next Button 2015 Catalogue
Now if you get lost along the way or one of the links isnt working here’s the complete list of all the ESADers hopping today … 

Thanks for stopping by and dont forget to leave the hopper’s some comment love.

Catch ya latte … 

About Leonie

I am Leonie and I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do love to share what I create and hope you enjoy seeing what I've made. I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee! Stampin' Up! has been a huge part of my life since 2006 and such a big blessing to me and my family!! I call Campbelltown home - it's about an hour South West of Sydney, Australia. If you like what I share please feel free to leave me a comment or share it with your friends! Thanks for stopping by :)

40 thoughts on “Cards in Bloom – ESAD New Catalogue Blog Hop

  1. Such pretty colours – that “one more floral set” is also on my wishlist!
    Very clever idea to pick one of the new cardstock packs with 8 sheets of each colour to do a fantastic stamp-a-stack – love that!

  2. Love what you have done. How clever stamping your own paper. Love all the cards you made with it. I might just have to add this stamp set to my wishlist now.

  3. Love love love them all! And I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s frugal with dsp and cuts panels out 😉

  4. your cards have made we want to get that stamping set… just gorgeous work and loved your colour choices. Thank You

  5. This set has been on & off my ‘next’ list quite a few times but it’s def moved up the list again now. You’ve really shown how it works so beautifully as a background, Leonie. Lovely colour choices too. Thanks for sharing your set.
    Di 🙂

  6. I love this post Leonie – possibly my fave of the hop (if that’s not too un-PC!). I hadn’t given this stamp set a second thought on my many flicks through the new catty, but now I HAVE to have it! Thanks for sharing. Kelly x

    1. Oh Kelly I bet you say that to all the hoppers lol … I so wanted to use something that wasnt ‘popular’ like butterflies and such. Thanks so much for your sweet words <3

  7. What a great idea. This set wasn’t even on my radar but you have put it on there. Thanks for your great card ideas. This will have to be a class idea for me.

  8. Love how you showed the versatility of the Garden In Bloom set by stamping your own DSP Leonie, very clever 🙂

  9. Thanks so much for sharing your project and all the extra info. A great one sheet wonder set of cards! I now have to add this set to my wish list!

  10. Wow Leonie, you have blown me away with your homemade DSP and all those gorgeous cards. Think I’ll be adding this set to my next order!!

  11. What a great set for the one sheet wonder. I love your cards. I told myself I didn’t need another floral set but succumbed yesterday and ordered this one as a hostess rewards for myself. Don’t have much will power.:)

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