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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 … 

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  • Reply Ann

    Love the cards you made & that bee stamp is very cute! Do you have the template for the cutting?

    18 July, 2015 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      that Bee stamp is very cute Ann … thanks for your sweet comment … i’ll upload the template and have sent it to you 🙂

      19 July, 2015 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Kathryn

    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!

    12 July, 2015 at 8:48 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      see I do have good ideas sometimes lol … thanks for stopping by and leaving some comment love ?

      13 July, 2015 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Narelle Fasulo

    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.

    7 July, 2015 at 6:26 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks Narelle for your sweet comments 🙂

      7 July, 2015 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Richelle

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

    7 July, 2015 at 2:01 am
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks Richelle … helps to be frugal so you can afford more stamps 🙂

      7 July, 2015 at 11:36 am
  • Reply annebarker

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

    7 July, 2015 at 12:15 am
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks Anne for your lovely comments and for stopping by 🙂

      7 July, 2015 at 1:28 am
  • Reply Di Barnes

    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 July, 2015 at 11:37 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks for stopping by Di and for your sweet comments 🙂

      7 July, 2015 at 1:26 am
  • Reply craftyhelen

    Lovely one sheet wonder Leonie

    6 July, 2015 at 3:54 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks for stopping by Helen 🙂

      7 July, 2015 at 1:25 am
  • Reply kellylkent

    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

    6 July, 2015 at 12:41 am
    • Reply Leonie

      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

      6 July, 2015 at 2:12 am
  • Reply Lou

    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.

    6 July, 2015 at 12:17 am
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks Lou … it makes an awesome class as you are teaching so much more than they realise 😉

      6 July, 2015 at 2:14 am
  • Reply Rachael Lewsley

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

    5 July, 2015 at 11:25 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks Rachel 🙂

      6 July, 2015 at 2:14 am
  • Reply Rochelle Blok

    Such a pretty One Sheet Wonder Leonie! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

    5 July, 2015 at 9:17 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks Rochelle for your sweet comments

      6 July, 2015 at 2:15 am
  • Reply libbydyson

    Love, love, love what you have made. Thanks so much for all your inspration

    5 July, 2015 at 8:45 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks Libby x thanks for your encouragement too – I’d be lost without you

      6 July, 2015 at 2:16 am
  • Reply Liv Ingle

    Great idea Leonie! Such cute paper and I especially love the Bumblebee!!!

    5 July, 2015 at 8:41 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      He is a very eloquent bee dont you think? thanks for your sweet words Liv x

      6 July, 2015 at 2:13 am
  • Reply creativejaxnz

    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!

    5 July, 2015 at 8:39 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks Jackie … it really is a great set 🙂 you wont be sorry

      6 July, 2015 at 2:17 am
  • Reply Chlo

    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!!

    5 July, 2015 at 8:39 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks Chloe … you’ll love this set and so very versatile

      6 July, 2015 at 2:17 am
  • Reply Andrea

    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.:)

    5 July, 2015 at 8:26 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      there’s always room for one more floral set 😉 Cant wait to see what you make Andrea

      6 July, 2015 at 2:18 am
  • Reply stampingbarb

    Great cards and use of stamp sets. beautiful

    5 July, 2015 at 8:14 pm
    • Reply Leonie

      thanks Barb 🙂

      6 July, 2015 at 2:19 am
  • Reply Keryn Campbell

    Gorgeous colours Leonie. Thanks also for including the tips & tricks.

    5 July, 2015 at 8:09 pm
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