Sunday, 6 January 2019

ESAD 2019 Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop

Hi guys! I hope you've had a joyous start to 2019, I am super excited to be taking part in this year's ESAD Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration blog hop.

The new products I have used are the Botanical Butterfly DSP and Part of My Story stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue along with the stamp set Vibrant Vases from the Occasions catalogue. 

For my first project I kept it simple using the Vibrant Vases stamp set. 

I used the outline stamp from the flowers to create a tone on tone background for the card in Grapefruit Grove. Then I used some washi tape to mask off some of the sentiment before inking it, then removed the tape before stamping to get just the word Celebrate, which I then cut out using the Stitched Shapes framelits from the Annual Catalogue. I stamped the floral image onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut it out before attaching it with dimensionals. I also used the small flower and repeat stamped it rotating it to create a boarder strip to help balance the sentiment cluster. Inside I again stamped the floral image to add interest to the bottom of the insert and used a stamp from the Sale-A-Bration set Part of My Story for the greeting.

The colours used are Grapefruit Grove, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

For my second card I used the gorgeous Botanical Butterfly DSP and Part of My Story stamp set form the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and teamed them with the stamp set Seize the Day from the Annual catalogue to create this fun double Z fold card. 

The greetings from the two different stamp sets read "of life's innumerable miracles, you are the most precious" and "the world needs more people like you" and I feel they went together so well you'd be forgiven for thinking they were from one set. And they went so well with the butterflies, I'm so happy with how this turned out. Colours used were Basic Black, Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist. The beautiful butterfly was fussy cut from the piece of cardstock and only one piece was used in this as the black and white stripes are the back of the butterfly piece. 

I'm loving this DSP, if it's not on your Sale-A-Bration wish list it really should be.

For my last project I combined the Botanical Butterfly DSP with the Vibrant Vases stamp set and added the Beautiful Promenade Bundle and Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes from the Annual catalogue to create this cute bookmark and pocket card set.

Additional items used were Night of Navy, Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, Night of Navy Medium Baker's Twine, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and a tag from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.

Again, this DSP is so versatile, I love how this one turned out.

So that's it from me, I had hoped to do a scrapbook layout but got carried away having fun making these that it didn't happen. That shall be my next post. 

I hope you are enjoying this blog hop and are inspired by all the talented demos' creations. I'm blown away to be here in between two demos who have inspired me so much over the years. If you started the hop here with me make sure you follow it all the way through to the gorgeous Rachael Lewsley's post, you won't be disappointed, and if you came here from her blog make sure you hop on over to the beautiful Kelly Kent's page and see what she has created. Simply click on the arrow below or use the participant list.

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping,


Blog hop participants:

7. Angela Harders   -You are here


  1. Great cards Angela, I especially like the Z fold card & I love that SAB designer series paper xo

  2. Great projects Angela and you have showcased several products very well. Thanks for sharing

  3. Gorgeous creations Angela, very inspiring to try some out!x

  4. So many beautiful products that you have showcased here from both catalogues..
    Love fancy fold cards <3
    Cheers Shaz

  5. Such gorgeous creations Ange! That bookmark/ pocket card set is oh-so-cute x

  6. I love all of these Angela but the fancy fold with the butterflies and black & white stripes is my fave. That DSP is just so gorgeous and you've really showcased it beautifully.

  7. Lovely creations Angela, I love the bookmark and pocket card set.

  8. I love your projects, and totally agree about this being great DSP. I got some with my pre-order not sure if I would really like it but now I just love it to bits.

  9. Wow you've been busy Ange. Such fab creations. I love them all but my absolute favourite detail is the tulip strip on your first card. x

  10. Fabulous selection of projects, Angela! My favourite is the pocket card and bookmark. Thanks for the inspiration 😊

  11. wow .. what wonderful projects!