Sunday, 23 April 2017

ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog Hop -

Hi Everyone and welcome
to the ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog hop.
You may have hopped across from 
 Monique Fielder
At the end is an information box that explains what ESAD is all about.
It is always sad to see the retirement list but then we are always excited for the new product that is coming around the corner.
I have chosen to showcase the Balloon Adventures Bundle (page 4 & 5)
and the Party Animal Designer Series Paper
from the Occasions Catalogue.
I have loved using this bundle and papers!
Now here is my first card
 Just love Emerald Envy and Basic Black together
and the DSP.The Whisper White square was 7cm by 7cm
and the Basic Black was 7.4 by 7.4cm.
Maincard was 14.8cm by 21cm scored at 10.5cm
The Basic Black was 14.4cm by10.1cm.
The DSP was 14cm by 9.7cm
 Now here is the inside
For my next card I chose a shaker card 
using Bright colours.
Handy Hint - I used a bit more of the Foam Adhesive strips by adding some behind the balloons and under the banner as well. This stops the card from sagging and keeps the sprinkles all over the card - not just at the bottom. 
Also never start the foam adhesive strips at the bottom - start up the side and then down and around to the other side - stops them falling down!

and for my third card I chose softer colours of 
Sweet Sugarplum cardstock for the main card (love this colour) with Very Vanilla as the top layer!
The three layers were main card - 14.8cm by 21cm
Pool Party was 14.4cm by 10.1cm and
Very Vanilla was 14cm by 9.7cm
The balloons both on the front and inside were 
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Pool Party
and Sweet Sugarplum. 
Now for the inside I used Very Vanilla -
measured as 21cm by 13.7cm. Marked the halfway with a
pencil line softly drawn to ensure I centred the thinlit die and of course used the Magnetic platform with the Big Shot.
The Pool Party strips on each side were1cm by 13.8cm from the Subtles Designer Series Paperstack (another sad departure).


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy
all the great ideas for your cardmaking.


Now it is onto Cathy Pinchbeck
 and I can't wait to see
what she has used


35 comments:

  1. Great cards with this bundle Maree! They show it off so well! Kelly x

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    1. Thank you for your lovely words - I have loved this bundle

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  2. Beautiful cards Maree and great work. Love these products too. Thanks so much for participating in the ESAD Retirement Blog Hop

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    1. Thanks Libby I enjoy participating with such a fun group

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    1. Thanks Carly I liked this one as well because of the soft colours.

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  4. I love your project with this great bundle I am so glad that its in my 'stash'

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    1. Thanks Courtenay I am never getting rid of it as well!

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  5. I love your shaker card Maree. The colours are so vibrant together

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    1. Thanks Peta I loved combining the colours brights are my favs but I try to use all the families...

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  6. Oh I do like this set as well. Mine still needs to be given some more love. Thank you for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Rosalie I do love this bundle and am sorry it didn't carryover

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  7. Great cards Maree and that bundle is so versatile ! Loved making the shakier cards using it !

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    1. Thanks Cheryl I do love making shaker cards

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  8. Thanks for sharing your cards with us today and also for the awesome tips!

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    1. Thanks Richelle I always enjoy the ESAD blog hops

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  9. These are awesome thanks so much for sharing :)

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  10. Great cards but that shaker card is the one that sticks out for me it's lovely!!

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    1. Thanks Nicole are you a brights girl as well?

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  11. Such a fab use of this bundle Maree. I love your bright, vibrant cards.

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    1. Thanks Lou for your lovely words and also your great organisation.xx

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  12. Great cards Maree - I'm sad this suite is retiring. Thanks for being part of the Blog Hop

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    1. Thanks Leonie I have loved being part of the hop.

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  14. Balloons always make cute cards. I'm especially fond of shaker and pop out cards

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    1. Thanks Cathy for your comment I love shaker and pop out cards as well.xx

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  15. Amazing projects Maree. Love them all. Going to miss this bundle, that's for sure.

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    1. Thanks Narelle I feel the need to keep this bundle as I love it so much!xx

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  16. Great Projects Maree I'm going to miss this bundle

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  17. Great cards Maree! Imagine getting that shaker card as your birthday card, it would put a big smile on the recipients face!

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    1. Thanks Megan it will be hard on who to send it tooo. Might just have to make a few more..xx

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