Sunday, January 6, 2019

ESAD 2019 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

The start of a new year and it's new Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration time. Welcome to the latest ESAD Blog Hop.
The Occasions catalogue is full of gorgeous new products and we have some fabulous ideas here which we hope will inspire you to get creating.
You may have arrived here from the very talented Sharni but if you started here, click the 'Next' button at the bottom of this post to continue hopping.

There are some wonderful products in both of the catalogues and it was difficult to decide what to make for my project. I love the 'All My Love' Designer Series Paper (DSP) and needed a stack of cards to replenish my stash, so I decided to create a One Sheet Wonder (OSW).

The first task was deciding which of this beautiful paper to use. The sheet I chose is perfect for a OSW as one side is very patterned and the other is quite subtle so it is possible to combine the two sides to create more variety. I have left a couple of cards without a sentiment so that I can choose one at a later date as the occasion arises.

There is an abundance of OSW templates to be found on the internet but I decided to create my own to suit the card layouts I was aiming for.

I first did a rough sketch on scrap paper and then drew the template to scale using a 2:1 ratio on a sheet of A4 paper so I could easily photocopy or scan it.

When creating a One Sheet Wonder, the aim is to have as little waste as possible - I think I did very well as I only had a tiny scrap left over.

My card bases are half an A4 sheet of cardstock (14.8 x 10.5 cms) and the cardstock layers are 14.0 x 9.7 cms. The mats for the squares on card 9 are 4.4 x 4.4 cms.

I have marked the first three main cuts. Once these pieces have been cut, it is easy to cut the rest of the pieces required for each card.
For cards 1 and 2 I put the two pieces of paper together with the floral patterned sides facing inwards and then cut the diagonal once through the two sheets.

Cards 1 and 2
Cards 3 and 4

Cards 5 and 6

Cards 7 and 8

Cards 9 and 10

All products used are available to purchase from my Online shop here

Product List
Next up is the very talented Peta Stephen who I'm sure has created something special. Click the 'Next' button to hop over and see.

Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us today. If you get lost or there's a broken link, you can find a link to the next blog in the list of participants below.

Participant List
1.   Lou Kitzelman
2.   Leonie Schroder
3.   Shannon Kissane
4.   Nicole Wilson
5.   Narelle Fasulo
6.   Rachael Lewsley
7.   Angela Harders
8.   Kelly Kent
9.   Cheryl Algie
10. Jenna Watkins
11. Libby Dyson
12. Sharon Dalton
13. Rose Packer
14. Sharni Haines
15. Denise Buetler   (you are currently here)
16. Peta Stephen
17. Kim Oliver
18. Monique Fielder
19. Lauren Meiklejohn
20. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
21. Katrina Duffell
22. Cathy Pinchbeck