Sunday, 15 July 2018

ESAD DSP Promotion Blog Hop

Good Day Crafty Friends,

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Welcome to the ESAD Designer Series Paper Promotion Blog Hop! You are currently visiting Jackie Aitken in Western Australia. If you are following the hop you may have arrived here having visited Peta Stephen.

The Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP Promotion is such a great way to increase your DSP stash.  The Annual Catalogue is full of stunning patterned papers and this promotion enables you to grab some of the DSP packs that may have been on your wish list.

I have a few cards to share using two of the selected packs in the DSP promotion -  Tropical Escape and Wood Textures. The first two cards are the same design - gift card holders. The actual card slips out of the folder and opens to reveal a space for a gift card.
stampin up, tropical escape, tropical chic, stitched labels

Thick Whisper White card works best for the card folder base. Wood Textures DSP has been added to the card folder flap and then ribbon is used to secure the flap closed. The card front has had the same piece of DSP added so the lines in the wood grains matched the piece on the folded flap.

The embellished cluster has been created using a combination of stamps and framelits: cake soiree, tropical chic, foliage frames and stitched labels. I left the sentiment for the inside of the card.

stampin up, tropical escape, tropical chic, stitched labels, wood textures

The second card in this design uses a smaller panel of DSP from the Tropical Escape 6x6 DSP Pack. A strip of Black and White DSP has been added to the folded flap for this card. The ribbon used to secure the fold closed has had two sponged feathers added with bakers twine. The stamps and framelits used to create the cluster in the right hand corner are fairly much the same as the first card.

stampin up, tropical escape, tropical chic, stitched labels

I have used Coastal Cabana and Lemon Lime Twist as I love the contrast with the Black and White DSP.

stampin up, tropical escape, tropical chic, stitched labels

The next card uses the Wood Textures DSP to create a frame.  The new Stitched Season Framelits were used to create the detailed stitched frame. The Shimmery White Card has been sponged using a mask created with the negative die. The stamped floral image from the new Blended Seasons stamp set were coloured using Stampin' Blends and adhered over the frame with mini dimensionals.  

Stitched Season Framelits, stampin up, blended seasons, wood textures

This limited edition bundle is only available to customers during the month of August 2018. Make sure to order during this period to avoid disappointment of missing out.

My favourite DSP Pack that is part of this Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion is Tropical Escape. I love the tropical theme and the colours are right up my alley. Here is a few cards I created with only 12 of the 48 sheets that come in this pack of deliciousness.

stampin up, tropical escape dsp, tropical chic

I also mixed in a few pieces of the Wood Textures DSP along with the Tropical Escape DSP to create these ten cards. For more details on these sets of cards, you can check out the details in an earlier post here.

stampin up, tropical chic, tropical escape

That's all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate you and time you have invested to read my blog post.

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Up next in the ESAD DSP Promotion Blog Hop is talented Rebecca Scurr. You can use the arrow button or the Blog Hop participant list below to navigate your way through the hop. Enjoy the creativity and inspiration and please leave the talented folk Blog Hopping, a comment for sharing their crafty projects with us all. 

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Blog hop participant list:
18. Denise Buetler
19. Mandy Depiazzi

Until next time, stay awesome, stay organised and stay crafty


  1. WOW, great projects Jackie which show many different DSPs. Great work. Thanks for the inspiration and for hopping with us

  2. WOW Jackie absolutely stunning projects. You are very talented. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Wow what beautiful projects!! Now I can't decide which papers I need. Who am I kidding, I need them all!!

  4. WOW Jackie!!! Stunning, stunning, stunning! You've outdone yourself!!! Thanks for the inspiration! Rochelle xo

  5. Stunning projects Jackie! I am loving them all but especially the Coastal Cabana and Lemon Lime twist colours with the black and white DSP. Those feathers are just divine! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us.

  6. Amazing as always Jackie! Loving your gorgeous composition! Kelly x

  7. Beautiful cards Jackie and love love love your Colour your season card especially!

  8. Wow Jackie, so many amazing cards, I can't pick a favourite. I'll definitely be adding some Tropical Escape to my next order.

  9. Wow wow wow you have been super busy! These cards are amazing as usual xx

  10. Love everyone of your cards!

  11. Well that's just a bit cooler than a plain old envelope! Great idea. I've barely used my wood textures DSP but you've inspored me to look at it differently. It looks so good with the bright floral elements. You have been super busy with that Tropical Escape DSP, no shortage of inspiration there - thank you.

  12. You are one of the greatest I have seen at layering Jackie! Those gorgeous little clusters look amazinhg and all of your angles/waves and panels are done so elegantly x

  13. Soooo many pretty card designs with all those lovely layers and the colours that you use are just such gorgeous combinations <3
    Cheers Shaz

  14. You're on creative fire my friend. So many stunners! Love the nifty gift card fold - beautifully decorated of course. Your designs and layout/positioning are really quite special. x

  15. Jackie, these cards are simply stunning and I can't pick a favourite but I have 2 packs of the Tropical Escape and now I have heaps of inspiration for using it 😚

  16. Jackie love all your designs they are gorgeous and you have made me order more Tropical Escape

  17. Love your projects!! Is there a tutorial for the gift card holders?

  18. Google delivers promotional codes as a special offer. Advertisers cannot request promotional codes themselves. But if you are from a specific country like the US, you can ask Google for a promo code, but still, you are never sure that you will get the code or not. It all depends on Google and once you receive the promo code in an email, you will not be able to request it again from the same email.


Thanks so much for your comments xx