Jan 3, 2021

Showcasing the new January-june mini & Sale-A-Bration catalogues!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my first post for 2021! I'm pleased to be taking part in the ESAD Blog Hop showcasing products from the new January - June 2021 Mini catalogue and/or Saleabration. You may be just starting out (if so, you have 13 wonderful blogs to visit) or you may have come from Monique's blog

I had to put my thinking cap on for this one, I have been so focused on making Christmas cards over the past few months.

So I tried a Gatefold Card:

The beauty of this fold is there's no precise measuring needed, I just eyeballed the first fold and brought the second fold into match the edge. I mean, you could definitely measure and score your card stock but where's the fun in that? 

And my second card is a standard design... But I found out some of the new Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper patterns match and by following these hints from Brian King, I matched up 2 pieces of dsp to make a new background.

Here's a closer photo to see the 2 layers of dsp:

Now to continue on the hop, please head over to Rochelle's blog

And in case you were wondering what ESAD is, here's a little blurb about our group. I love being a part of this group of Aussie and NZ demos!

Here's a full list of all the participants of today's hop:

1.       Rachael Lewsley

2.       Nicole Wilson

3.       Denise Buetler

4.       Narelle Fasulo

5.       Lou Kitzelman

6.       Rebecca Scurr

7.       Cheryl Algie

8.       Monique Fielder

9.       Richelle Fletcher

10.   Rochelle Laird- Smith

11.   Odette Kermode

12.   Jenny Hayward

13.   Wendy Hodkinson

I hope you enjoy the hop, please leave a comment to show everyone some love in 2021!

Take care,



  1. Love your cards Richelle, I am on the fence about this bundle but your cards are pushing me toward getting it, especially the first card.

  2. Love your cards. Great fold and love the DSP technique.

  3. Clever use of the DSP Richelle - I love the different look it gives that card. Lovely creations x

  4. Lovely cards Richelle ! My favourite is the gatefold !

  5. How clever to line up the 2 different papers! Two pretty cards!!

  6. These look great Richelle. I love the gatefold. What a great idea with matching the DSP. Good to know. Thanks for sharing.

  7. These are just lovely Richelle I wasn’t all that fussed with the papers when I first saw this suite but I really like these cards you have made xx

  8. Love your cards Richelle! Loving the blue/green/yellow combo!

  9. Beautiful cards. Love that tip from Brian too, way cool. Will give that a try, thanks for sharing.


Thanks for leaving a comment! It's always good to receive some feedback on my creations!