Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – July 2019

In Artisan Blog Hops by Emma Goddard11 Comments

Welcome to the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! This month I am excited to be showcasing the Perennial Essence Suite, I’m a huge fan of any flowers so this was right up my street. I love that it comes with a selection of flower types, you have 2 sizes of solid flowers, outlines (perfect for colouring) and flowers which coordinate with a punch – something for everyone! I started out by creating a 12×12″ page for a box frame and couldn’t stop making the flowers so I also made a set of coordinating cards.

Perennial Essence Bundle used to create a photo frame and coordinating cards by Emma Goddard, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK & Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Member 2019. #perennialessence #floralessence #friends #stampinup #artisanbloghop

The box frame was my starting point, I wanted to frame this lovely black and white photo of me and my amazing friend! I really wanted to get the photo printed rather than keep it hidden away on our phones.  The papers are all BEAUTIFUL, I chose the most subtle paper, for the frame as I didn’t want the paper competing with the photo …plus it coordinated perfectly with the pretty ribbon! I have kept the flowers in Smoky Slate & Basic Gray to match in with the black and white photo.

Continuing the theme of the grey with the pop of colour I have designed the coordinating card set. The layout for all three cards are identical but I have just changed up the papers – a great way to make lots of cards. There is a coordinating punch with the three petal flower and the leaf which all layer up beautifully, but the rest of the flowers have been cut out by hand.

To complete the cards I have added a the sentiment (from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set), embossed in White on the Smoky Slate, and added a few rhinestones.

I am now sending you on over to the super talented Jackie Aitken, enjoy the rest of the hop and all the inspiration from all of the Artisan Team!

Click on this image to hop on over to Jackie. 


If you live in the UK, I would love you to choose me as your demonstrator. If you would like to purchase any of these products you can click on the Shop Now button or by clicking on any of the images below. Alternatively you can also contact me by email. Please be sure to use the monthly code and I’ll send a little something out to you the following month to say Thank You!

Blog Roll Artisan Design Team 2019


  1. Incredible blend this gradient of gray combined with the papers so strong in tint of the range! It’s a great idea Emma! As always, you inspire me! xx

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  3. il serait si agréable que tout puisse être aussi en français !!!! même les tampons !!!!

  4. Absolutely love that you chose grays to create the flowers! Lovely page and cards.

  5. Love these projects Emma. I really like the DSP part covering the front of your cards … the balance is perfect with the depth of colour and your box frame is adorable! Love that photo of you xx

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