Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

ESAD HOLIDAY CATALOGUE BLOG HOP!!

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Thanks for joining us today for another ESAD Blog Hop.  This time we are focusing on some of the awesome products in the new Holiday Catalogue.  You might have just come from Kelly’s Blog or you might be starting here. Either way you can take the Hop around in a circle.

There is so much to love in this catalogue so it was hard to choose but I decided on picking the first stamp set that made my wish list.  (Maybe because that was near the front – I don’t know.  It is all so good!).

Firstly, I need to tell you about what ESAD is about.

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OK.  Now I am looking at the ‘Home For Christmas’ product suite on  page 8-9 of the catalogue.  I love the vintage feel of these products.  Sorry lots of photos but I think you will rather quickly look at photos than lots of information when you are hurrying on your hop. 🙂

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I have used the markers to colour the sentiments from the ‘Cozy Christmas’ stamp set.  The sweet deers are from the ‘Home for Christmas’ Designer Series Paper that I have fussy cut out.  So cute! The beautiful poinsettia paper is from the same ‘Home For Christmas’ pack.  You don’t need much more to this.  I have added some Gold Cord and Gold Doily.  Here is a close-up of the cards.

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So I had to then make a bag using the Curvy Keepsake Framelits to make a cute set.

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I hope you like these.  Thanks for stopping by. Now get hopping to the next stop on the Blog Hop. You will now go to Libby’s blog HERE.

If you get lost then here are all the blogs to join in.

1. Libby Dyson

2. Paula Reid

3. Keryn Campbell

4. Carly Middleton

5. Rachael Lewsley

6. Narelle Fasulo

7. Emily Campbell

8. Emma Palonek

9. Jo Weedon

10. Rebecca Scurr

11. Andrea Buckland

12. Rochelle Blok

13. Kathryn Ruddick

14. Monique Fielder

15. Bernie Collins

16. Liv Ingle

17. Sally Williams

18. Ria Kaire

19. Delys Cram

20. Jessica Williams

21. Lou Kitzelman

22. Barbara Williams

23. Kelly Kent

24. Jenny Hayward

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ESAD 2015 OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION BLOG HOP!

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Welcome to the 2015 ESAD Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop.  You might be starting here or you have come from Leonie Schroder’s blog.  Either way I hope you have a cuppa in hand and ready to take the journey to a number of blogs showcasing projects from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues.  Now before I share my project I must share with you what ‘ESAD’ is.

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

 We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.”

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Now for my project.  I chose to use the Butterfly Dies from the Occasions catalogue.  I am sure you have seen many projects around using these dies and the matching stamp set ‘Butterfly Basics.

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I wanted to create something a little different with these dies and stamp set.  I found this Triangle Easel card in an older issue of Stamping and Papercraft Magazine but if you have a look on the internet you will see some different versions. Sometimes known as Twisted Easel card.  I will show you how to create one below.  I will also show you how I did the butterfly too.

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1. Cut your card 10.5cm x 21cm.  (I have used Coastal Cabana). Score at 10.5cm.  (4 1/8″ x 8 1/4″ score at 4 1/8″).  You can make these any size you like just see that the length is twice the width.

2. Score diagonally from the bottom right at the score line (ie on the left hand side section) to the top left of the card.  Fold in on the centre score line and open it again.  Then fold in on the angled score line. See the photo below.

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You can decorate this as you like.  Place something at the centre of the piece on the right which will anchor your folded triangle.  You can see what I have done below.  It could be a button or other embellishment or a label or punched image. I have used one of the ‘Something Borrowed’ Embellishments from the Occasions Catalogue.

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Just to give you some dimensions for the pieces on this part of the card.  The Whisper White piece measured 10.1cm x 10.1cm.  If you are using Imperial measurements then cut it slightly smaller than your card piece. Cut your Designer Series Paper to 10.1cm x 10.1cm and then cut it diagonally in half.  I used the Butterfly Basics stamp set to decorate the card.

Here is a close-up.

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Here is the front of the card as it would be to fold and send.  (Maybe it needs more stamping at the back now that I see it like this.  You could do that). You could make an envelope to fit using your Envelope Punch Board. 🙂

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Now for the butterfly.

If you have a close look at the butterfly you can see it is shiny.  I found this idea firstly on Barb’s blog HERE.  I have used the Silver Foil sheets to cut the butterfly from.  Once cut I then coloured the butterfly with Blendabilities (the Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight sets).  You can colour parts randomly but leave some parts silver.

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I hope you can make a Triangle/Twisted Easel card soon.

Thanks for visiting.  Don’t forget to leave a comment as you visit each blog.  It is nice to have the little encouragement. 🙂

Now to continue your Blog Hop you are off to Tamsin’s blog HERE.   (Click “HERE” not the next blog button. Thanks.)

 

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 Here is a list of blogs for you to visit today if you get lost along the way.

1. Libby Dyson – http://www.libbystampz.com

2. Narelle Hoggard – http://www.handmadebynarelle.wordpress.com

3. Leonie Schroder – http://www.stamp-a-latte.com

4. Jenny Hayward – http://www.astampingjourney.wordpress.com

5. Tamsin Adams – http://tamsinadams.blogspot.com.au

6. Helen Williams – http://craftyhelen.blogspot.com

7. Pauline Bennetts – http://www.paulinebennetts.com/stampede

8. Monique Fielder – http://stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com.au

9. Nicole Wilson – http://nicolejuliewilson.blogspot.com/2015/02/esad-occasions-saleabration-2015-hop.html

10. Keryn Campbell – http://kerynscards.com

11. Clare Mcilhatton – http://www.crafty-cow.com

12. Ria Kaire – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/qraftyqueen/blog

13. Kathryn Ruddick – http://www.katlodesigns.com/

14. Sally Williams – http://sallystampingdelights.blogspot.co.nz/

15. Tricia Raineri – http://www.thespeckledsparrow.blogspot.com.au

16. Nerida Carter – http://www.stampingjoy.blogspot.com

17. Mel Pagano – http://createwithmel.blogspot.com.au

18. Rachael Lewsley – http://www.mystampinhaven.com.au

19. Amity Knight – http://www.stampinamity.com.au/ESAD-blog-hop-project-life

20. Kelly Kent – http://mypapercraftjourney.com

21. Norelle Targato – http://rellspaperink.wordpress.com

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ESAD HOLIDAY CATALOGUE BLOG-HOP

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Today is the launch of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue and what better way to showcase the fantastic new products now available is going on a Blog Hop.  Come and join me in a little cyber hopping to some see some wonderful creations from my ESAD friends.  Firstly,

What is ESAD?

ESAD – stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship, and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to leave me a comment with your Email address and I’ll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

So, let’s begin!

You may have just come from Angie’s blog or you might be starting here.  Either way, enjoy your travels – and I hope you are inspired.  Don’t forget to leave a comment at the end to say you have visited.

Today I want to show you one of the new stamp sets ‘Wishing You’.  This is on Page 23 of the Holiday Catalogue.

When you are looking for inspiration to create your projects you can spend hours trawling the internet (pinterest perhaps???!!!!!!).  Don’t forget the Catalogues for ideas.  They have some fantastic simple projects for you to Copy.  For this one I have CASED from page 9 of the Holiday Catalogue.  I have used the ‘Season of Style’ Designer Series Paper (page 23) and the lovely Cherry Cobbler Stitched Edged Grosgrain Ribbon (page 22).  The little parcels I coloured with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive markers.  Being a clear- mount set I could easily see where to place them.  Maybe I should have got the Stamp-A-ma-jig out BUT I was lazy!!

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 This next card was inspired by a card on Splitcoaststampers.  (Another great source of inspiraton!).

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For this one I have used the ‘Season of Style’ Designer Series Paper again.  I have stamped the gifts and the greeting on Whisper White card and layered this on Silver Glimmer Paper for some sparkle.  You have to have that, don’t you!  I added a bow again using the Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain ribbon.  This one is very quick to make.  As long as it doesn’t take several attempts at making a half-decent bow. How do I know that?  I think it took me as long to make the bow as it did to make the card.

Now the great thing with this set is it is very versatile.  I like to show how you can use your Christmas sets for other occasions.  You can pull this set out for Birthdays throughout the year.

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This card was inspired by a card on Page 3 of the Annual Catalogue.  For this I have used the ‘I Am Me’ Designer Series Paper.  The gifts were coloured with Pear Pizzazz and Tangerine Tango Markers.  The piece was layered under a Tangerine Tango frame cut with the Squares Collection Framelits.  The greeting is from ‘Remembering your Birthday’.  The card was finished off with a clip from the Essentials Hardware (page 170).

Now you can head off to the next blog on your journey.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will visit me again soon.  Now you can see what fabulous creations Jenny Humphreys has made for you.

See you next time,

Jenny