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

Stampin' Up!

CLOSE-OUT SALE STARTING TODAY!!

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Huge Sale announced today with some items up to 80% off.  Some great Christmas Gifts and little Stocking stuffers.  These are available while stock last so be quick.  

Here are just some of the items listed.  You can find many more exciting products reduced including some items from the current Holiday Catalogue.

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Check them all out HERE.  I am placing an order this weekend, so email/phone me your order.  You can order directly online at my store from that link too.  

BE QUICK TO GRAB YOUR BARGAIN!

 

 

3D projects, Blog Hops, cards, Techniques

STAMP-A-LATTE HOLIDAY BLOG HOP!!

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Welcome to the First Stamp A Latte Holiday Blog Hop.  We all have some great projects from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue to share with you today.  You may have just come from Narelle’s blog Here or you may be starting out here. Either way sit back and enjoy your little hop around.

Today I am focusing on the Snowflake Thinlets. I really like this Thinlets set.  They are so versatile for a number of different occasions not just Christmas.  Not only does it contain the Thinlet to create the Flip card but it has a 2 different size snowflakes, a tree, a heart, banner and 3 words (Brrr, Joy, snow).

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On to my projects.  I have made a cute little tag box and a flip card.

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Firstly, the card…

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I have used the Nordic Noel DSP with Baked Brown Sugar and Cherry Cobbler cardstock. The snowflakes stamped on the card are from the ‘Cheerful Tags’ set.  They co-ordinate so well with this die I think.  I cut a large snowflake in Cherry Cobbler and a smaller one in Baked Brown Sugar to layer them together.  The Rhinestone in the centre was coloured with the Blendablilites.

What made this Thinlet die even more useful is that recently I discovered that you can cut the centre large snowflake out.  I was watching the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Thinlet video here and they showed this little tip.  I will show you below.

Cutting a Thinlet Snowflake.

Cut a piece of DSP or cardstock larger than the shape and cut it out with your Big Shot.

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Turn the Snowflake to line it up in the Die the other way to cut it out completely.  I found it easier to lay the Die upside down on a cutting plate and place the DSP or cardstock into the Die rather than try and line the Die over the paper. Then you can just lay the other cutting plate on top and cut it.

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This is what you end up with. How cool!

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Now on to the box.

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Once again layering some cut Snowflakes on the top.  The greeting is from the ‘Good Greetings’ set that you can get for free this month. Check the blog post here if you missed those details.

Now on to the inside.

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I used the Nordic Noel DSP again. I added a strip of DSP on the top of the acetate lid but it doesn’t wrap right around.  I lined the bottom of the box too.  This one was the reverse side of the DSP strip used on the lid.  It holds these cute tags I made.  I just made 3 but you could easily fit lots more in there.

Here they are close-up.

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I used the 1 3/4″ circle Punch to cut the Baked Brown Sugar circles. The tree and snowflake are cut from the Thinlets.  The Star is one from the Star Framelits set.  These Banners were cut with the Bitty Banner Framelits.  Here is the back. The “to” and “from” is from the ‘Cheerful Tags’ set again.

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OK now you have had a photo overload.  I will spare you anymore so you can be on your way.  If you would like to know how I made the cute Tag Box then stop by tomorrow and I will post a tutorial.  I think I have taken up enough of your time.  You need to get on to the next blog now.  Thanks for stopping by today 🙂

Remember to stop by and comment on each blog so you can be in the running for a prize.  You will go in a draw for a Trim the Tree DSP Stack and a pack of Rhinestones (Australian Residents Only & Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are ineligible for the Blog Candy).  Now on to Virginia’s blog Here.

If you get lost here are a list of blogs you will visit today.

  1. Leonie Schroder     http://www.stamp-a-latte.com
  2. Narelle Fasulo         http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com
  3. Jenny Hayward      http://www.astampingjourney.wordpress.com
  4. Virginia Hampson    http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampoutyourartwithvirginia/blog
  5. Libby Dyson           http://www.libbystampz.com

Classes, Stampin' Up!

START THINKING CHRISTMAS!

I know we don’t want to think about it but it is time to start your Christmas creating.  The new Holiday Catalogue will be available Tomorrow! Exciting times! I know you are going to love it.  SO… 

 

“LET’S KICK OFF CHRISTMAS”

You are invited to Welcome in the new Holiday Catalogue.  Come and see all the new products Stampin’ Up! have for your Christmas Creating this year.

WHEN: Saturday August 30th at 2pm in East Corrimal.

COST: $15 or Free with a Minimum purchase.  

The afternoon includes playing with new Christmas products, Make and Take, Afternoon Tea and Give Aways.  Come and Join us.

RSVP: Thursday, August 28th

Bring along a friend I haven’t met and pick a prize.  I love to meet new stampers.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

Psst! Here is a sneak of what we might be making.  😉

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