Tuesday, 2 July 2013

ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop


What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it 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.

Now whether you have started your blog hop here or have just been visiting the super talented Tanya Bell, you are in for an inspirational journey so make sure you have your cuppa  and Tim Tam  then relax and enjoy the ride.

The ESAD Blog Hop consists of 25 passionate Stampin' Up! demonstrators each showcasing a new product from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalogue which starts today...WOO HOO!!! If you would like a copy please contact me and I will get one to you or better still come along to my Catalogue Launch Party this Saturday and play with some of the fantastic new products Stampin' Up! have released...it will be a blast!

I have chosen to show you two products that I received FREE for welcoming a new person into my team during Sale A Bration, the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper and the Happy Day stamp set. I just love how Stampin' Up! is so generous and offers achieveable challenges and fantastic rewards. If you would like to know more about becoming a part of my team click here.

The Modern Medley DSP is fabulous! It features a variety of patterns in Basic Black and Very Vanilla with each pack containing 12 sheets (2 each of 6 double sides designs). The patterns are so versatile and look great on their own or put them with a flash of colour. They can easily be adapted to suit all ages and genders. As my new favourite colour is Bermuda Bay I decided to add this into the mix.

Now who always gets caught out and realises it's Aunty Betty's or Cousin Jim's birthday in a day or two and you have nothing organised? Worst still you are going to their place for celebratory dinner or drinks so need to have something to take. This happens to me more times than I care to admit so I've now learnt to keep a stash of homemade cards, tags, gift boxes and bags on hand for use in those last minute emergencies. So upon realising my stock was running low I decided to make some more using the new products and show you how easy it can be. The first two items I have to show you are a Gift Box and matching card.


 

 
As you can see these colours go beautifully together. Are you curious as to where I got the black gift box from? Well would you believe this is one of Stampin' Up!'s Kraft Gift Boxes and I just covered it in black ink using my brayer. I had been meaning to try it for a while and just love the way it turned out. As much as I love the original colour of the box I didn't think it would look as good as it does being black. I've then just used some Bermuda Bay card stock and the Modern Medley DSP to dress it up a bit, added a paper bow and of course some bling with the new Very Vintage Designer Buttons and a Large Rhinestone. These boxes are the perfect size to fill with some chocolates or homemade cookies.
 
The next two projects are a set also and consist of a wine bottle tag and matching card. Wine bottles tags are so quick and easy to make and just add a personal touch when giving someone a bottle of wine or similar and who doesn't love receiving a bottle of wine!
 
 
 
 
I'm loving the medallion image from the Happy Day stamp set, its just so pretty. The set contains a total of 6 stamps (two images and four sentiments). I have used the second image on my last card.
 
 
I just love this sentiment and the beautiful scroll image. If I had spaced them out more they would have fit perfectly in the Labels Collection framelit but I just ran it through twice to get a completely new shape and love how  it turned out and that I was able to frame it with the regular shaped framelit. The mosaic DSP from the Modern Medley pack also ties it all together. I'm seeing this mosaic pattern everywhere at the moment so Stampin' Up! are definitely keeping up with all the trends.

Well that's all I have to show you today. You are now off to visit the lovely Richelle Fletcher and her wonderful projects. If you have any questions about my creations, joining my team, coming along to classes or joining ESAD please just leave a comment or send me an email.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you come again soon.



Marsha xx


Recipe:
Stamps -  Happy Day Stamp Set
Cardstock - Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla
Inks - Basic Black, Bermuda Bay

Accessories -  Modern Medley DSP, Scallop Edge Border Punch, 2 3/8 inch Scallop Circle Punch, 1/8 inch Mini Brads, Basic Rhinestones, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Kraft Gift Boxes, Large Basic Rhinestones, Simply Scored, Labels Collection Framelits, SNAIL adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots
 

 
 
 
 

37 comments:

  1. Those colours absolutely pop Marsha. Black looks so much better than Kraft, what a great idea.

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    1. Thanks Keryn. I love Kraft but you know what they say...a change is as good as a holiday and I need one of those :)

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  2. Oh how stunning is Bermuda Bay & Black together ... thanks for sharing your gorgeous projects

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    1. I know right? It's definitely my favourite new colour at the moment although I'm sure that will change tomorrow when I use something else :)

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  3. I love what you've done with these colours. All your shares look fantastic :)

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  4. Love the colour combo & brilliant idea colouring the box!

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    1. Thanks Ann! Yours looked just as stunning left as is :)

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  5. Marsha! You nailed it.

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  6. Love the colours and the ideas - well done on your first blog hop!

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    1. Thanks Ann! I can breathe now it's over :)

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  7. Love the black 'kraft' box, and more ideas with Happy Day stamp set.

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  8. Love them all - thanks for inspiring us to recolour our kraft boxes. xx

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    1. Thanks Angie! I'll let you know if I have any success with other colours. It's a great way to use up the extra ink on the juicy inkpads :)

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  9. The box is delightful. I love the colour combo you've used. Lovely.

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  10. What a clever idea brayering the box. It looks awesome in black Marsha and it is beautifully decorated. I love all the other projects too. So elegant!

    Jenny

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    1. Thank you Jenny. It's great to know others like the idea too. I'm just relieved it worked...first time using a brayer :)

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  11. OH MY! Loving these colours!!

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  12. Wow!...These are just beautiful Marsha. Gorgeous use of colour and awesome idea to brayer a kraft box. TFS!

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  13. Love the colours you have used with this paper. So pretty.

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  14. Wow, that is such a striking colour combination, who wouldn't love to receive any of those! TFS

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  15. Absolutely stunning!! Well done on your first blog hop - I loved your projects!!

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  16. Awesome colours and a massive congrats on your first blog hop!!

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    1. Thanks Richelle! It was a bit daunting but I would definitely do it again :)

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  17. Love everything that you've made Marsha. The bermuda & black is simply stunning. Genius idea to brayer the box.
    Inky wishes, Di
    PS: super cute blog header & name

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    1. Thank you Di! Would you believe I had never even used a brayer before? I was inspired at Convention to order one and that was the first time I had used it. So glad it worked :)

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  18. Love all the creations and the colour combo :)

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  19. your creations are beautiful. How did you make the flower in the first card?

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    1. Thank you! The flower was made using the 2 3/8 scallop circle punch. I punched out 6 scallop circles from Bermuda Bay card stock. I then laid them out on some paper towel and sprayed them with water from a spray bottle then I scrunched them up into balls and allowed them to dry a little. I then straightened them out a bit and laid them all on top of each other and used my paper piecer to poke a hole in the middle and inserted a brad to hold them all together. I then scrunched then up layer by layer starting at the top until I got the look I wanted. I hope that helps :)

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