Thursday, December 1, 2011

ESAD Summer Mini Blog Hop

Today marks the release of the new Summer Mini Catalogue and my fellow demonstrators at ESAD have created some amazing items with some of the new products. 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 so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group

You might have arrived here from Libby's blog LibbyStampz, or you may be starting here, either is fine, just follow the link at the bottom of each post to hop to the next blog.  There are 25 in all so grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy the creativity.

I was so excited at Regional Training this year because I won a door prize which was the Pretty Postage stamp set, so I chose that to feature in my post for this hop.  In this card I paired it with the raspberry stamp from the Clearly For You stamp set, don't they go so well together?  I used another couple of the new products - the 1" Square Punch, and the Postage Stamp Punch, again they go really well together.  I have also used the Bevelled Window Pane as a feature with Crumb Cake Seam Binding.

Here is another stamp from the Pretty Postage set, I like the concept of having a friend 24-7, someone you can count on to be there for you no matter what, so I paired the 24-7 stamp with the friends from the Tiny Tags set and matching punch.  I think sometimes these special people in our lives deserve a reminder and I think this little gift box is just the thing.  I have also used the amazing Spice Cake DSP to create a feature strip on the box. 

My final project also uses the Spice Cake DSP, it matches the Triple Flower Stamp, for this I wanted to use the sheet that is covered with these beautiful little flowers, because I wanted to make a set of little cards.  I have made a set like this before, and again the idea came from our Regional Training day, I made the card holder using the two tag die.  These little sets are so quick and easy to make and are the perfect thing to either have on your desk to attach to a gift, or to give as a gift to someone special.  

That is it from me, please keep hopping to see the great projects that Joanne Kechagias has to show you on her blog Joanne's Stamping Creations. Don't forget to leave some comments as you hop around, a bit of blog love is always appreciated.

If you don't have a current Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like a copy of the new Summer Mini please send me an email.  I have added a link to an electronic version up on the left side bar if you want to  have a look through all the products.

Happy Stamping 


  1. Love, love the raspberries - but the little gift box is gorgeous too!

  2. These projects are very nice. I especially like the blackberry card.

  3. These are gorgeous, Monique. May have to case them :)

  4. Beautiful ideas - thanks so much for sharing - I feel a CASE coming on!

  5. These are all great Moni! Great use of the Postage punch. I wasn't sure about that one but you have done a great job!

  6. Oh I'm loving this new dsp and wow .. what you've created!! Cant wait to get that Pretty Postage either :)

  7. Monique, I absolutely ADORE the Fancy Favor box you made! Y'know, I'd been looking at that 24/7 stamp, thinking I wouldn't use it, and yet it is perfect with a little friends tag!! Thanks for the inspiration. All of your projects are beautiful.

  8. Wow they are really nice Monique. I wasn't too keen on the Spice DP but now it is growing on me and the set that matches. Thanks :-)

  9. That Postage punch is so very versatile and I cant wait to receive my Pretty postage stamp set.


  10. All your cards are gorgeous, but I LOVE LOVE your little spice cake gift CUTE!


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