I hope you’re ready for the ESAD New Catalogue Blog Hop! This may be your first blog or you may have come from browsing the creations over at Rhonda's blog, th....INK BIG with Rhonda. The great thing with a blog hop it's like a big circle so no matter where you start just follow the links to the next one and you will hop your way right around all of the participating blogs. One of the things we all love are comments so please let us know what you think of our creations as you hop around. Comments are particularly important on this blog hop as there is some Blog Candy up for grabs - just comment on each of the pages in the blog hop and then email Leonie at firstname.lastname@example.org, winners will be drawn on Tuesday 7th September. Entry is open to all customers, sorry but demonstrators don't qualify. Good luck and enjoy the hopping.
Now onto the creations I have to share with you. I have chosen to do a variation on the mini magazine holder that I have seen on a number of blogs. My variation is to make a group of holders to help categorise my cards.
The idea to do this came to me when I saw the Cute by the Inch level 2 hostess set. I thought what great category tags they would make, and chose 4 for my mini magazine holders. The patterned one is for miscellaneous cards.
I have used Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie card stock as they both seemed to go really well with the new DSP. I love the Daffodil Delight in this DSP and can't wait to get my hands on this and the other new colours.
Now when you have such a lovely way to organise your cards, there is no excuse not to create a few to fill it. That way when you have an unexpected birthday, thank you or just want to send off an "I'm thinking of you" card you will have some on hand ready to go.
Firstly my two "Thank You" cards, I have taken individual pictures of these. This first one is using the Greenhouse Gala DSP and the Perfect Punches for the sentiment. This was then embellished with some Whisper White Ribbon and pearls. I am loving how the Baja Breeze goes so beautifully with Whisper White for a clean elegant look.
This second card in my Thank You selection is using a base of Chocolate Chip with some textured Wild Wasabi card stock, the envelope is cut out of Greenhouse Gala DSP using the Scallop Envelope Die for the Big Shot. The little thank you note is made out of Chocolate Chip and the sentiment is from the Occasional Quotes and embossed with gold.
These two cards from my Miscellaneous set are both with Artistic Etchings. I was initially not a fan of this stamp set, having only seen the images stamped in black on a white page (part of the sneak peek we got as demonstrators). I am lucky enough to have a great friend Cathy who has let me have a play with her set, and I am starting to fall in love with Paris! Both of these cards use the new Newsprint DSP and team it with Real Red and Very Vanilla card stock.
These are my two "Friends" cards, both using butterflies, though from different sets. The card on the right uses Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip with the Great Friends stamp set; the one on the right uses So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie with the Butterfly Prints and Flight of the Butterfly stamp sets. The butterflies in both Butterfly Prints and Flight of the Butterfly go with the Butterfly Punch. Both of these cards use DSP from the Greenhouse Gala set, I always find it interesting how different colours can give similar prints such a different look.
Finally my birthday cards, and better set than Party This Way? For both I have used Tempting Turquoise and Night of Navy. The one on the the right I used Very Vanilla which gives a brighter effect to the use of Whisper White on the left. I have kept these fairly simple using a tag from the Lots of Tags Big Shot die on one and the Word Window Punch on the other.
I hope you have enjoyed my creations for the ESAD New Catalogue Blog Hop. What is ESAD? ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up! 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 its 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.
Please head on over to see the lovely creations that Andrea has prepared for you, you can find them at Creating Cards With Andrea.