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Saturday, December 4, 2010

ESAD Summer Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying the ESAD Summer Mini Blog Hop so far. You have come here from Vicki Were's blog. Wasn't her project great. This blog hop is to celebrate the launch of the new Summer Mini catalogue which is available until the end of March. There will be a link at the end of the post to Sherylee Tutt’s blog. There are 13 blogs in total in this hop, I hope you will stop by them all. Everyone will have great projects for you from the new Mini Catalogue, it's a great chance to see the new product from the mini from different demonstrators.

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

Now about the cards that I have made today.

All the cards I have made today are using our new “Builder Wheels” -So many Stars and Birthday and Candle Crazy.

These cards use our new Builder wheel Spindle which allows you to assemble 3 smaller wheels into one which is the same size as our “Jumbo” wheel. The spindle also comes with spacers which allows you to use one or two wheels.

On the first card I have used the three wheels together, I have also used our new Triple Cell Cartridge. This allows you to ink each cell a different colour. I have used Tempting Turquoise, So Safron and Certainly Celery. Not sure if I am happy with the combination. Let me know what you think. On the background I have used the wheel again but this time I inked it up using tempting turquoise. I have then wheeled this diagonally across the card. It’s very eye catching stamping backgrounds on the diagonal. If you happen to have gone crooked, it’s forgiving and you don’t notice it because your eye isn’t drawn to it. It’s a bit like an optical illusion.

The second card I have used the “So Many Stars” with the spacer in the middle and then “Candle Crazy” straight on the real red stamp pad. I then have removed the 2 from the spindle and placed the “Birthday” on the spindle with the 2 spacers and wheeled using Pacific Point in the middle of the image. This gives you a 2 colour effect. I also have used the candles and balloons from “Party This Way” Stamp set. I love this card, so bright and cheery.

The last card I did something tricky. I put the “So Many Stars” on the spindle then the spacer and then the “Candle Crazy”. I wheeled the “So Many Stars in tempting turquoise on the edge of the stamp pad. I then wheeled the “Candle Crazy in certainly celery on the other edge of the stamp pad. With the spacer in the middle it allows you to do this. It gives a great space to stamp between to frame your greeting.

Well I hope you like my projects, I hope I have inspired you to give the new wheels a try.

It’s time to move on to Sherylee Tutt’s blog. Hope to see you again soon.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Embrace life - Stazon Ink wrap

Make your own wrapping paper:

You will need:
clear celophane
Black stazon ink
White stazon ink

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Just Beachy

Stamp Sets : Just Beachy, Life Definitions

Ink: Stazon, chocolate chip, not quite navy

Paper: baja breeze, Bella Rose, Not quite navy, whisper white

Accessories: wide oval punch not quite navy Stampin Write marker, chocolate chip Stampin Write marker, colour spritzer tool

Technique: Spritzing

I CASED this card from Elizabeth Stewart. Check out her site, it is awesome.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cute and Curly

Stamp Sets : cute & curly

Ink: real red

Paper: old olive, ski slope dsp, whisper white

Accessories: curly label punch bundle, dimensionals

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Snow swirled

Stamp Set: Punches three, snow swirled
Card: whisper white, baja breeze, old olive, riding hood red
Ink: pacific point, riding hood red, baja breeze
Accessories: scallop edge border punch, square scallop punch, embossing folder (Non SU)

Stamp Set: snow swirled
Card: pacific point, whisper white
Ink: pacific point, baja breeze, real red
Accessories: scallop circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch

Pyramid Fold Card
Stamp Set: snow swirled, party punch
Card: whisper white, old olive
Ink: whisper white craft ink, old olive
Accessories: Designer label punch

Snow Swirled Wreath
Card: old olive, riding hood red, whisper white
Ink: old olive, riding hood red

Stamp set: snow swirled, season of joy
Card: baja breeze, old olive, whisper white
Ink: baja breeze, stazon, old olive, riding hood red
Accessories: aqua painter

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Vintage Wallpaper

Stamp set: friends never fade
Card: not quite navy, pumpkin pie, greenhouse gala dsp, whisper white
Ink: not quite navy
Accessories: vintage wallpaper, dimensionals, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch

Stamp Set
: Perfect Pnches

Ink: sahara sand

Paper: Sahara sand, very vanilla, Not quite navy, Stamp

Technique: brayering embossing folder

: perfect punches

Ink: pretty in pink

Paper: pink pirouette, pretty in pink, whisper white

Accessories: bigshot machine, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, extra large oval punch, brayer, pretty in pink ribbon

Technique: brayering embossing folder

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Catalogue launch 2010

Stamp Sets : for you flower, very vintage wheel

Ink: pretty in pink, pink pirouette

Paper: pink pirouette, whisper white

Accessories: bigshot, pillow box die, jumbo stampin around handle, fancy flower extra large punch, 1 ¼” circle punch, dimensionals

Technique: pillow box

Stamp Set: Artistic Etching
Ink: Riding hood red, basic black
Card: Very vanilla, basic black, riding hood red, newsprint dsp
Accessories: scallop oval punch, large oval punch

Stamp Sets : friends never fade
Ink: baja breeze
Paper: chocolate chip, baja breeze, greenhouse gala dsp, whisper white
Accessories: bigshot, top note die, vintage wallpaper textured folder, dimensionals

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

2 step bird punch

Card: rose red, whisper white, old olive, raspberry tart dsp
ink: rose red
Accessories; 2 step bird punch, little leaves sizzlit die, sizzix ovals die

Monday, August 30, 2010

farewell to "All Scallops"

My cards today originally were "one layer cards", I have changed some to add more colour. I have used post it notes to frame an area to stamp in giving me a window for the "seeing spots stamps". I then have framed the images with the "all scallops stamps". It was a fun technique and would love to explore this technique more.

The base card is marina mist, layered with whisper white. I have stamped using Marina Mist, baja breeze and really rust.

The main images for this card are from "cottage garden stamp set". The colours that I have stamped are baja breeze, mellow moss and chocolate chip.

This stamp set is using Fabulous Flowers" stamp set. The stamped image layer is "one sheet wonder"

This card is using images from "A Beautiful Thing".

This card also uses a layer of "one sheet wonder". Stamp set used is Enjoy every moment.

Embrace Life

Stamps Used: Embrace life,
Card: baja breeze, pretty in pink, whisper white, not quite navy
Ink: pretty in pink, baja breeze
Accessories: scallop square punch, oval punch, designer label punch
Accessories: blender pen

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Circle Circus Flower

Stamp Set: circle circus, heard from the heart
Card: riding hood red, whisper white, old olive
Ink: riding hood red
Accessories: scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle punch, little leaves sizzlit die, riding hood red striped grosgrain ribbon

Friday, August 27, 2010

Triangle trifold One of a Kind

I really love making the triangle trifold card. You can find the tutorial here from Splitcoast Stampers.

Stamp Set; One of a kind
Card: rose red, pink pirouette, raspberry tart dsp
Ink: rose red, pink pirouette
Accessories: word window punch

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Circle Circus Greetings eight

Stamp Set: Circle Circus, Greetings Eight
Card: basic black, basic gray, whisper white, silver (non SU)
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: polka dot textured impressions folder

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pocket Silhouettes

Stamp Set: pocket silhouettes
card: Crumb cake, baja breeze, whisper white
Ink: chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, baja breeze
Accessories; chocolate chip ribbon
Stamp Sets: pocket silhouettes, all scallops, teeny tiny sentimentss
Card: close to cocoa, creamy caramel, whisper white
ink: creamy caramel, chocolate chip
Accessories: word window punch
Stamp Set: pocket silhouettes, teeny tiny sentiments
Card: chocolate chip, baja breeze, whisper white
Ink: chocolate chip, baja breeze
Accessories: word window punch

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Three Little Words

Stamp Sets : three little words

Ink: kiwi kiss, rose red

Paper: kiwi kiss, raspberry tart dsp, whisper white

Accessories: rose red double stitched ribbon, 5 petal flower punch, sweetest stem embosslits die, bigshot machine

I CASED this card from Kari Hughes at I loved the way Kari used the Sweetest Stem embosslits die with the 5 petal flower punch.

Upsy daisy's bloomin

Stamp Sets: Upsy daisy (pg 75 $33.95), Bloomin with Beauty (113027) (pg 79 $47.95)

Card Stock: Rose Red (pg 129 $10.50) Pink Pirouette (pg 126 $10.50) Whisper White (100730) (pg 127 $13.50)

Ink: Pink Pirouette (pg 126 $11.95) Rose Red (pg 129 $11.95),

Accessories: Large Oval punch, Wide Oval punch (pg 152 $30.95), Rose Red Double Stitched Ribbon (pg 150 $19.95), Sponge Daubers (PG 156 $20.95)

Punch Art Flower using 5 petal flower punch

Stamp Sets : fresh cuts

Ink: regal rose, cameo coral

Paper: whisper white, wild wasabi, pink pirouette, summer sun

Accessories: 5 petal fower, ½” circle, scallop oval, large oval punch, Little leaves sizzlits die

I cased this card from: Five-Petal Punch Chrysanthemum

Another Easel Card this time using Baroque Motifs stamp set

Stamp Sets : baroque motifs, fresh cuts

Ink: rose red, sahara sand

Paper: rose red, pink pirouette, sahara sand

Accessories: trio flower punch, scallop circle punch, two step bird punch, sponge daubers, paper snips

Technique: easel card

Comments I BASED this card from Joanna Wassens at:

Circles Galore

Stamp Sets
: best yet

Ink: basic gray

Paper: kiwi kiss, baja breeze, urban garden dsp, not quite navy, basic gray, whisper white

Accessories: glue stick, 1⅜”,1¼”, 1”, ¾” ½” circle punches

I CASED this card from Regina, see her card at . The sketch is from tecc25.

Scallop edge square medallion

Stamp Sets : Great friend

Ink: Kiwi Kiss

Paper: Kiwi kiss, rose red, raspberry tart dsp, pretty in pink

Accessories: scallop oval punch, scallop edge punch, scallop circle punch, glue dots, brads

This card I learnt from fellow demonstrator Corina Barry who taught me this technique at an Inkyrubber group meeting last year.

Easel Card Technique using fresh cuts stamp set

Stamp Sets : fresh cuts

Ink: not quite navy, kiwi kiss, rose red

Paper: going gray, not quite navy, pink pirouette, rose red, kiwi kiss

Accessories: 5 petal flower, large oval, scallop oval, buttons sizzlit die, sponge daubers

Technique: easel card