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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.


Sherylee said...

Hey Teresa, I didn't realise you could use the builder wheels all these ways - you are clever!

Richelle said...

Great to see the builder wheels in action!

Monique said...

These look wonderful, a great way to showcase our builder wheels.

Leonie said...

Ahhhh I love love love the builder wheels - great cards :)

Gail Kirby said...

Those colours look great together and I would never have thought of leaving the space in the middle allowing you to ink both up without the cartridge!

Sue Madex said...

Lovely cards Teresa - nice to see what that wheel can do.

Vicki Were said...

Oh I might have to get the builder wheels after all they could be fun - now I see them in action. It's nice to see what the wheels can do. Great cards.