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Saturday, June 21, 2014

2014 ESAD Retirement Blog Hop

“What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and 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 then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.”

I hope you are enjoying the blog hop so far.  You have come from Richelle Fletcher's blog.

My first project is using Betsy's Blossoms.  Its sad to say I hadn't actually used this set yet, so glad to give it a run today.

This blog hop is to showcase one last time our retiring product.  I have used our retiring incolors for all the cards that you will see in this post.  They are:-  gumball green, midnight muse, primrose petals, raspberry ripple and summer starfruit.

My next few projects are using stamp set secret garden.  I love this set and will miss it.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects.  The next stop on the blog hop is Clare McIlhatton.  Enjoy :)

Here is a complete list of the Blog Hop participants.

1.  Narelle Hoggard
2.  Emily Campbell
3.  Kelli Gordon
4.  Kelly Kent
6.  Kathryn Ruddick
8.  Keryn Campbell
10.  Richelle Fletcher
11.  Teresa Leggo    You are Here
12.  Clare Mcilhatton
13.  Chloe Evans

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Marvellous Magic Marquee Card

What you will need:
Stamp Sets:  Petal Parade, Best of Birthdays
1 piece of pistachio pudding cardstock  - 20cm x 15cm - base
1 piece of pool party cardstock - 6.5cm x 15cm - layer
2 piece whisper white cardstock - 4.5cm x 7.5cm – score at 1.5cm on short side
1 piece whisper white cardstock - 6cm x 22cm - belly band
1 piece of pool party cardstock - 6.5cm x 6.5cm
1 piece of island indigo cardstock - 5cm x 5cm
1 piece of pistachio pudding cardstock - 11cm x 11cm

Versamark, Island Indigo, pool party, crisp cantaloupe, wisteria wonder, pistachio pudding

1¼” square punch 1⅜” Circle punch,  1¾” Circle punch,  1¾” Scallop circle punch,  2⅜” Scallop circle punch,  hot glue gun, Sizzix spiral flower originals die, bone scorer, paper trimmer, sponge dauber

1.      Score the pistachio pudding base card at 5cm on both sides.  Make sure flaps join in the middle of card.  Stamp front using Versamark with images from Petal Parade stamp set.
2.      Stamp focal image on scrap paper.  Punch out with 1⅜” Circle punch.  Centre the circle on pool party layer.  Draw around the circle using a pencil and then punch out the circle.  Now centre  this layer on the base card.  Draw the circle on the base.  This now shos you where to stamp your focal image on the base.  Stamp image on base when image is dry rub off circle.
3.      Stamp greeting on layer and adhere layer to base by putting a strip of tape across short top and bottom of layer (making sure you leave the longer sides open).
4.      On the two pieces of whisper white (4.5cm x 7.5cm) collage images from Petal Parade stamp set. Using 1¼” square punch cut ends to make banner shape.
5.      On front of base, line up the circle punched from scrap paper used earlier.  Draw round the circle.  Using 1¾” Scallop circle punch to punch the front flaps, being careful to line up ½ the scallop circle punch with the edge of each side of card.
6.      Create the belly band by collage stamping images from Petal Parade stamp set.  Wrap around base card and fold.  Adhere together where ends overlap.
7.      Punch out the pool party using 2⅜” Scallop circle punch.  Punch out the island indigo using the 1¾” Scallop circle punch.  Layer together on front of belly band.
8.       Run the pistachio pudding square through the bigshot using the spiral flower die. Soften the card by running over the bone scorer.  Sponge edges with pistachio pudding ink.  Assemble flower.  Adhere with hot glue gun.  Attach to front of belly band.