Hi everyone! Well, here we are with another ESAD Blog Hop, and this time it’s for the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue. There’s 20 blogs to hop around, starting with me; so here we go :)

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 and I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

Unfortunately, my little boy has been a cranky, sleep-deprived, teething monster this week, so I only had time to do one project. I decided to focus on the Bountiful Border photopolymer stamp set. With this set, I created a 5pk of mini 7.6×7.6cm notecards, for various occasions.

Starting with card bases of thick Whisper White, cut to 7.6×15.2cm, I folded and scored the base. I then stamped the top layer of thin Whisper White, cut to 7.3×7.3cm, with the dotty stamp, using Sahara Sand. The stems were stamped with Pear Pizzazz, and the flowers were stamped using Watermelon Wonder.

The greetings were from the Petite Pairs stamp set, and stamped with Watermelon Wonder. A few rhinestones finished off the cards.

Using my Envelope Punch Board, I made matching envelopes for the notecards.

I also made a giftbox to package the cards in, using Window Sheet. The piece of Window Sheet was 18.3×18.3cm. This was punched twice on every edge; once at 7.4cm, and then again at 10.9cm. The box was sealed up using  Glue Dots. I also ran a 1.9cm wide strip of Watermelon Wonder cardstock around the box as a horizontal belly band. This was also stamped with the dotty stamp, using Watermelon Wonder.

The box was then tied up with a length of Watermelon Wonder Lace Ribbon – gosh, I love this ribbon! I also made a little giftag for the box, using the larger blossom, which I stamped several of, so I could build up the image for a dimensional look. I used Crazy About You for the ‘For You’ greeting on the banner.

Well, thank you for joining me on another blog hop – I hope I have left you inspired, and now it’s off to Libby’s blog to see what amazing projects she has created :)

Blog Hop Next Button 2015 Catalogue

1. Rachael Lewsley – you are here :)
2. Libby Dyson
3. Keryn Campbell
4. Rochelle Blok
5. Liv Ingle
6. Lou Kitzelman
7. Jackie Noble
8. Monique Fielder
9. Ria Kaire
10. Courtenay Heuston
11. Richelle Fletcher
12. Kelly Kent
13. Andrea Buckland
14. Narelle Fasulo
15. Leonie Schroder
16. Pauline Bennetts
17. Kathryn Ruddick
18. Barbara Williams
19. Cherie Davies
20. Chloe Evans

23 Comments on ESAD 2015 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

  1. Barbara Williams
    July 5, 2015 at 4:36 PM (4 years ago)

    Beautiful, well done even with a sick child.

  2. Leonie Schroder
    July 5, 2015 at 4:41 PM (4 years ago)

    such a sweet set Rachel … awesome gift :)

  3. Chlo
    July 5, 2015 at 4:47 PM (4 years ago)

    These are super cute Rachel. Such a lovely gift.

  4. Libby Dyson
    July 5, 2015 at 4:47 PM (4 years ago)

    These are beaustiful Rachael

  5. Keryn
    July 5, 2015 at 5:18 PM (4 years ago)

    Wow, so pretty. Loving the box especially.

  6. Name*
    July 5, 2015 at 5:36 PM (4 years ago)

    So lovely Rachel .

  7. Andrea
    July 5, 2015 at 5:39 PM (4 years ago)

    I really couldn’t warm to this set but do like what you have done with it. A great gift set.

  8. Lou
    July 5, 2015 at 5:44 PM (4 years ago)

    What a pretty little set. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. Jackie
    July 5, 2015 at 5:53 PM (4 years ago)

    This colour combo really works with the stamp set – such a pretty gift set.

  10. Liv Ingle
    July 5, 2015 at 5:54 PM (4 years ago)

    Oh I LOVE this Rachael! Make me one please!! lol! :)

  11. Rose
    July 5, 2015 at 6:35 PM (4 years ago)

    Awesome projects. Hope your little one gets better soon.

  12. Rochelle Blok
    July 5, 2015 at 6:37 PM (4 years ago)

    Cute notecards and matching envelopes! Love them! Love the little box that they are in! Such a gorgeous set!

  13. Jane Riches
    July 5, 2015 at 8:12 PM (4 years ago)

    I love this idea. Especially using the window sheet to make the box allowing the beauty of the cards to show through.

  14. Kelly Kent
    July 5, 2015 at 8:46 PM (4 years ago)

    Gorgeous cards and that packaging – wow! It’ll be a lucky lady who gets that! Hope Master C feels better soon x

  15. Di
    July 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM (4 years ago)

    Such a beautiful, clean & fresh set of cards, Rachael. I love the acetate box too. The perfect way to show them off. Thanks for sharing them.
    Di :-)

  16. Kathryn Ruddick
    July 6, 2015 at 7:19 AM (4 years ago)

    Utterly gorgeous project, beautiful fresh colours, so simple yet elegant cards, and who doesn’t love a gorgeous gift box tied with lovely soft lace!

  17. Helen
    July 6, 2015 at 12:27 PM (4 years ago)

    Beautiful card set

  18. Nicole Wilson
    July 6, 2015 at 2:41 PM (4 years ago)

    Super gorgeous Rach well done xox

  19. Narelle
    July 7, 2015 at 2:52 PM (4 years ago)

    Gorgeous Rachael. I love that you used this set, I may just have to get it now.

  20. Richelle
    July 7, 2015 at 7:16 PM (4 years ago)

    Such a fabulous set! Great gift idea! :)

  21. Ria
    July 8, 2015 at 8:00 PM (4 years ago)

    Absolutely beautiful Rachael! I love this set, and you have used it so well :)

  22. Monique
    July 15, 2015 at 7:15 AM (4 years ago)

    How did you make the little box, looks like watermelon color. What are the dimensions? Very very cute!!


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