Hello everyone! It’s blog hop time, and I’m thrilled to be involved in another ESAD Blog Hop! This blog hop is for the awesome 2015 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues that were released on 6th January.

I was having a little trouble trying to come up with some projects to share…until I had a good look at the Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper, and fell in love with it! The colour scheme seems a little plain, but the elegant printed designs more than make up for it. This really is one of my most favourite paper packs this year :)

For the first project, I made a simplistic, but elegant wedding card. Using the For The New Two clear mount stamp set, I stamped the small bouquet stamp repeatedly over a piece of Whisper White card. I then matted that over a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.

The Mr&Mrs stamp was stamped with Sahara Sand ink onto Whisper White card, and matted on Sahara Sand cardstock. I also used some Basic Pearls, and a strip of Sahara Sand Lace Trim, to add elegance.


The next project was a folding giftbag, using Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper. I used the measurements provided by Papercraft Button on YouTube, and added two handles with matching Sahara Sand cardstock.

I used the Tag Topper Punch to create a gift tag, and heat-embossed the stamped images from For The New Two, onto Sahara Sand cardstock, with White embossing powder. I added a length of Sahara Sand Lace Trim and Whisper White Seam Binding ribbon for some softeness, and a Something Borrowed embellishment for old-world sparkle ;)


For the third project, I decided to make a gift card holder. These are relatively easy to make. Inside the gift card holder is a pouch to hold the gift card, and I have heat-embossed the sentiment on the punch, using White embossing powder. The gift card holder was then finished off with Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon.


The last project I made was a wine bottle gift tag. This was heat-embossed again with White embossing powder, and the back of the tag was stamped with Sahara Sand ink onto Whisper White. The tag was finished off with a scattering of Basic Pearls.


And there we have it! Another ESAD Blog Hop done and dusted! Next on the ESAD blog-hopping train is Amity Knight – so click on the ‘Next Blog’ button below, and head on over to see her gorgeous creations :)

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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.

The ESAD Blog Hoppers :)

1. Libby Dyson
2. Narelle Hoggard
3. Leonie Schroder
4. Jenny Hayward
5. Tamsin Adams
6. Helen Williams
7. Pauline Bennetts
8. Monique Fielder
9. Nicole Wilson
10. Keryn Campbell
11. Clare Mcilhatton
12. Ria Kaire
13. Kathryn Ruddick
14. Sally Williams
15. Tricia Raineri
16. Nerida Carter
17. Mel Pagano
18. Rachael Lewsley You are here :)
19. Amity Knight
20. Kelly Kent
21. Norelle Targato

17 Comments on ESAD 2015 Occasions & SAB Blog Hop

  1. Keryn Campbell
    February 15, 2015 at 3:56 PM (5 years ago)

    I need to open my pack of Something Borrowed paper thanks for giving me the push.

    • Nerida
      February 15, 2015 at 6:27 PM (5 years ago)

      A beautiful set of projects – just love Sahara sand and white embossing.

  2. Libby Dyson
    February 15, 2015 at 5:03 PM (5 years ago)

    Such beautiful projects Rachael. I love how you have showcased the DSP. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and for participating in the ESAD Blog Hop

  3. Amity
    February 15, 2015 at 5:09 PM (5 years ago)

    Such elegant work Rachael. Simply beautiful.

  4. Sally Williams
    February 15, 2015 at 5:14 PM (5 years ago)

    I love your projects Rachael the Designer Paper is fabulous, another stamp set to consider TFS :)

  5. Tamsin Adams
    February 15, 2015 at 6:16 PM (5 years ago)

    Its all gorgeous…. love the colours

  6. Tricia Raineri
    February 15, 2015 at 6:25 PM (5 years ago)

    Such gorgeous, romantic projects….Swoon.

  7. Kathryn Ruddick
    February 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM (5 years ago)

    Everyone loves that DSP! lovely projects!

  8. Leonie Schroder
    February 15, 2015 at 8:17 PM (5 years ago)

    these are all so lovely Rachael … well done

  9. Kelly Kent
    February 15, 2015 at 8:46 PM (5 years ago)

    Such gorgeous projects Rachael. The subtle colours are lovely and your attention to detail is perfect. Thanks for being with us for your first blog hop. PS, you have all the talent you believe you have! Never underestimate your amazingness! (spell check tells me that’s not a word – but I’m running with it!).

  10. Helen
    February 16, 2015 at 3:24 PM (5 years ago)

    Very pretty projects
    Thanks for sharing Rachael

  11. Jenny Hayward
    February 16, 2015 at 4:38 PM (5 years ago)

    These are gorgeous Rachael. They are so elegant for that special occasion.

  12. Di Barnes
    February 17, 2015 at 2:33 PM (5 years ago)

    Really beautiful projects, Rachael. So pretty & elegant – a perfect wedding collection. I just love the Something Borrowed collection too.
    Thanks for sharing on the hop. Inky wishes, Di

  13. Mel Pagano
    February 17, 2015 at 4:02 PM (5 years ago)

    Beautiful job Rachael. I’m so glad I have just ordered this DSP!

  14. Norelle
    February 17, 2015 at 5:28 PM (5 years ago)

    These are beautiful – so delicate! :)

  15. Monique Fielder
    February 17, 2015 at 7:27 PM (5 years ago)

    Rachel, these are such soft lovely projects. Thanks for sharing your talents.


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