15541999_10155515194214428_7474426653928864662_nHello again everyone! Well, the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues have been live for 4 days now, and what wonderful goodies there are! Have you made your wish list yet? Still deciding what to add? Stress not, because on this ESAD Blog Hop, you find inspiration from 20 Australian and NZ Stampin’ Up! demonstrators to help you make your list easier. You may have just come from Peta’s blog, or may have started here. Either way, let’s go! :)

inbetween lineimg_1031I only had a spare hour to work on my projects (thanks to my full-time job and my darling children!), so I made a card, post-it note pocketbook, and a coffee treat cup. The card was inspired by Valerie Moody. I used a card base of thick Whisper White card, which was stamped on the front with the brushstroke image from Work Of Art in the Annual Catalogue, using Pool Party ink. On a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock, I stamped the largest balloon image from Lift Me Up, using Watermelon Wonder ink, and gave it a wash of Wink Of Stella. Once dry, I ran it through the Big Shot using the co-ordinating Up & Away Framelits. I also cut clouds from Whisper White card using the various cloud Framelits.

img_1008The card was finished off with a sentiment stamped with Basic Black Archival ink, and a few black sequins which I found at Spotlight. Here’s the finished card:
img_1033inbetween lineFor the post-it note pocketbook, I used a base of Mint Macaron card. The front of the pocketbook was decorated with Carried Away Designer Series Paper – my Sale-A-Bration freebie. I also stamped and cut balloons and clouds and adhered these to the front. A banner of Night Of Navy card was stamped with a sentiment using White Craft ink. A few sequins from the Sprinkles Embellishments finished it off. Here’s the finished pocketbook:

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For the coffee treat cup, I cut a coffee cup wrap using the Carried Away Designer Series Paper. I have used this technique on a previous project by unwrapping the outer layer of a takeaway coffee cup, and using that as a template.

I made a belly band for the cup using Smoky Slate cardstock, and stamped the band with the cloud images using Smoky Slate ink. I then stamped and cut the smallest balloon image and some clouds. On a small banner of Night Of Navy card, I stamped a sentiment using Whisper White Craft ink. Using my bone folder, I gave the clouds and balloon some curvature, before adhering the to the cup using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

img_1039The coffee cup was finished off with some Sprinkles Embellishments. Here it is:

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Thank you for stopping in! Now it’s onto the very talented Sam White. Click the Next Blog button below to continue the hop :)

Rebecca Jacovou
2. Leonie Schroder
3. Lou Kitzelman
4. Monique Fielder
5. Kelly Kent
6. Nicole Wilson
7. Peta Stephen
8. Rachael Lewsley
9. Samantha White
10. Josie Dean
11. Cheryl Algie
12. Libby Dyson
13. Andrea Buckland
14. Cheryl O’Bree
15. Nerida Carter
16. Cathy Pinchbeck
17. Megan Lenske
18. Tanya DeRoy
19. Maree McIntosh
20. Juan Ambida

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Product Used

Bone Folder


Big Shot