17814505_10155970236269428_2379719402730717960_oHello again! Welcome back for another ESAD blog hop. Myself and 21 other demonstrators from Australia and NZ, are showcasing our favourite retiring products. The projects you’ll encounter on this hop, use products that you will find on the retirement list on the Stampin’ Up! website – if they haven’t already sold out! You’ve most likely arrived here from the amazingly talented Kelly Kent (love her work), so let’s keep moving with the hop!

17904239_10155970236279428_128747699363416024_ninbetween lineMy brother and his wife are expecting their second child any day now, so what better excuse than to create a card and gift tag for the bub’s arrival. And I am super excited to be creating it using pink tones too ;) :D

For my projects, I used Something For Baby, and the co-ordinating Baby’s First Framelits. I also used another set called Moon Baby, which is carrying over into the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue. For the card, I used a card base of Kraft cardstock, and gave a piece of watercolour paper a light ‘smooshing’ of Pink Pirouette and Flirty Flamingo ink, using an Aqua Painter. Once dry, this was stuck to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A Lace Doily was glued to the card front, with the white side facing up.

I used the Framelits to cut a baby onesie out of Flirty Flamingo cardstock, and stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Moon Baby on the onesie, with Versamark and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A few loops of Silver Metallic Twine were held in place on the card front with a Glue Dot, and the baby onesie was stuck to the card using Dimensionals.

A tiny heart stamped on Shimmer White cardstock with Pink Pirouette ink, and fussy cut with Paper Snips, was stuck to the onesie with a tiny Dimensional – for which I used a normal Dimensional, and just cut into quarters. The envelope and the inside of the card were stamped with a baby pram image using Pink Pirouette ink, then the card inner was stamped with a sentiment using Flirty Flamingo ink.

IMG_1497The card was finished off with Metallic Sequins and Basic Rhinestones. Here it is:

IMG_1489IMG_1494inbetween lineFor my gift wrapped parcel and tag, I wrapped the gift with some of that lovely brown paper that comes in all our Stampin’ Up! parcels! I used some discontinued White Jute Ribbon to trim the package, but you could use the current White Organza Ribbon instead. For the tag, I used Kraft cardstock.
For the tag, I used Kraft cardstock. This also had a piece of watercoloured paper adhered to it, just like the card. A baby onesie was cut from Pink Pirouette cardstock this time, and stamped with the heart image from Something For Baby, using Flirty Flamingo ink. On a banner of Flirty Flamingo cardstock, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment using Versamark and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. All elements were raised on the tag with Dimensionals. The tag was then finished off with Metallic Sequins and Basic Rhinestones.

IMG_1501Here are the finished creations:

IMG_1505Thank you for popping by to have a look at my creations. Now it’s onto the lovely Courtenay Heuston – click the ‘Next Blog’ button below to continue the hop. ‘Til next time x

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Products Used

Versamark Pad


Big Shot


Aqua Painters


Bone Folder


Heat Tool


Glue Dots


Lace Doilies


  1. inbetween lineESAD Blog Hop Participants
    1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Kelly Kent
  3. Rachael Lewsley <— you are here! :)
  4. Courtenay Heuston
  5. Narelle Fasulo
  6. Kirrkie Terri
  7. Nicole Wilson
  8. Carly Middleton
  9. Libby Dyson
  10. Rebecca Jacovou
  11. Rosalie Desmond
  12. Megan Lenske
  13. Leonie Schroder
  14. Kristal Rimmer
  15. Tanya Bell
  16. Richelle Fletcher
  17. Pauline Bennetts
  18. Mandy Depiazzi
  19. Ellen Woodbridge
  20. Monique Fielder
  21. Maree McIntosh
  22. Cathy Pinchbeck