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.

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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

$15.00

Big Shot

$159.00

Aqua Painters

$20.00

Bone Folder

$12.00

Heat Tool

$50.00

Glue Dots

$8.00

Lace Doilies

$8.00

  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

37 Comments on ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog Hop

  1. Kelly Kent
    April 23, 2017 at 4:13 PM (2 years ago)

    Absolutely gorgeous Rachael! I love just your style! Kelly x

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    • Rachael
      April 23, 2017 at 10:05 PM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Kelly xx

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  2. Libby Dyson
    April 23, 2017 at 4:22 PM (2 years ago)

    Such cute cards. I’m sure any new parent would be pleased to get one of these cvards. Thanks so much for participating in the ESAD Retirement Blog Hop.

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    • Rachael
      April 23, 2017 at 10:06 PM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Libby x

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  3. Terri Hawke (Kirrikie)
    April 23, 2017 at 4:58 PM (2 years ago)

    So beautiful Rachael! Love the details and how it all just fits so well together.

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    • Rachael
      April 23, 2017 at 10:07 PM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Terri x

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  4. Peta
    April 23, 2017 at 5:02 PM (2 years ago)

    Super cute card and I love how you did a matching tag

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    • Rachael
      April 23, 2017 at 10:07 PM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Peta x

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  5. Rosalie Desmond
    April 23, 2017 at 5:10 PM (2 years ago)

    What a lovely touch for gifts for your brand new neice.

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    • Rachael
      April 23, 2017 at 10:11 PM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Rosalie x

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  6. Megan
    April 23, 2017 at 6:15 PM (2 years ago)

    Such sweet projects!

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    • Rachael
      April 23, 2017 at 10:11 PM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Megan x

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  7. Carly
    April 23, 2017 at 6:34 PM (2 years ago)

    Beautiful presentation for a precious new bundle. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Rachael
      April 23, 2017 at 10:12 PM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Carly x

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  8. Courtenay Heuston
    April 23, 2017 at 6:36 PM (2 years ago)

    I love new babies and baby cards, they just have something that little bit extra special about them. Beautiful card and packaging.

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    • Rachael
      April 23, 2017 at 10:13 PM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Courtenay x

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  9. Cheryl Algie
    April 23, 2017 at 8:39 PM (2 years ago)

    Beautiful projects Rachael ! I’m going to miss that bundle I haven’t used it nearly enough and cannot bear to part with it either ! Such super cute sentiments !

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    • Rachael
      April 23, 2017 at 10:13 PM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Cheryl xx

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  10. Nicole Wilson
    April 23, 2017 at 9:23 PM (2 years ago)

    Super cute Rach love these baby cards I love this bundle too and am very sad to see it go :-(

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    • Rachael
      April 23, 2017 at 10:14 PM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Nic – I’m sad to see this one retiring too. It’s such a great value bundle xx

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  11. Mandy Depiazzi
    April 23, 2017 at 10:13 PM (2 years ago)

    What a cute card and I love the tag and packaging! Your brother and wife will love it, Mandy x

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  12. Richelle
    April 23, 2017 at 10:15 PM (2 years ago)

    What a super cute gift set! I hope that your brother and his wife love it, Congrats Aunty Rachael!

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  13. Kristel Rimmer
    April 24, 2017 at 12:29 AM (2 years ago)

    They are just beautiful Rachael. Very much a set I will miss

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    • Rachael
      April 25, 2017 at 7:52 AM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Kristel xx

      Reply
  14. Lou Kitzelman
    April 24, 2017 at 6:07 AM (2 years ago)

    So sweet! Such a beautiful card and tag for a little bundle of joy.

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    • Rachael
      April 25, 2017 at 7:52 AM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Lou xx

      Reply
  15. Cathy Pinchbeck
    April 24, 2017 at 2:04 PM (2 years ago)

    such as sweet baby card,

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    • Rachael
      April 25, 2017 at 7:52 AM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Cathy x

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  16. Maree McIntosh
    April 24, 2017 at 5:31 PM (2 years ago)

    Love the card and the tag they are beautiful and congratulations to your brother and his wife.

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    • Rachael
      April 25, 2017 at 7:53 AM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Maree – we’re eagerly awaiting bub still. Hopefully she arrives soon – I want aunty cuddles! x

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  17. Leonie Schroder
    April 24, 2017 at 11:08 PM (2 years ago)

    wow Rachael … love what you’ve made – such a sweet set for baby. Thanks for being part of the blog hop :)

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    • Rachael
      April 25, 2017 at 7:53 AM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Leonie xx

      Reply
  18. Narelle
    April 25, 2017 at 9:40 AM (2 years ago)

    Great card Rachael. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Ellen Woodbridge
    April 25, 2017 at 11:48 AM (2 years ago)

    I love the softness of your cute baby project Rachael

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    • Rachael
      April 25, 2017 at 4:50 PM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Ellen x

      Reply
  20. Stamping T!
    April 29, 2017 at 6:38 AM (2 years ago)

    Super ADORABLE Rachael … love every inch of your project!

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    • Rachael
      May 1, 2017 at 11:42 AM (2 years ago)

      Thankyou Tanya x

      Reply

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