Well can you believe its just 9 weeks till Christmas – yes thats just 63 days! Oh dear – I think I better do me some organising and lists!!

Now to help you with some gift ideas and gift wrapping and such a few of the girls from ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) have got together to showcase some ideas for you – how nice are we??

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!®

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Now it doesnt matter where you start the blog hop – you just keep going until you’ve visited all 15 blogs – if you’ve started here with me then just keep going until you get back to me!  I can assure you that you wont be disappointed as the girls are so talented and come up with the bestest ideas!

The first project I wanted to share with you today is this awesome organiser – now didnt I say earlier I needed to get some organising done? Its just as well I now have one of these!

How neat is this??

How cute is that Santa jacket??

As soon as I saw this on Becky Roberts blog I had to make me one!  There’s a note pad there to make those lists we all need to make and the ribbon is latticed on the left side so you can slide in notes, photo”s,  gift cards and reminders. I’ve blinged the ribbon lattice with our new self adhesive diamontes.

The three images across the top are actually attached to magnets and I’ve covered a metal ruler with the red and white polka dot dsp so the magnets will stay on. I couldnt help myself – I had to add the Penguin!  They are my favouritest animal and I do have a small collection of them and yes one of my favourite places to visit is Phillip Island in Australia.

Here is a close up of the magnets …

they are just too cute – and how wonderful is that new Extra Large Ornament Punch??  The one here has one of our new self adhesive diamontes in the centre.

Now not only do you need to get yourself organised for Christmas but you also need somehting to put all your lovely little gifts in so here is a selection of bags and boxes to give you a few ideas.  I will be scheduling a Boxes, Bags n Tags class next month so stay tuned for details on that.

Here we have …..

  • A Large Gift Bag which could be used for books, dvd’s, clear mount stamp sets,wood mount stamp sets, video games and lots of chocolates
  • Box in a Bag which could be used for ribbons, brads, embellishments, watch, jewellry, cup, candles and lots of chocolates
  • tall gift box (centre) could be used for pens, markers, smooch spritz, small punches, ribbons, brads, jewellry, pandora beads, pandora bracelet and lots of chocolates
  • Triangle Boxes (shown here in 3 sizes) can be used for jewellry, watches, gift cards, gift voucher, a la carte stamp, beads, pandora, locket, diamond ring and lots of chocolates

I hope that I have given you a few ideas for getting organised for Christmas and something to pop your pressies in. I’ve had a wonderful time creating these lovelies  to inspire and motivate you!

Now if you’d like to see one or two of these items demonstrated please dont hesitate to email or ring me to book your demonstration in.

Now its time to hop along to the next blog in the ESAD Christmas Blog Hop which is by the lovely and super talented Pauline Bennetts.

Now if you happen to get lost along the way here is a list of all the ESAD Christmas Blog Hoppers today ….

  1. Sharlene Torres
  2. Kim Conway
  3. Andrea Lowcock
  4. Jo Weedon
  5. Narelle Hodges
  6. Leonie Schroder (that’s me!)
  7. Pauline Bennetts
  8. Aly Adcock (its also Aly’s Birthday so wish her a happy birthday while youre there!)
  9. Tanya Bell
  10. Monique Fielder
  11. Julie Fettes
  12. Jane Norrish
  13. Keryn Campbell
  14. Bev Watt
  15. Jan McAnulty

Now dont forget to leave comments at each blog cos we all just love comments 🙂


  1. I have been wanting to do one of these organisers for AAAAGGGEEESSSS!!! Thanks for reminding me! And … you are such a clever little chickie to think to cover the ruler with DSP … then add those adorable magnets! Wow! Arent’ you organised for Christmas now! 😀 Hugs xxaxx

  2. Hi Leonie, I love your organiser and you know how I need to be organised (I couldn’t organise a party in a brewery as they say). So I will have to make myself one of these and see if I can improve. The packaging all looks fabo too. Thanks for sharing.
    Jane 😉

  3. I so love making thing to stash goodies in Leonie and I love your festive array!! However I cannot go past the all to DEVINE Santa jacket Tag. OMGoodness how cute…brain is going 9 to the dozen. Beautiful things as always young lady.

  4. Fantastic projects Onie! I love the organiser. Can’t wait to make some of the other projects in that tutorial too. Very clever idea to use the ruler… I have a spare one yippee .. so now I can make this too.

    (and thanks for the birthday wishes)

    Inky hugs

  5. Leonie, you continue to inspire! I wondered how to do the magnets so covering a metalic ruler is a great idea. The bags look amazing too, great for …. lots of chocolates??? lol

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