Welcome to another Blog Hop from the girls at ESAD and we are showcasing the Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues for you today.

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.

So for today’s projects I elected to use the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits …

I love this thinlit set! While it seems very limited there really is so so much you can do with it.

You can make boxes, cards and pockets to name a few.  Here’s a pocket card I made for my Creative Club girls ….

Mini Treat Pocket Card

The insert pulls up to reveal your greeting and message …

Now with a little adjusting you can also create a lovely little gift bag like this one …

Large Treat Bag

Now for this one I’ve used something out of all our current Catalogues!  The Specialty Paper comes from the Irresistably Yours Paper Pack from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.  The Stamp Set used is the Pictogram Punches from the Annual Catalogue and of course the Mini TreatBag Thinlit Dies from the Occasions Catalogue. The little Daffodil and Silver Stars are also from the Mini TreatBag Thinlit Dies. The ‘rays’ are created using the mask from the Hooray It’s your Day Simply Created Card kit and So Saffron Ink daubered on.

Did you know you can also use the Mini TreatBag Thinlit Die to make a Birdhouse …

I just love Birdhouses and this idea popped in my head a couple of weeks ago and after a few different tries for the closure I finally got it finished yesterday!  I wanted it so you didnt have to rip it open to retrieve the goodies inside.

I even researched on Google for my little bird which is a little Tepui Brush Finch from Brazil …

My leaves are from Choose Happiness Stamp Set and have been coloured in with the new Wild Wasabi Blendabilities. The little roses are from the new Artisan Embellishment Kit in the Occasions Catalogue.

I hope you like today’s projects and I’ve shown you that the Mini Treatbag Thinlits dies is not just for mini treatbags – it’s for so much more than that!

Now it’s time to hop onto the next Blog which is the lovely Jenny Hayward’s Blog

Now if you happen to get lost along the way here’s a complete list of ESADers who have created something to share with you …

Thanks for stopping by today and if you’d like a copy of the tutorial for the Pocket Card all you need to do is leave me a comment today.

Dont forget, with every $90 you order you can earn a free Sale-a-bration product.

Catch ya latte ….


  1. Just managing to get around the blog hop now Leonie. Love your projects with the treat bag thinlets. They are fun to use. I do think the birdhouse is very clever. Love the idea. That would be great for Mother’s Day I reckon. Clever!!
    Thanks for sharing them. 🙂

  2. Love, Love, Love all the projects Leonie. Your bird house with the little finch is totally gorgeous. So clever to use the small roses from the artisan kit, the look like they were made for that project!

  3. Leonie, you’ve used such gorgeous colours and clever ideas to demo the treat bag especially the amazing little bird house. Thanks for sharing your ideas and projects.

  4. Wow! I love all three of your projects. Can’t decide between the two bigs which one I like most. Love, love, love the yellow, star sunburst, but also think the Blackberry Bliss Painted Petals against the yellow stripes really pops!

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