Well welcome to the second ESAD-SU Autumn-Winter Mini Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed the first hop last week as much as I did!
What is ESAD-SU?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian (Australia and New Zealand) Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampinâ€™ Up!Â®.
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 Stampinâ€™ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.
Now you should have come here from Kristine Thompson’s blog but if you havent you can click on her name and start there as she was the first blog in the hop or you can just keep hopping to the next blog until you get back to me – either way its all good 🙂
Now you’d better go grab yourself a cuppa as youâ€™ll be hopping for a while!
I have been admiring the Cottage Wall Designer Series Papers ever since they were released in USA/Canada and when I opened the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue for the first time and saw them in there my heart just about leapt out of my tshirt!
I wanted to make something a little special so I put on my thinking cap and came across these little Haute Tote’s on Creations with AR – Adela is a sweet lady from USA who I’ve come to know through Stampin Up!
Just how sweet are these bags???
I thought I’d make two to highlight the gorgeousness (yes that IS a word!) of these papers. All the papers used in these two projects are all from The Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper Pack.
The set includes a covered post-it notes block, covered mechanical pencil and a couple of very scrummy Wicked Scents melts – and how clever is Miss Kerri to make them in a colour to match the papers???
The bag was quite easy to make and I would love to have come make one at a class – I will have details of that class up soon.
These bags make an awesome gift bag for a girl of any age and I’m sure the younger girls will love carrying it around and showing it off – bit like the bigger girls too!
It actually opens up to reveal a little ‘to and from’ tag
Makes an awesome little gift dont you think?? and for a lady of any age!
Now onto the other bag ….
Since starting with Stampin’ Up! and doing classes I’ve found out that people love to give a gift of cards in a set and others also love to get them given to them as gifts.
This set has three cards with envelopes and the bag. This leaves room for some chocolates or something small – like maybe a gift voucher or gift card.
I’ve used the Cottage Garden stamp set to make these cards as it was designed to match the Cottage Wall Designer Series Papers. The set is extra special as its only in Australia and New Zealand markets right now – its not even in the upcoming Mini Catalogue being released in USA in May.Â How special is that??
I love making these little 10×10 (cm) cards as they are quick and easy and great for making into sets like this and giving as gift cards.
I’ve made a tag using the Large Oval Punch and the Scalloped Oval Punch and the sentiment ‘just for you’ from Teeny Tiny Sentiments which happens to be obscured by the beaded dangly I attached so I apologise for that.
I do hope you like these little bags and the gift sets I’ve made for today’s blog hop.
Now if you do make it around all 26 of the blogs and leave comments on all of them you are then in the running for some Blog Candy!Â Yes we have blog candy!Â There will be two winners – one from New Zealand and one from Australia. All you have to do is to visit and comment on each of the blogs in todays blog hop and then send an email to the lovely Sharlene Torres and advise that you have commented on all the blogs and give her your name, email and location.Â Its that easy!Â I will be donating one of my gift bags as the blog candy!
Now for you to continue on your journey you need to hop along to Linda Craven’s awesome blog – Linda is a dear friend and a very talented stamper and you will just love what she’s made – no I havent seen it but she always makes great stuff.
Have fun hopping around all the blogs today – and dont over-do it – we dont want you hurting anything! So look left and right and then left again before you leap! OK so I’ve had too much chocolate today 😉