Perfect Purse … for a blog hop!

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 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 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 you’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 first set I’ll show you is the darker Razzleberry set.

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.

The bag also has a little pocket inside – just like a real bag for popping in a gift voucher or gift card like the iTunes card shown here.

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!

Now on the front  you might see the little pocket on the handle.

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 ….

This time I’ve gone for a set of cards inside the 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.  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.

You might see on the above photo a little tag hanging from the handle of the bag.

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!  Yes we have blog candy!  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.  Its that easy!  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 😉

About Author

I am Leonie and live in Cobden, Victoria. We are not far from The Great Ocean Road!
I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do hope you like what I create and love your comments so please comment on the projects you like.
I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee and collect Charlie Bears

If you have questions please dont hesitate to contact me :)

Thanks for stopping by :)

(50) Comments

  1. Leonie, these are FABULOUS! How’ve you been?

  2. Becky says:

    Absolutely gorgeous gifts 🙂

  3. These are just stunning Leonie. I just love those colours. Sad to see Orchid Opulence going. Thanks for making this Hop possible x

  4. Nanette says:

    These are just gorgeous! You have done a beautiful job!

  5. Liz Parsons says:

    Wow, these look great.+ olts of good information about the new goodies.

  6. Fantastic bags Leonie. Loooove the paper. My granddaughters would love these little handbags, what girl wouldn’t. Kris.

  7. sharna says:

    hi, i love the bags that are created, and you are just fantastic, i have never made a bag to date, and i think my first one is not too far away

  8. I really like what you have done with the papers. Those bags are great. Im a day late getting to do the blog hop but it is worth it.

  9. Diana says:

    Ohh what a fabulous bag – too many ideas for this one!

  10. Lovely Leonie. I think I’m going to make some of these myself.


  11. Nell says:

    The bag is awesome. The colours are fantastic, and I love the tag too.

  12. Vanessa Mozayani says:

    I love the paper!!! Great project!!! Would love to do this as a class!!!

  13. The gorgeousness of these projects has blown me away, Leonie! The bags are absolutely stunning, and all of the coordinating accessories are perfect. Your new blog look is very pretty too!

  14. lisa crofts says:

    i want to make one of those bags they look fantastic!

  15. Still lovin the new look Blog Leonie and I love thes bags. The Cottage Wall paper is too devine for words and SU definitely take the hassle outa matching things up!!! These are turly Devine and I fully support the use of the word gorgeousness!!!

  16. WOW WOW WOW these are absolutely georgous well done, I love the Cottage Wall designer paper

  17. WOW Gorgeous Beautiful

    I know these 3 words have been said before but they are so fitting for your creations! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  18. Wow! Those bags are GOJUS Leonie! I’d love to be given err try and make my own *g* They’d make great bags for putting swaps in at convention…..
    Well done!



  19. Oh wow Leonie – you have done a brilliant job using my favourite new DSP and stamps and turned them into handbags and card sets. Just gorgeous. I am drooling (I really am!!).
    Also love your new blog layout.
    Cheers Jenn R, Melbourne

  20. Donna Zammit says:

    OOOOhhhhhh I want one of these bags to go shopping with! These are gorgeous, with the cards and other goodies that go with them. thanks for sharing. Cheers Donna Zammit

  21. Rachel Hazell says:

    Another fantastic idea with the new colours – love, love, love it!! Absolutely gorgeous…soo many new ideas…where to start : )

  22. Belinda L says:

    Love these bags. Can’t wait to have a go at making one

  23. Carol Kirby says:

    HoW gorgeous are these! I absolutly love them, never knew you could do so much with paper, one to definatley try. Thank you for the awesome ideas.
    Carol Kirby

  24. Yes … I can confirm … “gorgeousness” is definitely a word! Phew! So much to ogle at on this post … I think I will have to come back when I have finished the blog hop to have another LOOOOONNNNNGGGG look! Big hugs, Onie! xxxAndreaxxx
    PS Love the new look! You are so clever!

  25. Dotty says:

    Wow, you’ve excelled yourself – thanks for sharing!

  26. Tanja S says:

    Lovely cards and bags leonie.The new DP is gorgeous!

  27. Oh My! what beautiful projects Leonie, these are truly scrumptious. I just might have to case one of those cute little bags if I can work out how you did it. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful work with us. Lots of inky hugs from Charmaine 🙂

  28. Leonie – your projects are gorgeous, but what else would we expect from you! I love the bag, the colours, the stamp set you’ve used – LOVE it all. Thanks for sharing with us all 🙂

  29. Jenny E says:

    Love, love, love those bags! Pity I’m too far to come for a class

  30. The bags are absolutely gorgeous well done, you girls are so creative!

  31. i knew you would come up with soemthing beautiful leonie!

    i have not been disappointed…..can’t wait to see these bags in real life :>

  32. Well done Leonie, these are beautiful. I love the cottage wall dsp

  33. What a gorgeous gift set, love the bags. I also love this new DSP and the colours are so pretty!!

    Karen G.

  34. Leonie, these bags are absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait to sit down with my papers and create. Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us.

  35. Super cute bags Leonie! I want to see you sporting one at convention …

    Love that new Cottage Wall paper, it’s going to be such a fav!!!


  36. Gorgeous Leonie, and I must say that your blog is looking amazing, I love the change! great job!

  37. Wow Leonie these handbags are amazing and any lady would be blown away to recieve one. I love how you have showcased the Cottage Wall DSP. Thanks for sharing
    Linda xox

  38. Michelle Simpson says:

    OOOhh… the handbag is so very cute!! I have a 4yo birthday coming up and i’m thinking what a lovely gift basket idea!! Thanks… I’m loving this blog hopping!! great idea ladies!!

  39. Sarah says:

    WOW, these tote bags are gorgeous! Such beautiful creations.

  40. Just Gorgeous. I’ll have to make some of these myself.
    Thanks Leonie

  41. Wow, Leonie these are just wonderful. Must get myself some of that paper. I love the little bags, they make great gifts

  42. WOW Stunning bags,Just Beautiful.

  43. Wow this is just too cute. I love this DSP! It going to be the one thing that I stock up before it runs out.
    I see you’ve changed your blog layout too! Love it – so soft!

  44. Wow oh, Wow oh Wow – lovely. So need to make one of those bags and I just love the Cottage Wall DSP. Oh my, more fun in my craft room!!!

  45. yummy yummy yummy!!! I can feel a tutorial coming on…. 😉 You’ve done an amazing job, as always and that DSP is gorgeousness personified!! Great job Onie xx

  46. These are gorgeous Leonie! What a nice gift set they make.

    Jenny xxx

  47. These bags are so gorgeous I think I might have to CASE them if you don’t mind! I don’t know how many sets of this DSP I am going to have to buy with all the ideas and inspiration I am getting for using it, I just love this paper! TFS

  48. Love your work Leonie. That paper is gorgeous and yep those melts were made especially for your blog post. 🙂
    Gotta make me some of those bags they are so super cute and just so you know I loooooooooooove your new look and not sure about the image of your heart jumping out of your tshirt.
    Thanks for sharing hun

  49. I too love this new DSP and you have used it so well in this set. Well done

  50. Absolute gorgeousness Leonie! Love the papers and the stamp set. Thanks for sharing. xxx

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