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The ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Hi and thank you for popping in. You may have Hopped here from Pauline’s blog or maybe starting here. Either way, I am sure you will enjoy all the lovely projects and ideas we have on offer today. Grab a cuppa, its going to be a while looking through them all!!! I couldn’t think of another way to relax and spend some time looking at them all.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.

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 it is 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.

I chose my projects around page 60 of our wonderful new catalogue. This encompasses the new stamp sets, Storybook Friends, Life Shared and Two by Two and also the gorgeous new DSP Storytime. I fell in love with these at our Stampin’ Up! Convention way back in May!! So here are my projects and ideas, enjoy:

Red Wagon Gift Card Holder

This box was made with the Fancy Favour Die and easily fits 6 3 x3 gift cards and envelopes.

Gift Cards from the Red Wagon

I wanted to use all the stamps and there 6 lovely images to stamp and of course watercolour (crayons).

Storybook Friends – Lamb Gift Card

Storybook Friends – Puppy Gift Card

Just some close ups of the little gift cards.

A few more of my ideas came flowing out:

Altered Clipboard and Pen

I couldnt resist cutting into the DSP its just so gorgeous and I made sure to insert some DSP into the pen barrel. Now onto some cards that I have been playing with this week too:

Storybook Friends – Fox

Mr Fox with some DSP and Linen Thread.

Storybook Friends – Kitten and Duck

I stamped and watercoloured on some of the DSP in this one and was inspired to do this after seeing the mess in my craft space.

Two by Two – Quilt Card

Excuse the crooked photography on this card and I really didnt have time to rephotograph it. I wanted this one to look a bit like a quilt.

Life Shared

Last but not least, the Life Shared stamp.

I love using all these products and I am sure that these can be adapted for all those school days that are just begging to be scrapped as well.

I have a blog roll listed below so if you get stuck you can always come back and click on one of the links below. Otherwise I will pass you on to the wonderful Sharlene, I cant wait myself to see what she has been up to this time.

Until my next post,

“May the Stamps be with you”


Blog Hop Roll

1. Chloe Evans

2. Pauline Bennetts

3. Theresa ‘Tess’ Schirmer (you are here)

4. Sharlene Meyer

5. Ann Gerlach

6. Corina Beyer

7. Nikki Sadler

8. Andrea Buckland

9. Keryn Campbell

10. Kathryn Ruddick

11. Richelle Fletcher

12. Jane Norrish

13. Michelle Halling

14. Juliette Chapman

15. Tanya Bell

16. Alisha Watson

17. Narelle Hoggard

18. Rebecca Scurr

19. Delys Cram

20. Yvonne Walker

21. Libby Dyson

22.Kylie Clemmence

23. Monique Fielder

24. Karen McGoldric

25. Sam Simpson

Thank you again for stopping by and please leave some comments for me and the other participants. We love to hear your feedback.


22 Responses

  1. I love your cards. I am definitely going to look into watercolour crayons

  2. what great watercolouring Tess … lovin all you’ve done 🙂 Thanks for participating in the blog hop and being a part of ESAD 🙂

  3. I didn’t think I needed this set, now I do!

  4. Great clip board Tess, and watercolouring….

  5. Great projects Tess, I can’t pick a favourite!!! I do love the Two By Two card, and might have to CASE that if you don’t mind. Love the altered clip board also. Great water colouring.

  6. These are so CUTE!!!!!!! Great work!!! 🙂

  7. OMG Tess, these are gorgeous. I love all the watercolouring too. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Tess these are great! Love the little red wagon idea!! Well done!

  9. These are all just gorgeous Tess! love love love!

  10. Wow Tess – these are all great. I ordered the DSP from this set but now will have to go back and order the stamp set too, after seeing your wonderful creations. I love the little waggon – very cute and what a lovely way to package the cards. Thanks for being part of the Blog Hop – they’re lots of fun 🙂

  11. Thank you so much for another use for my Fancy Favour Box die Tess.

  12. wow you sure have been busy. Love what you have done with this set.

  13. Wow, you’ve been busy Tess! Love those stamp sets and the DS. TFS

  14. Tess these are so cute!!! I have to say I wasn’t sold on this set but I love what you have done with them.

  15. loving all these 🙂

  16. Oh I just love storybook Tess. Beautiful set of cards and I just love that little box. How cute!

  17. I love this suite, great projects, thanks for sharing 😉

  18. I didn’t think I needed this dsp, but clearly I do! Thanks for sharing!

  19. I wasn’t sure I was going to get these, guess I am :o)

  20. Wow Tess, I dont know anything else to say, they are all wonderful.

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