ESAD 2016 Occasions & SAB Blog Hop – Kettles & More…

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Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop.  These are always so much fun and contain lots of inspiration.  There’s 20 crafty ladies in total.  You can hop in which ever direction you like (or at random if that takes your fancy!).  You might be starting here or have come from Carly’s cute projects.  Next stop after this one is Sally – just click on the ‘next blog’ button below.  If you get lost (or want to try the random approach), there’s a full list of participants at the bottom of this post.

I’m putting it out there, this seasonal catalogue is one of the best ones I’ve ever seen!  I {don’t} have one of everything, but it’s been very hard to draw the line on what I *need*, what I {want} and what I absolutely can’t craft without.

My top 3 catalogue buys are:

  1. Wink of Stella in Clear – I have been putting this on almost every card I’ve made since it arrived.  It really is magic!  Can you guess which card from my blog hop projects got the Stella treatment (hint: the answer might surprise you!)
  2. Large Numbers / Number of Years bundle – the size, style & shape of these numbers is perfect to make them a centrepiece on any project and the matching stamp set is just adorable!
  3. Birthday Bouquet DSP (and all the other DSP in the catalogue!) – totally beautiful, do I need to say more?

For today’s blog hop I wanted to show you some ideas I have been stirring up using the Cups & Kettle Framelits dies.  For me, framelit sets are worth buying when I can see the potential in them.  Either as heavy use for what they are made for (like the Large Numbers) or as great builder shapes to be able to make something other than the obvious.

The Cups & Kettle set falls into the second category for me.  As well as the obvious creations you can craft from the suite (paper, ribbon, stamps, trinkets… who doesn’t love a coordinating product range), these cute little framelits offer more than their initial impression.

Have A Cuppa Product Suite

Here’s a traditional card using the cup framelit…

ESAD Blog Hop - Kettles & More... Hello Friend Card - Cups & Kettles Framelits Dies, Hello Stamp Set, Have A Cuppa DSP & Perfectly Artistic DSP.

But then it gets a bit fancier, because the cup can also make a frosty beer mug…

ESAD Blog Hop - Kettles & More... Hello Birthday Boy Beer Card - Cups & Kettles Framelits Dies, Hello Stamp Set, Going Places DSP & Perfectly Artistic DSP.

And this is my favourite…

ESAD Blog Hop - Kettles & More... Hello Baby Card - Cups & Kettles Framelits Dies, Hello Stamp Set, Tin of Cards Stamp Set, Have A Cuppa DSP & Perfectly Artistic DSP.

If you turn the kettle upside down and cut half a circle from the bottom using your 1″ punch, you end up with an elephant.  Finish the shaping by rounding the top corners and cutting part of the handle away.  So much potential in one little set!!!

As well as the great products you can purchase from the Occasions catalogue, there are some fabulous products available for free from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  Two of my favourites are the Hello stamp set and Perfectly Artistic DSP.  These products are limited edition and only available until 16th Feb 2016.  After this time, they will be retired and Stampin’ Up! will release more limited edition products for you to redeem with any qualifying order.

Limited Edition Sale-A-Bration Products

How do you qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product?  In Australia, you can earn one with every $90 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products.

Thanks for joining me on the blog hop.  If you are a demonstrator and would like to join our ESAD Facebook page, please contact me.

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Next blog is Sally Williams.  Click through to see the amazing creations she’s made to share with us.  If you have a moment to leave some comments as you visit, the creators would appreciate hearing from you!  I know I love reading your favourite parts of each project.  Thanks so much!  Kelly x

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1. Richelle Fletcher

2. Monique Fielder

3. Rachael Lewlsey

4. Paula Reid

5. Pauline Bennetts

6. Amity Knight

7. Courtenay Heuston

8. Chloe Evans

9. Carly Middleton

10. Kelly Kent – this is me!

11. Sally Williams

12. Barbara Williams

13. Andrea Buckland

14. Narelle Fasulo

15. Libby Dyson

16. Lou Kitzelman

17. Nicole Wilson

18. Mel Pagano

32 thoughts on “ESAD 2016 Occasions & SAB Blog Hop – Kettles & More…

  1. How clever you are Kelly ! I’ve been lamenting the fact I don’t have a beer mug stamp set ! Now I don’t need one ! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome projects with us . Is there no end to your creativity ?

    1. Thanks Cheryl – so glad I was able to help with the beer crisis. I sure hope there’s no end to my creativity. What would I spend all my money on if I didn’t have Stampin’ Up! 🙂

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