ESAD Blog Hop | 2020 Annual Catalogue

Hello!  Thanks for joining us for another ESAD Blog Hop.

The theme today is 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue and it’s going to be a wonderful journey through some new catalogue favourites.  Demonstrators had a period of time to pre-order from a selected list of new catalogue items during May.  From 3rd June, we’ve been able to order from the entire catalogue, so I’m excited to see what people are making with the products they were desperate to get their hands on.

I had a few bundles and accessories which I was super excited to get hold of (see here for my top picks from the catalogue), but there’s always a whole category for me that’s a must have – and that’s the DSP.

Once again the new patterns haven’t disappointed and I’m loving the range of florals, patterns & textiles that we can play with for the next 11 months.  It’s always hard to choose an absolute favourite, but two of the patterns that have most tickled my fancy are the animal designs – Whale of a Time and Playful Pets.  I shared the cute whale and turtle designs on Friday (see here if you missed it).

Today I’m sharing a One Sheet Wonder card set made using Playful Pets DSP.  I wanted a dog theme so the 6″x6″ page is the dog acessories page (bone, paw print, bowl & collar).  I’ve used more of the DSP as embellishments (there’s two pages filled with different types of dogs) – fussy cutting out the cute canines to be the highlight of the cards.

Using the images from DSP as features on cards saves me so much time because the colouring is already perfect!  I just need to spend a little time fussy cutting (which I don’t mind) and it’s all ready to put together.

The cardstock base is Gray Granite (despite looking very much like Crumb Cake in these photos) with Early Espresso mats and Real Red accents.

Here’s a look at each card…

Playful Pets - One Sheet 6" Wonder | kelly kent

Playful Pets - One Sheet 6" Wonder | kelly kent

Playful Pets - One Sheet 6" Wonder | kelly kent

Playful Pets - One Sheet 6" Wonder | kelly kent

I used sentiment stamps from Peaceful Moments (happy birthday), Massive Thanks (thank you) & Forever Fern (hello), leaving the fourth card blank for an all occasion option.

Here’s the template for the One Sheet Wonder (you can see the original post with instructions by clicking here).

6x6 One Sheet Wonder | kelly kent

Half of the designs in the Playful Pets pack are cat themed.  Should I make another one sheet wonder for all the cat lovers???  

The reverse side of this pack has awesome black, white & red patterns.  It’s a fabulous mix and ready to create amazing projects!


For more temptation and new catalogue inspiration, keep hopping along.  I’m last on the list, but be sure to click through to my gorgeous friend Nicole Wilson if you didn’t start at the beginning.  If there’s any broken links or missing posts, use the full participant list the bottom of this post to navigate through.

Have a marvellous week!!!

Blog participant list

  1. Nicole Wilson
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Denise Buetler
  4. Libby Dyson
  5. Lauren Meiklejohn
  6. Narelle Fasulo
  7. Jenny Hayward
  8. Maria Henderson
  9. Sharni Haines
  10. Monique Fielder
  11. Sharon Dalton
  12. Kayla McCreadie
  13. Rebecca Scurr
  14. Bronwyn Eastley
  15. Lynsey McCord
  16. Cathy Pinchbeck
  17. Melissa Gifford
  18. Kelly Kent

ESAD Blog Hop | See Ya Later Favourites

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Hello!  Thanks for joining me for the second blog hop of the weekend.  I had so much fun hopping yesterday with my stamping friends for a birthday themed blog hop.  Today I’m joining in with my ESAD friends – sharing retiring favourites from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue and the 2020 Jan-June Mini Catalogue.  ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and is a Facebook group with membership for any Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator who lives in Australia or New Zealand.

It’s so hard to pick favourites to share in this type of hop.  As always, I’m sad to see lots of products go to the retirement list that I’ve loved and enjoyed.  Some of these, I’ll keep on my shelves to use for years to come.  Some I will find new homes for so that I can make room for some new favourites.  The 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue gets released on 3rd June 2020.  The items shared on this hop are only available until 2nd June or stocks in the Australian warehouse get depleted.  If you’re yet to add a wishlist item to your shopping list, or if this hop adds a few things you didn’t know you needed to have, make sure to contact your demonstrator to place an order ASAP, they will run out fast.  If you don’t have a demonstrator, you are most welcome to shop in my online store.  Click here to browse.

For today’s hop, I’ve use the For the Love of Felt Project Kit to create some cute cards and tags.

For the Love of Felt | kelly kent

I’ve had major felt envy for some time, so I was super happy to add this kit to my collection, only to discover weeks later that it was on the retirement list.  So, this blog hop was the perfect motivation to pull this kit out while it’s still current and share it with you.

The kit comes with the materials needed to make 12 cards (4 each of 3 designs) including card bases, envelopes and amazingly deluxe felt embellishments and other accessories.  The felt flowers included in this kit take it to the next level – they add a wonderful luxury to the cards.  To further add to the beautiful vibe of this kit, it all comes in a pretty coordinating box.

To make up this kit you need to add a stamp set, some inks and some adhesive.  For the beginner stamp who is still building up their tools, it’s recommended that you purchase the For the Love of Felt stamp set, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce inks, paper snips, Multi Purpose Adhesive & Snail tape runner.

As an avid crafter, I already have lots of supplies to work with, so I used the Perennial Birthday stamp set (already sold out from the retirement list – but I know lots of you will have this in your stash already), Terracotta Tile, Shaded Spruce, Daffodil Delight and Lovely Lipstick inks and the usual papercrafting tools.

As I always do with kits, I followed the instructions to make up one of each card.

For the Love of Felt | kelly kent

For the Love of Felt | kelly kent

For the Love of Felt | kelly kent

The real stitching on the felt flowers is just so pretty, and the texture the felt adds to the card is beautiful.

After making up the cards following the kit designs, I cut down one of the card bases and used the pieces that were suggested for that card on 2 tags and a small notecard.  The layering on each card are made from a generous allocation of felt flowers, paper leaves & flowers, twine and sequins, which was more than enough to spread over 3 mini projects.

For the Love of Felt | kelly kent

Kits are perfect for beginner crafters because they contain most (if not all) the materials you need to create gorgeous cards straight out of the box.  They are also perfect for casual or avid crafters to mix in their other supplies and start to create their own designs.

Although I love the colours and styling of these cards, it was the felt flowers that I desperately wanted to get my hands on.  The are beautiful in their simplicity and make a wonderful embellishment on cards.

Here’s a couple of alternative designs I made using the card bases and accessory pieces with some retiring DSP.

For the Love of Felt | kelly kent

The “stamps” on these cards are a digital release – Share Sunshine PDF.  Purchasing this printable stamp set contributes funds towards COVID-19 relief efforts.  Click here to see more info and buy this exclusive set.

For the Love of Felt | kelly kent
Best Dressed DSP, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies
For the Love of Felt | kelly kent
Tropical Oasis DSP, Stitched Rectangle Dies

Don’t forget that all the DSP in the current catalogue is retiring (even if the stamps & dies that coordinate are carrying over).  If you have a favourite, you’ll want to stock up before it sells out or disappears.

Time to keep hopping to check that you’ve got all the items from the Last Chance Retirement List that you can’t live without – and I’m sure a few more that you didn’t know you needed!  Next temptress on the hop is my talented friend Nicole Wilson.Image may contain: possible text that says 'ESAD Blog Hop Next Blog'

Thanks for joining us!

Participant List

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Denise Buetler
  4. Sue Vine
  5. Melissa Gifford
  6. Mae Collins
  7. Sharni Haines
  8. Lou Kitzelman
  9. Rebecca Scurr
  10. Libby Dyson
  11. Narelle Fasulo
  12. Cathy Pinchbeck
  13. Lynsey McCord
  14. Bronwyn Eastley
  15. Jenny Hayward
  16. Mandy Depiazzi

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ESAD Blog Hop | 2019 Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek

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Whether I’m ready or not, Christmas is coming! I know some crafters who start their Christmas card making in February. I’m much more of a December girl… Looming deadline and all that. But it doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy collecting all the pretty things in the lead up to my Christmas craft frenzy! I know we’re all going to find lots of things to add to our shopping list after this hop.

I’m joining my Aussie & Kiwi demo friends (from the ESAD Facebook group) to share a sneak peek of the upcoming 2019 Holiday Catalogue. It goes live on 4th September, check with your local demonstrator to get your hands on a copy!

My catalogue favourite is always the new injection of DSP. As always there’s pretty colours, beautiful patterns and fresh inspiration! My other favourite is a good punch & stamp punch.  This year I’ve got a Christmas crush on the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Punch bundle.  And the final thing I was super excited about is the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  I have all the sets in the “Itty Bitty” range and they are fabulous for having a range of greetings at your fingertips. The Christmas one is no exception.

So, with the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, the Pine Tree Punch and Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in my hot little hands, I whipped up my first Christmas card of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue season.

Wrapped in Plaid DSP | kelly kent

This card is a fancy fold inspired by my teamie – Mandy Depiazzi – who used this fold at class.  Her inspiration came from Jackie Bolhuis.  I’m not sure that it has a name – Jackie simply referred to is as a Quick & Easy Fun Fold.  And she’s right about that.  It’s so simple but such a great layout.  I’ve been using it for lots of cards this month.

The card base isn’t folded – it’s 1/4 of a sheet of cardstock (4-1/8″ x 5-7/8″ for Australian sizing).  The DSP on the base is 3″ x 5-7/8″.  The centre panel – which folds out to reveal your writing panel is 2-3/4″ x 11-11/16″ (the length of an A4 sheet of cardstock), scored at half way (5-7/8″).  The front side of the panel is covered with more DSP – 2-1/2″ x 5-7/8″.

Wrapped in Plaid DSP | kelly kent

The card has a front flap that attaches to the reverse of the base and folds around.  You can make this flap any size you like.  Mine measured 1-1/2″ x 5-7/8″ (I just used an offcut I already had from cutting the card base), which I then cut with the Triple Banner Punch and then scored at 4-1/8″.

Wrapped in Plaid DSP | kelly kent

The decoration can also be any design that fits with your card theme.  I’ve used the tree in the Wrapped in Plaid DSP (how awesome is the gold foiling through the DSP?!?) on a Stitched Shape circle and finished with a Merry Christmas Label (Itty Bitty Christmas + Classic Label Punch).  Oh, and a star using the Twinkle Builder punch (this is a good punch to coordinate with the Pine Tree Punch).

The colours for this card are Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Shaded Spruce, Gold, Whisper White.

Thank you for joining me and my crafty friends for this hop.  Next blog to visit is my gorgeous friend Monique Fielder. If you get lost through broken links anywhere on the hop, check out the list below to skip through.

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Blog hop participant list:

  1. Sharon Dalton
  2. Cathy Pinchbeck
  3. Tanya Rees
  4. Sandra Mastello
  5. Shannon Kissane
  6. Rochelle Blok
  7. Lou Kitzelman
  8. Nicole Wilson
  9. Bronwyn Eastley
  10. Peta Stephen
  11. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  12. Libby Dyson
  13. Jo Weedon
  14. Cheryl Algie
  15. Rochelle Laird-Smith
  16. Denise Buetler
  17. Rebecca Scurr
  18. Kelly Kent
  19. Monique Fielder
  20. Maree McIntosh
  21. Melissa Gifford
  22. Barbara Williams
  23. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  24. Jackie Aitken
  25. Lauren Meiklejohn

 

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ESAD Blog Hop | 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek

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Hello!  We are so close to the new Annual Catalogue – the excitement is building!  I’ve joined in with my South Pacific ESAD stamping friends to share a huge blog hop of sneak peek projects and fun ideas for the upcoming catalogue.  Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and keep click on next until you get back to where you started.  If you’re already sipping & hopping, then you’ve come from the delightful project of my talented friend Rochelle Blok.  Click on the next button below to visit another fabulous friend – Jo Stubbings.

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When thinking about what I was going to make for this hop, I realised the most obvious thing would be the share the new In Colors with you.  I’ve shared a couple of sneak peeks of my favourites over the last week (Rococo Rose & Pretty Peacock) – but there’s 5 altogether!

Using the Colour Collection DSP, a new stamp set called Butterfly Wishes and the Stitched Nested Labels, I created an In Color gift set…

2019-2021 In Colors | kelly kent

The Colour Collections are available in all 50 Stampin’ Up! colours – with the current patterns of stripes & spots retiring and new patterns being launched of script, mosaic, gingham & diamonds.  You can purchase in the 4 colour families (Brights, Subtles, Neutrals & Regals) and 2 In Color collections (2019-2021 & 2018-2020).

Here’s the colours of the 2019-2021 range…

ROCOCO ROSE

Butterfly Wishes | kelly kent

TERRACOTTA TILE

Butterfly Wishes | kelly kent

PRETTY PEACOCK

Butterfly Wishes | kelly kent

SEASIDE SPRAY

Butterfly Wishes | kelly kent

PURPLE POSY

** Purple Posy ink is currently available while Stampin’ Up! fix a quality issue.  I’ve used Highland Heather ink.  It’s a darker shade – but the tone is great and it’s a great substitute while we wait for the high quality SU! product we’re used to.

Butterfly Wishes | kelly kent

Do you have a favourite??  I actually think I’m going to love them all!  Even Terracotta Tile is growing on me!

Butterflies are definitely a crafting staple for stamps and it was lovely to see another sweet butterfly set in the catalogue. Butterfly wishes has stamps that coordinates with the Butterfly Duet punch, new butterfly shapes and gorgeous sentiments.

The butterfly I’ve used on this card is the DisINKtive style of stamping – very detailed!  It doesn’t like super inky pads, so to get a beautifully crisp image, make sure to scrape back the ink on your ink pad (an old credit card works well as a scraping tool) and use the less inky section you’ve created to add ink to your stamp.Butterfly Wishes | kelly kent

To add some extra texture to my butterflies, I’ve stamped once on the label and again on a piece of scrap – cutting front wing of the second butterfly and then adhering it for a fluttering effect.

Any stamp set that has great images AND a birthday sentiment is top of my wishlist.  Don’t you just love the ‘Birthday wishes’ of this set???  I’ve heat embossed in white (my favourite way to add a sentiment) and cut using the Darling Label Punch (a returning item from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue).

Butterfly Wishes | kelly kent

You know I’m a fan of anything stitched, so it’s no surprise the Stitched Nested Labels have been on high rotation here at Papercraft HQ.  The stitching is a dotted line (rather than the dashed line we’ve seen in the other stitched sets) and it’s just delightful!!!  They are bundled with the Free As A Bird stamp set – and I know you’ll see lots of amazing projects on the hop using these products.

To continue on the inspirational journey that is the ESAD blog hop, visit my friend Jo Stubbings and her creative sneak peek…

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Thanks for hopping with us!

Check back in on Tuesday 4th July for a link to the new online catalogue.  If you don’t have a demonstrator and need a hard copy of the catalogue, message me your address so I can send you one!

Blog hop participant list:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Rochelle Blok
  3. Kelly Kent {YOU ARE HERE}
  4. Jo Stubbings
  5. Nicole Wilson
  6. Denise Buetler
  7. Sandra Mastello
  8. Rochelle Laird-Smith
  9. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  10. Shannon Kissane
  11. Libby Dyson
  12. Jo Weedon
  13. Peta Stephen
  14. Carly Middleton
  15. Lisa Whitehead
  16. Bronwyn Eastley
  17. Cathy Pinchbeck
  18. Monique Fielder
  19. Rebecca Scurr
  20. Richelle Fletcher
  21. Jackie Noble
  22. Mandy Depiazzi
  23. Sharon Dalton
  24. Maree McIntosh
  25. Samantha White

Product List

** not available until 4th June 2019 when 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue goes live

ESAD Blog Hop | Sale-A-Bration Bundles

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Hello!  Thanks for joining us for an ESAD blog hop.  These special hops pop up several times a year to celebrate new products and great promotions.

We’re currently in the final month of Sale-A-Bration – where you can shop and receive free products, join and receive amazing value for your Starter Kit or host and get extra rewards.  It’s the most wonderful time of the Stampin’ Up! year!!

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The theme for this hop is Sale-A-Bration bundle where the participants will show you product bundles you can purchase and earn a Sale-A-Bration item.

Contrary to my usual last minute style, I’m working ahead at the moment, using the His Grace stamp set from the Occasions catalogue to create Easter themed card & gift for Miss Papercraft’s teachers.

This is the bundle – stamp set, Cross of Hope framelits from the Annual Catalogue (such a great staple for religious and occasions requiring a cross for symbolism) and ribbon for embellishment, with the Delightfully Detailed DSP as your Sale-A-Bration selection.  This DSP (from the Annual Catalogue) is part of the 3rd release of bonus items.  See the bottom of this post for all 3rd release Sale-A-Bration choices.

His Grace SAB Bundle | kelly kent

You will (of course) also require cardstock, ink and adhesive.  I have also added in Stitched Shapes & Rectangle Stitched Framelits – but you could leave these out or swap for other shapes you own.

Using these products I made a gift set of candle and card.

His Grace SAB Bundle | kelly kent

The candle is easy to make by stamping on tissue paper, applying to the candle and gently heating using wax paper as a barrier between your heat gun and the candle.

Each pack of Delightfully Detailed DSP includes 12″x12″ sheets of laser cut paper in two designs – one full page and one with smaller panels & strips you can cut and adhere to products. I’ve embellished the bottom of the candle with a strip of the paper – it’s such a deluxe product!

His Grace SAB Bundle | kelly kent

The card uses one of the panel pieces adhered to a piece of Night of Navy cardstock.

His Grace SAB Bundle | kelly kent

I love how the laser cut DSP coordinates with the layered cross!

His Grace SAB Bundle | kelly kent

The sentiments in this stamp set tell a great story which I have told across the candle, card front and card inside.

His Grace SAB Bundle | kelly kent

The colours of the card and gift set were inspired by the school colours.  If you were making this for a church, school or friend, you could choose colours that are meaningful to your community.


Thanks for hopping with me today – I love being able to share what I’m creating in my craft room!

To keep hopping and see more amazing Sale-A-Bration inspired bundles, please click on the next to visit my lovely friend Nicole Wilson.  Image may contain: text

Sometimes on large hops, the links are broken – here’s a full list in case you need it!

Blog hop participant list:

  1. Kelly Kent {YOU ARE HERE}
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Lou Kitzelman
  4. Denise Buetler
  5. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  6. Peta Stephen
  7. Monique Fielder
  8. Lisa Whitehead
  9. Libby Dyson
  10. Lauren Meiklejohn
  11. Jackie Aitken
  12. Sharon Dalton
  13. Maree McIntosh
  14. Cheryl Algie
  15. Rochelle Blok
  16. Rebecca Scurr
  17. Delys Cram
  18. Jessie Holton

3rd Release Sale-A-Bration 2019

ESAD Blog Hop | Occasions & SAB 2019

I’m so excited for today’s hop with my ESAD friends – it’s a huge hop filled with Occasions and Sale-A-Bration inspiration!!!

Thanks to Lou Kitzelman for her stellar organisation that makes these hops happen.  Everyone hopping today is part of a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator only group called ESAD.

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For my projects today, I have focused on Sale-A-Bration products – because.. who doesn’t love FREE!  The winners of Sale-A-Bration 2019 for me is the embellishments – pretty paper, cool wood elements and fantastic ribbon are sure to lift all your 2019 projects.

Check out this stunning DSP with full colour butterfly prints on one side and black and white prints on the other side.

This DSP was the starting point for the projects I’m sharing today – desk calendars.  I’ve added in a couple of new Occasions products too!

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

The calendars both use the Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements and Organdy Ribbon.  These are all items you can choose for free when you order $90+ on your favourite Stampin’ Up! products.

Note: I’m in Australia, the SAB ordering requirement may be different in other regions.

I made the first desk calendar in Highland Heather to coordinate with the DSP and set butterflies set on a quaint tea cup.

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

You’ll find the tea cup in the Occasions Catalogue – a beautiful new set called Tea Together.  I stamped it twice – once on Whisper White and once on the Botanical Butterfly DSP.  Using paper snips, I cut around the cup, handle and part of the saucer (this technique is called paper piecing and is best for the crafter who doesn’t mind a little bit of fussy cutting!).

The main cup shape – on Whisper White is cut using another Sale-A-Bration choice.  The coordinating framelits are available as a level 2 Sale-A-Bration item.  You can select the Tea Time Framelits when you spend $180+.

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

The second desk calendar has a Balmy Blue colour scheme – don’t you love all the colours Stampin’ Up! brought us in the 2018 colour refresh!!

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

I just love that crazy butterfly DSP with a vellum overlay!  And the pretty ribbon adds a fantastic touch to projects.   The SAB combo pack has 23m of ribbon (4.6m x 5 colours!) – what a great choice for a free item.

The itty bitty butterflies in the middle of each of the wood elements are cut from the DSP using the Butterfly Duet punch.  It punches so many of the butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly DSP…. so you’ll want to make sure the punch is part of your $90 order if you’re choosing the DSP as your free SAB option!

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

Want to make your own 2019 desk calendars?  I followed my instructions from 2015!  See the original post here.

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of A4 (Australian size) cardstock in half (it’ll be 4-1/8″ x 11-11/16ish”)
  2. Score at 5″, 10″, 10-3/4″, 11-1/2″
  3. Fold cardstock into a triangle shape, with a mountain fold underneath.  Adhere the little flap to the inside of the triangle.
  4. Calendar front – Mat 1: 3-7/8″ x 4-3/4″; Mat 2 (DSP): 3-5/10″ x 4-1/2″

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

I love this time of the year!  How lucky are we that Stampin’ Up! designs such beautiful products and then gives them to us for free!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Unless I’m your last stop, there’s plenty more inspiration to guide your Sale-A-Bration shopping list.

Next to visit is my gorgeous friend in Victoria – Cheryl Algie.

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If there’s any broken links (this sometimes happens), refer to the list below to pick the hop up at a different point.

Hope you enjoy yet another ESAD Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Leonie Schroder
  3. Shannon Kissane
  4. Nicole Wilson
  5. Narelle Fasulo
  6. Rachael Lewsley
  7. Angela Harders
  8. Kelly Kent – {YOU ARE HERE}
  9. Cheryl Algie
  10. Jenna Watkins
  11. Libby Dyson
  12. Sharon Dalton
  13. Rose Packer
  14. Sharni Haines
  15. Denise Buetler
  16. Peta Stephen
  17. Kim Oliver
  18. Monique Fielder
  19. Lauren Meiklejohn
  20. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  21. Katrina Duffell
  22. Tatiana Tobin
  23. Cathy Pinchbeck

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ESAD Blog Hop | DSP

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Do you have a favourite category of Stampin’ Up! products?  I love so many of the things in the catalogue, but DSP is the one thing I buy every design, every catalogue – so I’m putting DSP at the top of my favourites list.

So, it was exciting to find out this month that Stampin’ Up! are offering a buy 3, get 1 free offer on the whole range of standard ($19.25) DSP patterns.  There’s 10 to choose from!

Once you’ve got your 4 new packs of paper, you’ll be after some ideas on making the most of them!  So, join me on a blog hop with my ESAD friends to see how these crafty ladies are using their DSP!

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With my love of DSP (and lots of choice of patterns), I have collated a few of my favourite ways to use DSP to create simple but elegant cards.

5 ways with DSP | kelly kent

I’ve used the designs available as part of the buy 3, get 1 free promotion to demonstrate each style in action.

FEATURE

A whole card front of DSP is the easiest way to use your DSP.  Cut it up, enjoy the beautiful patterns & show your family and friends that you care about them enough to use your pretty paper on their card!

Garden Impressions

Garden Impressions DSP | kelly kent

Tropical Escape

Tropical Escape DSP | kelly kent

RIP

Most of the time we cut our DSP with a trimmer (or scissors) and have a nice straight line.  The composition of DSP gives a lovely edge when you rip it.  One of my favourite quick & easy card designs is to cut a piece of DSP slightly longer (ie, 6″) and rip the bottom third.  Flip it over to show the reverse side and adhere both pieces to form your card front.  Add a bit of twine & a sentiment for an awesome card.

Animal Expedition

Animal Expedition | kelly kent

Tranquil Textures

You don’t have to use the bottom third – the ripped edge creates a lovely contrast to the card base (and a great place to put a sentiment!).

Tranquil Textures | kelly kent

STRIP

A strip of cardstock is a great way to show off the patterns of a DSP and get multiple cards from a 6″ piece.  Or it’s a great way to use the 2″ strips left over from card fronts when using 6″x6″ DSP (either the stacks sold by Stampin’ Up! or in a paper share).

Twinkle Twinkle

Twinkle Twinkle | kelly kent

Wood Textures

Wood Textures | kelly kent

PANEL

This is a twist on using cardstock as a whole card front.  Cut your cardstock 1/4″ (0.5cm) smaller than the usual width, then divide the width into three equal portions and cut into panels.  Keep them in order and stick to your card base with equal spacing.  Using panels just adds a bit of extra interest and texture to your card!

Petal Promenade

Petal Promenade | kelly kent

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BANNER

Banners are a favourite of mine on simple cards (well any card really!).  The Triple Banner punch makes this really easy, but you can cut banners using scissors too.  Layer up a few awesome patterns from the DSP (front & back or a couple of different sheets) and add some twine & a sentiment to finish.

Nature’s Poem

Nature's Poem | kelly kent

Best Route

Best Route | kelly kent

Please CASE (copy) these layouts for your own card making, classes or blog posts.  Beautiful DSP likes to be chopped & used – it doesn’t like to sit in plastic!!!

For more DSP ideas, keep hopping to visit my lovely & talented friend Rochelle Blok.

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If you’re ready to add more DSP to your collection, here’s the online store links for the designs that feature in the buy 3, get 1 free promotion.  Add your 4 favourites to your shopping cart and the 4th won’t cost you a thing!

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Participant List:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Kelly Kent
  3. Rochelle Blok
  4. Fi Cobbin
  5. Delys Cram
  6. Sharon Dalton
  7. Kim Oliver
  8. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  9. Nicole Wilson
  10. Peta Stephen
  11. Jackie Aitken
  12. Rebecca Scurr
  13. Narelle Fasulo
  14. Barbara Williams
  15. Maree McIntosh
  16. Libby Dyson
  17. Cheryll Miller
  18. Denise Buetler
  19. Mandy Depiazzi

 

ESAD Blog Hop | 2018-19 Annual Catalogue Launch

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Hello!  I’m excited to be hopping with my fellow Australian & New Zealander Demonstrator friends.  We’re all part of a Facebook group called ESAD….

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The 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue launched on Friday, so it’s the perfect time to share some new catalogue creations with you and get this party started!!!

To download the catalogue pdf, click here.

To browse the online store, click here.

I’ve had a fantastic time this weekend choosing what items from the new catalogue I’ll add to my collection.  This isn’t the start of the new catalogue for me though.  I’ve been enjoying new catalogue #demoperks since April when we attended OnStage.

After OnStage, we had the chance for a little spending spree as part of a product pre-order called Product Purchase Premiere.  I added a number of new products including the super fun Sea of Textures bundle.

Today I’m sharing with you a card & box gift set I made using the stamp set & coordinating dies.

Sea of Textures | kelly kent

If you’re playing new catalogue eye spy, you’ll see the Sea of Textures stamp set, Under the Sea Thinlits, Tranquil Textures DSP & Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

Sea of Textures | kelly kent

The octopus is inked using the Baby Wipe technique in 3 new colours – Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape & Mango Melody.

Sea of Textures | kelly kent

There’s lots of new colours to love – and I’m loving them!!!  The Stitched circle behind the netting is Mint Macaron (so excited to have this return to the range!), the stars are a new colour called Gray Granite and the sentiment label is Soft Sea Foam.

The new colours are easy to add to your collection with new colour bundles for ink pads, markers and cardstock.

There’s lots of returning favourites in the catalogue too – like the gorgeous Gable Boxes…

Sea of Textures | kelly kent

I used the fun fish die to create a peekaboo feature on the box.  You need to gently prise apart the box where it joins to be able to cut the fish – and stick it back together when you’re done.

I also ran the whole box through the Big Shot with the Ruffled Embossing Folder.  Embossing the box adds such a cool texture!


Thanks for joining us for the ESAD Blog Hop.  There’s 27 blogs on the hop today – that’s a bundle of new catalogue inspiration!!!

I know you’re going to love what Leonie Schroder has made.  Click next to see her fabulous project.

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If there’s any broken links or difficulties with linking, click on the links in the participant list below to keep the blog hop going.

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Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Leonie Schroder
  3. Joanne Stubbings
  4. Libby Dyson
  5. Courtenay Heuston
  6. Fi Cobbin
  7. Carolina Evans
  8. Peta Stephen
  9. Sharon Dalton
  10. Jackie Aitken
  11. Rochelle Blok
  12. Nicole Wilson
  13. Emily Campbell
  14. Denise Buetler
  15. Katrina Duffell
  16. Delys Cram
  17. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  18. Megan Lenske
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Bronwyn Eastley
  21. Jo Weedon
  22. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  23. Melissa Gifford
  24. Cathy Pinchbeck
  25. Jessie Holton
  26. Jenny Bowman
  27. Rose Packer

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ESAD Blog Hop | 2018 Retirement List

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What a bittersweet moment every retirement list is!

There’s the excitement of new things to come, but the sadness of some favourites retiring.  I am always on the side of excitement – because…… I own my favourites and I can keep using them as long as I want!  And add more pretties to my collection from the new catalogue!  Win-win!

There’s a combined list for 2018 including the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue and 2018 Occasions catalogue.

The online store is the easiest way to keep track of what is still available on the retirement list – because things {WILL} sell out.  Visit my online store here.

Today I’m hopping with the ESAD Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

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I know the inspiration is going to be huge!!!  You’ll see new ways of using sets you already own, discover stamps set you hadn’t noticed before (just as they are retiring!) and I’m sure you’ll add a few things to your ever growing list of Stampin’ must haves!

Being firmly in the kid zone here at Papercraft HQ, I always love seeing what Stampin’ Up! bring out each year in the Babies & Kids section of the catalogue.

We had some great stamp sets join us last year.  Some are staying, but we’re saying goodbye to….

My project today uses two of those stamp sets that I’ve loved over the past year – Moon Baby & Little One.

ESAD Blog Hop 2018 Retirement List | kelly kent

Thankfully Tranquil Tide is not yet retiring but all DSP in the catalogue is retiring (except Wood Textures), so you’ll want to make sure you stock up on any favourite patterns.  I’ve used the True Gentleman DSP from the Occasions catalogue.

ESAD Blog Hop 2018 Retirement List | kelly kent

The sentiment from this set is from another retiring stamp set – Ready to Pop which has a range of sentiments including this cute ‘with love’.

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Thanks for joining us!

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Participant List:

1. Lou Kitzelman

2. Kelly Kent – you are here

3. Bronwyn Eastley

4. Jackie Aitken

5. Jo Stubbings

6. Peta Stephen

7. Sharon Dalton

8. Lauren Meiklejohn

9. Courtenay Heuston

10. Nicole Wilson

11. Jo Weeden

12. Libby Dyson

13. Cheryl Algie

14. Megan Lenske

15. Beryl Crisp

16. Fi Cobbin

17. Rose Packer

18. Cathy Pinchbeck

19. Carolina Evans

20. Renee Lynch

21. Sandra Mastello

22. Katrina Duffell

23. Rachael Lewsley

24. Leonie Schroder

25. Emily Campbell

26. Monique Fielder

27. Michelle Strazds

28. Jessie Holton

 

 

ESAD Blog Hop | Occasions & SAB

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Hello Sunday!  We’re about half way through the school holidays here and loving life!  How is your January going?

Today you’re joining us for the ESAD 2018 Occasions Catalogue Blog Hop.

ESAD is a Facebook group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from Australia & New Zealand.  We share ideas, support each other and a couple of times a year some of the group unite for a blog hop.  You can see all the info about ESAD at the end of this post.


Each of the 23 participants on this hop will be sharing with you some of what they’ve been making with products they’ve bought from the new Occasions catalogue.

This month, thanks to her new catalogue purchases, Anne from my Paper Addventures team promoted to Bronze Elite!  Since joining, Anne has found a delightful balance of adding to her stash and sharing what she loves with others.

Anne’s achievements meant an opportunity for me to get creative with one of my new stamp sets that I knew was going to be amazing for team gifts & recognition as soon as I saw it!

It’s called Yay You and is full of encouraging and uplifting sayings!

This stamp set is hiding away in the host section of the Occasions catalogue – page 54.  Exclusive host stamp sets are only available to purchase using Stampin’ Rewards.  You can earn these on any order over $250 (your own order or combined totals at a workshop).

There’s a great special running during Sale-A-Bration where orders of $400 or more receive an extra $40 of rewards.  It’s a fantastic time to get your family & friends together for a craft session hosted by me and take advantage of all those rewards to be earned.

Enough chat… let me show you what I made for Anne….

Yay You & Painted with Love DSP | kelly kent

I combined the Yay You stamp set with the pretty Painted with Love DSP.

Although part of the “Valentine’s” offering in the Occasions catalogue, those shades of pink & gold are perfect for any occasion.

I’ve used Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Berry Burst & Rich Razzleberry – left to right across the banner.  And then the fun triangle string in Fresh Fig.

Yay You & Painted with Love DSP | kelly kent

The DSP has beautiful gold elements, but this was a celebration of Anne’s {BRONZE} achievement so I mixed the metallics and added copper trim & copper embossing to the card.

Yay You & Painted with Love DSP | kelly kent

I also created a cute little gift bag for Anne’s gift.  Which was some Stampin’ Up! product and a personalised ruler for her emerging business identity.Personalised Ruler | kelly kent

The bag, made using two ‘fronts’ from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit, has the same elements as the card – because I love a coordinating set!

Yay You & Painted with Love DSP | kelly kent

Those banners – so pretty!

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Anne joined last Sale-A-Bration and hasn’t looked back since!

New Stampin’ Up! family members are always welcome – join the fun!


Thanks for joining me as part of this blog hop.

Next up you’re heading to the gorgeous & talented Kim Oliver.

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If you see anything you like while hopping today, visit the Stampin’ Up! online store to purchase your favourite products.  We have our own Australian warehouse, so items are shipped directly to you at low shipping costs starting at from $5.95.

Shopping in pyjamas is encouraged – as that is truly the most creative outfit on this planet!

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All that is pretty is pink….

If you get lost anywhere along the way (we try hard, but broken links sometimes happen), the full list is here…

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Cheryl Algie
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Amity Knight
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Carly Middleton
  7. Kelly Kent {YOU ARE HERE}
  8. Kim Oliver
  9. Ellen Woodbridge
  10. Fi Cobbin
  11. Megan Lenske
  12. Barbara Williams
  13. Peta Stephen
  14. Maree McIntosh
  15. Delys Cram
  16. Renee Lynch
  17. Monique Fielder
  18. Cathy Pinchbeck
  19. Courtenay Heuston
  20. Leonie Schroder
  21. Libby Dyson
  22. Rachael Lewsley
  23. Jessie Holton

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