ESAD Blog Hop – 2017 Annual Catalogue Retirement List

Hi!  And welcome to an ESAD blog hop where demonstrators from Australia & New Zealand are sharing projects they’ve made that highlight some of the items that are retiring at the end of the current catalogue cycle.

This was a tough hop to design for – the items on the retirement list are selling out fast as people stock up on things they love or buying sets that they know they’ll miss.  It means that not everything you see on the hop will be available at the time of you reading this.  So be sure to check out what’s still available by visiting the Retiring Products section of my online store.

My plan was not to show you one retiring product, but types or categories of products that are retiring.

The first project I’m sharing features the hearts confetti border punch.  Both this pattern and the stars are on the retirement list.  I rarely used these as border punches, but loved them for shaker card fill & when I needed teeny tiny little stars or hearts.

The strip of DSP featured on this card is from the DSP Paper Stack.  Stampin’ Up! is retiring all the paper stacks in all the colour collections.  And they are not replacing them with updated designs as they have in previous years.  So, if you want DSP to match the colour collections, you’ll want to get them before they retire (or sell out). 

Also on the list is all the current sequin trim (to be replaced with a stunning tiny sequin trim!!!) and 2016-2018 In Color Ruched ribbon range.

 

The butterfly punches & matching stamp sets are also on the retirement list.  I am going to miss these – particularly the Bitty Butterfly punch, featured above in Blushing Bride glimmer (because that’s retiring too!).

I’ve used the Potpourri stamp set & Elegant Butterfly punch to decorate the inside of the card, together with some Affectionately Yours washi tape.  All the washi tape is on the retirement list – you can see the range still available here.

And finally for this card, the whole 2015-2017 In Color range is retiring including my very favourite Mint Macaron!!!  You can find out what’s still left by clicking here.


My second card features Project Life products.  Stampin’ Up!’s time as a partner with Becky Higgins has come to an end and this means the end of the Project Life brand within the Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

Stampin’ Up! is replacing this line with a gorgeous new memory keeping collection, which I’ll be sharing more with you when the catalogues launches in June.

This means that all Project Life products are on the retirement list.  You can find out what’s still available by clicking here.

I’m really going to miss the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits!!!

I’ve featured a few other retiring items on this card including the Timeless Love stamp set, Sweetheart punch, Bow Clip & Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine.

Although some favourites have sold out, there are still lots left – and many at a great discount!!!

For more retirement list inspiration, and to create a wishlist you never knew you had, please keep moving on the hop, just down the road, to my lovely friend Rachael Lewsley.

If you get lost at any stage of the hop due to broken links, there’s a full list at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for joining us!

Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Kelly Kent – {you are here}
  3. Rachael Lewsley
  4. Courtenay Heuston
  5. Narelle Fasulo
  6. Kirrkie Terri
  7. Nicole Wilson
  8. Carly Middleton
  9. Libby Dyson
  10. Rebecca Jacovou
  11. Rosalie Desmond
  12. Megan Lenske
  13. Leonie Schroder
  14. Kristel Rimmer
  15. Tanya Bell
  16. Richelle Fletcher
  17. Pauline Bennetts
  18. Mandy Depiazzi
  19. Ellen Woodbridge
  20. Monique Fielder
  21. Maree McIntosh
  22. Cathy Pinchbeck
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ESAD Blog Hop – 2017 Occasions & SAB Sneak Peek

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Hello and thank you so much for joining me for today’s ESAD blog hop.

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Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world are getting excited because there’s a new catalogue full of beautiful products that will release on 4th January 2017.

To share the excitement, today we’re hopping across Australia & the South Pacific and previewing some of the products that you’ll be able to buy in the new year.

You’ll also see some products you can earn for free.  January – March is Sale-A-Bration, which means a choice of fabulous free product with every $90 order.


There’s so much I’m excited about – and I know there’ll be even more on my wishlist after this hop!

Today I’m sharing projects I’ve made with the Lift Me Up stamp set and coordinating Up & Away Framelits.


The first card is a spinner card using an ombre hot air balloon as the centrepiece.

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The coloured layers are easy to make with the dies – there 5 layers that fit perfectly behind the intricate hot air balloon die cut.  Easy peasy!!!


I’ve used the layers again for the second card – this time in a striped pattern.

This project is CASEd from the Occasions catalogue.  If you’d like a copy of the catalogue and don’t have a current demonstrator, please contact me.

For this card, I’ve added in the Carried Away DSP, which you can choose for {FREE} if you purchase this bundle in wood ($90.25).  Or purchase in clear ($78.25) & other catalogue favourite, bringing the total to over $90 and claim you free paper.

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The final card I made used one of the hot air balloon stamps.

I’m loving the colours for this card – Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum.  So fun & fresh!!!

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Are you totally taken with this set???  I am!  It’s so versatile with 6 large sentiments in this set plus 3 small sentiments, so you’re covered for all occasions.

And I like that hot air balloons lend themselves to all types of cards – female, male, kids – just change up the colours & design!

The other bonus for me in this set is the cute clouds – they are so handy to have in your collection!

As you travel along the hop – next stop is the fabulous Lou Kitzelman – I bet you are going to be unable to resist the gorgeousness and your wishlist will grow!!!  You’ll want products you didn’t notice before!

If this sounds like you, you might want to consider joining us as a demonstrator.  All the products you see will be yours at a minimum 20% discount, you’ll get early access & other great perks!

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I can’t wait to share more sneak peeks with you as we get closer to release date in January!!!  There’s so much more to fall in love with!!!

If, for some reason, there are broken links in the hop, just pick a name from the list of participants below and keep going.

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BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS:

  1. Libby Dyson
  2. Samantha White
  3. Nicole Wilson
  4. Kelly Kent
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Rose Desmond
  7. Andrea Buckland
  8. Narelle Fasulo
  9. Cathy Pinchbeck
  10. Rebecca Jacovou
  11. Courtenay Heuston
  12. Leonie Schroder
  13. Carly Middleton
  14. Megan Lenske
  15. Monique Fielder
  16. Josie Dean
  17. Tanya DeRoy
  18. Nerida Carter
  19. Rachael Lewsley
  20. Cheryl O’Bree
  21. Cheryl Algie
  22. Maree McIntosh
  23. Rebekah Crisp

ESAD 2015 Retirement List Blog Hop – Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

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Welcome to the ESAD Retirement List Blog Hop where you will travel around 10 blogs giving you one last showcase of some of those favourites.  If you’re heading around, then you’ve just come from Narelle’s blog.  If you’re starting here, then keep going until you finish at Narelle so you’ll know you’ve seen everything.

So … some of the ESAD girls got together for this blog hop to give you some final inspiration for those items on the retirement list.  Unless sold out earlier (and lots of the list already has!), these products will be available until 2nd June 2015.

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I’ve have selected the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit (134797) to show you today.  Kits are wonderful for lots of reasons, but the two top ones have to be value for money and ease of cardmaking.

So, if you purchase the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit, what do you get?

  • Enough materials to make 20 cards of various sizes from full size cards to cute note cards
  • Envelopes to match each size of card
  • A 7-piece stamp set with stamps to suit “every” occasion (happy birthday, thinking of you, thanks, love, congratulations, for you and ‘made for you’ to put on your handmade creations)
  • A clear block to mount your stamps on
  • 2 coordinating ink spots (Basic Grey & Island Indigo) – you can’t buy the ink spots on their own anymore, so this makes them super special!
  • Embellishments to give your projects a bit of wow (twine, buttons, clips)

It all comes in a super cute storage box with full instructions for only $51.95.  You just need to add in your preferred adhesive and have a pair of paper snips handy.  From there, it’s up to you & your craft style what you create.

You can follow the included instructions (more or less) and create cards like this:

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Or you can play with the pieces and create cards like this:

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Or you can go totally crazy and jump outside of the box to create other items using bits and pieces from your box and other products from your stash.  The next three ideas are all made using three of the cards that come in the kit, the stamp set and some craft room favourites:

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Tea Bag Envelope Gifts

Have I convinced you that you need to order at least one kit from every catalogue because they are such good fun!?!

You’ll want to get this one before it’s gone.  You might also want to add a set of clear-mount stamp cases to your order so you can print this cover & store your stamps just like your others.  This will mean they will stay on your radar and you can keep using them once your kit materials are all made up (download the full size version of the cover here).

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That’s all from me for this blog hop.  Next blog to visit is Rachael Lewsley at My Stampin’ Haven who is showing off (among other products) the Label Love stamp set – which I am going to miss immensley!  Thanks for joining us!  Kelly x

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Here’s a full list of the blog hop participants:

1. Kelly Kent – you are here!

2. Rachael Lewsley

3. Keryn Campbell

4. Rebecca O’Gorman

5. Nicole Wilson

6. Leonie Schroder

7. Donna Chapman

8. Cherie Davies

9. Amity Knight

10. Narelle Fasulo

Hello Stampin’ Up! Convention!!!

Hello!!!  Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been madly making preparations to fly East for the annual Stampin’ Up! convention. Mr Papercraft and the little misses are staying at home and Nanna Papercraft and I are off to play!!!

This year we are being hosted by the sunny Gold Coast and as Stampin’ Up! are changing their event structure, it is the last one in this format [I’ve heard whispers that this means some events might be hosted in Perth in the future – YAY!].

So, while many of you were sleeping last night, I was trying to catch a few winks on the red eye and I’m excited to now be on the Gold Coast!!!  I’m looking forward to sharing as much convention fun as I can with you both here and on my Facebook page.  Make sure you subscribe to one or both to get updates.

This is the name badge I made so that my fellow demonstrators from the ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) Facebook page can find me and say hi.  The tag theme was ‘using the owl punch’.  So, I’ve used the owl to make a mini version of Peppa Pig punch art.

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Peppa Pig Punch Art using the owl punch:

  • Head: owl with the ears and feet cut off
  • Ears: middle circles
  • Snout: 3/4″ circle & middle circles
  • Eyes: middle circles & circles from the cupcake builder
  • Cheek: largest circle
  • Mouth: largest circle double cut
  • Body: owl with the feet cut off
  • Arms & legs: owl cut into strips with feet still attached
  • Shoes: middle circle, snipped into a quarter circle

The convention is going to be a fun game of putting faces to the names of online friends.  What an opportunity to spend 3 days with like-minded people!  Kelly x

PS, I have a secret that I’ve been keeping from you for the past couple of months – any guesses???

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