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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Curvy Tea & Chocolates

I love little gifts and Stampin’ Up! provides me with lots of creative ways to package these up.  My latest cute gift uses the Curvy Keepsake Box Die to hold a few choccies (individually wrapped Tim Tam bites in this case) and uses a tea bag as the gift tag.  Add some colour to a plain keepsake box by cutting one half of the die with DSP and sticking it to the cardstock.  This uses less DSP, creates more contrast and makes the box sturdier.

I love tea so much (English heritage I think ….).  And good cup of tea needs a bite of chocolate on the side mmmmmm …. Too bad if my friends are coffee drinkers!  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Thinlits: Curvy Keepsake Box

Punches: Artisan Label, 1/8″ Handheld Circle

DSP: Moonlight Paper Stack

Cardstock: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Smoky Slate

Ink: Helly Honey, Blackberry Bliss

Stamp Set: Work of Art

Embellishment: Whisper White Baker’s Twine

 

Blooming With Flower Patch Goodness!

I’m often a little slow on the uptake for the hottest Stampin’ Up! trends.  The addition of the Flower Patch bundle took me a couple of months – but I am so glad I got there in the end.  The flowers are BE YOU {TIFUL}!  So easy to use and since they come with matching framelits, they are a breeze to cut out.  The Stampin’ Up! photopolymer stamps really are a cut above the rest in terms of quality and finish – crisp & lovely.  As with all photopolymer stamps, they will stain with use (especially if you clean them with your Stampin’ Scrub), but this doesn’t affect their use.  This is a set that is going to be on high rotation in my craft corner.  I’m looking forward to sharing lots of flower filled creations with you – starting with this cute little tea & chocolate caddy.  Kelly x

Flower Patch Tea & Choccie Caddy
Flower Patch Tea & Choccie Caddy

Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Simply Scored

Framelits: Flower Fair***, Word Bubbles

Punch: Scalloped Tag Topper

Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss

Stamp Set: Flower Patch***

Embellishments: Marina Mist Chevron Ribbon, Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon

Extras: Stampin’ Dimensionals

*** Available as a bundle