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ESAD Favourites from the 2017/18 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue

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ESAD Favourites from the 2017/18 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue

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Hi All! Having major dramas with the internet today as I try to get this finished I keep loosing connection. Hopefully it will all come together in the end.  Keep calm and make a card right?
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If  you have joined me from Courtenay‘s blog welcome!  If you are starting here, enjoy following the blog hop all the way around as there are some incredible talented stampers out there!


Today I am showcasing the new Climbing Orchid Bundle stamps and framelits from the 2017/18 Annual Catalogue.  These two items when teamed together make it so easy to whip up a beautiful card!  Here I have made two, one which is just the stamped orchid image and the second card using the “building” components so you can see just how easy it is to step it up a notch, add more colour, and add some more dimension to your project. I used my bone folder to curl the petals and leaves for even more dimension.

I have also used as highlights on the card the gorgeous sparkly new embellishments Glitter Enamel Dots.  The papers are the new Color Theory DSP Stack, I focused on the new In-Color Berry Burst which is fast becoming my new favourite pink!

What is your new favourite item?  Let me know!

Now off to the lovely talent Barbara Williams!
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1. Josie Dean
2. Nicole Wilson
3. Carolina Evans
4. Kim Oliver
5. Sandra Mastello
6. Lou Kitzelman
7. Kelly Kent
8. Cheryl Algie
9. Rebecca Scurr
10. Sharon Dalton
11. Leonie Schroder
12. Monique Fielder
13. Courtenay Heuston (You might have come from here!)
14. Terri Hawke (You are here!)
15. Barbara Williams (Next Blog!)
16. Kristel Rimmer
17. Maree McIntosh
18. Kathryn Ruddick
19. Rosalie Desmond
20. Linda Whalley
21. Amity Knight
22. Peta Stephen
23. Megan Lenske
24. Richelle Fletcher
25. Carly Middleton

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ESAD 2017 Retiring Items Blog Hop.

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Hello all!!  Welcome to my first ever blog hop participation!  For those of you that have joined us here, hope you enjoy the show, for those of you who have hopped in from Narelle Fasulo‘s blog, isn’t she amazing? Love that there are so many talented SU! Demos in the South Pacific region.

As you can see from the title, we are saying goodbye to some of our present catalogue to make way for the gorgeous new stuff that is just waiting to seen!  And it is just beautiful. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak in Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago.


In my little project today I’m preparing to say goodbye to all things butterfly.  Yep, not only are we waving farewell to both our butterfly punches, but the stamp sets that have gone with them.  I am rather sad to be loosing these, because, let’s admit it, who hasn’t used their Bitty Butterfly punch to hide a mistake on a card??  It’s funny how random butterflies just pop up over the place.  I’m also showcasing 4 of the retiring In-Colors, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon.

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I’ve made a home decor item using the two butterfly punches, Papillon Potpourii, and Kinda Eclectic. It’s a cute piece that I have now placed on my dining table.  Although my husband says they look like they are pooping silver streams, my son thinks they are cute, so his vote wins!

I have used picture frame wire (separated the strands), and my hot glue gun to assemble these little cuties and then decorated the jar holding them with some of the retiring paper stack, ribbon and sequins. Yes, the big sequins are going, but there are tiny cute ones coming in to replace them!! Shiny!

Bye bye, butterflies! Sob!!

Hope you enjoy this project, any questions please ask.

Now it is time to hop along to the next talented Demo, Nicole Wilson!

Blog Hop Participants:
1. Lou Kitzelman
2. Kelly Kent
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