Time for a Blog Hop



What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please fee free to click here to join our wonderful group.

With all the fabulous new products in the 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalogue I found it extremely difficult to decide what to feature in today’s “hop”.  Eventually I decided I would focus on a theme using a number of products rather than a particular stamp set or accessory.

Is it  too early for Halloween?  Never!  I know we don’t generally celebrate Halloween here in Australia but I love it and particularly enjoy making lots of  spooky treats.  I have a few different projects to show you today so let’s get on with it.

All the projects today use the new Frightful Sight Designer Series paper which co-ordinates beautifully with my green and black jelly beans don’t you think.  It has lots of gorgeous designs with ghosts, bats, spiders and cats plus some more contemporary designs for those not so “halloweeny” projects.

The first project I’m calling my “BOO” card.  The banner has been cut using the new Petite Pennants Builder punch and letters cut with the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies and my Big Shot.  You may also notice the new designer brads in Lucky Limeade, one of this year’s new In-Colours.

  The second project is this cute treat pouch which you can use for lots of different things…I decided to go with a “spooky spider” skinny treat with those matching jelly beans.

The punch-art spider is super easy.  Just punch 7 shapes from the Ornament punch for the body and the legs are made from the Large Heart Punch…add googly eyes and your done!

My final project is a “Choccie ” holder.  I made lots of these last year at Christmas and put all sorts of different things in the pouches.  Gifts cards or money work well.  The pouch is just a piece of the “Frightful Sight’ DSP, cut to 15 cm and folded up 5cm to create your pouch.  Then you fold your whole piece in half and in half again to give you the four pockets.  Sandwich the whole thing between two Top Note die shapes on the front and back and close with ribbon.  The “Happy Halloween” greeting is from the “Occasional Greetings” set, it’s not a new one this year but is a great set if you’re looking for greetings for many different occasions.

Ihope you’ve enjoyed my projects today and that I’ve inspired you to have some fun with Halloween.

Next stop on the hop is Narelle Hodges. Pay her a visit to see her fabulous creations.

Love blog candy then go grab yourself a cuppa, sit down and visit all the blogs on the hop.  Leave some comment love then when your done email Sharlene torresfamily8@hotmail.com your contact details to go into the draw.

Here’s a full list of everyone participating just in case you miss a link.

1. Keryn Campbell
2. Michelle Halling
3. Richelle Fletcher
4. Sharlene Meyer
5. Carole Stedman
6. Monique Fielder
7. Juliette Chapman
8. Debbie Lamb
9. Leonie Schroder
10. Tanya Bell
11. Kelly Nelson
12. Kari Hughes
13. Christie Kunkel
14. Ann Gerlach
15. Sharlene torres
16. Mel Sharp
17. Dani Fender
18. Nicole VanSteelandt Derendorf
19. Elizabeth Dyson
20. Andrea Buckland
21. Michelle Grech (you are here now)
22. Narelle Hodges
23. Sally Williams

Happy Stamping



23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Liz Parsons
    Sep 13, 2011 @ 15:02:15

    Stunning projects. I really like the Treat pouches. A cleever iedea. Great colour combino.


  2. Linda.Beck
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 21:06:54

    Great halloween ideas, always looking for something different. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Debbie W
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 12:55:16

    Michelle, my lad would love that stuff. Great creative stuff.


  4. Debbie W
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 12:54:07

    Michelle, my lad would love that stuff. Good creative stuff.


  5. Deb A.
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 09:41:07

    Very spooky cool.


  6. Val
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 05:11:27

    These are brilliant ideas. Not into halloween either but can see these could be easily adapted to any theme. The spider is so cool!!


  7. Janice
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 00:13:45

    michelle that spider is so cute!


  8. Kari
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 21:21:23

    love these ideas! cute spider!


  9. Monique
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 20:20:12

    WOW the creativeness here is amazing. I love the skull in the top hat! From the limited supply of Halloween items we got in the catty you have really made a lovely range of items, very very inspirational.


  10. Juliette Chapman
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 20:01:14

    Love what you have done with this DSP. How cute is your spider.


  11. Sally Williams
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 19:25:42

    These are fabulous Halloween projects Michelle,


  12. Leonie Schroder
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 18:08:13

    Michelle I’m not a fan of Halloween but I love these projects .. well done 🙂


  13. Tanja S.
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 17:43:31

    I am not a fan of Halloween, but I like your ideas like the choccie holder and the spider.


  14. Tanya Bell
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 17:38:54

    Michelle just love that chocolate holder so simple yet sooooo cute. And who doesn’t love chocolate???? I am so making some of these thanks for the inspiration.


  15. kerri
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 17:09:28

    love your work as always Michelle. You are very very talented


  16. Ann
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 16:53:19

    Love the variety of items – would also be fab for a boys birthday party!


  17. Sarah Cameron
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 16:19:56

    Your ‘choccie’ holder is such a great idea. Defiantly could be use it for any special occasion. Thanks for sharing!


  18. JudyB
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 16:11:39

    Love all your halloween projects (even though I’m not a fan of halloween). I’m sure any kid would love to get one of these.


  19. Debbie Lamb
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 15:44:55

    Gorgeous projects Michelle and very inspiring!! You’ve sure been busy 🙂


  20. Mel Sharp
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 15:17:20

    Love these,, although I generally don’t celebrate Halloween. Ill be making lots of those chocolate holders for christmas presents! great ideas. TFS xxx


  21. Mary Kelly
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 14:41:17

    Oh very cute Michelle. I love the spider – will have to try him, and your Boo card is great too – think I need to order that.


  22. Melissa Buirchell
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 14:39:34

    Thanks for sharing your projects. They’re beautiful!


  23. Lynda
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 13:58:57

    This is such cool boy paper too as well as Halloween. Fantasticall spooky projects.


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