ESAD Autumn/Winter Mini Blog Hop

Today might be April Fool’s Day but be assured there is no “foolin” with Stampin’ Up!’s new Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue. Let’s face it who doesn’t love a new catalogue, all those lovely new products to play with but I actually think this is my favourite so far………seriously if you don’t believe me follow today’s ESAD Autumn/Winter Mini Blog Hop and decide for yourself. I know the ESAD girls have all been working hard to bring you a gorgeous selection of projects showcasing lots of new goodies available from today.

You may have come here from the awesomely talented Tanya Bell or you may be a regular visitor, either way welcome and I hope you stay awhile and enjoy the projects I have for you today.

Before I move on let me tell you a little bit about 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 feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Now on to my project. I really love tea cups so when I saw the Tea Shoppe stamp set and Twitterpated Designer Series Paper I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on them and here’s what I came up with.

Did you notice those gorgeous layered frames on the card? They are a new range to Stampin’ Up! and mark my words you will be seeing lots of these. They are called “framelits” and this particular one is the “Labels Collection”. They are so easy to use, just place them over your design or straight on to DSP or cardstock and run them through the Big Shot. Voila!

I have to credit Becky Roberts with the design for this card. Other than tweaking the patterned paper and some changes to the ribbon I have cased it almost to a tea (yes a pun I know). Why mess with perfection I say.



Next up is the cute tea caddy which dispenses tea bags from the base – Twinnings Russian Caravan in this case. Note the gorgeous pleated ribbon around the centre of the caddy, absolutely delish! It comes in four colours – Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz and Riding Hood Red. I made some paper roses with my fancy flower punch and some blushing bride cardstock for the top of the caddy.


My final project was this cute little tea bag and cookie holder shown to me by my friend Cynthia (Hi Cyn).  This type of holder was also demo’d by Debi Pippen at Leadership in the US in January.  You can see Debi’s cute little holders here.

It’s made from a single sheet of 12×12 Twitterpated DSP and is double sided with room for a teabag, a small 3×3 notecard and a cookie, or some other treat, in the centre. I used another new product called “Edgelits” to cut the gorgeous scalloped border on the bottom of the notecard.

Well that’s it from me today. I hope you love the “Tea Shoppe” stamp set as much as I do now hop along and see what wonderful creations Jane Norrish has in store for you. Remember to leave a little comment love for the designers as you travel so they know you’ve visited.

Happy Stamping



27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debi Pippin
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 14:31:46

    thanks Michelle for giving me credit. I have seen it on alot of blogs and I loved sharing my original design with everyone so glad to see it is being put to use. I have a gable box made from the same scores but different cuts see my blog for the free tutorial.
    Debi Pippin


  2. Katie Carter
    Apr 13, 2012 @ 20:59:20

    Awesome set loving it may I ask where you got the tea caddy idea from or if you designed it would you share how to make it. Thanks heaps


    • Michelle Grech
      Apr 15, 2012 @ 22:57:19

      Thanks for your comments. There are lots of examples of this kind of box out there in blogland. If you Google “tea caddy” or tea box you will get lots of ideas. I believe Andrea Walford has one on her blog, not sure if it has instructions but her samples usually do.


  3. Theresa (Tess) Schirmer
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 10:51:59

    I love the Tea Shoppe projects they are wonderful. I especially like the tea box. It would make such a wonderful gift



  4. Richelle
    Apr 03, 2012 @ 12:30:39

    Gorgeous gift set! had got my brain thinking here and totally in love with the twitterpatted dsp, can’t wait for mine to arrive 🙂


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  6. alisat
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 16:51:53

    Great projects Michelle, love the tea bag and cookie idea. What a great little gift to give to a friend


  7. Leonie Schroder
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 15:59:46

    lovely projects Michelle … love the colours of Twitterpated … dont have any of this yet …. will have to remedy that!!


  8. Jane Norrish
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 13:43:09

    Love this wonderful tea set you have created. Really didn’t want to buy this set but think now I will have to. Thanks for sharing 😉


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  10. Di Barnes
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 08:39:56

    Really beautiful creations Michelle. Perfect for the paper & stamp set.


  11. Carolyn Bennie
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 22:49:30

    Love this stamp set Michelle – and you’ve made such wonderful projects. I’d just love one of those tea caddy’s – how cute! x Carolyn


  12. Peggy
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 22:22:30

    Such a beautiful set of projects Michelle. I can’t wait to play more with this stamp set now. TFS


  13. Andrea
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 20:43:52

    Love your projects Michelle.


  14. Margaret Knoops
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 17:45:41

    Very nice Michelle! Love your framelits (they’re on my wish list) & card ideas.


  15. handmadebylou
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 17:42:44

    These are divine!


  16. Alison
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 14:55:39

    So gorgeous Michelle….I like the swivelling panel over the sentiment – that is really cool. All your projects are delightful….makes me want to have a cup of Twinings now. 🙂


  17. Juliette
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 14:04:08

    Gorgeous projects Michelle. Don’t have this set yet – but am thinking I may well have to get it.


  18. Donna Zammit
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 13:42:54

    Michelle, Love your creations. I love this stamp set, especially as I love a great cuppa tea! I love how you have used it to make the telescoping card and tea caddy and goodie pouch, they’re teariffic!!! LOL Cheers Donna Zammit 🙂


  19. libbydyson
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 13:00:48

    Great projects here. You’ve been very busy. Thanks for sharing your inspiration


  20. Kylie Clemmence
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 12:40:37

    Just gorgeous!!


  21. yvonne walker
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 11:57:26

    twitterpated is the order of the day, so many different projects made with it have to order real soon.


  22. Caroline Cassidy
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 11:50:18

    Oooh I love your projects Michelle! They are gorgeous! You know I used Tea Shoppe too and I nearly went with making a teabag holder like that and casing that exact card!!! Lol!! (great minds …. hahahaha)

    Caroline 🙂


  23. Jenny Hayward
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 11:32:55

    These are great Michelle. Such clever ideas. The paper and stamp set work so well together with them.


    Jenny x


  24. Ann
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 11:00:36

    Love the tea tower – great gift idea. TFS


  25. Monique
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 10:43:33

    What great projects Michelle! I wasn’t taken with this stamp set when I first saw it but it is simply perfect for this set of gifts! Clever use of the tea-cup with the framelits on the front of the card!


  26. Delys
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 10:40:44

    Gorgeous Tea Shoppe projects Michelle! My set arrived on Friday and cant wait to ink it up now!


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