ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop in celebration of the new Holiday Catalogue released on 1st September and it’s jammed packed with awesomeness (is that even a word).  We have 25 amazing designers on the hop so settle yourself down for a feast of projects dedicated to the Holidays.  You may be starting here or have hopped from Keryn over at Keryns Cards it doesn’t matter, just follow the links at the bottom of each post to hop to the next blog.

I’ve decided to showcase the sweet little stamp set Joyous Celebrations  and  the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper for you today.  I love this little stamp set.  It’s so versatile with images that work really well on cards and tags and the oval frame fits perfectly with the extra large oval punch or the brand new Holiday Frame embossing folder.

Joyous Celebrations and Snow Festival DSP

I went with a set of tags and a matching box to store them in for this project.  These would make perfect gifts to have on hand at Christmas when you need a little something.

Here’s a close-up of the box.

The box is super easy to make.  Decide on the finished size (length and width) of your box and before you cut your cardstock  add 1″ on all four sides.  Score that 1″ on all sides, you should now have a small box in each corner of the cardstock.  Snip the two outside scorelines, on the longside of your cardstock, but only until they meet the intersecting scoreline.  Fold on all scorelines, adhere the corner flaps and your box base is complete.  The sleeve is a piece of patterned paper folded around the box base and adhere at the back.  Clear as mud right?

Snow Festival and Joyous Celebrations tags

I used the Two Tags die for the base and decorated it with the cute little ornament paper from the Snow Festival series.  All the stamping was done inside the oval frame using various stamps  from the Joyous Celebrations set and colours that compliment the patterned paper.  Don’t you love how easy that is with Stampin’ Up! products.   I really like these three colours together, cherry cobbler, baja breeze and gumball green.  I finished off the tag with some of the new gumball green stitched satin ribbon which is very soft and pliable, great for tying bows.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’re enjoying what’s just a small taste of the fantastic products available in this years Holiday Catalogue.  If you don’t already have a copy and would like one please contact me and I’ll pop one in the mail for you. Now it’s time for you to move on to Christies Creative Corner  for some more inspiration.  I’m sure Christie has something awesome in store for you.  If you happen to get lost along the way just pop back here and rejoin the hop from the list below.

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 feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

1 Chloe Evans

2. Theresa ‘Tess’ Schirmer

3. Sharlene Meyer

4. Ann Gerlach

5. Corina Beyer

6. Nikki Sadler

7. Andrea Buckland

8. Keryn Campbell

9. Michelle Grech (you are here)

10. Christie Kunkel

11. Joanne Kechagais

12. Kathryn Ruddick

13. Michelle Halling

14. Juliette Chapman

15. Narelle Hoggard

16. Delys Cram

17. Libby Dyson

18. YvonneWalker

19. Alisha Watson

20. Jane Norrish

21. Kylie Clemmence

22. Kristine Giampietro

23. Monique Feilder

24. Tanya Bell

25 Sam Simpson


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kristine Giampietro
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 12:54:07

    Your tags are simply adorable. Will definitely be casing these. Thanks for your inspiration


  2. Keryn Campbell
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 19:01:55

    What a great idea Michelle, love them.


  3. Rebecca S
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 16:41:04

    How nice!! These would make great gifts!!


  4. Theresa (Tess) Schirmer
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 15:28:20

    I love your ideas and I am loving the blue additions to the “Christmas colours”


  5. Andrea
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 15:23:45

    I just love your box and decorations. That set is so nice. thanks for sharing.


  6. Kathryn Ruddick
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 14:07:33

    Beautiful Michelle, loving that DSP and how you’ve showcased the stamp set. You’ve presented them beautifully!


  7. Jane Norrish
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 12:36:42

    What a perfect little gift, love the tags. Great project, thanks for sharing 😉


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  9. ozzimum92
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 12:17:10

    Beautiful designs as always Michelle! TFS!
    Margaret Knoops


  10. Alisha Watson
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 12:01:22

    Michelle they are gorgeous, Love that gift box!!!


  11. narellehoggard
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 11:12:01

    these are amazing, love the tags. TFS


  12. Monique
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 10:34:28

    Michelle how cute to add a button to the “Joy” stamp, I wouldn’t have thought to do that. These look great, love the colours.


  13. Kylie Clemmence
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 10:23:12

    Just gorgeous, Michelle!! Thanks for sharing!


  14. Juliette
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 10:10:23

    Michelle – these are darling. I love your tags and what a good idea to make a box to pop them in. I can see these as a little gift.


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