ESAD Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

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Welcome to the ESAD 2014 Sale-a-bration Blog Hop.  Have you had a chance to look over the SAB catalogue yet, if not I suggest you do it before it goes live on Tuesday.  Don’t have one – contact me and I’ll pop one in the post for you.

Today I’m excited to be previewing some of the fabulous product you can earn free during Sale-a-bration. starting the end of January.

If you have been following the hop in order you will have come from Gail’s blog #23 on the ESAD Blog Hop.  If you get off track at any time you can see the full lineup at the end of this post.  Just click on the next link and you’ll be on your way again.

I have two projects to share with you today featuring the gorgeous Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (133521) and the You’re Lovely (133575 wood & 133578 clear) stamp set.  The colours in this paper are fantastic, subtle and soft with a hint of black to make  them pop.  They coordinate beautifully with the stamps sets from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

First up is a gift card holder which uses the pop’n’cut die as a base.

pop n cut gift card

The gift card slots neatly into a secondary flap inside the card.


My second project is an envelope card.  I love the simplicity of a card and envelope all in one and the belly band holds it all together nicely for posting.  The cute little Banner punch (133519) also gets a guernsey here – it’s so easy to whip together a banner using patterned paper or pair it with the Banner Blast (133551 wood & 133554 clear) stamp set, also free during Sale-a-bration, for your own unique creation.

I'm Lovely envelope card

I apologise for the poor photography.  I was really struggling with these pictures but I’m not quite sure what the problem was.  This was the first project I’ve done since returning from my Christmas break so maybe I’m just a little “off my game”.  Hopefully it’s not a trend lol!

Make sure you head on over to the next blog on the hop and see what Sally has in store for you.  Thanks for visiting and I hope I see you again soon!

Supplies: If you don’t already have your own demonstrator, you can order any of the supplies used to make these projects through my online store.  Or if you’d like to host a party and earn yourself some freebies – who doesn’t love freebies right! – contact me and we’ll organise a date.

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! demonstratorsur.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge,  ideas & friendship, and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to leave me a comment with your Email address and I’ll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

Here is the complete blog hop list just in case you get lost.

1.  Narelle Hoggard

2.  Kathryn Ruddick

3.  Nikki Sadler

4.  Emily Campbell

5.  Keryn Campbell

6.  Leonie Schroder

7.  Chloe Evans

8.  Amity Knight

9.  Alisha Watson

10.  Ann Gerlach

11.  Delys Cram

12.  Monique Fielder

13. Andrea Buckland

14.  Paula Reid

15.  Pauline Bennetts

16.  Dianne Dunk

17.  Tamsin Adams

18.  Corina Beyer

19.  Richelle Fletcher

20.  Mel Sharp

21.  Christie Kunkel

22.  Nerida Carter

23.  Gail Kirby

24.  Michelle Grech – You are HERE!

25.  Sally Williams


20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tamsin
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 14:44:48

    lovely ideas…:)


  2. Janine Jess
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 16:11:08

    I love both of your ideas – TFS! The gift card holder is a great idea and I so want to try the envelope card!


  3. Keryn Campbell
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 15:33:43

    Gorgeous projects Michelle. TFS!


  4. Jenny Hayward
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 15:28:03

    Cute projects Michelle. Love the gift card holder. I haven’t used the Pop N Cuts for a while so I should dig it out!! Love the envelope card too.


  5. libbydyson
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 15:13:58

    Great idea. Works really well. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.


  6. Leonie Schroder
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 10:57:34

    Love your cards Michelle … how neat is the gift card holder and I am just loving the envelope cards too 😉


  7. Sally
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 21:14:59

    I love your cards Michelle especially the Envelope card, thanks for sharing


  8. Diana
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 20:25:33

    I love what you have made for the blog hop Michelle.


  9. Paula Reid
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 17:16:02

    I really like you gift card – haven’t seen one done this way. I may just have to give that one a go. Thanks for sharing


  10. Emily Campbell
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 17:15:51

    Oh how lovely. I haven’t seen the gift holder done like that before, with the insert inside, very clever!!!!

    I love the idea of that envelope card too, will definitely be giving that a go!


  11. Gail
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 17:04:30

    Gorgeous projects Michelle!


  12. Mel Pagano
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 15:14:43

    Hi Michelle,

    How do I go about joining, it sounds like fun 🙂

    Mel Pagano 🙂

    Sent from my iPad



  13. Kathryn Ruddick
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 14:00:08

    Lovely projects Michelle, I can see I am going to have to make a few envelope cards.


  14. Mel Sharp
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 13:41:56

    Great projects Michelle! Love that cute little gift card holder! TFS xx


  15. Delys
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 12:42:40

    Love the envelope card too!


  16. Di
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 12:16:22

    Lovely projects Michelle. I do love a gift card holder card & the envelope card is a great idea too. Inky wishes, Di


  17. Nerida - stamping joy
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 12:00:25

    I love these little card in an envelope things, too!


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  19. Amity Knight
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 11:52:06

    I love the gift card. Great use of the pop n cuts


  20. Richelle
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 11:47:00

    Love the idea of the envelope card!


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