Sunday, April 07, 2013

ESAD Seasonal Catalogue 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 feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Let the blog hop begin ....
The Autumn seasonal catalogue has been out since the first of February.
In order to show you a wide selection of ideas, 25 Stampin' Up demonstrators will each feature a product from the Autumn Seasonal mini.
I have chosen to feature the
 "Needlepoint" Embossing folder
 on my bloghop projects.
 This first card is a very simple one. I have placed the embossing folders on the top and bottom of this white card before running it through the Big shot. It gives a crisp clean row of stitches. A trio of butterfly punches and a sentiment. It makes a smart any occasion card with a very taylored look.
 My second card shows that you can put the embossing folder through upside down and get a negative indentation. I have cut out a patterned paper swallow tail butterfly and added the cloud embossing for a little sky textured background.
 Here is the same idea again with a marker coloured butterfly, a few flags of patterned paper and the needlepoint (in negative).

Then I have used the needlebpoint as a border on the card below. It gives a scalloped edge, that is not over powering on this secret garden card.
Here it is in close up.
 The stitched needlepoint looks particularly nice on velum.
On top and bottom of this thinking of you senitment.
Another idea is to edge a framelit tag to give it a stitched, needlepoint edge.
The sentiment thinking of you is from curly cute and it fits perfectly on this Apothecary accent die.
It makes a lovely edging on a small tag, such as these mother's day note cards.
And here is the needlepoint on a vintage card, it just adds that special old worldy touch.
Now pop on over to Kelli's blog, the next hop on the list and see what she has created.
23. Kelli Gordon
Parker's Patterns DSP
24. Angie Jones
Thats the ticket
25. Amity Knight
Make a Wish


  1. Oh Nerida, your work is gorgeous. Everything is just stunning.

  2. OMG Nerida, I love EVERYTHING on you blog hop. The butterfly is beautiful and amazing and all those different ways of using the embossing folder. Now I NEED that too lol

  3. Lovely projects - love the butterfly cards :-)

  4. Your first swallowtail card is stunning Nerdia. However, your last card is my fav. ☺

  5. Great cards Nerida - love all the different ways you've used the folder! I love that folder ;)

  6. Great projects. Thanks for the inspiration. I think I need to add these to my wish list :)

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations Nerida, you have reminded me that I have, but have not yet used, these lovely embossing folders!!!

  8. Love you projects, I had decided I didn't need the needlepoint border TIEF's, but now after seeing your lovely work I know I do need them.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Nerida you have been very busy!! Just gorgeous I loved that I could just keep looking and find something else new on each card so many things to look at it was wonderful TFS

  10. Just stunning cards. Absolutely love the butterfly cards, amazing. I do need that large butterfly stamp now!

  11. Oooh, I think the Secret Garden one is my favourite, but its a hard decision, they're all great! Emily

  12. Wow love them....I really must get this Swallowtail now!!! lol TFS

  13. Awesome cards Nerida! I love all your ideas! Can't wait to try a few of them out tomorrow! Well done!

  14. Beautiful Nerida. Love your projects. Thanks for sharing them.

  15. Lovely projects Nerida! Especially love the vintage card - it is just beautiful :)

  16. Great projects I love your cards, thank you for sharing

  17. Beautiful projects. The last one is my absolute favourite. TFS

  18. Thank you ladies for your kind comments. I really enjoyed the blog hop and visiting all your wonderful creations. So many fabulous ideas, stamps and techniques to try.


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