Sunday, February 15, 2015

ESAD occasions Catalogue blog hop

Welcome to the ESAD Occasions Catalogue blog hop.
“What is ESAD?
 ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.
 We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and 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 then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.”
My cards all contain products and stamps from the Occasions and Saleabration catalogues:
This first project is a gift card holder made with some gorgeous Coastal Cabana cardstock and Saleabration patterned paper. Have a close look at the tag on the front it is punched with the newest Tag topper punch. Top and bottom of the 2" wide piece is punched so that there is a hole top and bottom to thread a ribbon through.
Pull on the ribbon at the top and out comes the gift card. A very simple gift card holder.
My second project uses the bow builder punch this is a favourite as is so easy to punch out a few pieces and stick them on with glue dots.
As you can see the tails of the bow can fold behind or below the bow. The words say Many Thanks, and are from the "Crazy For you" stamp set.
On my late night creative adventures I found a beautiful flower made with the build a bow punch. I had to have a go at it using some pretty floral paper like the Painted blooms DSP. My sentiment is also from the "crazy for you" Framelit and stamp bundle.
This morning I put my Butterfly Basics bundle to work to create this CASE of Deb Valder's acetate window she calls laser cut technique.
I've used some of the delicious Sahara sand lace ribbon and a "Something borrowed" embellishment to the ribbon.
So there are my four projects using stamps and products from the Occasions Catalogue and Saleabration catalogue.
When you're finished here please hop along to Mel Pagano's blog:

If you've lost your way just jump in anywhere and hop onto any of these creative blogs-

1. Libby Dyson -
4. Leonie Schroder -
7. Helen Williams -
11. Keryn Campbell -
12. Clare Mcilhatton -
14. Kathryn Ruddick -
17. Nerida Carter -
19. Rachael Lewsley - 
22. Norelle Targato -


  1. Thanks for showing me another way to decorate my favourite Mini Treat Bags.

    1. It is even easier than the mini treat bag. Just a piece of cardstock folded in half and held together with a belly band of DSP.

  2. Beautifully presented way to create a gift card. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great project shares Nerida. Thank you so much for participating in the ESAD Blog Hop and for sharing your lovely work with us

  4. How clever to just leave the gift card on the original piece of cardboard!!! Love your projects.

  5. Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects Nerida. I am going to try that gift card holder - so clever!

  6. Great projects Nerida. Just got that Thinlets die and can't wait to try it out.

  7. you have been busy Nerida! I need to whip those word dies out and play :)

  8. Wonderful variety of projects Nerida. thanks for sharing!

  9. Great cards Nerida you have been busy love the use for the Bow Builder punch. TFS

  10. Thank you everyone for your lovely kind comments. I enjoyed using as many different new products as I could on this post. Might keep it simpler next time.

  11. Thanks for sharing all your projects on the hop, Nerida. Must try those beautiful bows. Inky wishes, Di

  12. Beautiful projects Nerida. I will have to make a gift card holder. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Love the gift card holder! Nice projects Nerida - well done :)


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