Sunday, April 7, 2013

ESAD Blog Hop




Time for another ESAD 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.

The blog hop this time is showcasing projects from the current Seasonal catalogue which runs to 30th June this year. There are some wonderful products in it as you will see!

You will have arrived here via Jessica Williams and her amazing crepe filter paper project but if not that's ok just keep on hopping like the Easter bunny around all of our blogs!

For my project I have chosen to use the Pop N Cuts dress form die and base which you use in the Big Shot machine. The base cuts the card base and puts the tabs and notches in but doesn't score a line (there are marks for the middle line though so easy to work out) so you can use the base by itself scoring fold lines wherever you like as I have done here:


I have made a gift pocket by folding and scoring in various places to make the gusseted pocket which is very handy for putting in a gift card, chocolates, money or a tube of handcream as I've done here. I also ran it through the Big Shot with one of the embossing folders and spritzed it with shimmer paint mixed with isocol rubbing alcohol. The sides are joined with sticky strip. Very quick to make and so effective. Here is another version


I've added one of the tulle trim roses to this one. These are great you get a whole roll of them for $11.95 and being very vanilla to start with you can colour them with reinkers or inkpads to any colour you like. They are all joined and you just cut off as many as you need.

Finally here is the card base with the dress form die added. This is quite a basic one as I am very new to it but you can dress them up using anything. You can add mirrors or frames behind and cut off the dress form part so you have just the "table" and add flowers etc so it is a very versatile product. You can also cut the dress out of material which I had planned to do but have had a crazy week. There is a set of framelits and matching stamp set that I have also used.


Thanks for stopping by. Please now visit Richelle Fletcher who's done something wonderful with the honeycomb embossing folder......



20 comments:

Narelle said...

Gail I love what you have made. I would never have thought of using the die like that. Beeautiful.

Chloe said...

Love it Gail. What a brilliant way to show how versatile this little set is. I had no idea you could make such a cute little pocket with it.
TFS!!

Tiny Kiwi said...

Great extra use for the card base - great work!

Jenny said...

cute! love the pocket with the base - what a neat way to use it for something different. great job!

Angie Jones said...

Love those pouches - can see me making those for sure! ☺

Elizabeth Dyson said...

Fantastic use of this set. Inspiration given and will be off to play shortly. Great work

Monique said...

Gail
I like those little pockets for hand cream etc. Thanks for sharing that great idea.
Cheers
Monique

Alisha said...

Love the gift pockets Gail, they are just gorgeous. TFS

Leonie Schroder said...

Had to get Mr Thermomix in the pics didnt you lol ... love what you've done and just wondering when I'll be receiving mine?

Gail Kirby said...

LOL Leonie I am always getting bagged for getting it in the picture but it's so handy for resting stuff up against! Wondering when you are getting your what? I am not buying you a thermie :-p

Helen Williams said...

Great ideas TFS.

Rochelle Blok said...

Just lovely Gail. I love the gift pockets! Great idea! The Pop'n'Cuts base has been on and off my wish list a few times but now they are definitly going back on the wish list and staying there! You have shown another way to how versatile it is! Well done!

Caroline Cassidy said...

Wow, lovely. TFS. Great 'different' use.

Jess said...

Love the little pockets Gail! Love examples of quick gift ideas :)

jenhayward said...

Gail I love these projects you have done with the Pop N Cuts. Well done. Love the little pocket.

xx

Christie Kunkel said...

Great porjects. Love the dress, i just bought it today.

Kristina Collett said...

Fantastic ideas, I love how great the pocket looks embossed as well, so cute! TFS

Yvonne said...

Thank you for sharing with us, I am seriously thinking of getting the card base as it could have many uses.

Jane Norrish said...

Great projects, didn't realise this die was so versatile. Maybe I need it now ha ha ;-)

Nerida said...

Great projects Gail, love the pocket idea for handcream.Nerida.