Thursday, August 29, 2013

Holiday Celebrations!

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Welcome to the ESAD Holiday Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the amazing Delys Cram’s blog.
Yes!  We have a new catalogue – not only that but being the Holiday Catalogue it is choc full of bling!!!
I know that you are all going to love the new Festive Flurry Stamp Set with matching Framelits making it super quick & easy to make lots of snowflakes.
If you would like to move away from tradition, this years colour selection features some beautiful blues & silver.
I decided to make a Christmas card that could incorporate a gift card.  You will find a tutorial for making this card on Splitcoast.
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Don’t you just love the DSP in the background?  That is one of special foil accented sheets from the Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The colours I have used are  Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay.
Naturally I had to make sure it really sparkled so some of the snowflakes I cut out of the Silver Shimmer Paper & the others I stamped with Versamark, embossed with Heat & Stick & then added the new Silver Stampin Glitter.
Notice the gorgeous Silver 1/8” Ribbon at the top?  Just pull it & your card will pop up & the gift card will pull out from the back.
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Notice the little jewel in the centre? These are the new Frosted Finishes Embellishments.  As soon as I saw them I just HAD to have them.  The picture doesn’t really do them justice as they are super sparkly.
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The hidden surprise.
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Finally I added a sentiment from the More Merry Messages stamp set in the little window that opens up when you pull out the gift card tab.
You can view the new catalogue on my Demonstrator Business Website & you can even go shopping there for your middle of the night Stampin’ Fix!

What is ESAD?
stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an
on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up!
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
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.

Your next stop on the Hop is Anna Mathieson.
If you get lost I have included the links to all of the Hop participants below.

1.  Narelle Hoggard
2.  Keryn Campbell
3.  Monique Fielder
4.  Amity Knight
5.  Kylie Clemmence
6.  Kathryn Ruddick
7.  Libby Dyson
8.  Emily Campbell
9.  Sharlene Meyer
10.  Delys Cram
11.  Ann Wills
12.  Anna Mathieson
13.  Andrea Buckland
14.  Mel Sharp
15.  Angie Jones
16.  Jenny Hayward
17.  Jenny Humpherys
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Emily Campbell - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Beautiful Ann! Lovely and sparkly. The scales are definitely tipping in favour of the snowflake dies!!!!

Mel Sharp said...

This is just stunning Ann! Heading over to splitcoast for the tutorial now! Thanks for the inspiration xx

Kylie said...

This is just beautiful, Ann - the recipient is one lucky girl!!

Angela Jones said...

Another creative way to use this die set. ☺ xx

janine jess said...

Love this! Thanks for letting us know there is a tutorial on Splitcoast as I would love to make it!! I think the colors and glitter/glimmer just look so good.

Monique said...

Very pretty Ann, I am loving this DSP so much sparkle!

Elizabeth Dyson said...

Lovely Christmas projects. I need to add that DSP to my wish list :) I love the way you have teamed it with the framelits. Thanks for your inspiration.

Jenny Hayward said...

This is gorgeous Ann. I bet it is absolutely sparkly in real life.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Christie Kunkel said...

What a great idea for Christmas. Love the hidden gift card

Richelle said...

Who wouldn't love their giftcard done up like that! Love the bling!

Kristina Collett said...

Wow! Such a beautiful stunning project. TFS

Jenny said...

Ann this is STUNNING. I do NOT need these snowflakes. I do NOT need this snowflakes.... do I????? :)

Sharlene Meyer said...

Beautiful project Ann!!

NZSU Blog said...

I just love this card can't wait to see it next week Ann, so I have chosen you for this weeks "NZSU pic of the week" enjoy!

Diane Barnes said...

Ann, this is truly beautiful & sooo sparkly. Who needs a gift card when the card is so fabulous. Really love it. Inky wishes, Di

Anonymous said...

Ann this card is amazing! Love it you are so clever!

Stamping with Karlie said...

Stunning. Love all the bling

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