Sunday, April 1, 2012

ESAD Autumn/Winter Mini Blog Hop

I made it!!! Yay - Didn't think it was going to happen - but here I am! This is my very first Blog Hop that I have participated in! I have been a member of ESAD for quite some time and have been on many a blog hop, but this time I am 'in it'!! I have chosen to use the stamp set Tea Shoppe (I love it!!) and also to feature the gorgeous satin pleated ribbon (OMG it is to die for!!!).  My colour scheme has been in my head ever since I signed up - Crumb Cake, Concord Crush and Blushing Bride. So.......on to the official stuff and then to share my goodies :-) 

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

Okey Dokey, so you have probably just left the stunning creations of Theresa "Tess" Schirmer, hope you enjoyed visiting her blog.  Now on to what I have been up to :-)

I was planning on doing a folder for some teabags, a few cards and a folder to put them in - well we all know about best laid plans hey!? yep it didn't happen - so I made a box for some teabags and a set of four notecards.  I will over the next couple of weeks endeavour to get a folder made up to put said notecards in! (Will post it here when I am done!)

All the items

Now this box was messing around in my dreams the other night! I have made these boxes before - so quick and easy!! I should have gotten up and made it then! It is basically 2.5" square and fits the boxes of teabags in nice and snugly, cut out a window, strategically place the sentiment to hide to joining of the two boxes (of tea), make a pair standard boxes for top and base and decorate with the gorgeous ribbon :-) If you want the measurements for these just email me and I will be happy to send them on. I have attempted a 'rosette' on the top, but will have to play a bit more as it is coming apart. (it's my first attempt). Now the cards.  They are all the size of the Notecards (107311) in the catty on page 126.

First card off the rank


Card number two was inspired by a card I found while searching for inspiration at Sweetest Designs, I basically just used the embossing folder idea and then made the rest my own.

Number three! Trying to make sure I use all the stamps in the set :-)

Finally number four! 
I ended up using 9/10 of the stamps!! 

So that is it for my projects, I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog and hope you pop back one day :-) and remember to leave a comment on each blog you visit on the hop as we all love to receive some comment love!! Now it is time for you to hop on over to visit Michelle Halling's blog - Have fun :-)

Materials List for all items 

All Stampin Up!! 
Stamp Set - Tea Shoppe
Cardstock & Inks - Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz, Versamark
Ribbons - Blushing Bride Satin Pleated Ribbon, Concord Crush Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Linen Thread
Punches - Modern Label, Scallop Trim, Scallop Oval, Oval
Other - Perfecto Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Basic Jewels Pearls.
DP - Neutrals Paper Stack, and a tiny bit of retired Concord Crush Patterns Paper Pack (because I didn't get my order of the InColour 2010/12 Paper Stack in time :-( )

Till Next Time...


  1. Guess what!! I have discovered this morning that if you don't make the rosette right or use strong enough adhesive it will come undone if it wants to AND will fling itself across the room in the middle of the night!!
    Lesson learned - ne attempts happening today!! It will not beat me!!

  2. These projects are great Caroline. I do love that little tea box. It will make a great gift for Mother's Day perhaps???


    Jenny x

  3. Great ideas for this stamp set - love them all

  4. Great projects, I love your packaging for the boxes of tea, what a cute idea!

  5. These are just lovely!!! Really liking the pairing of Blushing Bride & Concord Crush...and that stamp set is delightful....**adds to wishlist**. :)
    btw Heather Summers has great tutorial on a fail-safe-won't fall apart rosette. Hope this link works. It's here

  6. These are lovely Caroline. I haven't wanted that stamp set until now but am now rethinking.

  7. What great projects, now I have some inspiration of what I can do with this beautiful stamp set. Thank you.

  8. LOVE your project, the colours a fantastic, thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

  9. What a lovely set of projec ts you have come up with. Some wonderful inspiration

  10. Ooohh I so love teacups. Fantastic group of projects Caroline. This is fast becoming my favourite set from this catalogue. Your tea box is especially cute and would make a perfect mother's day gift. TFS

  11. I love these teacups - and I've loved what you did with them! Great ideas, thanks!

  12. I do love your ideas - especially the tea bag box - well done!

  13. Caroline, this is one of my faves stamp set from the new catty so far. Love all your projects using it. Cheers Donna Zammit

  14. Beautiful cards and projects Caroline. I ahve saved your cards to my favourites.

  15. I was thrilled to see such awesome TEA stamps! Love what you have made. I can't wait to get hold of my sets. I havent been able to pre-order. Hopefully I can get mine soon =)
    Hugz, Shaz =)

  16. Fabulous projects Caroline, I love the colour combo and mix of ribbons. So many fabulous project with this set

  17. beautiful Tea Shoppe Projects Caroline!

  18. Another stamp set I wasn't going to get, great projects, thanks for sharing ;-)

  19. wow, these are so beautiful & elegant Caroline. Love your colour choices.

  20. oh i love everything you've done and the colours are divine :)

  21. Love ya work! That colour combo does look good! And congrats on doing ur first blog hop, may it be the first of many!

  22. Congrats on your first blog hop, first of many I am sure. Your projects are so pretty and I am loving these tea bag boxes.


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