Woot … welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop!! Today we are taking you on a magical Seasonal Catalogue Tour!
If you’d like to view the products in the Seasonal Catalogue in my online store simply click on the image above or click here!
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, share 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 contact me for details on how to join our wonderful group.
You should have come from Richelle’s Blog … however if you have started here just keep going until you get back to me – that way you know you’ve done the complete round!
This Blog Hop is a little different as we all had to choose a particular product or Stamp Set to use and thought I’d pick something that others might overlook or you might see them in the catalogue and think ‘mmm ok they’re cute but do I really need them?’
Well my answer to that is YES!!! Of course you need some Tea Time Trinkets – they are gorgeous and there’s more you can do with them than you think!
So what can you do with these little beauties??? other than admire and stroke them you mean??
Well … you can use them as a gorgeous embellishment on your cards ….
Now I know the stamp set I’ve used (From my Heart) is not in the Seasonal Catalogue but everything else on this card is! I’ve used the Primrose Petals Core’dinations Card Stock and run it through the Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade folder (which is in the carried over section in the back of the Seasonal Catalogue) and used the new Sanding System to bring out the pattern. The Core’dinations Cardstock is specifically designed to reveal the inner monochromatic colour when sanded or torn. I love this effect!
I’ve also used the gorgeous Pink Pirouette Two Tone ribbon – I love this stuff – it makes the most perfect bows with very little effort!
The card above has one of the cup Trinkets dangling from the bow and I’ve hooked on the bow so the recipient can remove it easily and use it for other things.
This following card is the same card however I’ve swapped out the Cup Trinket for the Tea Pot Trinket …
Here’s a close up of the Cup Trinket on the first card …
So now you’ve given a card with the Pot or Cup Trinket but what can they do with it when they remove it from the card?
Well they could use it as a Scissor Charm …
Or you could purchase a plain chain bracelet and give a gift with your card and make this darling little bracelet …
How sweet does it look on Miss Emily?
Ok … so we’ve got uses for the cups and coffee/tea-pot but what about the clocks??
How about this card for one of your favourite dudes ….
I loved making this card! I’ve used one of the papers from the Parker’s Patterns Designer Series paper pack, scrunched it up and sanding it off a bit using the new Sanding Block System. The ‘Friend’ on the banner comes from the ‘Feel Goods‘ stamp set – I simply inked the single word with my Stampin Write Marker and stamped it up and turned it into the banner.
I’ve made the tag from the Naturals White Cardstock and used the Clockworks stamp set to decorate my tag and popped the big clock on top and offset one of the little Clock Trinkets.
Here’s a close-up of the clock Trinket …
It just lifts the card and makes it rather stylish.
Now at the top of the tag I’ve used some of the new Natural Trim with one of the new Ribbon Slides and just tied a piece of Linen Thread around it to make it a bit ‘dudey’.
I do hope that I’ve given you a few more ideas on how to use the Tea Time Trinkets as well as a look at some of the other products in the Seasonal Catalogue. The Seasonal Catalogue runs until the end of June so you have plenty of time to get all the goodies you’re about to fall in love with running through this Blog Hop!
Remember I have a bonus gift to the first five people who order $100 or more through my online store!
Please remember to leave comments at each of your stops – if you do manage to get around to all the blogs and pop me an email I’ll pop a little something in the mail to you – but you’ll have to include your mailing address in the email you send me! Click here to email me!