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Sunday, 14 January 2018

ESAD 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration blog hop

Hello and welcome to the first ESAD blog hop for this year ! I have been enjoying playing with some of the new items in both the Occasions and Sale -a - Bration catalogues .
I decided to share 3 cards using Bird Banter .
First an easy one layer card very simply created and perfect for beginners . The leaves are so easy to position and the card comes together really quickly and easily . The cockatoos are quick to colour with the new blends . I have to admit to chucking every time I read the two sentiments - not an early bird ! Fantastic for a belated birthday card ! I love all the sentiment in this set and will use each and every one of them .

For this card I stamped leaves onto my Lemon Lime Twist  base before embossing it with the Woodlands embossing folder . I stamped and coloured my birds and then cut slits in the mat so they'd look like they were sitting right in the trees . There's that same sentiment again and then check it  when you turn to the inside ! Love it !

Lastly I thought I'd try a brusho background for these birds ! I wet my water colour card stock then shook a few crystals and watched he magic ! You really need to get yourself some of this stuff ! Its amazing ! This time I die cut my leaves using the dies from Petals and More thinlits . This was th first time I used this die and oh man I am in love ! These leaves are gorgeous and cut like butter ! This time i used the simple Happy Birthday sentiment and punch it using the Classic Label punch ! Perfect ! I love the sentiment I've used on the insert too !

Now you may be wondering what I am talking about when I refer to SAB ! My ladies often tell me I speak a different language ! Sale-a -Bration begins 3 rd January and ends March 31 st . During SAB you will earn free product for every $90 ,  you spend, before postage . We now have a new reward level , giving you flexibility and options for your free items .
if you spend $90 you receive one level 1 item
if you spend $180 you get one free level 2 item or 2 level 1 items
if you spend $ 270 you have the option of choosing 3 level 1 products or one level 1 and one level 2 items 

The new option allows everyone to create a personalised sale-a-bration experience !
During SAB you will also earn an extra $40 in Stampin rewards when you host a workshop with $400 sales .
SAB is an excellent time to join Stampin' Up ! Your starter kit is $169 along with the choice of 2 extra stamp sets to add to your kit ! Another advantage of becoming a demonstrator s your discout and the added perks of getting your hands on new product before anyone else !

If you were to purchase the Bird banter set @ $30 
some water colour paper $8.75
2 x ink pads @ $11.50 each
2 x packs card stock  @ $14 each and then some adhesive  you could choose a free gift 

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23. Jessie Holton

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Janaury 14 th was the day of my launch of the new Occasions and SAB catalogues .
The first project used the gorgeous stamp set Heartfelt Blooms. Isn't this flower simply gorgeous ? The ladies used another SAB product ,  Tutti - Frutti Cards and Envelopes  and they had a choice of colours . I used the same colours for my samples although not the actual SAB cards , no , I wanted to save them for my guests ! Oh I almost forgot there is another SAB product used on these cards ! It is easy to miss in the catalogue so be sure and check page 9 of your SAB catalogue ! It is the Shimmer Ribbon pack - a pack of 3 gorgeous shimmery ribbons in Basic Gray , Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral . It is so pretty and ties beautifully .

The second make n take for today was a cute desk calendar ! For this project I used the gorgeous Sweet Soiree DSP ! I cut my base at 11 x 4 1/8  scored in half , cut a smaller piece in the same colour at 4 " x 4 " and score this piece at1/2 " , 2 " , and 3 1/2 " . Score and fold these lines to create your ease and adhere to the inside bottom of your card base . I used a different  sheet of the gorgeous DSP for my demonstration today . I used a tutorial by Kelly Acheson which can be found on Splitcoast stampers . 

Here a a few more photos of the gifts I created for my ladies who attended my launch today . 

The coffee gifts and the marker holders were created using a tutorial by , cute hey !These super cute tea bag holders were used from Beth's Paper Cuts , don't they look adorable ?

I used Sarah Lancaster's wonderful idea here to show off our new embossing folders .

And finally . these are the bags I decorated with my eldest grandson's help ! He is such a gorgeous boy and enjoyed helping me . When we were done he created a card using brusho and Magical day . He said he would give it to one of his school mates , hmm but them again I told him some of us keep the first card we ever made ! Oh and see the cute decorated pizza boxes ? I popped some tea light candles in there !

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