Saturday, July 24, 2010

My first Blog Hop: Be of Cheer for Christmas comes more than once a Year!

I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Welcome to those who have hopped here from Bev Watts' blog.

I had fun creating traditional green white and red Christmas crafts: a 6x6 inch scrapbook page, a treat container, greeting cards and a tag box full of tags. The tag box would be great for chocolate truffles or other sweet treats that need "luxe" presentation.


 
The scrapbook page used real red, whisper white and old olive cardstock. I have stamped the white strip with stamps from the Season of Joy stamp set. The title uses Schoolbook serif plus another Season of Joy stamp for the "O". I used 2 circle punches and the corner rounder for the scallop border. A  touch of journalling with an old olive marker and a little glitter and another page is ready for the album!



At our team training meeting on Thursday, my upline Donna taught us how to make a sour cream container: what an easy an effective little treat container: It can be made any size, so it is very versatile. My version used quarter of an A4 sheet. Just the right size for a few sweets, a special soap, or even jewellery. You could even used this for a Christmas decoration, or "snapless" cracker. I have used Season of Joy again for the background, This would be even even easier with the So Swirly wheel, but I don't own that... yet! The tag uses the curly Label Punch Bunch set.


My divided tag box used the tutorial from SplitCoast stampers here. I had fun filling it with tags using diferent techniques. It has an acetate lid, which makes for great presentation. I have used Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon and the curly Label Punch Bunch set again for the tag.The tag set would make a lovely secret santa or hostess gift.


What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

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 its 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.

Thanks for spending time here: now its time to see the cool projects on Melissa's blog


19 comments:

Karen said...

Great projects Carol Ann. I too are a first timer for a Bloghop. Enjoying every bit of it. So much inspiration from everyone.

Lynda said...

Congrats on ur 1st blog hope post...you did great!!I love the scrap page and I am soooo hoping that SU bring out the curly label punch as an individual buy next catty!!!! great tags and a fab gift idea. Well done

Susan Joyce said...

Hi Carol-Ann, love your tag box and the colour combo you used is my favourite.

Bev said...

I love all your projects, the tag box looks amazing

Richelle said...

Thanks for sharing - I like them all :)

Leonie said...

Great projects Carol-Ann! Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop

Claire Harrison said...

Fantastic projects - I particularly love the sour cream container! Gotta make me some of those.

Crafty Cow said...

thanks for the link to the scs tute as i just love your box idea. tfs

alittlelessuseless said...

Love your creations. THe sour cream container is just goreous. And your gift tag box is lovely!

Monique said...

Thanks for sharing these great projects for the blog hop. I would love to learn how to do the sour cream treat thingy.

Sonia G said...

What a great bunch of projects!

You have certainly inspired me!

Cheers
Sonia

Carole said...

Beautiful ideas. I do love the traditional colours at Christmas :)
Carole xx

Genelle Little said...

Lovely projects, Carol-Ann! The box and scrap page are terrific. I made some similar sour cream containers at my class last weekend, but using DSP - I love how yours turned out with the stamped cardstock, very pretty!

Vicki Were said...

Great projects the sour cream one looks just like patterned paper thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Great projects! Loved them all.

Brenda said...

Love your projects -- the sour cream container is a great idea for treats and small gifts and love your tags.

Diane Barnes said...

Beautiful projects Carol Ann - so bright & happy. Love the layout. The tag box would make a great gift too. Cheers, Di

Diane Barnes said...

Love all your projects Carol Ann - they're all so bright & happy. The layout is great & the tags would make a lovely gift. Cheers, Di

Bec Tipace said...

I love your half circles as a border on your scrap page and I agree sour cream boxes (or sunnyboy's as I remember them) are soooooo easy and always look awesome TFS