Saturday, September 18, 2010

Beautiful Butterflies on the Big Shot Blog Hop

Try saying that one fast!!

I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Big Shot Blog Hop!  Welcome from the inspirational blog of Carole Stedman. There is a lot of talent on display with 23 different blogs to visit, all featuring the Big Shot and products from the new Stampin' Up Ideas Book and Catalogue, so hope you have some time to spend, and maybe a cup of your favourite beverage.

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’

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.

I have made a couple of projects using the brand new die Beautiful Butterflies. This is a Bigz die that runs so smoothly through the Big Shot and cuts out 4 butterflies each time. Effortless! This die is exclusive to Stampin' Up and the 4 sizes can layer together for an easy 3D effect.

For my gift card I folded the Whisper White cardstock before running through the Big Shot to get a cute butterfly-shaped card.

I have also used the pillow box die with window sheet to make a clear acetate gift box. I am using one of the new In Colours from the catalogue: Concord Crush, and jewels as a quick and stylish accent. My stamp set is the old favourite Baroque Motifs. On the card I have also used another new colour, Pear Pizazz, pearls and a phrase from a new Hostess Set "Because I Care".

The next stop for Big Shot inspiration on the Blog Hop is with Sherylee Tutt.

Win Blog Candy

* this is only open to customers (ie. demonstrators do
not qualify)
* to qualify you must visit every blog on the hop and leave a comment on each one
* once you have commented on each blog (there are 23) email Leonie ( and advise her you have been round and commented on all the blogs.


Ariaella said...

So pretty and elegant.
Thanks for sharing :D

Helen Williams said...

Beautiful projects and lovely colours

Diana said...

Ohh nice butterfly ideas!

Monique said...

I just love the acetate boxes, they are so pretty and effective. I like the way you folded the cardstock for the butterfly gift card too.

Dinky Di said...

I love your Thank You card. The colours blend beautifully.

Christine Blain said...

Gorgeous, Carol-Ann! I love what you've made; just beautiful.

Tanja said...

These are lovely projects!

Bev said...

the butterfly die is next on my list, your projects utilise them so well, loved them all!

Karen Rogers said...

absolutely flutter by gorgeous

thscrappinmama said...

I love love love love the colors you have chosen! I really need to try out some of these projects. Thanks for sharing!

Sharna Russell said...

hi, wow i love the butterfly card it is so elegant and stunnung

PaperFairyKris said...

The thank you card is so elegant. I love the color combo. And the clear pillowbox die is really cute. Your butterfiles are lovely.

Vicki Were said...

Great projects love the butterflies, thanks for sharing