I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Blog Hop! Better go grab yourself a cuppa as you’ll be hopping for a while!
What is ESAD you say?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and
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
Maybe you just joined me from Wendy's blog, but if not, stress not - this is a circular hop, you can join anywhere, and find your way round the whole loop.
This hop is to showcase the fantastic things you can do with the Big Shot for Mother's Day - and this is the card I will be giving my mum :)
This was originally an idea from Patty Bennet - but it has grown like topsy, and I cant remember where I saw the petticoat first - but it adds a cutesy element that I like :)
The dress is a scallop circle die, and then the sides are cut out to make the dress shape. (just eyeball it - or if you plan on making lots, do a template using the backing of a DSP pack). This DSP is Bella Rose - a favourite of mine that I have been neglecting since we got Cottage Wall! The bottom of the dress uses the eyelet punch, and has been crimped to make the petticoat.
The riding hood red mat has been embossed using the polka dot embossing folder (LOVE it!!) to give a bit of texture.
The second card I have made also uses the scallop circle die, and is aimed at a brand new mum! How cute is this little baby carriage?
To make a card that opens using you scallop circle, start with an A5 folded in half like you normally would, then lay it on your die missing some of the scallops with the folded edge - the scallop circle die can cut about 6 layers at a time - maybe more - I have tried 6 and it worked fine! Haven't needed more than that yet!
So there you have my little contribution - hop on over to Sharlene Meyer - and try to be nice when you compare us ;) She has talent with a capital T :)
Want blog candy?? Visit every stop on the blog hop and leave a comment on all the posts then let Sharlene Torres know by Friday 30th April 2010 so you can be put in the draw. No Stampin' Up!® demonstrators please.
Now - go enjoy the rest of the hop :)