Thursday, April 29, 2010

ESAD Mothers Day Blog Hop

Good Morning everyone!

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 New Zealand) 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.

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 :)


Leonie said...

Oh Jenny these cards are way too cute :)

Helen Williams said...

Very Cute Jenny

Anonymous said...

I really love the dress card - I think this would appeal to a lot of Mum's. And the idea of making a Mum'd day gift for a new Mum is great - my nephew was born three days before Mother's day in 2007!

Susan Joyce said...

Cute designs Jenny, fab ideas for the scallop circle.

sharna said...

hi, these are fabulous creations, thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

how cute! these are both gorgeous! I will be tucking that pram idea away for future baby cards too! Thankyou for sharing!K :)

Dokemion said...

Such a cute design! Brilliant design!!

Tag: work from home moms

Catherine said...

Very cute cards. Love the dress card and the baby pram is just super cute!

Tania Delgado said...

Aahh, gorgeous. I haven't seen the petticoat design before and think it is just so cute!

Rebecca said...

The little pram is gorgeous, so cute, be good for baby cards and baby shower invites too.