Saturday, 18 September 2010

ESAD - SU Bigshot Blog Hop - It's A Party

Hi Stamping Friends,
Welcome to my blog and today's post for the ESAD - SU Bigshot Blog Hop.
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 all love being Demonstrator's and sharing our passion with others, 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.
You could have just joined the blog hop here or arrived from the very talented Andrea Buckland's blog. I hope you are enjoying the ride.
I have featured Stampin' Up's Pennant XL Bigz Die and the Bigshot, Celebrations designer paper and a couple of the new Colour Renovation card and inks now available. My theme is " It's A Party" including Invitation, Card, Flags, Party Hat, Straws, Milk Carton and Toothpicks. The supply list is at the end of the post. 
The flags use three pennant shapes each and I cut the edge back on the designer paper to feature the scallop edge. I used the Scallop circles on the centre of the embellishment, the 1 3/4" Circle punch and the Timeless Type Junior Numbers Die. 
I decorated the straws and toothpicks with some of the scallop edge shapes I cut as I was cutting the pennants.
To make the Invitation I used two Penant die shapes for the sides and embellished with the Scallop circles also on the same Extra Large die.
For the card I embossed the card base with the Polka Dot EB Folder and the Bigshot. Stamped the hats from Party Heart stamp set and reversed them to make the flags.  I used two Pennant Die shapes and the Scallop Circle to create some interest on the card. 
I made the Milk Carton from scratch because my die has not arrived yet, so it might not be the right dimensions. I stamped the background and the B, cut it out and embellished the carton with the paper clip and ribbon.
Stamps: Party Hearty, Trendy Trees, Vintage Labels (R)
Card and Designer Paper: Pacific Point, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White,Bashful Blue, Celebrations DSP
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz
Embellishments: Pear Pizzazz Stitched Poly Ribbon, Paper Clip, Jumbo Eyelet, Linen Thread, Hemp
Tools: Big Shot, Pennant Die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet and Numbers Die, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Polka Dot EB Folder, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Skewers, Toothpicks, Straws, Scallop Edger Border Punch, Fiskars Paper Trimmer and Scoring Tool, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Crop-a-dile, Computer and Printer, Pinking Scissors, Sponge 
There is blog Candy on offer to non Demonstrators, but you need to visit every blog and leave a comment and then email Leonie Schroder (go to her blog and advise her that you have been to all the blogs and leave a comment through her email connection under the About Leonie heading).
Thank's for visiting my blog, I hope you enjoyed your visit. So now you need to proceed to Ann Gerlach's blog to check out her lovely creations and continue your way along the hop.
I hope I have inspired you, let me know if you like my Party Collection.
Happy Stamping.
Cat's Ink Siggy


  1. hi
    the milk carton is adorable!! would love to know how big it is?
    very bright & cheerful :)

  2. Wow! Susan, these projects are amazing, you've been a very busy stamper, it's put me in the mood for a party! Well done and thanks for sharing your artistic talents with us, lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

  3. FANTASTIC projects Susan. I love the bright colours, perfect for a party. Think your little milk carton is gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. lovely clourful projects Susan!
    Tanja S.

  5. Gorgeous, Sue! Everything you've made is beautifully finished, as always. Love your creations!

  6. I am absolutely loving all of these projects. You ladies have really outdone yourselves. Fantastic.

  7. Michelle F18/9/10 9:30 pm

    Love the party theme - great! Nice and bright and looks like it will be fun!

  8. hi, i am loving the bright colours you used, and am loving these new dies

  9. Ohh I am loving what you made - I love the variety of ideas and the colours are so vibrant. Definitely loving that DSP

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