Thursday, April 1, 2010

ESAD Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!

It's time for the ESAD Autumn/Winter Blog Hop! We have been busy preparing some fabulous projects for you using the brand new products from the Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue.

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (& New Zealand) Demonstrators, and it's an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin' Up! We share our love for what we do with our customers, friends, wonderful blog visitors and also 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 needed.
If you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Now, on to the hop! You may have arrived here from Gail Kirby's amazing blog, but no matter where you started you will be able to hop around the full circuit by following the links on each post. If you leave a comment on each post in the hop, email Sharlene to let her know and you'll be in the draw to win some Blog Candy! There will be one winner from Australia and one from New Zealand. (Demonstrators are encouraged to comment but will not be eligible to win the Blog Candy).

For my projects today, I decided to focus on the new stamp set Lots of Bots. My son adores robots, and although it's a while until his birthday, I decided to create some coordinating birthday party projects using this adorable stamp set, along with a new colour and the new Big Shot and accessories!

I have used a bright 'In Colour' colour scheme of Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss with either Pacific Point or Melon Mambo. Melon Mambo is one of the three brand-new In Colours now available.
First off, I have made an invitation:

The pockets are made from half an A4 sheet (cut lengthways) so there's no wastage. The inserts can be printed on the computer and then the round tab is added at the top. You could put some magnetic tape onto the back of the insert or pocket so that the recipient can stick it onto their fridge.

Next I have made a treat box, using the new Pillow Box die:


And finally, some little cupcake picks:

You can click on the link in my sidebar to view the brand new Autumn/Winter mini catalogue, or contact me (if you don't already have an existing Demonstrator) and I will send you your own copy. I have had so much fun being involved in my first Blog Hop - as well as getting early access to these brand new goodies! If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, contact me (or your own Demonstrator) to find out more about joining Stampin' Up!


(I didn't have time to bake any cupcakes, so the scone is filling in!)

Now, onto the next stop on the Hop - click here to see Jan McAnulty's fabulous projects!

Supplies:

Stamps: Lots of Bots, Cheer & Wishes

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Watercolour paper

Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango

Accessories: Pacific Point striped grosgrain ribbon, Melon Mambo polkadot grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot & cutting plates, Pillow Box die, Lots of Tags die, 1 1/4" square punch, scallop square punch, 1" circle punch, round tab punch, jumbo eyelets - pewter, crop-o-dile, corner rounder, blender pens, dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting :)

I've tried to keep my post brief, but if you have any questions about my projects, just email me!

Genelle.

35 comments:

  1. Genelle - I love these. How very clever. I love how you have not just limited this set to the boys as so could easily happen. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. These are lovely, Genelle. I told myself I didn't really "need" this set, but so what if my son is nearly 14, I can still use it! - these are just so cute!

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  3. I love your little set using the bots. A great idea.

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  4. you have done it now...I wasnt going to buy lots of bots but your projects look so terrific I have no choice now!

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  5. Wow - I thought the robot stamp set would be a "boys only" set, but have changed my mind about that - definately can be used for girls too!

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  6. AAAAhhhhhh - I am totally flipping over this! Lots of Bots was on my maybe list but now it's moved to a MUST! I might CASE this idea for my nephew's 3rd birthday in May. I really love the colours you've used as well - so BRIGHT and CHEERY!

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  7. Oh Genelle! these are cute, cute and double CUTE! I love the bright and happy colours you've chosen and now I might have to buy that set! Mmmm. Lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

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  8. You must be reading my mind, I'm thinking of doing invites in pockets for my 40th (Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall and Vintage Vogue - what do you think?).
    You have done an awesome job on all the creations. So love those bots, were in my first pre-order (yes, I did put in more than one *blush*). Great how they can be for boys or girls. Fabulous!

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  9. Allison BrudenellApril 1, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Love the bots!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Allison Brudenell

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  10. wow! these are all so cute! you've given me lots of ideas for my sons birthday! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Hi Genelle,
    Your creations are gorgeous! Love them to bits! This was the set I've been resisting LOL, Hmmm have to put an order in today! Will I won't I? After seeing this probably yes!
    Thanks for sharing
    Corinna

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  12. Love the invites and the colour combinations.

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  13. Love the invites and the colours you used.

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  14. wowza! Genelle these robots are awesome - would never have thought to use them for girls but hey there has to be girl robots right? thanks for participating in the blog hop

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  15. A great set to make a coordinated birthday package - love your girl robots!

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  16. COOL, like others, not a set I really considered...but you have changed my mind too!!! Thanks for showing that girls love bots as well, cause we do LOL Thanks for inspiring. Enjoy your Easter. Cheers Donna Zammit

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  17. Nice combination of projects Genelle. Just ordered this stamp set today, can't wait for it to arrive.Cheers,
    Sue

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  18. Hi Genelle, haven't got that set, didn't think I needed it but you may have changed my mind. Thanks for sharing these great cards.

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  19. These are so cute. I never would have thought of using this set for a girl but it looks fantastic :)

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  20. WOW, I love it. Beautul work.
    Rach:)

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  21. Lovely work Genelle, great choice of colours. Roslyn

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  22. Genelle, how clever, i never thought of using this set for a girls card, but i see that it would be a wonderful change from butterflies and flowers
    Sharna

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  23. They are so cute! Melon Mambo is my new favourite colour. A great way of showing how to use that set as the images seem a little small in the book.

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  24. Nice to see some projects with this set! Love the bright funky colours ... perfect for these images. Stampin' Hugs, Andrea xxx

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  25. I love these Genelle - the colours and products you've used are great! I may have to case that invitation card - too cute!
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too. :-)

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  26. I am not very fond of melon mambo, but how you have used makes it looks amazing. I love what you have done and I know that my kids would love it also. Thanks for showing me a different way to look at things. :)

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  27. Genelle what great invites and party treat containers...Awesome job! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Cheers
    Annette

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  28. Genelle, I have 3 girls so the Robots set didn't really appeal to me - but you've done such a WONDERFUL job I've completely changed my mind! The colour combinations are stunning. And I totally love the cupcake picks. Thanks so much for the inspiration. :)

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  29. What cute cupcake picks - they've been on my list of things to do for ages, so cute
    Diana

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  30. I am inspired to buy the robot set now. How cute!! I didn't even think about using pink with it!

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  31. Love this little robot, and your party bits & pieces are looking fantastic! What a treat for your little person when the birthday arrives. (o:

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  32. I havent got this set but love what you have done with it. Very creative love the colours

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  33. I've just ordered this set Genelle, and I'm so excited I did, after seeing what you've done with them! I think my boy will be having a 'robot' themed birthday when he turns 3, whether he likes it or not! Love them all! (and loving your blog, I've just discovered it & I will be popping in regularly to say 'Hi')

    Lee x

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