ESAD Blog Hop – Thankful Tablescape Fathers Day!

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It’s time for a new Catalogue!! Yes, the Holiday Catalogue starts today and in true ESAD tradition we have a Blog Hop for you!  If you have been following the Hop you should have just arrived from the fabulous Emily Campbell’s blog.  Otherwise join the Hop here and just follow the link at the bottom to continue on!

I have so much to share with you today, including a bonus tutorial, so I hope that you have your beverage of choice ready to enjoy, along with the projects!

Each catalogue release, demonstrators can earn FREE product bundles and one of the bundles that I received from the Holiday Catalogue was a Thanksgiving themed bundle of the Magnificent Maple stamp set, Sweater Weather DSP and Thankful Tablescape Simple Created Kit.  The Tablescape Kit is designed to make 10 place settings along with other decorative elements for a Thanksgiving meal table that looks like this:

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Of course, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in New Zealand, so I had to get creative and come up with other ways to use these great products.  Thankfully with Fathers Day this weekend, I could combine it all into this great gift package and card

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The boxes above were demonstrated by Jenni Pauli at her booth at the US Convention, and are a fabulous Origami fold box which means no cutting or adhesive is required!  They each started as a square of Sweater Weather DSP – 12″, 10″ and 8″ respectively.  The other elements all come from the Thankful Tablescape Kit, which also provided the items for the matching card.

When I first opened the Thankful Tablescape Kit and saw the napkin holders, I immediately saw them being repurposed into a box, and started scoring and folding to create this

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So would you like to know how to turn your napkin holders into a box??  Here’s a quick photo tutorial for you:


Open out envelope and starting at the longest edge, score at 1 1/2″, 5 5/8″, 8 7/8″ & 13″  Fold along all score lines except the pre-scored line at the intersection of the wide part and the narrow part.


Cut off excess paper as shown in above photo to create closure tabsTablescape_Box3_Stampinup_magpiecreates

Apply sticky strip along closure tabs and then fold up to create your box.  Decorate your box as you wish!  I have created a little image below that you can pin to Pinterest so you can find this tutorial again easily.


Well that’s it from me today, so now you can click through to Delys Cram’s blog and continue the Hop!  Have a great day!


Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Delightful Dozen
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit
Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White Craft Ink
Other: Simply Scored, Brights Candy Dots, Candy Dot Brad Bases, Naturals Buttons

To receive a copy of the Holiday Catalogue EMAIL ME
To order any of the items featured today, visit my ONLINE STORE

More Perfectly You Sneak Peeks

I have another one of the Make n Takes from our visit to Home Office to share with you today.  I LOVE this cute project – quick, easy and so effective!  I especially love the little heart arrow on the front (thats a little peek at the new gold foil cardstock arriving next week!)

This is a little sleeve for a group of small note cards to slide inside.Arrow Box Closed

And then the group of note cards

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The little circles were stamped with the eraser on the end of a pencil – clever huh!?!!Notecard closeMaterials
Stamps: Happy Day, Perfectly You
Cardstock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Gold Foil Paper
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Gold Encore
Other: Linen Thread, Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies


Gift Card Set

Happy Monday morning – I hope you all had a great weekend!  I am continuing the Convention make n take sharing this week!  Today’s project is a gorgeous Note Card Set all packaged up using the Tag a Bag Chevron Gift Bags:

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I love this as a quick & simple gift idea!  The cards all feature the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set and the colour combo is Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay & Old Olive.

Stamps: Hello, Lovely
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Silver Glimmer Paper, Note Cards & Envelopes
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay & Old Olive
Other: Tag a Bag bags, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Rhinestones, Chevron Ribbon, 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.

Don’t forget to place your order this week and take advantage of my Grand Vacation Grand Giveaway!!  FREE Shipping, FREE Project Tutorial & you could WIN the Hostess Rewards!!


Clockworks Gift Card set

Happy Monday morning!  I actually quite enjoy Mondays (apart from having to wake to an alarm!) – it’s a day of fresh starts, new possibilities, the chance to finish off tasks from the previous week, and it’s definitely my most productive day of the week!  I’m  a list maker so on Sunday night I write a list of everything that needs to be achieved this week, and Monday morning I am all ready to get started and tick as many of those things off as quickly as possible – love it!

The project I’m sharing today was one of the Make ‘n Takes from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt event in September last year.  I can’t believe I haven’t shared it with you all yet as it is super cute!  Check it out:

First up is this CUTE little gift card using the Clockworks Stamp Set – I love this stamp set but haven’t used it as much as I should have as it is especially good for masculine cards (thankfully it is sticking around for another year so I can use it some more!)

We created several of the card above and matching envelopes, and then we packaged them all up as a little gift set!  Don’t you just LOVE this idea of creating a little vellum pouch for them – it was super simple, just a square of vellum, some scoring using the Simply Scored and then all tied up with pretty Bakers Twine and a matching tag!

Stamps: Clockworks, One in a Million
Cardstock: Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Basic Grey, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, More Mustard
Other: Simply Scored, Bakers Twine, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

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