Apr 7, 2013

ESAD Seasonal Catalogue Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

The crew over at ESAD have rounded up 24 participants for the Seasonal Blog Hop - that's 24 demonstrators showcasing products from the current mini catalogue.

You may be starting here or you may be on your way around Did you love what Gail did with the Pop 'n' Cuts Dress Up Frame? That's working it's way up my wishlist every day!

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

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 it is 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.

Ok, now for my projects - I'm focussing on the Hexagon Honeycomb Embossing Folder.

Hexagon Honeycomb Embossing Folder with the Core'dinations Pool Party Card Stock, lightly sanded to create a distressed look and expose the contrasting colour of the card 

This time with the Core'dinations Primose Petal Card Stock

And of course I couldn't use the Hexagon Honeycomb folder without doing a little Bee punch art. Especially considering Dad and I are ramping our beehives back up.
This time I've inked up my folder with Daffodil Delight Ink and embossed onto Very Vanilla Card.

Thanks for visiting me on the blog hop, please leave a comment/feedback as I'd really love to hear from you :)

The next stop on the blog hop is Leonie and I'm sure she'll blow you away with her Tea Time Trinkets project.

And the full list of participants just in case you get lost or sidetracked along the way:

1. Libby Dyson
2. Keryn Campbell
3. Chloe Evans
4. Ann Gerlach
5. Alisha Watson
6. Sharlene Meyer
7. Jenny Humphreys  
8. Monique Fielder
9. Narelle Fasulo
10. Rochelle Blok
11. Jessica Williams
12. Gail Kirby
13. Richelle Fletcher - YOU ARE HERE NOW!
14. Leonie Schroder
15. Karlie Ann
16. Yvonne Walker
17. Narelle Hoggard
18. Emily Campbell
19. Jane Norrish
20. Christie Kunkel
21. Nerida Carter
22. Kelli Gordon
23. Angie Jones
24. Amity Knight

** Edit 8/4/13 - Throughout this post I referred to the embossing folder several times as the Hexagon folder when it's acutally called the Honeycomb Embossing Folder - apologies for any confusion, I had got a little carried away googling ideas on both hexagon and honeycomb embossing folders :)
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  1. Ooooh, now I have to order the Honeycomb EF, so many gorgeous ideas. Especially love the little buzzy bee!

    Margaret Knoops xx

  2. Love the cards you have made Richelle, they are beautiful.

  3. Why oh why do I not already have this Richelle lol. But your cards are so gorgeous, I think you have just pushed the embossing folder on to my list!!

    Love the little bumble bee card the best!!

  4. Lovely! Loved the colours you have used, very vintagey. I am yet to even use that folder! Thanks for the inspiration

  5. These cards are gorgeous Richelle. May I please case the bee card? It is beeeeeautiful!

  6. Great projects Richelle! Especially love the bee, very 'punchy'!


    PS. The folder is actually called Honeycomb, not hexagon, wouldn't want your customers to not be able to order it!

    1. Lol, thanks Emily, I'd been googling hexagon and honeycomb embossing folders for ideas and obviously got my wires crossed when it came time for typing up my post :)

  7. I love the bee :) super cute!

  8. Great cards using the folder - cute Bee. ☺

  9. I love what you've done here. That folder is awesome with the Core'dinations card. Definitely got some inspiration from your post.

  10. I love this textured impressions folder and the Core'dinations card. It produces such stunning effects and you have highlighted it well in your projects. Great work

  11. Richelle
    I have just bought this embossing folder and love what you have done with it. My favourite would have to be the honey bee card ;)

  12. This is my favourite embossing folder at the moment and I love what you have done with it. That bee card is amazing, is that white ink ontop of the card? It just stands out so well. TFS

    1. Hi Alisha,
      The embossed card is very vanilla card and you ink up your embossing folder either with a brayer or rubbing your inkpad over the embossing folder.. Run through the big shot as per normal and voila, 2 tone cardstock :)

  13. love your cards Richelle ... what alphabet did you use for 'Mum'? I love that folder and the Core'dinations cardstock :)

    1. Hi Leonie, it was the notable alphabet, it was the first time I've used it :)

  14. Great cards I especially love the bee card. TFS

  15. love it Richelle ... another that I am YET to play with :-)

  16. Fantastic cards Richelle! I love this embossing folder! Looks great with the Core'dinations cardstock! Love the bee card. Looks great!

  17. Love these Richelle! Especially the little bee - too cute :)

  18. This is one of my favourite folders at the moment Richelle and I love what you have done with them.

    Thanks for sharing them.


  19. Fantastic cards, that bee is super cute! TFS

  20. Love what you have done with this folder - whatever it's called. Thanks for sharing ;-)

  21. I really like the way you have co-ordinated the cardstock with teh sanding. I have soem & your cards have given me an idea of how to use it.
    thanks for sharing LizP


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