Friday, April 23, 2010

Mothers Day Blog Hop

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are ready for another ESAD blog hop! Better go and grab yourself a cuppa as you will be hopping for a while.

What is ESAD I hear you say?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators and it is an online group for just Australian and New Zealand 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 of 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 support each other when it's needed.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here and join our wonderful group.

Now without further ado onto the hopping!!!

You may have arrived here from looking at the wonderful creations of ROS DAVIDSON but if you are just starting here don't worry you will be able to complete the hop by clicking on the name at the bottom of each post along the way.

When I first saw the Top Note Die (that is exclusive to Stampin' Up!) I just knew I had to have it. There are endless possibilities that you can use it for. I also immediately fell in love with the Manhattan Flower Texture Impressions Embossing Folder as it is so much like one of my favorite Stamp Sets Fifth Avenue Floral.

I have chosen to show case both of these in two separate projects.

The first one is a little purse. Now there are lots out there in cyberland which use the Scallop Circle Die for the 'flap' but not having the Scallop Circle Die I thought I would improvise with the Top Note Die as well.

I have used Pink Pirouette which is a lovely pale pink. The top of the bag has two layers. A standard Top Note as well as one that has been run through the Big Shot using the Manhattan Flower Folder and then cut down around the perferations. You may notice the Manhattan Flower's ridges are white whilst the cardstock looks slightly pink. Well I inked up the folder using my brayer and Pink Pirouette. I then placed the Whisper White Top Note in the Folder and ran it through the Big Shot. It transferred the ink to the Whisper White but where the ridges are the ink did not penetrate so they are still white.

Can you see it better on this photo?

Here is a side view of the purse.

The purse is held together with a small velcro dot. The Brad on the outside is a Build A Brad and I have used some Pink Pirouette DSP for the inside of the brad.

Materials Used (All Stampin' Up! appart from the velcro dot!!)
Stamps: None
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette DSP
Ink: Pink Pirouette
Other: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Build a Brad, Pink Pirouette 5/8" Ribbon, Crop-a-dile, Pewter Jumbo Eylets.

Next I have made a Photo Album. Now I saw one of these on Lynn Pratt's blog - but being a tight arse (did I say that?) I don't tend to purchase other peoples tutorials - so I had to make this up myself.

Now this would make a wonderful present at any time of the year - I can see endless opportunities to make this. Here is the outside. I have stamped the outside of the album with the Rose from Fifth Avenue Floral in Rose Red.

Here is the inside

You can fit 8 standard size photos into the album

Now you could embelish the inside with what ever you want but as I had not decided on the photos I wanted to put in it I have left it. There is also space to write on it if you want.

Materials Used: (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red
Other: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder,  5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Scallop Oval Punch.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my offerings as much as I enjoyed making them for you. If you would like to leave a comment on this post that would be great. We are again offering Blog Candy for our Blog Hop. What you need to do is complete the blog hop until you get back to me. Once you've visited and commented on every blog then you will need to email Sharlene (with your full name) at who will then put your name into the draw for the blog candy. There will be one winner from New Zealand and one winner from Australia.

Now it is time for you to hop off to the wonderful creations of Steph Pike.

Oh and if you get lost here is a list of all the blogs taking part in today's blog hop.

Angelia Purdie -
Lisa Jansen - www.
Nicki Turner - www.
Angie Brown -
Andrea Buckland -
Ros Davidson -
Juliette Chapman -
Steph Pike -
Debbie William -
Nikki Sadler
Melissa Barkworth -
Jane Norrish -
Susan Joyce -
Keryn Campbell -
Gardenia Pepworth -

'Til next time,



Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous little bag. I love the lid and the closure. how sweet

Tina said...

What a cute bag. I love the album - most mum's would love to get that filled with photos.

Leonie said...

Juliette you have been busy!! I love that photo album idea so will have to log that into my memory bank :)

Sonia G said...

Waste not, want not! I love the way you've used the offcuts.
Thanks for sharing!

Mel said...

I really like how you got the Manhattan Flower's ridges white! the purse is beautiful! love it with the top note shape

Kooky said...

Very sweet...TFS:)

Keryn Campbell said...

Thanks so much for the fabulous Top Note inspiration. I can see you love it as much as I do.

sharna said...

stunning, absolutely stunning, i am loving the top note die, well in fact i think we all are

Anonymous said...

Hiya! That bag is just gorgeous (love the closure) and the photo album is ingenious! I will be CASEing that for sure (if you don't mind, of course). Thankyou for sharing!

Michelle Marchant said...

You've done such a fab job on both projects Juliette. I really can't say which is my favourite as I love them both.

Anonymous said...

Juliette, love, love, love the purse....I want a real one just lkie that in red!!!LOL The album is a great mother's day idea. That top note die has endless possibilities. Thanks for sharing yet maore possibilities. Cheers Donna Zammit

~Lisa J~ said...

So cute!! TFS :)

Diana said...

What a fantastic way of showcasing the two dies - i wasn't keen on getting that flower embossing one until i saw your bag!

sjreed said...

Love both of your projects TFS

Jane Norrish said...

How pretty and cute is that, I love it.

Liz said...

I really love your photo album! I love the idea of using the frame of the top note die!

Angie Brown said...

Thank you for sharing such pretty ideas

Liam said...

Very pretty.


Joanne said...

Wow - what wonderful creations - I love handbags and this one is just perfect as it is not too big! SO many ideas - so little time to create but thanks for all the inspiration

Mary said...

Very clever use of the top note die - I can see this has to go on my wish list.

send mom gifts philippines said...

This absolutely gorgeous nice bag great work.



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