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ESAD Retirement Blog Hop

August 6, 2011

It’s that time of year again – Time to farewell some of our favourite items in order to welcome in some new and fresh goodies next month.  The farewell list is out – and I’ve been surprised with the number of items going quickly. The ESAD group of Demos have put together an amazing round of inspiration using goodies appearing on our retirement list.  Whether you have started with my post, or you’ve come from the lovely Tanya Bell, keep clicking on the Blog Hop links and you’ll see an amazing round of 23 projects. My card started from two points – when I learned that Friends 24/7 was retiring from the US catalogue, I had a feeling it might also appear on our list.  So sad because I love the flourishy element of this set – it makes it so easy to pull an elegant design out.  The second starting point was a colour challenge a while ago at Paper Players: Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Basic Grey and Cake Crumb.

I had fun creating a window with a plain punch and a scallop punch to see the focal image on the inside.

I’ve photographed this view with the card lying down so you can see the image on the inside a little better.  And also the view on the inside panel:

The colour block was achieved by sponging Baja and Poppy through a mask the same size as the window punched from the front of the card.

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 fee free to click here to join our wonderful group Hope you’ve enjoyed your stop here – Sharlene Torres is your next host 🙂

Full Blog Hop List:

1.    Keryn Campbell

2.    Richelle Fletcher

3.    Sharlene Meyer

4.    Karen Southwell

5.    Carole Stedman

6.    Monique Fielder

7.    Juliette Chapman

8.  Rebecca Scurr

9.    Yvonne Walker

10.  Dani Fender

11.  Cathy Clark 

12.  Tanya Bell

13.  Kelly Nelson – You are here 🙂

14.  Sharlene Torres

15.  Kari Hughes

16.  Mel Sharp

17.  Christie Kunkel

18.  Debbie Lamb

19.  clare mcilhatton

20.  Michelle Halling

21.  Nicole VanSteelandt Derendorf

22.  Elizabeth Dyson

23.  Joanne Kechagias

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11 Comments
  1. August 6, 2011 3:30 pm

    Yay! Kelly that card is gorgeous!

  2. August 6, 2011 3:48 pm

    Such an elegant card! TFS xx

  3. August 6, 2011 3:55 pm

    I just love the flourish in this set, and it is sad to see it on the retired list.

  4. branicinoz permalink
    August 6, 2011 4:09 pm

    I love the background stamped with the clear block!

    • August 6, 2011 8:54 pm

      Thanks – but it was sponging through a mask 🙂 I should definitely give the stamping with a block a try though… thanks for suggesting it!

  5. Sally Williams permalink
    August 6, 2011 6:33 pm

    great project Kelly this is one of my favourite sets. Thanks for sharing

  6. August 6, 2011 8:48 pm

    Nice to see you blogging again Kelly! Love your card, all the little details make it so unique – must give that window technique a try soon!

    • August 6, 2011 8:59 pm

      Thanks Fraces! Yeah there was a bit of a break in transmission, eh? Totally unintentional…. real life things like finishing one job and starting another definitely got in the way!! 😆

  7. August 7, 2011 4:27 am

    Cool idea! Love the ‘window’ effect! and it means the inside of the card is decorated, something I rarely do!

  8. August 8, 2011 1:56 am

    beautiful cards, Kelly and love the window idea!

  9. Becky permalink
    August 8, 2011 4:28 pm

    Absolutely Gorgeous Cards, Everytime I look I see something different in it 🙂

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