Sunday, 3 September 2017

ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop


Hello everyone and Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's! Welcome to the ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop, you have either started with me or already started hopping and just come on over from my gorgeous friend Lou's blog. That's right, you heard correctly, we have just had our Holiday Catalogue become available to customers as of the 1st of September. It is jam packed full of new goodies, not only Christmas sets but also everyday items. If you would like a hard copy (you can view it online here) please contact me and I'll get one out to you!

What is ESAD you say?



Now at this point I would suggest you go get a nice beverage of your choosing and sit back and hop from one demonstrators blog to another, there is going to be some fantastic inspiration for you and all of it from the new catalogue! P.S Our big annual catalogue is still running, this is a supplemental one, because you always NEED new things *wink, wink*.



My card uses the gorgeous sentiment stamp and matching card front builder thinlit from the Carols of Christmas bundle. The snowflakes are from the very versatile Colourful Seasons bundle (in the annual catalogue).



The background piece is a really fun technique called Waxed Resist Embossing, we made this card in our card class last month and everyone had a lot of fun making it. I think they were probably a bit baffled at first as to why I had the iron and ironing board out in the class space (probably just thought I couldn't be bothered to clean up before they came!).

It uses the new glossy paper and regular waxed paper from the grocery store. You emboss a piece of waxed paper in an embossing folder, here we used the Sparkle embossing folder. You then, between two pieces of copy paper (this is just to protect your iron & ironing board) place the wax paper face down onto the front of your glossy paper, then with your iron set to cotton and no steam, iron over it for about 30 seconds. Once you've done this you then use your daubers and inks of your choosing, for this card I used Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay and you ink up your glossy card stock to reveal the wax resist. I really love the effect. For a list of supplies I used refer to the list at the very bottom of this post.

Note - the large snowflake was die cut from the main panel where the sentiment panel lies, waste not, want not I say!

Seeing as it is Father's Day here in Australia, I just wanted to show you what my creative girl made for hubby yesterday. It's not Holiday Catalogue related but is in the Annual Catalogue and I can't help being a proud Mum, so please humour me! The stamp set is called Watts of Occasions.



Pretty cute, right? What was even cuter was hubby thought she had made the sentiment up herself, no hun, Stampin' Up! helps us with that! I love that she knows her way around my craft room (even when it is relocated to the garage at the moment after The Flood!).

Now it is time for you to hop on over to Amity's blog and see what she's got in store for you! Just click the button below and if you get lost at all just refer to the list below with all the links to every blog.


Blog Hop Participant List


Product List

26 comments:

  1. Great cards Megan, Love the background!!

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  2. Wow! I love your background. Not a technique that I've come across before. Now I will need to search to see if I actually do own an iron lol

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  3. I love that background I have not see this before...love what your girl made for Father's Day too!

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  4. Your daughters card is perfect Megan and I know 'DAD' would have lovde it.
    Your card is awesome! Love the wax resist technique, it is sooo much fun as you never know what exactly you will get x

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  5. Wonderful cards Megan. Thanks for your description of Waxed Resist Embossing too - must try it. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks also for participating in the hop.

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  6. Lovely idea, however I don't iron. Great card

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  7. What a great background! And your daughter made a fabulous Father's day card!

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  8. Great wax resist background it's very effective - well done to your daughter on making a gorgeous Father's Day card x

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  9. Thanks for sharing the technique Megan. I haven't heard of that one before so will definitely be giving it a whirl! And... that awesome Father's Day uses one of my favourite stamp sets. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Awesome Technique... I will have to try this out!!! My hubby would be shocked too if he saw the iron and ironing board out LOL. Love your daughter's card too, I borrowed this from a friend so I will be caseing this one...Tell her Thanks for the inspiration <3
    Cheers Shaz

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  11. Thank you Megan for teaching me something new with your fabulous background. Your daughter obviously takes after you :)

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  12. Wow! Love the technique in the first one, will have to try. Both great cards! xx

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  13. Very cool technique Megan thanks for sharing this. Your daughter is very talented too super cute card

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  14. I haven't tried this technique Megan - thanks for the awesome explanation. I think my class attendees would love this too. And probably shocked that I own an iron! Kelly x PS, tell your daughter how clever she is!

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  15. A very beautiful card Megan , i love that technique and love the looks on everyone's face when you tell them there's ironing involved ! Your daughter is so clever and must take after her Mum !

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  16. So cool that background. Love the idea of cutting embellishment from where you will be covering it. And Miss P I love your card a watt! So clever both of you!

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  17. Awesome cards and love that background. My iron only gets used for craft projects these days and I'll definately be using it for this technique. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. What a stunning background Megan. Something else I'll have to add to my list of techniques to try. I also adore your cute Watts card. I just love a good Punny card!! Chlo x

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  19. Gorgeous card Megan and such a cool technique. Love Miss P's card too, I'm sure Dad loved it!

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  20. Lovely cards Megan! Your girl did a tops job!

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  21. Great technique for the background of that first card Megan, I must give this a go.

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  22. I really like you snow flake card. Thanks for sharing your technique

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  23. Great cards, just gorgeous. Love the wax paper idea, awesome, must try this...

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  24. Great card Megan and of course I love your daughter's card too xx

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