Thursday, 29 August 2013

2013 ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop!!












It's that time of year again - the Annual ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop! Join us as we showcase some of the gorgeous product you will find inside the catalogue!!


























Whether you have just started on your hop or you have come from Amity Knight's blog, welcome!!


I really love this years' catalogue - it is totally different to any Holiday Catalogue we have had before - even the layout is completely different! Pages and pages of inspiration in the front half, and all of the product information in the back half - and the product!! You have to check it out for yourself!

One of the first things I bought this year was the Festive Flurry Bundle. Although Australia doesn't do snowflakes at Christmas, you can't stop a girl from wishing!! The colours this year cry out for snowflakes!!

My first sample is one of our new Tag a Bag Gift Boxes (from the Annual Catalogue) decorated with the new Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (just gorgeous!) and the Festive Flurry Stamp Set and matching Framelits. I used Coastal Cabana ink and our new Silver Metallic Inkpad. I love this new addition to our inks - it looks embossed even though it isn't!
I embossed the acetate cover of the box with our Polka Dot Embossing folder for a bit of added texture (has to be my favourite embossing folder of all time!). A bit of shredded Coastal Cabana cardstock and voila!



My next sample is one of our new Decorative Window Gift Boxes.These little boxes are about half the height of our Kraft Gift Boxes, and perfectly hold 9 Ferrero Rocher chocolates (just in case you needed an example of what to fill them with!!).

I decorated this with the same Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Flurry Stamp Set and matching Framelits. I ran some of our new Silver 3.2mm Ribbon down the middle of the belly band for a bit of extra sparkle - it's really metallic in real life! I used plenty of Stampin' Dimensionals for extra height and finished it off with our self-adhesive rhinestones - the more bling the better at Christmas, right??
The belly band just slides off so that the box can be opened and closed as often as you like.
 


My last sample is a quick and easy card using  Coastal Cabana cardstock - the colours are just so me this year!
I cut the window out with the second largest Festive Flurry Framelit, then hung the two smallest framelits from the top of the cutout with the new silver ribbon. The matching window framelit is adhered to the mat inside the card. A little bit of scoring with the Simply Scored Tool and a sentiment and you are done!
 
 
 
It's so easy to have matching d├ęcor and gifts with Stampin' Up!s new range of Holiday products - and you just have to check out the new kits - not only are they oh so cute, they are oh so time-saving! Ask me for your copy of the Holiday Catalogue today to see for yourself!
 
Next on your hop is the lovely Kathryn Ruddick. Don't forget to give her some comment love!
 
I am so glad that you stopped by! I would love to hear your thoughts on my samples of just some of the goodies available in the new Holiday Catalogue, so please leave me a comment!!
 
I have posted some classes - click on the pink button on the right to see them - mostly using new product from the Holiday Catalogue - join me for some Holiday fun!!
 
Until next time,
Kylie xxx
 












37 comments:

  1. TFS Kylie. The Festive Flurry bundle has just added itself to my wishlist.

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  2. Love those snowflakes Kylie! Certainly not fitting for an Australian Christmas, they are just too gorgeous not to have! Thanks for the inspiration xx

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  3. I'm swaying more in favour of the Festive Flurries too, the more I see. This Hop has not been good for my wallet LOL. Fantastic projects, TFS!

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  4. Samantha Maitland29 August 2013 at 13:19

    I just LOVE this set you have done. The colours are just stunning! Well done.

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    1. Thanks, Sam - I am in love with this catalogue!!

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  5. LOL, keep telling myself I do not need this bundle! you have created some projects gorgeous using it. ☺ xx

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    1. Thanks Angela - you do not need this bundle - wait, yes you do!! :)

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  6. Love your projects! I love this set too and thank you for the great ideas!

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  7. Kylie such pretty projects. I am still holding out on getting this set, even though I had a play with a friend's the other day. You are making it harder!

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    1. Thanks Monique, it is a great set :)

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  8. Lovely projects. It's great to see everyone's interpretation of pretty packages. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  9. These projects look wonderful. Lots of inspiration. I wasn't going to get the snowflake stamps and framelits as it didn't seem so appropriate for summery NZ, but seeing lots of wonderful creations has got me thinking about getting them!

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    1. thanks Angela - I can recommend them ;)

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  10. Love these projects Kylie. Great ideas for gift packaging. I especially love the card.

    Thanks for joining in.

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  11. What can i say but WOW. Love them all

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  12. That card is to 'die' for LOL! TFS!!

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  13. Wow, they're all beautiful projects but that last card is just stunning! TFS

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  14. these are stunning Kylie - I LOVE coastal cabana for Christmas - who knew??? :)

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    1. Cheers, Jenny! I love alternative colours for my Christmassy stuff :)

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  15. The boxes are lovely but that card is just amazing. Lovely colours too.

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  16. Lovely projects Kylie! Thanks for sharing!!

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  17. Lots of lovely projects Kylie. If you twist my arm, my fave is the hanging snowflake card. Love it! Thanks for sharing. Inky wishes, Di

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  18. all fab projects Kylie! Love the hanging snowflake card too.

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