Saturday, September 18, 2010


I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Big Shot Blog Hop!
What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!
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 its 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.
Whether you  have come here from Shirley McAvoy's blog or starting here it doesn’t matter as the hop is a circle with 23 blogs in total. Remember if you visit each one and leave a comment you will be in the running for some awesome Stampin’ Up blog candy.
My first project is a scrapbooking layout.
Cardstock: very vanilla, soft suede, baja breeze and pumpkin pie
Ink: soft suede marker
Stamp set: Elements of Style
Accessories: Big Shot Hearts and Brackets die, Elegant Soiree dsp, chipboard
I first cut the chipboard brackets with the Big Shot and die and then the dsp. I then covered the chipboard with the dsp which, of course, is a perfect fit! I sanded the edges to neaten the edges.
Next are a few examples of the mini milk carton die cut.
_DSC7884Project recipes left to right.
1.Lap of Luxury dsp, Elements of Style stamp set and concord crush and blushing bride ink (incolours),
2. Crumb cake, poppy parade and very vanilla cardstock, Perfect punches stamp set, old olive 5/8” ribbon,
3. Whisper white cardstock, Peach parfait and pear pizzazz ink and Vintage vogue stamp set.
These are just the cutest little boxes which were all made in just a few minutes and are ideal as small treat boxes.
Lastly is a card using the Scallop circle die.
Cardstock: Perfect plum, blushing bride and sahara sand
Ink: perfect plum
Stamp set: Because I Care (level 1 hostess set)
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop circle die, Vintage wallpaper embossing folder, large oval and scallop oval punch, antique brad.
Don’t forget to leave a comment before heading over to Carol-Ann Torrie's blog to continue the hop.


  1. I love your little milk cartons, how sweet!
    Thanks for sharing

  2. What a lovely variety of ideas! Thanks for sharing

  3. Those little milk cartons are so cute, and I love the way you have decoraged them. TFS

  4. Great projects Carole. Those little milk cartons are simply gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. These are all beautiful the colours you have chosen are great. The circle card is my favourite.

  6. your projects are all so clever, love your scrapbook page!

  7. Super cool projects. More ideas for those boxes, yippee!

  8. Carole, your milk cartons are so devine. Gotta get that die now!

  9. Hi Carole, I googled "big shot chipboard" and was surprised to see your smiling face when I clicked on the link - so you will be pleased to know your blog comes up in a google search! Great projects too! Megan Lydeamore :)

  10. Hi, im so loving these new milk carton dies, i can't wait until i can get a hold of one

  11. Love the scallop circle card! All of your creations are beautiful!

  12. Thanks for this post! I’ve already wasted an hour trying to solve this “problem”, but I won’t have to waste any more time now!!