Oct 23, 2010

ESAD Christmas Blog Hop

EEKK!! Can you believe how fast Christmas is approaching?? Its time to get a wriggle on with all those Christmas projects...hopefully you will find lots of inspiration on our ESAD 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.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to Keryns Blog.
Have fun with the rest of the Hop!!!

For my first two projects I purchased tutorials here. 
 This is a hanging treat box I have made for my grand daughters to hang on the door for Santa. I have used the Tree Trimmings stamp set and Holly Jolly designer paper. I have also included a magic key for santa as they don't have a chimney.For the key  I traced an image onto cardstock from a colouring book and cut it out and embossed it with gold embossing powder...we usually include a poem about the magic key, but as Miss Emily pointed out, we tell him that every year, he should know by now!
 This is such a cute box and could be used for Easter as well. I have added window sheet to the front opening so you can see the yummy chocolates inside. 
 My gifts are getting smaller each year so I figure if it's packaged in a pretty bag it looks a little more special. I used Riding Hood Red cardstock with designer paper from Love Notes.. The flowers are from the Season Of Joy stamp set. A pretty satin ribbon handle finishes it off nicely. 
 For my kids cards I will be making these because lollies speak volumes! I used a treat cup on the front and lots of Little Leaves sizzlets to make the wreath. The greeting is from Heard From the Heart which I used to hold a candy cane ( a few glue dots help to hold the candy cane)

I am not a fan of gummy bears my self but all the kids I know love them!

My last project isa cute little gift I have made for my daughter....she loves making cocktails so when I saw these cocktail recipe cards at the reject shop for $2  I was very happy..they are the size of a deck of playing cards and each one has a christmas cocktail recipe...how cute!I took the measurements of the deck and made a slide cover with a lift up flap on the top so I could write a greeting on the inside.
The images on the cards reminded me of the Cheers to You stamp set so that is what I used to stamp on the front. I watercoloured the image and added some dazzling diamonds. The designer paper is Love notes again (love polka dots!) and I made some holly leaves with the large oval punch using the 1/2 inch punch to take "bites" out of the leaves .. the Old Olive satin ribbon finished it off.

That's all I have for you today, thanks so much for stopping by, you will now head off to see what  Jan McAnulty has in store for you
Just in case you get lost along the way here is a full list of Blog Hop participants

1. Sharlene Torres
3. Andrea Lowcock
4. Jo Weedon
5. Narelle Hodges
6. Leonie Schroder
7. Pauline Bennetts
8. Aly Adcock
9. Tanya Bell
10. Monique Fielder
11. Julie Fettes
12. Jane Norrish
13. Keryn Campbell
14. Bev Watt (YOU ARE HERE)
15.  Jan McAnulty


  1. Bev - what a great idea is that door hanger! I think I am going to have to get myself that tutorial! I am also going to keep my eyes open for the cocktail cards I know someone they would be great for. Thanks for some inspirational projects.

  2. Love all your projects Bev, especially the bag and the easy holly leaves on the cocktail box.

    Looking forward to a lazy afternoon making my way through the blog hop :)

  3. Bev - you have outdone yourself - these projects are lovely and already on my want to make list. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  4. Fabulous projects Bev!! The cocktail box especially caught my eye .. I'm off to a cocktail party this evening lol and could use those recipes :D

    Love the little bag .. and your wreath .. and cute idea to make holly leaves (stealing that one) ... oh darn it .. I like them all hehe. TFS!

  5. These are all so beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Fantastic ideas and so grogeously made! Thanks for the terrific inspiration for Xmas gift ideas.

  7. Bev as always you make the kewlest things! I love the cards with the gummy bears and the cocktail cards gift is awesome ... so what time is cocktail hour to drop over??

  8. All that cutting in that lolly wreath...2 thumbs up for all the hard work. Love all those projecys and the cocktail cards are magical. Well Done.

  9. So many great ideas Bev. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Love them lolly cards - will be making me one or five I think!

  11. Hey Bev, you alway have such fantastic ideas and make everything look so special - clever lady. I especially love the cocktail cards, I will have to keep a look out as several of my friends would love those for Chrissie.
    Jane ;-)

  12. Santa is going to love you this year, Bev. such a cute idea to welcome him! :D And ... the cocktail cards are such a FAB idea! All your gifts are so beautifully decorated. Had to bookmark this post ... so many great ideas! Hugs xxaxx

  13. Love the candy cane treat card - thanks so much for sharing your ideas

  14. Really love all of these projects, Bev, and I'm sure your daughter will be delighted with her gift - a fantastic idea!

  15. Hi Bev,
    Fabulous projects, beautifully decorated for Christmas, especially like the door hanger and the little purse.

  16. Beautiful things! Is there a template for the pretty red bag with the polka dot top and Season of joy flowers? Thanks!
    Cindy --- Bigsnowe@aol.com

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