Holiday Catalogue blog hop with ESAD


What is ESAD? I hear you ask… as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator there are many different supportive groups that are available to you. This one is the Extra Special Australasia Demonstrator (ESAD) group, where demonstrators from all over the Asia Pacific come together to support, share and inspire each other.

Welcome if you are joining me from Cathy Pinchbeck or if you are starting here with me, you are in for an amazing treat. I’m so excited to be participating in my first hop with ESAD demonstrators.

Today’s hop is all about the 2017 Holiday catalogue. After my wedding card recently, I decided I wasn’t quite finished with that amazing Detailed Gate thinlit die. So here I teamed it up with some awesome products from the Year of Cheer suite.


I just love that suite! I would never have been game to team up all that blingy metallic together, usually I just use the one metallic. In this suite, they all work together seamlessly – Gold, Silver, Copper and the new Champagne foil.

I started by making the tag element first. Drawing inspiration from the catalogue, I punched the tag out from part of the Detailed Gate thinlit die from that yummy new Champagne foil sheets. I popped it over the top of some Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper – as if there wasn’t enough bling!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Detailed Gate Thinlit, Year of Cheer suite

I threaded one of the gorgeous elements from the Year of Cheer Embellishment pack onto some 3.2mm Real Red solid ribbon, tied it through a punched hole at the top. Then set it aside to make the rest of my card.

Softening off some Real Red cardstock with some vellum, I painted the vellum with Wink of Stella first – I know more bling right! That helped tone down some of the red. I framed the top and bottom with strips of the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper. Designing this way helped give me a way to hide the adhesive needed to stick on the vellum too.


I used a gold Foil Snowflake, which teamed up nicely with the embellishement. I used dimensionals to adhere the tag element over the snowflake.

Last was the sentiment – Merry Wishes comes from an old favourite, the Oh What Fun stamp set. I punched this out with the Classic Label punch. I wanted to frame it with some Real Red cardstock, but didn’t want anything too big. So I punched out a piece using the new Everyday Label punch, knowing it was going to be too big, I trimmed it down either side to reveal an inner strip with the semi-circles edges. Like this:

Finishing off with some of those cute mini dimensionals, I positioned the sentiment a little below the centre.

The ESAD hop continues with Barbara Williams. Enjoy the hop.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
What I used to make this:

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Megan Lenske
  3. Amity Knight
  4. Courtenay Heuston
  5. Kelly Kent
  6. Josie Dean
  7. Cheryl Algie
  8. Maree McIntosh
  9. Kristel Rimmer
  10. Chloe Evans
  11. Sharon Dalton
  12. Carly Middleton
  13. Nicole Wilson
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  16. Rachael Lewsley
  17. Kim Oliver
  18. Monique Fielder
  19. Sandra Mastello
  20. Cathy Pinchbeck
  21. Rose Packer
  22. Barbara Williams
  23. Jessie Holton
  24. Rosalie Desmond
  25. Liv Ingle
  26. Ellen Woodbridge
  27. Rebecca Scurr
  28. Mandy Depiazzi
  29. Samantha White
  30. Libby Dyson
  31. Lisa Gibson
  32. Delys Cram

Detailed Gate sneak peak

So here I was today, prepping for my upcoming classes, when my lovely box of yummy goodness arrived containing all my Holiday catalogue pre-order products.

Easily distracted was always a common line written on my school reports and I’m pleased to let you know not much has changed! Here is what I created during my distraction period.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Detailed Gate Framelit

I’m not one to celebrate Halloween, but as soon as I saw that Detailed Gate thinlit… I had to have it. It’s just so beautiful and intricate. I always look forward to this section of the Holiday catalogue as it always some really cool product you can adapt for other occasions, they always appeal to my inner gothic side.

Here, I teamed it up with Floral Phrases stamp set and made a wedding card. The gate comes as one piece, but here I decided to make a gatefold front so I could decorate the rest of my card font.

First, I punched out my gate from Gold foil. I trimmed Gold Foil and Very Vanilla pieces of cardstock to size. I positioned the gate where I wanted it sit when finished to get a visual. This helped when stamping my flower, as I wanted it to sit just above the main bar of the gate. Same with stamping my sentiment at the top. I set the gate aside and stamped the banner twice, beneath the flower without inking in between so I had a tone effect. I left a gap between them, so that my ribbon wouldn’t cover too much of the images. I finished off the front with some some gold hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes, and some bows in the Gold 1/8” ribbon.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Detailed Gate Framelit

Next I went about assembling my card, adhering my vanilla piece to the Gold Foil and then my gate. This is when I sliced my gate in half, and folded the little wings around to stick to the back of the Gold Foil sheet, thus giving a nice neat wrap around. I adhered this on my Very Vanilla cardbase – it’s the new thick weight Vanilla which is just perfect for supporting heavier card front designs. I finished off with decorating the inside to match.


I’m sure I’ll be back with more sneak peaks soon.

Until then… Stamp Creatively,

What I used to make this:
Detailed Gate thinlit die coming in the Holiday Catalogue on September 1st, 2017