ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

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Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop. I just love these as you see so much awe inspiring creativity and this is brought to you by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from the South Pacific. Make sure you visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a comment where you can.

Here’s my first project. It’s 3D and uses Paisleys & Posies which is a Photopolymer Stamp Set which allows your creative talent to shine. I made a framed art work (don’t look for the glass as it broke.)


I’ve used a variety of the stamps using In Colors to create the art work inside a frame. I found it easier to pencil in the outline and place the stamps roughly over half of the heart before inking up. This gave me an idea of stamp placement and space I may have left. Here’s a closer look:


Once you have all you basic images stamped it’s just a matter of going in with some of the tiny images and filling in the space left. I’ve used Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum.


Now the flowers are created using one of the Framelit Dies with Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum card. I broke the fibres of the card with a bone folder and twisted the shape with tweezers then adhered each flower with a couple of Glue Dots. I have stamped the leaves and cut them with a Framelit Die from the set, in Mint Macaron.

It’s an easy piece of artwork to design and fairly quick once you get an idea of image placement. Give it a go. I have another quick project for you too.

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Here’s my Gingerbread Swag which is held together with Linen Thread and stamped in Chocolate Chip. I needed to try and make each Gingerbread Man look like an individual, hence the different elements.


Here’s a closer look at the 3 in the middle. I’ve used the small heart from the Cookie Cutter Punch for the buttons.


The hats, scarves and bow ties come from the Jolly Friends Photopolymer Bundle.


I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and ensure you visit the other blogs as well.

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Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …


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About LibbyD

Hi, I'm Libby. I'm a wife, mother, Gran and sister. I'm also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! in Australia. I love all things Stampin' Up! Making meaningful connections is important to me and I value the long lasting friendships I have made through Stampin' Up! I knit, cross-stitch, sew and get inky with stamps, ink and paper. Connect with me to find out more Have a look around and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to arrange your own Stampin' Up! workshop (FREE) or find out about classes. Call 0410 315 786 Email

34 thoughts on “ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

  1. Fabulous colour combination with the paisley projects Libby. Those gingerbread man are just the cutest! I may just be making myself one of them! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much Liv. The Paisley Frame was working outside my comfort zone but it all came together in the end. I just loved playing with the Gingerbread men. Many thanks for leaving a comment

  2. Run run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man…. Love the swag Libby! And the colours with the paisley is beautiful

    1. Oh I’d forgeotten that little rhyme. Loved making them. The Paisely Frame was a work of the heart/art. Thanks so much for leaving a comment

  3. Great Libby,
    I haven’t played with my gingerbread man yet, but I can’t wait to make a chain of paper gingerbread men – so cute! Love that you did yours in Chocolate Chip.

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