ESAD 2013-14 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Once again I am thrilled to be taking part in the ESAD Blog Hop to celebrate the many wonderful new products from our new Annual Catalogue.  Before we get started, you may be wondering who/what ESAD is about!

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship, and we're always there to help and support each other.  So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address and I'll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

You may have hopped here from Corina Beyer’s blog or you may just be starting here, but either way I hope you enjoy the Hop!

Now, onto my creation.  I was inspired by a couple of projects I’ve seen around recently, which can be traced back to this post onthe Stampin’ Up! Blog a few weeks ago.  This is a Mini Pocket Album, with a little tag inside each pocket, and it was created from scratch using just cardstock and DSP, even for the binding. 

I wanted something a little sturdier than cardstock for my front and back covers, so for these I have covered some of the backing board from our Glimmer Paper in DSP.  Before I even began, I knew that I wanted to use the Epic Day DSP because it is so fun and versatile (and I do love a bit of grunge!) and it can be used for almost any occasion.  I also really wanted to use the co-ordinating Epic Day This & That Designer Washi Tape as well, an album seemed like the perfect way to combine this gorgeous new product that is so on-trend right now.  I really love how it gives such a nice finishing touch to each page, as well as being functional by doubling as the adhesive to hold my photos down.

I’ve made my album with 4 pockets; the beauty of creating your own album is that you can make as many or as few pages as you like.  I decided mine was bulky enough with 4 pages, because I used the new Very Vintage Designer Buttons on each tab which added a lot of thickness.  But it turned out to be perfect for me as I have 3 daughters, and I used the 4th pocket to include a photo of the whole family.  We have been plagued with winter ills for the last couple of weeks, but I am going to ask each child to draw or write something on the back of their personal pocket once everyone is well again!





The tabs on each of the inserts were created with the new Artisan Label punch, which has the matching Label Love stampset (not used on this project) and the openings of my pockets were created by placing an Oval Framelit in the centre of my cardstock and covering only the left-half of with the upper cutting plate in my Big Shot, which left the right-half with not enough pressure to do the cut.  The cardstock was then folded in half at the edge and secured closed with Sticky Strip on the top and bottom, and inserted into the accordion binding and secured with some Glue Dots.

Supplies used:

Paper and Colours:
Epic Day Designer Series Paper
Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Gumball Green
Ink – Gumball Green, Calypso Coral

Feel Goods
Best of Flowers
Morning Post Alphabet
Happy Day
Remember This & That Rotary Stamp

Big Shot
Finishing Touches Edgelits
Window Frame Framelits
Oval Collection Framelits
Artisan Label Punch
1" Circle Punch
Corner Rounder Punch

Linen Thread
Epic Day This & That Designer Washi Tape
Very Vintage Designer Buttons
Sticky Strip, Glue Dots, Anywhere Gluesticks
Paper Piercing Tool, Mat and Festive Paper Piercing Template

I hope you have enjoyed this project, and please remember to leave a comment if you have enjoyed your visit today.  Your next stop on the Hop is Narelle Hoggard.


  1. I absoloutely love this project, Emily - can't wait to have a try myself! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Wowza Emily ... an awesome project and what a sweet album!

  3. Fantastic Emily. I love this mini-album :)

  4. love this mini album Emily - I will have to give it a go myself - lovely

  5. Very creative Emily, love it!

  6. very cool Emily - wouldn't it make a great gift for a grandparent!

  7. Beautiful album - thank you so much for sharing such a terrific project

  8. Wow Emily...this is just fabulous!

  9. Love your little album. thanks for sharing

  10. Fantastic project Emily, looks amazing

  11. Fab, fab, fab album Emily. Love the colours, decoration, everything! Thanks for sharing.
    Inky wishes, Di


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