Sunday, September 4, 2016

ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop


I'm excited to be part of another ESAD Blog Hop, this time showing off the products in our amazing new Holiday Catalogue.  You have probably come here from Rochelle's blog, are you loving everything you've seen so far?

Today I am showing the gorgeous product pairing of Cookie Cutter Christmas (which is a stampset and punch that come in a bundle to save 10%) and Candy Cane Lane DSP.

Pretty cute right!  I've used these cute guys make a Christmas Banner to hang in my home for Christmas this year - its in my craftroom for now (cos yanno, September!) but come December 1st this will have pride of place in our family room.



Let's see some close-up's of those gorgeous critters:


You cant tell from the photos, but Santa has a shimmery beard and cuffs on his suit, thanks to the Clear Wink of Stella, such a great touch!  Did you notice that my reindeer has a body??  I got this idea from another demonstrator who shared the idea of cutting the legs of two more sets of legs, and I added a wee tail as well.




Let's talk about the nitty gritty.  First off, the colours in the Candy Cane Lane DSP suite are Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Early Espresso, so I've stuck with those colours for the stamping and colouring of all my characters.  I love our markers and inkpads for easy co-ordination.  

I used the largest banner from Banners Framelits for the bases, and the second largest to showcase the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  Next I used the Large Letters stampset and framelits from the Annual Catalogue to cut out the letters to spell Merry Christmas.  I used foam strips to have each letter pop up - it was nice and skinny to use on my intricate letters compared to a dimensional - and adhered each letter and/or critter onto a Vellum circle that was cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits. 
 
I had made a bunch of wee characters and had them ready to decorate my banner once I had made all the flags and laid out all the letters.  Some are the star of their own flag, and some are a cheeky addition to the letters making up the greeting.  A couple of those letters are even wearing Santa hats made with the new Jolly Hat builder punch - aren't they cute!



Well thats it.  It might only be September, but I think I'll enjoy passing by this banner for the next few months!  The rest of the wall is a little bare, but I have some ideas to add to this before Christmas is here!

Next on the Hop is Samantha White.  Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop today!






36 comments:

  1. Oh I just love this swag, so lovely for Christmas. Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop

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  2. Emily, that is AMAZING!!! So much time and effort has gone in to that project. It looks fabulous.

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  3. My goodness i love this bunting it is wonderful!!

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  4. Oh WOW!! That is an amazing creation that I'm sure will be treasured for years!! Thanks for sharing this on the ESAD blog hop

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  5. Wow! This was a set I wasn't going to get but seeing this banner makes me soo want it. I would love to be part of the Facebook page too if you can please add me s_mattler@hotmail.com

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  6. Wow! Emily, this is spectacular - and your photos are great too!

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  7. Really great project, a treasure to be reused again and again.

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  8. What an amazing creation Emily!! I hadn't thought to use the Letters for you set for a banner.

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  9. I have just stumbled across your blog. Gorgeous.
    Could l please be added to the ESAD group.
    Kelndazz@bigpond.com
    Thanks.

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  10. Just seen this and would love to be added to this group
    morrishtr@gmail.com

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  11. Oh Emily... this is so beautiful. Thanks for hopping with us.

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  12. Jan.mugica@y7mail.com...your banner looks awesome. Would love to join the group- I live in Qld.

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  13. Emily, this is STUNNING!!!! I haven't seen this done as yet and I must say your efforts are to be commended - would love to be a part of ESAD - my email is bakerboy2006@bigpond.com - ps. I might just have to CASE this if you don't mind :)

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  14. Fan-banner-tastic!!!!! Awesome project xx

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  15. Such a cute and cheery banner ... love it and your clear directions! Thanks!

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  16. I was certain I didn't need the letters set but now I am certain I do. I love your banner Emily. Thanks so much for the inspiration

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  17. Awsome creation I just love this. so much effort and thought gone into it. Great work!

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  18. Emily- This is awesome! What colors did you stamp the Gingerbread men in? Looks like 3 browns...Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and what's the other one? Please let me know. Thanks:)

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    1. Hiya! No, only the two colours you mentioned are in this banner, but it also looks amazing in Soft Suede, Cajun Craze and embossed in copper!

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  19. WOW.... What a fabulous project. Would you mind if I cased this somewhat for an upcoming Winter Retreat Day I am putting on here in England? I'm in love with it and know my ladies will love it too xx

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  20. WOW.... What a fabulous project. Would you mind if I cased this somewhat for an upcoming Winter Retreat Day I am putting on here in England? I'm in love with it and know my ladies will love it too xx

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  21. Wowzers Emily - this is fabulous. If I was you I'd hang this up all year!!! Kelly x

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  22. Incredible Emily. A great "piece of art".

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