Wednesday, September 1, 2010

ESAD "Happy New Catalogue" Blog Hop

I hope you’re ready for the ESAD New Catalogue Blog Hop! Better go grab yourself a cuppa as you’ll be hopping for a while!

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’

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.

You may have come here from Keryn Campbell or maybe this is your first stop. Anyway I hope you enjoy seeing all the creations we have for you today.

Vintage Wallpaper Scallop Circle Card 

I thought I'd share a version of a swap card I made.  I love simple cards and I think this would classify as simple. I saw this idea on Patty's blog and just had to have a play.  Here's a mini tutorial of how I did my card:

Here I have used a folded piece of Razzleberry card I put the fold so it cuts off 4 scallops (using the big shot Scallop Circle Die), which I find is a good number to make a scallop circle card.

Next I cut a circle with a 9cm diameter of Whisper White card using the Stampin' Up! circle scissor plus.

Here I have use the circle cutter and cut out several circles from a card front size (I used backing from a make and take from Convention) and then sandwiched the layers together the circle was 6.5cm I drew the lines on to make it easier centring the embossing so I get it where I wanted.  I used three layers - it needs to be a reasonable thickness.
This is the sandwich you need to make so that you have a circle in the middle where there is NO embossing so you can stamp your image.  I have put a piece of Razzleberry in the background so you can see the layers.  I have put the circle of Whisper white in between the layers so I can emboss it I try and match it so it is centred in the embossing folder.  I then put the template I made with circles cut out underneath the embossing folder.(this is NOT in the middle of the embossing folder) - I centre the circle cut out over the white circle (this why the lines on my template come in handy).   The template underneath is going to be like a cutting mat because it is several layers you will not need two mats for your bigshot (I had to have a play around with what worked for my machine).

Here is the sandwich I use in my Big Shot note I use Tabs 1 and Tabs 2 to pack the layers up because I am only using one cutting mat on top - run through your machine.
This is what your circle should look like a blank circle in the middle but embossed around the edges so you can stamp your image in the middle.

Here I have rock and rolled the new stamp from the Printed Petals set.  I have used So Saffron (ink the whole stamp first in the lightest colour first) and then you rock and roll the stamp on Rich Razzleberry - being careful not to get the Razzleberry on the centre of the flower (I think Daffodil Delight ink will look even better when I get one to have a play with).  Stamp the image in the middle and then using a sponge, sponge the edge with a bit of So Saffron ink.

Bling your brads - I love to add glitter to my brads just put some Tombow on the top of the brad and dip it into your glitter here I have used the Olive from the Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter.  So all you need to do punch the largest flower from the Boho Blossoms punch and put the brad through the middle attach to the front with a dimensional and then assemble your card.

Here I have made a full sized card.  

Stamps: Printed Petals, Perfect Punches
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper white
Bigshot: Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions embossing folder
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron
Punches: Scallop Oval, Two Step Bird Punch
Other:  Circle Scissor Plus, Stampin' Sponge, Gold brad, Olive Glitter, Tombow Multi

Quick Customer order tag

Here is a little card I have been making that is really quick to make using Whisper White card (you get 10 per A4 Sheet).  You can easily use markers and colour some of the For You wording for something different and you could easily add some bling too.

Stamps: For You Flower (this is a new single stamp not a whole set)
Cardstock: Whisper white
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Punches: Fancy Flower Punch
Other:  Twine

I hope you like what I've made.  I'd love to know what you think or see your version of this embossing.if you give it a go.

Win Blog Candy

* this is only open to customers (ie. demonstrators do
not qualify)
* to qualify you must visit every blog on the hop and leave a comment on each one
* once you have commented on each blog (there are 24) email Leonie ( and advise her you have been round and commented on all the blogs.
* Blog Candy winners will be announced on Tuesday.

So now you can hop off and see what Aly Adcock has been creating.

It doesn't matter where you joined the hop click on the link above to Aly's blog and then carry on through the blog hop until you get back to where you started.

If you get lost along the way here are all the hoppers in this hop. 
  1. Leonie Schroder -
  2. Keryn Campbell -
  3. Vicki Were -
  4. Aly Adcock -
  5. Juliette Chapman -
  6. Kristine Thompson -
  7. Jo Weedon -
  8. Jan McAnulty -
  9. Karen Southwell
  10. Kim Conway -
  11. Jane Norrish -
  12. Pauline Bennetts -
  13. Gemma Coumbe -
  14. Genelle Little -
  15. Sharlene Meyer -
  16. Susan Joyce -
  17. Rhonda Statham -
  18.  Monique Fielder -
  19.  Andrea Buckland
  20.  Bev Watt
  21.  Claire Mcilhatton
  22.  Mae Collins -
  23.  Charmaine Black -
  24.  Lynn Powell -


  1. Thanks for sharing such a lovely card and giving a detailed tutorial, much appreciated. Diana

  2. I love these Vicki!! Thanks so much for posting such a comprehensive tutorial. Now I need that stamp set!! lol

  3. What a great card and your tutorial was very helpful. Bev

  4. That is excellent Vicki, can't wait to get that set.

  5. Vicki, just marvelous, thanks for the tutorial as well.

  6. A great card and thanks for the tutorial. Love your little tag cards as well.

  7. This is a gorgeous card. I am still not sure I understand how you managed to get the non emabossed part on your white cardstock but I will give it a go sometime. It looks very interesting!

  8. Love what you have done Vicki. The colours look great. Going to have to give it a go!Your tutorial was very helpful!

  9. Vicki I love your card - its great and thanks for showing us how to do that with the folders. Love those little flower notes too - too cute~!

  10. Thanks so much for that tutorial!! The look is AWESOME. Dry embossing is such an under-rated look and you have made it shine!! The tags are amazing too. Simple and effective!!

  11. I love the way you embossed around just the edge of the circle. Thanks for sharing a great technique. Melinda

  12. Great tutorial Vicki, I will be trying that the customer order tags too!

  13. That's a fabulous tutorial Vicki, I love the effect and will have to try it out soon, lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

  14. Love your tutorial - thanks so much for sharing. The customer order tags are great and I will be using that idea I think.

  15. Tanja it won't emboss in the middle where the template with the circle cut out is as there is no pressure on the card to emboss it. Hope that helps.

    Thanks everyone for your comments I'd love to see what you all come up with if you try the technique.

    Vicki :-)

  16. what a great advertisement for the Big Shot

  17. Very nice card ........ Thanks for some inspiration

  18. Love the different elements used in your Scallop Circle card and the step by step tutorial.

  19. So pretty, Vicki! Thanks for the tutorial, I can't wait to try it out. Lovely tags as well.

  20. Thanks Vicki, i was going to email and ask how you had done this technique on your regional swap.
    Beautiful job.

  21. Very nice Vicki. Great tutorial and easy to follow. Your order tags are a great idea.

  22. hi, i love the colors you used, especially the flower with the rock-n-roll technique

  23. I love this so much, thanks also for a great and easy to follow tutorial.

    The little hostess cards are awesome too, thanks for the idea I am going to be CASEing that!

  24. Lovely, thanks for sharing

  25. Wow just stunning thanks for the tutorial.

  26. Love your scallop card, Vicki, it's gorgeous.