Today might be April Fool’s Day but be assured there is no “foolin” with Stampin’ Up!’s new Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue. Let’s face it who doesn’t love a new catalogue, all those lovely new products to play with but I actually think this is my favourite so far………seriously if you don’t believe me follow today’s ESAD Autumn/Winter Mini Blog Hop and decide for yourself. I know the ESAD girls have all been working hard to bring you a gorgeous selection of projects showcasing lots of new goodies available from today.

You may have come here from the awesomely talented Tanya Bell or you may be a regular visitor, either way welcome and I hope you stay awhile and enjoy the projects I have for you today.

Before I move on let me tell you a little bit about 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 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 it is 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.

Now on to my project. I really love tea cups so when I saw the Tea Shoppe stamp set and Twitterpated Designer Series Paper I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on them and here’s what I came up with.

Did you notice those gorgeous layered frames on the card? They are a new range to Stampin’ Up! and mark my words you will be seeing lots of these. They are called “framelits” and this particular one is the “Labels Collection”. They are so easy to use, just place them over your design or straight on to DSP or cardstock and run them through the Big Shot. Voila!

I have to credit Becky Roberts with the design for this card. Other than tweaking the patterned paper and some changes to the ribbon I have cased it almost to a tea (yes a pun I know). Why mess with perfection I say.



Next up is the cute tea caddy which dispenses tea bags from the base – Twinnings Russian Caravan in this case. Note the gorgeous pleated ribbon around the centre of the caddy, absolutely delish! It comes in four colours – Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz and Riding Hood Red. I made some paper roses with my fancy flower punch and some blushing bride cardstock for the top of the caddy.


My final project was this cute little tea bag and cookie holder shown to me by my friend Cynthia (Hi Cyn).  This type of holder was also demo’d by Debi Pippen at Leadership in the US in January.  You can see Debi’s cute little holders here.

It’s made from a single sheet of 12×12 Twitterpated DSP and is double sided with room for a teabag, a small 3×3 notecard and a cookie, or some other treat, in the centre. I used another new product called “Edgelits” to cut the gorgeous scalloped border on the bottom of the notecard.

Well that’s it from me today. I hope you love the “Tea Shoppe” stamp set as much as I do now hop along and see what wonderful creations Jane Norrish has in store for you. Remember to leave a little comment love for the designers as you travel so they know you’ve visited.

Happy Stamping