ESAD- SU Blog Hop

December 1, 2009 | 67 comments

Yes this is my 2nd Blog Hop all within 10 hours……  Am I crazy?? No. I just love Stampin’ Up and their products.

This blog hop is presented to you by 30 demonstrators who belong to a yahoo group called ESAD-SU (Extremely Special Australian Demonstrators – Stampin’ Up). This group is open to Australian & New Zealand Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and is a great resource for sharing information, technique talks, cyberstamps, swaps,etc with fellow demonstrators. If you are an Australian or New Zealand SU demonstrator and would like to join you will find us here.

I mentioned this blog hop has 30 demonstrators participating and we will all be showcasing some of the ‘new’ products in the Summer Mini Catalogue released today. As an extra incentive to visit all the blogs if you also leave a comment on each one you can then email Leonie Schroder who will place your name in a draw to win some blog candy.

If you have visited my blog in the past then you might remember that Bold Brights is my least used colour family. Well do I have a surprise for you.

One of the most gorgeous items in the Summer Mini is the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Papers and  they have Bold Brights colours in them. At first I wasn’t going to get them but once you see them in person you just have to have 1, 2 maybe 3 packs… Hopefully I’ll convince you of that now too.

Anyway, you’ve probably figured out by now that my items I’m going to share with you are made using these gorgeous papers.

First up is this gorgeous handbag. Well I think it is anyway.

The colours that coordinate with the paper are Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Summer Sun, Only Orange, Pink Passion & Pixie Pink.

Seeing we don’t have any thick ribbon in those colours I went with Regal Rose which I think looks pretty good.

This bag is made using 1 sheet of Kaleidoscope DSP and a few bits of cardstock. Very quick and simple to make, yet very effective.

   Now if you open the bag up this is what it looks like.

   Inside I’ve made 4 gift card size cards using some of the same dsp as the bag.


The 4 cards.

Now for my final items I’ve taken a cheap $2 – $3 notepad and covered it in some more of the gorgeous Kaleidoscope DSP and also added a strip to a plain pen and turned it into a wonderful gift. My eldest daughter actually asked if she could have it but I think I’m keeping this one for me. I’ll decorate another for her……

Isn’t this pattern gorgeous?

Supplies List:
Stamps: Best Yet (Hostess Level 1 set)
Ink: Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose
Card: Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Pink Passion
Accessories: Small & Large Oval, Designer Label , Scallop Circle, Square & Edge, 1 1/4” & 1 3/8” Circle , Round Tab & Word Window Punches, Regal Rose 5/8”, Tempting Turquoise 1/4” & Whisper White 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone Brads – Ice, Crop-a-dile, Glue Stick, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip.

Non-SU: Velcro dot, Pen, Notepad & word ‘Notes’ created on computer.  

I hope I have inspired you with my Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper creations and now Pauline Bennetts going to share her creations with you.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment if you want the chance to win some blog candy. Once you have left a comment on all 30 blogs email Leonie and let her know. Comments must be left and Leonie emailed no later than midnight 2nd December Australian EST.

Happy Stamping


  1. Lynda S

    The journal looks so majestic Nikki. These papers are very fun and funky!!

  2. Louise Sutton

    Love it Nikki! Great use of the beautiful DSP.

  3. carol marbach

    beautiful. the purse and cards are a great gift idea.

  4. Kym Byrne

    Wow Nikki, just love what you have done, I am going to be giving this one a go. Love this new DSP!!!
    Kym Byrne

  5. Leonie Schroder

    Nikki – great projects as always! I love this paper but I’m sure that 3 packs will not come close to being enough!! Love the tote and the notebook/journal. Thanks for participating in the ESAD Blog Hop

  6. Val West

    Love that paper, and your projects look so lovely, bright and summery. Beautiful

  7. Madonna

    Love what you’ve done with these papers Nikki!! I think i’m being swayed in their direction!!

  8. Jenny Hayward

    These papers are so gorgeous Nikki! I love that bag and the notebook is so lovely!

    Thanks for sharing,

  9. Louise Ryan

    Nikki you are right this gift bag is gorgeous and love the use of the papers on your cards and journal.

  10. Robin Merriman

    Gorgeous projects – I just LOVE the purse and cards. Fabulous, really!

  11. Sonia G

    I love your work. That bag is so cute and the cards are so bright and cheery!
    I can understand your daughter wanting the note book. It’s adorable.
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Julie Price

    I’m impressed Nikki, Didn’t think I’d see bold and brights up there!
    The projects look gorgeous in those colours! I love that paper-darn it. LOL

  13. Steph

    Love the bag what a gorgeous idea! You have sold me on that paper I’m going to have to order some I think!! TFS X

  14. Shaz Meara

    Oh Nikki! This is soooooooo me!!! I absolutely love this little bag and the cards AND the journal. I don’t want to do anything else today now except make some!!! Love em love em love em!!!! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Shaz 🙂

  15. sandie carter

    This gift idea is lovely. Those dp are so easy to use for projects like this one.

  16. Deena Dobinson

    Great work Nikki!! I love this paper; it is so pretty, don’t you think? I must get some ….TODAY!!

  17. Bev Mantle

    Great job Nikki…I love them both.

  18. Tracy C

    Wow! Wow! Wow! That’s all I can say? Wow! Love all the work you do, and the colours of these projects are just Wonderful together. Hugs, Tracy xx

  19. Shirley McAvoy

    Love your very cute notebook. Great gift idea. Time to go shopping now…

  20. Vanessa Garrahy

    great ideas
    They are just wonderful

  21. Julie Putland

    OMG, my neices are going to luv me. Thanks so much for sharing these great ideas.

  22. Caroline Rodhouse

    Love the DSP

  23. Lyanna

    Just beautiful. Love that bag!

  24. Keegan Rigby


  25. Liz

    What gorgeous paper! Do you have a template for the bag??

  26. Susan Joyce

    Like what you have created, but I am not a big fan of the DP.

  27. Karen Sullivan

    The purse is adorable! Love this idea. And the notebook … what a fantastic use of SU’s beautiful designer paper. Thank you for sharing your lovely artwork.

  28. Tina

    I love the notebook. Will definitely be casing that idea!

  29. Liz

    I love the handbag and matching cards – what a great little gift!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  30. Yvonne Walker

    Hi I didn’t know about this designer paper, but it works, these are great

  31. Linda Fitzgerald

    thanks so much for the link the bag looks gorgeous! I love the DSP as well. Thanks so much for the lovely projects.

  32. Louise

    Great use of that DSP – I am really loving it now!!

  33. Sally

    What wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Sarah S

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sooo lovely & BRIGHT!!!!!!
    I love the co-ordinating cards–Thanks for sharing your creativity!!

  35. Claire Harrison

    Love the journal! I’d be keeping it too… TFS

  36. Diana

    That bag is gorgeous, such a terrific idea!

  37. Mel

    oh my GOSH!! Too cute!

  38. kim Conway

    Love that DSP it is gorgeous…..great projects you always do wonderful work.

  39. Chantell Randall

    Hey what great projects you have made. The DSP looks fantastic. Chantell

  40. Annette

    Love that handbag Nikki. I may have to ‘case’ it.

  41. Tania Salvati

    Just love these projects.

  42. Lisa K

    Love the bag and the matching cards and such a cute little clasp on the bag.

  43. Karen Lea

    Yep, I’ll have to get a few packs too. Especially if I want to make gorgeous projects like yours and the other creative ladies! Thanks for sharing your colourful projects!

  44. Wildflower

    This is just so lovely. It’s amazing what pretty paper and some very clever fingers can do. Love it!

  45. Christine Tuff

    Hi Nikki, I really didn’t like this dsp when I first saw it in the mini, but you have really made me change my mind, love what you have done with it!!!

  46. Mae Collins

    Hi Nikki
    Absolutley love what you have done with this DSP, it wasn’t on my wishlist but now is! I would keep the journal too, love how you have placed the image on the cover. TFS

  47. Andrea

    I love what you have done with the papers. Thanks for sharing your creative talents

  48. Jill

    Fabulous really fabulous,another favorite site.

  49. Sherry

    I love what you have done with the new DSP. And the journal is such a great idea!

  50. Jill

    Love this you have done a great job.

  51. Kathryn Forster

    Gorgeous, my daughters will be wanting me to make some for them!

  52. Lisa Huff

    I enjoyed viewing your projects & the fresh new DSP. Thanks

  53. becky manning

    fresh and exciting project!

  54. Alishia Gaff

    Thanks for sharing, great blog too

  55. Fiona Harvey

    Ooohhh, some very tempting ideas Nikki, love that patterened paper in the new mini!

  56. Rebecca

    Wow that is beautiful!

  57. Jacqueline Tennant

    Well, in a Word – WOW!!!! those papers are gorgeous and I’m not a pink person but think the peacock will be finding a home here rofl.

  58. Claudette

    Just beautiful! Would make for lovely gifts. Thanks for sharing your talents with us! Have fun with your craft!! : )

  59. Tui

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent – these gifts are simply georgous, and my all time favourite DSP as the moment. Welldone!!!

  60. Jeannie

    Wow have to make one of these – so clever, what a great gift idea.
    Hugs Jeannie

  61. Jobee

    Gorgeous artwork and colour combination. thanks for the inspuration.
    Am I there yet???
    hopping on to next stop.

  62. Gina Dart


    I love the bag that you have made and would love to know where you got the pattern to make this or if you designed it yourself? Would love to be able to make this myself!!

    Love your blog by the way!


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