Sunday, 23 April 2017

ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog Hop

Welcome to another ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) blog hop. We are featuring
Stampin' Up! products that are retiring. You will get to see lots of creative projects from 22 ESAD members - that means 22 reasons to snap up bargains on retiring products before the end of  May. Whether you are starting with me or have hopped over from visiting Cathy, you are in for a real treat.

As well as using some much loved retiring stamp sets and dies, I am determined to use up as much of my retiring Designer Series Paper (DSP), ribbon, washi tape and other embellishments before I fall in love with all of the new goodies in the Annual Catalogue and they all get banished to the lower drawers. Plus if I use them all up I will have more room for new goodies......win-win!

Perpetual Birthday Calendars are the perfect way to use up all of my supplies as well as solve the problem of what to make for Mother's Day.


These are really easy to make. Grab an empty CD case, cut 6 pieces of DSP to 12 cm x 14 cm, add a month panel to each and decorate. Good to go!




I have kept the decoration quite simple as you need to be able to shut the CD case so can't have too much bulk. I really love the Botanical Blooms stamp set and coordinating Botanical Builder Framelits. I think they teamed really nicely with the Urban Underground DSP and washi tape and the Pop of Pink washi tape.



I added an information panel for the the back as well.


Closed up and secured with some retiring baker's twine.



Now....on with the rest of the hop. Make sure you hop around to see all of the great projects. You will get lots of great ideas and reasons to snap up some great bargains on retiring products. If you get lost you can get back on track with the participant list at the end of each post. Next up is my super talented and creative friend Kelly Kent. You will love her cards.

Lou


Blog Hop Participants:
1. Lou Kitzelman - You are here!

Product List


30 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous Lou. Your creativeness never ceases to amaze me. Thanks also, for organising the ESAD Blog Hops for us.

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  2. Love it Lou. I did something similar last year with calendar tabs

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  3. really like you perpetual calendar. Nice storage idea

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  4. This really is a lovely idea - beautifully executed :)
    One question .... did you print the 'month' panels, if not do you have a source where they can be purchased?
    TFS

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    1. Christine I printed them out. I did up the file myself. If you contact me via the contact tab at the top of this page and add your email address I will happily email them to you tomorrow.

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    2. Oh that is so kind of you ... that would be just perfect.
      Thank you so much :)

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  5. What a fabulous idea Lou. I am def going to CASE ... Love this

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  6. Totally beautiful! You have my address right??? I need this! Kelly x

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  7. So clever, love the idea of making these gifts for family and friends! What a great way to get others to send some lovely cards (handmade we hope!)

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  8. Oh I so love this. A perpetual birthday calendar has been on my list all year, one day I will get there.

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  9. Amazing project! What's even more amazing is I only just said to Miss P today "I need to make one of those birthday calendars "! That's the perfect design.

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  10. What a great idea Lou ! You are so creative I d never have thought to do that ! Love your colour combo as well !

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  11. You clever cookie!! I love this idea and really need to make one just gorgeous!! X

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  12. What a fantastic idea! I love this!

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  13. Lou, this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! And a massive thank you for arranging the blog hop! You've done a brilliant job all around! :)

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  14. Oh wow Lou, this is gorgeous! What a great idea, using a CD case x

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  16. This is awesome Lou. Such a awesome idea...Always good to have a list of birthdays so you don't miss anyone :)

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  17. I love your idea! But, if you only make 6, what do you do with the other 6? I've read your blog, and you say only to use the front? Help! I know I read something wrong. But, don't know what

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    1. Hi Gloria, Sorry I didn't explain it very well did I???? The paper is double sided so I decorated each side to get a side for each month. Sorry for the confusion.

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  18. I love these Lou and it's such a great idea.

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  19. What a great idea Lou and it would make a lovely present.

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  20. what an awesome project Lou - love it! Thank you for all the work you do on these Blog Hops!

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  21. Lou this project is amazing. I still can't believe this set is retiring.

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  22. Such a great way for me to use up some of my growing pile of DSP ... love it Lou!

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  23. I just wanted to know what program you used to make your calendar sheets? I've never seen anything anywhere to make these. I love your projects. They are beautiful!

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  24. Hi. I would like to join your group ESAD
    Thanks
    Sharyn Seaboryne
    Wellington, NZ
    starfish32011@gmail.com

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  25. Hi. I would like to join your group ESAD
    Thanks
    Sharyn Seaboryne
    Wellington, NZ
    starfish32011@gmail.com

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