ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to our ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) blog hop. We are all showcasing fabulous new products from the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. Stampin' Up! have outdone themselves again! Throughout the hop you are sure to find products you hadn't noticed and realise you can't live without them! Click the 'next blog' arrow on each post to hop around.

This new catalogue is just so fabulous. I think it was so popular on the first day that it was launched and there were so many orders that boxes took a bit longer to get delivered. So my new goodies only just arrived. I did have plans to make some gorgeous cards using the Playful Pets Suite but this weekend I got a life! Short story - after many months in iso due to a health condition, I was able to see (even if it was socially distanced) some family members plus I was thoroughly spoilt by my wonderful husband for our 22 nd wedding anniversary. So I've had a much needed mental boost but crafting was not on the agenda. 

I do have a few simple cards to share though. I made these for my catalogue launch a few weeks ago which I held via Zoom. I was showing how quickly and easily  you can whip up cards using the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper. The gold side is really pretty but so is the back side. It is white and for this card I have simply paired it with Misty Moonlight and Whisper White foliage from the Forever Fern bundle.

If you haven't had a chance to look at the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, you really should! It is perfect to use for sentiments and you can even punch a hole to thread ribbon or twine through for some extra detail. Simple, yet effective. 

I have already shared this ...... but in case you missed it here is a video I made a few weeks ago with lots of tips and tricks for using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch so you can really get your money's worth from it. 

The Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper has so many elements on each sheet. I love these larger pieces that are great for putting a card together quickly. Some Just Jade cardstock and ribbon and a background embossed with the fab Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder were all I needed to finish my design.

The other products that I already had (the perks of being a Demonstrator and being able to pre-order) and just adore are the Jar of Flowers stamp set and coordinating Jar Punch. This is a really fabulous bundle that you can do so much with. You can use it to make super simple cards like this Get Well Soon card where I have stamped the flowers straight onto the card front, coloured and added in a punched jar. Very simple!

Then if you wanted to get a bit fancy you could try a fancy fold such as this Tri-fold card. I have shared this before but .... you may have missed it .... and I love it .... so it's worth showing twice! It uses the Mason Jar Shaker Domes  and In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. So here is it folded ready to pop in an envelope ......

..... and here it is open and on display. This is part of a tutorial bundle - details at the end of this post. 

So sorry that I didn't have the cards that I had intended to show .... but getting a life for the weekend (was a bit like day release!) was well worth digging up these simple (ish) cards. 

I am so looking forward to seeing what the other talented ESADers have come up with. Make sure you hop around to each blog. And once you get your wishlist sorted, I can help you order those goodies! Next up you are off to see the fabulous Denise Buetler. I can't wait to see what she has made for us. 

Blog participant list 

1.      Nicole Wilson

2.      Lou Kitzelman - You are here!

3.      Denise Buetler

4.      Libby Dyson

5.      Lauren Meiklejohn

6.      Narelle Fasulo

7.      Jenny Hayward

8.      Maria Henderson

9.      Sharni Haines

10.   Monique Fielder

11.   Sharon Dalton

12.   Kayla McCreadie

13.   Rebecca Scurr

14.   Bronwyn Eastley

15.   Lynsey McCord

16.   Cathy Pinchbeck

17.   Melissa Gifford

18.   Kelly Kent

Looking for some fun new card folds using some fabulous new products 
from the Stampin' Up! 2020-21 Annual Catalogue? 

The Dimensionals June Tutorial Bundle has you covered. My Jar of Flowers Tri-fold card is just one of the 4 tutorials. You can purchase the tutorial bundle here. I know you will love it!


  1. Love the cards, The Jar of Flowers gate card is my favourite

  2. Absolutely beautiful cards Lou ( as usual!), I like how you reversed the Gold Laser cut paper to just white - its very effective and a great idea!

  3. I really love seeing the white side of the laser-cut paper - so cool!!

  4. Nothing simple about these cards, Lou - they are all gorgeous! Always enjoy seeing your creations x

  5. All great cards Lou. You have been busy. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Loving the ideas to flip the lasercut paper & the trifold card is so effective!!

  7. These cards are wonderful Lou! I’m loving the first one where you have used the back of the foil although both sides are great xx

  8. Wow, what a great variety of cards - I love them all!

  9. Gorgeous card, Lou. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Such gorgeous cards!! So glad you got to have a life!!


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