New Product Blog Hop!

Hi! Thanks for joining in another ESAD Blog Hop! You may have come from Kelly’s blog or just come across my blog today, but either way I’m sure  you will enjoy the Hop! Today’s Hop is to show you some of the gorgeous new products and colours in the new Idea Book and Catalogue. I hope you have fun checking them all out!

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 fee free to click here to join our wonderful group.

I really like this new Hostess set called ‘Faith in Nature’. It’s a lovely set and can be used for feminine or masculine cards, and a variety of occasions. Here are 3 cards I created with it …….

For this one I inked up my pear stamp on the Versamark inkpad, then the Chocolate Chip inkpad before stamping. Then I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and used my heat gun to emboss it. This allowed me to watercolour it without smudging the image.

I think this could make a nice sympathy or get well card.

I couldn’t resist using the lovely new In Color ‘Wisteria Wonder’ to create this card. It’s a lovely colour and teams well with Concord Crush. I’ve also sponged some Champagne shimmer mist in the centre of the flower to give it a little bit of sparkle. We made a similar card to this at my launch last week and will be also making a similar one at the workshop I’m at this afternoon while everyone is hopping around!

I hope you like these cards. If you’d like to get your hands on the Faith in Nature stamp set, then all you need to do is contact your local demonstrator (if you don’t have one I’m sure you can find one while you check out the Blog Hop! 😉 ) and book a workshop to earn it for free!

We are offering Blog Candy on this Blog Hop and there will be 2 winners – one from Australia and one from New Zealand. Rules for the Blog Candy are

1. You must visit and comment on every blog in the blog hop

2. Once you have completed the Blog hop they must email Sharlene ( and advise your Name, email & location. If you are a winner then you will be contacted for your mailing details.

3. Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are not eligible to win Blog Candy

Okay, that’s all from me today! Have fun hopping along to see what fabulous creations Christie has come up with and thanks in advance for any comments you leave me 😉 take care, Kari

PS Here’s a list of all the blogs in the Hop in case you get lost!


1. Keryn Campbell

2. Michelle Halling

3. Richelle Fletcher

4. Sharlene Meyer

5. Carole Stedman

6. Monique Fielder

7. Juliette Chapman

8. Debbie Lamb

9. Leonie Schroder

10. Tanya Bell

11. Kelly Nelson

12. Kari Hughes

13. Christie Kunkel

14. Ann Gerlach

15. Sharlene torres

 16. Mel Sharp

 17. Dani Fender

 18. Nicole Derendorf

 19. Elizabeth Dyson

 20. Andrea Buckland

 21. Michelle Grech

22. Narelle Hodges

 23. Sally Williams






27 responses to “New Product Blog Hop!

  1. Stunning cards..will love to make some of these.

  2. Fabulous cards, great ideas here. thanks for sharing.

  3. Lovley cards., in particular I like the one with Wisteria Wonder colour. It would make a perfect Get well card.

  4. G’day Kari, every card you have shared in the blog hop is just lovely. I really like the simplicity, the colours, the lot.

  5. Beautiful. Sympathy card ideas are always handy too.

  6. I just love everything about these cards…so definitely want this stamp set now!

  7. Your cards are lovely Kari. My favourite is the third one in Wisteria Wonder.

  8. Love love the blue one – well done.

  9. Great cards Kari! Like others I hadn’t really looked at this stamp set as one I wanted but I think that has changed having seen your showcase of it!!

  10. i love love love your cards, This will be my first Hostess sets, thanks for sharing

  11. Gorgeous items – so many lovely ideas to CASE! Hurry up postie deliver my order!

  12. I’ve just put in an order for ‘Faith in Nature’ today. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  13. oh Kari … I love this set and what you’ve done 🙂 gorgeous 🙂

  14. These stamps are lovely and you have showcased them well in these cards!

  15. These are such sweet cards. Thanks for sharing!

  16. hi love the cards I need to add them to my wish list

  17. I have this set but have yet to ink it up, I suspected it would go well with En Francais and you have certainly proved that with your cards. TFS

  18. oops they are beautiful too lol 🙂

  19. Just gorgeous Kari!!! Beauitful cards,
    Cath :

  20. Gorgeous cards – I love them all!! This is one of my favourite stamp sets in the catalogue and I can’t wait to receive my set now. TFS 🙂

  21. Great cards. Love that you have done them all with the same background.

  22. Great use of this stamp set! It wasn’t on my radar before hand, but now I think it’s yet another one I NEED to get! tfs xx

  23. I kept looking at that stamp set, but wasn’t sure what to do with it, but you have made some lovely cards so may just have to go back for another look.

  24. Beautiful cards, and a beautiful stamp set!

  25. Melissa Buirchell

    I LOVE the simplicity of your cards. STUNNING!

  26. These are such wonderful cards. The combination of En Francais and the featured set is a match made in heaven.

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