Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

 
What is 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.


 
It's finally Sale-A-Bration time and I'm excited to say that I am joining in my first ever blog hop to celebrate. If you are not sure what Sale-A-Bration is all about I will explain it all in my next post and if you are not sure what a blog hop is....well....... Myself and a group of super talented demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand have gotten together to showcase projects made with the new Sale-A-Bration goodies. The blog hop is designed so that you can 'hop' from one page to another. You may have come to me from Kelly Nelson's page and are already happily hopping along or have come straight to me and get to start your hop here. Now when you are done looking at my creation just click on the link at the bottom of the page and you will be taken to see Yvonne Walker's fabulous creation.

So without further ado here is my card for you. It is made using the 'Everyday Enchantment' designer series paper (LOVE!!!) and 'Fresh Vintage' stamp set and some of the current In-Colours (Pool Party; Lucky Limeade; Calypso Coral; Poppy Parade & Peach Parfait).


This card is known as a Marquee card or as I like to call it a "Ta-da" card. I first saw a "Ta-da" card when it was demo'ed by the fabulous Bonnie Thurber from Stampin' Up! USA at Convention last year and was well and truly "Wow-ed"!!! I have made one other before for one of our 'A Klass Act' team days and just love them so much. The following photos will show you just why I call it a "Ta-da" card.

 
This is a photo of the 'belly band' that holds the card together. I added a scallop circle and the butterfly on top made with the double cut shown to us by the gorgeous and super talented Kirsty Brown (if you are reading this Kirsty- hi!!!!). I used the gorgeous Sale-a-bration DSP for both of these.

 This is the card without the band showing off the little window inside. Now wait for it...........

 

 As you pull the card open the little window opens and "Ta-da"...................

 You see the beautiful stamped image from the 'Fresh Vintage' Sale-A-Bration set in the window. How snazzy is that?!?!?!?! (The sentiment below the window is from the 'Precious Butterflies' hostess set by the way).

So I hoped you enjoyed my Sale-A-Bration celebration card and now for some more SAB crafty fabulous-ness get hopping along to:

And I will see you back here later today with all the Sale-A-Bration details,





29 comments:

Leonie Schroder said...

awesome!! now i need a tutorial for that card!!

Felicity said...

WOW!!!!!!! This is totally awesome Louise and your photographs are great too, I really need to improve my photography skills. Would love a tutorial for this funky fold card too if you have one please.... :)

Lynda said...

Great card Louise. I am totally mesmorised by the beautiful b'fly. To take that off and find the card....WOW. Just beautiful.

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous Louise. I love butterflies and your card has even more goodies underneath.

Yvonne said...

Love your card Louise, butterflies must be the thing for the day, many have been used.

Mel Creations™ said...

oh WOW Louise!!
what a Beautiful Card that is!!
Well Done ♥

Kelly said...

love the colours with that set - so pretty!

Caroline said...

Such a cute card!!! Wow. Thanks for sharing :-)

MadonnaDunn said...

ooh tricky! Love this card!

Sharlene Meyer said...

Fabulous card Louise - thanks for sharing!

Jenny Hayward said...

Beautiful Louise! Such a surprise inside. I love these but forgot about them. Thanks for the reminder!

Jenny

Jacinta Argent said...

Wonderful card!!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card so much detail. thakns for sharing your talents. Liz P

Anonymous said...

WOW what a great card. I thought the decorative belly band was fabo and then "ta-da" love, love, love!!! Cheers Donna Zammit :)

janine jess said...

This is a real WOW card! Great job and would love a tutorial please!

Christie Kunkel said...

Goregous Louise. I have made one of those cards and they are not as easy as they looked on stage at convention! You have done a great job

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

What a fun card, love the butterflies!

Alison Barclay said...

Beautiful card!!! Such skill!! The butterfly feature on the belli-band is stunning! :)

Jane Norrish said...

I see why you call it a "ta da" card, just beautiful. I haven't tried this card yet so I think it is about time I did. Thanks for sharing.

Linda McAllister said...

Wow what an interesting card, no wonder it is called the "Ta Da" card. Very nice.

Sarah-Jane Kalé said...

OMG!!!! Inkyloulou... you can't see me but you NEED to know how EXCITED I am about this "TA DA" card!!! You're AWESOME and this AMAZING card is absolutely GORGEOUS. I'm requesting a personal tutorial on how to make this little creation.. PLEASE!!!???? Love ya.. xx SJ

Rebecca S said...

So pretty!! Love the ta-da card!! Thanks for sharing!

Tess said...

I am yet to perfect this "Ta Da" card. I have tried a couple of times and I have had to strip down the card for reuse in some other project. Or it has landed in the pile in the corner. I dont want to give up on this card though. I wont let it beat me but I dont seem to be able to perfect it yet.

TFS

tess

Fiona Harrison said...

Beautiful projects Lou, so pretty! Love the look of your blog too!
Fi x

Kathryn Ruddick said...

Wow, that's a really awesome version of Bonnie's ta-da card. I haven't been game enough to try it yet, but you sure blitzed it! Well done!

Michelle Grech said...

What a really beautiful card - it really is "ta-da". Love how you've combined the two butterly dies on the front. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sherylee said...

This paper just looks gorgeous in butterflies doesn't it? Lovely projects.

Monique said...

I need to try a Ta-Dah card, yours is just stunning! Love the belly band you made for it too.

Diane Barnes said...

Ta-dah indeed!This is such a beautiful card & the ta-dah inside makes it even more special. Love the butterfly detail in front too. Just gorgeous!