ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog Hop

No automatic alt text available.Welcome to my very first Blog Hop! I am super excited to be apart of something like this and to be completely honest, I’m also a little scared….shhh don’t tell anyone!

But being a part of Stampin’ Up is to love what we do & share what we love! That is just what I am going to continue to do. I have made some lovely new friends on my journey so far, all while learning some new techniques on how to make lovely cards.

So I am excited to start this off with the ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog Hop!

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I just know that I am going to be amazed by the other creative demonstrators on this blog hop showcasing some of our products on our retirement list and I just know you will be too!

Some of my favourite sets are retiring, which means they are on special! Who doesn’t love a sale?

Oh So Succulent teamed with the Succulent Framelits Dies are high on my list as a retirement fav!

Just look at this pretty Mother’s Day card using this set!

Also on the retirement list is my all time favourite, falling petals embossing folder, I have used this heaps, its so versatile and very effective. Sadly, the doilie I used on this card was also on the retirement list, I went to stock up some more but they had already sold out! There is, however similar delicate white doilies in the new catalogue so look out for those.

Look what else you can make with this set, a cute little succulent in a pot!

Makes a lovely gift for Mum or for teachers, the possibilities are endless! This little pot was purchased from Kmart in Australia, a little polystyrene ball in the pot with some white pebbles from Bunnings . The succulent was made with Mint Macaron cardstock (retiring) and I used sponge daubers with Tip Top Taupe ink pad (retiring) and Rich Razzleberry to create the colours on the leaves. Finished off with some burlap ribbon and a bow in Sweet Sugarplum (retiring)all put together with a hot glue gun.

It’s cute right?

Thanks for stopping by my first blog hop.

Next up is the lovely Ellen Woodbridge, lets see what she has created!

Happy Stampin!

Mandy x

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43 thoughts on “ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog Hop

  1. Beautiful card Mandy and your succulent is lovely too. Love those doilies (so sad). Thanks for your inspiration. Thanks so much for participating in the ESAD Retirement Blog Hop


  2. Mandy these are just gorgeous!! Love all the little details on the card, and never would have guessed that your 3D succulent started out as Mint Macaron!! Looks so real!


  3. I understand being nervous, but you have nothing to be scared about for your first hop, your cards is gorgeous and I love seeing SU products used for decor items! Well done!


  4. You are a blog hop natural! Hope it is the first of many with us. These are adorable Mandy. You have used so many of my favourite products…sob… sob….but I’ll get over it when my new goodies arrive!


    1. Oh gosh Lou, thank you for your kind words! You will certainly see me blog hopping again! Sad to see some favourites go but so looking forward to playing with all the new stuff too!


  5. Mandy congratulations on your first blog hop you have done well and I just love your beautiful card. I am sad those doilies didn’t come across as they are so delicate and love they were two colours.xx


    1. Thank you Maree, first blog hop was a little daunting but I managed to do it! It was fun. Thank you for your lovely comments and yes I am sad to see those beautiful doilies go.


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