Sunday, April 25, 2021

ESAD Farewell Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop. All good things come to an end as the saying goes and with so many fabulous new products in the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue, it's time to say goodbye to some of our favourites.
You may have arrived from seeing Tanya's farewell creation but if you started here, click the 'Next' button at the bottom of this post to continue hopping.
Make sure you visit everyone - there are lots of great projects and you won't want to miss any!

At the end of this month one of my favourite things, the Mini Pizza Boxes, will be retiring so I thought I would use some for today's Blog Hop. The boxes come in white, which can also be coloured, and gold.

For my first project I have made a mini 'Box Of Sunshine'. When Stampin' Up! released the 'Box Of  Sunshine' Paper Pumpkin Card Kit and box last year, I thought it was such a great idea to send people boxes to brighten their day and have been making them ever since. Until now, I have used the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes but thought I would make a really mini version with the little pizza boxes before they are no longer available.

It's amazing how many little goodies fit into these mini boxes. I coloured the exterior of the box using my Daffodil Delight ink pad with a soon to be retiring Sponge Brayer. I then took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and sponged the sunburst stencil from an old retired card kit. I adhered this to the box lid and embellished with a pair of sunglasses stamped on Daffodil Delight cardstock and die cut using the retired Pocketful Of Sunshine bundle.

I used the Box Of Sunshine stamp set for the sentiment which I stamped on a piece of a card front which I had left over from the kit. I punched this out using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. I then layered the sentiment onto a strip of one of the black and white stickers from the kit. Finally I added a few of the sequins from the kit.


For my second box I wanted a more elegant box so I used one of the gold mini pizza boxes. My most favourite suite in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue was the Forever Greenery Suite. I will be so sorry to say goodbye to some of the beautiful elements of this suite but luckily the stamp set and dies and the embossing folders are carrying over to the new 2021-2022 Annual catalogue.

I created an insert for the box to display the bracelet which I have used to show possible items which these little gift boxes can be used for.


Finally, I chose to make another gift box using my favourite suite from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue the Fine Art Floral Suite. I coloured a white Mini Pizza Box using my Calypso Coral ink pad and a Sponge Brayer. I will be sorry to see the sponge brayers go, however we now have the fabulous Blending Brushes which are also perfect for colouring larger areas.

 I cut a piece of the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and overlaid this with a piece of the gorgeous Golden Garden Specialty Acetate which matches the printed paper. I stamped and die cut the bloom and leaves using the Art Gallery Bundle with Calypso Coral and Old Olive ink and the Guilded Leafing embellishment on the bloom. I attached these over a strip of Calypso Coral cardstock which has also been overlaid with a strip of the golden acetate and a strip of the Fine Art Ribbon.

The sentiment is from the retiring Special Someone stamp set and I used several Gilded Gems to add just a little more bling to my project.

This box contains a beautiful soap made by one of my very talented class ladies, Elizabeth!

Products used are available in my Online shop here

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Next up is the talented Maree McIntosh. Click on the 'Next' button to see what she has created.

Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us today. If you get lost or if there's a broken link, you can find a link to the next blog in the list of participants below.


1.       Sue Vine

2.       Rochelle Laird- Smith

3.       Narelle Sim

4.       Nicole Wilson

5.       Narelle Fasulo

6.       Monique Fielder

7.       Lou Kitzelman

8.       Cathy Pinchbeck

9.       Sharni Haines

10.   Cheryl Algie

11.   Jackie Aitken

12.   Tracy Held

13.   Tanya Rees

14.   Denise Buetler  (you are currently here)

15.   Maree McIntosh

16.   Rochelle Blok

17.   Mandy Depiazzi