Christmas in July Blog Hop

I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Hopefully you are already enjoying yourself and have come from the previous blog that belongs to Gardenia Pepworth.

Keep on reading and then don’t forget to keep on hopping, by following the link at the end of the post.

In case you have started with me here is a little about ESAD?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

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’s 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.

This is my little creation for Christmas. I have gone with a non-traditional variation of colours, which include Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip.

This is what I have called my three C’s of Christmas. (Cards, Candles and Chocolate). I have created two different christmas cards, A card wallet that can be used as a gift, with another two cards inside, A couple of candles and of a chocolate gift wrap.


  This is a lovely card wallet, that was shared with our group on ESAD a while ago as part of a weekly challenge. I didn’t participate then, but I still loved the idea.

I used elements taken from one of the scrapbooking kits “Sweet Nothings” and also one of my all-time favourite stamps from “Baroque Motifs”.

As you can see here, the only limitation to christmas is your imagination. Again I have used elements from the scrapbooking kit and just added a christmas sentiment and accessories and you can easily transform any card.

This a technique I learnt at one of our Regional events that is held every year for Demonstrators. Regionals is a great day where we have lots of fun stamping, learning new techniques and sharing ideas with friends we have made, especially on ESAD.

Stamping on candles is so easy once you know how. I love candles, they certainly always create such an ambience to any situation. It is such a pity that you cannot buy too many different aromas in white.

And lastly there is Chocolate. I am such a chocoholic. And what kind of Christmas would it be without chocolate.

This is such a clever design, especially with the pull-out tabs made with ribbon.

Yet another idea that was shared among the group as a challenge.

So there you have it. All the goodies that I like at Christmas.

Have fun continuing on your adventure today. Next on your list is to go visit Bev Watt.

16 Responses to “Christmas in July Blog Hop”

  1. Lynda Says:

    So love your 3 magical “C”‘s and the different, non traditional Chrissy colours I love. Candles are a lot of fun and I need to try one of the Choc pulls. Thanks for getting the Chrissy cogs turning.

  2. Danielle Daws Says:

    Oooh, I love those candles especially!

  3. Karen Southwell Says:

    Good job, thanks for sharing.

  4. Susan Joyce Says:

    Nice projects Susan. Love your candles and the brad in the centre of the snowflake, would not have thought to do that.

  5. Richelle Says:

    Fab colour combo 🙂

  6. clare mcilhatton Says:

    the candles are just edvine-i so love that idea especially using the roller on them. thank you for some lovely inspiration

  7. A Little Less Useless Says:

    what a lovely little matching set. so cute thanks for sharing.

  8. Sonia G Says:

    They are so beautiful!

    Love the card holder! What a great idea!


  9. Carole Stedman Says:

    These are all gorgeous Susan, I especially like the chocolate holder 🙂


    […] Its now time to get on your way to the next blog, Susans. […]

  11. Bev Watt Says:

    I love using pink for xmas, your projects are all beautiful!

  12. Genelle Little Says:

    Wonderful projects, Susan! Your candles are especially lovely!

  13. Delys Says:

    Gorgeous candles and that baroques motifs is so versatile aint it?

  14. Di Barnes Says:

    All your projects are so pretty Susan – just perfect for a girly Christmas. I really must try those candles too, as they look great. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Di

  15. Juliette Says:

    These are lovely. I love pink for Christmas. As for the candles – my DH has banned me from purchasing any more as I love to ‘stamp’ on them too.

  16. Rebecca Tipace Says:

    A great set of pretties, I just had a go at candle stamping the other day for the first time in 5 years – lots of fun 🙂 TFS

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