1 April 2010

ESAD Blog Hop - introducing the Two-Step Bird

Good Morning everyone! I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Blog Hop! Better go grab yourself a cuppa as you’ll be hopping for a while! There are 26 demos taking part in this plus this may possibly be my biggest blog post ever.

You should have arrived here from Karen Dillon's blog.

I've decided to showcase the Extra Large Two-step Bird Punch as I just couldn't put it down, any thing that looked like a scrap was punched and I have containers of punched out pieces - so when life gets more saner I'm going to have a go at making some tulip cards with the "wing-piece".
This punch is so easy to use & it clicks together for more compact storage.

One of these designs is one of the make n' takes that the lucky attendees at my launch party tonight will be creating to take home with them.


These are a few of the prototypes I experimented with along the way:




and then yesterday was my birthday & I even received bird cards in the letter box!

From my friend & now downline Judy Beetson a beauty also showcasing the top note die which we finally have.

and from my dear friend Jeanetta - I now know what she was doing picking up all those scraps from my table the last time she had a play with me (that lovely DSP she's used is one of our newly released ones Autumn Harvest).


If  you've had enough of birds & my ramblings fly away to Kari Hughes blog  for lots more inspiration.

Thanks for popping in - do leave a comment as there will be a blog candy draw for any hardy person that leaves a comment on everyone's blog in the hop (unfortunately not open to SU! demos but you're welcome to leave a comment of course) one lot to be won in NZ & one in Australia as well. If you get back to here & have left a comment on EVERYONE'S blog please e-mail Sharlene & let her know & she'll put you in the draw - good luck & happy hopping!

But demos we have a better prize for you - what is ESAD you say?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) 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 its 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.


29 comments:

Karen Dillon said...

Absolutely love this punch and I love the cards you've made with them. Thanks for sharing.

Mae Collins said...

That punch and scraps of DSP are made for one another! TFS

Juliette Chapman said...

I love your use of this punch - I haven't got it yet but definitely have to now. Wonderful work.

Janferie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Karen!

Andrea said...

I love your cards and LOVE the bird punch. There is so much you can do with it.

Shandell said...

I absolutley LOVE LOVE LOVE this punch!! It is on my "to buy" list!

Sharlene said...

All great ideas Karen, but I really LOVE the sunset looking top note card - absolutely stunning! Sharlene

Charmaine Black said...

Oooo Snap! (on the birds in the grass) I really love this bird punch and I will no doubt use it to death. Your creations are so lovely, well done. Lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

createwithnicki said...

I totally heart the bird punch and your designs have just confirmed that! Your launch attendees are going to LOVE it ;)

Helen Williams said...

Simply Elegant Cards. The bird is going to go down with everyone.

karigail said...

Love what you've done with this punch Karen! gorgeous cards! thanks for sharing!

Genelle Little said...

Love these, Karen! You've really shown the versatility of this beautiful punch!

Corinna Buchan said...

what gorgeous examples of how versatile this punch is. I really love your silhouette birds against the black grass.

paperkins said...

Love the bird punch.

Leonie said...

KareNZ I love this bird punch and all your creations - love the simplicity of the first ones to the depth of the card from Judy. ThanKs for participating in the blog hop.

Anne Vesco said...

You have inspired me to use my punch tonight - fabulous....

Diane Barnes said...

Hi Karen
Love all your birdie ideas & glad it's not just me punching birds out of everything too. Still have to actually make a birdie card, but loving the punching ;0)
Hugs, Di

Karen Rogers said...

Karen stopped by your blog on blog hop and couldn't leave a comment as I don't have a google account. So here is my comment. I hope you don't mind?
I love love love the bird punch. I'm jealous of the ladies at your house tonight, I want to make a card with the bird. I am ordering a birdie punch and can't wait for it to fly to my house. Thanks for inspiring. Enjoy your Easter. Cheers Donna Zammit, Victoria AU

Thanks Donna for your lovely comments you e-mailed me Karen

Susan Joyce said...

Nice projects Karen. TFS.
Sue

Jane Norrish said...

I love this punch too and you have showed us so many more things to do with it. Thanks Karen.

Rebecca said...

Lovely Cards

Theresa said...

Love the punch and the cards - will add to my wishlist :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Such sweet little bird ideas ... but ... I did resist this punch ... so will have to be content just checking out all the lovely projects on my blog hop! Stampin' Hugs, Andrea xxx

mona99 said...

I love how you used the bird punch. It looks so good with different dsp. You are converting me into thinking I should buy it :)

wendie69 said...

Thankyou for sharing your work I love this punch and i love what you have created with it.

Annette said...

Hi Karen,

such lovely work and designs. Thanks for sharing your joy!

cheers
Annette

rcj69 said...

Wow, one punch, so many different looks! Thanks for the inspiration Karen, your cards are fabulous. :)

Diana said...

Love those bird punch ideas - thanks for sharing!

Princess Stephanie said...

I really love the orange bird with the scallop circle behind it. So sweet and simple.