Ink Inclinations

Claire Harrison Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator

Saturday, July 24, 2010

It's finally here!!





Hooray, after weeks of planning, the ESAD Christmas in July blog hop is finally going live.





I hope you're ready for the ESAD Christmas
in July Blog hop!

What is 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 out 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.

You may have come to my blog from the super talented Paula Fuller or you may be starting with me. Either way WELCOME! I hope you enjoy the project I have to share. To continue on your way, just click on the link at the end of my post.

There are 25 very talented ladies on this hop, so grab yourself a cuppa, settle in and prepare to be inspired by wonderful cards, 3d projects and gift ideas. You will be so filled with inspiration that you will be dying to get started early on those Christmas projects.

The project I have to share with you today was a huge hit with my "Christmas Club" ladies last year - waving to you girls! It makes a perfect $5 KrisKringle gift for a workmate (or a gift for your child's teacher) and can be personalised to suit their tastes.

This idea came from a very talented US Stampin' Up! Demo - Amy Rysavy. You start with a clear glass bauble (they can be purchased from any large craft supplies store) and customise it using Stampin' Up! re-inkers and glitter. For my baubles I have used Chocolate Chip ink with the Chocolate Supernova glitter, Riding Hood Red ink with Dazzling Diamonds glitter and Kiwi Kiss ink with the Olive Supernova glitter. Don't they look gorgeous sparkling in the sunlight?


To complete the gift and make it easy to present, I needed a box. I discovered that the too clever and sooo easy to make 7's box, designed by the incredibly talented Marelle Taylor, (you can find the directions here). Fits these baubles beautifully! I have used Chocolate Chip cardstock and decorated it with DSP from the Bella Rose paper pack.

Here it is open:

And closed - ready to give as a gift:



I hope you liked the project I shared with you today. Pop back in the next few days and I will share a tutorial on how to customise the baubles. Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

Now on to the creative musings of the inspiring Shelly Stewart. Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Cheers

Claire

23 comments:

Susan Joyce said...

Nice projects. Love the colours of your baubles Claire.

Genelle Little said...

Claire, these are stunning! I love how you've packaged the beautiful baubles as well. Just gorgeous.

Bev said...

how pretty are these..you have done a fantastic job!

Linda Craven said...

Hi Claire
I just LOVE LOVE your sparkly baubles. You are such a clever lady. They look so fantastic all packaged up in their "sevens" Box. Well done
xox Linda

Danielle Daws said...

Wow! What a brilliant idea for Christmas decorations! Love it!

Richelle said...

Lovely idea - these would make a fab gift! I'm going to have to lift my self imposed ban from my local craft store and buy some baubles lol :)

Karen said...

How cute, never done this before. TFS

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Clever girl and super organised for Chrissie!!! Good to see you posting again!

Angela said...

Very nice, I bet they sparkle beautifuly in real live.

Leonie said...

Oh Clare these are gorgeous!! Now I have to find me some clear baubles :) Thanks for participating in the ESAD Christmas in July blog hop :)

Crafty Cow said...

glitter is always good! tfs!

Carole Stedman said...

These are so pretty, love the glittery sparkles :)

alittlelessuseless said...

WOW lovely project. These look fantastic. tfs

Monique said...

These baubles look great.
TFS

Sonia G said...

Love it, love it, love it!

These are so nice! And a great specialised gift idea!

TFS

Sonia

Lynda said...

What a perfect package for a delicate gift. Well done. i am a sucker for anything done with Bella Rose DP.

Diane Barnes said...

These are so pretty Claire. Will have to try these for Christmas. Thanks for sharing the idea. Cheers, Di

Christine Blain said...

Gorgeous, Claire! I especially like the box - it's divine!

Juliette Chapman said...

These glass balls are lots of fun and look fantastic. I have about 9 spare so will be making a fair few of these as presents this year. TFS

Paula Fuller said...

How gorgeous, Claire. My favourite is the kiwi kiss bauble...

Bec Tipace said...

I love the 7's box and yours is great, such a good gift idea TFS

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a fantabulous idea, Claire! Very eye catching ... and the box is so sweet! Hugs Andrea xx

Anonymous said...

Very very cool.Marg M