My Favourite Things and an ESAD Blog Hop


One of my favourite things about papercraft is turning a flat sheet of paper into something not so flat. My imagination went a little crazy when I saw the new Creped Filter Paper in the Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. You get 4 rectangles and 8 circles in a pack and they are described as having the look of tissue paper with the strength of cardstock.


Before I go on, I need to share about a fabulous group of demonstrators I belong to called Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators or ESAD for short. It’s so great to share our excitement and ideas about Stampin’ Up! Here’s a little more about ESAD…


What is ESAD?


ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.


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 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.


If you’ve arrived here on your own, surprise, you’re in the middle of a blog hop, showcasing many of the wonderful new products available in the Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. So, without further ado, my creations using the Creped Filter Paper…


The first, is a phalaenopsis or moth orchid. These are one of my favourite flowers and turned out beautifully on the wire stem.




My second creation reminds me of the old tissue carnations we used to make in art class at primary school. And if memory serves me correctly, the process is almost the same. I used the rectangle pieces for this bloom. Concertina folded them and tied a wire around the centre. Then simply pulled each layer until it puffed up to create a flower. These tissue paper creations are all the rage at the moment and you may come across giant versions as decorations at weddings or other events hanging from the ceiling.




Lastly, I made a daffodil. I must confess, they are not my favourite flower but it’s nice to have something so cheery as we start heading into another winter.




There you have it. Of course there are many other things you can do with the Creped Filter Paper. You can colour it as I have done, stamp on it, cut it with framelits or dies etc. At only $4.95 per pack, it’s great value too. You can order it right here in my online store.


On with the blog hop. The next blog you’ll visit belongs to the lovely Gail Kirby and she has another amazing new product to show off!


Enjoy and happy crafting!

Jess x



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