ESAD Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever ESAD blog hop. So what is ESAD? It’s a yahoo group created for Extremely Special Aussie and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators. It’s a fabulous group where demonstrators can share ideas and questions. It’s a great place where we share and encourage others in inspiring, creating and sharing what we love to you. If you’re a demonstrator, find out more or join this fantastic yahoo group by clicking here

Leave a comment on every blog to be in the draw to win some gorgeous blog candy donated by some of the demonstrators on this blog hop – don’t forget you must make a comment on all 30 blogs on this Blog Hop. Once you’ve finished, send an email to Leonie the organiser to let her know to put your name in the draw.

Here is a Gumball card that I’ve made using the new Sweet Treat Cups and the matching stamp set Something Sweet. Considering how big these ‘gumballs’ are, they’re the mega jaw breakers that I’ve seen when I was younger (nearly as big as a tennis ball ). I remember trying to fit one into my mouth – unfortunately it was too big.  I had to lick it like a lollipop – I love to chew my lollies and so it was so frustrating that I couldn’t get this thing between my teeth to chomp – well even when it was finally small enough to fit in my mouth – I couldn’t do any chomping since they were rock solid – hence the name – Jaw Breakers!  So here you go … here’s a jaw breaking card for you!


Stamps – Something Sweet
Ink – Real Red, Green Galore, Summer Sun Markers
Paper –CS in Summer Sun, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope DSP,
Accessories – 1 3/4″ circle punch, 3/4″ polka dot real red grosgrain ribbon, stampin’ dimensionals


1. Attach 3 pieces of the polka dot ribbon across the Kaleidoscope DSP. Then adhere to the Summer Sun base card.

2. Using markers, ink the gumball machine stamps and stamp on Whisper White CS. Cut around them. Punch a 1 3/4″ circle in the Whisper White CS and then position the top and bottom of the gumball cut outs using stampin dimensionals.

3. Fill the sweet treat cup and enclose it with an acetate cover. Put it through the circle and attach the piece to a Summer Sun mat, before adhering the centre piece to the DSP.

Here’s another item that I made, it’s a sunflower!


Stamps – Something Sweet
Ink – Summer Sun and More Mustard Classic Ink
Paper –CS in Summer Sun and Whisper White
Accessories –sweet treat cup, 1 3/4″ circle punch, stamp-a-ma-jig, Certainly Celery 5/8” grosgrain ribbon, acetate, bamboo skewer, circle scissors


1. Using the new 1 3/4″ circle punch, punch a circle in whisper white CS. Then using the stamp-a-ma-jig, align the petal stamp around the circle using Summer Sun. Carefully cut around the petals.

2. Using the circle scissors and a pencil, draw a circle of approximately 2 1/4″ circle on Summer Sun CS. Aligning the cutout petals onto the Summer Sun CS, add a mark to show where the ‘middle’ of the petal will be placed.

3. Place the cutout petals aside and again with the stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp the petals in More Mustard around the large circle positioning the middle of the petal along the marks made in pencil. There will be gaps between the petals – as it’s a larger circle. Cut around the petals.

4. Layer and adhere the petal pieces together and then punch a 1 3/4″ circle in the Summer Sun card (turn the punch over to see where the first circle was punched out and repunch the same circle.

5. With the sweet treat cup, fill it with Sunflower seeds and then sealed it with an acetate sheet with a little flap (the size of a petal). Using tombow adhesive, adhere the sweet treat cup to the sunflower. Add a bamboo skewer covered in certain celery ribbon for the stem.

Similar to the sunflower, I gave my downline a Pretty in Pink Flower at the Brisbane Regional Training event. I love how easy these sweet treat cups are to use (not to mention – they’re a bargain at $6.50 for 12). I use acetate on the back of most of my sweet treat cups with a little flap so the recipient can pull back the acetate to access the goodies without destroying the card/flower.


Here’s a sneak peek at other things that I’ve made with the sweet treat cups that I will be sharing with you later… come back and visit my blog to see what other items you can make – perfect for Christmas, just around the corner.


Click here to go over to Madonna Dunn’s blog to find out what she has created with the new stamp set For Everything.

Thank  you for stopping by.

Don’t forget to leave a message to be in the draw for the Blog Candy and Good Luck!


70 Responses to ESAD Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

  1. Louise says:

    OK Lyanna, you are just too clever! LOVE what you have done here, you are totally inspiring! xx Louise

  2. very cute. love the sunflower.

  3. Kym Byrne says:

    Thanks Lyanna, you have given us some great ideas using this set. Too clever!!!!
    Kym Byrne

  4. Madonna says:

    Great projects Lyanna!! Gorgeous work.

  5. great cards Lyanna!! I love the seeds in that sunflower card 😉 Thanks for participating in the very first ESAD Blog Hop.

  6. These are fun little projects Lyanna!
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Great projects! Love the idea of the ribbon on the skewer!

  8. Louise Ryan says:

    Oooh Lyanna these are gorgeous! Nice to ‘meet’ you – you are my ‘link to’ ESAD member. Love the use of the papes in the gumball card. Enjoy the Bloghop!

  9. Sonia G says:

    Lyanna, what a great post – thanks for the tutorials too! I love these treat cups!

  10. Shaz Meara says:

    Lyanna you are so clever! Love what you have done with the sweet treat cups… seems they will be a real winner in this catty.
    Shaz 🙂

  11. steph says:

    This is just gorgeous and who would have thunk to put healthy things inside the sweet treat cups! Love what you have done your just to clever!! TFS X

  12. Deena says:

    Too cute Lyanna! I totally love this set and what you have done with it, TFS!!

  13. Tracy Clarke says:

    Hi Lyanna, Love your blog, beautiful work! Sweet Treats are my favourite set from the new Mini. Just wonderful to give a card and gift all in one. And the contents are only limited to our imagination. Thanks for sharing. Tracy x

  14. sandie carter says:

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas using those sweet treat cups. That gumball machine is perfect to use with it and wound be a real winner with kids – both little and big!!

  15. Hi Lyanna, these are really sweet! Well done, those flowers are such an ideal pressie for someone special. Thanks for the great ideas, lots of inky hugs from Charmaine 🙂

  16. Very nice Lyanna, thanks for sharing the instructions too. Always helpful

  17. Vanessa Garrahy says:

    They are amazing.
    Just beautiful

  18. I love your gum ball machine. This stamp set and the sweet treat cups are going to make so many children very, very happy. Thanks for sharing

  19. Keegan Rigby says:

    Great cards!! Love the gumball machine!!

  20. Liz Latham says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’m thinking of doing a Kids Class with these!

  21. Susan Joyce says:

    Nice combination of cards using the Sweet treat cups.

  22. Shauna Britza says:

    I love your projects, especially the sunflower. Well done.

  23. Louise says:

    How clever!! The sunflower with seeds in it instead of lollies is superb!!

  24. Karen Sullivan says:

    These are adorable! Thank you for sharing your wonderful artwork.

  25. What a clever touch using the seeds in the Sunflower! Healthy choice! Some great ideas here for this set.

  26. Liz says:

    I love your sunflower – the seeds give it such a textural look! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Meegan Dale says:

    I must say my favourite is the gum ball machine – it just so reminds me of a gum ball machine i got for christmas one year.

    Love it, thanks for sharing.

  28. Love the Sunflower never thought of doing something like that great.

  29. Love the projects – would never have thought of making a sunflower and putting sunflower seeds in the treat cup. TFS!

    Cynthia Ferenz
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

  30. Sarah S says:

    What a great use of Gumballs! my nephew loves them
    Your sunflower is a great idea–I have nature lover friends here in the Blue Mtns & was struggling for an idea—might try seed flowers–Thanks

  31. Sally says:

    The sunflower… what a great idea.. You are very clever!.
    Thanks for sharing

  32. Rebecca O'Gorman says:

    Awesome work Lyanna! Can’t wait to get me some of these….

  33. Tina says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on some of the sweet treat cups. What fun they look!

  34. Lynda says:

    The flower is so v v happy. Love it to bits. Well done.

  35. Diana says:

    The flowers are such a terrific idea! Thanks for sharing

  36. Teresa Leggo says:

    Very cute. Love the flower.

  37. Wonderful creations. Can’t wait to see what else you’re going to share with us…..


  38. mel says:

    Sun flower seeds in the sunflower…. C.U.T.E!!

  39. Kim Conway says:

    Fantastic project. Thanks heaps for the instructions. Beautiful work

  40. Lisa H says:

    Love your ideas!

  41. Lisa says:

    Love your card ideas!

  42. Kia Mellor says:

    How innovative you are Lyanna, thanks for sharing your creations!

  43. Sherry Davis says:

    Love, love, love what you have done with this stamp set and the sweet treat cups!

  44. Annette says:

    Lyanna. Cute ideas for the sweet cups.

  45. Karen Lea says:

    Love your projects, especially the flower. Another great idea would be to put other flower seeds in with instructions for a gardening friend. I still think a sweet tooth would need their own advent calendar made with 25 days of sweets!!!

  46. Andrea says:

    more great ideas for this set. thanks

  47. Lisa K says:

    Argh this blog hop is dangerous! I wasn’t interested in the sweet treat cups but those flowers are gorgeous!

  48. Tania Salvati says:

    Love your work.

  49. chantell16 says:

    Wow weee….I love these. I will definately be back to see what else you have done with the Sweet Treats. Chantell

  50. Wildflower says:

    So much talent, not enough time to copy you!!! Great stuff!!

  51. Mae Collins says:

    I think these Sweet Treat Cups are going to be a hit and especially with the coordinating Something Sweet stamp set. TFS

  52. Lisa Huff says:

    Hi Lyanna

    Love your ideas for the treat cups and the instructions make it so easy! Thanks for sharing

  53. Jill says:

    These are great.Well done.

  54. joanie says:

    THANK YOU for sharing you wonderful cards.

  55. Kathryn Forster says:

    Loved your creations!

  56. Robyn says:

    Hi Lyanna! Thanks for sharing your great ideas. Love the flowers with the goodies inside and that polka dot ribbon ….way gorgeous!

  57. Alishia Gaff says:

    Great ideas, love how you have used the seeds!

  58. becky manning says:

    cant wait to try with the sunflower seeds…its great!

  59. Jac says:

    OMG – the sweet treat cups are just the best – will have to get my hands on some of these, for sure!

  60. Fiona says:

    Thanks for sharing your ‘recipes’. Also love the reindeer and snowman poop cards!

  61. Rebecca says:

    These are all beautiful!

  62. Tui Nathan says:

    What a terrific idea for sunflower seeds … a great fun project … thank you for sharing!!1

  63. Robyn LITTLE says:

    Such a clever idea to use something other than sweets in the cups – I can think of so many other things to go in them now that you’ve sown the idea in my head.

  64. Claudette says:

    How very clever!!! I love the bright cheerful colors and the different items you’ve put into the swwet treat cups…sunflower seeds…a more healthy choice!!! : )

  65. JoBee says:

    I just love these new sweet treat cups, the uses are endless… I love what you have done with these. I especially like the gumball machine
    Gorgeous works of art.
    hoppin off to the next stop..

  66. Leanne Coghlan says:

    What lovely ideas, thanks for sharing. So glad I have these on my list already.

  67. Jeannie says:

    Such fantastic cards, love the scoop of poop – my favourite. Very clever.
    Hugs Jeannie

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