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Hi there!

Exciting time in Stampin' Up! land today with our regular new catalogue Blog Hop. Welcome, if you came to me from Kylie Clemmence's blog.

If you are just starting here, and you have half an hour or more to fill, a very warm welcome to you, and please feel free to click through to all the blogs to see what products are being show-cased today.

I'm going to show you a super-fun new Simply Created Kit from Stampin' Up! for making gorgeous party decor.

Simply Created Build A Banner Kit (2)

Doesn't that look interesting?

But before I get into that - if you're just starting here, you might be wondering 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 love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship, and we're always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to leave me a comment with your Email address and I'll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

Back to this fun new product - what is it and what can it do?

Simply Created Build A Banner Kit (1)

The Simply Created Build A Banner kit consists of 18 canvas pennants complete with Antique Brass Rings, Jute, 3 x background image stencils, 26 individual letter stencils, 1 background mask stencil and a Stampin' Spritzer.

It's designed to make cheerful banners, and in the new Holiday Catalogue starting today, you can also purchase accessory kits to help make funky Christmas or Halloween banners.

I've got a special occasion coming up this weekend. The official opening of my new Stampin' room, and I've combined it with a Daffodil Day Garden Party, so I decided to make a great big flowery Daffodil Day Banner.

I daubered the pennants in Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie & Summer Starfruit inks, using the background templates for funky patterns.

Simply Created Build A Banner Kit (3)

Simply Created Build A Banner Kit (4)

Then daubered all the letters with Daffodil Delight Ink.

Simply Created Build A Banner Kit (5)

Simply Created Build A Banner Kit (6)

This is really fun and fresh on it's own, but, you know me! I like lots of texture and layers, so I had to step it up a bit. For me that meant die cutting lots of flowers, and stamping and punching lots of butterflies.

Simply Created Build A Banner Kit (7)

And of course sponging around the edges of them all!

The flowers were then assembled to create these :

Simply Created Build A Banner Kit (8)

Next step was to lay all the pieces out and decide which way they looked best. I'm loving how the finished project came up.

Simply Created Build A Banner Kit (10)

Better give you a couple of close-ups!

Simply Created Build A Banner Kit (9)

Simply Created Build A Banner Kit (11)

I know some of you are coming to my Daffodil Day Garden Party on Saturday - I can't wait to show you the banner in real life!

For now, I better let you all go onto the next person in the blog hop!  Please leave a comment for me below - I'd love to know what you think, and what colours you would pick to do a banner in?

The next blog to check out is that of the effervescent Libby Dyson! Go see what she's created!


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Keryn Campbell

It really looks like Spring is Coming from your gorgeous banner. Thanks for tip about using daubers.

Mel Sharp

Gorgeous! This wasn't on my wish list, but it is now! Thanks for the inspiration Kathryn xx

Emily Campbell

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!!! Those flowers must have taken you forever, but they certainly do give it that va-va-VOOM!! don't they! Lovely.


LOVE!!!! Love love love!!!!


Thanks girls! You can tell why Madonna was on my mind the whole time I was creating! I wish you lived closer so you can come to my whole big yellow day on Saturday!

kylie clemmence

Just gorgeous, Kathryn!

Angie Jones

Stunning banner - very spring like. ☺ xx

Janine Jess

I agree with Mel - I wasn't going to get this but your banner is just gorgeous and I might be getting it now! Thanks for sharing.


Love your project, and great to see how you created it step by step.

Libby Dyson

Gorgeous. I'm going to have to put this on my wish list. I love what you've created. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration with us.

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