Category: Birthday

Colourful Seasons Bike Ride Shadow Box

A big Hello to you all!

I wanted to share with you today a bit of a fun project using Bronwyn Eastley’s Bike Ride Shadow Box Tutorial.

I made this one for an order for a friend who needed a fiftieth birthday card for her brother in law.  The brief was –  he enjoys bike riding.

Isn’t is lucky that we have the Build a Bike set to make this even easier.  My design is based pretty close to Bronwyn’s, but I needed to make it more masculine!

Colourful Seasons Bike Ride Shadow Box by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I used some embossing paste directly over the cloud dies on the background and gave the card an Autumn feel using Colourful Seasons Bundle and attaching the leaves to the branch.

I did have to use the retired Little Numbers Dies to make sure a 50 could fit nicely onto the card! And I think this is the first time EVER I have used Always Artichoke! Lol. But it needed just a little green to lift the overall look!

Colourful Seasons Bike Ride Shadow Box by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

You get a bit more of an idea of the depth with this picture.

Bronwyn’s tutorials are super fun for creating a ‘special’ card.  Why not pop over to her tutorial shop HERE to see what you can start creating! They really are versatile!

And don’t forget – you only have until the weekend to stock up on all those FREE Saleabration goodies you are after!  Now is the perfect time to stock up on cardstock, Designer Paper, adhesives and the retiring In Colours and reap the rewards with FREE items!

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Colour INKspiration 29

Good evening everyone!  Welcome to Colour INKspiration 29.

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month the Colour INKspiration Crew get together and create a hop using a selected colour palette to create with.  You can join in the fun by creating a project with the colours and popping a picture of it on our Facebook Page HERE by the Monday night before the next challenge.

This weeks colour palette is a beautiful selection chosen by Bronwyn with colours Crumb Cake; Chocolate Chip; Blushing Bride; Garden Green and Very Vanilla.  I initially went to go straight to florals for this colour palette as it’s so suited, but I had another project that needed to be done for a customer order, so I decided to combine the two tasks.

My task was to create a card for a 21st for someone who loves baking.  I was inspired by how Jackie Aitken created a brilliant BBQ Card a few weeks ago, so I thought I could adapt a basic Card in the Box design to create an oven and get it baking!

Oven Card in a Box by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I must say, once I worked out how to cut it to achieve the look I wanted, this was quite fun to make!  I did use a few different bits and bobs to make this card.  The cupcakes were from Lift Me Up Stamps and coordinating dies and utensils and glove from the Apron of Love Bundle.  The Basket Weave Embossing Folder made for a great background to represent tiles – I am so glad this Saleabration item will be continuing in the new Annual Catalogue – I Just love it!

And the best bit – it folds flat for posting!

Colour INKspiration 29 Oven Card in a Box by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Don’t forget – there is only 2 more weeks of Saleabration left to grab your freebies!

Keep hopping around – the crew has some beautiful projects on display this week. Up next is Narelle:

Happy Crafting Everyone!

 

 

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CTC 169 Saleabration – Blossoming Basket

Hi all and welcome to CTC 169 where we are back taking a look at the Saleabration Catalogue.

The CASEing the Catty Crew hop every Sunday night and recreate projects from given sections of the catalogues to inspire you all to get crafting!  You can play along too by CASEing a project and then uploading your version to our Facebook group before the challenge closes.

There is only a couple of weeks left to make sure you have everything you want off your Saleabration wish list!  It’s a great time to stock up on all your papers and embellishments and get rewarded for FREE products at the same time!

This week I received my Blossoming Basket Bundle from the second release of items, so I took it for a spin for tonights challenge.

The basket has a beautiful bunch of flowers and the bundle is teamed with the basket weave dynamic embossing folder which will happily be available in the new Annual Catalogue in June 🙂

I created my project using another FREE saleabration item – the Tutti Fruitti Cards and Envelopes.  I would have loved to create a whole set (and I will at some stage)  but I ran out of time before the challenge to colour and get all the fussy cutting done! Lol

CTC 169 Saleabration and Blossoming Basket by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

That embossing folder is just WOW, and when you layer up the flowers in the basket it really adds some extra prettiness to the card!  I also love the effect of the loosely tied tag around the basket using some linen thread.

You really will have lots of fun with this combination and the endless colour combinations you could produce.  And it’s the perfect product for Weddings, birthdays, thank you and sympathy!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Fi to see what she has created for you all this week!

Happy Crafting everyone!

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CTC 168 – Petal Passion with Charming Cafe

Hello again!

It’s Sunday night so that means it’s time for another CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop.

This week the crew will CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from the Petal Passion suite in the Occasions Catalogue on pages 22 – 27.

If you follow my Facebook Page then you would see I have been playing A  LOT with the Petal Palette Suite.  I absolutely love it! But tonight I thought I would pop a few more pages in and focus on the Charming Cafe Bundle on Page 25.

I know I say it a lot, but this bundle really caught my eye and I had been waiting (not so) patiently to purchase it for my ‘collection’.  I am a bit of a sucker for a fancy framelit and these were no exception.  What really grabbed my attention was how easily the framelits work together to make a multi layered or dimensional card.

Charming Cafe

I began by creating a bit of a quirky card CASEing the image above.  However, I wanted my Chairs and tables behind the cafe window, so I added an acetate layer to my card.  I need the stamp-a-majig to line it up properly in my window – which ended up being quite fiddly as the acetate kept moving when I tried to move the stamp-a-majig.  Not for the feint of heart I tell you!

I didn’t mind the overall affect, but I was very impatient with my acetate as I used Momento Ink on it hoping to colour the brickwork, but it took far too long to dry and as you can see – it smudged and didn’t dry at all – so if you wanted to do this you could use the archival ink and colour from the back of the image.

CTC 168 Petal Passion using Charming Cafe by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

 

CTC 168 Petal Passion using Charming Cafe by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Never mind…you live and learn and at least I had my colour choices right now, so on to my next project…the one I really wanted to create.  A diorama card.  I have made a few of these over the years and we all know I love a 3D card, but this set really just lent itself to creating one of these so very easily!  The framelit that cuts out the seats and table whilst leaving the base intact does all the work for you for this card!  I even pinched a couple of birdies from the Flying Home Stamp set! Shhhh. And colouring is sooooo simple with the Stampin Blends to really make your project pop!

Charming Cafe Diorama Card

CTC 168 - Petal Passion using Charming Cafe Diorama Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Now I LOVE how this one turned out! I guess you could say I ended up CASEing myself! Lol!

 What do you think?

Unfortunately I cannot find the You Tube video I used a few years ago to create a Diorama card, but I am giving away the tutorial with any order placed with me during March.  And don’t forget – March is the LAST month to get any of the FREE Saleabration items with a $90 or $180 purchase!  Don’t miss out!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Monique and see what she has created for you all xx

Happy Crafting

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Colour INKspiration 27 – Petal Palette

Hi everyone.

Welcome to Colour INKspiration Challenge Number 27!

Colour INKspiration happens every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.  The design team are given a colour swatch to create their projects with and then we put together a hop to inspire you all to get creating!

You can join in the challenges.  Just create your project using the given colour palette (neutrals and metallics are allowed) and then upload a picture on to our Facebook Group HERE.

This week we are playing with hues of blue and pink…

Your colour selection is – Powder Pink; Pool Party; Melon Mambo and Island Indigo.

Melon Mambo and Island Indigo are fairly strong colours, so I was trying to work out how to incorporate them into a design without overpowering the softer colours.  An idea sprung to mind and I began playing.  I used our gorgeous new Petal Palette Bundle for my design.  Ever since I have received it I haven’t been able to stop playing.  It’s a beautiful set that can have a vintage or modern feel depending on your design.

Colour INKspiration 27 Petal Palette

Colour INKspiration 27 - Petal Palette by Mel Pagano @ My Paper Oasis

I decided I wanted to keep this card quite subtle, so I included lots of white space, and embossed my images with White Embossing Powder before watercoloring them.  I used Shimmery White Cardstock for the images that I have coloured as it holds watercolouring much better than Whisper White.  We are allowed to incorporate neutrals into our designs, so I added touches of Sahara Sand for the stamped leaves in the background and to watercolour the embossed leaves.  I then simply trimmed my flower image to allow me to have the individual designs.  A few gentle curls of our Whisper White Organza Ribbon, a flick of tombow mixed with water and a sprinkle of Gold Glitter and the card was complete!

I haven’t popped a sentiment on this card yet as I think it could be used for multiple purposes – so I will add it when I know where its going!

I have a special this month where you can get a tutorial and card kit free when you purchase the Petal Palette Bundle this month.  You can find out more HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Make sure you take the entire hop and see all the lovely creations.

Next up is Denita 🙂

Happy Crafting everyone!

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Myths and Magic Shaker Shadow Box Card

Hi everyone!

Today I thought I would pop past and share on of my creations with you all!

You see, my niece turned 18 last week – so that requires a bit more of a ‘special’ card in my eyes.  I mean, its a pretty special birthday and something to celebrate. Plus, its another good excuse to create a 3D project! Lol.

My niece is a BIG Harry Potter fan, so I knew whatever I created had to be themed around that.  Aren’t we lucky that our new Myths and Magic Suite could make sure that happened for me!

I used Bronwyn Eastley’s Magic Mermaid Shaker Shadow Box tutorial again (you can see my first creation HERE) to create the base of this card.  However Lou, one of the other AddINKtive Design Team members created the same box with clear acetate, so I guess you can say I CASEd her’s as well! (with permission of course!) You can see her design HERE.

So here it is – my

Myths and Magic Shaker Shadow Box Card!

Myths and Magic Shaker Shadow Box by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I have created the back portion of the box using the Myths and Magic Speciality Designer Series Paper.  This is just one of a couple of lots of Designer Paper in the new Occasions Catalogue that is thicker than regular Designer Paper, making it fantastic for 3D projects!  The centre piece, number 18 and sentiment are all using our Silver Foil – it was just SUPER difficult to photograph with the dark background and glare off the acetate no matter what lighting I tried to use!

The wizard himself has been stamped and coloured using our Stampin’ Blend Alcohol markers, but the little wizard and the castle in the background are fussy cut directly from other pieces of the Designer Paper.  I thought the young wizard at least had Gryffindor’s colour scheme! All I really need was a white owl! Lol.

The castle and trees are actually set on the very back panel, so here’s a bit of a close up for you –

Myths and Magic Shaker Shadow Box Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oaisis

It’s a mini Hogwarts!

The lovely ‘Celebrate’ die is a FREE item available during Saleabration.  It was cut from our Silver Foil Sheets with a Fresh Fig Sentiment layered underneath help ‘lift’ it off the card.

The shaker middle section just adds a bit of extra bling and fun to the card!

Bronwyn’s tutorials are really very versatile! Once you have the base, you can mix it up to suit your needs!  Take a look at her tutorial store and all that is on offer HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my project today!

You can purchase any of the items to create this yourself in my online store, or by clicking on the images below.  Remember to take advantage of our FREE items during Saleabration – but only until March 31st!  So don’t miss all those lovely FREE goodies on offer!

Happy Crafting!

 

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CTC 163 – Saleabration – Painted with Love Pandas

A BIG hello to you all and welcome back to another week of CASEing the Catty, where every Sunday night the design team creates a hop focusing on a selected section of the current catalogues to CASE (Copy and Share Everything)!

The best bit is that you are able to play along too!  All you need to do is CASE a design from the selected section and then upload your photo to our Facebook Group right HERE before the next challenge! Simple.  I do hope you can play along!

This week is CTC 163 and we are back to CASEing anything in the Saleabration Catalogue!

Saleabration is the BEST time of the Stampin’ Up! Year because you can earn FREE, yes FREE, products for EVERY $90 spent on orders!  If you don’t have a catalogue then contact your local demonstrator, me, any of the girls on the hop, or simply download a copy from the sidebar to see all the amazing freebies on offer!

My CASE this week focuses on the image on Page 8 of the catalogue – which is in fact, the image on the far right above!

I really wanted to cut – yes cut – my Painted with Love Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP). It’s no good leaving it in the packet and hoarding it you know!

This paper is absolutely stunning.  It’s thicker than normal, making it ideal for more sturdier crafts such as boxes and packaging, as well as for the usual paper craft uses like cards and scrapbooking.  The metallic golds with the pinks and purples is a beautiful combination – really – you NEED to get this paper!

I have also used the super cute Party Panda’s Set that you can choose FREE during Saleabration and created two cards.

PAINTED WITH LOVE PANDA’S

CTC 163 - Saleabration - Painted with Love Panda's my Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

The Designer Paper sheet that I used grades from purples (Rich Razzleberry) down to lighter pinks (Calypso Coral and Powder Pink), so I started with a ‘Pink’ card. I used our Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate for the background as it added to the gold without covering the gorgeous layers of the DSP.  For this card I stamped the sentiment Love You from the Party Panda’s set, in rows across the rectangle I created with the Stitched Shape Framelits.

CTC 163 - Saleabration - Painted with Love Panda's by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I REALLY like this second card!  The Rich Razzleberry in the DSP is just gorgeous combined with gold.  This time I punched a LOT of little hearts from the Cookie Cutter Punch and adhered them with tombow to my base piece for a very cool effect! It’s a bit like creating your own embossing folder!

I haven’t labelled the insides yet or attached a sentiment, as I thought they would be good for Valentine’s Day or birthdays!

I would love to hear which one you prefer!

CTC 163 - Saleabration - Painted with Love Panda's by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Now it’s time to hop on over to Megan’s page and see what she has CASEd this week!

Happy Crafting!

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Colour INKspiration 26 – Picture Perfect Birthday

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Welcome to Colour INKspiration 26, where each second and fourth Wednesday of the month the crew create using a select colour palette.  You can play along each fortnight by using the same colour palette and then uploading your design to our Facebook page right HERE. You need to upload your design the Monday before the next colour challenge begins! So for this one – you have until 7pm Monday the 12th of February.

This week we have a very blue / green colour palette for you to play with.

This weeks selection are Emerald Envy; Bermuda Bay; Tranquil Tide and Sahara Sand!

I immediately thought of oceans and seas when I saw this colour challenge, but I decided to go in a completely different direction.  I actually found this palette one of the trickier palettes to design with, especially when not creating ocean scenes.  Because of that I kept my design very simple and chose to use Picture Perfect Birthday as my stamp set of choice. An 18 piece photopolymer stamp set full of party fun!

Colour INKspiration 26 - Picture Perfect Birthday by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I added a bit of silver to jazz the card up a bit.  The Designer Paper is a FREE Saleabration item – Bubbles and Fizz – that you can choose with any $90 order.  I have to say though – that sentiment has been one of my favourites and is quite frequently used already.  And those ribbons look fabulous – especially when fussy cut – they pop right off the card.

I do hope you have been taking advantage of all the FREE items on offer during Saleabration.  Remember – it only runs until March 31st – so you don’t want to miss all the fun!

Now it’s time to continue around the hop and see the rest of the gorgeous projects on offer!  Next up is Denita 🙂

Happy Crafting everyone!

 

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CTC 161 – Saleabration and Amazing You

Hi everyone!

We are back for CASEing the Catty 161 where we get to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from the Saleabration Catalogue this week!  ANYTHING from the Saleabration Catalogue.  That leaves a lot of scope you know!

Have you got your copy of the new catalogues yet?  You don’t want to miss out because Saleabration allows you to choose FREE products for every $90 or $180 spent!  So make sure you contact your demonstrator for a copy!

This week I decided to CASE this lovely card on the front cover of the catalogue –

Although, I have to be honest, I didn’t really like the colours in this image.  So that was the task I set myself – Copy the card but change up the colours.  I pictured this card more with black and white tones, with just a hint of colour to lift the flowers.  So this is what I created –

CTC 161 - Saleabration and Amazing You by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I started with a Basic Black base and added a layer of Petal Passion Designer Paper (5 3/4″ x 4″).

For my second layer I stamped the flower from the Amazing You Stamp Set (FREE) in versamark, on another Basic Black Layer (5″ x 3 1/4″) before heat embossing with our Clear Embossing Powder.  I then stamped the ‘rays’ in versamark in the centre of this piece and heat set with Silver Embossing powder.  A couple of wraps of the New Silver Baker’s Twine finished with a bow, and then the whole layer was popped up on dimensionals to finish it off.

The flowers were created by stamping in versamark onto Vellum Cardstock and heat setting with White Embossing Powder – so much embossing today! Lol.   I then coloured the back of the images with our Stampin Blends.  You couldn’t see the colours on the black like this though – so I then adhered them with some tombow to Whisper White Cardstock, before fussy cutting each flower and adhering to the card.  I added a few other elements before using the Celebrate You Thinlets (also FREE) to cut the ‘Amazing’ sentiment.  This was so easy to adhere using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets!

CTC 161 - Saleabration and Amazing You by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I’m really happy with how this card turned out, and dare I say – I prefer my colour combination 🙂  And even better, the stamp set and framelits are products that you can choose for FREE during Saleabration !

We would love to see you create your own work of art by CASEing something from the Occasions Catalogue and posting a picture of it on our Facebook Group – HERE. You have until next Monday to get your entries in!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Jackie Noble and see what she has created this week!

Happy Crafting!

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Colour INKspiration 25 – Epic Celebrations

Hi everyone and welcome back to Colour INKspiration Challenges for 2018.

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month the crew design a project with the colour template we are given.  You are able to join in the fun too, by creating your own project with the selected colours and then posting them our Facebook Page HERE.  I hope you can join us for our Colour Challenge kick off for 2018 with Colour INKspiration 25!

Here is our Colour Palette for this challenge –

Your Colours are simply Night of Navy; Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist!

I don’t think I would have thought of putting Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist together before this challenge, but they actually go very well together!  I had to play around with ideas in my head for this one for a while, but I decided to create a bit of a funky card for a young man’s upcoming birthday using the brand new Saleabration Set Epic Celebrations.

For me, Epic Celebrations is a fantastic teen set – sometimes some of the most difficult cards to make in my opinion.  And it’s even better because you can choose it for FREE with any $90 order!

Colour INKspiration 25 - Epic Celebrations by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

This was such a fun card to make.  I just kept adding to it.  I knew I originally wanted a water coloured background with the Navy specks, but I then added to that with our new Shimmery White Embossing Paste and the brick background, then I added some Gold Glitter Flakes for a bit of extra background ‘noise’! And whilst we don’t actually have any 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Navy – you can colour the white ribbon with our Stampin Blend Alcohol Markers – so thats what I did – and Ta Da – Night of Navy Ribbon!

Colour INKspiration 25 - Epic Celebrations by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

What do you think? Funky enough for a young man?

The crew have some AMAZING projects for you on the hop – so jump on over to the lovely Jacque to see what she has created for you all.

Happy Crafting everyone!

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