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Colour INKspiration 6 – CI06


Welcome to our next Colour INKspiration Challenge!  Your entries have amazed us so far! So much talent and creativity out there – it’s a joy to see, but makes it very difficult to vote!   Keep up the great work!  You can join the fun on our Facebook Group HERE.

We have a beautiful colour swatch for you all this week.  These colours work so well together.  We have Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Gold to work with. Even though the image says gold foil, it can be any gold you like.

There are some beautiful projects by the crew this week, so make sure you hop around to see them all, including from our guest designer – Kim Oliver. Welcome Kim!

I found these colours compliment each other so very nicely and had a bit of fun creating.

Colour INKspiration 06 by My Paper Oasis, stampin up colours with Flourishing Phrases

I thought today I would try my hand at water colouring my own background.  There was a similar navy striped paper in our Floral Boutique DSP, but the lines were fine and quite dark. I really like the more subtle water coloured lines.  They are super simple to create too – just pop some ink on your aqua painter and run it straight across your cardstock.  It’s really that simple.  I used our Shimmery White for this, because it holds the water so well and the subtle shimmer is just gorgeous!

I even splattered on some extra sparkle with gold glitter, by mixing a small amount of tombow with water, then flicking it across my card using an aqua painter.  I have a specific aqua painter for this job, because it does get glue in the brush.  Sprinkle your card with gold glitter and tap of the excess and leave to dry.  It creates a beautiful effect on cards.

Well I do hope you have enjoyed my creation this week. Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Monique to see what she has created this week!

Happy Crafting

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CTC 120 – Nailed it!

Happy Sunday everyone!

That must mean it’s time for yet another fantastic CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop. To get you inspired to create and stamp this week, we are concentrating on pages 46 – 49 from the Occasions Catalogue.

As usual, there are lots of lovely samples to choose to CASE – but considering I have barely inked up my Nailed It Set, I knew straight away it was the bundle I was going to play with.  It’s a fantastic set to make some great projects for that handy man or woman in your life!  But remember – you don’t have to have the stamp sets to play along in these challenges – just let the pages inspire you to create with what you have.

I took inspiration this week directly from the picture above.  Not the cards – but the peg board itself!  This set lends itself to creating a great peg board display, especially when teamed with the coordinating DSP.

CTC 120 - Nailed It Peg Board by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Tools, Male Card

And perhaps one more card, just because I can! Lol

CTC 120 - Nailed It Peg Board by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Tools, Male Card

Told you the paper makes this suite super easy to create with!

Now, as I’m the one with the tool kit in my house, I feel I need to make myself one in more ‘feminine’ colours!

Don’t forget to play along with the challenge.  Simply create your project and upload to the relevant Facebook Album in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Page (it’s the album with the matching picture at the top of the post).  You can find the Group HERE.

Now it’s time to hop over to the amazing Simone Bartrum to see what she has created this week!

Happy Stamping!

There is just under 2 weeks left to enjoy all the Saleabration Freebies!  Make sure you don’t miss out!

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CTC 119 – Designer Tee

Welcome everyone.  I hope you are enjoying your long weekend in Victoria!

It’s time again for another CASEing the Catty Challenge!  This week we are CASEing anything in the saleabration catalogue from pages 16 – 19!  Remember when we CASE we don’t need the exact sets as displayed – you can take inspiration from the colours, layouts, stamps or images 🙂

You may have come from Elizabeth’s blog or be starting right here! Once you have popped around the all the blog posts, don’t forget to play along and upload your creation to our Facebook Page – no blog post necessary!

I’m taking my inspiration today from the image on page 18 of the catalogue – The pink card on the right hand side –

I love the sentiments in the designer tee stamp set and the little t-shirt framelits!

I had to change the colours up a bit as I have just received my FREE Glimmer Paper Assortment Packs (no, I couldn’t just have ONE!) and I wanted to use some of that glimmer! It is SUPER sparkly!

 CTC119 using Designer Tee by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Custom Tee, Watwrcolouring, Mel PaganoYou all know I love a bit of watercoloring and I gave my t-shirt a bit of extra love to make it smooth and shiny, by pressing it into my versamark ink pad and then sprinkle with clear embossing powder.  Do it a couple of times for a smooth, glossy finish!

CTC119 using Designer Tee by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Custom Tee, Mel pagano

I used the same method to create these gorgeous dangles for my Product Play Day at the release of the Occasions Catalogue in January – only for these ones I heat embossed a back and front and adhered them together to make it super strong! Mine hangs on my scissors 🙂

CTC119 using Designer Tee by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Custom Tee, scissor charm

If you love Designer Tee, you had better be quick! You can choose it for FREE with any $90 order but there’s only 19 days of Salebration left to get yours!  Don’t delay – supplies are only whilst they last!

I hope you enjoyed my projects – now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Rachel to see what she has created this week!

Don’t forget to play along and add you pic to the album on our Facebook Page!

Happy Crafting!

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Colour INKspiration 5 – CI05

Hi everyone!  Glad you could join us for another Colour INKspiration this week!  Can you believe two weeks have flown by already!

The crew are really enjoying everyone’s enthusiasm and participation, so keep them coming!

This weeks colour palette is much more suited to colours I would normally ‘go to’ when creating. Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand! Don’t forget you can use neutrals and metallics too for your creation!

A beautiful pastel palette to work with, that took my heart straight to quilting.  Yes, I love to quilt and these images and colours took me straight there.  The inspiration started to flow – I wanted to make a quilt – what kind of quilt??? – ohhhhhhhh a drunkard’s path quilt – and then it occurred to me that the stitched framelits would give the impression of stitch lines! Woohoo – idea sorted!

AND THEN……

the realisation that our Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (available in the current occasions catalogue) has the EXACT colour palette.  YES! So the creating began….

Colour INKspiration 05 Quilt Inspired Card by My Paper Oasis, stampin up, drunkards path quilt design

 There was a lot of cutting on the bigshot for this one, but the end result was well worth it. I had a lot of fun making this ‘mini paper quilt’.

I used the smallest stitched square and circle framelits.  To make sure the circles were cut in exactly the same spot each time, i had to make a small mark on the circle framelit where it intersected with the stitched lines from the square. That ensured the quarter circle nested nicely into the square shape each time.

A few embellishments, some vanilla ribbon and the thread from the blushing bride sequins and it was done!

I hope you enjoyed the project! Now its time to hop over to Elizabeth’s blog to see what she has created for this challenge!

Don’t forget to play along with the challenge by uploading your design to our Facebook Page HERE.

And remember – MARCH is the final month of Saleabration! I hope you have been taking advantage of the FREE products on offer! If you live in Australia you can order your supplies via my Shop Now button 🙂

Happy Crafting!

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CTC118 – Cool Treats Poppin Box!

Welcome back to another CASEing the Catty for hop for this week!  Have you been creating away? Have you been using the catalogue for inspiration?  If you are stuck for a layout or colour scheme or ideas for using a set, then CASEing images in the Catty may be just what you need to kick start your creative spark!

You may have come from the amazing Kelly Kent this week or be starting right here! So hop around and see what inspiration the crew has for you this week!

This week for our challenge we are creating from the Cool Treats Section in the catalogue – so ANYTHING from pages 32 – 45!

I myself have recently been playing LOADS with the Cool Treats suite! Yes, the entire suite!  Well it’s so …… Cool! Lol.  The stamps, the framelits, the designer paper, the sprinkles!!!! Have you tried it yet? I took inspiration from it all!

I have created a few cards with this suite, but this week I wanted to share with you a fantastic Poppin’ Card Box that I found by a demonstrator called Gemma Clarke.  They are quite popular right now and with good reason too!  The box POPS right out of its case when you pull it open! It’s such an interactive card.

Here’s the one I created…

CTC 118 Popping Card Box using Cool Treats with link to tutorial, My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Cool Treats, Poppin Box Card, 3D Card, ice cream card, popping box, frozen treats

and here is the other side of the box….

CTC 118 Popping Card Box using Cool Treats with link to tutorial, My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Cool Treats, Poppin Box Card, 3D Card, ice cream card, popping box, frozen treats

You can even stamp a message inside the box base or use this area to write your message on! They are fantastic for vouchers too.   They are the perfect size for movie tickets!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Elizabeth’s blog to see what beautiful project she has for you all!

Don’t forget to play along by creating your project, snapping a pic and posting on out Facebook Page right HERE!

If you would like to have a go at creating your very own Poppin Box Card then take the link to Gemma’s Youtube video HERE.

 Happy Crafting!

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Cool Treats Acetate Window Card

Hello all my crafty friends!

Today is the day I can share my Sunday Night Live video with you all…Finally!  I had a little upload issue happening during the week – but I got there eventually!  I love how technology can really limit us sometimes!

On my Sunday Night Live video this week I showed you all how I create my acetate window cards.  They are not to difficult to do, but create a great effect!  I used the Cool Treat Bundle for these cards!  Since I have started playing with this bundle, I have found it a little difficult to stop!

Cool Treat Acetate Card with measurements and tutorial by My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, acetate card, frozen treats, window card, acetate window card

They’re a little tricky to photograph, so here’s another view…

Cool Treat Acetate Card with measurements and tutorial by My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, acetate card, frozen treats, window card, acetate window card

and here is another using the same suite…

Cool Treat Acetate Card with measurements and tutorial by My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, acetate card, frozen treats, window card, acetate window card

This suite is seriously so much fun!

Pop over to my channel – My Paper Oasis on You Tube to watch the video and create your own acetate window cards!

Here are the measurements:

  • Watermelon Wonder card base – 4 1/8” x 7 7/8” – score at 5 7/8”; piece 2” x 4 1/8”
  • Pool Party Layer One front card piece 4” x 1 7/8” – 2 pieces needed.
  • DSP strips  Layer Two front of card – 3 7/8” x 1 3/4” – 2 pieces needed.
  • Window Sheet 4 1/8” x 3”
  • Pool Party for inside card 5 5/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Whisper White for inside 5 1/2” x 3 3/4”
  • DSP strip for inside of card 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

Happy Crafting!

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Colour INKspiration CI04 – Botanical Blooms

Hi everyone and welcome to another amazing Colour INKspiration!  This week we have another amazing colour scheme for you play along with and spur your creativity. Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month the crew share with you our creations using the selected colour palette.  You can join the fun too by posting your creation on our Facebook page – no blog required – just upload your photo!

You may be starting the hop here or come across from Kim’s blog.  Either way – hop around, be inspired and leave some blog love by commenting on the posts to encourage us!

I love colour challenges that take you out of your comfort zone and really get you thinking!  The challenge this time was no different!  I had to play with ideas in my head for a while before I finally sat down to stamp!

This week we are playing with the colours Delightful Dijon;  Elegant Eggplant; Whisper White and Crushed Curry.  What a colour palette to work with. These colours look stunning in the images above.  This is another colour selection that I would never have naturally put together, so it was fun to play with!  I built the idea of the card in my head well before I inked up a stamp, so was very happy when it came together!

Colour Inspiration#4 using Botanical Blooms by Mel Pagano from My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, handmade card, stitched shape framelits

I created the stamped raised frame by Stamping on the white card front before cutting four of the frame outlines with the stitched shapes and Layering Square Framelits. I then adhered them together and popped them back in their original position.  I used the stamp off method for the spots and flowers, so the colours weren’t overpowering the entire card. I then decorated with a range of flowers from the Botanical Blooms Framelits.  That gorgeous sentiment is from the Designer Tee stamp set which you can redeem for FREE during Saleabration!

Colour Inspiration#4 using Botanical Blooms by Mel Pagano from My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, handmade card, stitched shape framelits

Here’s a little peek at the inside of my card!  I cannot get enough of those STITCHED SHAPE framelits!!!!!

Colour Inspiration#4 using Botanical Blooms by Mel Pagano from My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, handmade card, stitched shape framelits

Well I hope you enjoyed my creation and are encouraged to continue around the hop to see all the other amazing projects!!!

Hop on over now to the lovely Monique to see what project she has created using this colour suite!

Happy Crafting!

 

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A big hello to all my crafty friends!

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Valentine’s Card Sealed with Love

Hi everyone,

I’m popping back in to say hello and give you all the info for my card that was made on my Facebook Live Video this week.  It’s coming up to Valentine’s Day, and even though I don’t do much to celebrate Valentine’s Day, lots of people do! And it’s always nice to give a handmade card isn’t it?!

If you subscribe to my blog posts you may have noticed that I have been playing with the Sealed with Love quite a bit.  I am a sucker for those tiny envelopes! What’s not to love.  And I think it’s a fantastic versatile set – really not just for valentines.  This tiny envelopes are perfect for secret hidden notes, you could pop a quick message in your kids lunch boxes or leave them around the house to find and they are soon perfect for scrapbooking and having a sneaky hidden message! So many possibilities!

I really wanted to keep this one simple, without lots of fussy elements to make the card more versatile. One of the best bits about this – if you purchase the bundle and the matching Designer Series Paper Stack you get a FREE item of your choice form the Saleabration Catalogue! There’s something for everyone – stamps, card kits, tins, Designer Papers!  Simply use my ‘Shop Now’ button, or click on the images below for simple, online shopping  🙂

You can watch my video over at my You Tube Channel My Paper Oasis to create your very own card.  Here are all the measurements too –

Card Base – Crumb Cake or Kraft Card 4 1/8″ x 11 3/4″

Layer One – Real Red 3″ x 3″

Layer Two – Soft Sky cut using the largest Stitched Shapes Die – 2 5/8″ square

All hearts cut using Gold Foil.

Envelope from Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.

Happy Crafting!

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Colour INKspiration #3 – CI03

Welcome to our third Colour INKspiration Challenge! And WOW do we have a colour challenge for you this week!

You may have come from Elizabeth Gross and here stunning project, or you may be starting here. So hop around to get some inspiration and ideas for this unusual colour combo, and then pop in to our Facebook page and play along with your very own creation!

We are using 5 colours for this INKspiration challenge – Marina Mist; Peekaboo Peach; Soft Suede; Whisper White and Soft Sky.

A gorgeous, but I’m not going to lie, a bit of a tricky challenge.  I really enjoy colour challenges to stretch me out of my comfort colour zone, but I had to play with this one in my head for a few days before I decided what products I wanted to use for this combination. I was quite happy with the end result.

A simple watercolored background was the base for this card.  I used the Stamp Off technique to soften the colours of soft suede and peekaboo peach, with a full coloured flower behind the stamped off one.

I love removing the white background on the White Perfect Accents and then using them on watercolour backgrounds.  I also added the little ‘leaf’ shape pieces that I cut in vellum from the long border framelit to create a bit more interest on the background.

Don’t forget to keep hopping around to see what everyone else has created with this challenge! Next on the hop is Paula Dobson with her amazing project!

Play along too by Joining our Facebook Challenge Page HERE.

Happy Crafting

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