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Gift Bag Punch Board – bags for any occasion!

Hi everyone,

Today I wanted to pop by and show you just how easy it is to use our Gift Bag Punch Board to create bags for any and all occasions.

The Gift Bag Punch Board is one of those tools that I have found I cannot live without.  It has helped me out on many occasions when stuck for a quick packaging idea.  They make great party favour bags, bags for jewellery, makeup, lollies, chocolates, little thank you gifts, christmas gifts…..you get the idea! I have even made minion party bags using this tool where the kids for the party decorated their own bag as a minion before filling it up with goodies to take home! It was a HUGE hit!

And one of my favourite things to do when I can, is making a matching gift bag and card! Such a cute idea.  And imaging, you can create personalised cards and bags that suit the individual! Its all in the decorating and paper choice!

Here was one I created for my video – because I love the Pop of Paradise Stamp Set and my daughter LOVES flamingos, so I know it will come in handy shortly for a little gift of makeup, nail polish or jewellery!

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Of course there are lots of other ideas you can create, not to mention all sorts of sizes! The possibilities are endless.

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You can even create boxes with this tool by omitting to score the 3 lines to create your side fold. Instant box!

You don’t have to punch holes to thread ribbons. You can close the bags using any fancy clips or pegs you may have on hand.

You can even create a flap to fold over on your bag like this one.

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Take a look at my Youtube video to see how to create a fast and simple gift bag at My Paper Oasis.

Here’s how you cut your bag to create that flap.

  1. Score your card stock as normal.
  2. Turn your cardstock / DSP so the straight edge is now against the punch on the board. Move the card stock/ DSP edge along the board until your large scored area that is along the right hand edge of your card stock / DSP is under the punch, with the edge of the cardstock / paper in line with the punch point on the board.  Punch the corner.
  3. Move the cardstock / DSP along to the next score line and punch and then score along the horizontal line.
  4. then move the rest of the cardstock / DSP along the punch board just scoring along the horizontal line. Refer to image 1.
  5. Then trim along the score line up to the punch mark. Refer to image 2.
  6. Fold and adhere as normal.
  7. You just need to make sure when creating this type of bag, that you allow an extra 1 1/2 inches in length for your bag for the top fold too.

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I do hope you have a chance to create some of your own special and unique gift bags to give to friends and family. They will love the personal touch! If you have any questions just leave a comment and I will be happy to help 🙂

Keep Crafting!

Mel xx

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For the month of November we have released a BRAND NEW set of framelits called Stitched from the Heart PLUS 

A range of coordinating Stamp Sets at 25% OFF!!!

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Quick and Simple Window Cards

Hi everyone!

I am back from my Stamp It Sunday live video broadcast! I am having so much fun doing these – I hope you are enjoying them as much as I do!

This week we took a look at making quick and simple window cards using our Stampin Up Designer Papers and a simple stamp or two! So easy everyone! I would love you to play along and create a card or two and pop the pictures in the comments!

Here’s what I created this week –

Quick Window Card with video tutorial by My Paper Oasis using Grateful Bunch from Stampin Up; Designer Paper; Blooms and Bliss; Female Card; Birthday Card; Thank you card

This card features our Blooms and Bliss Designer Paper and our Grateful Bunch stamp and coordinating punch.  I love this stamp and punch set as you get three flowers from one stamp and punch. So easy!

By using the Designer Paper and creating a small focal point, you create stunning cards with minimal effort.  These cards are a fantastic way to build your stash or make a lot of one design – such as Christmas cards.

Here’s one for the boys!

Quick Window Card with video tutorial by My Paper Oasis using Seaside Shore Suite from Stampin Up; Designer Paper; By the Shore; male Card; Birthday Card; Thank you card

How cool is that Designer Series Paper for the background! And that little blue fish….cut from the designer paper too! You could make a whole aquarium cutting out those fish!

And just a Christmas Idea too!!!

Quick Window Card with video tutorial by My Paper Oasis using Presents and Pinecones DSP from Stampin Up; Designer Paper; By the Shore; male Card; Birthday Card; Thank you card; Christmas Card

Well I hope you have enjoyed these cards and you get to making some of your own.

Here is the video link at My Paper Oasis on Youtube so you can see how it’s done.

The measurements for this one are very simple:

  1. Card Base (A4 card stock cut on short side at 4 1/8″, folded in half).
  2. Designer Paper piece measuring 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″.
  3. Whisper White Card stock measuring 5 1/2′ x 3 3/4″.
  4. 2″ circle punch or any punch or frame lit of your choice.
  5. Coordinating Ribbon and stamps.

Don’t forget that you still have a few days left to take advantage of our Designer Paper Sale. 3 packs for the price of 4 = $19.25 saving!  You can use my ‘Shop’ button in the right hand side bar to take you straight there 🙂

Happy Creating

Mel xx

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Festive Birthday Layered DSP Card

Hi everybody.

Over the weekend I created another LIVE Facebook card making video for everyone to play along with. I am hoping to make this a weekly event then post the information in the blog, so you can catch up and play along too.

This week we focused again on using up our Designer Series Paper stash.  I truly love DSP, but nearly have a melt down when I need to cut it …. It’s just TTTTTOOOOOOOO PREEETTTYYYYY.  So I really want to encourage you all to be brave – and go ahead and cut that DSP! Get creative!  You can always by more … right! Lol.

Todays card we are using our gorgeous Festive Birthday DSP and taking advantage of one of the sheets lovely individual images and using them as embellishments.

Festive Birthdays Designer Paper layered card by My Paper Oasis; Stampin Up; Birthday Crad; quick cards; simple cards; using designer paper

 

Festive Birthdays Designer Paper layered card by My Paper Oasis; Stampin Up; Birthday Crad; quick cards; simple cards; using designer paper

I love how changing a card up slightly, can change the look of a card!

Designer Series Paper cards are a great way to start your card making collections.  They instantly give you a background or two and some embellishments you can add to your cards, without the need for a heap of stamp sets. So simple!

Here are the measurements if you want to play along! –

Card Base

Layer One – DSP 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Layer Two – Card stock 3 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ (mine is pumpkin pie)

Layer Three – Card Stock 3 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (mine is tempting turquoise)

Layer Four – DSP 3 1/4″ x 2 3/8″

Sentiment Layers – choose size according to your sentiments.  I have used:

2 1/8″ x 1 3/4″ emerald envy card stock and a 2″ x 1 5/8″ piece of whisper white, and stamped the sentiment in emerald envy.

Click HERE to watch my video 🙂

I would love it if you played along and posted your cards in the comments 🙂

Don’t forget – you can change it up to create cards in all shapes and sizes….

Floral Boutique DSP card by My Paper Oasis; simple card; quick card; designer series paper; stampin up

 

Oh, don’t forget to take advantage of our October special…Buy 3 packs of DSP and get 1 free!!!! So many card possibilities!

Happy Creating

Mel xx

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CTC 91 – Birthdays – Guest Designer

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Wow! I was so excited to be asked to be a Guest Designer for CASEing the catty blog hop!
Every Sunday night the crew shares lots of great ideas from the current catty!  This week we are CASEing creations from the Birthday section of the catalogue. How lucky for me because I had some birthdays coming right up that I needed to create for!

One of those cards needed to be for my very own young man.  He’s a bit of a card creator himself and does an amazing job, so it would need to impress him! And a 10 year birthday is a very special event! Double figures no less!!!!

So I had a poke through the catalogue and found the pattern on this card on page 19 really caught my eye.

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I love the Sweet Stack stamp set, but I had never thought of using the pattern as a background this way. So I set about playing and came up with this…

CTC birthday Sweet Stack stamp set by My Paper Oasis

Wouldn’t you know – I had also never noticed that our Sprinkles Punch matches the pattern perfectly, so I added some of the shapes to the background of the card to.  I also didn’t want those numbers that I cut to go to waste, and seeing as we have another tenth birthday to go to in a couple of weeks, I created another one too.  This time from page 13 of the catty.

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I kept with the same colour scheme for this card to.

CTC birthday Sweet Stack stamp set by My Paper Oasis

 

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I hope you like them! Thanks for having me along!

Don’t forget to hop around the rest of the crew to see what lovely inspiration they have for you – just follow the link below to Elizabeth’s blog – Im sure she has some fantastic ideas for you!

Mel xx

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More Foxy Friends Fun

Hi everyone.  Here is one more super adorable, cute, gorgeous….you get the idea….foxy card for you to enjoy.  Seriously, this set is super versatile and a must have!

I have deliberately left a sentiment off this one as it can be added to suit the occasion!  I’m thinking baby or birthday or thank you! I love that you can stamp the images, or punch the images, or do a combination of both!

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Have I convinced you that you NEED this suite yet???? You seriously do! And those cute little flags – cut from the coordinating paper stack!!!!

What are you waiting for???? Go Have fun creating with it!

Mel xx
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Foxy Friends Double Z Cards

A happy hello to everyone!

I wanted to pop by today and share some of the fun I have been having with our Foxy Friends Suite.  The whole suite is just toooooo cute! And the animal possibilities with that punch!!! I mean WOW!!! Have you seen what others are creating!

Well I have seen a LOT of double Z fold cards lately.  So I wanted to give one a try myself.  So I created two! Lol.

Foxy friends Suite Double Z card by My Paper Oasis, stampin up, fox

I left some white space on this card because I always feel that you need somewhere to write!  The beauty about this one is that even when you write in the white space, you can’t see it when the card is closed.  And its just too easy to create pretty backgrounds with the coordinating designer series paper stack! The next one I made, I wanted to try a couple of the other animals!

Foxy Friends Suite Double z Folded card by My Paper Oasis, stampin up products, racoon and skunk.

Here’s a quick view of what that other panel that you can’t see looks like on both cards…..

Foxy Friends Suite Double Z fold card by My Paper Oasis, stampin up

These are quite fun to make, and with so many possibilities, so here are my measurements for the second one so you can make your own!

Card base – 4 1/8 x 11″ scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.

1st cardstock layer – 2 pieces 3 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ and 1 piece 5 1/4″ x 3 7/8″

2nd yardstick layer – 2 pieces 3 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ and 1 piece 5 1/8″ x 3 3/4″.

Smaller strip 3/4″ x 11″ and scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. Layers are 1 strip 5 3/8″ x 5/8″ and 2 strips 2 5/8″ x 5/8″.

Have fun creating!!!!

Mel xx
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Hope and Sunshine Wishes #GDP045

So today I decided I had to play along in another Global Design Project challenge.  Guess what….it’s another colour challenge! I’m not sure whether these are the kinds I like the best, or they just happen to be the challenges when I have time to play along!  In any case they are super fun! You can always hop over and see the latest challenge here.

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This weeks colour challenge is using basic black, smokey slate and melon mambo! A perfect challenge for utilising our Pop of Pink designer paper – but I chose not too!

I decided to pull out my new Sunshine Wishes Thinlets and play with those instead! When creating this card, I was thinking about friends that suffer anxiety, depression or are going through a difficult time.  So I went about creating a watercolored background of smokey slate.  I knew I wanted the flower to be pink and bright and bring that feeling of hope amidst the dark times – so I was delighted when I saw the thinlets had the word ‘Hope’ (no I hadn’t noticed it before!)

Card of Hope with Sunshine Wishes Thinlets for the GDP045 challenge by My Paper Oasis

I used our Shimmery White cardstock to for a bit of extra sparkle, and it holds the watercoloring so well!  I cut my flower from shimmery white too, and the plopped some melon mambo reinker on a clear block and mixed it with water using my aqua painter, before applying it to my flower.  I then cut two more flowers in melon mambo cardstock and adhered them all together with our fine tip glue pen.  I then used my aqua painter to splash fine spots of ink over the card base too.  And yes, I made that butterfly from our silver metallic thread by wrapping it into position directly onto a glued – not for the feint hearted I can tell you! I then popped a couple of our white perfect accents on the card with glue after removing the white backing.

Card of Hope with Sunshine Wishes Thinlets for the GDP045 challenge

 

I think I need to send this off to someone quite special now!!!  I hope you like it and consider playing along too!

Mel xx

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Fairy Celebration Meets Sliding Stars

I have been playing with ….. you guessed it…..the Sliding Star Framelits still! I really can’t help myself! I love to see the images wizz around the card. It makes for so much fun!!!

This time I made a couple of different cards.  The first card I created the background paper of flowers from our Garden in Bloom Stamp, because I thought it would work beautifully for the cute little bee to buzz around the garden. It’s really easy to create your own papers, so I encourage you to give it a try!

Sliding star framelits and garden in bloom, card from My Paper Oasis.

Those tiny bees are too cute on the background! But I warn you – it’s super easy to loose that TINY matching framelit – so be careful!

I then decided to have a play with more of our Serene Scenery papers and my new Fairy Celebration stamp set.  I really wanted a cute fairy whizzing around too!

Fairy celebration meets sliding star framelits to create this adorable card from My Paper Oasis.

How enchanting is this card! I LOVE how it turned out.  To create the seamless background you just adhere the thin circle piece directly to the card base underneath, as the other pieces need to be mounted with dimensionals so the spinner works! I coloured a second set of wings using my stampin write markers, and then used our now retired 2 way glue pen before sprinkling them with some dazzling diamonds glitter.  Im sure it would work as well with a smear of tombow glue, but I was to impatient to wait for it to dry :-/

I hope enjoy some crafting time and give these cards a go. You won’t be disappointed!

Mel xx

PS – Remember for the month of July we have our Bonus Days Deal – for EVERY $90 you spend, you receive a $9 voucher from Stampin’ Up! to redeem in August! Who doesn’t love a freebie!!

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BB-8 Sliding Star Galaxy Card

Hi everyone!

I hope you have been finding some time to relax and create!

I’m a little excited to share this card with you.  My sons birthday was coming up and he was getting a remote controlled BB-8 for his birthday, so I had an idea to create a BB-8 card.  But when I saw the amazing galaxy background demonstrated by Alisa Tilsner on her Facebook page – I knew exactly what I wanted to do! She has also made a blog post on how to recreate it yourself – here – so have a go. It’s lots of fun!

I have been playing HEAPS with the sliding star framelits! My youngest card maker extraordinaire is too! They really are so much fun.  I will be showcasing them in my next few projects.  I knew they would be perfect to make my mini BB-8 flying around in space!

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It’s safe to say that my son absolutely LOVED his birthday card this year.  I used reinkers instead of my stamp pads.  I find it easier to control the colour if I apply a drop of colour onto a clear block and mix from there. You definitely need the watercolour paper for this project too. A variety of circle punches and BB-8 was built 🙂

I hope you will give the background a try. Let me know how you go. You can even post your projects in the comments! I would love to see them!

Mel xx
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Sliding stars meets swirly birds and cupcakes! 

Hi fellow crafters!

I needed to make a couple of quick cards yesterday for birthdays that I had coming up this week. I was time poor, so I needed them to be fairly quick, but still a bit of fun. That’s when it came to me….my dad likes boats – so why not have a boat bobbing along the ocean with the help of the Sliding Star framelit dies! So that’s exactly what I did!

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It’s so fun to watch that little boat swirl and spin across the card. I popped a watercolour wash on a base of shimmery White cardstock, before using the Shooting Star framelit.  I then stamped and fussy cut the boat.  You need to raise the card front up on dimensionals to allow the spinner room to work and move. You make the spinner by using 2 x 5c pieces or washers stuck together with a dimensional, and tuck the bottom 5c piece under the card front and the other 5c piece over the top.

I find it works best by popping the 5cent piece under the card base first, apply the dimensional with the points trimmed to make it ‘roll’ better and then, after a few experiments, I actually found punching a circle piece or card using the 3/4″ circle punch and adhering that to the dimensional instead of another 5c piece works best. Then use a dimensional to adhere your image to the spinner, and away it goes. I hope that all makes sense.  Feel free to leave a comment for clarification 🙂

I decided ‘why stop there’ and then made a spinning cupcake too using the Sweet Cupcake bundle…

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It’s a very simple card , but super quick to make and could easily be jazzed up a bit. I did use a wink of Stella on the icing though and flicked the gold wink of Stella around for a bit of extra pizazz!
I can see me getting so much use out of these sets for a long time to come!

Hope you have been getting your craft on!

Mel xx
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