Category: card in a box

Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card

Hi Everyone.

I am so excited to share my Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card with you all, that I honestly couldn’t wait and had to post about it TODAY!

Our Team – Eureka Stampers – has been set a challenge this week from our amazing leader.

She has challenged us to create SOMETHING every day for the first week of October.  She sets a specific challenge everyday, and we create something according to tat challenge! You may have already seen one I have shared on my Facebook Page – My Paper Oasis.

Todays challenge was to create something using EVERY SINGLE STAMP in one set!  Have you ever thought about such a task.  I realised the difficulty I was facing when rummaging through my sets to decide which stamp set to use.  So many actually have multiple sentiments that would make them tricky to use for this challenge. The more I looked, the more I realised just how tricky this was going to be!

After LOTS of consideration I decided to choose our Seaside Shore Stamp Set. It only had two sentiments and a host of stamps that coordinate really well together.  But I really wanted to do something Fancy!  So I started playing around with ideas in my head, and came up with using one of Bronwyn Eastley’s Tutorials for my design team project this month.  The tutorial I used to create my fish tank was none other than her Spring Planter Box Card!

Huh? I hear you ask – pop over to her tutorial shop HERE and see her brilliant design for yourself!

I basically used her Box Base to create the base of my Fish Tank.  Check it out –

Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card by My Paper Oasis

I cannot tell you just how much fun this was to create!  The most difficult part was photographing the Fish Tank! But I gave it a good try so you could see all the angles!

The sides:

Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card by My Paper Oasis

 

Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card by My Paper Oasis

And from the top :

Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card by My Paper Oasis

And you are going to love the next bit … it even folds flat for postage!  This one is in a 6″ x 6″ envelope.  The top will need adjusting slightly – or you could make your own using our Envelope Punch Board.

Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card by My Paper Oasis

 

Bronwyn’s tutorials really are versatile.  I simply added Window Sheets at the same measurements as the box base (although I did have to trim a very small bit off one end for it to fit snuggly) and then filled it up with all the images from the stamp set as per our team challenge!

I truly hope you love it as much as I do! I would love to hear what you think – so feel free to leave me a comment 🙂

Happy Crafting!

 

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CTC 145 – Merry Little Christmas with Tags and Trimmings

Hi everyone.

Welcome to this weeks CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. You may have hopped across from Jackie or be starting right here, but I encourage you to take the full tour of this weeks hop all about the Merry Little Christmas Section on pages 10 – 19 of the New Holiday Catalogue!

So I have to ask….have you got a copy of the new catalogue yet? Have you downloaded a copy for yourself?  What do you think?  Is there just too much loveliness to choose from!  Well hopefully we can help you as you tour around and see what everyone has showcased tonight!

There are a lot of beautiful ideas in these pages of the catalogue.  But if you have been following me for a while, you will have an idea that I am a sucker for little boxes.  I have NEVER sold off any of my little box dies once they have retired, I just can’t bear to part with them!

Because of that, this weeks selection was an easy choice for me.  I created A Merry Little Christmas with the Tags and Trimmings Bundle!

I used the little pillow box to the right (you can make both the pillow box and the stocking with these dies) and turned it into a little gift stocking, because the stockings are what I truly fell in love with when I saw this set!

CTC 145 Tags and Trimmings Gift Stockings by My Paper Oasis.

The gift tag die is what you use to create the back of the stocking, so the little stocking is actually 3D and stuffable too, making it ideal for a gift card, or cash or a few little treats! Who wouldn’t love to get this for Christmas. You could personalise with a name and hang on the tree ready to hand out.

I also thought they would be great as a table place setting, with the cutlery tucked neatly inside! That way you can colour coordinate them to suit your decor for the day!  You pop on the guests names to indicate seating arrangements!

CTC 145 Tags and Trimmings Gift Stockings by My Paper Oasis.

And finally I wanted to point out, that just because their primary purpose is for 3D items, doesn’t necessarily mean that is the only way to use them!  Don’t add the backing to the stocking, trim off the top and you can quickly and easily create a Christmas Card!

CTC 145 Tags and Trimmings Gift Stockings by My Paper Oasis.

So there you have it!  A Merry Little Christmas with Tags and Trimmings!!!

I do hope you have enjoyed my projects today.  Now it’s time to continue the hop and head on over to the lovely Monique and see what she has created for you all!

Happy Crafting!

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CTC 132 – Birthdays

A big hello to you all and welcome to CASEing the Catty Challenge #132, where this week we get to CASE the birthday section of the catalogue!

Everyone has birthdays (whether they want to or not! Lol), so this is a great way to hop around and see everyone’s projects so creating your own birthday cards is a breeze!

I had to create a special 50th birthday card this week for a friend.  Not only is she a friend, but she is also my downline and loves card making too (Yes Lynda – this one is for you!).  I don’t know about you, but I find they are always the trickiest people to create cards for! And a 50th has to be a pretty special card.

I was struggling with just what to create, when I picked up my catalogue and started flicking through the birthday section.  On page 80 I came across this image …

Now I know it’s not exactly a birthday card, but I love 3D cards for those ‘special’ birthdays – so this got me thinking and playing around with ideas, when my mind was drawn back to a gorgeous creation I had seen by none other than one of our very own crew members – Bronwyn Eastley!  She had made a stunning foldable card using the (now retired) Botanical Blooms and the Window Box Dies.

You can see her original post HERE with the link to see how the card is made.

As much as I love those Botanical Blooms, I wanted to use one of my most favourite floral current products – Tranquil Tulips (yes…again…)!

CTC 132 - Birthdays by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis using Hostess Set Tranquil Tulips by Stampin' Up!

If there is one downfall with this set – its that there is no matching framelits 🙁 So let me tell you ….there was a LOT of fussy cutting!  It’s just as well that I actually like to fussy cut (just ask my class ladies! Some are not so fond of it as me! Lol). You will definitely need a good pair of scissors for this one!

There was even more fussy cutting than you would expect, because I made the tulips appear more 3D by cutting and adhering the top layer of the stamp on the front of each image.

CTC 132 - Birthdays by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis using hostess set Tranquil Tulips by Stampin' Up!

It looked sooooo pretty in real life! I was really happy with how it turned out! And – it folds flat for popping in an envelope and posting!

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! have an extra special opportunity to get this Hostess set this month?  Host a qualifying workshop, party or place and order of $450 and you get an EXTRA $45 in rewards! That’s at total of at least $90 to spend on anything you like!!! Contact your local demonstrator to find out more!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Kelly Kent and see what beautiful project she has to share with you all!

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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Honeycomb Happiness Easter Card in a Box

Well it’s March already! That means there is just under one month left to get all the Sale-a-bration goodies you are after! LESS than ONE MONTH! Arrgghhhhhhhh….do you have all of yours yet???

One of my favourites would have to be Honeycomb Happiness. It is soon cute and easy to use – especially when you combine it with matching designer paper, such as the Birthday Bouquet as I have done in the past.

This project was a little different.  I was requested to make a couple of Easter Cards.   Now I LOVE easter – i am a self confessed chocoholic!  But I don’t do very many Easter cards…..AT ALL!  But with the limited Easter Sets we have this year, I knew that little chicken from the Honeycomb Happiness set was going to be perfect. And because it fit the brief for the SUO challenge 143 for March, I thought I would play along with that too! It’s the first time I have played along with the SUO challenges, but those of you who visit regularly know that I quite like a challenge! You can find all the info for the SUO challenges here.

And I love a card in a box for a bit of a fancy card…. so here is what I came up with…..

My Paper Oasis, Honeycomb Happiness, Card in a box, Easter Card

How cute is that! I LOVE how it turned out.  I started by picking a nice floral piece of DSP from the wildflower fields DSP (another Sale-a-bration freebie with a $90 spend).  I then build my box and colours around that.  That’s one of the best things about Stampin Up! Everything coordinates!  I featured colours Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey when building this card.

I used the Sprinkles of Life set for my little easter basket – and can you guess how I made the little easter eggs???? I used the little spoon from our new Cups and Kettles Framelits Dies. I just trimmed off the spoon tip and stamped with some mini stamps (the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp set is perfect for this, but you could use any little stamps you have!) And to save me colouring my chicken, I just stamped him directly onto some Hello Honey Cardstock. Too Easy!!!!

My Paper Oasis, Honeycomb Happiness, Card in a box, Easter Card

I hope you enjoyed these projects.  Don’t forget any $90 order earns you any Sale-a-bration item for FREE!

Mel xx

PS – Do you have a HUGE wishlist??? Why not join the fun and build your stash! For only $169 you get $295 worth of any product of your choice. That’s $126 worth of product for FREE!!!    HURRY  – only until March 31st!
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Something for Baby – Card in a box

Well, I still love creating these cards in a box, even after all this time!

This one is something I whipped up ( yeah right!) for a custom order.
I love these ease of having matching Framelits for this set, so it really does make it loads easier to make a quick card. I think this set is SUPER CUTE!
I would love for you to leave a comment and show me some of your own creations with this set to.

Card in a Box – Exploding Box

Wow, two posts in two days! I’m doing well!

And that’s because I have another gorgeous creation I wanted to share with you all.
This is a special ‘card’, made for a special person, for her Big Birthday!
This version is referred to as an ‘Exploding Card’. They are fantastic for that ‘extra’ special occasion, and I can’t wait to play a little more with different versions of these!
All wrapped up in a gorgeous little present box. I added my writing to the underside of the lid. Made with Stampin’ Up!s beautiful eastern elegance DSP (which is retiring at the end of June), and using a few other goodies – spiral flower die and beautiful wings embosslits folder. My scan n cut machine cut the 60 out of our glitter paper! All in all I think it’s pretty special! 
What do you think?

Custom Orders for Cards in a Box

I have been VERY busy and nearing completion of a custom order for some gorgeous card in a box invitations for a first birthday. 40 boxes equals a LOT of cutting, scoring and folding and lots of double sided tape!!! Lol.

But I am nearly there, just a few more final touches … Here’s a sneak peak for you all.

If you are ever interested in a custom order, whether it’s for one, a few or loads, then just contact me using the tab at the top of the home page, and I will be in touch to discuss your requirements further 🙂

Card in a box…again!

I must say that I absolutely love the card in a box craze! I am having so much fun making different versions and different colours of the same version.

 I made this one for a friends birthday. We always go out for coffee, so I thought, why not at the coffee to the card. I wouldn’t have been able to post it, so it was a good thing I was handing it to her!

Made with a retired stamp set and papers, but in our beautiful in colours!