Category: Challenges

Colour INKspiration 22 and 23

Hello my crafty friends!  I am so excited this week because I finally remembered to organise a project and participate in the Colour INKspiration Challenge.

This week we are combining two challenges and they will run for 3 weeks.  Here are your colour choices 🙂

Your first choice is – Beach Christmas

Your Colour Palette for this swatch are Marina Mist; Sahara Sand; Whisper White; Pear Pizzaz and Soft Suede.

Your second choice is Nordic Christmas:

With colour Palette – Crumb Cake; Real Red; Basic Black; Whisper White and Silver Foil.

I would have loved to have completed a project for both colour choices for this round, but an idea popped in to my head that I had to create and alas, I only got time to complete one! But what a ‘one’ it is!

I literally took inspiration from the Christmas image above and tried to recreate it.  It was just so cute, and even though it’s pretty hot here in Australia at Christmas time, I still love the idea of a beautifully decorated fireplace!

Here’s my creation for you this week – A Christmas Step Panel Card!

I used various sets this week to recreate my fireplace. I had stamp sets and framelits everywhere! Lol. But it was so much fun to do!

The Card fold is from Do Stamping with Dawn and is called a Step Panel Card – you can watch her video HERE so you can create one too.

I used the top panel fold as a ‘mantlepiece’ for displaying my items. It’s a bit hard to see, but those candles are sitting toward the front of the mantle by adhering a triangle shape behind the image so it sits upright.

Colour INKspiration Christmas Step Panel Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

My Nan always loves a special card – so I think this one will be off to her at Christmas to enjoy.  She displays my ‘special’ cards all year round! Isn’t she sweet 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my project.  Don’t forget to hop all the way around and see everyone’s creations, then come back and play along in our Facebook Group!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Kim’s page and see what she has created for you 🙂

Happy Crafting Everyone!

Don’t forget to nab a bargain during our Online Extravaganza deals for this week only! Ends November 26th!

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CTC 153 – Holiday Catalogue Tags

Hi Everyone and welcome to CTC 153.  This week we get to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) any Tag from the Holiday Catalogue!

That gives us a lot of options doesn’t it!  So much scope to use our creativity equals so much fun in my book!

When exploring the catalogue I felt that I didn’t need to go much further than this gorgeous tag on the front cover on the Holiday Catalogue …

I was really attracted to the different layers that add lots of elements to the tag.  I decided to turn my tag into a card and made it very Non Christmassy! Lol.

CTC 153 Holiday Catalogue Tags and Colour Me Happy by My Paper Oasis

I have been having a bit of fun playing with our new Stampin’ Blends and the Colour Me Happy Project Kit Bundle that became available for you all to purchase this month, so I decided to use them in this weeks CTC challenge. I mean, that little bird is SUPER cute – I currently want to use him on every project!

I omitted the Rosette from the original design in my CASE and opted for the flower, leaves and mini sequins for a few more layers and a bit more visual effect. I’m super happy with how it turned out too.

The Stampin’ Blends are fabulous, but do take a bit of practice to get used to – so if you use them, don’t give up to quickly!  You have a few important things you NEED to remember to help your journey…

1. You need to use Momento Ink to prevent the ink colour bleeding into your colouring.

2. These blends are designed to be used with the Thick Whisper White Card stock.  They do bleed through underneath as you colour and blend, which is normal for alcohol markers, so don’t panic.

3. The blends are quite moist, so start small and with a light hand.

4. Use the Colour Lifter Pen to remove colour from your images and lighten them.

5. Alcohol markers can colour other elements such as rhinestones and pearls as you can see on this project.

6. Have fun and experiment. Practice makes Perfect!

I do hope you enjoyed my take on the ‘Holiday Catalogue Tag’.  Now its time to pop on over to Monique’s blog and see what she has created for you all this week!

Don’t forget that once you have taken the hop to pop on in to your own craft space, get creating and post a pic on our Facebook Page to join in the challenge!

Happy Crafting everyone 🙂

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CTC 152 – Painted Autumn – Christmas Treat Tube Holders

A big Hello to you all!

I’ve been super busy with Picture to Page and Market Nights the past couple of weeks, so it’s lovely to be back!

Welcome to CTC 152 – Painted Autumn / Spooky Nights on pages 48 – 55 of the Holiday Catalogue.

I don’t really do Halloween, but this fun section has one of my absolutely favourite items!  The treat tubes!

I had a team meeting recently and I thought it would be lovely to treat them to a hot chocolate. Not just any hot chocolate, one they could make themselves! Lol

So we made these cute as Christmas Treat Tube Holders all dressed up for Christmas.

CTC 152 Treat Tube Holders for Christmas by My Paper Oasis

One tube holds the Hot Chocolate, the other is filled with mini marshmallows.  I found the original idea on split coast stampers HERE from Lisa Somerville.  I noticed her double holder was missing one measurement – so here they are:

Take a piece of cardstock 11″ x 5 1/2″ for the Box Base and score on the long side at 1/2″; 1 3/4″; 4 1/4″; 5 1/2″ and 8″.  Score each short side at 1 1/4″.

My measurements for the cardstock layers and DSP are:

Top Panel Cherry Cobbler – 2 7/8” x 2 3/4”

Top Panel DSP – 2 3/4” x 2 5/8”

Bottom Panel Cherry Cobbler – 2 7/8” x 2 3/8”

Bottom Panel Whisper White – 2 3/4” x 2 1/4”

The best bit – the Be Merry Designer Series Paper is currently included in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP sale! You could make sooooooo many of these with that great special!  But it’s only until October 31st!

Just imaging all the little goodies you could fill these Tubes for Christmas or any other occasion.  They could even be used as a little gift and place setting on your Christmas table – just add a name to the bottom panel for a more personal touch.

I just recommend adding the ribbon before filling the tubes! It can be a bit tricky to tie them whilst trying not to spill the contents! Lol.

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks project.  It’s now time to hop on over to the lovely Rachel to see what she has created for you all!

 

Don’t forget to play along with this weeks challenge by creating your own project and uploading to our Facebook Page

 

Happy Crafting everyone 🙂

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CTC 150 – Favourite Bigshot Project from Holiday Catalogue

Welcome to CTC 150 where we are CASEing (Copy and Share Everything) our Favourite Bigshot Project from the Holiday Catalogue!

You may have popped over from Fi or be starting right here, but I encourage you to take the full tour and start getting inspired for Christmas with all the gorgeous projects highlighted!

How difficult a task is choosing your FAVOURITE bigshot project!!!! I mean REALLY!!!! There are so many wonderful bigshot projects in the Holiday Catalogue this season to play with!

For me personally – I was able to narrow it down to my two MOST favourite items – the Trim your Stocking Dies or the Christmas Staircase Dies.  The Christmas Staircase dies won and I created my 3D Framed Christmas Tree.

I love this tree and how it can pop right off the card with those brilliant branch framelit pieces.

CTC150 3D Framed Christmas Tree with Ready for Christmas Bundle

Projects that pop really appeal to me. The more 3D the better 🙂

So I went a little bit beyond a card this time to create a 3D Framed Christmas Tree for some Christmas Decor this year.

CTC 150 3D Framed Christmas Tree using the Ready for Christmas Bundle

I sourced a small polystyrene cone shape and sliced it in half to create this tree.  Of course, you could do a complete one for a decoration or a table centrepiece.

I changed the colour from the card pictured and used regular Whisper White Cardstock and added some smaller branches using our Gold Foil  to add a bit of lift and bling.  and its a bit hard to see in the photo, but I have also wrapped some Gold Metallic thread around the tree to give the appearance of tinsel.

Once I was done cutting ALL the pieces, Im not sure how many white branches I ended up cutting, but it was a lot, but not enough to drive you nuts! Lol. I  layered them on the cone, beginning at the base and working my way up, making sure they overlapped for good coverage. I adhered them only by the top 1/4 of the branch, so I could go back and tuck further branches in as necessary to thicken up the tree.

Once my tree was complete I removed the glass from the frame, cut some Garden Green Paper from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper the same size as the frame, and put it all together.  I did hot glue the tree to the DSP to ensure it wouldn’t fall off!  I pulled out our retired Stars Framelits to get the right size star for the tree.

What do you think???

Now it’s time to pop on over to the wonderful Bronwyn Eastley and see what she has for you all!

Don’t forget to play along by creating your own project and then pop on over to our Facebook group and upload your work so the design team can be inspired too!

Happy Crafting Everyone!

PS – Don’t forget about our current Designer Series Paper Sale! Its a great way to get all your paper ready to create all your Christmas Cards!  Click on the image to see all the great papers on offer!

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CTC 149 – Year of Cheer Mini Pizza Box Gift Cards

It’s Sunday night – so that means it’s time for another CASEing the Catty Challenge, where every week the design team uses images from the current catalogues to Copy and Share with you to help spur your creativity! You may have popped over from Judy or be starting right here, but make sure to take the full tour and see everyones creations!

Challenge 149 is all about the Year of Cheer Section of the Holiday catalogue on Pages 36-47.

The Year of Cheer section has so many sparkly projects to choose from as well as those cute as Mini Pizza Boxes.

So I took inspiration from the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper and the Mini Pizza Boxes to create Year of Cheer Mini Pizza Box Gift Cards.

I love the elegance of the Year of Cheer DSP and the gorgeous co-ordinating embellishments.  They make it very simple to create stunning cards for special occasions.

CTC 149 Year of Cheer Mini Pizza Box Gift Card by My Paper Oasis

I teamed mine with Fresh Fig cardstock and some Gold and Silver heat embossing to compliment the foil on the papers.  The gift cards are 3″ x 3″ and I have cut the DSP to 2 3/4″ to allow enough of an ‘edge’ to peek through of the base card.  I folded the Gold Foil Snowflake concertina style and adhered the centre to the gift card, so it really ‘pops up’.  The best part is – you can either gift the box and the cards, or use the cards and then pop a gift in the Mini Pizza Box for someone.

We will be making this gorgeous set at a card class at the end of November.  These papers aren’t part of our current Designer Series Paper Sale where you can Buy 3 get 1 FREE – but you could certainly use the ones that are to create your own version!

I hope you like my project.  Now its time to hop on over to Monique and see what she has created for you all.

Don’t forget to create your own and pop on over to the Facebook Challenge page and upload your creation!

Happy Crafting!

 

Click on the links below to take a look at the current sales:

Buy 3 get 1 FREE DSP sale until October 31st.

World Card Making Day 15% discount on selected items – ONLY until October 10th.

 

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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 146 – Season of Glitz using Painted Harvest

A big hello to everyone.  Thank you for joining the CASEing the Catty Crew for Challenge Number 146.

This week we are focusing on the Season of Glitz Section in the holiday catalogue on pages 20 -27 of the new Holiday Catalogue.

This week I have decided to show you how to CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit) Season of Glitz to create Painted Harvest Mini Pizza Box Gift Cards.

I had held out for ages before getting this set…as in, it just arrived this week!  But i could resist no more after seeing so many beautiful projects created with it.

I’m pretty time poor this weekend, so I took inspiration from the card on page 27 of the catalogue – 

They looked cute, quick and catchy.  When I pondered what set to use to base my design around, I knew I had to use the Painted Harvest stamp set!

The flower would make the perfect circle for the centre, and I really wanted to try out the new Mini Pizza Boxes – so I decided to create a little box of gift cards.

CTC 146 Mini Pizza Box Gift Cards using Painted Harvest by Stampin Up

I couldn’t put the sentiment in the middle without obscuring the flower, so I stamped it on vellum and adhered to the bottom of the gift card.  I then just popped my ribbon off to the side of the sentiment.  My bling came by using the Wink of Stellar Glitter Brush, which is pretty difficult to see in pictures, but trust me – it’s there!

The colours for this set use Wisteria Wonder and Fresh Fig.  The best part about the two step stamping for this set – there is no lining up! Yes thats right – no lining up required!  I didn’t have the coordinating DSP to help decorate the Mini Pizza Box, so I created my own using the little acorns in the set!  I fell in love with them. They are so adorable and took my back to the time I used to play on the oval at school and collet acorns and pop their little hats off!

Another great bonus using the mini pizza boxes – we now have 3″x3″ envelopes so making gift cards is super simple!  And the boxes are food safe! So many things to love!!!!

I loved them so much in fact I created another colour sample –

CTC 146 Mini Pizza Gift boxes using Painted Harvest by Stampin Up

This colour combination was Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral.  It’s stunning!

CTC 146 Mini Pizza Box Gift cards using Painted Harvest by Stampin Up

CTC 146 Mini Pizza Box Gift Cards using Painted Harvest by Stampin Up by MY Paper Oasis

And the whole suite of what I created today.

CTC 146 Mini Pizza Box gift cards using Painted Harvest by Stampin Up by My Paper Oasis

I love how they turned out.  So much so that my customers who place an order in September will be receiving one of these as a special thank you!

I hope you love them as much as I do!

Don’t forget to take the whole hop, and then pop on over to our Facebook page and upload your lovely creation by next Sunday night too!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Rebecca Scurr to see what she has created for you all.

Happy Crafting

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CTC 143 Pocket Full Of Sunshine Gift Card

Hi everyone and welcome to CASEing the Catty Challenge 143.  This week we are taking inspiration for the Artistic Expression Section of the Annual Catalogue on Pages 132 -181.

CTC 143

So take the hop all the way around, be inspired, flick through the pages in the catalogue, create your own CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit) and then upload your own creation directly to our Facebook Page HERE. You have until next Sunday night to complete the challenge!

I had to create a birthday card this week for my son’s friend. I knew which stamp set I wanted to use, so I looked for some inspiration in what type of layout.

I chose to CASE the Flamingo design on Page 164 to create my Pocketful of Sunshine Gift Card.

I thought the layout would work really well, and I was wondering what to do on the background of my card to jazz it up a bit, so this card inspired me to use my recently purchased Marbled stamp set.

Here’s what I created…

CTC 134 Pocketful of Sunshine Gift Card by My Paper Oasis.

I am really liking this set, and the fact that a gift card fits perfectly inside the little pocket.  It really makes it super simple to make a quick card for the recipient!  I added the notes behind the gift card, so the pocket still has something in it once he uses his gift card.  I loved how quickly this card came together by simply taking a flick through the catalogue to get inspired, but still looks very different to the original!

I hope you enjoyed my creation this week.  Now it’s time to hop on over to Monique’s Blog and see what she has created this week!

HAPPY CRAFTING!

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Colour INKspiration 16 – Just Add Colour

It’s the second Wednesday of the month, so that means it’s time for another Colour INKspiration Challenge.

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month the design team create projects using Colour Schemes inspired by Pinterest.  You can take the hop, see everyone’s projects and then play along by uploading your work of art on our Facebook Page HERE.

This week we have a very cool colour palette to play along to. Our colour selection is Whisper White; Dapper Denim; Sahara Sand and Basic Grey!

These are great masculine colours to play with to create cards just in time for Father’s Day here in Australia, but you might say I went in completely the opposite direction 🙂

As I mulled over the colours in my head, I thought about how pretty the blue and white would be to create the look of Wedgewood China pieces.  Then I had a lightbulb moment where I realised that our new Just Add Colour Speciality Designer Series Paper had some images of Teapots and cups, so I knew that is what I would use.  When thinking about incorporating the rest of the colours an image just evolved in my head about the look i wanted to achieve.  I have seen some stunning U-Fold cards and more recently a ‘Bench Fold Card’ by The Craft Spa – take a look at her work HERE. Here work is lovely, so I wanted to have a try at my own.

Colour INKspiration 15 - 3D Bench Card using Just Add Colour DSP by My Paper Oasis

My card doesn’t fold flat for posting, but I thought it would be lovely as a gift to welcome someone to their new home, or for Mother’s Day. And it was truly such a fun card to make once I had played around with some measurements!

I would have loved to have added a vase with flowers, but alas – I couldn’t make it work with the selected colours for this challenge.

I hope you enjoyed my project today.

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Jacque Williams and see her stunning project!

Happy Crafting!!!!

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CTC 142 – Love and Sympathy and Brightly Lit Christmas

Hi everyone.  Welcome to CTC 142 – Love and Sympathy and Brightly Lit Christmas!

Wait what??????

Yes, this week we are taking a look at the Love and Sympathy Section on pages 86 – 101 of the Annual Catalogue.

And I finally did it….I finally chose to do a little christmas with my card making using the – you guessed it – Brightly Lit Christmas Bundle.

I haven’t seen that bundle I hear you say – you would be right again!  It’s one of our Brand New products in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. And I’m just a sucker for a good framelit – so it was in my ‘must have’ lists (one of the great perks of being a demo is playing with the new stuff before anyone else!)

The base for my card design this week was using the Tranquil Tide card image on the bottom right of page 94 of the catalogue –

It was a bit different for a Christmas Card, and I must admit – I decided not to make a traditional Christmas Card either.  You see, I have a few friends that like ‘non-traditional’ cards and Christmas is no exception.  So I chose Black and White and silver!

CTC142 Brightly Lit Christmas in Non Traditional Colours by My Paper Oasis

It was a bit tricky to get a good pic of this card, but I layered up the lamppost by cutting the framelits 3 times in Basic Black before adding the last layer of Silver Foil.  The Fine Tip Glue Pen works really well when applying this technique.  Doing this really makes the Lamppost pop right off the card and give it a 3D effect.

And did you know our Merry Music DSP is actually the music for the Christmas Carols! I have a little musician in the house, so we thought that was a pretty cool touch to add to the Designer Paper!

I am a pretty traditional girl myself, so I can’t say I’m 100% sure about the non traditional look! What do you think?

Now it’s time to hop over to Kathryn’s blog and take a look at what she has created this week!

Happy Creating!

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