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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 РI was able to narrow it down to my two MOST favourite items Рthe 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 ūüôā

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 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 144 – Quilted Christmas

Hi everyone and welcome to CASEing the Catty Challenge 144!

I am SUPER excited about this weeks challenge because we are getting to CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit) from our

BRAND NEW HOLIDAY CATALOGUE!!!!!!

It is 55 pages of absolutely stunning Holiday Projects and Ideas! You won’t be disappointed with what’s on offer, so click the image to download your very own copy – and make sure you contact your local demonstrator to get your very own paper copy!!!!!

We are starting our hop CASEing the Quilted Christmas Section on Pages 4 – 9.

SO I FINALLY GOT MY CHRISTMAS ON !!!!

Now my most Favourite Bundle in the WHOLE catalogue is in this section! ¬†It’s the Ready for Christmas Bundle. ¬†I knew as soon as I saw it that I HAD to have it and it went straight to the top of my list! You can see why from the pictures below taken from page 6 –

CTC144 Ready for Christmas Bundle  CTC144 Ready for Christmas Bundle

It’s such a fun bundle with 20 stamps and 20 dies that I just couldn’t resist it.

To really show it off today I took inspiration from all of the projects that you see here and combined them into ONE card! ¬†I haven’t made this type of Tri Fold Card before, so I was excited to give it a go with this bundle. ¬†I thought the layout would work perfectly for what I wanted to create and I am really, really happy with how it turned out.

Here is the front of the card. ¬†It’s a bit more bulky than a normal card, so I used some of our Gold Ribbon to loosely secure the card, so that it can slip on and off to open the card.

CTC 144 Ready for Christmas Bundle Tri Fold Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis.

Once you slip off the ribbon you open the stair section of the card to reveal the Christmas Tree.  I love the way you can stamp this tree then cut the shape with the framelits, or cut the tree shape in coloured card and then cut and attach the leaves for a fabulous 3D look that jumps off the card!

CTC 144 Ready for Christmas Bundle Tri Fold Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis.

The baubles are stamped and cut in the set of three, so much easier and less time consuming than doing them individually, which I love!!! ¬†Combine the gold embossed baubles with a gold star and a bit of gold metallic thread wrapped around and your tree is all dressed up! ¬†The panel behind the stairs was the perfect place for a Christmas Sentiment! Don’t you love that font!!!!

CTC 144 Ready for Christmas Bundle Tri Fold Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis.

Open up the entire card and here is what you find!  A whole house scene!  This set really does have so many possibilities and is so much fun to create with!!!! I bet it will become one of your favourites too!

Here’s a clearer look at the front panel of the card.

CTC 144 Ready for Christmas Bundle Tri Fold Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis.

I hope you enjoyed my project for today, because I had LOADS of fun creating it!  I may even make a tutorial for this project! What do you think?

Now it’s time to continue the tour and hop on over to the amazing Simone Bartrum! ¬†She has made some brilliant cards using this bundle and was also my inspiration for this card – so click the link and see what she has created for you this week!!!!

Happy Crafting!!!!!

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CTC 142 – Love and Sympathy and Brightly Lit Christmas

Hi everyone.  Welcome to CTC 142 РLove 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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Christmas Sampler Shadow Box

Hi Everyone!

I absolutely love how this project has turned out so I had to do another quick share with you this week!!!

I had a special weekend class where the attendees got to make this lovely 12″ x 12″ frame to assist their Christmas Decorating this year. ¬†It was a huge hit! ¬†The ladies even starting embellishing with ‘tinsel’ around the tree, we adhered bells to just about everything, and a load of fun was had! And now it’s hanging in pride of place in my house!

It was sooo hard to get a good picture without the glare! And believe it or not, the sentiment is embossed with the gorgeous new glitter embossing powder! It adds such a sparkle!

I have dressed it up a bit more now with our mini jingle bells and twine! Its a great way to display all those christmas products you have on hand….and if you don’t, why not get together with a friend a share your supplies. But you had better hurry to get your hands on the Candy Cane Lane DSP – as it’s on the Year End Clearout Sale!

Have fun creating!

Mel xx

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Creating with paper scraps!

Hi everyone!

I hope the fast pace to Christmas isn’t too insane that you are not getting any craft time in!

Well if it is, let me help you create some super fast cards whilst clearing the craft room of scraps of DSP.  The best bit about these cards is that you can use any scraps you have lying around ( and generally I have LOADS) and team them with any shape you want!  I created some quick christmas cards to help me clean up my Presents and Pinecones scraps!

This one was super simple using the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits! Just between you and I – It has been one of my most favourite bundles this year!

Here’s another using the Embellished Ornaments framelits.

How cute are they!

And everything coordinates so easily when you let the designer paper dictate your card colours!

Take a look at my video over at My Paper Oasis to see how simple they are to create!

Here are the measurements to make your own –

Card Base – cherry cobbler, cut on short side at 4 1/8″

Card topper – Emerald Envy 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Whisper White – 5 1/4″ x 3 1/2″

Scraps of DSP approximately 3″ long (or longer depending on framelit) by approximately 1/2″ to 3/4″ wide.

Happy Crafting

Mel xx

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Twist and Pop Panel Cards – Wow for any occasion!

Hi everyone!

Well it’s definitely drawing closer to Christmas and the rush is definitely real!

Every year at Christmas, I like to have at least one ‘WOW’ card to give to special people – my nan in particular – she LOVES a special card and has requested that I make one for her daughter (my Aunty) this year.

Now I had seen quite a few of these Twist and Pop Cards for a while – they are currently very popular – so I set about finding a tutorial from someone who had made one. ¬†I came across a few that used a full A4 piece cut and scored and inserted into the card. ¬†But when you are trying to run a class, unless everyone remembers to bring their paper trimmers, its a little impractical and time consuming to have everyone take turns scoring and cutting ¬†their cardstock. ¬†I came across a tutorial from Sincerely Rina. ¬†She made a card using 12″ cardstock. ¬†The majority of my card is A4 size, so I altered my card to that so it could fit in a regular envelope for posting. I made one Christmas design and one birthday design, and my youtube clip is another birthday card design.

This first design was using our Blooms and Bliss DSP and Flourishing Phrases Bundle.

 

The Christmas design was using the Presents and Pinecones DSP and the Tin of Tags Stamp Set.

 

You can learn how to create your very own over at my You Tube Channel by clicking here.

Measurements are :

Card Base – A4 cardstock cut on short side at 4 1/8″ (4 1/8″ x 11 3/4″)

Card Panel – 3 1/2″ x 10″ scored at 2 1/2″, 5″, and 7 1/2″ and folded from the left – valley, mountain, valley (mountain fold needs to be in the middle)

Folding Mechanism – 3 1/2″ x 8″ scored on short side at 1 3/4″ and mark on long sides at 2 1/4″ and 5 3/4″

Card front base cardstock – 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″

Card front DSP – 5 1/8″ x 3 3/8″

Insert squares Cardstock – 3 5/8″ x 3 1/2″

Insert Squares white 3 3/8″ x 3 1/4″

Original post from Sincerely Rina can be found here

Happy crafting!

Mel xx

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You’re Welcome ūüôā

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Candy Cane Lane Mini Cup Treat Holders

A big hello to you all!

I don’t know about you, but the madness is ramping up and I am soooooo¬†busy this time of year at my house! ¬†As December approaches, I like to try and give my class attendee’s a little christmas gift that they can take home with them. ¬†So seeing as it is so busy – my aim is to¬†find ideas that are quick, simple and well…….gorgeous!

I came across these cute little coffee cups and a quick search on pinterest helped me find exactly how to create them, thanks to a UK demonstrator called Heidi Smith. ¬†I loved them, so whipped some up for my class attendee’s for this week and demonstrated how to make them on my Stamp it Sunday live Facebook video.

Candy Cane Lane Mini Cup Treat holders with video link tutorial by My Paper Oasis; stampin up; treat holder; mini mug; mini cup; paper cup; paper mug; ferrero rocher treat holder; gift ideas Candy Cane Lane Mini Cup Treat holders with video link tutorial by My Paper Oasis; stampin up; treat holder; mini mug; mini cup; paper cup; paper mug; ferrero rocher treat holder; gift ideas

 

How cute are they!!! Fast and simple and the gold ferrero rocher sets off the Candy Cane Lane Paper beautifully!

The measurements to make your own –

A piece of DSP 5 3/4″ x 3 1/4″.

Score the long side of DSP at 7/8″, 1 3/4″, 2 5/8″, 3 1/2″, 4 3/8″ and 5 1/4″.

Score the short side at 1″ and 2 1/4″.

Handle piece is 1/2″ x 3″.

Refer to my video for assembly instructions at My Paper Oasis

Here is the original post by Heidi at flutterbyheidi

Happy Crafting

Mel xx

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Merry Mice Christmas Bauble Card

Hi everyone!

I am a bit excited to share with you today another trick I learnt at on stage using Stampin Up’s Fine Tip Glue Pen! In my last post I mentioned that it dries faster than dimensional magic, but did you know it can be used like dimensional magic! Neither did I! So, on my Stamp It Sunday Facebook Live Video this week, I set about to show you how it was done!

I absolutely love the shimmery christmas bauble effect – if I do say so myself!

Making Baubles with Merry Mice and the Fine Tip Glue Pen by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Christmas Cards, Christmas Bauble, Christmas Card

How cute are the mice out of that set! I held off getting it for a while – but with the brilliant discount until the end of November I just couldn’t resist any longer! ¬†And they are super simple to colour with a little bit of ink and an aqua painter!

Here’s a closer look at that effect!

Making Baubles with Merry Mice and the Fine Tip Glue Pen by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Christmas Cards, Christmas Bauble, Christmas Card

Isn’t it pretty! And it doesn’t dry sticky AT ALL! I can see so many new projects happening with this now I have had a play – so be warned – you may see a few more tips and tricks with the Fine Tip Glue Pen in the future!

You can watch my video over at You Tube at my channel – ¬†My Paper Oasis – don’t forget to subscribe!

And here are all the measurements so you can make your very own!

Card Base – Night of Navy Cardstock cut on short side at 4 1/8″

Gold Foil Piece – 5 1/4″ x 3 5/8″

Shimmery White Cardstock – 5′ x 3 3/8″

I used the second smallest circle shape from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and Shimmery White Cardstock for the bauble.

I hope you enjoy creating with this new technique!

Mel xx

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Jolly Friends and the Fine Tip Glue Pen!

I eluded to a cool trick on my Facebook page last week that I had learnt at Stampin’ Up!s On Stage event this year. ¬†I put up two images of the Santa from the Jolly Friends Bundle to see if people could Spot the Difference, ¬†and asked people to vote on their favourite and tell me why.

Here are the two images I showed…

Jolly friends Bundle tip with Fine tip glue pen by My Paper Oasis, stampin up, jolly fun, santa card, christmas card

Jolly friends Bundle tip with Fine tip glue pen by My Paper Oasis, stampin up, jolly fun, santa card, christmas card

Can you spy the difference?

Apart from the darker green background and the gold ribbon?

Does this help a bit more?

Jolly friends Bundle tip with Fine tip glue pen by My Paper Oasis, stampin up, jolly fun, santa card, christmas card

Can you see just how thick and glossy that beard and ruffle are???? And its created with something I just hadn’t thought about using until I saw something at on stage. ¬†It was one of those ‘aha’ moments.

I have ‘coloured’ the beard and ruffle with our Fine Tip Glue Pen and then sprinkled with dazzling details glitter and let it dry. ¬†That glue dry SO fast in contrast to dimensional magic or similar. ¬†We made these in class. ¬†The ladies made the santa first and by the time they had made the card – he was bone dry! ¬†It’s wonderful I tell you! And opened up a world of possibilities for me! ¬†I am looking forward to playing a bit more with this technique!

So I encourage you to go ahead…have a play and make your santa all bushy like he is supposed to be!

Mel xx

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