Category: Easter

CTC111 – Saleabration of Hey Chick

Its time for another CTC challenge and this time, we can CASE anything from the Saleabration Catalogue! How fun is that… there was sooooo much to choose from but I knew exactly where to start!

From my first sneaky peak of the Saleabration Catalogue at On Stage I knew that I had to have the Hey Chick Stamp set.  Those chickens are so darned cute I couldn’t help myself.  It was the first Saleabration set I added to my order.  Apart from the chicken with the crazy hairdo, my other favourite was they way the chicken had been coloured on page 17 –

She is so bright and colourful and not really what you expect your chicken to be! So I just had to put her on a card! So on she went – Ready in time for my new product play day this week, so others can make her too!

I love how our stitched Framelits really set off images! And the great news is – they will be back in stock and ready to order from the 16th of January! The cool chicken wire background was created using the new hexagons dynamic embossing folder.  Simply pat your ink on the raised edges, lay your card stock over the top and rub gently with your bone folder or sponge brayer and voila…instant background from any embossing folder! And it coordinates perfectly with our little chickens!

Hope you like her!  Now pop on over to Julia Quinn’s blog to see what she has created for us this week!

And don’t forget – you can play along too on our Facebook Page by clicking HERE!

Watch my video at My Paper Oasis to see how this was created.

Card Base – crumb cake

Card Layer one – real red 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Card Layer two – whisper white 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″

Keep 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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Saleabration Halfway Happiness Blog Hop

halfway happiness blog hop

Hello and welcome again to another Blog Hop.

Today I am joining in with our team ‘Eureka Stampers’ to showcase items from Sale-a-bration.  Sale-A-Bration is that fantastic time of the Stampin Up year where you get one FREE item for EVERY $90 you spend! As well as an amazing joining deal – this year you can Join in the fun and receive $295 worth of products for ONLY $169. Bargains!

Do you know we are HALFWAY through Sale-a-baration already???  Have you taken advantage of all those wonderful free items or that amazing joining offer that’s available yet? And now – today – even more goodies have been added! How good is that!

You may have joined this hop right here – or come across form Heather’s Blog.  Be sure to hop all the way around. There is links to everyone’s blog at the end of the post in case you get lost along the way.

Today I am sharing with you a couple of ‘Magical’ Cards that we have been making in class this week using the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set.  These type of cards are referred to magical slider cards.  You start with a pain black image, but as you pull out the slider, the image magically becomes coloured.

Honeycomb Happiness, Saleabration 2016, magic slider class tutorial, my paper oasis, stampin up, halfway happiness blog hop

Isn’t the little chicken in this set just so very adorable! It looks  like a normal – albeit a bit boring – card so far – but just wait for the magic…..

Honeycomb Happiness, Saleabration 2016, magic slider class tutorial, my paper oasis, stampin up, halfway happiness blog hop

It’s hard to put into a photo as you really see the magic happen as you pull the slider.  I used one of the sheets from the Wildflower Fields DSP (another FREE sale-a-bration item) and simply randomly coloured a few of those spots with colours from the subtle collection.

Here is another example using the ice cream and the Birthday Bouquet DSP.

Honeycomb Happiness, Saleabration 2016, magic slider class tutorial, my paper oasis, stampin up, halfway happiness blog hop

Honeycomb Happiness, Saleabration 2016, magic slider class tutorial, my paper oasis, stampin up, halfway happiness blog hop

Honeycomb Happiness, Saleabration 2016, magic slider class tutorial, my paper oasis, stampin up, halfway happiness blog hop

The Honeycomb Happiness stamp set is perfect for this type of card as it has lovely ‘open’ images that allow you to add a lot of colour, making it very effective!  Would you like to make one of your very own??? Jump on over to my Youtube video here.

I tell you – they are soon much fun to make and have been a HUGE hit in class this week.

I hope you enjoy hopping around to see all the wonderful creations the team have made for you. Just click on the links below to go forward or backwards 🙂

halway happiness blog hop

halfway happiness blog hop

Happy Crafting

Mel xx


1. Rose Packer

2. Carly Middleton

3. Julie Cocks

4. Linda Whalley

5. Lauren Meiklejohn

6. Heather McCarthy

7. Mel Pagano – YOU ARE HERE 🙂

8. Sarah McCallion

9. Simone Bartrum

10. Janine Rawlins

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Scallop Tag Topper Easter Box

Now the title says Easter Box, but this gorgeous little box could be used for any gift.

I found a tutorial on Pinterest for a smaller version of this box.  
I really wanted to be able to add a bigger hunting Easter egg to the box, and I wanted to be able to see what was in the box.
I have made this box with an a Good Egg Easter. I made another with the gorgeous little petite petals stamp and punch.
I also used the punched oval shapes to add ‘eggs’ to an Easter card – I always try to use my ‘scraps’.

Easter with A Good Egg

No Way! You are seriously not doing EASTER already!  Well…yes I am…I did….BUT it’s only JANUARY i hear you scream…..I know, I know, but i was having sooooo much fun…and I saw Hot Cross Buns in the shops! That counts, right???? Lol.
In seriousness though, I have a market to prepare for and I saw these adorable baskets on Pinterest…but no tutorial 🙁  Well that set the challenge for me…I had to have one, and I had to nut out how to do it.  So I sat and played, and Viola….an Easter Basket was born 🙂
Aren’t they gorgeous?  And the new Watercolour DSP from the new mini catalogue being released on the 28th of this month, had just thre right flair for the project!  Very ‘Eastery’.  It reminded me of drawing and decorating eater eggs when I was a kid.

And I absolutely adore this stamp set….I know it’s retired, but sometimes an oldie is a goodie!  This card I totally CASEd from a google image, but it was just sooooo cute…in a grown up way, with grown up colours I had to reproduce it.  I believe it was from Inking Idaho in the USA.  She always does a fabulous job!

And last but not least, were these 4″ x 4″ cards.  But then I didn’t have an envelope the correct size…so out come my Envelope Punch Board and I whipped up a matching envelope, complete with Easter Egg stamp in matching ink. The colours used here are Calypso Coral, Island Indigo (two of my most favorite colours ever) and Wisteria Wonder.
So what do you think? Was I a little enthusiastic in beginning Easter this early? Lol.
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