Category: Fancy Folds

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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Colour INKspiration 12 – Crafting Forever

Hi everyone! I’m so glad you can join us for Colour INKspiration Challenge 12!

We have so loved seeing all your entries into the challenges every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month over at our Facebook Page!  So please, keep them coming!

This week we have a HUGE colour palette for you to play with!

I told you it was a HUGE! Lol.

This week – choose at least 4 of the colours to play with from the selection of:

Whisper White; Night of Navy; Elegant Eggplant; Cherry Cobbler; Flirty Flamingo; Dapper Denim; Smokey Slate and Peekaboo Peach.

As always, Neutrals and metallics are allowed in your creations too 🙂

As there were lots of colours to choose from this week, I thought it would be the perfect time to create an idea I have had playing around in my head for the longest time, using the brand new Crafting Forever Stamp Set.

I have had the idea to create that little pot in 3D and stuff it full of the craft equipment in the set – just like what most of us have on our own desks – just like mine….

So thats what I set about doing.  Creating a little pot just like I hang from my raskcog trolley! I managed to use every colour in the palette apart from Elegant Eggplant and I was pretty happy with how this card turned out.

And that sentiment…well let’s just say it definitely suits me! Lol. I would much prefer to be hiding away in my craft room, creating,  than slaving over housework!

The card is a step card fold. I found a very easy tutorial to follow over at Splitcoast Stampers.

Now its time to pop 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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Cool Treats Acetate Window Card

Hello all my crafty friends!

Today is the day I can share my Sunday Night Live video with you all…Finally!  I had a little upload issue happening during the week – but I got there eventually!  I love how technology can really limit us sometimes!

On my Sunday Night Live video this week I showed you all how I create my acetate window cards.  They are not to difficult to do, but create a great effect!  I used the Cool Treat Bundle for these cards!  Since I have started playing with this bundle, I have found it a little difficult to stop!

Cool Treat Acetate Card with measurements and tutorial by My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, acetate card, frozen treats, window card, acetate window card

They’re a little tricky to photograph, so here’s another view…

Cool Treat Acetate Card with measurements and tutorial by My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, acetate card, frozen treats, window card, acetate window card

and here is another using the same suite…

Cool Treat Acetate Card with measurements and tutorial by My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, acetate card, frozen treats, window card, acetate window card

This suite is seriously so much fun!

Pop over to my channel – My Paper Oasis on You Tube to watch the video and create your own acetate window cards!

Here are the measurements:

  • Watermelon Wonder card base – 4 1/8” x 7 7/8” – score at 5 7/8”; piece 2” x 4 1/8”
  • Pool Party Layer One front card piece 4” x 1 7/8” – 2 pieces needed.
  • DSP strips  Layer Two front of card – 3 7/8” x 1 3/4” – 2 pieces needed.
  • Window Sheet 4 1/8” x 3”
  • Pool Party for inside card 5 5/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Whisper White for inside 5 1/2” x 3 3/4”
  • DSP strip for inside of card 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

Happy Crafting!

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Have you seen our Card Kits – Oh Happy Day!

A big hello to all my crafty friends!

I thought this week it was about time I introduced you to our amazing card kits!

Perfect for an avid crafter who needs a quick card on the go!

Perfect to build your card stash!

Perfect for a beginner stamper who needs some supplies and somewhere to start!

Our Oh Happy Day Card Kit is stunning with it’s bright colours, funky folds and a heap of sentiments to personalise your cards, with the exclusive stamp set that you can only get in the kit!

If you prefer a more a traditional card then the Watercolour Wishes Card Kit may be just right for you.  Beautiful watercolour washed card bases with floral and wooden embellishments in soft subtle colours!

Whatever you prefer, these kits are fantastic value and include everything you need to get started – card bases, envelopes, embellishments; tags; ribbons / twine; a basic stamp block; stamps and ink spot/s and dimensionals. All you need is basic adhesive and you’re set to go.

For the Month of FEBRUARY, if you purchase one of these card kits through me, I will also send you a pack of Mini Glue Dots OR a bottle of Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow) for FREE to make your assembly even easier!

Take a look at my You Tube Video over at My Paper Oasis to see just how great these kits are!

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CTC114 – Sending Love Acetate Card

Hi everyone!

We are back for another CASEing the Catty Challenge where the design team inspire you with projects that we have used to spur our creativity!  You may have arrived from Julia Quinn’s post or be starting right here – either way we are thrilled that you joined us!

To CASE means to Copy and Share Everything, so thats what we do! And you can too – just hop around to see what the design team has created, then hop off and create your very own CASE from the pages mentioned below and upload to our Facebook group using the link at the end of the post. It’s that simple!

I am thrilled to see so many of you participating in the challenge over on Facebook, and I love that the latest entries have been using different sets to CASE a layout! Well Done Everyone!

This week we are CASEing anything from the Occasions Catalogue Pages 14 – 19.  I have to say – these pages hold lots of favourite sets for me, so it was quite difficult choosing what I wanted to use – but as I have an upcoming class using the Sending Love Suite, I decided to begin playing with that!

I knew I wanted to try and create an acetate card ( I think that’s what they might be called???) for this class – so I began playing around with card colours and papers.  As sweet as it is – I really wanted to break up all that red and white in my card, so I introduced some crumb cake to tone it down a bit.  I really like the combination of colours! I then used that little white card in the top left corner as inspiration for the base of my card – I just changed up the colours a little and substituted one envelope for the glassine sheet envelope (Like I said – I wanted to tone down that RED! Lol).

It’s a bit tricky to get a good picture with the acetate centre – but I really love how it turned out! I hope the girls at class enjoy this fancy card too!

For my second card I let the blue card in the pic above inspire my layout, but I really wanted to step away from the ‘Valentine’ theme to show people just how versatile this set can be…. I mean those cute envelopes should be enough, but just in case…. I thought this beautiful friend sentiment was perfect. I adore that font…if only I could write like that!

I stamped the sentiment ‘sent with love’ along the edge of the card with versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  I ‘turned’ all the hearts on the DSP for contrast (warning – you have to be a bit gentle here or you can tear the hearts), and as I have been doing a lot lately – I framed the sentiment using the Stitched Shape framelits – I can’t get enough of those! Seriously!

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your cards for that extra special touch!

I do hope you enjoyed my projects this week!

Make sure to hop on over to the very talented Judy May to see what she has created for you all this week!

And once you have finished hopping around – don’t forget to post a pic of your very own CASEd project in our Facebook group!

And ppppssssttttttt…..we love it when you leave us a little comment too!

Keep Crafting!

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Mini Desk Calendar with Lift Me Up Bundle

Hi everyone,

I had lots of fun this week sharing on my Facebook Live video how to make these handy little desktop calendars, that are quick and easy to create!  I used the Lift me Up bundle to decorate them, combined with the stitched shape framelits (don’t you love how those framelits really add pop to your images and backgrounds!)

These are so handy to keep on your desk or by a phone for a quick reference for dates.  I managed to pick up some of these little calendars at a local Papercraft Show, but they can usually be found online if you are looking for some.

And you can get the gorgeous Carried Away Designer Series Paper (DSP) for FREE when you spend $90! That’s as easy as purchasing the Lift Me Up Bundle in clear mount and a pack of Night of Navy Cardstock! You can shop securely anytime in my online store HERE from ANYWHERE in Australia!

Below is the list and measurements of what you need to make your very own calendars and go to My Paper Oasis Youtube channel to see how to create it 🙂

What you need –

Base – Night of Navy Cardstock: a piece 8″ x 4″ and scored at 4″ and 6″ on long side; a piece 4″ x 3 3/4″ for top section; a piece 3 1/8″ x 2″ for under the calendar itself.

DSP (Carried Away) – a piece 3 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ for top section and a piece 3 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ for under calendar.

Scrap of Mint Macaron for largest square of Stitched Shape Framelits.

Whisper White for stamped image and cloud.

Keep Crafting!

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Colour INKspiration Challenge #02 – Jar of Love

Welcome to our second Colour INKspiration Challenge! We had some amazing entries to our first challenge – thank you all for playing along! It’s truly hard to choose a winner with so much talent to choose from! The top 5 for the first challenge will be listed on the Facebook Page so make sure you pop on over and take a look!

If you missed last week – here’s all the information –

The Colour INKspiration Crew consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

There’s also a Facebook group for Stampin’ Up! ® enthusiasts who would like to share their paper craft projects using the colour combinations.

Here’s the deal – Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to.
Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

Hope to see you there!

This week we have another gorgeous colour combination.  I love how images can be the inspiration for our colour choices – it inspires us to use colour combinations we may never have thought of!  This weeks colours combine Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, Whisper White and Garden Green – and does that image remind you of anything! Just our succulent set in the Occasions Catalogue!

I don’t have the succulent set myself – but I had an upcoming class using the Jar of Love Bundle – so I thought these colours would be perfect to inspire my class project!

I used the Stamp Off method to create my flowers, giving the appearance of two different colours so they had more depth.  Its such a great method to use when you have a limited supply of colours – or only have certain colours to work with – like a colour challenge! The class ladies loved it too!

Hop on over to the amazing Simone Bartrum to see what gorgeous project she has created for this challenge by clicking on the image below!

And don’t forget – you can easily play along too without a blog – just post your pic over on the Colour INKspiration Facebook Page – HERE.  We are looking forward to seeing your amazing creations.

You can purchase all your supplies in my online store anytime and have it delivered directly to your door!  Don’t forget to take advantage of the fabulous Saleabration rewards on offer for every $90 you spend!

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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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