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CTC 128 – Favourite Kit

Hi everyone.  I seemed to have been MIA the past couple of weeks as I prepared for the Picture to Page show in Pakenham.  But I am back this week for another awesome CTC Challenge!  This week we get to CASE our Favourite Kit from any Catalogue!

I do have a couple of favourite kits in the catalogue – especially the Watercolour Wishes Card Kit. But for todays hop – I decided to try something a little different.  I have always liked the Perfectly Wrapped Kit on page 159 in the current Annual Catalogue, but it was one of those kits I never actually got around to purchasing!

I thought it was such a bright fun kit, and just a bit different to our usual kits with all its fun packaging.  I had so much fun creating for this challenge!  I had never thought to CASE a kit before!

So today, being Mother’s Day in Australia, I thought all that cute packaging may just come in handy for some lovely little gifts!

I used the Grateful Bunch stamp set and Blossom Bunch Punch to base my mini kit around.  I am just a bit sad this set is retiring! I loved the lace and the triple flowers that you could layer together were so quick and easily … not to mention that is my most favourite butterfly …. sob…

Anyway – here is what I came up with!

CTC 128 Favourite Kit Projects by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis using Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch and Blooms and Bliss DSP

I created the gift bag by using our Kraft Tag a Bags (also retiring).  I simply stamped the bag, folded the base and adhered the corners underneath to create an open bag.

The Clear Tiny Treat Box was simply decorated with some hand stamped Whisper White card, scored and folded for inside the box, with a belly band wrapped around and a cluster of flowers popped on the top.

And instead of creating the cello bags – I CASEd the design and turned it into a card to suit the occasion!

The sentiments from this suite really do go well with the Mother’s Day theme.  I hope that where ever you are today, and whom ever you consider your ‘babies’, that you are having an amazing day! Every woman is fabulous and deserves to be treated special xx

Don’t forget – you can play along too by simply adding your photo to the CTC 128 album on our Facebook page HERE.

Now its time to pop around to see what the rest of the crew have created for you.

Next on the hop is the amazing Julia Quinn!

Happy Stamping!!!

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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.

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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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Gift Bag Punch Board – bags for any occasion!

Hi everyone,

Today I wanted to pop by and show you just how easy it is to use our Gift Bag Punch Board to create bags for any and all occasions.

The Gift Bag Punch Board is one of those tools that I have found I cannot live without.  It has helped me out on many occasions when stuck for a quick packaging idea.  They make great party favour bags, bags for jewellery, makeup, lollies, chocolates, little thank you gifts, christmas gifts… get the idea! I have even made minion party bags using this tool where the kids for the party decorated their own bag as a minion before filling it up with goodies to take home! It was a HUGE hit!

And one of my favourite things to do when I can, is making a matching gift bag and card! Such a cute idea.  And imaging, you can create personalised cards and bags that suit the individual! Its all in the decorating and paper choice!

Here was one I created for my video – because I love the Pop of Paradise Stamp Set and my daughter LOVES flamingos, so I know it will come in handy shortly for a little gift of makeup, nail polish or jewellery!

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Of course there are lots of other ideas you can create, not to mention all sorts of sizes! The possibilities are endless.

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You can even create boxes with this tool by omitting to score the 3 lines to create your side fold. Instant box!

You don’t have to punch holes to thread ribbons. You can close the bags using any fancy clips or pegs you may have on hand.

You can even create a flap to fold over on your bag like this one.

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Take a look at my Youtube video to see how to create a fast and simple gift bag at My Paper Oasis.

Here’s how you cut your bag to create that flap.

  1. Score your card stock as normal.
  2. Turn your cardstock / DSP so the straight edge is now against the punch on the board. Move the card stock/ DSP edge along the board until your large scored area that is along the right hand edge of your card stock / DSP is under the punch, with the edge of the cardstock / paper in line with the punch point on the board.  Punch the corner.
  3. Move the cardstock / DSP along to the next score line and punch and then score along the horizontal line.
  4. then move the rest of the cardstock / DSP along the punch board just scoring along the horizontal line. Refer to image 1.
  5. Then trim along the score line up to the punch mark. Refer to image 2.
  6. Fold and adhere as normal.
  7. You just need to make sure when creating this type of bag, that you allow an extra 1 1/2 inches in length for your bag for the top fold too.


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I do hope you have a chance to create some of your own special and unique gift bags to give to friends and family. They will love the personal touch! If you have any questions just leave a comment and I will be happy to help 🙂

Keep Crafting!

Mel xx


For the month of November we have released a BRAND NEW set of framelits called Stitched from the Heart PLUS 

A range of coordinating Stamp Sets at 25% OFF!!!


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New Stampin Up 2015-2016 Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to another Eureka Team Blog Hop.
Today we are hopping around and creating some beautiful projects from our Gorgeous new catalogue.
If you’re not familiar with a Blog Hop – its a term used where you can move seamlessly from one blog to another by clicking the link at the end of each post to take you on to the next person, until you come full circle.
You may have come from the talented Carly Middleton or started here. Either way, I encourage you to hop all around and see what beautiful and inspiring projects everyone has made with some of their favourites from the new catty.
And don’t forget to leave us a comment or two for encouragement – we LOVE it when you do!
My projects for you today feature a couple of favourite stamp sets and the fantastic new Gift Bag Punch Board! This board actually enables you to make a range of bags and boxes too, in various lengths and sizes. You can see the fun I have been having creating with it alone at the end of the post.
So what do I love the most about it?
The ability to make matching cards and gift packaging. It’s perfect for that extra special touch.
So on to the projects…..
I am loving the new In Colours this year – but my all time favourite would have to be Mint Macron – so I had to use it for this project.  And the new Designer Series Paper stack …..what’s not to love….all my customers adore it and find it much more ‘usable’ is the term they coined.  So I teamed both up together to create this card. I have had this project in my head for weeks now!
It feels sooooooo good when you finally get your ideas out of your head and into reality and they turn out just like you pictured!
Using the ‘You’ve Got This’ stamp set I revisited a technique I haven’t used in a while – I call it white washing, but I’m not sure if that’s the actual term :-/
If you would like to see how I achieved this effect – check out my Youtube video HERE.
For this card, I embossed the flower image with versa mark and white embossing powder and heat set  to create a distinct outline to the flower, before whitewashing the image – I love the effect. It’s very difficult to see in the picture, but once the white ink was dry, I went over parts of the image with a touch of mint macron ink to add a hint of green to the flower too.
I then needed the perfect gift bag to match – so out came the Gift Bag Punch Board. We used this at my launch to create bags that the guests then filled with lollies. Everyone loved it.
To create this bag I followed the Gift Bag Punch Boards instructions for a medium bag.  The card stock is our regular A4 Black Card Stock, trimmed on the long side to 11″.

To achieve the folded over closing flap, you need to complete the instructions on the punch board then score your card stock along the long length opposite the punched side, at 1 3/8″. Trim the paper along this line up until the last large panel as shown here –
You then just line up the score marks with the punch line on the board and it trims the corners of your flap with a nice rounded edge. Make your bag as normal. I sealed mine with a velcro dot so the bag wouldn’t be broken when opening to take out the gift.
Here they are together.
Once you get the hang of the board – you can create endless matching sets for any occasions.
Here’s the one I made using the ‘Build a Birthday’ set, with a little bit of 3D fun for the cake!

Well, I hope you enjoyed the creations you have seen here. 
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If you would like to learn how to create wonderful projects like these, then take a look at my ‘Classes’ tab and contact me to come along 🙂
Now click the image below to move on to see what lovely Rose has created for you!
 There is a complete list of links at the bottom in case you get lost along the way 🙂

Happy Crafting!

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