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CTC 141 – Birthday Foil Frenzy Pretty Packaging

A big hello to all our regular CASEing the Catty blog hoppers and a warm welcome to those who are new!

CASEing the Catty is a weekly hop, where every Sunday the design team showcases projects from a particular section of the catalogue by Copying And Sharing (CASEing) with you how they have used the design and changed elements, colours, textures or anything else to make it their own.

This week we are focusing on the Birthdays Section of the Catalogue on Pages 68 – 85.

I decided to use the image on Page 76 this week to create some Birthday Foil Frenzy Pretty Packaging using this as the basis for my design –

Have you noticed our gorgeous Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper in the catalogue?  It is hard to miss with all it’s beautiful sparkle in 4 different colours and 3 beautiful designs!  But just in case – you will find it on page 77 or 189 of the Annual Catalogue.

It is perfect for creating pretty packaging – so thats exactly what I did!

CTC 141 Birthday Foil Frenzy Pretty Packaging By Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I chose to use the Soft Sky Spotted Page for my project as it coordinated well with the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, not to mention the gorgeous Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon – Oh My Goodness – It’s so soft and smooth – I LOVE it!  I cut out my favourite bear image and touched up some areas like the balloons, hat and bears noses, with the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add some extra shine.

The Pool Party strip of Cardstock under the tag was finished with the Ticket Tear Border Punch for a bit of added fun!

Creating boxes is pretty easy really!  My top was created by trimming 1/2″ of two sides (with an adjoining corner) of the 12″ x 12″  foil frenzy sheet.  I then scored all four sides at 2″ before folding on score lines, cutting one of the score lines in each corner, folding in and adhering the tabs to the inside panels.  To create a base that fits perfectly, just trim an extra 1/8″ off two sides again from the box base piece, score at 2″, cut tabs as before and adhere to create your box base.  It really does save all that measuring!

Here is a close up of the tag –

CTC 141 Birthday Foil Frenzy Pretty Packaging by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I do hope I have encouraged you to try and create some of your own gorgeous birthday or gift boxes!

Now it’s time to pop over to Krissy’s page and see what she has created for you all!

And don’t forget – once you have taken the hop, get creating and come back to our Facebook page and upload your own creation for us to admire HERE!

Happy Creating Everyone!

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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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3D Flower Making using Flower Shop

Hi everyone,

I have had loads of interest in how I made my 3D flowers using the Flower Shop Stamp set on the top of my Windows Hexagon Box, as seen in the CASEing the Catty Challenge a couple of weeks ago.   You remember the one……

CTC125 Antique Window Box design by My Paper Oasis, stampin up, flower shop

Here’s the link to that post – CTC 125

So I thought I would pop past and show you what you will need and the link to my brand new ‘How To’ Video on You Tube  showing you exactly what to do!

Essential Tools:

You will need a

: Flower Shop Stamp Set

:Pansy Punch

:ink pad

:bone folder

:tooth pick or similar

:tombow multipurpose liquid adhesive

:hot glue gun

Here’s a picture of the petals you will need to complete the flower –

How to create stunning 3D flowers using the Flower Shop Stamp and Pansy Punch by My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, 3D flowers, paper flower art

You need 4 full flowers to being with.

Trim the first flower by removing one petal as shown (keep all petals).

Trim the second flower by keeping only 2 petals joined together.

The third flower remains while with just a snip straight into the centre of the flower.

The fourth flower is completing whole.

Watch my video over at My Paper Oasis HERE to see just how to put it altogether 🙂

Happy Crafting!

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CTC 125 – Favourite Bigshot Project!

Hi crafty friends and welcome!

It’s Sunday night, so that means it’s time for another CASEing the Catty blog hop.  I’m pretty excited about this weeks challenge!  We get to showcase our favourite Big Shot project from the occasions catalogue!

How hard was it to choose! I mean, the Occasions Catalogue had so many great Big Shot projects.  The Lift Me Up Bundle, Custom Tee’s, Nailed It, So Succulent Bundle and not to mention the So Detailed Thinlets, Cool Treats and Dragonfly Dreams!

But for me – well, let’s just say that I am an absolute sucker for a box – so my choice for this weeks challenge just had to be the Window Box Die.

I had seen a picture from Pauline Barnfather at icreatecraft, who had designed a timber like box. I immediately fell in love with it and have been wanting to create my own version since. So this was my chance.  I really wanted to create an antique style box, that reminded me a little of an old jewellery box.  Some Soft Suede cardstock stamped with the Hardwood stamp helped me easily achieve that!

CTC125 Antique Window Box design by My Paper Oasis, stampin up, flower shop

I am so happy with the way it turned out.  Once I created the box I knew it needed some beautiful flowers to top it off.  I haven’t created these flowers for a few years now, so it was fun to really play and make them again.  I used the Flower Shop stamp and co-ordinating punch to create them.  Here’s a better look at the top for you.

CTC125 Antique Window Box design by My Paper Oasis, stampin up, flower shop

Luckily I had kept hold of my retired Antique Brads from a couple of years ago.  I think it really enhances the antique feel of the box perfectly and acts like a little handle to lift the lid open!

You can take a look at how I created these flowers, with my You Tube Link,  at this post – 3D Flower Making.

I hope you have enjoyed tonight’s project.  Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Judy May and see what beautiful project she has created for you!

Keep Crafting!

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Storage ideas for your bling!

Hi everyone!

The other day, on our team page, a member shared how she was getting frustrated with storing our enamel embellishments as she kept losing them 🙁

Another team member helped her out by sharing how she uses our Standard Stamp Cases to store all her bling.  What an awesome idea I thought!  Why didn’t I think of that! All of my bling in one spot, that would be easy to find and store on my shelves rather than taking up loads of drawer space, getting lost and me ordering more packets because you thought you had none left!

I decided to take mine one step further – and created custom labelled inserts!

Stampin Up custom DVD case cover by My Paper Oasis

Custom storage! And… I have even put the item number on the spine to make it super easy to reorder them!

Here’s the pic of how to trim down your A4 copy paper to ensure it fits snuggly into your case!

Stampin Up custom DVD case cover by My Paper Oasis

How cool is that!

You can even get different size Cases to suit your storage needs!

Please note the files below are designed for the clear mount Stamp Cases.

Download the file to create your very own here —>

Pearl cover

Watercolour Pencils

Rhinestones cover

Metallics cover

Now…what else can I box up! Lol

Happy crafting everyone!

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JOIN THE FUN!

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CTC 119 – Designer Tee

Welcome everyone.  I hope you are enjoying your long weekend in Victoria!

It’s time again for another CASEing the Catty Challenge!  This week we are CASEing anything in the saleabration catalogue from pages 16 – 19!  Remember when we CASE we don’t need the exact sets as displayed – you can take inspiration from the colours, layouts, stamps or images 🙂

You may have come from Elizabeth’s blog or be starting right here! Once you have popped around the all the blog posts, don’t forget to play along and upload your creation to our Facebook Page – no blog post necessary!

I’m taking my inspiration today from the image on page 18 of the catalogue – The pink card on the right hand side –

I love the sentiments in the designer tee stamp set and the little t-shirt framelits!

I had to change the colours up a bit as I have just received my FREE Glimmer Paper Assortment Packs (no, I couldn’t just have ONE!) and I wanted to use some of that glimmer! It is SUPER sparkly!

 CTC119 using Designer Tee by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Custom Tee, Watwrcolouring, Mel PaganoYou all know I love a bit of watercoloring and I gave my t-shirt a bit of extra love to make it smooth and shiny, by pressing it into my versamark ink pad and then sprinkle with clear embossing powder.  Do it a couple of times for a smooth, glossy finish!

CTC119 using Designer Tee by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Custom Tee, Mel pagano

I used the same method to create these gorgeous dangles for my Product Play Day at the release of the Occasions Catalogue in January – only for these ones I heat embossed a back and front and adhered them together to make it super strong! Mine hangs on my scissors 🙂

CTC119 using Designer Tee by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Custom Tee, scissor charm

If you love Designer Tee, you had better be quick! You can choose it for FREE with any $90 order but there’s only 19 days of Salebration left to get yours!  Don’t delay – supplies are only whilst they last!

I hope you enjoyed my projects – now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Rachel to see what she has created this week!

Don’t forget to play along and add you pic to the album on our Facebook Page!

Happy Crafting!

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CTC #116 – Botanical Builder Inspirational Frame

Hi everyone.  Welcome back to another week of CASEing the Catty.

I do hope you are enjoying the projects of the crew and being inspired to create. You may have come straight here today, or popped over from Kathryn’s blog.  Either way, I hope you hop around and see all the lovely projects and then play along!

This week we are using images from pages 20 – 31 of the Occasions Catalogue to create our projects.

This was a tough week because there is just so much goodness to choose from in those pages! I loved so much of it, but what caught my eye the most was that clock with the Oh so Succulent Suite.  Now I don’t have that suite (yet…) but I have a frame that I have been wanting to create for oh so long!

I was initially inspired by a picture I saw from Debbie Blake at www.nutshellcreations.com –  I used the same frame, but I wanted to use the Project Life cards to make an inspirational frame full of quotes to encourage me each day!

CTC #116 Hello Lovely Project Life Frame by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis, Botanical Builder Framelits, Stampin Up, Inspirational board

Now its very tricky to get a good picture of how good this frame looks with a little bit of decorating using the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies, but it sits on my wall directly opposite to wear I create and I really do read it every day.  I’m so excited to have finally finished it for this weeks CASEing the Catty Challenge.  Although just secretly…I think I may add a few more bits and pieces over time!

CTC #116 Hello Lovely Project Life Frame by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis, Botanical Builder Framelits, Stampin Up, Inspirational board

CTC #116 Hello Lovely Project Life Frame by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis, Botanical Builder Framelits, Stampin Up, Inspirational board

CTC #116 Hello Lovely Project Life Frame by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis, Botanical Builder Framelits, Stampin Up, Inspirational board

The phrases on the Hello Lovely Project Life Collection was absolutely perfect for this project!

Well, it’s time to hop over to the lovely Simone Bartrum to see what she has created this week.

And don’t forget to play along too by joining our Challenge Page on Facebook

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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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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Santa’s Sleigh – literally! For #GDP059

I know – it’s the Santa’s Sleigh bundle, so how can you NOT do a Santa’s Sleigh!

I have wanted to create this every since seeing this bundle, but knowing I was having a Santa’s Sleigh class I kept it for now!  And I am really happy with the way it turned out! It makes such a lovely table centrepiece or Christmas Decoration.

And do you know what! Since the Global Design Project #059 is showcasing animals this week – I thought I may as well enter it there too!

Santa's sleigh for #GDP059 by My Paper Oasis, stampin up Santa's sleigh bundle; Christmas fun

It’s a bit fiddly, but not too tricky to make.  And my little santa sack has been recycled from our SU paper packaging! It was perfect cut from the Mini treat bag thinlets! Hope you like it as much as I do!

This set is truly so much fun, so why not have a play! And pop over to the GDP to see all the other amazing projects!

Happy crafting

Mel xx
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