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Colour INKspiration 24

Welcome everyone to Colour INKspiration 24!

Being right in the middle of silly season, I almost forgot to complete a project for this challenge!  Boy is it a challenge for you this week!

Such an unusual combination of colours – but don’t they work so well together!

Tranquil Tide; Pool Party; Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride

are your colours for this weeks challenge.

I thought I had better get some Christmas momentum happening for this challenge, given that I am sooooo far behind in my Christmas card making this year – like – ridiculously behind!  I can see a lot of late nights looming ahead 🙁  I used Bronwyn Eastley’s Coffee Cafe Easel Card Tutorial for my project tonight.  I just couldn’t resist! After making a Vase with this design a few weeks ago – I was dying to try out a 3D Christmas Tree Card. So here it is…

Colour INKspiration 24 - 3D Christmas Tree by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I love a good 3D project, and the Tree from the Ready for Christmas Bundle suited this project perfectly.  Unfortunately it’s retiring at the end of the year – so you need to get it before it’s gone for good 🙁 The little birds are cut from the Tree Builder Punch.  And wasn’t I lucky that our new Stampin Blends have the matching colours to this weeks challenge!

Colour InNKspiration 24 - 3D Christmas Tree by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

The crew have some brilliant projects using these colours this week. So make sure you hop around to everyone and see what they have for you.

And I know its totally busy, but I do hope you make some time for craft and join in for this challenge. It really is good therapy!

Now its time to hop on over to Monique to see what she has created for you all!

 

Happy Crafting everyone!

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CTC 157 – Case a Colour Combination

Hi Happy Crafters!

Well nutty season has hit! Hands up if you ave finished creating your stash of Christmas cards yet – Yeah me neither! Lol.  I am bound to get there eventually.  I just need everything to STOP first, so I can sit and create and write and address and post them!

So because it’s not like I’m in a hurry to do that or anything … I decided to create something for CTC 157 instead – where this weeks challenge is to CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Selectively Edit) any Colour Combination in any Catalogue.

Despite needing to complete lots more Christmas cards, I decided not to do Christmas at all.  I have had a beautiful friends birthday this past week – so I created for her instead!  I wanted the card to be a bit more special than usual, so I called upon Bronwyn Eastley’s Tutorials to help me along.

Ever since I saw Bronwyn’s Coffee Cafe Easel Card I knew that I had wanted to try it with a vase, which would also be perfect for my friend’s birthday too and to top it off – the catalogue had the perfect colour combination for me to CASE. Don’t you love days you feel like you’re winning!

Here is the Colour Combination I decided to CASE.  You can find it on Page 28 of the current Annual Catalogue.

I love the simple colours, and it even helped me design my card!

So here is my version of Bronwyn’s Coffee Cafe Easel Card using the Jar of Love Framelits!

My Jar of Love Easel Card!


CTC 157 Jar of Love Easel Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis.

Now I can’t share how to actually create the easel – you’ll need Bronwyn’s tutorial for that!  But I can tell you that to get the variance in colours for your flowers, use the stamping off method.  That means you can get more use out of your available colours.  Each colour used here is only one ink pad.

To use the stamp off technique simply ink up your image in your chosen colour, stamp it once on to a scrap piece of paper (our Grid Paper is perfect for this), then, without inking your image stamp it again onto your card stock.  This will give you a ‘lighter’ version of the same colour.  The next image you stamp as normal, giving you the full colour strength.  It really does help you get more use out of your colours!

When creating my card, I really wanted it to give the impression of a vase of flowers on a little doily, like you would find on a table.  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I think it could even be used as a decorative piece at home.

I hope you enjoyed my project tonight!

If you would like to take a look at how to make this card then you can hop on over to ADDinktive Designs HERE to purchase the tutorial!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Fi and see what she has created for you all!

Don’t forget you to can play along with our challenges every week.  Create your own project and post a pic on our Facebook Group right HERE.

Happy Crafting everyone!

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CTC 152 – Painted Autumn – Christmas Treat Tube Holders

A big Hello to you all!

I’ve been super busy with Picture to Page and Market Nights the past couple of weeks, so it’s lovely to be back!

Welcome to CTC 152 – Painted Autumn / Spooky Nights on pages 48 – 55 of the Holiday Catalogue.

I don’t really do Halloween, but this fun section has one of my absolutely favourite items!  The treat tubes!

I had a team meeting recently and I thought it would be lovely to treat them to a hot chocolate. Not just any hot chocolate, one they could make themselves! Lol

So we made these cute as Christmas Treat Tube Holders all dressed up for Christmas.

CTC 152 Treat Tube Holders for Christmas by My Paper Oasis

One tube holds the Hot Chocolate, the other is filled with mini marshmallows.  I found the original idea on split coast stampers HERE from Lisa Somerville.  I noticed her double holder was missing one measurement – so here they are:

Take a piece of cardstock 11″ x 5 1/2″ for the Box Base and score on the long side at 1/2″; 1 3/4″; 4 1/4″; 5 1/2″ and 8″.  Score each short side at 1 1/4″.

My measurements for the cardstock layers and DSP are:

Top Panel Cherry Cobbler – 2 7/8” x 2 3/4”

Top Panel DSP – 2 3/4” x 2 5/8”

Bottom Panel Cherry Cobbler – 2 7/8” x 2 3/8”

Bottom Panel Whisper White – 2 3/4” x 2 1/4”

The best bit – the Be Merry Designer Series Paper is currently included in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP sale! You could make sooooooo many of these with that great special!  But it’s only until October 31st!

Just imaging all the little goodies you could fill these Tubes for Christmas or any other occasion.  They could even be used as a little gift and place setting on your Christmas table – just add a name to the bottom panel for a more personal touch.

I just recommend adding the ribbon before filling the tubes! It can be a bit tricky to tie them whilst trying not to spill the contents! Lol.

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks project.  It’s now time to hop on over to the lovely Rachel to see what she has created for you all!

 

Don’t forget to play along with this weeks challenge by creating your own project and uploading to our Facebook Page

 

Happy Crafting everyone 🙂

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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 – I was able to narrow it down to my two MOST favourite items – the 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 🙂

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 149 – Year of Cheer Mini Pizza Box Gift Cards

It’s Sunday night – so that means it’s time for another CASEing the Catty Challenge, where every week the design team uses images from the current catalogues to Copy and Share with you to help spur your creativity! You may have popped over from Judy or be starting right here, but make sure to take the full tour and see everyones creations!

Challenge 149 is all about the Year of Cheer Section of the Holiday catalogue on Pages 36-47.

The Year of Cheer section has so many sparkly projects to choose from as well as those cute as Mini Pizza Boxes.

So I took inspiration from the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper and the Mini Pizza Boxes to create Year of Cheer Mini Pizza Box Gift Cards.

I love the elegance of the Year of Cheer DSP and the gorgeous co-ordinating embellishments.  They make it very simple to create stunning cards for special occasions.

CTC 149 Year of Cheer Mini Pizza Box Gift Card by My Paper Oasis

I teamed mine with Fresh Fig cardstock and some Gold and Silver heat embossing to compliment the foil on the papers.  The gift cards are 3″ x 3″ and I have cut the DSP to 2 3/4″ to allow enough of an ‘edge’ to peek through of the base card.  I folded the Gold Foil Snowflake concertina style and adhered the centre to the gift card, so it really ‘pops up’.  The best part is – you can either gift the box and the cards, or use the cards and then pop a gift in the Mini Pizza Box for someone.

We will be making this gorgeous set at a card class at the end of November.  These papers aren’t part of our current Designer Series Paper Sale where you can Buy 3 get 1 FREE – but you could certainly use the ones that are to create your own version!

I hope you like my project.  Now its time to hop on over to Monique and see what she has created for you all.

Don’t forget to create your own and pop on over to the Facebook Challenge page and upload your creation!

Happy Crafting!

 

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Buy 3 get 1 FREE DSP sale until October 31st.

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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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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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