Category: Paper Boxes

Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card

Hi Everyone.

I am so excited to share my Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card with you all, that I honestly couldn’t wait and had to post about it TODAY!

Our Team – Eureka Stampers – has been set a challenge this week from our amazing leader.

She has challenged us to create SOMETHING every day for the first week of October.  She sets a specific challenge everyday, and we create something according to tat challenge! You may have already seen one I have shared on my Facebook Page – My Paper Oasis.

Todays challenge was to create something using EVERY SINGLE STAMP in one set!  Have you ever thought about such a task.  I realised the difficulty I was facing when rummaging through my sets to decide which stamp set to use.  So many actually have multiple sentiments that would make them tricky to use for this challenge. The more I looked, the more I realised just how tricky this was going to be!

After LOTS of consideration I decided to choose our Seaside Shore Stamp Set. It only had two sentiments and a host of stamps that coordinate really well together.  But I really wanted to do something Fancy!  So I started playing around with ideas in my head, and came up with using one of Bronwyn Eastley’s Tutorials for my design team project this month.  The tutorial I used to create my fish tank was none other than her Spring Planter Box Card!

Huh? I hear you ask – pop over to her tutorial shop HERE and see her brilliant design for yourself!

I basically used her Box Base to create the base of my Fish Tank.  Check it out –

Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card by My Paper Oasis

I cannot tell you just how much fun this was to create!  The most difficult part was photographing the Fish Tank! But I gave it a good try so you could see all the angles!

The sides:

Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card by My Paper Oasis

 

Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card by My Paper Oasis

And from the top :

Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card by My Paper Oasis

And you are going to love the next bit … it even folds flat for postage!  This one is in a 6″ x 6″ envelope.  The top will need adjusting slightly – or you could make your own using our Envelope Punch Board.

Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card by My Paper Oasis

 

Bronwyn’s tutorials really are versatile.  I simply added Window Sheets at the same measurements as the box base (although I did have to trim a very small bit off one end for it to fit snuggly) and then filled it up with all the images from the stamp set as per our team challenge!

I truly hope you love it as much as I do! I would love to hear what you think – so feel free to leave me a comment 🙂

Happy Crafting!

 

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CTC 145 – Merry Little Christmas with Tags and Trimmings

Hi everyone.

Welcome to this weeks CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. You may have hopped across from Jackie or be starting right here, but I encourage you to take the full tour of this weeks hop all about the Merry Little Christmas Section on pages 10 – 19 of the New Holiday Catalogue!

So I have to ask….have you got a copy of the new catalogue yet? Have you downloaded a copy for yourself?  What do you think?  Is there just too much loveliness to choose from!  Well hopefully we can help you as you tour around and see what everyone has showcased tonight!

There are a lot of beautiful ideas in these pages of the catalogue.  But if you have been following me for a while, you will have an idea that I am a sucker for little boxes.  I have NEVER sold off any of my little box dies once they have retired, I just can’t bear to part with them!

Because of that, this weeks selection was an easy choice for me.  I created A Merry Little Christmas with the Tags and Trimmings Bundle!

I used the little pillow box to the right (you can make both the pillow box and the stocking with these dies) and turned it into a little gift stocking, because the stockings are what I truly fell in love with when I saw this set!

CTC 145 Tags and Trimmings Gift Stockings by My Paper Oasis.

The gift tag die is what you use to create the back of the stocking, so the little stocking is actually 3D and stuffable too, making it ideal for a gift card, or cash or a few little treats! Who wouldn’t love to get this for Christmas. You could personalise with a name and hang on the tree ready to hand out.

I also thought they would be great as a table place setting, with the cutlery tucked neatly inside! That way you can colour coordinate them to suit your decor for the day!  You pop on the guests names to indicate seating arrangements!

CTC 145 Tags and Trimmings Gift Stockings by My Paper Oasis.

And finally I wanted to point out, that just because their primary purpose is for 3D items, doesn’t necessarily mean that is the only way to use them!  Don’t add the backing to the stocking, trim off the top and you can quickly and easily create a Christmas Card!

CTC 145 Tags and Trimmings Gift Stockings by My Paper Oasis.

So there you have it!  A Merry Little Christmas with Tags and Trimmings!!!

I do hope you have enjoyed my projects today.  Now it’s time to continue the hop and head on over to the lovely Monique and see what she has created for you all!

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 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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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……

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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!

Don’t forget, there are still loads of discounted items available on the retiring list!

Shop Supplies or the Retiring List by clicking the image below!

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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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Gift Box Punch Board for On Stage Roomie Gifts

Hi everyone.

I was back on Sunday Night for a Stamp It Sunday live Facebook video again!

It took LOTS of cups of tea to recover from the fun of our Stampin’ Up! 2016 On Stage Live Event from the 3-6th of November, but it was sooooo much fun!  There are lots of new goodies that I am going to enjoy sharing with you all over the coming weeks to get you creating!

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Here I am after check in – ready to get started!

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The weather was gorgeous the entire time. And Southbank was buzzing in the evenings!

So for my Stamp It Sunday Video I decided to show you the pillow gifts I made for my room mates!

I had been to LUSH to source something to help the girls relax, unwind and invigorate themselves ready for the new catalogue and next year.  LUSH have the most amazing bath products.  I had come across one called ‘Dragon’s Egg’ in the past and it smelt amazing, all the things I just mentioned for the girls rolled into one delicious bath bomb! So I grabbed a few of those and headed off to my craft room, trusting that my punch boards would help me package these beauties just right!

So out came the trusty Gift Box Punch Board. I honestly have to say that I love how simple it is to create your own special packaging with these Punch Boards. A simple Belly Band and some ribbon later, and our bath bomb was all set to deliver!

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The Irresistibly Floral Speciality DSP can be teamed with any colour Designer Paper, but I chose Blooms and Bliss for my Belly Band, a bit of Coordinating Sweet Sugarplum ribbon and a tag finished it all off beautifully. So simple – So elegant! And those Stitched Framelits set EVERYTHING off so well! They are a must for every craft room!

Here are the measurements so you can Make It To –

My gift box is a 10″ x 10″ piece of DSP to make the 3.25 x 3.25 x 3.25 box as written on the Punch Board.

The belly band is made my cutting 2 pieces of DSP 1 3/4″ x 7″ and scoring them both at 1/2″, 2 1/4″ and 5 1/2″.

Join the pieces along the 1/2″ end – joining right sides together. Punch the opposite end of both of the Belly Band pieces using the scallop tag topper punch.  Wrap around your box and secure with ribbon.

Take a look at the video at My Paper Oasis You Tube Channel to watch how its done.

Remember all supplies can be purchased by clicking the images below or going to my online store using the link in the left hand side bar 🙂

Happy Crafting everyone

Mel xx

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Sweet Stack Project Kit

I have had the Sweet Stack Project Kit sitting around here for AGES just begging to be made, and then when I finally pulled it out to complete it, my Early Espresso ink pad needed reinking – alas – it was one of the few reinkers I had not purchased, so it had to wait a bit longer.

I have been caught out a couple of times – so I vowed never to have to wait to craft again, and have all my reinkers now tucked safely away ready to use when needed!

When I finally got to sit down and complete the project, I was thrilled with the final result.  The kit has everything you need except the ink pads and matching stamp set (highly recommend it) and was super easy to follow and complete! The boxes even have the adhesive already applied for you!

I changed my colours up from the kit and used mint macaron on all my cake edges.  That meant I also had to make my own banner pieces – but I think it was well worth the effort!

And I haven’t added the candles as I want to be able to use it for all occasions.

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I also have the Cutie Pie thinlets die so I can make more cake pieces whenever I need to.

Fantastic for birthdays, christmas, gifts…any occasion!

What do you think?

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Suitcase Roomie Gifts for Stampin Up Convention

I cannot wait to get to convention!!!

3 whole days of creative, crafty goodness with hundreds of like minded people.
Its a great time to make fantastic friendships, get to know those in my team who are far and wide across Australia.
Last year was my very first convention.  This year I know what to expect and I know that it will be amazing! I thought I would share with you these cute little roomie gifts I have made.  When I saw them I thought they were so appropriate considering we would be travelling together!
I saw the original project on a blog by Laura Mackie – a demo in the UK.  Her blog is www.lauramackie.co.uk – she has an instructional video there too. If you would like to have a go at making them yourself click HERE to see how she does it!
So here it is!
Aren’t they cute as!!!!
I stamped them with the I Love Lace stamp – soon to retire 🙁 I love that stamp! And used our in colours of Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar – also retiring!
Check out the retirement list by clicking on my shop link – some of those items have sold out fast, so hop to it so you don’t miss out on items up to 50% off!
Have you ever thought about becoming a demonstrator! I has been fantastic for me! I love the social side of being a demo and the great new friends you make – all whilst doing what you love! It really is extrodinary!  Not to mention the income!
If you want to know more – feel free to contact me using the contact tab at the top of the page. I would LOVE to hear from you!
See you all on the other side of convention!!!!
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Retirement List Blog Hop

Hello all and welcome to our Eureka Stampers 2015 Retirement List Blog Hop.

You may have hopped over from the talented Carly Middleton, or you may be starting here. Either way, hop on around and take a look at what our talented group has made to say a fond farewell to some of our favourites from the Annual Catalogue.

The great news is that the brand NEW Annual Catalogue is on its way. So make sure you sign up to follow my posts by email (left hand side bar) and / or like my page on Facebook, so you can keep up to date with all the latest news – that way you won’t miss anything!

My project is inspired from another in our team – Maureen Crameri.  She made these adorable little boxes for our team day swap back in February. You can see more of her work here.

Fast forward a few months to my daughters birthday – she wants a Red Carpet Party – these gorgeous boxes immediately came to mind!  A little birthday present where you pull out all the party details on a ‘red carpet’!  I tried to talk her (my daughter) into using Baked Brown Sugar or a similar colour – but she was having none of that – so Strawberry Slush it is! One of our 2013 – 2015 In Colours that is retiring.

I teamed that with our Silver metallic Ink to add some extra sparkle to the numbers from the Memorable Moments Stamp Set!  All the important party information is created using our MDS program…all of which are retiring :'(  I did add a little embossing powder in the end to brighten up the silver a bit more.

These boxes are the smallest boxes using the Gift Box Punch Board, with the folded corners simply trimmed to make a simple box fold.  I attached the ‘carpet’ to one of the inside flaps of the box.  The box is turned upside down for this project to work.  I must admit – getting the folding right was the trickiest part of the box for that bow to sit just right!  The bow is of course made with the Bow Builder Punch from the occasions catalogue, using silver glimmer paper.

Here is the finished product!

This is what the pull out looks like. Its attached to the one of the flaps at the base of the box, and the bow is what you pull to ‘drag’ the information out.  I had to add a white strip to the red carpet so the information could be read clearly. Nothing worse than Party Date confusion!

The box is made using the smallest measurements on the Gift Box Punch Board.  I then added a small ‘slot’ in the middle square using a craft knife.  Then trim off the ‘corner folds’ that help create the box, but leave approx 1/4″ extra from the score line on the left and right sides opposite the slot.  I have completed one side in the picture below – you need to repeat it on the other side.  Those 1/4″ flaps is what you will use to join your box together.

Pictured below are the folds that hold the party information.  For privacy -This is the back view 😉
I used a piece of our real red yardstick and trimmed it 1 3/8′ x 11 1/4″ (long length of card stock).
I then scored it at 1″ intervals.  I needed to trim off excess at the top end that joined to the bow.  The main thing to watch for is that you can see all the information when you extend your strip from your box.

I hope you enjoyed this.  Don’t be too sad with all the retired products….just think about all the brilliant things that will replace them…..I CAN’T WAIT!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the amazing Rebecca Scurr by clicking HERE to see what she has created for us!  I have added all the links below so you don’t get lost along the way 🙂

Happy creating everyone!

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