Festive Birthday Layered DSP Card

Hi everybody.

Over the weekend I created another LIVE Facebook card making video for everyone to play along with. I am hoping to make this a weekly event then post the information in the blog, so you can catch up and play along too.

This week we focused again on using up our Designer Series Paper stash.  I truly love DSP, but nearly have a melt down when I need to cut it …. It’s just TTTTTOOOOOOOO PREEETTTYYYYY.  So I really want to encourage you all to be brave – and go ahead and cut that DSP! Get creative!  You can always by more … right! Lol.

Todays card we are using our gorgeous Festive Birthday DSP and taking advantage of one of the sheets lovely individual images and using them as embellishments.

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I love how changing a card up slightly, can change the look of a card!

Designer Series Paper cards are a great way to start your card making collections.  They instantly give you a background or two and some embellishments you can add to your cards, without the need for a heap of stamp sets. So simple!

Here are the measurements if you want to play along! –

Card Base

Layer One – DSP 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Layer Two – Card stock 3 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ (mine is pumpkin pie)

Layer Three – Card Stock 3 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (mine is tempting turquoise)

Layer Four – DSP 3 1/4″ x 2 3/8″

Sentiment Layers – choose size according to your sentiments.  I have used:

2 1/8″ x 1 3/4″ emerald envy card stock and a 2″ x 1 5/8″ piece of whisper white, and stamped the sentiment in emerald envy.

Click HERE to watch my video 🙂

I would love it if you played along and posted your cards in the comments 🙂

Don’t forget – you can change it up to create cards in all shapes and sizes….

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Oh, don’t forget to take advantage of our October special…Buy 3 packs of DSP and get 1 free!!!! So many card possibilities!

Happy Creating

Mel xx

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Make the Most of your Scrap Designer Paper!

Hi stamping friends.

To celebrate World Card Making Day on the 1st of October I went live via video on Facebook last night to show you how to make a quick fun and fantastic card using scraps of your designer papers.  I didn’t want anyone who doesn’t have Facebook to miss out on a great way to use up all those scraps you have hoarded over the years …( well, at least i know i do! Lol), so I thought I would share it here too.

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Once you have had a play, it’s super easy to change it up a bit … or a lot … to suit any occasion!

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Here’s one for another occasion! I love the pop of colour in the Festive Birthdays Designer Paper!

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And the best news is Stampin Up are making it super easy for you to create them too, with a mad special when you buy 3 packs of designer series paper you get a fourth pack free! Who doesn’t love a freebie! What a way to build your stash of beautiful papers! There are so many to choose from!

Here’s the measurements you need to create this card!

You will need:

– a card base

– a piece of card 5 5/8 x 3 7/8″ for card front

– 4 scraps of designer paper measuring 1 x 4 3/4″; 1 1/4 x 5 1/4″; 1 x 4″ and 1 x 5″.

And you can always watch the video HERE to see how its done!

Happy creating everyone!

Mel xx

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Fairy Celebration Toadstool Shaker Card

I’ve got to tell you – this card was soooooo much fun to make!

I had the idea in my head for quiet a while, and when I finally got around to putting in on paper, I was pretty pleased with the result!  It was a bit fiddly and I had to make a few adjustments along the way, but I got there in the end.

Creating a Magical fairy toadstool with an opening door shaker card with My Paper Oasis, fairy celebration, fairy card, magical, stampin up.

For a fairy card, I decided I wanted something a little ‘magical’.  Just a bit special and unlike other cards.  Our gorgeous Fairy Celebration made the ‘fairy’ part simple.  The toadstool was simply made with the door from our In this World stamp set, and the top was cut using our older circle framelits with a smaller circle punched and adhered multiple times on the top – don’t forget to give the smaller circles a quick flick using Wink of Stellar Clear!

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The door was the tricky part! I fussy cut the door – leaving an extra 1/2″ along the left side of the door, to act as a hinge. I had to position it on the white card stock, trace around it lightly, and then cut out that piece.  I then slipped the door hinge through the gap and adhered it to the white card underneath.  I stuck my toadstool head on and the from the back of the card, sliced through the top so the door would open 🙂

You then simply make the rest of the card like you would any other shaker card.  I adhered the littlest fairy inside where the door would open and added glitter and sequins for ‘fairy dust’.  It’s super cute!  My niece got this one for her birthday. I hope you like it as much as she did 😉
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CTC #94 – Candy Cane Lane Gingerbread Man

Hi all,

I was a bit excited to see this weeks CTC challenge! Its on the Candy Lane Suite in the new Holiday Catalogue and it has to be one of my ABSOLUTE favourites in this catty!

It was top of my list to purchase and play with.  I always do gingerbread at Christmas. Last Christmas my kiddos (I have 4) all competed to see who could build and decorate the best gingerbread house – so this bundle was perfect and I knew I had to make it mine! I got the cookie cutter bundle, the DSP, the twine and washi tapes!  Did I say how much I LOVE it!

I have made a few things with the bundle – but this card has to be one of my faves.  If you follow my blog, you will know I have also been a bit of a fan of the sliding stars bundle – so I combined the framelits to make this cute card!

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This photo seriously doesn’t do the card justice. It is sooooooo cute – and I have found that washers work amazingly to make the spinner work the best – so this little gingerbread man flies across this card with ease! Too cute!
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CTC 91 – Birthdays – Guest Designer

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Wow! I was so excited to be asked to be a Guest Designer for CASEing the catty blog hop!
Every Sunday night the crew shares lots of great ideas from the current catty!  This week we are CASEing creations from the Birthday section of the catalogue. How lucky for me because I had some birthdays coming right up that I needed to create for!

One of those cards needed to be for my very own young man.  He’s a bit of a card creator himself and does an amazing job, so it would need to impress him! And a 10 year birthday is a very special event! Double figures no less!!!!

So I had a poke through the catalogue and found the pattern on this card on page 19 really caught my eye.

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I love the Sweet Stack stamp set, but I had never thought of using the pattern as a background this way. So I set about playing and came up with this…

CTC birthday Sweet Stack stamp set by My Paper Oasis

Wouldn’t you know – I had also never noticed that our Sprinkles Punch matches the pattern perfectly, so I added some of the shapes to the background of the card to.  I also didn’t want those numbers that I cut to go to waste, and seeing as we have another tenth birthday to go to in a couple of weeks, I created another one too.  This time from page 13 of the catty.

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I kept with the same colour scheme for this card to.

CTC birthday Sweet Stack stamp set by My Paper Oasis

 

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I hope you like them! Thanks for having me along!

Don’t forget to hop around the rest of the crew to see what lovely inspiration they have for you – just follow the link below to Elizabeth’s blog – Im sure she has some fantastic ideas for you!

Mel xx

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More Foxy Friends Fun

Hi everyone.  Here is one more super adorable, cute, gorgeous….you get the idea….foxy card for you to enjoy.  Seriously, this set is super versatile and a must have!

I have deliberately left a sentiment off this one as it can be added to suit the occasion!  I’m thinking baby or birthday or thank you! I love that you can stamp the images, or punch the images, or do a combination of both!

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Have I convinced you that you NEED this suite yet???? You seriously do! And those cute little flags – cut from the coordinating paper stack!!!!

What are you waiting for???? Go Have fun creating with it!

Mel xx
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A Foxy Friends Christmas Reindeer

I’m back again with some more Foxy Friends Fun!!!  This time, I am getting ready for Christmas Early and just having a play creating! Nooooo, it’s never to early for Christmas!

Did you know that our foxy friend bundle can also create a little reindeer.  What’s not to love with this bundle!!!  So at class last week, we set about creating a little bit of Christmas Cheer by creating this card…

A Foxy Friends bundle Christmas reindeer by My Paper Oasis, stampin Up products, rudolph's red nose

I just HAD to make him into Rudolph! Easily done by punching out a little nose with Calypso Coral card stock and popping it in place after you have stamped a little face!

Quick, simple and cute as!

What do you think????

Mel xx
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Foxy Friends Double Z Cards

A happy hello to everyone!

I wanted to pop by today and share some of the fun I have been having with our Foxy Friends Suite.  The whole suite is just toooooo cute! And the animal possibilities with that punch!!! I mean WOW!!! Have you seen what others are creating!

Well I have seen a LOT of double Z fold cards lately.  So I wanted to give one a try myself.  So I created two! Lol.

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I left some white space on this card because I always feel that you need somewhere to write!  The beauty about this one is that even when you write in the white space, you can’t see it when the card is closed.  And its just too easy to create pretty backgrounds with the coordinating designer series paper stack! The next one I made, I wanted to try a couple of the other animals!

Foxy Friends Suite Double z Folded card by My Paper Oasis, stampin up products, racoon and skunk.

Here’s a quick view of what that other panel that you can’t see looks like on both cards…..

Foxy Friends Suite Double Z fold card by My Paper Oasis, stampin up

These are quite fun to make, and with so many possibilities, so here are my measurements for the second one so you can make your own!

Card base – 4 1/8 x 11″ scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.

1st cardstock layer – 2 pieces 3 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ and 1 piece 5 1/4″ x 3 7/8″

2nd yardstick layer – 2 pieces 3 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ and 1 piece 5 1/8″ x 3 3/4″.

Smaller strip 3/4″ x 11″ and scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. Layers are 1 strip 5 3/8″ x 5/8″ and 2 strips 2 5/8″ x 5/8″.

Have fun creating!!!!

Mel xx
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Hope and Sunshine Wishes #GDP045

So today I decided I had to play along in another Global Design Project challenge.  Guess what….it’s another colour challenge! I’m not sure whether these are the kinds I like the best, or they just happen to be the challenges when I have time to play along!  In any case they are super fun! You can always hop over and see the latest challenge here.

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This weeks colour challenge is using basic black, smokey slate and melon mambo! A perfect challenge for utilising our Pop of Pink designer paper – but I chose not too!

I decided to pull out my new Sunshine Wishes Thinlets and play with those instead! When creating this card, I was thinking about friends that suffer anxiety, depression or are going through a difficult time.  So I went about creating a watercolored background of smokey slate.  I knew I wanted the flower to be pink and bright and bring that feeling of hope amidst the dark times – so I was delighted when I saw the thinlets had the word ‘Hope’ (no I hadn’t noticed it before!)

Card of Hope with Sunshine Wishes Thinlets for the GDP045 challenge by My Paper Oasis

I used our Shimmery White cardstock to for a bit of extra sparkle, and it holds the watercoloring so well!  I cut my flower from shimmery white too, and the plopped some melon mambo reinker on a clear block and mixed it with water using my aqua painter, before applying it to my flower.  I then cut two more flowers in melon mambo cardstock and adhered them all together with our fine tip glue pen.  I then used my aqua painter to splash fine spots of ink over the card base too.  And yes, I made that butterfly from our silver metallic thread by wrapping it into position directly onto a glued – not for the feint hearted I can tell you! I then popped a couple of our white perfect accents on the card with glue after removing the white backing.

Card of Hope with Sunshine Wishes Thinlets for the GDP045 challenge

 

I think I need to send this off to someone quite special now!!!  I hope you like it and consider playing along too!

Mel xx

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In This World New Catalogue Pennsationals Blog Hop

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Welcome to another Pennsationals Blog Hop.  This hop we wanted to show you some of the gorgeous new products from the new catalogue!  So sit back, relax and prepare to be inspired. You may be starting here or coming from the very talented Joanna at With Love Handcrafted Cards.  In either case, follow the links at the end of each post and hop your way around some amazing projects!

I wanted to showcase today the gorgeous new In This World Stamp Set.  I think this is a set that will be easily overlooked in the new catty, but it’s vintage feel is what I love and I was drawn to it immediately! Once I started playing, I kind of couldn’t stop, so I made various colour combinations and a few tweaks in the layouts!  I LOVE how they turned out!

In this World vintage stamp set by Stampin Up. Gorgeous colour combinations from My Paper Oasis

 

In this World vintage stamp set by Stampin Up. Gorgeous colour combinations from My Paper Oasis

 

In this World vintage stamp set by Stampin Up. Gorgeous colour combinations from My Paper Oasis

 

In this World vintage stamp set by Stampin Up. Gorgeous colour combinations from My Paper Oasis

 

Unfortunately our butterfly punch doesn’t fit the stamped image – so it’s lucky I enjoy a bit of fussy cutting! But I really like the vintage look! I cannot wait to play some more with this set with different colours and layouts! I hope you love it too!

Now its time to pop on over to the absolutely amazing Jess at The Paper Caper.  She is an absolute inspiration and is sure to have created something stunning!  I have also popped the entire list at the bottom of the page for you so you don’t get lost on your hop 🙂

Mel xx

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1. Mel Pagano – You Are Here!
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