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CTC 166 – Lots to Love with Pick a Pattern

Hello again!

Welcome to CTC 166 where this week we are CASEing projects from the Painted with Love Section of the Occasions Catalogue, on Pages 18-21.

This section of the Catalogue is just gorgeous.  I am absolutely in love with the Gold Glitter Flakes and Painted with Love DSP, but I really went in quite the opposite direction for this challenge.

This challenge was a great excuse to pull out the Lots to Love Framelits Dies and create a box like you see in the centre of the above image.

I decided to create a box and used the image below to base my design off, but switched out the tags to use the new Whisper White Narrow Notecards for my project.

I’m not sure where the rest of the inspiration for this project came from, but I have been using a lot of florals for a while, so maybe my brain decided it had enough of those images.  As I played around the idea just evolved I guess! Lol.

Lots to Love about Pick a Pattern

CTC 166 - Lots to Love about Pick a Pattern by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I had forgotten how fun the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper actually is!  Lots of images to fussy cut and play around with.  I started by creating the notecards, loosely basing the layout on the images of the tags from the catalogue (above).  As I was playing, I was picturing images that you might capture whilst camping – without realising how easily that idea would coordinate with another one of the DSP sheets!  That’s where the box cover came to fruition.  Those cute little animals, polaroid snaps and camera images fitted so well with my overall plan!  The only image that was stamped was the ‘sun burst’ from the FREE Amazing You Stamp Set.

CTC 166 - Lots to Love about Pick a Pattern by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I really wanted to be able to see the images inside the box, so after I had adhered the black DSP, I used a circle from the Layering Circle Dies to create a window, popped a piece of window sheet on the inside and viola.  I really like how this little set turned out and it’s more masculine feel.  My mind is now racing to use the Flying Home Stamp Set and Hedgehugs to create a similar pack!

By purchasing the Lots to Love Framelit Dies, the Whisper White Narrow Notecards and the Pick a Pattern DSP you would actually qualify for a FREE Saleabration stamp set.  That means you could choose Amazing You and you would be able to recreate this project at home!

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

Happy Crafting 🙂

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Sympathy with Heartfelt Blooms

Hi everyone!

I thought I would pop past today to quickly share with you one of my all time favourite Saleabration FREE Stamp Sets – Heartfelt Blooms.  This set is proving to be very popular with not just me, but everyone taking advantage of FREE items during Saleabration.  This stamp set has been the most chosen stamp set by my customers!

This beautiful stamp set truly makes creating a lovely card quick and easy without having to need a heap of supplies!  It’s definitely been a go to for me to create a quick card with a big impact.  A few simple layers and a bit of ribbon makes it even better!


Sympathy with Heartfelt Blooms by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I have created mine using Fresh Fig cardstock and Ink, but you could use any colour you choose.  A brighter colour would give this card a nicer feel for a birthday for instance. A add some rhinestones or pearls for extra pizzaz!

I have included the measurements today do you can create your own Sympathy with Heartfelt Blooms card.  It is so quick and simple you won’t stop at just one!

1. Regular A4 Card Base cut in half, then fold your piece in half.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock at 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (14.4cm x 9.8cm) and stamp your image on opposite corners (top left and bottom right). Adhere to your Card Base.

3. Cut a Fresh Fig piece 4″ x 3″ (10.2cm x 7.6cm). Do not adhere it yet.

4. Cut a Whisper White piece 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (9.5cm x 7cm).  Stamp your image on to the centre of this piece.  There this piece to your Fresh Fig piece in step 3.  Wrap and secure a length of ribbon around the bottom of these pieces, approximately 3/4″ (2cm) up from the bottom of the piece. Tie and adhere a bow.  Adhere to the centre of your card.

5. Add a sentiment of your choosing by stamping on a piece of Whisper White, cutting close to the sentiment and then adding a layer of Fresh Fig behind.  Pop it up on dimensionals.

6. Don’t forget to stamp a corner of a piece of Whisper White for the inside of your card. It should measure the same as the Whisper White in step 2.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy card!

Don’t forget you can choose Heartfelt Blooms as a FREE item during Saleabration with every $90 ordered!  It’s that easy!  But only until March 31st!  Click on the Shop button to securely order from anywhere in Australia and have it delivered directly to your front door so you can begin stamping right away! I will even send you a little Thank you as a bonus for choosing me!

Happy Crafting!

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Colour INKspiration 27 – Petal Palette

Hi everyone.

Welcome to Colour INKspiration Challenge Number 27!

Colour INKspiration happens every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.  The design team are given a colour swatch to create their projects with and then we put together a hop to inspire you all to get creating!

You can join in the challenges.  Just create your project using the given colour palette (neutrals and metallics are allowed) and then upload a picture on to our Facebook Group HERE.

This week we are playing with hues of blue and pink…

Your colour selection is – Powder Pink; Pool Party; Melon Mambo and Island Indigo.

Melon Mambo and Island Indigo are fairly strong colours, so I was trying to work out how to incorporate them into a design without overpowering the softer colours.  An idea sprung to mind and I began playing.  I used our gorgeous new Petal Palette Bundle for my design.  Ever since I have received it I haven’t been able to stop playing.  It’s a beautiful set that can have a vintage or modern feel depending on your design.

Colour INKspiration 27 Petal Palette

Colour INKspiration 27 - Petal Palette by Mel Pagano @ My Paper Oasis

I decided I wanted to keep this card quite subtle, so I included lots of white space, and embossed my images with White Embossing Powder before watercoloring them.  I used Shimmery White Cardstock for the images that I have coloured as it holds watercolouring much better than Whisper White.  We are allowed to incorporate neutrals into our designs, so I added touches of Sahara Sand for the stamped leaves in the background and to watercolour the embossed leaves.  I then simply trimmed my flower image to allow me to have the individual designs.  A few gentle curls of our Whisper White Organza Ribbon, a flick of tombow mixed with water and a sprinkle of Gold Glitter and the card was complete!

I haven’t popped a sentiment on this card yet as I think it could be used for multiple purposes – so I will add it when I know where its going!

I have a special this month where you can get a tutorial and card kit free when you purchase the Petal Palette Bundle this month.  You can find out more HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Make sure you take the entire hop and see all the lovely creations.

Next up is Denita 🙂

Happy Crafting everyone!

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CTC 165 – Saleabration Hedgehugs

Hi everyone and welcome to CTC 165 where every Sunday night the Design Team get our creativity on and CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from our catalogues.  That means we take a design and change it up a little or a lot to create a card or project.  This week we are back to CASEing any design from the Saleabration Catalogue!

Have you managed to get all the FREE Saleabration items you want yet?  Well don’t despair if you haven’t – you have until the end of March!  But just so you know – there are more new Saleabration goodies to get your hands on, with a second release coming at the end of the week! If you’re not familiar with Saleabration – it’s where you can choose FREE products with every $90 spent!  It’s one of the best times of the Stampin’ Up! Year!

This week I have decided to play around with the design in the middle of the image below, found on page 15 of the Saleabration Catalogue…

I started playing with Hedgehugs stamp set to recreate this card.

CTC 165 - Saleabration and Hedgehugs by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

There was a bit of Fussy cutting required for the images for this card, so It’s lucky it’s something I enjoy doing!  I teamed my card with a Pear Pizzaz piece of cardstock, that I have embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Petal Passion Pack.

As I was designing this card another idea came to mind.  I thought this layout would be perfect for our birdhouses in the Flying Home Stamp Set, so I created a second card using the same basic elements as the Hedgehugs card…

CTC 165 - Saleabration with Hedgehugs by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I coloured this one using our Stampin Blends markers.  Remember if you are colouring with these markers to use your momento black ink and Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the best results!

This one is going out to a wonderful person who recently took advantage of our brilliant Saleabration joining Offer – where you can get up to $408 in product for only $169!  Isn’t that a great deal! With no lock in contracts and no pressure to host events you have nothing to loose!

I hope you enjoyed the projects today!  If you would like to see all the amazing deals during Saleabration pop on over to this post HERE.

Don’t forget that you are also able to play along with our challenges.  Simply create your project and post a picture of it on our Facebook Page HERE before the next challenge!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Judy to see what she has created this week

Happy Crafting

 

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CTC 164 – Occasions Kits with Petal Palette

Hi everyone! Welcome to CTC 164 where this week we are CASEing the Occasions Kits of the Occasions Catalogue, on pages 15 – 17.

The kit you see pictured here is the Lots of Happy Card Kit!  I absolutely love this kit and have already had a class using it, which the participants loved as well!  The best bit about this prepackaged kit is that it is literally a class ready to go!

It has absolutely everything you need to create your projects, other than snail adhesive – It includes the stamp set, an ink spot, all card bases, envelopes, embellishments, ribbons, pencils and a basic stamp block to get you started creating right away!  They are great for beginners, those with limited supplies, or to take away when travelling! You can even get a refill of this one!  I cannot recommend these kits highly enough!

For today’s challenge however, I created my own little kit using the cards on the bottom of page 17 as a basis, using the Petal Palette Bundle.

I loved how bright and fun these cards were.  I started by creating with the Lemon Lime Twist Card.

Occasions Kits with Petal Palette!

CTC 164 - Occasions kits using Petal Palette by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Even though it’s a bit hard to see, I substituted the Happy Birthday Sentiment on the original card for the spotted stamp in the Petal Palette Stamp Set.  To create the flowers I stamped the image one a piece each of Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Soft Sky Card stock.  I used the Lemon Lime twist as my base piece, and then fussy cut the flowers in the other colours, before layering them on to the base piece.

CTC 164 - Occasions Kits using Petal Palette by Mel Pagano at MY Paper Oasis

My second card was the Berry Burst Card.  I stamped one of the smaller flower images on the card base, so it was similar to the original.   For this card I lightly watercolored my images with an aqua painter, which I kept quite dry as I was using regular Whisper White Cardstock.

CTC 164 - Occasions Kits using Petal Palette by Mel Pagano at My paper Oasis

The third card is just a little 4″ x 4″ card.  I changed the elements for this one to more suit my stamp set – I mean – I hadn’t even inked up that sweet little bird yet!  Even those this stamp set has coordinating framelits, I still fussy cut one of the flowers, as the framelit left a lot of white space in the middle that didn’t look right on this layout. And, if you purchase the whole bundle for this suite you automatically qualify for a FREE Saleabration item! How good is that!

 

And that my friends, is my own little Occasions Kit with Petal Palette! I am so happy with how my little kit turned out that I am offering this card kit tutorial for Free with the purchase of this bundle from me, for the month of February!

CTC 164 - Occasions Kits using Petal Palette by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I hope you enjoyed my take on this challenge!  We would love to see how you use this challenge, so why not play along!  Create your own project using inspiration from pages 15-17 in the Occasions Catalogue, take a pic then upload it to our Facebook Group right HERE.

Now it’s time to hop on over to Monique’s page and see what she has created this week!

Happy Crafting everyone!

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Myths and Magic Shaker Shadow Box Card

Hi everyone!

Today I thought I would pop past and share on of my creations with you all!

You see, my niece turned 18 last week – so that requires a bit more of a ‘special’ card in my eyes.  I mean, its a pretty special birthday and something to celebrate. Plus, its another good excuse to create a 3D project! Lol.

My niece is a BIG Harry Potter fan, so I knew whatever I created had to be themed around that.  Aren’t we lucky that our new Myths and Magic Suite could make sure that happened for me!

I used Bronwyn Eastley’s Magic Mermaid Shaker Shadow Box tutorial again (you can see my first creation HERE) to create the base of this card.  However Lou, one of the other AddINKtive Design Team members created the same box with clear acetate, so I guess you can say I CASEd her’s as well! (with permission of course!) You can see her design HERE.

So here it is – my

Myths and Magic Shaker Shadow Box Card!

Myths and Magic Shaker Shadow Box by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I have created the back portion of the box using the Myths and Magic Speciality Designer Series Paper.  This is just one of a couple of lots of Designer Paper in the new Occasions Catalogue that is thicker than regular Designer Paper, making it fantastic for 3D projects!  The centre piece, number 18 and sentiment are all using our Silver Foil – it was just SUPER difficult to photograph with the dark background and glare off the acetate no matter what lighting I tried to use!

The wizard himself has been stamped and coloured using our Stampin’ Blend Alcohol markers, but the little wizard and the castle in the background are fussy cut directly from other pieces of the Designer Paper.  I thought the young wizard at least had Gryffindor’s colour scheme! All I really need was a white owl! Lol.

The castle and trees are actually set on the very back panel, so here’s a bit of a close up for you –

Myths and Magic Shaker Shadow Box Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oaisis

It’s a mini Hogwarts!

The lovely ‘Celebrate’ die is a FREE item available during Saleabration.  It was cut from our Silver Foil Sheets with a Fresh Fig Sentiment layered underneath help ‘lift’ it off the card.

The shaker middle section just adds a bit of extra bling and fun to the card!

Bronwyn’s tutorials are really very versatile! Once you have the base, you can mix it up to suit your needs!  Take a look at her tutorial store and all that is on offer HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my project today!

You can purchase any of the items to create this yourself in my online store, or by clicking on the images below.  Remember to take advantage of our FREE items during Saleabration – but only until March 31st!  So don’t miss all those lovely FREE goodies on offer!

Happy Crafting!

 

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CTC 163 – Saleabration – Painted with Love Pandas

A BIG hello to you all and welcome back to another week of CASEing the Catty, where every Sunday night the design team creates a hop focusing on a selected section of the current catalogues to CASE (Copy and Share Everything)!

The best bit is that you are able to play along too!  All you need to do is CASE a design from the selected section and then upload your photo to our Facebook Group right HERE before the next challenge! Simple.  I do hope you can play along!

This week is CTC 163 and we are back to CASEing anything in the Saleabration Catalogue!

Saleabration is the BEST time of the Stampin’ Up! Year because you can earn FREE, yes FREE, products for EVERY $90 spent on orders!  If you don’t have a catalogue then contact your local demonstrator, me, any of the girls on the hop, or simply download a copy from the sidebar to see all the amazing freebies on offer!

My CASE this week focuses on the image on Page 8 of the catalogue – which is in fact, the image on the far right above!

I really wanted to cut – yes cut – my Painted with Love Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP). It’s no good leaving it in the packet and hoarding it you know!

This paper is absolutely stunning.  It’s thicker than normal, making it ideal for more sturdier crafts such as boxes and packaging, as well as for the usual paper craft uses like cards and scrapbooking.  The metallic golds with the pinks and purples is a beautiful combination – really – you NEED to get this paper!

I have also used the super cute Party Panda’s Set that you can choose FREE during Saleabration and created two cards.

PAINTED WITH LOVE PANDA’S

CTC 163 - Saleabration - Painted with Love Panda's my Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

The Designer Paper sheet that I used grades from purples (Rich Razzleberry) down to lighter pinks (Calypso Coral and Powder Pink), so I started with a ‘Pink’ card. I used our Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate for the background as it added to the gold without covering the gorgeous layers of the DSP.  For this card I stamped the sentiment Love You from the Party Panda’s set, in rows across the rectangle I created with the Stitched Shape Framelits.

CTC 163 - Saleabration - Painted with Love Panda's by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I REALLY like this second card!  The Rich Razzleberry in the DSP is just gorgeous combined with gold.  This time I punched a LOT of little hearts from the Cookie Cutter Punch and adhered them with tombow to my base piece for a very cool effect! It’s a bit like creating your own embossing folder!

I haven’t labelled the insides yet or attached a sentiment, as I thought they would be good for Valentine’s Day or birthdays!

I would love to hear which one you prefer!

CTC 163 - Saleabration - Painted with Love Panda's by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Now it’s time to hop on over to Megan’s page and see what she has CASEd this week!

Happy Crafting!

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Seaside Shore Shadow Box Shaker Card

Hi all my crafty, creative friends!

Today I thought I would drop by and share one of my latest fun 3D cards.

My Grandad turned 94 yesterday, and I always like to make them something a bit more special!  My Nan really appreciates them! Lol.

So for this card I used a Bronwyn Eastley Tutorial – Mermaid Shaker Shadow Box Card.  Bronwyn’s tutorials are really easy to follow, with plenty of step by step instructions, including pictures!  You can take a look at here tutorials right HERE.

I adapted Bronwyn’s design and used my Seaside Shore Stamp Set to create my Seaside Shore Shadow Box Shaker Card!

Seaside Shore Shaker Shadow Box Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Adding a shaker element to a shadow box was so much fun! I can guarantee that this won’t be the only one of these types of cards I create! In fact – I’m already working on design number 2!  Who wouldn’t when you can create so much fun!

The Designer Paper used for this card is from the Myths and Magic Specialty DSP.  It’s a thicker card, making it sturdier and perfect to create these type of box cards!

These cards also fit perfectly into a normal C6 envelope! So you can even post them!  I added a white panel to the back of my card to write my birthday message!

I hope you like it!

Happy Crafting everyone!

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Colour INKspiration 26 – Picture Perfect Birthday

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Welcome to Colour INKspiration 26, where each second and fourth Wednesday of the month the crew create using a select colour palette.  You can play along each fortnight by using the same colour palette and then uploading your design to our Facebook page right HERE. You need to upload your design the Monday before the next colour challenge begins! So for this one – you have until 7pm Monday the 12th of February.

This week we have a very blue / green colour palette for you to play with.

This weeks selection are Emerald Envy; Bermuda Bay; Tranquil Tide and Sahara Sand!

I immediately thought of oceans and seas when I saw this colour challenge, but I decided to go in a completely different direction.  I actually found this palette one of the trickier palettes to design with, especially when not creating ocean scenes.  Because of that I kept my design very simple and chose to use Picture Perfect Birthday as my stamp set of choice. An 18 piece photopolymer stamp set full of party fun!

Colour INKspiration 26 - Picture Perfect Birthday by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I added a bit of silver to jazz the card up a bit.  The Designer Paper is a FREE Saleabration item – Bubbles and Fizz – that you can choose with any $90 order.  I have to say though – that sentiment has been one of my favourites and is quite frequently used already.  And those ribbons look fabulous – especially when fussy cut – they pop right off the card.

I do hope you have been taking advantage of all the FREE items on offer during Saleabration.  Remember – it only runs until March 31st – so you don’t want to miss all the fun!

Now it’s time to continue around the hop and see the rest of the gorgeous projects on offer!  Next up is Denita 🙂

Happy Crafting everyone!

 

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CTC 162 – Sweet Soiree with Sunshine and Rainbows

Good evening everyone and welcome back to CASEing the Catty, where every Sunday night the design team CASE’s (Copy and Share Everything) from a given section of the current catalogues.  You can play along too, by creating your own masterpiece and loading your picture on our Facebook page right HERE. You have one week to get your entry in 🙂

We are up to CTC 162 – where we are CASEing the Sweet Soiree Section of the Occasions Catalogue, on pages 10-14.

CTC 162 - Sweet Soiree

It’s only a few pages of the catalogue, but it is overflowing with gorgeous projects ready to be recreated with your own spin on them!  I chose to play around with the card on the right on Page 14 –

I have already been having a bit of fun with the Sunshine and Rainbows suite – and I knew I wanted to take it out and play again!  I kept pretty close to the card in the Catalogue for the challenge, just changing and adding a few elements, and combining it with the Unicorn from the Magical Day Stamp Set – It’s like these sets were made for each other!

CTC 162 - Sweet Soiree with Sunshine and Rainbows by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I started by spritzing yellow brusho on a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock because it holds the water so much better than Whisper White. Once that was dry I flicked some water drops all over and sprinkled with Gold Embossing powder and heat set, to create the Gold splatters. Did you know that you can simply use water for embossing powder splatters? I stamped the sentiment in versamark and also heat set with Gold Embossing powder.

I chose to cut my rainbow using the framelits and scraps of coloured cardstock. a tip for your rainbows is to nest them together and line them up from the back, then simply apply a few pieces of tear n tape adhesive to hold them together – no tombow glue to mess about with, and then you can pop the whole lot up on dimensionals like I have done.

The clouds were cut from our Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper Pack for a bit of added sparkle, and the Unicorn, from our Magical Day Set, was coloured with our Stampin Blends!  The horn is also sparkled with gold glitter.  Easy to do once you have applied a bit of Fine Tip Glue to the horn – just add Gold Glitter and let it dry!

CTC 162 - Sweet Soiree using Sunshine and Rainbows from Stampin Up by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I hope you like my CASE this week and have been having a chance to create yourself.  Don’t forget to come back and play along after you have taken the tour and seen all the amazing projects on offer!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Jackie Noble and see what she has been creating:

Happy Crafting!

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