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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 РI was able to narrow it down to my two MOST favourite items Рthe 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 ūüôā

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!

 

Click on the links below to take a look at the current sales:

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

World Card Making Day 15% discount on selected items – ONLY until October 10th.

 

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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 РMy 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 ūüôā

Happy Crafting!

 

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CTC 148 – Kits and Memories & More

Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks CASEing the Catty Challenge.

CTC 148 is all about Kits and Memories and More – from either the Annual or Holiday catalogues.

 

I am a big fan of the kits that Stampin’ Up! produces. ¬†They come with absolutely everything you need – minus snail adhesive – to create stunning cards. Imagine creating 20 cards with everything at your fingertips – dimensionals, ribbons or twine, embellishments, stamp set, ink spots, even a basic clear block is included in selected kits. They are fully portable and packed in a gorgeous box, so you can even take them on holidays – its like having a travelling card class!

The kits have full colour pictures, easy directions and are perfect for the beginner card maker and the more advanced alike!  The bonus for the beginner is that you have everything you need to begin creating right away!  No one would ever know you have just started when you produce a card from one of these kits!

They’re also a great springboard to get your creativity flowing and give you ideas for creating more cards.

I decided this week to simply make up one of the kits I had sitting around in my craft room since I purchased it РThe Soft Sayings Card Kit.  I fell in love with the soft, watery backgrounds and gold embellishments, on page 10 of the Annual Catalogue.

I changed a few of the cards slightly when creating, but I mostly created them as they are supposed to be.  Because sometimes even those of design teams like the creating to be done for them! Lol.

CTC 148 - Kits and Memories and More - Soft Saying Card Kit

It only took 1 hour to create the 20 cards in this kit. Did you know you can even purchase a refill kit to make another 20 cards!  I encourage you to give one a try!

Now its time to hop on over to Judy and see what has inspired her this week!

Happy Crafting everyone! Don’t forget to hop on over and join the Challenge! Just click on the link below!


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CTC 146 – Season of Glitz using Painted Harvest

A big hello to everyone.  Thank you for joining the CASEing the Catty Crew for Challenge Number 146.

This week we are focusing on the Season of Glitz Section in the holiday catalogue on pages 20 -27 of the new Holiday Catalogue.

This week I have decided to show you how to CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit) Season of Glitz to create Painted Harvest Mini Pizza Box Gift Cards.

I had held out for ages before getting this set…as in, it just arrived this week! ¬†But i could resist no more after seeing so many beautiful projects created with it.

I’m pretty time poor this weekend, so I took inspiration from the card on page 27 of the catalogue –¬†

They looked cute, quick and catchy.  When I pondered what set to use to base my design around, I knew I had to use the Painted Harvest stamp set!

The flower would make the perfect circle for the centre, and I really wanted to try out the new Mini Pizza Boxes – so I decided to create a little box of gift cards.

CTC 146 Mini Pizza Box Gift Cards using Painted Harvest by Stampin Up

I couldn’t put the sentiment in the middle without obscuring the flower, so I stamped it on vellum and adhered to the bottom of the gift card. ¬†I then just popped my ribbon off to the side of the sentiment. ¬†My bling came by using the Wink of Stellar Glitter Brush, which is pretty difficult to see in pictures, but trust me – it’s there!

The colours for this set use Wisteria Wonder and Fresh Fig. ¬†The best part about the two step stamping for this set – there is no lining up! Yes thats right – no lining up required! ¬†I didn’t have the coordinating DSP to help decorate the Mini Pizza Box, so I created my own using the little acorns in the set! ¬†I fell in love with them. They are so adorable and took my back to the time I used to play on the oval at school and collet acorns and pop their little hats off!

Another great bonus using the mini pizza boxes – we now have 3″x3″ envelopes so making gift cards is super simple! ¬†And the boxes are food safe! So many things to love!!!!

I loved them so much in fact I created another colour sample –

CTC 146 Mini Pizza Gift boxes using Painted Harvest by Stampin Up

This colour combination was Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral. ¬†It’s stunning!

CTC 146 Mini Pizza Box Gift cards using Painted Harvest by Stampin Up

CTC 146 Mini Pizza Box Gift Cards using Painted Harvest by Stampin Up by MY Paper Oasis

And the whole suite of what I created today.

CTC 146 Mini Pizza Box gift cards using Painted Harvest by Stampin Up by My Paper Oasis

I love how they turned out.  So much so that my customers who place an order in September will be receiving one of these as a special thank you!

I hope you love them as much as I do!

Don’t forget to take the whole hop, and then pop on over to our Facebook page and upload your lovely creation by next Sunday night too!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Rebecca Scurr to see what she has created for you all.

Happy Crafting

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Colour INKspiration 17

Hi everyone and welcome to Colour INKspiration 17!

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month we get to play along to a gorgeous colour combination inspired from Pinterest Images.  This week we have such a bright and fun colour palette to work with!

The colours this week are Pool Party; Lemon Lime Twist; Tempting Turquoise and Flirty Flamingo!  They scream spring and summer to me, unfortunately in Melbourne there is very little sign of sun at all!

I was grateful for the bright cheery colours though this week. ¬†It’s my niece’s birthday this week and I needed to make her a birthday card, so I combined this colour Inspiration with a tutorial from the amazing Bronwyn Eastley at addINKtive Designs to create my project.

I used Bronwyn’s This Little Piggy Slider Card tutorial for the base of my project and switched out the colours to suit this challenge, as well as using my gorgeous Magical Mermaid Stamp.

This card design is extra fun because it’s interactive. ¬†You can actually move the mermaid along the card, so a bit of extra fun for my niece! ¬†If you would like to make a card like this then just pop on over to the AddINKtive Designs Tutorial Shop¬†where you can purchase the tutorial and create your own design ūüôā

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Simone Bartrum and see what beautiful project she has for you all.

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 144 – Quilted Christmas

Hi everyone and welcome to CASEing the Catty Challenge 144!

I am SUPER excited about this weeks challenge because we are getting to CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit) from our

BRAND NEW HOLIDAY CATALOGUE!!!!!!

It is 55 pages of absolutely stunning Holiday Projects and Ideas! You won’t be disappointed with what’s on offer, so click the image to download your very own copy – and make sure you contact your local demonstrator to get your very own paper copy!!!!!

We are starting our hop CASEing the Quilted Christmas Section on Pages 4 – 9.

SO I FINALLY GOT MY CHRISTMAS ON !!!!

Now my most Favourite Bundle in the WHOLE catalogue is in this section! ¬†It’s the Ready for Christmas Bundle. ¬†I knew as soon as I saw it that I HAD to have it and it went straight to the top of my list! You can see why from the pictures below taken from page 6 –

CTC144 Ready for Christmas Bundle  CTC144 Ready for Christmas Bundle

It’s such a fun bundle with 20 stamps and 20 dies that I just couldn’t resist it.

To really show it off today I took inspiration from all of the projects that you see here and combined them into ONE card! ¬†I haven’t made this type of Tri Fold Card before, so I was excited to give it a go with this bundle. ¬†I thought the layout would work perfectly for what I wanted to create and I am really, really happy with how it turned out.

Here is the front of the card. ¬†It’s a bit more bulky than a normal card, so I used some of our Gold Ribbon to loosely secure the card, so that it can slip on and off to open the card.

CTC 144 Ready for Christmas Bundle Tri Fold Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis.

Once you slip off the ribbon you open the stair section of the card to reveal the Christmas Tree.  I love the way you can stamp this tree then cut the shape with the framelits, or cut the tree shape in coloured card and then cut and attach the leaves for a fabulous 3D look that jumps off the card!

CTC 144 Ready for Christmas Bundle Tri Fold Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis.

The baubles are stamped and cut in the set of three, so much easier and less time consuming than doing them individually, which I love!!! ¬†Combine the gold embossed baubles with a gold star and a bit of gold metallic thread wrapped around and your tree is all dressed up! ¬†The panel behind the stairs was the perfect place for a Christmas Sentiment! Don’t you love that font!!!!

CTC 144 Ready for Christmas Bundle Tri Fold Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis.

Open up the entire card and here is what you find!  A whole house scene!  This set really does have so many possibilities and is so much fun to create with!!!! I bet it will become one of your favourites too!

Here’s a clearer look at the front panel of the card.

CTC 144 Ready for Christmas Bundle Tri Fold Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis.

I hope you enjoyed my project for today, because I had LOADS of fun creating it!  I may even make a tutorial for this project! What do you think?

Now it’s time to continue the tour and hop on over to the amazing Simone Bartrum! ¬†She has made some brilliant cards using this bundle and was also my inspiration for this card – so click the link and see what she has created for you this week!!!!

Happy Crafting!!!!!

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CTC 143 Pocket Full Of Sunshine Gift Card

Hi everyone and welcome to CASEing the Catty Challenge 143.  This week we are taking inspiration for the Artistic Expression Section of the Annual Catalogue on Pages 132 -181.

CTC 143

So take the hop all the way around, be inspired, flick through the pages in the catalogue, create your own CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit) and then upload your own creation directly to our Facebook Page HERE. You have until next Sunday night to complete the challenge!

I had to create a birthday card this week for my son’s friend. I knew which stamp set I wanted to use, so I looked for some inspiration in what type of layout.

I chose to CASE the Flamingo design on Page 164 to create my Pocketful of Sunshine Gift Card.

I thought the layout would work really well, and I was wondering what to do on the background of my card to jazz it up a bit, so this card inspired me to use my recently purchased Marbled stamp set.

Here’s what I created…

CTC 134 Pocketful of Sunshine Gift Card by My Paper Oasis.

I am really liking this set, and the fact that a gift card fits perfectly inside the little pocket.  It really makes it super simple to make a quick card for the recipient!  I added the notes behind the gift card, so the pocket still has something in it once he uses his gift card.  I loved how quickly this card came together by simply taking a flick through the catalogue to get inspired, but still looks very different to the original!

I hope you enjoyed my creation this week. ¬†Now it’s time to hop on over to Monique’s Blog and see what she has created this week!

HAPPY CRAFTING!

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This Little Piggy Z Fold Card

Hi everyone!

I am super excited to announce that I have been chosen to be part of the addINKtive Design Team. Each month I will be showcasing one of the tutorials by the amazing Bronwyn Eastley.

To kick off my first month I decided to use Bronwyn’s One Wild Ride Z-Fold Card Tutorial with its special slider feature. ¬†Bronwyn’s instructions are very clear and simple to follow, so you can adapt her designs to create your very own…like I did for my version!

Bronwyn’s design is a masculine card, but I changed mine up for just a bit of fun and created my This Little Piggy Z Fold Card … he he he…

This Little Piggy Z-Fold Slider Card by My Paper Oasis for AddINKtive Design Team

When I saw her design the idea of a little piggy running along a fence just bounced into my head, so of course I had to create it!

I created the background using the ombre papers from the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. ¬†Simply use Bronwyn’s measurements and lay a Blue piece on top of a Green Piece, then cut the rolling hills. Seperate them and then match your bottom green piece to your top blue piece and voila – instant rolling hills with shades of blue and green! ¬†The only thing I did do was mark where I needed to begin cutting the next pieces so my ‘hills’ would meet.

I pulled out the much neglected (in my craft room anyway) Sprinkles of Life stamp set and punch  to create the trees, apples, birds and flowers.  I had truly forgotten how versatile this amazing stamp set can be! Did you know it also makes cupcakes, ice creams, clouds, baskets and bunches of flowers!

I did change up the slider section slightly as I wanted it to look more like a fence, so I created two strips rather than one, and used a couple of the punched pieces for fence posts at the start and end of the slider.

Some embossing paste for fluffy clouds and the cute little piggies and I was finished! It’s just a bit cute and fun to slide that piggy along the fence! Lol. And the best bit – these cards fold flat for posting!

If you love this and would like to know how to create your own – just pop over to the AddINKtive Designs Tutorial shop HERE and purchase the tutorial. Simple ūüôā

And you can shop your supplies by simply clicking on the images below.

Happy Crafting!

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