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Colour INKspiration 08

Hello and welcome to Colour INKspiration Challenge #08!

At Colour INKspiration, we play and create using a different colour palette every fortnight.  It’s a fantastic way to stretch your creativity and I encourage you to join in.  We have a dedicated Facebook group where you can upload your own creation to right HERE.

I missed the last challenge, so I was determined NOT to miss this one! And boy is this a challenging one!

I love this picture but I must admit, I was a bit daunted initially with the colour palette – Delightful Dijon; Tip Top Taupe; Soft Suede; Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.  But after a little pondering I realised what it reminded me of … the colours of a sepia photo …you know the ones … with just a hint of colour to highlight a certain area.

Once I had that idea in my head I knew exactly which stamp set to reach for – so I am giving you a little sneaky peak at one of our new upcoming sets from the Birthday Memories Suite. It is sooooooo adorable!

Colour INKspiration #08 Sneak Peak from the upcoming Birthday Memories Suite by My Paper Oasis, Birthday Delivery, Stampin Up, Sepia Colouring, Vintage Card

Isn’t she gorgeous!  I used the masking technique for the addition of the flowers before lightly water colouring them with Delightful Dijon. I created the sepia effect by watercoloring around the image of the girl lightly with Soft Suede, then inside the image gradually building with small amounts of colour until I was happy with it.  As this is on Very Vanilla Cardstock, I did have to make sure that my aqua painter was not very wet or it would ruin the card.

The flowers were created with the Succulent Flower Dies (retiring item) simply sponged in Delightful Dijon, curling the tips under and then layered on each other.

Colour INKspiration #08 Sneak Peak from the upcoming Birthday Memories Suite by My Paper Oasis, Birthday Delivery, Stampin Up, Sepia Colouring, Vintage Card

I absolutely love the vintage feel of this card! I hope you do too. And I know you are going to love the entire Birthday Memories Suite!

But don’t stop here!!! We have an absolutely amazing array of stunning projects from our Design Team lined up to inspire you for this hop!  Get ready to be WOWED as you make your way around to everyone’s blogs!!!!!

Up next is the lovely Rebecca Scurr and her gorgeous creation!

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!

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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CTC 124 – Hostess Sets Love You Lots!

Hi everyone!

Happy Easter (I hope it’s been lovely for you) and welcome to this weeks CASEing the Catty Challenge -CTC 124! You may be starting here, or arrived from Kathryn’s page – but make sure you keep hopping around to see all the amazing inspiration provided!

This week we get to CASE any of the hostess sets from any of the catalogues!

For me that meant I was going to CASE a project using the Love You Lots Stamp Set.  My most favourite Hostess Set Ever!  What’s not to love about all those cute critters.  I will be sad to see this one retire at the end of May, but I will be hanging on to my set for future use!

I decided to focus on the card on the right from the image below …

A simple, quick notecard that could be created using any set really.  I began by CASEing the card directly, but substituting colours and ribbon for wash tape, and of course using Love You Lots!

Love You Lots Hostess Set for CTC 124 by My paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Sunshine Wishes

I know that ribbon has retired recently from Saleabration, but it just set the card off nicely with a bit of silver bling!

Then I moved on to a similar card, utilising one of the other Sunshine Wishes Framelits, but still those cute bugs …

Love You Lots Hostess Set for CTC 124 by My paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Sunshine Wishes

I hope you enjoyed these cute critter creations!

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Now it’s time to hop on over to Elizabeth’s blog and see what gorgeous project she has created for you all!

Then come and play along by adding your pic to the CTC 124 album on our Facebook Group

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Adhesive Class Kits

Hi Everyone!

As I head off to Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage event for the weekend, I knew that I had to take along adhesives.  This year I decided to dress it up a bit and create my very own personalised kit!  I have taken my adhesives and snips in the past in a clear container, but this year – that container got all dressed up.

Then I thought – other’s might like these.  They make fabulous class kits, with everything together in one place that is simple to transport and without adhesives get stuck to all your other bits and pieces!

So I am now offering them for sale! Your very own, decorated, Adhesive Class Kit!

The BASIC BOX

Basic Adhesive Box Class Kit by My paper Oasis Basic Adhesive Class Kit by Mel Pagano

The Basic Box Includes:

-snail

-glue dots

-dimensionals

-Liquid Adhesive

-adhesive remover

All in a decorated, personalised box – $40.

Or – you can choose The Deluxe Box!

Deluxe Class Kit by My Paper Oasis

The Deluxe kit includes everything from the Basic Kit PLUS:

-bonefolder

-piercing tool

-snips

All in a decorated, personalised box for $75.

Everything you need to be class ready! With FREE postage for all your goodies to boot!

Please note, that the DSP will vary with each kit, although requests will be taken!

Happy Crafting

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CTC 122 – Falling in Love with So Detailed Thinlets!

Hi everyone and welcome back to another CASEIng the Catty Challenge.  This week is CTC 122 where we are focusing on the Falling in Love section of the Occasions Catalogue from pages 50 – 54.

There’s only a few pages to this section, but boy are there some lovely projects to CASE. I focused on this one ….

The pretty cluster of flowers caught my attention, set off with the gold leaf and the die.  I actually hadn’t paid a whole heap of attention to the stamp set until I saw those flowers – now I need it – but you all know how that goes! Lol.  I also didn’t want to make a card – but the idea of a scrapbook layout hit me (it doesn’t happen often – so when it does I make sure I act on it!)

So here is what I designed …

CTC 122 Falling in Love with So Detailed Thinlets by My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, scrapbook page

CTC 122 Falling in Love with So Detailed Thinlets by My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, scrapbook page

I used the flower from the Butterfly Basics stamp sets and just fussy cut a ‘few’ out to create the flower bunch.  I stamped them in Sahara Sand and the sponged them lightly with Blushing Bride ink.  I used the stunning Flower Die in the So Detailed Thinlets Dies instead of the heart one in the image. All teamed with the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper and a special touch of gold! I love the way it turned out – but my goodness – that photo makes me feel old! It seems like a lifetime ago!

Don’t forget to hop around and see everyone else’s creations for some extra inspiration, and then join in the fun by uploading your own project to the album CTC 122 on the Facebook Page right HERE!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Elizabeth Gross to see what she has created today!

Happy Crafting everyone!

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Lining Up your Delicate Details Stamps

Hi Everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you my Stamp it Sunday Live video creation, where I gave a couple of tips and tricks for creating this weeks card.

In my video, I explained exactly how to Line Up your Delicate Details Stamps to achieve a lovely straight and consistent result when stamping multiple rows of them!  I also snuck in how to create a rectangle using our Stitched Shape Framelits!  A video full of goodness just for you!

Here’s the card we created using those beautiful, intricate, lacy delicate details stamps!

Lining Up your Delicate Details Stamps and creating stitched shape rectangles by My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, heat embossing, sponging

You may remember the Gold Version I created for a CASEing the Catty challenge a while back – you can see it HERE – well this one was similar, but i went for a white embossed background before sponging some of our current In Colours over the heat embossing.  The great thing about sponging is, you can create as such or as little depth of colour as you desire!

You can watch the video over at my You Tube channel – My Paper Oasis – to see exactly how this card was created and to hear all my tips.

You can still get this stamp set ABSOLUTELY FREE with any $90 order – but ONLY until March 31st – so you had better be quick!  If you are in Australia you can shop at my secure online store by clicking the link below!  All products used are listed below to help you recreate this card yourself 🙂

Card Measurements:

Base – Basic Black Cardstock – Cut on short side of card at 4 1/8″ and fold in half.

Layer One – Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″

Layer Two – Whisper White Cardstock – 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″

You will have to measure the Basic Black Layer behind your sentiment after you have cut your rectangle in Whisper White (see video for why).

Happy Creating!

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PLUS

TWO FREE STAMP SETS

(thats an added value of up to $179 depending on your choice of stamps!)

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Colour INKspiration 6 – CI06


Welcome to our next Colour INKspiration Challenge!  Your entries have amazed us so far! So much talent and creativity out there – it’s a joy to see, but makes it very difficult to vote!   Keep up the great work!  You can join the fun on our Facebook Group HERE.

We have a beautiful colour swatch for you all this week.  These colours work so well together.  We have Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Gold to work with. Even though the image says gold foil, it can be any gold you like.

There are some beautiful projects by the crew this week, so make sure you hop around to see them all, including from our guest designer – Kim Oliver. Welcome Kim!

I found these colours compliment each other so very nicely and had a bit of fun creating.

Colour INKspiration 06 by My Paper Oasis, stampin up colours with Flourishing Phrases

I thought today I would try my hand at water colouring my own background.  There was a similar navy striped paper in our Floral Boutique DSP, but the lines were fine and quite dark. I really like the more subtle water coloured lines.  They are super simple to create too – just pop some ink on your aqua painter and run it straight across your cardstock.  It’s really that simple.  I used our Shimmery White for this, because it holds the water so well and the subtle shimmer is just gorgeous!

I even splattered on some extra sparkle with gold glitter, by mixing a small amount of tombow with water, then flicking it across my card using an aqua painter.  I have a specific aqua painter for this job, because it does get glue in the brush.  Sprinkle your card with gold glitter and tap of the excess and leave to dry.  It creates a beautiful effect on cards.

Well I do hope you have enjoyed my creation this week. Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Monique to see what she has created this week!

Happy Crafting

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CTC 120 – Nailed it!

Happy Sunday everyone!

That must mean it’s time for yet another fantastic CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop. To get you inspired to create and stamp this week, we are concentrating on pages 46 – 49 from the Occasions Catalogue.

As usual, there are lots of lovely samples to choose to CASE – but considering I have barely inked up my Nailed It Set, I knew straight away it was the bundle I was going to play with.  It’s a fantastic set to make some great projects for that handy man or woman in your life!  But remember – you don’t have to have the stamp sets to play along in these challenges – just let the pages inspire you to create with what you have.

I took inspiration this week directly from the picture above.  Not the cards – but the peg board itself!  This set lends itself to creating a great peg board display, especially when teamed with the coordinating DSP.

CTC 120 - Nailed It Peg Board by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Tools, Male Card

And perhaps one more card, just because I can! Lol

CTC 120 - Nailed It Peg Board by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Tools, Male Card

Told you the paper makes this suite super easy to create with!

Now, as I’m the one with the tool kit in my house, I feel I need to make myself one in more ‘feminine’ colours!

Don’t forget to play along with the challenge.  Simply create your project and upload to the relevant Facebook Album in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Page (it’s the album with the matching picture at the top of the post).  You can find the Group HERE.

Now it’s time to hop over to the amazing Simone Bartrum to see what she has created this week!

Happy Stamping!

There is just under 2 weeks left to enjoy all the Saleabration Freebies!  Make sure you don’t miss out!

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Storage ideas for your bling!

Hi everyone!

The other day, on our team page, a member shared how she was getting frustrated with storing our enamel embellishments as she kept losing them 🙁

Another team member helped her out by sharing how she uses our Standard Stamp Cases to store all her bling.  What an awesome idea I thought!  Why didn’t I think of that! All of my bling in one spot, that would be easy to find and store on my shelves rather than taking up loads of drawer space, getting lost and me ordering more packets because you thought you had none left!

I decided to take mine one step further – and created custom labelled inserts!

Stampin Up custom DVD case cover by My Paper Oasis

Custom storage! And… I have even put the item number on the spine to make it super easy to reorder them!

Here’s the pic of how to trim down your A4 copy paper to ensure it fits snuggly into your case!

Stampin Up custom DVD case cover by My Paper Oasis

How cool is that!

You can even get different size Cases to suit your storage needs!

Please note the files below are designed for the clear mount Stamp Cases.

Download the file to create your very own here —>

Pearl cover

Watercolour Pencils

Rhinestones cover

Metallics cover

Now…what else can I box up! Lol

Happy crafting everyone!

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JOIN THE FUN!

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CTC 119 – Designer Tee

Welcome everyone.  I hope you are enjoying your long weekend in Victoria!

It’s time again for another CASEing the Catty Challenge!  This week we are CASEing anything in the saleabration catalogue from pages 16 – 19!  Remember when we CASE we don’t need the exact sets as displayed – you can take inspiration from the colours, layouts, stamps or images 🙂

You may have come from Elizabeth’s blog or be starting right here! Once you have popped around the all the blog posts, don’t forget to play along and upload your creation to our Facebook Page – no blog post necessary!

I’m taking my inspiration today from the image on page 18 of the catalogue – The pink card on the right hand side –

I love the sentiments in the designer tee stamp set and the little t-shirt framelits!

I had to change the colours up a bit as I have just received my FREE Glimmer Paper Assortment Packs (no, I couldn’t just have ONE!) and I wanted to use some of that glimmer! It is SUPER sparkly!

 CTC119 using Designer Tee by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Custom Tee, Watwrcolouring, Mel PaganoYou all know I love a bit of watercoloring and I gave my t-shirt a bit of extra love to make it smooth and shiny, by pressing it into my versamark ink pad and then sprinkle with clear embossing powder.  Do it a couple of times for a smooth, glossy finish!

CTC119 using Designer Tee by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Custom Tee, Mel pagano

I used the same method to create these gorgeous dangles for my Product Play Day at the release of the Occasions Catalogue in January – only for these ones I heat embossed a back and front and adhered them together to make it super strong! Mine hangs on my scissors 🙂

CTC119 using Designer Tee by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Custom Tee, scissor charm

If you love Designer Tee, you had better be quick! You can choose it for FREE with any $90 order but there’s only 19 days of Salebration left to get yours!  Don’t delay – supplies are only whilst they last!

I hope you enjoyed my projects – now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Rachel to see what she has created this week!

Don’t forget to play along and add you pic to the album on our Facebook Page!

Happy Crafting!

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