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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 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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Colour INKspiration 15

Hi Everyone.  Welcome to our next Colour INKspiration Challenge Рnumber 15 to be exact!

How does Colour INKspiration work? ¬†I’m glad you asked!

We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand who, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, create projects using inspired colour Combinations from pinterest. ¬†It’s loads of fun and we LOVE you to play along. ¬†So take the hop, be inspired, create your own work of art and then play along over in our Facebook Page!

This week’s colour challenge image is below:

Our palette this week is Elegant Eggplant; Bermuda Bay; Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party.

I was just a bit excited by this challenge as I don’t use Elegant Eggplant very much, and as much as I LOVE our new Lemon Lime Twist Colour – I REALLY struggle to use it in colour combinations. ¬†So this challenge was a fun way to give me a stretch! ¬†And just because I don’t use those colours very much – I really wanted them to be the feature of my card!

Colour INKspiration 15 featuring Lovely Inside and Out by Stampin Up with the new Lemon Lime Twist!

¬†I started with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and splashed on some Lemon Lime Twist with my aqua painter, then followed that up with some touches of Elegant Eggplant wear the framelit would cut. Once that had dried, I cut out the framelit and trimmed the ‘friend’ out of the oval. ¬†I cut the framelit a further 3 times in whisper white, trimmed all the ‘friends’, then layered them together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, before covering the entire word with the fine tip glue for a glossy look.

The background was created by stamping the ‘raindrops’ in Pool Party on the backing piece of whisper white, tracing the outline of the framelit and then picking out a selection of Pool Party sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment pack and adhering them in place (a tip I saw on Jennifer McGuire’s video’s). ¬†I really liked the idea instead of a shaker card, so you can permanently see the sequins in the background. ¬†I popped a piece of window sheet behind the framelit cut out and adhered an Elegant Eggplant sentiment piece that I had cut with the Layering Oval Framelits to give me an outline.

Some more watercoloring on Shimmery White with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay before cutting with little flowers from the Blooming Heart Thinlets, helped finish off the overall look – with a good smothering of Wink of Stellar of course! Lol.

Colour INKspiration 15 featuring Lovely Inside and Out by Stampin Up from Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

We can’t wait to see what you create with this combination!

Now it’s time to hop on over to see what Jackie has created

Happy Creating everyone!

 

 

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Magical Mermaid Shaker Card

Hi Everyone.

 

I couldn’t resist popping back so quickly to share another of my Magical Mermaid cards. I told you I LOVED this set! This time I decided to create a shaker card in purple and pink hues.

Magical Mermaid Shaker Card

The base of this card was created during my Sunday Night Live Video on Facebook, where I demonstrated how to create the same background on my mermaid card in the recent CASEing the Catty blog hop.  You can see that one HERE.

I told everyone that I would finish off the card in these ‘New’ colours and show you all.

Well, here it is!

Magical Mermaid Shaker Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, Watercolour backgrounds with video link

This one has so many of our gorgeous new products. The colours are 3 of our new In Colour Range – Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig. And our New Iridescent Sequin Assortment suited this shaker card perfectly.

The Mermaid’s beautiful glossy tail is again achieved by first watercoloring the image and gradually building and blending layers, before coating the whole thing with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. ¬†It gives of such a glossy smooth finish – and no sticky feel AT ALL! Definitely one to add to your tool kit!

For some added bling I popped on a couple of our New Glitter Enamel Dots!

Take a look at my Video HERE to see just how easy these beautiful watercolour backgrounds are to create!

 

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Happy Crafting

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CTC 133 – Love and Sympathy with Magical Mermaid

It’s time for another CASEing the Catty!

This week we are CASEing the Love and Sympathy Section of the New Catalogue on pages 86 – 101.

If we are CASEing the Love and Sympathy section how can you be using Magical Mermaid I hear you ask! ¬†Well remember that CASEing the Catty means to Copy And Share Everything (or Copy And Selectively Edit). ¬†That means we can take inspiration for ANYTHING in those catalogue pages – stamps, layouts, colours, backgrounds, boxes…..anything!

And that means you can too!!!  So take the hop, be inspired, create your own and hop on over to our Facebook page to upload your design straight to the wall Рno blog necessary!

I took lots of inspiration this week from the multiple backgrounds that you can find on lots of the cards in this section this week.

Take a look – the backgrounds to lots of the cards are either stamped, sponged, embossed or watercoloured – just like this one ….

So I decided to make a background worthy of setting off a gorgeous mermaid! ¬†My daughter is all about flamingos…before that, it was unicorns, but¬†¬†I LOOOVVEEEEE Mermaids – they’re kind of my thing.

CTC 133 - Love and Sympathy using Magical Mermaid by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis, watercolored backgrounds, stampin up, embossing paste

I began by watercoloring on a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock using Pool Party, Pacific Point and Emerald envy reinkers. ¬†I then used the ‘waves’ die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlets to cut a mask so I could use a sponge dauber, versamark and clear embossing powder to mimic the movement of the ocean in the water coloured background. You have to do this a few times! Over that I stamped the seaweed image in versamark and heat set with white embossing powder. I then went back and dropped small blobs (technical term) water over the image, let it sit for a minute before patting off with paper towel

One of the most fun parts though was colouring the embossing paste with a crumb cake reinker and smearing it along the base of the card. Once it had dried I stamped right over the top of it with the Soft Suede ink … did you know you could do that? ¬†It does have to be reasonably smooth to get a good image.

My mermaids tail is also watercoloured using just the Emerald Envy and Pacific Point reinkers.  Even though it was stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock, I still felt it could do with more shimmer. So I hit it with the clear Wink of Stellar Pen before covering it with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and letting it dry!  The result is amazing!!!

CTC 133 Love and Sympathy using Magical Mermaid by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, watercoloring, embossing paste

Not even this picture can do it justice! ¬†I need to play with more colours – so I’m sure you will see more of this lovely new stamp from me!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Julia Quinn to see what she has created for you all!

 

Happy Crafting ūüôā

 

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