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Colour INKspiration 29

Good evening everyone!  Welcome to Colour INKspiration 29.

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month the Colour INKspiration Crew get together and create a hop using a selected colour palette to create with.  You can join in the fun by creating a project with the colours and popping a picture of it on our Facebook Page HERE by the Monday night before the next challenge.

This weeks colour palette is a beautiful selection chosen by Bronwyn with colours Crumb Cake; Chocolate Chip; Blushing Bride; Garden Green and Very Vanilla.  I initially went to go straight to florals for this colour palette as it’s so suited, but I had another project that needed to be done for a customer order, so I decided to combine the two tasks.

My task was to create a card for a 21st for someone who loves baking.  I was inspired by how Jackie Aitken created a brilliant BBQ Card a few weeks ago, so I thought I could adapt a basic Card in the Box design to create an oven and get it baking!

Oven Card in a Box by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I must say, once I worked out how to cut it to achieve the look I wanted, this was quite fun to make!  I did use a few different bits and bobs to make this card.  The cupcakes were from Lift Me Up Stamps and coordinating dies and utensils and glove from the Apron of Love Bundle.  The Basket Weave Embossing Folder made for a great background to represent tiles – I am so glad this Saleabration item will be continuing in the new Annual Catalogue – I Just love it!

And the best bit – it folds flat for posting!

Colour INKspiration 29 Oven Card in a Box by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Don’t forget – there is only 2 more weeks of Saleabration left to grab your freebies!

Keep hopping around – the crew has some beautiful projects on display this week. Up next is Narelle:

Happy Crafting Everyone!



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CTC 168 – Petal Passion with Charming Cafe

Hello again!

It’s Sunday night so that means it’s time for another CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop.

This week the crew will CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from the Petal Passion suite in the Occasions Catalogue on pages 22 – 27.

If you follow my Facebook Page then you would see I have been playing A  LOT with the Petal Palette Suite.  I absolutely love it! But tonight I thought I would pop a few more pages in and focus on the Charming Cafe Bundle on Page 25.

I know I say it a lot, but this bundle really caught my eye and I had been waiting (not so) patiently to purchase it for my ‘collection’.  I am a bit of a sucker for a fancy framelit and these were no exception.  What really grabbed my attention was how easily the framelits work together to make a multi layered or dimensional card.

Charming Cafe

I began by creating a bit of a quirky card CASEing the image above.  However, I wanted my Chairs and tables behind the cafe window, so I added an acetate layer to my card.  I need the stamp-a-majig to line it up properly in my window – which ended up being quite fiddly as the acetate kept moving when I tried to move the stamp-a-majig.  Not for the feint of heart I tell you!

I didn’t mind the overall affect, but I was very impatient with my acetate as I used Momento Ink on it hoping to colour the brickwork, but it took far too long to dry and as you can see – it smudged and didn’t dry at all – so if you wanted to do this you could use the archival ink and colour from the back of the image.

CTC 168 Petal Passion using Charming Cafe by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis


CTC 168 Petal Passion using Charming Cafe by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Never mind…you live and learn and at least I had my colour choices right now, so on to my next project…the one I really wanted to create.  A diorama card.  I have made a few of these over the years and we all know I love a 3D card, but this set really just lent itself to creating one of these so very easily!  The framelit that cuts out the seats and table whilst leaving the base intact does all the work for you for this card!  I even pinched a couple of birdies from the Flying Home Stamp set! Shhhh. And colouring is sooooo simple with the Stampin Blends to really make your project pop!

Charming Cafe Diorama Card

CTC 168 - Petal Passion using Charming Cafe Diorama Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Now I LOVE how this one turned out! I guess you could say I ended up CASEing myself! Lol!

 What do you think?

Unfortunately I cannot find the You Tube video I used a few years ago to create a Diorama card, but I am giving away the tutorial with any order placed with me during March.  And don’t forget – March is the LAST month to get any of the FREE Saleabration items with a $90 or $180 purchase!  Don’t miss out!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Monique and see what she has created for you all xx

Happy Crafting

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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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Ready for Christmas Four Fold Card

Hi everyone!

I do hope you have all been able to squeeze in some crafty time during the madness that is December!  Life gets so hectic at this time of the year! It’s also so hard to believe we have reached the end of another year!  Is it just that they go faster as you get older?

I wanted to pop past today to share with you all a project that we created at my recent Our Inky Oasis Team Christmas Breakup!  They are always a bit of fun for everyone and we always complete a project.

This year we created a Four Fold Panel Card.  The original idea I saw was by Lyssa Zwalonek and you can see her post HERE.

I turned mine into a Christmas theme by using the At Home with You Bundle and the Ready for Christmas Bundle which will be retiring at the end of the current Holiday Catalogue. Bundles are always a bonus as you get a 10% discount when purchasing them!  Who doesn’t love that!

Here is the card we created… my Ready for Christmas Four Panel Fold Card.

Ready for Christmas Four Panel Fold Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

This is the very front of the card using the At Home with you Bundle.  The rest of the card is created using the Ready for Christmas Bundle.

Ready for Christmas Four Fold Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Here is the card fully opened with all it’s panels!  Here is a couple of close ups pics for you too 🙂

Ready for Christmas Four Fold Panel Card by Mel pagano at My Paper Oasis

Ready for Christmas Four Panel Fold Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

It’s not a card for the faint hearted, but it is so very effective!  I love how it turned out! It’s like being in someone’s house Ready for Christmas!

I altered my card inserts slightly as I wanted all the bases to line up nicely and as a Merry Christmas Gift to you all, I am including the tutorial for this project right here for you to download, so you can create your own special Christmas Scene. Just click on the link below 🙂

Ready For Christmas 4 Panel Card

Don’t forget –  the Ready for Christmas Bundle is retiring at the end of the month and is included in the current Year End Sales Event!

Take a look by clicking the image below:

I hope you enjoy the tutorial! Feel free to share away!

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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New Catalogue Sneak Peak Magical Day

A big hello to you all my crafty friends!

I don’t know about you, but I am pretty excited about the new upcoming Occasions Catalogue and all the wonderful new products!

Did you know that a perk of being a demonstrator means we get to see all the new goodies first! and if you attend the Demonstrator Only On Stage event – you even get to play with some and take some home! WINNING!

Well I thought today that I would share just a little sneak peak of one of my absolutely new favourites that will be available at the beginning of January – The Magical Day Stamp Set.

I don’t normally share too much too early and ruin the excitement for you all … you know – it can be a bit of a wait and there are still so many lovely goodies in the Holiday catalogue to play with!  But I couldn’t resist sharing this one!

I used one of Bronwyn Eastley’s tutorials to create this card – The Lots of Labels Bridge Fold Box Card. You can purchase any of Bronwyn’s Tutorials at her ADDinktive Design Shop right HERE. She has LOADS to choose from!

Sneak Peak Magical Day Bridge Fold Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Sneak Peak Magical Day Bridge Fold Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

The Magical characters in this set are so much fun! I can’t wait to get my hands on the entire suite!

I used Bronwyn’s tutorial as a basis for the card and then added a draw bridge and used the ‘grass’ to create the ‘bridge piece’ for my card.  I simply trimmed away the grass lengths under where the draw bridge sits.

It’s so easy to create brilliant looking characters too with our new Stampin Blends.  I love that we can highlight and shade when colouring. I think it brings much more depth to the stamped images.  And – our Fine Tip Glue Pen can still be used to ‘colour’ over the images.  You can’t see it on the photos, but the Dragon’s belly, wing and fire are coloured with the Fine Tip Glue as is the shield and sword of the Knight to add a lovely glossy finish to the images.

I also embossed a piece of Smokey Slate Cardstock with our Brick Wall Embossing Folder, trimmed away portions to adhere to the card, and sponged them with some Smokey Slate Ink.

The card can even still be folded flat by lifting up the drawbridge and the folding as per instructions!

  I love creating something just a little bit different and I was super happy with how this card turned out. I hope you like it to!

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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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 – My 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 🙂

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


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.


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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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 🙂

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

Happy Crafting!

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CTC 132 – Birthdays

A big hello to you all and welcome to CASEing the Catty Challenge #132, where this week we get to CASE the birthday section of the catalogue!

Everyone has birthdays (whether they want to or not! Lol), so this is a great way to hop around and see everyone’s projects so creating your own birthday cards is a breeze!

I had to create a special 50th birthday card this week for a friend.  Not only is she a friend, but she is also my downline and loves card making too (Yes Lynda – this one is for you!).  I don’t know about you, but I find they are always the trickiest people to create cards for! And a 50th has to be a pretty special card.

I was struggling with just what to create, when I picked up my catalogue and started flicking through the birthday section.  On page 80 I came across this image …

Now I know it’s not exactly a birthday card, but I love 3D cards for those ‘special’ birthdays – so this got me thinking and playing around with ideas, when my mind was drawn back to a gorgeous creation I had seen by none other than one of our very own crew members – Bronwyn Eastley!  She had made a stunning foldable card using the (now retired) Botanical Blooms and the Window Box Dies.

You can see her original post HERE with the link to see how the card is made.

As much as I love those Botanical Blooms, I wanted to use one of my most favourite floral current products – Tranquil Tulips (yes…again…)!

CTC 132 - Birthdays by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis using Hostess Set Tranquil Tulips by Stampin' Up!

If there is one downfall with this set – its that there is no matching framelits 🙁 So let me tell you ….there was a LOT of fussy cutting!  It’s just as well that I actually like to fussy cut (just ask my class ladies! Some are not so fond of it as me! Lol). You will definitely need a good pair of scissors for this one!

There was even more fussy cutting than you would expect, because I made the tulips appear more 3D by cutting and adhering the top layer of the stamp on the front of each image.

CTC 132 - Birthdays by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis using hostess set Tranquil Tulips by Stampin' Up!

It looked sooooo pretty in real life! I was really happy with how it turned out! And – it folds flat for popping in an envelope and posting!

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! have an extra special opportunity to get this Hostess set this month?  Host a qualifying workshop, party or place and order of $450 and you get an EXTRA $45 in rewards! That’s at total of at least $90 to spend on anything you like!!! Contact your local demonstrator to find out more!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Kelly Kent and see what beautiful project she has to share with you all!

Happy Crafting!!!!


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CTC118 – Cool Treats Poppin Box!

Welcome back to another CASEing the Catty for hop for this week!  Have you been creating away? Have you been using the catalogue for inspiration?  If you are stuck for a layout or colour scheme or ideas for using a set, then CASEing images in the Catty may be just what you need to kick start your creative spark!

You may have come from the amazing Kelly Kent this week or be starting right here! So hop around and see what inspiration the crew has for you this week!

This week for our challenge we are creating from the Cool Treats Section in the catalogue – so ANYTHING from pages 32 – 45!

I myself have recently been playing LOADS with the Cool Treats suite! Yes, the entire suite!  Well it’s so …… Cool! Lol.  The stamps, the framelits, the designer paper, the sprinkles!!!! Have you tried it yet? I took inspiration from it all!

I have created a few cards with this suite, but this week I wanted to share with you a fantastic Poppin’ Card Box that I found by a demonstrator called Gemma Clarke.  They are quite popular right now and with good reason too!  The box POPS right out of its case when you pull it open! It’s such an interactive card.

Here’s the one I created…

CTC 118 Popping Card Box using Cool Treats with link to tutorial, My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Cool Treats, Poppin Box Card, 3D Card, ice cream card, popping box, frozen treats

and here is the other side of the box….

CTC 118 Popping Card Box using Cool Treats with link to tutorial, My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Cool Treats, Poppin Box Card, 3D Card, ice cream card, popping box, frozen treats

You can even stamp a message inside the box base or use this area to write your message on! They are fantastic for vouchers too.   They are the perfect size for movie tickets!

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

Don’t forget to play along by creating your project, snapping a pic and posting on out Facebook Page right HERE!

If you would like to have a go at creating your very own Poppin Box Card then take the link to Gemma’s Youtube video HERE.

 Happy Crafting!

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