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Colour INKspiration 41

Welcome to Colour INKspiration 41.

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month the Colour INKspiration crew create projects with a given colour palette.  You can join in the fun too, by creating your own work of art and uploading the image to our Facebook Page HERE.

This week we are using our Regals Collection to inspire you all.

Choose any three colours from this collection plus any basics for your project.

My project for this week was based on Bronwyn Eastley’s Share What you Love Pocket Card Tutorial but I used the Wonderful Moments Stamp Set.

Colour INKspiration 41 Wonderful Moments Pocket Card by Mel at My Paper Oasis

This card is a great fold and simple to make. Its a bit hard to see but I have used the Tufted Embossing Folder to create a pretty embossed background behind the bride.

I used Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Smokey Slate for my cardstock, and a touch of Crushed Curry from the special release Watercolour Pencils available last month for the brides hair.

I love how this turned out. So much so, we made this very card at class this week!

I hope you liked my project.  If you would like to learn how to create this card fold then pop on over to Bronwyn’s Tutorial store HERE.

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

Happy Crafting

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Healing Hugs Pocket Card

Hi all,

I thought I would pop by today to share with all you this brilliant Pocket Card design by Bronwyn Eastley.

I have used our beautiful Healing Hugs stamp set to create the centre piece of my pocket car, but you can easily change up the design to add whatever suits the occasion!

Healing Hugs Pocket Card

Healing Hugs Pocket Card by Mel at My Paper Oasis

These clever cards are designed so that you pull out the card from the pocket to add your message.

Despite the look they are actually really simple to make.

I have used Stamps from the Timeless textures stamp set in the background, and its a bit hard to see, but i created a very soft background layer on the white cardstock using Sahara Sand and the Sheet Music stamp.  These two stamp sets are great for creating interesting textured backgrounds and adding depth to your cards.

Do you want to know how to create your own Pocket Card?  Pop on over to Bronwyn’s tutorial shop HERE and see all her amazing designs!

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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CTC 192 – Tranquil Textures

Welcome to another week of CASEing the Catty!

CTC 192 – Tranquil Textures

This week we are CASEing the Tranquil Textures section of the Annual Catalogue between pages 154 – 163.

We would love you to play along with the challenge to. So take the hop, create your own project using inspiration from the catalogue images from the given section and then pop a picture of it on our Facebook Page HERE.

This is a gorgeous section of the catty to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit or Copy and Share Everything).  But i couldn’t go past the card on the bottom left below, found on page 157…

I thought it was a great colour combination and not one I would naturally think to use myself, so I had to have a play!

Now I didn’t mess with the design too much at all for this card because I LOVED the texture and layers that the Timeless Textures stamp set created on this card.  Not to mention the gorgeous green!  So my card ended up VERY similar to the original.

Healing Hugs Card

CTC 192 - Tranquil Textures using Healing Hugs by Mel at My Paper Oasis , Stampin Up

I used Granny Apple Green for my card base which is then stamped with one of the textured stamps from Timeless Textures. I also chose to use the rose from Healing Hugs for my card and Crushed Curry, because if you have been following me on Facebook you will know I have been featuring this stamp set heaps lately!!!

I think the overall effect of this card is quite lovely. I hope you do too!

Now its time to hop on over to Judy’s blog and see what she has created this week.

Happy Crafting

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CTC 190 – Artistic Impressions

Welcome to another week of Caseing The Catty!

 CTC 190 – Artistic Impressions Pages 127 – 141

Every week the design team get together to showcase a section of one of our catalogues to show you just how easy it is to create a project based on a design in the catalogue. You can join in the challenges each week.  Just CASE a project from the selected section and upload a picture of your design by 7pm next Sunday!  Here’s the link to play along:

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This is a gorgeous section of the Annual Catalogue.  There’s lots of products I want to get my hands on in here!

Today I decided to CASE the image on page 135 – and from the looks of the teams projects this design has been quite popular!

I changed the orientation of my card, and because I wanted a colour card base, I stamped my images onto Whisper White before fussy cutting them and adhering them to the card.  I then cut around the outline of the images again for the card front.

CTC 190 - Healing Hugs Stamped Card by Mel at My Paper Oasis

I love playing with Healing Hugs, so I knew that the flower was what I wanted to use to create this card. I also combined it with the Stitched Labels Framelits – You NEED those framelits in your crafting stash!  They are amazing!  I stamped two of the flowers in Calypso Coral and the other flower was created by inking up in Daffodil Delight, then sponging the edges with Calypso Coral using an ink dauber.  Its a gorgeous effect that you can use on any flower image.

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Now it’s time to hop on over to Kathryn’s blog and see what she has created this week!

Happy Crafting!

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Colour INKspiration 38

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Colour INKspiration Challenge #38!

What is a Colour INKspiration Challenge I hear you say….well it’s where the design team take a specific colour palette every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, and create a project using those colours.  You can play along too over at our Facebook Group by creating your own project and uploading an image for us all to be inspired by!

Not a member of the group? No Problem…just click HERE and request to join, but make sure you answer those questions first!

For this challenge we are creating with a very pretty colour Palette of Powder Pink; Gray Granite; Berry Burst; Whisper White and Basic Black as inspired by the image below.

I have an upcoming Follow Your Dreams Class, so I decided that was the set I needed to pull out and get playing with for this challenge.  Are you loving all the new catalogue items? Have you found your favourites so far?

Follow Your Dreams

Here is my project for Colour INKspiration 38.

I started by stamping the large dream catcher with versamark and heat embossing with Gold embossing powder.  I then cut out three smaller dream catchers in Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Gray Granite and used the long feathers for my Gold dreamcatcher.  I even added some Tranquil Textures Sprinkles tied on to metallic thread to give my dreamcatcher a 3D feel.  I softly sponged the background using one of the smaller dreamcatcher circles as a mask.

It is a bit of a fiddly card to make, I love how it turned out with all the layers!

Here’s a bit of a closer look for you.

I hope you enjoyed my project.  Now it’s time to hop on over to Kathryn’s blog and see what she has created for you all.

Happy Crafting everyone!

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CTC 182 – Tea Room meets Painted Glass

Hello and welcome to CTC 182.  This week we are CASEing the Tea Room section on pages 13 – 25 of the Annual Catalogue.

How exciting that we now get to play with HEAPS of new goodies from the BRAND NEW CATTY!

Are you absolutely loving it?

Tonight I’m excited to be playing along. I barely seemed to have time to create lately, so it was good to get crafting for tonights hop.

There was plenty to choose from in the Tea Room section of the catalogue, but this image in particular grabbed my attention…

This card features the gorgeous Stitched all Around Bundle.  I haven’t got mine yet, but I thought it would be perfect to substitute the design using the Painted Glass Bundle.  So here are my

CTC 182 Tea Room Meets Painted Glass Cards:

My first card uses one of my all time favourite returning colours – Mint Macaron.  The rest of the colours I based on the Designer Series Paper Colours from the Natures Poem DSP including one of our new colours – Petal Pink.

My Paper Oasis - CTC 182 Tea Room meets Painted Glass from Stampin Up

I used the Big Shot Embossing Mats to create the embossed shape on the card base.  These mats are brilliant! You will be able to emboss any of your framelit shapes using these mats to create interesting backgrounds to suit any needs.  The rose from the Painted Glass set is one of my favourite flowers.  For this card I fussy cut the roses as I didn’t have any new Stampin Blends to match my colours for the leaves (They’re on my wish list too!)

My second card I made, as i was truly dying to make a card using the new Soft Sea Foam colour.  Maybe it reminds me a bit of our old Pistachio Pudding – but I love it.  I was a bit stumped at first as to what DSP to use as I don’t have much of that yet either, then I remembered our Wood Textures DSP is carrying over and would really help me achieve the subtle look I was after.

My Paper Oasis - CTC 182 Tea Room meets Painted Glass; Stampin Up

I have to say – I really love how this one turned out! I hope you do to. This bundle has so many possibilities – not just for stained glass looks!

Now its time to hop on over to Elizabeth’s blog and see what she has created.  Don’t forget to hop all the way around and get some new catalogue inspiration!

Don’t forget to play along with the CASEing the Catty Challenge.  Just choose a pic, create your own version and upload it to our Facebook page!

Happy Crafting everyone!

 

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CTC 176 – Favourite Occasions Project Apron of Love

Welcome to CASEing the Catty 176 where each Sunday members of the design team create projects from a given section of the current catalogues to help inspire you to create!

This week we get to create our favourite project from the Occasions Catalogue.

That was a bit of a tricky decision as far as I’m concerned.  There are so many projects to love in the Occasions Catalogue – Myths and Magic, Charming Cafe and Sunshine and Rainbows are just a few of my favourites – and they are all retiring 🙁 So if you love them as much as I do, you will want to get them fast – before they are gone forever!

This week however, I chose to show you just how versatile another one of my favourites is (I told you I had a few! Lol).

Apron of Love for Favourite Occasions

I think this bundle is one of the best bundles ever and is sooooo versatile for so many projects!  I decided to CASE all the images above this week!

My Paper Oasis CTC 176 Apron of Love for Favourite Occasions

With MOther’s Day fast approaching, I started with a more feminine card, but created my own embossed look background Like the ‘dad’ card above.  It is actually so very easy to do as the framelit cuts the 4 utensils all at once, and if you use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on your cardstock, you simply peel the backing off once they are cut and adhere them to your cardstock! Simple, quick and effective! My favourite!

My Paper Oasis CTC 176 Apron of Love for Favourite Occasions

For my second project, I decided to make a more masculine card.  This one was super quick to make using mostly our Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  I am so very glad this will carry over to the next catalogue!  My dad loves to BBQ – so this will head off to him on his birthday later this year!

My Paper Oasis CTC 176 Apron of Love for Favourite Occasions

For my final project I decided to recreate the little 3D apron on the page for my class attendees this week.  I followed this simple tutorial on Youtube by World of JenCraft – HERE.  They turned out super cute I think!

The Apron of Love Bundle will carry into our new catalogue – but not with the 10% bundle discount! All ‘discounted bundles’ retire at the end of every catalogue, even if the individual products carry over.  So better be quick and grab that discounted bundle – you’re going to LOVE this set as much as me!

I hope you enjoyed all of tonights projects.  Now it’s time to hop on over to Angela’s blog to see her gorgeous project using one of my other favourites!

Don’t forget to join in the challenge too by creating your own favourite and uploading a picture over on our Facebook Page before next week challenge!

Happy crafting everyone!

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Beautiful Bouquet Shaker Shadow Box Card

Hi everyone!

April has been SUPER busy, so you may have noticed I took a bit of a break from blogging!

We had Easter, school holidays, a daughter who was in the Grease Arena Spectacular with rehearsals every day, not to mention trying to organise a house to get ready to sell and work!  Ughhhhh …..

So I am slowly working my way back into routine …slowly! Lol.

Today I wanted to share with you another one of my creations using Bronwyn Eastley’s fabulous Mermaid Shaker Shadow Box Card Tutorials.  I think its fair to say that I really enjoy creating with this design.  It makes a great card, with that extra wow, and surprisingly simple to make.

Beautiful Bouquet Shaker Shadow Box CardMy Paper Oasis - Shaker Shadow Box Card using Beautiful Bouquet from Stampin' Up!

This time I used a simple Whisper White Base, and even though you can’t see it in the picture, the front is embossed with our Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  The background for this card is from the Painted with Love Designer Series Paper (DSP), which is thicker than our regular DSP making it perfect for a box style project.

Fill your centre with some Gold Glitter Flakes for some extra pizazz, but just a warning – the static with these things is amazing – so you need to position your acetate quickly! Lol.

Beautiful Bouquet was used to create the pretty bunch of flowers for this card.

You may be wondering where you write your message on this kind of card – simply cut a piece to size for the back panel and write away!

If you would like to create your very own Shadow Shaker Box, pop on over to the Addinktive Designs Tutorial Shop HERE.  Below are a couple of other creations using the same tutorial, so you can see just how versatile they are!  You can swap almost all of the elements for what you have in your own collection.

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

 

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

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Happy Crafting everyone!

 

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Colourful Seasons Bike Ride Shadow Box

A big Hello to you all!

I wanted to share with you today a bit of a fun project using Bronwyn Eastley’s Bike Ride Shadow Box Tutorial.

I made this one for an order for a friend who needed a fiftieth birthday card for her brother in law.  The brief was –  he enjoys bike riding.

Isn’t is lucky that we have the Build a Bike set to make this even easier.  My design is based pretty close to Bronwyn’s, but I needed to make it more masculine!

Colourful Seasons Bike Ride Shadow Box by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I used some embossing paste directly over the cloud dies on the background and gave the card an Autumn feel using Colourful Seasons Bundle and attaching the leaves to the branch.

I did have to use the retired Little Numbers Dies to make sure a 50 could fit nicely onto the card! And I think this is the first time EVER I have used Always Artichoke! Lol. But it needed just a little green to lift the overall look!

Colourful Seasons Bike Ride Shadow Box by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

You get a bit more of an idea of the depth with this picture.

Bronwyn’s tutorials are super fun for creating a ‘special’ card.  Why not pop over to her tutorial shop HERE to see what you can start creating! They really are versatile!

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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

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

Happy Crafting Everyone!

 

 

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